The choice of residency in a specific country is always dependent on two primary factors; budget and desire. Many South Africans are now exploring Turkey to obtain an affordable Second Country Residency option.
Turkey, especially in the coastal areas in the city of Antalya provides the perfect option for Turkish residency at an affordable budget. Many desire to set up a home in Turkey for its good weather, safe environment, excellent cuisine and value purchasing a residential investment property.
The Turkish ID card provides the right to live and access in Turkey without the need for visas to enter.

Our Turkish Experience

Our experience of Turkey as a country was almost always seen from an aircraft window or the terrace of an international airport, a fabled country occasionally visited by the braver among friends or family.

More often than not, hearing from those that have ventured into Turkey, they had spent some time in Istanbul or occasionally a few nights in one of the more popular touristic cities on the coast.

It is not often that we hear of South Africans that have explored further or that established some roots in Turkey. Those of us bold enough to make exploratory inquiries into Turkish business opportunities or property investment often find the information confusing and wrapped in warnings of unstable politics, strained economy, or dealing with unethical property agents and developers.

The above was true of our own experience before 2016. For many years we travelled to Europe, the USA and many other destinations on Turkish Airlines, yet a few nights in Istanbul was the furthest we ventured into what Turkey had to offer.

Little did we realize that a whole new adventure was about to begin.

In 2017, a conversation with a Turkish businessman from the coastal city of Antalya at the airport in Istanbul sparked an earnest interest.

Within a month we purchased two properties, obtained Turkish residency and started our first steps to gaining Turkish citizenship.

We were elated with the combination of history, excellent infrastructure, incredible cuisine and engaging people there. Our properties were still under construction and we were even able to negotiate interest-free finance with the property developer.

Six months later we enjoyed furnishing our properties and also acquired a motor vehicle. We were pleasantly surprised by the way that everything just works. From internet connection, municipal connection, or the licensing of our motor car; everything simply just works.

Since then, we have assisted many South Africans to develop viable new homes in Turkey where issues such as safety, affordability, quality of life and good weather are synonymous with the incredible lifestyle options that the Turkish coastal city of Antalya certainly offers.

Why is gaining the Turkish Passport so popular?

For many, the answer is access to an E2 Visa in the USA. You can circumvent the multi-year waiting list and the exorbitant cost of an EB-5 programme.

The E2 visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows Turkish citizens to live and work in the USA by making a business investment (approximately US$100 000).

Being a holder of a Turkish passport, an application can be made for the E-2 Investor Visa with all the benefits of an American Green Card.

Turkish Property Residency and Citizenship programmes are ground-breaking by providing viable second-
country citizenship, passports for the whole dependent family at a very affordable investment. In addition
access to the USA. Why not also explore our Turkey Global Connect programme for combining a Turkish Passport with EU Residency in Hungary as well as an E-2 Investor Visa for residency in the USA.

Turkey Residency Programme

The choice of residency in a specific country is always dependent on two primary factors; budget and desire. Turkey Property Residency is one of the most affordable Second-Country Residency programmes in the world.

Turkish Citizenship by Investment

Turkish citizenship offers one of the easiest and most affordable paths to the USA. Turkish citizens are eligible for the USA E-2 Investor Visa. The easiest option is the purchase of qualified property for a minimum of only $400 000.

Turkish Global

Investors with serious international aspirations can now truly become world citizens and global travellers with their Turkish passports, EU ID cards and access to the USA. An investment of $350 000 for the Turkish Global Connect programme secure all of the above.

The Republic of Turkey is a transcontinental country strategically located mainly on the peninsula of Anatolia in Western Asia with a portion on Easy Thrace in Southeast Europe. It shares borders with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; the Black Sea to the north; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia and Iran to the east and the Mediterranean Sea to the south; the Aegean Sea to the west. Turkey’s capital is Ankara, while its largest city and financial center are Istanbul. Our preferred city, Antalya is the largest city located on the Mediterranean coast outside the Aegean region with over one million people living in its metropolitan area.

Antalya is Turkey’s largest international sea resort on the Turkish Riviera or the Turquoise Coast, as it is also known. Large-scale development and government funding have exponentially promoted tourism. Annually as many as 13 million tourists pass through the city. This created a very friendly, welcoming, and cosmopolitan environment prompting many foreigners to purchase investment property here. In most other parts of Turkey, only Turkish are spoken but due to touristic exposure, many Turks in Antalya have a good demand for both English and German.

The climate is warm and Mediterranean and very well suited to South African weather conditions and preferences.

Antalya boasts a combination of beautiful beaches with green forest areas and is surrounded by the majestic Taurus mountain range.

The city offers all the benefits of a thriving metropolis yet combined with the appeal of great touristic attractions. It maintains an eclectic mix of antiquity and new modern urban development.

Local city dwellers frequent the daily fresh farmers’ markets for organic fruit and vegetables, honey, olives, cheeses and other fresh produce.

Antalya is the perfect location in Turkey for investment in high-quality residential property. Our Turkish Property Residency and Citizenship programmes perfectly match purchasing qualifying investment property.

We at Axis World Wide will assist you to invest in the right properties. We’ll assist you to fully understand all relevant costs and also assist you to gain your Turkish Residency or Citizenship status.