RESIDENCE IN TURKEY
(a) Residency Permits are obtained AFTER arrival in
Turkey. Formal application must be made to the police
authorities of the province in which you reside, or
to the Aliens department of the Police in Ankara, if
no fixed abode in Turkey is intended. HOWEVER, well
BEFORE your departure from the UK, you should contact
the Turkish Embassy in London for information on requirements
for residency and for information about importation
of your household goods or car.
(b) A RESIDENCE PERMIT IS AN ABSOLUTE NECESSITY BEFORE
YOU CAN CLEAR ANY PERSONAL GOODS/CAR FROM TURKISH CUSTOMS.
THEREFORE AN APPLICATION FOR A RESIDENCE PERMIT MUST
BE MADE in Turkey within one month from the date of
your arrival to Turkey.
(c) On first application, residence permits may be issued
for a two-year period, thereafter for a maximum of five
years at any one time.
(d) Recent changes in method of calculating of fees
for a Turkish resident permit has resulted in the following
changes: Up to one month 6.00 TYL per day (this will
not be less than (10.90 YTL and not more than 54.90
YTL for the first month) 36.50 YTL for each subsequent
PURCHASE OF PROPERTY IN TURKEY
UPDATED FLASH MESSAGE - 24.01.2006
We can now confirm that the law relating to the purchase
of property by foreigners in Turkey was ratified by
Turkish Parliament on 7 January 2006 and is now in force.
In real terms foreigners can only own up to a maximum
of 2.5 hectares (25,000 m2) of land and property. Upon
application the Council of Ministers may use its discretion
to increase this threshold to a maximum of 30 hectares
(300,000m2) providing this figure does not exceed a
total of 0.5% of the land area of the province in question.
Foreign nationals and foreign commercial companies are
not allowed to buy property in the strategic military
and security zones of Turkey.
Please note that to purchase real estate/land in Turkey,
conditions of reciprocity, complying with legal restrictions
apply. In implementation of the reciprocity principles,
it is essential that real estate acquisition rights
given by a foreign country to its own citizens and to
commercial companies established in foreign countries,
according to the laws of these countries are also given
to the citizens and commercial companies of the Republic
of Turkey. As detailed in the Turkish Embassy website,
the United Kingdom and the Republic of Turkey
have full reciprocity regarding real estate acquisition.