The procedure for foreigners buying real property in Turkey simplified
According to order 1751 of the Office of Tapu and Cadastre of Turkey No. 2013/2014 (1751) of 8 October 2013, the procedure for registering real estate in Turkey for foreign nationals, subject to certain conditions, is simplified.
This simplification is connected with a resolution from the War Office in Izmir, which is mandatory for the obtaining of Tapu by any foreign citizen.
You can familiarize yourselves with this order in the Turkish language here
Its gist is that if up to this time at the Office of Tapu and Cadastre of a respective region or province the permission for this cadastral plot and quarter of land has already been obtained for any foreign citizen, who on these grounds has obtained Tapu, any repeated verification for the same cadastral plot of land and property is not required!
This order applies to all responses from the War Office in Izmir that were received after May 5, 2011. If respective permissions were received prior to this date, the registration takes place according to the standard procedure with a request to the War Office in Izmir.
This simplification of the procedure of real estate registration in Turkey for foreign nationals will dramatically reduce the time of the registration of Tapu for them if a property they buy meets these conditions!
Now the terms
of the registration of real estate in Turkey for foreigners may be reduced from
1.5-2 months to 2-5 days!
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