Changing the name when obtaining Turkish citizenship

changing the name when obtaining Turkish

Change of name upon obtaining Turkish citizenship

Foreigners who applied for Turkish citizenship can keep their name and surname as it is in their original passports, or change them. And in this article from Ebla Real Estate, we will provide information about changing the name when obtaining Turkish citizenship.


changing the name when obtaining Turkish


Law No. 1353 regarding the acceptance of Turkish characters and their applications:

Law No. 1353 relating to the acceptance of Turkish characters and their applications.. Allows foreigners applying for Turkish citizenship to change their names or surnames to Turkish designs.. Bearing in mind that the foreign name can be retained, but provided that it is written in Turkish characters.. Provided that the name does not exceed two words, and without writing abbreviations.

As for the nickname, it should be one word, and nothing separates it from the name, such as the presence of a dot or any sign.

According to the law, people whose names have written or spelling errors, contrary to public morals, funny, humiliating, or have a meaning different from the intended meaning as a result of using modification signs in their names or nicknames, can change their names and surnames only once and without a court decision


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What are the cases in which the name is changed?

The cases in which the name is changed are related to the desire of the naturalized one. There is a right guaranteed by Turkish law to the applicant for Turkish citizenship.. To change his name based on his desire, due to factors belonging to the applicant himself.

Furthermore, there is a case due to the fact that the name is difficult to pronounce in Turkish.. So the applicant for Turkish citizenship is advised to modify some letters to make it easier to pronounce.

Moreover, there are cases in which the change is mandatory. Such as if the name has a bad meaning in the Turkish language, or is funny. And one of the cases in which a partial change is required is the presence of a name that contains letters that do not belong to the Turkish language, such as the letters (W, Q, X).


Documents required to change the name:

The foreigner must write a petition in which the old name appears, as well as the new name he wants to change to, accurately write the reason for the change and provide all his personal data in addition to attaching a copy of the personal identity and all of this is submitted to the souls.


Advantages of changing the name when obtaining Turkish citizenship:

It depends on the reasons that push the applicant for Turkish citizenship to change his name. There are some people who want to achieve the meaning of integration. There are also those who want to create a different life with a new personality.


Legal effects of changing the name for the holder of Turkish citizenship:

If a person has to change his name or nickname.. He must prove himself to the relevant departments, whether it is with universities, embassies, government departments or banks.

In order to prove this, the person submits to the Turkish Soul Department, with the citizenship decision, issued by the Ministry of Interior, to obtain a name modification statement (isim denklik belgesi).

In the event that a person has to show his identity in a foreign country outside Turkey.. He must obtain attestation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the embassy of the destination country to show the necessary documents.


For more information about how to obtain Turkish citizenship and for the best real estate offers, do not hesitate to contact Ebla Group.

Edited by: Ebla Group Real Estate

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