The stages and duration of naturalization in Turkey (with pictures)

Find out about the stages of naturalization in Turkey in 2022, the duration of those stages, ways to know them, and their messages. A guide backed by pictures from Imtilak Real Estate company.

The stages and duration of naturalization in Turkey (with pictures)
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2022-02-09 Last update 2022-05-09

The stages and duration of naturalization in Turkey (with pictures)

There are many questions about the stages and steps of naturalization in Turkey, whether through various types of investment, marriage, Ottoman origins, exceptional citizenship, or other aspects. No matter how different the reasons for nominating your name for Turkish citizenship are, you must know that the stages of naturalization in Turkey are the same and do not differ from one person to another.

In this article, we clarify the matter for those interested in knowing the stages of naturalization in Turkey and the most important details related to this topic, in details.

The 7 stages of naturalization in Turkey in 2022

All naturalization files in Turkey are united with the seven stages they go through, from the moment of registration on the application until the file’s owner is notified that he has passed all stages, but the matter differs between investors of all kinds and other owners of Turkish citizenship files, whether exceptional or otherwise, in the speed of passing these stages.

1. First stage: the application is registered and approved

The stages of applying for Turkish citizenship start from the date of registration of the initial application and its approval by the Immigration Department, during the initial interview.

Some of the documents required for submission at that time differ according to the status of the applicant, while they agree on some basic documents. The documents are handed over to the Department of State Population and are subject to review and scrutiny before being sent to the Directorate of General Population in Ankara.

Stages of naturalization in Turkey

2. Second stage: sending the file to the competent directorate

The application file for Turkish citizenship is sent to the General Directorate of Population in Ankara for review and study before transferring the file to the third stage.

3. Third stage: the initial check of the file

This is the stage when the citizenship file reaches the General Directorate in Ankara and undergoes scrutiny and review of all documents, before sending it to the concerned authorities specialized in conducting an extensive search for the person.

4. Fourth stage: extended audit and archiving

It is the stage of examination, research, and audit, and it is considered the most sensitive stage among the seven stages of Turkish citizenship, and it is one of the critical stages for the owners of the files, where the extensive search is carried out for the owner of the candidate file and investigation is carried out in the directorates of security, foreign affairs, finance, and intelligence... and if any party objects to the owner of the file. In the event that any party objects to the person concerned or any violation appear against him, the application may be frozen and the file rejected.

5. Fifth stage: sending to the Council of Ministers for approval

If the examination of the files and the examination and search procedures is completed at the fourth stage of the application for Turkish citizenship from the relevant authorities, the candidate's name shall be included in the list to be submitted to the competent authority for signature.

6. Sixth stage: making the final decision on the matter

It is the penultimate stage, which means that the citizenship application has been received by the responsible authority and is awaiting signature to grant the file holder the status of citizenship.

7. Seventh stage: reporting the result through the entity through which the application was submitted

It is the final stage in which the concerned person is informed with a congratulatory message that the owner of the file has become a Turkish citizen, enjoys full citizenship rights, and must review the Population Department to receive the naturalization decision.

After receiving the naturalization decision, the Turkish identity is submitted to the Department of Population to which he belongs.

What is the duration of the stages of naturalization in Turkey in 2022?

The duration of the naturalization stages varies according to the case. In the cases of real estate ownership in Turkey that took place through Imtilak Real Estate company, the crossing of these stages was most rapid, as the waiting period until the complete stages ended did not exceed more than 90 days, and in other cases, it extended for more than just a little bit, from the date of submitting the citizenship documents until the date of obtaining them and receiving the ID card.

While in cases of exceptional nationality or nationality through marriage or work permits, it is likely that the seven stages extend to more than 9 months at a minimum, and in many other cases, it took nearly two years at their highest.

Does the duration of the naturalization stages differ depending on the nomination method?

