BUYING TURKEY PROPERTY FOR RESIDENCY AND CITIZENSHIP

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Update November, 2022 – Resource, Turkey iResidence
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UPDATE FOR APPLICATION LODGED AFTER 10 FEB 2022
IN AREAS OF HOME ADDRESS FOR ANY TYPE RESIDENCE PERMIT (PROPERTY PURCHASE OR CITIZENSHIP, STUDENT OR SCHOOL, FAMILY OR MARRIAGE DUE TO FOREIGNER POPULATION REACHED 25% MAXIMUM LIMITS) THAT DO NOT QUALIFY FOR RESIDENCE PERMIT IN ISTANBUL AVCILAR, DENIZKÖŞKLER, BAŞAKŞEHIR, İKITELLI OSB, ZIYA GÖKALP, BEYLIKDÜZÜ OSB, BEŞİKTAŞ YILDIZ. ESENYURT ALEVLER, GÖKEVLER KOZA, PIRI REIS, YEŞILKENT, ZAFER, FATIH. BALABANAĞA, İSKENDERPAŞA, KATIP KASIM, KEMALPAŞA, MESIHPAŞA, MIMAR HAYRETTIN, MOLLA GÜRANI, MUHSINE HATUN, NIŞANCA, SARAÇ ISHAK, BEYOĞLU, BÜLBÜL, ÇUKUR, KAMER HATUN, KOCATEPE, ŞEHIT MUHTAR, KÜÇÜKÇEKMECE, BEŞYOL, SARIYER, MASLAK ERGENEKON, MECIDIYEKÖY, ŞILE, MEŞRUTIYET, ÜMRANIYE, DUDULLU OSB, ZEYTINBURNU, MALTEPE, İNÖNÜ, TUZLA, AYDINLI KOSB.

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RENT CONTRACT MADE BY TURKISH HOME OWNER IN NOTARY SPONSOR NEW FORMAT MUST BE ATTACHED TO APPLICATION (WITH 4 DOCUMENTS TO CONFIRM OWNERSHIP).
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Update 13 June 2022 on Application to council of state to cancel citizenship with money.

Update 11 June 2022 on 1200 districts will be closed to residence permit application on 01 Jul.

Update 06 June 2022 on critical Turkish government elections on May 2023 nationalism is on rise.
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“ON ROUTINE THERE IS NO CONDITION” TO BUYING PROPERTY IN TURKEY FOR RESIDENCY

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THERE IS CONDITION TO BUY AN APARTMENT OR HOUSE IN TURKEY AND REQUIRED ONLY FOR TURKISH CITIZENSHIP AND PASSPORT ELIGIBILITY,  AS THE AVERAGE TOURIST WHO WILL ENTER TURKEY BY E-VISA / VISA, VISA-EXEMPT FOR TOURIST PURPOSE TRAVEL AND REQUIRES MORE THAN 90 DAY STAY, USUALLY WILL APPLY FOR TOURISTIC RESIDENCE PERMIT BY PROPERTY RENTAL CONTRACT NOTARIZED BY HOME OWNER ONLY, FOR LOCAL ADDRESS DECLARATION.
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HOUSE RENTAL LEASE AGREEMENT FOR RESIDENCE PERMIT ID CARD
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The short-term Residence Permit ID Card is supplied in Turkey after entered by Visa that will help determine your purpose of stay [in any case over the 1- 90 days period] and the type of Residence Permit you are eligible to receive.

