Dear visitor, welcome to our Turkish Citizenship by Birth and Descent page. Turkish citizenship can be acquired by birth or later. Citizenship acquired by birth is called primary citizenship. Citizenship acquired later is called citizenship acquired (citizenship acquired later). There are two systems for the acquisition of Turkish citizenship as the basis of kinship and place of birth.
Turkish Citizenship by Descent
In this regard, the first way to acquire Turkish citizenship is to acquire citizenship automatically based on the child’s lineage as a result of the notification to be made. According to this:
For a child born inside or outside of Turkey, outside of the marriage union, to a Turkish citizen father and to a foreign mother, firstly, descent should be determined according to the provisions of international private law. If the born child is tied to a Turkish citizen father by descent, he will acquire Turkish citizenship from birth.
The laws made an exception for those who have reached the age of maturity (over the age of 18) and who live abroad to acquire Turkish citizenship by descent. According to this exception, the applications to be made by those who live abroad and who make a declaration regarding birth after they reach the age of age (18) will be examined by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and will be decided according to this examination.
Turkish Citizenship by Birth
Children born in Turkey, who are not considered Turkish citizens due to their mother or father’s descent, have also been granted the right to acquire Turkish citizenship if certain conditions are met. Accordingly, a child who cannot acquire the citizenship of any country due to reasons such as the parents are not known or because they are stateless and who was born in Turkey, will be able to acquire Turkish citizenship from birth if it is determined that he / she meets the necessary conditions as a result of the examinations to be carried out by the Ministry.
In this application, the application form for the acquisition of Turkish citizenship (VAT-1) is used on the basis of descent. Again, among the requested documents are the following distinguishing:
The documents listed above and the VAT-4 application form are valid for Turkish citizenship by birth as well as by descent.
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