We have already indicated that the time required for the candidate to cross the stages of citizenship varies greatly between investors and other cases, depending on the method of nomination, such as marriage, work permit, or nomination for exceptional citizenship.

Link to the stages of naturalization in Turkey

The Immigration Department has provided the owners of files applying for Turkish citizenship with a link through which they can view the updates of the citizenship file, by entering some of the required information, according to the following steps:

  1. Enter the application number or Başvuru Numarası: a number given to the applicant for citizenship after his first interview.
  2. The applicant's date of birth (Doğum Tarihi).
  3. Click on the check box (Resim Doğrulama).
  4. Then click on the Sorgula button.

link of stages of naturalization in Turkey

Then, the result of the file's development and the stage it has reached appears.

Messages of the stages of naturalization in Turkey

For those who are interested, we convey to them below the content of the naturalization messages in Turkey, with the translation of each message:

First message:

İstisnai Olarak Türk Vatandaşlığının Ka- zanılması başvurunuz başvuru makamınca e-Vatandaşlık Sistemine kaydedilmiş olup gerekli iş ve işlem- lere başlanacaktır.

Your application for Turkish citizenship has been registered by the relevant authorities, and the necessary examination and search procedures are carried out.

messages of stages of naturalization in Turkey

Second message:

İstisnai Olarak Türk Vatandaşlığının Ka- zanılması başvurunuza ait belgeler Genel Müdürlüğümüze gönderilmiş, ancak henüz Genel Müdürlüğümüze ulaşmamıştır.

The documents related to your application for exceptional Turkish citizenship have been sent to our General Directorate, but they have not yet reached the General Directorate.

messages of stages of naturalization in Turkey

Third message:

İstisnai Olarak Türk Vatandaşlığının Ka- zanılması başvurunuz Genel Müdürlüğümüze ulaşmış olup başvuru belgeleriniz incelenmektedir.

Your application for acquiring exceptional Turkish citizenship has reached the General Directorate and your application documents are examined.

messages of stages of naturalization in Turkey

Fourth message:

Istisnai Olarak Türk Vatandaşlığının Ka- zanilması başvurunuza ilişkin arşiv araştırması yapılmak üzere ilgili kurum (lar)a gönderilmiştir.

Your application for Turkish citizenship has been sent to the relevant institution(s) to conduct archival research.

messages of stages of naturalization in Turkey

Fifth message:

İstisnai Olarak Türk Vatandaşlığının Ka- zanılması başvurunuz Karar Makamına sunulacak olan listeye dahil edilecek- tir.

Your application to acquire exceptional Turkish citizenship will be included in the list that will be submitted to the decision body.

messages of stages of naturalization in Turkey

Sixth message:

İstisnai Olarak Türk Vatandaşlığının Ka- zanılması başvurunuz Karar Makamına sunulacak olan listeye dahil edilmiştir.

Your application to acquire exceptional Turkish citizenship is included in the list to be submitted to the decision body.

messages of stages of naturalization in Turkey

Seventh message:

Istisnai Olarak Türk Vatandaşlığının Ka- zanılması başvurunuz karar alınmak Üzere Karar Makamına gönderilmiştir.

Your application for acquiring exceptional Turkish citizenship has been sent to the relevant body for a decision.

messages of stages of naturalization in Turkey

Eighth message:

İstisnai Olarak Türk Vatandaşlığının Ka- zanılması başvuru sonucunuz nüfus kütüklerine tescil aşamasındadır.

Your application to acquire exceptional Turkish citizenship is at the stage of registration in the population registers.

messages of stages of naturalization in Turkey

Ninth message:

İstisnai Olarak Türk Vatandaşlığının Ka- zanılması başvuru sonucunun tarafını- za tebliğ edilebilmesi için başvuru makamına müracaat etmeniz gerekme- ktedir.

You must refer to the Population Department to notify you of the outcome of your application for exceptional Turkish citizenship.

messages of stages of naturalization in Turkey

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