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After entered the foreigner may rent property in Turkey for an application address declaration and maybe qualify for residence permit by meeting other criterias and conditions. Each residence permit type will have a different file setup with relevant documents list.
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  • Tourism e-visa / visa / visa-exempt may convert to Touristic residence permit ID Card for 1-2 year stay and must return back (and maybe extend by showing additional reason or purpose to stay in Turkey for more period again).
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  • Student sticker visa may convert to Student Residence Permit ID Card upto 1 year stay and return back (and maybe extend by additional University acceptance letter).
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  • Business sticker visa may convert to Business Residence Permit ID Card upto 3 months stay and return back (and maybe extend by additional Turkish company agency contract).
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  • Medical sticker visa may convert to Medical Residence Permit ID Card upto 3 months stay and return back (and maybe extend by additional Hospital treatment program).
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DO YOU GET RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR BUYING PROPERTY IN TURKEY?
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REAL ESTATE RESIDENCE PERMIT ID CARD: To buy real estate in Turkey is started by the non-Turkish buyers passport translation into Turkish at the Public Notary + obtain the National Tax ID Number free from the government State Tax Department, and sign-off at the government Tapu and Land Cadastro office on same day.
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The Turkish government announced recent that 287.000 foreign citizens have purchased 50 billion USD value land and property investment in Turkey since 2005 (when compared to 2 million holiday homes sold in Spain) suggests that Turkey the eastern EU candidate country and OECD member country is a major player in the International property league with market prices and outlook figures inevitable to double over the next few years by 2025, as interest and attention continues.
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PURCHASE ABOVE 250.000 USD FOR CITIZENSHIP: The Turkey investment visa (also know as Golden visa) is the Tourism visa or Business visa in basic, that in addition allows also to make any investment during a visit.
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The Turkish citizenship e-kimlik and Passport condition after entered Turkey by Tourist visa will require to buy property in Turkey for $ 250.000 USD
[the amount reduced from $1 million USD continued] and to bond a condition at the government Land Registry & Cadastro office not sell 3 years and will guarantee Turkish citizenship instant with no language test or barrier. Citizenship process take 1 -1.5 year to complete.
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  • Turkish Citizenship Law 5901 allows dual citizenship to American, British and European nationals as well as over 180 foreign nationals worldwide with ease.
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  • Tourism visa (the golden visa) may convert to Turkish citizenship and passport by investment and benefit more Visa-free travel to 115 countries worldwide to include Russia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Brazil.
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  • Turkish citizenship and passport application is lodged immediate to Ministry of Interior Directorate General of Migration Management (Göç İdaresi) at 250 district offices in Turkey, and approved in short 3 months.
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In the result, after Turkish citizenship and Passport application is lodged to the Göç İdaresi government migration office, on final with the non-Turkish national person name published in the Turkish Official Gazette will conclude that the Turkish citizenship process has been granted and complete. Citizenship process take 1 -1.5 year to complete.

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NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO BUY PROPERTY IN TURKEY AND SAFE TO MAKE ANY INVESTMENT AS TURKISH CITIZENSHIP AMOUNTS REDUCED 75% CONTINUES TO HELP EASE THE WAY FORWARD FOR INSTANT TURKEY CITIZENSHIP AND PASSPORT, WHILE 2018 LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENT IS STILL IN EFFECT.
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2019 THE BEST PLACE FOREIGNERS ARE BUYING PROPERTY IN TURKEY
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The Statistical Institute and Turkish government agency TUIK has released first-quarter 2019 official data to show, foreigners investment in
housing sales in Turkey and advantage for Turkish citizenship by investment [with 250.000 USD value real estate purchase, reduced from 1 million USD] continues to appeal worldwide nationals in all the 4 seasons and year around market, to live in Turkey or holidays.
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The total cheap house sales in Istanbul for Arabs in the Marmara region (major earthquake zone) with 19 thousand 140 house sales by 18.2% has highest share in Turkey. In addition figures show 10 thousand 619 housing sales with 10.1% share of beach homes in Antalya in the Mediterranean is most preferred by the elite and European citizens along the world famous Turkish riviera, and 6.366 housing sales with 6.1% share by African nationals for real estate in Ankara the capitol city follows.

The cheapest places to buy Turkish property and investment land in Turkey are at the far east provinces with border to Georgia, Iran, Iraq and Syria, where the number of housing sales was low were Hakkari with 5 residences, Ardahan with 7 residences and Bayburt with 27 residences, respectively.

