Advantages of Owning a House in Turkey for Foreigners

According to citizenship for buying a house program in Turkey, foreign nationals are free to buy property anywhere in Turkey except for military zones. The terms of citizenship for foreigners who buy a house in Turkey will be 250 thousand Dollars as of September 2018. In other words, foreigners who buy real estate in Turkey for 250 thousand Dollars and their families can be Turkish citizens immediately. Having a property in Turkey which is a country where real estate and construction sector is quite vivid is a very good investment method.

 

The gates of citizenship is open to foreigners who buy a house in Turkey

Citizenship for buying a house is for foreigners who buy a real estate in Turkey for at least 250 thousand Dollars. The foreigner himself/herself and his/her family will have the right of Turkish citizenship within six months. In other words, you can both make a profitable investment and become Turkish citizen by buying property in Turkey. See our services; Turkish citizenship consultancy

In addition, you can get 3 years residence permit for yourself and your family by buying property for 650 thousand Turkish Liras and more and you will have the right to apply for Turkish citizenship if you live in Turkey uninterruptedly for 5 years in the property you have bought. Note: Within 5 years, you can stay outside Turkey for only 1 year, the purpose here is that the foreigner lives in Turkey.

It IS EASY TO GET RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR THE FOREIGNERS WHO BUY PROPERTY IN TURKEY.

Foreigners who buy property in Turkey can get residence permit provided that it is extended in certain periods, they also have the right to get residence permit for their families. With this residence permit, children of the foreigners can get education in Turkey. It is easier for foreigners with residence permit to find a job and it is easy for companies to get work permit.

What should foreigners do to buy property in Turkey?

Foreign nationals can buy real estate such as residence, office, land, field etc. in Turkey provided that they respect the restrictions specified in the law. If the foreign national is to buy a land or field, he/she is obliged to inform the Ministry of Environment and Urbanism within 2 years about the type of the building to be built on that land or field.

What are the restrictions in buying property for foreigners?

In accordance with the related law, following restrictions apply to buying property by foreigners:

  • A foreign national can buy maximum 30 hectares of property in Turkey in total.
  • A foreign national cannot buy property in military forbidden zones and security zones. Renting a property in these zones is only possible with special permission.
  • Foreign real persons can buy property up to 10% of the total area of the district where private property is located.
  • Properties which are determined by legal authorities not to be used in accordance with the purpose of purchasing and properties which are not notified to the Ministry of Environment and Urbanism within 2 years although they were purchased for building a construction may be subject to winding up by official authorities.
  • For companies with legal entity which are established in accordance with the laws in their own countries, abovementioned restrictions shall not apply.

What is the procedure to be followed for buying property?

A preliminary application should be made to the Land Registry Directorate. It is required to take a sequence number for preliminary application. For this, you can call 181 or make an application at https://randevu.tkgm.gov.tr/.

Following preliminary application, a date is determined for the transfer transactions between the seller and the buyer.

Following documents to be prepared within the day determined:

  • Title deed of the property
  • Passport of the foreigner who will buy the property and photocopy of the passport (Turkish translation of the passport may be required)
  • “Property Value Statement Document” to be provided from the relevant municipality
  • Compulsory earthquake insurance policy for the buildings such as house, office, etc.
  • 1 photo of the seller, 2 photos of the buyer
  • Certified translator if the buying foreigner cannot speak Turkish
  • If the transfer transaction is carried out with a power of attorney prepared abroad, the original or certified copy of the power of attorney (Turkish translation of the power of attorney is required).

Other Points to Be Taken into Consideration

You must learn if there are any restrictions on the property such as mortgage, lien, etc.

You can get necessary information from the Land Registry Directorate.

Residence permit is not required to buy property in Turkey.

Working with professional consultancy companies specialized in buying property will always be in favour of the buyer. For that reason, we recommend that you should get assistance from consultancy companies specialized in buying property. We offer private consultancy services in this matter, you can call us on 444 7 284.

