In this article, we write about obtaining citizenship of Turkey through employing 50 people. You can also check other articles of us about ways of obtaining Turkish Citizenship[1].


There are multiple ways of obtaining citizenship of Turkey. You can buy a property worth more than 250.000 USD, establish a company and make an investment amount of 500.000 USD or equivalent foreign currency, employ 50 employees in your business in Turkey, deposit 500.000 USD or equivalent foreign currency in a bank operating in Turkey, buy government bonds worth of 500.000 USD or equivalent foreign currency or buy real estate investment fund share or venture capital investment worth at least USD 500.000 or equivalent foreign currency.


In order to obtain Turkish Citizenship by employing 50 people, you shall have a business established in Turkey. You can establish business in Turkey, in variety of forms. You can establish in corporate forms which are Joint Stock Company (JSC) or Limited Liability Company (LLC) or Non-corporate forms which are general partnership, limited partnership and partnership limited by shares. Although companies may be established according to these five different types, JSC and LLC are the most common types chosen both in the global economy and Turkey.


In case of establishing of a company in Turkey, Turkish Commercial Code and relevant rules and regulations must be followed. Stages of these process contains applying on MERSİS (online system for trade registry), executing and notarizing of company documents, obtaining potential tax number, depositing at least 25 percent of determined capital, applying to Trade Registry Directorate and other remaining basic documentary works.


Following the establishment of company, the company shall start to operate. Once it reaches to 50 employees, person should apply to Ministry of Labor and Social Security and have detection of creating 50 jobs. If eligible, Ministry will issue a certificate of eligibility. On the way to the citizenship, person should collect the required documents to have resident permit.


Then with required documents, person shall apply for a resident permit. Following obtainment of resident permit, the last stage is to apply to the Provincial Directorate of Census and Citizenship for citizenship with required documents.


After decision of ministry, foreign finally can have citizenship.


Procedures needed in this way of obtaining citizenship might be seem difficult but with help of experts in this field, you will not have to worry about situation and progress. We can advice and assist you in establishing company, creating jobs and do legal advise between you and your employees and protecting both of your rights, obtaining resident permit and finally acquiring Turkish Citizenship. Our law office takes place in Fatih province of Istanbul, where all these procedures are running. As experienced attorneys, we can run these procedures for you fully, professionally and fast since we are in the heart of all process.


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