Procedures and Principles Regarding the Exceptional Acquisition of Turkish Citizenship by Foreigners Who Create Employment of At least 50 Persons in their Owned or Partnered Workplaces in Turkey within the scope of Article 12 of the Law No. 5901
In the 12th article of the Turkish Citizenship Law No. 5901, titled “Exceptional circumstances in the acquisition of Turkish citizenship”; Foreigners who have a residence permit pursuant to subparagraph (j) of the first paragraph of Article 31 of the Law on Foreigners and International Protection No. 6458, and foreigners holding Turquoise Card and their foreign spouses do not constitute an obstacle in terms of national security and public order for themselves and their spouse’s minor or dependent foreign child. It is envisaged that he can acquire Turkish citizenship by the decision of the President, provided that he does not have a situation to do so.
In the 20th article of the Regulation on the Implementation of the Turkish Citizenship Law, which was prepared based on the 46th article of the Turkish Citizenship Law No. It is stated that foreigners determined by the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services to employ at least 50 people can acquire Turkish citizenship with the decision of the President within the scope of subparagraph (b) of the first paragraph of Article 12 of the Law No. 5901.
On the other hand, in subparagraph (j) of the first paragraph of Article 31 of the Law on Foreigners and International Protection No. 6458; Those who do not work in Turkey, but will invest in the scope and amounts of investment determined in Article 20 of the “Regulation on the Implementation of the Turkish Citizenship Law, entitled “Exceptional acquisition of Turkish citizenship, documents required for application and procedures to be done”, and their foreign spouse, or dependent foreign child can be granted a residence permit for a maximum of five years.
Based on the above-mentioned legislation provisions, foreign real persons provide employment for at least 50 people required for residence permits to be made to the Ministry of Interior within the scope of Article 31/j of Law No. 6458 or for exceptional citizenship applications within the scope of subparagraph (b) of the first paragraph of Article 12 of the Law No. 5901. Certificate of conformity requests will be evaluated within the framework of the following procedures and principles.
Application and Evaluation Process
Foreign real persons who request a certificate of conformity on the grounds that they have created employment for at least 50 people make a written application to the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services (General Directorate of International Labor Force) with the following documents.
Applications are evaluated by the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services, General Directorate of International Labor Force. Applications without any deficiencies are finalized within seven working days. In applications made with missing information and documents, the applicant is given thirty days to complete the deficiency. Applications that are not corrected within this period will be rejected.
As a result of the evaluation, the results of the applications regarding the foreigners who are determined to meet the necessary conditions are notified to the Ministry of Interior and the applicant.
Documents required for application
Application petition signed by the applicant foreign real person with wet signature,
Signature statement taken from the notary of the applicant,
Completely filled Employment Information Form, Click to download the Employment Information Form.
Photocopy of the pages of the passport containing the identity information,
Trade registry gazette records showing the partnership and capital shares of the company or companies in which at least 50 Turkish citizens are employed in total, and the current dated Trade Registry Certification,
The current dated Workplace Employee List, taken from the Social Security Institution system, showing the list of insured persons working in the workplace/ workplaces of which the foreign real person is owned or a partner.
A letter from the Revenue Administration system that shows the tax debt status of the workplace(s) of which the foreign real person is the owner or partner.
A letter from the Social Security Institution system showing the social security premium debt status of the workplace(s) of which the foreign real person is the owner or partner.
Written statement on whether the Company has been fined in the last six months in the administrative audits carried out by public institutions, and attaching the relevant documents if a penalty has been received.
The Ministry evaluates whether the capital share and share ratio in the company or companies in which the foreign real person is owner or partner is at a sufficient level.
In the examination of the applications, the continuity of the full-time Turkish citizens employed by the company in the last six months will be taken into account.
Regarding the applicants who are subsequently identified by the Ministry to whom they have applied with false and misleading information or documents in terms of content, the situation will be taken by the Ministry of Internal Affairs to ensure that necessary actions are taken.