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07:13 26 Apr 21
Hello there, very informative site.I have a question: My son will be 18 years next year, if I buy a property and get... the citizenship , can he study Medicine in Turkey free of charge as a Turkish citizen. If I am divorced do I need my ex wife's consent to get for all of my children Turkish citizenship? I am Australian.Also can you help with enrolment to an English Medium University? I heard he must learn Turkish to be able to study in Turkey.read more
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Hello. Thank you for help and support and answering our questions. it is the second time that I ask a question because... I forgot the previous time. If someone want to apply for Short Term Resident Permit but the expiry date of Passport does not allow for one year, then is it possible to apply for shorter period like ten months and 120 days outside of Turkey rule still exist or not? Thank you againread more
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Thank you very much for answering my first question. I forgot to ask the other question that I had. If my mother... passport does not allow her to apply for short term resident permit for a year because of expiry date of her passport can she apply for ten months instead of one year? I also heard that 120 days outside of country rule is not apply anymore.read more
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Hi i have finally received my residence card yesterday.5 months from start to finish 🤔The problem l have now is my... surname on my card is spelt incorrect.How can l get this fixed? Will it cost me more money if so how much? Will l need to give them a new photo?I went to open a bank account and was told that my address isnot linked to my card. Why is that?How do l get my address linked to the card?Am l able to still do this while l sort out the surname mistake?I am from Australia would l be able to extend my 12 months visa if l am still here?If not, what would l need to do so l was able to extend?Your help is much appreciatedread more
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11:53 13 Nov 20
Hello, We are planing to apply for residence permit in turkey by investing in property, I have a question that my... husband will be the principal applicant (owner of property ) stays in abroad for 6 months in an year as he is a business person and he has to look after his business but on the other hand we (wife and 2kids) will stay in turkey and follow the protocol to get citizenship in 5 years period.1. will my husband be able to apply for citizenship of all 4 of us as the main applicant? if not?2. will I and my kids will be eligible to get citizenship, if we are eligible, will I be able to apply for his citizenship based on my citizenship status?Or what do you suggest that we should done as the aim is to get the citizenship in 5 years period for the entire family.An expert opinion will be highly appreciatedThanksread more
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13:27 09 Nov 20
I gained lots of knowledge with help of this web site it is very informative.I have some questions plz answer .1 -... What is the minimum house price to buy in order to get a residency permit?2 - we are a family of three me 46 year old my son aged 22 and daughter aged 19 . can we by one house or 3 houses to get property residency permit for all of us ?3 - How many month a person to stay in turkey per year for qualify a Turkish passport because my both adult children are studying medicine in Georgia .4 - How many years will the three of us have to wait to get citizenship?read more
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HelloIm from Iran ( I have Iranian Passport ) but I live in Budapest. I would like to study in Turkey. Do I have to... get a student visa from Turkish embassy before going to Turkey or can I just go to Turkey and register at my course and then apply for Student residence permit ?May I also ask how long does it take to get an appointment at the immigration office and then how long does it take to receive the Student residence permit ?Thank you very much for your helpBest regardsread more
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Hello,I am a Nigerian citizen, and I would like to apply for the tourist residence permit. I read that in Antalya the... residence permit is provided in a month or less sometimes.1. Is it possible to apply for the residence permit in Antalya and then move to Istanbul after receiving the residence permit?2. In that case, will my application be accepted if I have a rental contract for just 1 month as I plan on moving to Istanbul and rent another apartment there?3. During the time my application will be processing, can I open a bank account, deposit money in it, and make transactions?I would appreciate if you could shed some light on these matters.Warm regards,read more
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Zeba Sattar
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Hi i want to buy a property less than 250k $ will my husband also get residence permit ? Do i apply for hım after buying apartment ör at the time of tapu thx

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2 months ago

Hello,
If you buy a property in Turkey in value of less than 250.000 USD you, syour spouse and children under 18 years old can be eligible for residence permit on this basis. Residence permit application on basis of property ownership can be submitted after transfer of Title Deed.

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Reply to  Ata Kurumsal
2 months ago

hello, i wanted to know the nationality will be for the +18 kids in the family after buying it
or the -18
kids??

Last edited 2 months ago by akmizermac
Ata Kurumsal
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2 months ago

Hello,
Foreign investor, their spouse and children under 18 years old are eligible for Turkish citizenship application. Once the citizenship application is approved major children of investor are entitled for residence permit application on basis of being related to Turkish citizen.

Kind Regards,

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Nazmus
Nazmus
2 months ago

salam. If I buy a property worth 25000 TL and apply for residence permit, how much time do I require to obtain it. Thanks

Ata Kurumsal
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Reply to  Nazmus
2 months ago

Hello,
Timeframe to obtain residence permit depends on the city and available appointment dates. Procedures take the longest in Istanbul, where obtaining residence permit can take even up to four months.

Kind Regards,

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Ayyoub MERSOUT
Ayyoub MERSOUT
3 years ago

What about if the foreigner is currently renting a house, appartement or an office in Turkey. Will he or she be able to get Citizenship or residence permit ?

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Ayyoub MERSOUT
3 years ago

Hello;
Thank you for your comment.

İt mostly depends on your visa’s type and validity. İf you came on tourist visa and it is still valid, you can apply for tourist residence permit if you rent a house or appartment and can prove your income for past 6 months. There is few ways of aqcuiring Turkish citizenship but there is also much more conditions you would need to fulfill to apply for it. You can read more about this topic in our article: https://www.expatguideturkey.com/acquisition-of-turkish-citizenship/

Best Regards

Kari rahja
Kari rahja
3 years ago

What about those having property already

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Kari rahja
3 years ago

Hello,

After living in Turkey for 5 years uninterruptedly with maximum 1 year period of time spent abroad they can apply for Turkish citizenship.

