Useful Info
buying process in Turkey

Find here useful information about buying property in Bursa Turkey.

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Buying Procedure

Once you have selected your property in Turkey, there are some legal steps should be taken with a guidance of a solicitor (recommended) .
Following the recent legislative changes, the procedure for buying a property in Turkey is now almost as simple for Turkish Citizen buyers, the whole process can now be completed within 1-2 DAYS (some properties may need prior approval from the Title Deeds office).

The buying procedure is therefore as follows:
1. Finding your property.
2. When you have found the Bursa Property you want, you will need to put down a deposit in
order to secure it.
3. Sales contract: A sales contract is signed between the buyer and the seller for to protect both parties.
4. Title deed (Tapu) process: If the property is ready to move in or Title Deeds are ready, after completing all the payments to the developer title deed process starts. At this stage, it is better to have a legal representative in Turkey for to do all the applications and follow the process. Bursa Investments helps you at this stage and you can finish everything by giving Power Of Attorney to your property consultant

Residency & Citizenship

Foreigners who come to Turkey for various purposes with short-term or long-term visas, with visa exemption, sticker visas, etc. should be issued residence permits in accordance with the Article 3 of the Foreigners Law No. 5683.

For instance, a German citizen who come to Turkey with a long term visa granting a one-year residence permit should be issued residence permit from the TNP units at the end of three months. A Jordanian citizen coming to Turkey with the same kind of visa should be issued residence permit from the TNP units at the end of a month (The foreigners may be issued residence permits as of their entry dates if they demand).

A foreigner who comes to Turkey with a three months’ visa exemption should be issued residence permit from the TNP units at the end of three months. Ones, who come with visa exemption less than three months or with other kind of visas, should be issued residence permit from the TNP units at the expiry date of their visas. Ones, who have residence permits, should be issued residence permit from the TNP units within 15 days following the expiration of their residence permits.

On the other hand, the foreigners who will work in Turkey should be issued residence permit from the TNP units before they start to work.

Foreigners should be issued residence permit from the TNP units at the latest at the expiry dates of their visas. Meanwhile, foreigners who come to Turkey by taking their long term visas from Turkish Missions abroad for various purposes such as work, education, research, long-term stay, etc., may be issued residence permits starting from their entry dates into Turkey in case they demand. However, in the residence permits issued to the foreigners who have come with sticker visas or with visa exemption, the expiry date of the mentioned visas shall also be the starting date of the resident permit.

Foreigners who have come with the mentioned long-term visas but do not apply for residence permit in the valid period, shall be obliged to pay double the amount of residence permit fee during their exits from the country in accordance with the Act of Fees No.492.

a- The ones to get the residence permit for the first time: Foreigners included in this category should apply to Foreigners Section of the Provinces’ Police Headquarters of the city they want live in within the visa or exemption period.
b- Foreigners to renew/extend their residence permits: Foreigners included in this category have the right to extend their residence permit within 15 days following the expiration of their permits. For this reason, foreigners who exit from the country within 15 days following the expiry dates of their permits do not pay fine. Therefore, in order to avoid paying fee, they should apply in time to Foreigners Section of the Provinces’ Police Headquarters of the province where they have residence permit.

The Extension/Renewal of the Residence Permits

a- Foreigners who want to renew or extend their residence permits in Turkey, shall be obliged to apply to Foreigners Section of the Provinces’ Police Headquarters (first step application center) in person or through someone else within 15 days following the expiration of residence permits.
b- Residence permits can be renewed four times at most.
c- Even in the case of changes (address, work, status, marital status and transfer to another province, etc.) the renewal should be made on the same residence permit document.

After buying a property and getting the ‘TITLE DEED (TAPU)’ for your property, you are now in a different categorie and you get a different residency permit for 1 year. You follow the same process but get a different permit. You can renew this residency permit for 5 years and has the right to apply for Turkish citizenship.