Real estate residence

Real estate residence

Real estate residence in Turkey is a type of short-term residence granted to whoever owns real estate or immovable property in Turkey, and the property or property must be a residential house and used by the applicant for housing. If the applicant's family lives with him in the same property, these family members also obtain a residence permit, and the residence period is two years maximum, which can be extended.

Required papers for real estate residency in Turkey

Who owns the property (and all family members)
Residence application form (signed by the applicant or his legal representative)
The original copy of the passport (or travel document)
A copy of the passport (or travel document): the pages that contain the applicant’s data + the passport or document number + the date of issuance and expiration of the passport or document + entry and visa stamp (visa)
A tax number, which you can obtain for free from any tax department
4 colored personal photos on a white background, no more than 6 months old
Valid health insurance covering the entire length of stay (children under the age of 18 and the elderly over the age of 65 do not need health insurance)
If the applicant is under the age of 18:
A copy of the family book or family record must be submitted translated by a sworn translator and certified by the notary.
It is indicated in the application form that the applicant is a minor, and the parents or legal guardian sign the application on behalf of the minor
A residence document issued by the Population Department to which the place of residence belongs

A copy of the application fee payment receipt


From the property owner only
The original Tabu document with a copy of it, certified by the notary.
Numarataj (or Nimra Tash as it is common!), Which is a document for the numbering plate of buildings and real estate, you can request the document from the municipality to which the property belongs
Earthquake insurance policy (DASK), which is a compulsory type of insurance that you can obtain from any insurance company

Steps to apply for real estate residency in Turkey

Extract all the required documents and prepare them before proceeding to the next step (except for the application form and the fee payment receipt)
Fill out the application form via the Immigration Department’s website in the “first time” section
The site will book an interview appointment at the earliest date, and the place of the interview, date and time will appear on the page (keep this information, it is very important)
Print the application (the site will save the application as an electronic file in PDF format) You can print this file
Gather all the required documents together
Ensure that the documents are complete and that the form is signed by the applicant
Gather all documents into one folder to present them together in the interview (and if the applicants are a family, a separate book must be prepared for each application)
At the interview, you can request an interpreter for free
After accepting the documents from the responsible employee, you will be required to pay the fees at the treasury office (within the same building). When paying the amount, you will get from the treasury employee a receipt. Return this receipt to the first employee and he will give you a document proving the application’s submission and making your status legal until the residence card is issued.


  1. Make sure to submit the application before your visa expires
    The passport (or travel document) must be valid for more than 6 months
    If the application is for a family, all the previous steps are followed and a separate workbook is prepared for each family member, and each family member will have his own interview appointment.
    The interview date issued by the Immigration Department is the applicant’s personal appointment and the date of the interview is very important
    Minor applicant is accompanied by parents or legal guardian
    Payment of fees is exclusively in cash and in local currency (bank transfers and credit cards are not accepted), so make sure to bring enough cash to pay the application fee, and if the applicants are a family, the payment for each application will be separately.
    Ensure that the proof of application document is stamped by the Immigration Department before you leave
    The residence card is issued within 30 to 60 days from the date of submitting the application and it is valid for one or two years (as mentioned in the application)
    In the event that the passport (or travel document) is valid for less than a year, the validity of the residency is the validity of the passport minus 60 days

    In the event that the documents are not complete, the employee will immediately inform you of that, or if the Immigration Department requests additional documents after receiving the application, the applicant will be notified via an SMS text message.