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TURKISH HOUSING SALES IN MARCH REACH TO 105.046 HOMES SOLD
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Compared to the same month of the previous year, mortgage sales in Turkey fell by 30.6 percent reaching 22 thousand 762. The share of mortgage sales in total housing sales was 21.7 percent. In the mortgage sales Istanbul ranked first with 3 thousand 462 housing sales and 15.2 percent share. In total housing sales, the province with the highest mortgage sales share was Artvin with 50 percent.
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Other housing sales in Turkey, compared to the same month of the previous year increased by 5.3 percent to 82 thousand 284. In other housing sales category, Istanbul ranked first with 15 thousand 678 housing sales and 19.1 percent share. In addition to buying property in Istanbul for citizenship, the total share of other provinces sale was 81.9 percent.
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Ankara took second place with the sale of 7 thousand 620 other houses. After Ankara was, 5 thousand 035 housing sales followed by apartments and homes in Izmir. The other housing sale least was Hakkari with 4 houses in the province.

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NEW PROJECT HOUSING TOTAL TO 44 THOUSAND 163 UNITS SOLD IN TURKEY
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The number of new Turkish apartments and houses in Turkey sold throughout, compared to the same month of the previous year and became 44 thousand 163. In total housing sales, the share of brand new unit sales was 42 percent. In the brand new home category, sales of Istanbul was 8 thousand 453 housing sales and 19.1 percent with the highest share. Followed Istanbul, is 3 thousand 553 housing sales with Antalya, and 2 thousand 884 housing sales followed by Ankara.

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Sales of second-hand homes in Turkey increased by 1.1 percent compared to the same month of the previous year to 60 thousand 883 units. Second-hand housing sales in Istanbul were 10 thousand 687 housing sales and 17.6 percent with the first place. After Istanbul, the share of second-hand sales in total housing sales with 55.8 percent. is Ankara with 7 thousand 066 housing sales, and the 3 thousand 506 housing sales in Antalya follows.

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FOREIGNER HOUSE SALES INCREASE 71% ALONE IN MARCH 2019
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The sale of Housing to foreigners reached 3 thousand 129 units in March and increased by 71.3 percent compared to the same month of the previous year. In the housing sales made to foreigners, Istanbul in Marmara region took first place in March 2019 with the sale of 1 thousand 520 houses.
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After Istanbul province, with 626 housing sales is Antalya in Mediterranean region along the world famous Turkish Riviera, 173 housing sales in the capitol Ankara in Anatolia region, 121 housing sales in Bursa and 110 housing sales followed by Yalova near Aegean region of Turkey.

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In March the Top nationals to purchase real estate in Turkey through estate agency services and companies were, first place of Iraqi citizens who bought 548 homes from Turkey. Iraq is followed, second place Iran with 334 housing, third is Saudi Arabia with 189 housing, fourth Russian Federation with 156 housing, and Afghanistan nationals rank in fifth place with 150 housing purchased and owned, respectively.

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FOREIGNER HOUSE SALES INCREASE TOTAL FIRST QUARTER 2019 
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BEST FIGURES SEEN OF FOREIGNERS HOUSING SALES IN TURKEY HISTORY

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Indicating an increase of 81.5 percent, the sale of Housing to foreigners reached to 9 thousand 717 units in the first three months in 2019. In the January-March period of last year, 5 thousand 298 units of housing were sold to foreigners.
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In March month of this year from Thousand 827 to increased 3 thousand 129, sales of Housing to foreigners increased by 71.3 percent compared to the same month of last year. Thus, the best first quarter and March figures in the history of housing sales to foreigners were seen in Turkey.

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According to government data, Istanbul continues to remain in first place in the provinces, where foreigners prefer to buy commercial property for sale in Turkey. Foreigners who bought 556 residences from Istanbul last year in March became the owner of 520 residences in March of this year. Housing purchases of yachtsmen from Istanbul increased by 173.4 percent in March compared to the same month last year.
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The province where most increase in housing sale to foreigners experienced was Istanbul in the major earthquake zone Marmara region. Istanbul, with 158.2% increase followed by Antalya in the Turkish riviera region south and sunny with 55.2% increase, and Ankara the colder capitol center.

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The first 10 cities where the most residential sales to foreigner were examined, according to the month of March last year was Trabzon the Black sea region, by 63.4% of the sale of House units to foreigners in the decline.
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Istanbul house for sale …………………… 20.857

Antalya house for sale ……………………. 10,619

Ankara house for sale ……………………… 2,539

Bursa house for sale ……………………….. 2,213

Izmir house for sale ………………………….. 837

Mersin house for sale ……………………….. 210

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