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Frequently Asked Questions      





WHAT SHOULD THOSE WHO WANT TO WORK IN TURKEY DO ?


It is necessary for foreigners who will come in order to live in Turkey for along time or work to apply to our overseas agencies and have a visa appropriate for their purposes. Those who apply for a visa for the purpose of working may produce a copy of their working permission document during application.

The document that enables the dwelling of foreigners in Turkey is Residence Permit for Foreigners. It is possible to receive detailed information from the Police Department of the province where one dwells about the document prepared by the Foreigner Department in Police Departments.

The Central Address:

Foreigner Head Department Security General Directorate Ministry of Domestic Affairs (Icisleri Bakanligi Emniyet Genel Mudurlugu Yabancılar Daire Baskanligi)
Ilkadim Avenue No: 89 Dikmen-ANKARA

Bureau Headquarter of Residence and Working Permit (Ikamet ve Calısma Izni Buro Amirligi) Tel: +90.312.412 32 32.
Bureau Headquarter for Visas (Vize Buro Amirligi) Tel: +90.312.412 32 36
www.egm.gov.tr


WHAT SHOULD THOSE WHO WANT TO SETTLE IN TURKEY DO ?


It is necessary for foreigners who will come in order to settle in Turkey to apply to our overseas agencies for procedures under the provisions of Residence Law numbered 2510 before they arrive in our country and to state that they want to settle in Turkey and to make a demand for a visa for this purpose.

-The demand is passed to the center by the Overseas Agency.

- It is evaluated in the center and our Overseas Agency is informed of the result in order to inform the person to whom it may concern.

- It is not possible to give a visa for settling except under the Residence Law numbered 2510.

- Foreigners who want to stay in Turkey longer than it is permitted by the convention of visa exemption have to get a visa from our overseas agencies.

The extension of residence permit of foreigners in Turkey is within the authority of National Offices.

Application Address:

Foreigner Head Department Security General Directorate Ministry of Domestic Affairs (Icisleri Bakanligi Emniyet Genel Mudurlugu Yabancılar Daire Baskanligi)
Ilkadim Avenue No: 89 Dikmen-ANKARA
Bureau Headquarter of Residence and Working Permit (Ikamet ve Calısma Izni Buro Amirligi) Tel: +90.312.468 56 00 / 3232
Bureau Headquarter for Visas (Vize Buro Amirligi)Tel: +90.312.412 32 43
www.egm.gov.tr


WHAT SHOULD THOSE WHO WANT TO HAVE A PROPERTY IN TURKEY DO?


As to article 35 of Law on Title Deeds numbered 16, 2644 of our Constitution foreign real people (individuals) are allowed to have a property in Turkey provided that they abide by the reciprocity condition. For a person with a foreign citizenship to have a real estate in Turkey, a Turkish citizen should have a real estate in the country of that foreigner according to reciprocity condition. If there are some limitations and conditions for the Turks to have a property in the country of the foreigner, same conditions and stipulations are imposed for that foreigner in Turkey.

- As to the articles 35 and 36 of Law on Title Deeds numbered 2644 and article 87 of Village Law numbered 442, foreigners are not allowed to have a real estate through buying within the borders of a village. Therefore, it is necessary that the real estate the foreigner aims to buy should be within the borders of the Municipality. Moreover, as to the law numbered 2565 it is possible to have a real estate in places except for Military Forbidden Area and Security Areas. Required procedure is followed if the person applies to Directorate of the Register of Deeds in the area where the real estate to be bought is situated personally or through an assignee.

And legal entities (companies) with foreign citizenships are not allowed to have a real estate in Turkey as a rule. However, provided that provisions of Promotion of Foreign Capital numbered 6224 are abided by they are allowed to have a real estate in a way as to fulfill the real foundation purposes.

Detailed information concerning this subject can be obtained from General Directorate of Land Registry.

Application Address:

Office of Prime Minister, General Directorate of Land Registry, Headship of Foreign Affairs Office (Basbakanlik Tapu ve Kadastro Genel Mudurlugu Yabanci Isler Dairesi Baskanligi) Dikmenyolu-ANKARA

Tel: +90.312.417 12 60
Fax: +90.312.417 03 60
www.tapu.gov.tr
webmaster@tapu.gov.tr

Foreign Affairs Headship of Visa Office (Disisleri Bakanligi Vize Dairesi Baskanligi)
Balgat-Ankara
Tel No: +90.312.212 51 25 / 3111


IS IT A PLAUSABILE PREFERENCE TO INVEST IN TURKISH TOURISM?


Certainly yes. Especially investing generally in every sector in Turkey with precautions for the recovery of the investment atmosphere adopted in recent years has become very attractive for foreign investors. Foreign investments in every field of economy, in portfolio investment above all, have been rapidly increasing. However, Turkish tourism sector presents more attractive opportunities and occasions for foreign investors. Tourism is the most competitive product of Turkey. Besides there are very positive developments in all sectors in Turkey, the progress in tourism sector is very striking. It is emphasized through the reports of World Tourism Organization that Turkish tourism sector develops more rapidly and healthily than world tourism market and this development will continue increasingly in the following years.

Turkish tourism sector is a very plausible and beneficial investment area for foreign investors. Extending all tourism activities throughout the country and throughout the year in Turkey having a unique potential not only in mass tourism field but also in many other alternative tourism types and diversifying tourism via tourism policies that are sustainable and sensitive to the environment are primary aims of the government. Through opportunities such as thermal and health tourism centers having been planned and begun to be practiced recently, winter sports and skiing centers, congress, golf, entertainment center projects, plateau, nature and cultural tourism, tourism activities are rapidly diversified in Turkey and extend to all regions of the country and to twelve months of a year.

155 places with rich potentials for various tourism activities have been announced as Tourism Centers by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in the scope of Law on the Promotion of Tourism so far. Thanks to the Law on the Promotion of Tourism which came into effect in 1982 for the healthy development of tourism sector, generous promotions such as providing land, tax reduction, and attractive loan arrangements for domestic and foreign investors have been carried out.

It is possible to get detailed information on subject such as Alternative Tourism Investment Fields in Turkey, Tourism Fields and Centers, Regions of Protection and Development of Culture and Tourism and promotions, opportunities and facilities for domestic and foreign investors who will invest in tourism sector from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Investment and Enterprises.

Application Address:

Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Investment and Enterprises (Kultur ve Turizm Bakanligi Yatırım ve Isletmeler Genel Mudurlugu),
Ismet Inonu Boulevard, No: 5 Emek /ANKARA
Tel no : +90 312 212 83 85
Fax: +90 312 212 83 97
yatirimlar@turizm.gov.tr
www.kultur.gov.tr