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As a home owner or property tenant, you are eligible to have resident’s permit in Turkey. Home owner’s wife and children (under 18 years old) will have the right to obtain resident’s permit as well.

Duration of each resident’s permit is one year and before it expires you should renew it. If you have resident’s permit for 5 years back to back, at the 6th year you will have the right to apply for Turkish citizenship. If you have resident’s permit for 8 years back to back at the 9th year you will have the right to get permanent resident’s permit.

Following documents to be needed when applying for resident’s permit

  • 4 passport pictures
  • Copy of passport and latest entry date
  • Filling online application form
  • Health insurance (between ages 0-17 and over 66 are not needed)
  • Copy of tapu (issued by land registration office 1 week prior to application)
  • If it’s a rental apartment, copy of rental contract approved at the notary public
  • Turkish tax number
  • Bank account in the amount of € 5,000 or $ 6,000. This amount should be in Turkish bank account and the copy of the bank book is needed to submit for resident’s permit
  • Application fee and service charge



How to get Turkish Citizenship

On 12 of January 2017 in the Official Newspaper of the Turkish Government “Resmi Gazete” changes to the law “About the Turkish citizenship » was published.

According to this document, 5 categories of foreigners may apply for the Turkish nationality by simplified procedure:

1. Persons who have bought properties that values at least 1 million $ (USD). In condition if they will keep it within 3 years from date of purchase.

2. Persons who have invested into the Turkish industry more than 2 million $ (USD).

3. Persons who have a deposit in Turkish banks in amount at least 3 million US dollars. And keep it in Turkey within 3 years from the date of investment.

4. Persons who have purchased government securities (bonds) in value of at least 3 million $ for a period not less than 3 years.

5. Persons who opened a company and gave at least 100 new work place for Turkish citizens.

Preview of the law in the Turkish language here: Karar Sayısı: 2016/9601



How to Buy a Property in Turkey

Buying a property for holidays, longer periods over the winter or as a retirement home is an investment for the future

As a certified company we are there for you 365 days a year.

Buying a property in Turkey has been made a lot simpler  and Topcu Group will help you through the whole process. The buyer receives a Tapu ( Land deed ) signed out by the official Tapu-Office, a member of the municipality. The land register is administrated by the Tapu-Office, here the name of the owner will be changed in the register when buying the property. For this you need your ID, 4 Passport-Photographs, and the name of your father (Turkish habit). A certified translator must be present who will tell you exactly what is going on. In case of inheritance the Turkish authorities accept an official testament made in your home country. Other wise the Turkish Erbfolge will be based. The Tapu is not to be received by “friends”, lawyers or notars. The only way to get it is the Tapu-Office !

Application at the land register for the permit to buy

Herefor you absolutely need:

  • 2 Photographs
  • 2 Copies of your ID
  • Your address in your home country and your Fathers name
  • Your tax-number (which we will get for you)




Tapu – it is the only document that proves ownership rights for the property in Turkey. All Tapus are issued and stored in the Land Registry Office.

The owners of a property in Turkey can be both physical and legal entity registered in Turkey or abroad. Several owners could be registered In a Tapu, but their share of the property can be different. The maximum number of co-owners for one Tapu – 10 persons. It may be as relatives as bystanders. There is no age limit. The number of owners and ownership interests are determined by the buyer.

Buyer can receive a Tapu only after payment of the full value of the property.

To start the procedure of registration of Tapu, all future owners of the real estate must have the following documents:

• a copy of the passport
• 2 passport-size photos (3.5 x 4.5cm)
• Turkish tax number.



In order to help you to make a choice about property in Turkey, Alanya Properties recommends our inspection trip.
Inspection trip is a great opportunity to choose from all the variants your dream home.

Usually inspection trip is organizing for 3-5 days and including:

  • Flight tickets from / to your home country
  • Transfer from/to the airport;
  • Accomodation in at least 3* hotel or in a comfortable apartment;
  • Starting meeting where we discuss your requirments about the properties you wish to buy, we give you the full information about buying process and answer all your questions;
  • Viewing trip to each property you choose from our portfolio. Also we will provide you all the information including  floor plans, price list and other relevant details;
  • City sightseeing in Alanya.
  • The package costs just 500 Euro for a person. If finally you buy any property with us the cost will be deducted from the price of the property.