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Statistics from Turkey

General information on real estate acquisition by foreigners in Turkey

27.171
Land
208.605
Residences
233.024
Foreigner Population

*Data as of 30 September 2019.

*Data as of 30 September 2019.

May I Acquire Real Estate,
May I Become a Citizen?

With Parcel Inquiry (Parsel Sorgu) Application, you can

access basic property information, such as location, area covered by the title deed, parcel type and map section info and type, for free,

also access necessary spatial info on the real estate, using Yandex maps, orthophoto maps and many layers,

with Sale Transactions Module, you can check how active the real estate markets are by location, and you can access graphics on change of hands and investment trends in real estate sector sorted by administrative units and years in relation with the parcel planned for investment.

All the information provided within the scope of the application and user’s manuals are offered to the foreigners also in English.

You can use by downloading onto your smart devices free of charge through mobile markets such as Google Play Store (~1.000.000 downloads) and App Store (~600.000 downloads).

Inquire

Web tapu (web land registry) is an application that allows you to manage your real estate online.

With Web tapu system, you can

apply for a procedure online and with no need to actually visit the land registry directorates and send the necessary documents to the land registry directorate,

display the land registry entries and location details of your real estates,

authorize others examine information on your real estates,

submit or cancel a statement forbidding any transactions related to the real estates without actually visiting the land registry directorates.

With Web Tapu system, you can be informed about all these procedures by SMS. Thus, you can bring all your procedures up to the final stage in an easy, fast and reliable manner online.

The foreigners need to get a Foreigner ID No (Foreigner ID No can be received from General Directorate of Migration Management) and e-state use password from PTT centers in order to be able to benefit from this system.

Web Tapu service currently serves the citizens of the Republic of Turkey; however, very soon it will start to serve in 6 different languages, offering services to foreigners who purchase real estate in Turkey as well.

Detailed Information

With e-appointment system, you can apply to 973 land registry directorates serving in all the cities and districts in Turkey online, and you can perform your procedures at the land registry directorates at your appointment time that suits you, without having to wait in the line. **

e-appointment system serves with language support in English for the foreigners.

** The foreigners need a valid Foreigner ID No in order to be able to benefit from e-appointment system. Foreigner ID No can be received from the provincial and district directorates under the General Directorate of Migration Management.

Make Appointment

Frequently Asked Question

IS RESIDENCE PERMIT REQUIRED FOR ACQUISITION OF REAL ESTATES BY FOREIGN NATURAL PERSONS?

Article 35 of the Land Registry Law No 2644 as amended by the Law No 6302 stipulates that “Natural persons of foreign origin, who are citizens of the countries as determined by the President, may acquire real estates and limited rights in rem, in cases where it is necessary for the country’s benefits and in accordance with the international bilateral relations, provided that the legal limitations are complied with”. Natural persons, who are the citizens of the countries as given in the list of designated countries, do not need to have a residence permit in addition in order to be able to acquire real estates and limited rights in rem.

HOW CAN I ACCESS THE LIST OF COUNTRIES, WHOSE CITIZENS ARE ELIGIBLE TO ACQUIRE REAL ESTATES IN TURKEY?

According to article 35 of the Land Registry Law No 2644, the list of the countries, whose citizens are eligible to acquire real estates in Turkey is not publicly available, it is possible to learn about the status regarding acquisition for the specific country in question from any directorate of ours.

CAN I PERFORM LAND REGISTRY PROCEDURES WITH A POWER OF ATTORNEY ISSUED ABROAD?

It is possible to perform land registry procedures using power of attorney issued by the Turkish Consulates abroad and the authorities competent to issue power of attorney of the relevant country. However, the power of attorney must meet the criteria sought.

HOW TO GET A “CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY”?

Once the undertaking stipulated by the regulations is processed within the framework of the applicable Regulations and the circulars regarding implementation thereof, the land registry directorate that consummated the procedure sends all the documents to General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre or the relevant regional directorate.

The foreigners, who receive a certificate of eligibility, first apply to the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management for residence permit and to the General Directorate of Civil Registration and Citizenship Affairs for citizenship.

HOW IS THE VALUE OF THE REAL ESTATE(S) NECESSARY FOR CITIZENSHIP CALCULATED AT THE LAND REGISTRY OFFICE?

Total value of the bank receipts evidencing payment must match the value USD 250.000 taking into consideration the effective sale rate of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey applicable on the last business day preceding the date of payment.

The values given in the valuation report and the official deed must not be less than total values given in the bank receipt.

Contact Us

You can contact us by filling out the form below for your questions and comments. Our representatives will contact you as soon as possible.

Address

Dikmen Caddesi No:14 (06100) Bakanlıklar / ANKARA

Phone

+(90) 312 413 60 00

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