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A residence permit enables you to live in Turkey, study, get married, convert to Turkish drivers’ license, get tax number, open a bank account, purchase property, make investments, and much more.
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Byblish is the largest services platform for foreigners.

Our core practice areas are residence permit, title deeds transfer, investment, rental car & house, and building a property, healthcare, insurance, assisting, exchange driving license, We know that buying a property is one of the most serious lifestyle decisions you will ever make. To help you on your journey, you need a Byblish® Guides with market knowledge, experience, and Byblish® members values that put the buyer first.

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Residence Permit Application

Foreigners who would stay in Turkey beyond the duration of a visa or visa exemption or longer than ninety days should obtain a residence permit. As it is envisaged by the law, it will soon be possible to lodged with the consulates in the foreigner’s country of citizenship or legal stay, and this will also be announced. Till the adoption of this procedure, applications for residence permits shall be lodged with the governorates.

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Title Deed (Tapu) Transfer

The title deed in Turkey is called “Tapu”. It is an official and legal document to prove ownership rights of a property. It registers the location, owner, type, size information of the property.

All properties are freehold in Turkey. Once you own a property in Turkey, you have full ownership rights on it and your family has the right of inheritance (succession) after your death.

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HealthCare & Insurance

In accordance with the law, Health Insurance for Foreigners, a must for non-citizens who come to Turkey to obtain a residency permit, is now available.

We don’t just take care of your health, we also take care of your budget. Don’t miss the 9-instalment option on Health Insurance for Foreigners.

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Still not sure what you need? Give us a call. We’re happy to help, even if you’re not a member of Byblish. Call us at +90 542 197 80 60 and we’ll chat — or get back to you as soon as we can.

We’re here with the help and advice you need to bring your idea to life. When you’re ready, we’re prepped, trained, and ready to guide you from start to success.

Frequently Asked Questions

Residence permit application form is being issued for foreigners, who applied for the first time application on the appointment day, by the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management. The application document, for extension applications, is automatically issued by the system. This document must be approved by the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management. This application form and approved samples of fee receipts provide multiple exit-entry rights for each person on the condition that you return within 15 days.
If foreigners married to a Turkish citizen breach visa or residence permit, they are required to exit the country. Unless exiting the country is possible, they may contact the related provincial migration management.
In case of meeting the conditions, the sponsor shall have the right to apply for the residence permit for his/her own or his/her spouse's child or for his/her own or his/her spouse's dependent child over 18. If the conditions of the family residence permit are not met, they can apply for a different residence permit. Evaluation is made by the Provincial Migration Management.
Applications for a residence permit are resulted no later than ninety days after the application is processed. The ninety-days period starts after completing and submitting the information and the documents to the competent authority. In case of prolongation of time, the foreigner is informed.
If two married foreigners are willing to apply for a family residence permit (as long as they remain with our residence permit for at least one year in our country or have a work permit), there is no possibility to arrange a family residence permit at the same time since one of the foreigners must be a sponsor to the other. Only, the foreigners who meet the conditions of a sponsor can apply.
For family residence permit applications criminal record is required from the person who will be the sponsor. Migration management always has the right to ask for supporting documents.
The foreigner's declaration is sufficient unless any document is requested for the short-term and student residence permits by the administration. For family residence permit applications, the total income of the supporter must not be less than the minimum wage and their income must be one-third of minimum wage per person. Long-term residence permit requires an adequate and regular income. In determining a sufficient and regular income, your income may be accepted if it is equal to the monthly minimum wage, or if you have an income-generating property, money in the bank to secure your livelihood in our country.
Foreigners may apply for a residence permit that suits their new purpose in case the reason that made them get the residence permit changes or is not valid anymore. They need to make a transfer application.
In case of staying with a third person (except relatives), the person you will stay with is required to submit a notarized undertaking (if the person you are going to stay with is married, the spouse is also required to submit a notarized undertaking.)

If you purchase a property, the seller provides you with the property documents. Preparing the mandatory appraisal report takes generally 2 days. Meantime, if the buyer is a foreigner, the buyer’s document translations are prepared. After preparing all documents in two days’ time, the seller should apply for title deed conveyance at Land Registry and Cadastre Office. Generally, the title deed office will invite buying and selling parties for final signatures in the afternoon.

Required documents for the title deed conveyance application are as follows:
• The translation and the original buyer’s passport,
• Buyer’s tax number,
• Statement of identity information form,
• Appraisal report,
• Current title deed,
• Seller’s ID

Title deed escrow is a way of online safe payment for property purchase, where the General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre stands between buyer and seller. Money is paid to the title deed office bank account (Takasbank) and after the registration, the title deed office transfer the money to the seller within seconds.

Money first! The final question before the signatures, the title deed clerk asks the seller “Have you received your full payment for the property?”. The answer should be “Yes!”. Receiving the full payment and then title deed conveyance is the correct order and the customs in Turkey.

All title deeds in Turkey are freehold. There is not any leasehold property in Turkey.

After your application with all the required documents, it takes generally one or two days depending on the work volume at Land Registry and Cadastre office.

Because all properties are freehold in Turkey, normally you can buy and sell properties at your free will. However, when you buy a property for Turkish citizenship by investment, you can not sell the property within three years and this must be stated on the title deed papers.

A hypothec is an obligation, right, or security given by contract or by operation of law to a creditor over property of the debtor without transfer of possession or title to the creditor. In Turkey, Hypothec on title deed is used when buyers owe an amount of money to sellers. It is removed from the title deed when the debt is paid.

Removing a hypothec from a title deed is a simple transaction. Just like the title deed transfer process, the owner applies for the hypothec removal in the morning and signatures are taken the same day in the afternoon.

Since the properties you buy in Turkey are freehold, your family members have the right of succession after your death.

Title deed conveyance costs are;
• Buyer pays 2%, the seller pays 2% as conveyance tax according to the law. If you do not negotiate before purchasing the property, it is expected that the buyer pays all conveyance tax as Turkish customs.
• Appraisal Report Fee.
• Title deed office circulating capital.

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