Best Regards

Tony
Tony
3 years ago

What about foreigners who have residence permit and by land and build value over 650,000 TL. Do they get citizenship?

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Tony
3 years ago

Hello,
Thank you for your comment.

İf they fulfill other requirements and would stay in Turkey for 5 years uninteruptedly, they can also apply for Turkish citizenship.

Best Regards

WALID
WALID
2 years ago

Hi,
I have a house in Istanbul for the last 3 years which worth 300000 US dollars when I bought it , and also I have a resident permit for me and my family for 2 years , but I don’t leave permenantly in Turkey.
Can I apply for Turkish citizenship and whate is the requirement.
thank you

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  WALID
2 years ago

Hello,
Thank you for your comment.

İn this case to apply for Turkish citizenship, you would need to stay in Turkey with residence permit based on a property already bought for at least 5 years uninterruptedly.

Kind Regards

BA
BA
2 years ago

Good day sir, what if you have a Turkish residence/ short term through a tourist visa and you acquire a house of about 115,000 Tl, how many years resident permit you will be given? and will you also be given citzenship after 5years as well??

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  BA
2 years ago

Hello,
Thank you for your comment.

After buying a property worth 115.000 TL you can obtain residence permit for as long as you wish but to apply for citizenship after 5 years, the value of property must be at least between 600-650.000 TL.

Kind Regards

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BA
BA
2 years ago

Are they still issuing residence permit to foreigners? I would like to know please

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  BA
2 years ago

Hello,

Foreigners can obtain short-term residence permit if they are:
– owners of the property in Turkey
– owners of company in Turkey
– spouse of Turkish citizen
– family members of foreigner having work permit in Turkey.
Our company provides services regarding these residence permit types. İf you are one of above, we can assist you to apply for residence permit after you arrive to Turkey.
Under another conditions foreigners who can prove their source of income from abroad and their purpose of stay in Turkey can apply for short term residence permit. This document is mostly granted for 5-6 months period of stay, can be obtained only once and can not be extended but there is also possibility that the application would be rejected.

Kind Regards,

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Ab
Ab
2 years ago

Hello please I would like to know how many years they give for new people who just got property one istanbul, how many years residence do they issue now??

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Ab
2 years ago

Hello,

İf the property is worth 650.000 TL or more, you can apply for 3 years valid residence permit. İf value is less than this amount, first application may be issued for 1 or 2 years but this kind of residence permit is possible to extend.

Kind Regards,

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Ab
Ab
2 years ago

Please I would like to know the documents I need to apply for property residence?? Thank you

Ab
Ab
Reply to  Ab
2 years ago

Please I just got a house property but I don’t live there, I live in a rented apartment now, please what documents do I need to apply for property residency? Because I don’t live in my new house, I am still living in rented apartment, thank you

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Ab
2 years ago

You need to provide documents proving that you are an owner of property. İt should be Tapu but if you do not have it yet, you are supposed to present contract with your name as a buyer

Ab
Ab
Reply to  ExpatGuideTurkey
2 years ago

I already have my Tapu, is there any documents I need to add to it From my present apartment ?? Please tell me what to do thank you so much

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Hi i want to buy a property less than 250k $ will my husband also get residence permit ? Do i apply for hım after buying apartment ör at the time of tapu thx

Ata Kurumsal
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Editor
Reply to  Zeba Sattar
2 months ago

Hello,
If you buy a property in Turkey in value of less than 250.000 USD you, syour spouse and children under 18 years old can be eligible for residence permit on this basis. Residence permit application on basis of property ownership can be submitted after transfer of Title Deed.

Kind Regards,

Are you satisfied with the answers we have given to your questions? Ata Institutional Consuntancy would like to know your feedback. Please leave a comment on our page. https://g.page/r/CT9i2JXthUlOEAI/review

akmizermac
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Reply to  Ata Kurumsal
2 months ago

hello, i wanted to know the nationality will be for the +18 kids in the family after buying it
or the -18
kids??

Last edited 2 months ago by akmizermac
Ata Kurumsal
Ata Kurumsal
Editor
Reply to  akmizermac
2 months ago

Hello,
Foreign investor, their spouse and children under 18 years old are eligible for Turkish citizenship application. Once the citizenship application is approved major children of investor are entitled for residence permit application on basis of being related to Turkish citizen.

Kind Regards,

Are you satisfied with the answers we have given to your questions? Ata Institutional Consuntancy would like to know your feedback. Please leave a comment on our page. https://g.page/r/CT9i2JXthUlOEAI/review

Nazmus
Nazmus
2 months ago

salam. If I buy a property worth 25000 TL and apply for residence permit, how much time do I require to obtain it. Thanks

Ata Kurumsal
Ata Kurumsal
Editor
Reply to  Nazmus
2 months ago

Hello,
Timeframe to obtain residence permit depends on the city and available appointment dates. Procedures take the longest in Istanbul, where obtaining residence permit can take even up to four months.

