Many differences between tourist residency and real estate residency in Turkey..get to know them

  • Created At: 05 Sep 2021
  • Updated At: 05 Sep 2021
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Turkey is one of the most important and prominent countries visited by many visitors, and many lovers of Turkey seek to obtain the longest possible period of stay in it, so you see the huge demand for obtaining residence there, because the law in Turkey stipulates that whoever exceeds the period allowed for him in the visa, he must: Obtain a residence permit. And in view of the large influx of immigrants from a number of Arab countries (Syria - Palestine - Iraq - Libya....) that Turkey witnessed for permanent residence there, whether for the purpose of work or as an alternative option due to the bad conditions in some Arab countries during the previous years.

The tourist residence (short-term) was one of the best facilities for them to stay legally within the Turkish territory. There are many types of residences in Turkey, we will learn about some of them and the differences between them.


• What is tourist residency ?

It appeared as an alternative to the entry visa, which is usually granted to enter the country for a limited period of time up to 90 days, and due to the large number of arrivals to the country and owners of capital, the tourist residence came as a solution for them to ensure residency within the country and to continue their work legally. It was a flexible, amendable or repealed law that appeared during a certain period to suit the requirements of that period and facilitate the movement of arrivals and arrivals to Turkey for various purposes.


• The papers needed to obtain it?

o An original copy of the passport, valid for a minimum of 6 months.

o A tax number obtained within five minutes (free of charge) and (must be maintained on a permanent basis to facilitate most procedures related to state departments).

o 3 personal photos.

o Health insurance for each family member (from 19 to 65 years old)

o A copy of the house rental contract certified by the notary public and signed by the owner of the rental property.

o A translated copy of the family statement for the children when applying for the residence of the property as a family.


• The most important steps for obtaining a tourist residence

o Book an appointment for a residence interview through a website for the Turkish Immigration Department

The date and time shall be specified within the appointment after filling out the application form.

o Print a copy of the required papers and it must be signed by the applicant.

o Pay the residence fees at the treasury office on the day of the appointment after submitting all documents and papers to the concerned employee.

o Submit the residency application papers on the day of the appointment to the relevant authorities in full and wait until the residency is issued between 30 to 90 days.


• What is real estate residency?

It is a residence permit granted by the Turkish government to every foreigner who has purchased a property in Istanbul or owns an immovable property in Turkish territory and within any city in it without exception, and thus gave the right to any foreigner who purchases a residential property in Turkey and owns all the identification papers related to the property, by applying in a manner Legal to the wishes and departments of the state to obtain the residence of the property, which facilitates the conduct of all legal procedures within the country.

Real estate residency or (real estate ownership residency) is usually granted to the owner of the property with his wife and children under the age of 18, and its duration is usually one or two years, subject to renewal (for the duration of the property ownership).

Thus, the procedure for granting real estate residency was a reason and incentive for many investors and foreigners residing in the Gulf countries, especially (Iraqis – Syrians – Libyans – Palestinians) and buying real estate in Turkey to obtain this real estate residency, which is an alternative and safe option under the current circumstances.


• How to get an appointment for real estate residence.

After completing all the procedures related to the real estate and obtaining the title deed that is stamped by the notary, each concerned person must follow these steps to obtain the real estate residency:

o Obtaining an appointment through the websites of the state and belonging to the Turkish Immigration Department, or obtaining it through the approved residence offices, provided that the owners of the property and each family member have their own appointment.

o Fill out an application to apply online, to obtain an appointment at one of the state security branches, which shows through the application all the papers necessary to complete the residency procedures.

o Go to the wish list on the day of the pre-set appointment with all the papers prepared in advance when filling out the application.

o The need to pay a fee to obtain residency, which ranges from $100 to $150 per person, to be paid within one of the state security offices.

o When all matters are legally completed during the appointment, the residence permit is sent when issued to the residence address by the state post and takes between 30 to 60 days to issue.


• Documents required to obtain real estate residency.

o An original copy of the passport, valid for a minimum of 6 months.

o A tax number obtained within five minutes (free of charge) and (must be maintained to facilitate most procedures related to state departments).

o 3 personal photos.

o Health insurance for each family member (from 19 to 65 years old)

o The existence of a title deed (Tabu) that proves ownership of the property in Turkey.

o A copy of the property's albumin insurance.

o A translated copy of the family statement for the children when applying for the residence of the property as a family.

In the end, it becomes clear to us the clear difference between the tourist and real estate residences. Tourism is characterized by its short goals, and the holder must stay for a short period in Turkey. As for real estate, the goal of its holder is one, which is to obtain a property in Turkey. Staying there for a longer period and continuously is renewed annually.


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