CBI: Almost There!

At the beginning of the year, our Turkish attorney sent us this list, which outlines the Turkish CBI (Citizenship By Investment) process:

When I found this list earlier today, I was thrilled to see that we are currently at #14!

It wasn’t that long ago that we were spending a long time in #4. It took us a long time to find places that fit in our budget and would make good rentals. Plus, we wanted properties that we’d want to stay in, as well.

Some of these steps were almost instantaneous, which is how we’ve stepped through them so quickly. For example, applying for the Residency Permit (#13) happened over the course of a few morning meetings. That paperwork was processed relatively quickly, and I’m happy to say that as of the end of October ’23, we are indeed Turkish residents!

At this point, our application is in “the queue”, we’re told. We’re not the only ones applying for Turkish citizenship, after all. Our attorney told us that processing time was 3-4 months. Since we applied toward the end of October, hopefully we’ll have our shiny, new passports in January or February!

Here’s looking forward to our second passports in the new year. It will be strange at first, but it will open up so many more opportunities — primarily, being able to stay in Turkiye longer-term. It has taken patience and a lot of attention to detail, but it can be done.

If you’re curious about CBI (or Golden Visa) programs, please DM me, and I’m happy to chat!