Kind Regards,

Are you satisfied with the answers we have given to your questions? Ata Institutional Consuntancy would like to know your feedback. Please leave a comment on our page. https://g.page/r/CT9i2JXthUlOEAI/review

Ayyoub MERSOUT
Ayyoub MERSOUT
3 years ago

What about if the foreigner is currently renting a house, appartement or an office in Turkey. Will he or she be able to get Citizenship or residence permit ?

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Ayyoub MERSOUT
3 years ago

Hello;
Thank you for your comment.

İt mostly depends on your visa’s type and validity. İf you came on tourist visa and it is still valid, you can apply for tourist residence permit if you rent a house or appartment and can prove your income for past 6 months. There is few ways of aqcuiring Turkish citizenship but there is also much more conditions you would need to fulfill to apply for it. You can read more about this topic in our article: https://www.expatguideturkey.com/acquisition-of-turkish-citizenship/

Best Regards

Kari rahja
Kari rahja
3 years ago

What about those having property already

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Kari rahja
3 years ago

Hello,

After living in Turkey for 5 years uninterruptedly with maximum 1 year period of time spent abroad they can apply for Turkish citizenship.

Best Regards

Tony
Tony
3 years ago

What about foreigners who have residence permit and by land and build value over 650,000 TL. Do they get citizenship?

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Tony
3 years ago

Hello,
Thank you for your comment.

İf they fulfill other requirements and would stay in Turkey for 5 years uninteruptedly, they can also apply for Turkish citizenship.

Best Regards

WALID
WALID
2 years ago

Hi,
I have a house in Istanbul for the last 3 years which worth 300000 US dollars when I bought it , and also I have a resident permit for me and my family for 2 years , but I don’t leave permenantly in Turkey.
Can I apply for Turkish citizenship and whate is the requirement.
thank you

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  WALID
2 years ago

Hello,
Thank you for your comment.

İn this case to apply for Turkish citizenship, you would need to stay in Turkey with residence permit based on a property already bought for at least 5 years uninterruptedly.

Kind Regards

BA
BA
2 years ago

Good day sir, what if you have a Turkish residence/ short term through a tourist visa and you acquire a house of about 115,000 Tl, how many years resident permit you will be given? and will you also be given citzenship after 5years as well??

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  BA
2 years ago

Hello,
Thank you for your comment.

After buying a property worth 115.000 TL you can obtain residence permit for as long as you wish but to apply for citizenship after 5 years, the value of property must be at least between 600-650.000 TL.

Kind Regards

Your thoughts are important to us. Are you satisfied with the answers we have given to your questions? Please rate us and leave a comment. Click here

BA
BA
2 years ago

Are they still issuing residence permit to foreigners? I would like to know please

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  BA
2 years ago

Hello,

Foreigners can obtain short-term residence permit if they are:
– owners of the property in Turkey
– owners of company in Turkey
– spouse of Turkish citizen
– family members of foreigner having work permit in Turkey.
Our company provides services regarding these residence permit types. İf you are one of above, we can assist you to apply for residence permit after you arrive to Turkey.
Under another conditions foreigners who can prove their source of income from abroad and their purpose of stay in Turkey can apply for short term residence permit. This document is mostly granted for 5-6 months period of stay, can be obtained only once and can not be extended but there is also possibility that the application would be rejected.

Kind Regards,

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Ab
Ab
2 years ago

Hello please I would like to know how many years they give for new people who just got property one istanbul, how many years residence do they issue now??

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Ab
2 years ago

Hello,

İf the property is worth 650.000 TL or more, you can apply for 3 years valid residence permit. İf value is less than this amount, first application may be issued for 1 or 2 years but this kind of residence permit is possible to extend.

Kind Regards,

Your thoughts are important to us. Are you satisfied with the answers we have given to your questions? Please rate us and leave a comment. Click here

Ab
Ab
2 years ago

Please I would like to know the documents I need to apply for property residence?? Thank you

Ab
Ab
Reply to  Ab
2 years ago

Please I just got a house property but I don’t live there, I live in a rented apartment now, please what documents do I need to apply for property residency? Because I don’t live in my new house, I am still living in rented apartment, thank you

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Ab
2 years ago

You need to provide documents proving that you are an owner of property. İt should be Tapu but if you do not have it yet, you are supposed to present contract with your name as a buyer

Ab
Ab
Reply to  ExpatGuideTurkey
2 years ago

I already have my Tapu, is there any documents I need to add to it From my present apartment ?? Please tell me what to do thank you so much

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