Ways to obtain Turkish citizenship for Syrians 2024
How can the Syrians obtain Turkish citizenship, and what are the citizenship stages for the Syrians in Turkey? Updated information for 2024 from Imtilak Real Estate.
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The issue of Turkish citizenship for Syrians and how to obtain it occupies a large part of the interest of Syrian citizens who reside in Turkey or abroad as well, and often the Syrians exchange many correct, false, or even old information between them about the citizenship decisions and the related info.
In order to provide adequate answers to all the questions regarding this topic, we in Imtilak Real Estate will talk in our article about the latest information about citizenship in Turkey for Syrians until 2024.
The decision of granting citizenship to Syrians in Turkey
The decision of the exceptional Turkish citizenship granted to the Syrians was not one of the Turkish laws before the outbreak of the Syrian crisis and the arrival of Syrians to Turkey, where the laws back then were limited to granting citizenship to a number of specific cases, the most important of which are:
- A foreigner who has a work residence permit and has been residing in Turkey for a period of five years.
- Investing in Turkey under specific conditions.
- Buying a real estate in Turkey with a certain value.
- Marrying a Turkish national person.
- Proving Turkish or Ottoman origins.
As the number of Syrian citizens present in Turkey exceeded three and a half million Syrian citizens, most of whom are refugees who have been covered by the Protection Law, a clear intention has emerged to grant citizenship for numbers of Syrians who are on the Turkish soil to resettle them in Turkey, and at this stage, the Turkish government initially focused on granting citizenship for university graduates and those who have high degrees, in addition to the businessmen who contribute positively to the Turkish economy.
This decision was a lifeline for many Syrians aspiring to gain more freedom in their movements and investments, which prompted many of them to apply for Turkish citizenship, and many waited for a message to arrive asking them to apply for Turkish citizenship with great interest, with the aim of enjoying its many advantages.
Ways of obtaining Turkish citizenship for the Syrians
Due to old decisions and agreements, the doors have been closed in front of the Syrians' ownership in Turkey in a personal way, and until now, the work in these decisions is still underway, but they were allowed to own property by registering the purchased property in the name of a company they own, and by doing so, they will not be covered by this decision of obtaining Turkish citizenship through real estate ownership.
The law allowed Syrians to take advantage of other laws that give them the right to apply for and obtain Turkish citizenship, such as by investing by depositing an amount of $500,000 in a Turkish bank for three years, marrying a Turkish national, proofing a Turkish origin, or by obtaining a work residence for a period of five years.
But the most important way for Syrians to obtain Turkish citizenship, on which the Syrians put their hopes for obtaining citizenship, is the exceptional citizenship law.
In one of his speeches in 2016, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan welcomed the Syrian guests to his country and expressed the idea of granting citizenship for groups of them, where he said: “If the need arises, we will grant Turkish citizenship to the Syrians. Our ministries are conducting the necessary research on this matter because among the Syrians there are lawyers, doctors, engineers, and nurses, so why don't we integrate these people into our society so that they can support themselves... ".
Many Syrians took the initiative to strengthen their candidacy files for citizenship by registering their data within the relevant departments, also, the Turkish authorities took the initiative and chose many files in a way that is difficult to predict sometimes.
Perhaps, one of the most important things that the Syrians have to do to strengthen their files to obtain Turkish citizenship is by registering their academic certificates, and to register these certificates is legally accredited ways, where the competent authorities take care of authenticating the certificates and the documents submitted to them and verifying them.
Citizenship stages for the Syrians in Turkey
The Syrians in Turkey go through the several stages of citizenship, the discussion, explanation, and information about these stages differ from one source to another, but there is no doubt that the security study to verify that the criminal record is clean, is considered one of the most important stages of granting Turkish citizenship for Syrians in general, and based on it, the decision of granting Turkish citizenship to the candidate is issued or not.
We list here the most important of these steps in general, which consists of seven stages:
- The first stage: Registration and approval of the application.
- The second stage: Sending the file to the competent General Directorate to study the file.
- The third stage: Preliminary audit of the file.
- The fourth stage: The extended auditingstage, archiving, and transferring the file to the competent authorities for evaluation. This is the most important stage in citizenship and it may take several months before moving to the fifth stage.
- Fifth stage: Entering the file within the list of citizenship to be approved by the Council of Ministers.
- The sixth stage: the stage of making a decision regarding the file.
- The seventh stage: Reporting the result through the authority through which the file has been applied.
Link of the website for granting citizenship to the Syrians in Turkey - explained in pictures
Candidates of all nationalities in addition to those whose files have been enlisted in the aforementioned stages of Turkish citizenship for Syrians can follow the developments of their files step by step through the site of citizenship for Syrians in Turkey. The link provided by the Turkish authorities is:
The fields shown in the attached picture are filled out as follows:
- Application number (Başvuru Numarası), which is a number given to the applicant after the first interview.
- Date of birth of the applicant (Doğum Tarihi).
- picture verification (Resim Doğrulama) by clicking on the box.
- Then pressing the query button (Sorgula).
Then the results appear showing the developments of the file and what stage it has reached.
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