Turkey Residence and Turkish Citizenship Process For Chinese National in 2020

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The Turkish Ministry of culture and Tourism announced the number of Chinese tourists coming to our country. The number of Chinese tourists who came to Turkey in November was 31.000 an increase of 62% compared to the same period last year. In December 2019, that figure was 48.000.

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The highest number of tourists had arrived in July of 2018, with 42,000 on a monthly basis. We hope this record will be renewed. In 2019, there was a bounce in Chinese tourist after September. It’s hard to predict how much something like this will happen this year.
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Some key facts and figures in the Turkish – Chinese sector include:
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  • Turkey is becoming more attractive to Chinese tourists as the value of the TL drops. Up to 5 years ago 1 TL, 3.3 RMB while currently the exchange rate has fallen to 1 RMB.
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  • The Chinese are coming to Turkey more now and the number of Chinese people arriving, as well as the amount of money they leave in Turkey, is important. In an era where Internet technologies have developed so much, it is also very important to be able to collect data from all tourists and to create strategies according to these data sources.

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How many Chinese tourists will come to Turkey in 2020?
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  • The increasing number of visitors between the two countries brings the Turkish and Chinese peoples closer. In accordance with the agreement reached by the leaders of the two countries, various events have been organized in 2018, which is understood as the “Year of Tourism in Turkey in China”. In 2018, the number of tourists coming to our country from China increased by 60% to 390,000.
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  • Turkish Airlines currently operates 7-per-week passenger flights to Beijing, Guanco and Sanhay and 6-per-week flights to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
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  • Sichuan Airlines launched its Chengdu-Istanbul flights on 30 April 2019. May December 2018, China Southern started its Beijing-Istanbul flights and as of May 29, 2019, it also operates its Wuhan-Istanbul flights.
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  • Increasing flights between the two countries and adding new points to the flight network will contribute to the development of trade and tourism relations with China, as well as increased interaction between peoples..
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  • 2018 was declared the “Year of Turkey” in China. The Ministry of culture and Tourism aims to attract 1 million tourists for the occasion. However, current flight numbers indicate that up to 1 million Chinese tourists could come to our country to visit and for business, and buy property to live in 2020..
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    How Chinese national may immigrate to Turkey?

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  1. Turkey Residence Permit ID Card valid 1- 2 year stay + business + education
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    Foreigners to enter Turkey by (1-90 day) tourist, student, business, medical, commercial Visa or e-Visa (1-30 day) may convert to Turkey Residence Permit ID Card valid 1 or 2 years without any condition for continues stay in Turkey.

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  2. Turkey Real Estate Residence Permit ID Card valid 1 – 5 years: + Turkey citizenship
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    Foreigners to enter Turkey by (1-90 day) tourist, student, business, medical, commercial Visa or e-Visa (1-30 day) and to purchase Turkey property under 250.000 USD may obtain Turkey Real Estate Residence Permit ID Card as individual or family valid 1 or 5 years without any condition for continues stay in Turkey.
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  3. Turkey citizenship instant: travel to 115 countries Visa-free
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    Foreigners to enter Turkey by (1-90 day) tourist, student, business, medical, commercial Visa or e-Visa (1-30 day) and to purchase Turkey property over 250.000 USD program (reduced new from 1 million USD) may obtain instant Turkish citizenship and Passport without any special test.
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    Foreigners to make real estate investment in Turkey (holiday resort or industrial real estate areas) now also qualify with 75% new reduced amounts for Chinese nationals by the Turkish government, for easy access to instant Turkey citizenship by property investment for Chinese in 2020.

Other Turkish citizenship options may include Turkish bank deposit and marriage to Turkish spouse.
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