If you want to own an apartment, flat, house, real estate, villa or residence in Turkey, you must provide the following documents:
- Your tax number.
- A copy of your passport translated by a licensed translator and certified by a Notary (Noter).
- Four personal photos.
Saudi, Iraqi, UAE, Egyptian, Jordanian, Kuwaiti, Qatari, Lebanese, Algerian, Libyan and other citizenships can own real estate in Turkey.
What is the Tax Number in Turkey (Vergi Numarası)?
It is a unique number for each person required in official and legal transactions and for opening a bank account in Turkey.
How can you get a Tax Number (Vergi Numarası) in Turkey?
- Ready a copy of your valid passport and Residence Address in Turkey.
- Go to the nearest tax department, you can find out the address of the nearest tax department (Vergi Dairesi) in Turkey by clicking here.
- Head to the responsible employee and request the issuance of a tax number (Vergi Numarası).
- The employee will enter your information into the tax department’s system and you will receive a paper containing several information one of which is your tax number.
Who can get a Tax Number (Vergi Numarası) in Turkey?
Any foreigner can get a tax number if they have a valid passport and residence address in Turkey. There is no need for a Tourist Residence Permit, Work Permit or Student Residence Permit.
What is the Notary (Noter) in Turkey?
A non-governmental organization assigned by the Turkish Government and the Ministry of Justice to authenticate documents and log it to its electronic system. The Notary represents the role of a legally recognized witness and no official document is accepted in Turkey without its ratification from a Notary.
What documents should I certify from a Notary?
- Any translation of official papers such as passport, personal identification, driver’s license, family registration certificate, marriage contract, birth certificate, etc.
- Contracts between two or more parties such as a contract of purchase or rental of a residential or commercial property, and partnership contracts.
- All documents related to transactions with the institutions and departments of the Turkish Government.
How do I find the nearest Notary (Noterlik) in Turkey?
- Click here to go to the official site of the Turkish Notary.
- Choose the current city from the list (İl).
- Type the name of the region in the (Adres) field.
- Check the box beside (I’m not a robot).
- Click on (Aramaya Başla).
- Choose the closest location from the table.
Important notes on the ratification of official papers from a Notary:
- If you wish to certify documents written in a non-Turkish language, they should first be translated by a Sworn Translator located near the selected Notary to avoid problems when certifying these documents.
- Documents must be certified by one of the Notaries located in the same city where these documents will be used.
- Pay attention that the certified documents have an expiry date. They can be re-issued with a new date from the same Notary Center at a reduced cost.
Who is the Sworn Translator (Yeminli Tercüman) in Turkey?
A person authorized by the Turkish government to translate documents from foreign languages into Turkish.
What documents and papers should be translated?
All official documents that are not available in Turkish and will be used for transactions on Turkish land such as passport, personal identification, driver’s license, family registration certificate, marriage contract, birth certificate, etc.
How do I find the nearest sworn translator in Turkey?
There is a sworn translator in or near any Notary center. To find the nearest center, please refer to the previous paragraph.