Ask a Question
Full list of Questions
What documentation is required for living in Turkey? Do I need a permit to reside in Turkey? How do I apply for a residency permit in Turkey?
Do I need to apply for a Turkish residence permit for a baby born in Turkey? How do I apply for a Turkish residence permit for a child? How do I renew my Turkish residency permit?
How much is a residency permit in Turkey? How long does it take to receive a Turkish residence permit? How to change your address on your Residency Permit
I have a Turkish Residency Permit - Can I leave Turkey for any length of time? Can a UK passport holder apply for a short term residency permit for less than 1 year? How to apply for a 8 year residence permit in Turkey? (Long term - permanent permit)
Turkish Residence Permit Requirements TURKISH RESIDENCE PERMIT FEES Do I need Health Insurance for the Long Term Residence Permit? - Turkey
TURKISH RESIDENCE PERMIT - REQUIREMENTS FOR SHORT TERM PERMIT TURKISH RESIDENCE PERMIT - REQUIREMENTS FOR FAMILY PERMIT TURKISH RESIDENCE PERMIT - REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENT PERMIT
Directorate General of Migration Management District Offices - Turkey First time Turkish Residence Permit Application IMPORTANT NOTES Renewal of Turkish Residence Permit IMPORTANT NOTES
How do I complete the Online Form for the Turkish Residence Permit ? How do I complete the Online Form for RENEWING Turkish Residence Permit ? Which banks can I pay my Turkish Residence Permit Fee too?
Contact Directorate General of Migration Management ( DGMM ) - Turkey Turkish Residence Permit - Turkish / English Phrases If I renew my passport, do I need to get a new residence permit?
How to re-activate SGK when a Turkish Residence permit is being processed Turkish Residence Permit - Professional Assistance Turkish Residence Permit - Infographic
RESIDENCE PERMITS IN TURKEY - OVERVIEW Obtaining a criminal record check from your home country How to obtain a refund for your Residence Permit Tax Payment
My residency permit is in process, can i leave Turkey during this time? what can a person do if they are rejected by the immigration office for either a first time residency or extension of residency permit. Is there any restrictions on the amount of time you can spend out of Turkey if you hold a residence/student permit?

#Retiring

It is important to have the following in place, if you are planning on living in Turkey.

» Turkish Tax number or Yabanci Kimlik number (Foreigners Identity Number) - You will need to have this in order to do such things as; open a Turkish bank account, register utility bills in your own name, paying Turkish land/council taxes and applying for a Turkish driving license. A Turkish tax number can be obtained from your local Tax office (Vergi Dairesi)

» Turkish Residence permit - This is a permit granted to all foreign nationals, allowing them permission to reside in Turkey. This can be issued for up to 2 years (Short-Term Residence Permit), 3 years (Family Residence Permit), 5 years (Short-Term Permit for KKTC and foreign national investors) or *permanent (Long-Term Residence Permit).

» Contact YellAli for Professional Assistance with your Turkish Residence Permit


Helpful Blogs: You may like to read YellAli blogs for » Working and Living in Turkey

Please note: Having a Turkish residence permit is a requirement for the following;
- Shipping personal items to Turkey
- Registering a land-line telephone/internet.

» Yabanci Kimlik number - This translates to, Foreigner Identity Number (FIN). This number is issued to all foreigners and may be required for:

• Obtaining a Turkish driving license
• Public notary proceedings
• Purchase and sale of real estate
• Obtaining and renewing insurance policies
• Bank accounts and transactions
• Purchasing a Vehicle

Military approval- Having this will entitle you to own a property in Turkey. This is a necessity before you can legally own a property in your own name. Applying for Military Approval is a process which starts when you have selected a property to purchase.

» Contact YellAli for Professional Assistance with your Property Purchase
YellAli provides Legal Assistance for both Buying & Selling Property in Turkey.


Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a general guide. Information published to YellAli is confirmed by official government departments in Turkey. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, information may be subject to change at any time. YellAli does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies in this information.





» Receive Advice, TIPS & important updates
Direct to your email address
 
Sign up FREE to YellAli







Tags: Residency Permit, Retiring, Tax number

UK nationals

If you move to Turkey you are still entitled to your UK state pension. You need to contact the UK government department for Working, jobs and pensions and inform them you are moving to Turkey.

You may need to provide bank details in Turkey. However, this will need to be discussed/agreed from the department for Working, jobs and pensions.

Please note: Even though you are living abroad your pension will continue to have the normal government cost of living with adjustments applied.


Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a general guide. Information published to YellAli is confirmed by official government departments in Turkey. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, information may be subject to change at any time. YellAli does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies in this information.







Tags: Retiring

For UK nationals

You can contact the International Pension Centre in the UK, 4 months before you reach retirement age.
International Pension Centre
Tyneview Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE98 1BA
United Kingdom
email - tvp.internationalqueries@thepensionservice.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)191 218 7777
Textphone: +44 (0)191 218 7280
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Also you can visit the directgov website to make your state pension claim online -
www.gov.uk/contact-pension-service


Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a general guide. Information published to YellAli is confirmed by official government departments in Turkey. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, information may be subject to change at any time. YellAli does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies in this information.







Tags: Retiring

It is not law to have a will in Turkey but it is strongly advisable for a person owning a property to have a will to avoid any complications that may arise from not having a will in place.

The Turkish law regarding the transfer of real estate on the event of death is very different to other countries. The Turkish Inheritance law outlines that as a spouse you receive 25% of the estate with the children of the decease inheriting the remaining 75%.
If there is more than one child the estate will be divided between them equally.

Your UK or foreign will is legally valid in Turkey but to be ensure there is no confusion it is advisable to have a Turkish will.
Note: If you have a will in the UK or from your own country, remember to update it with your new property in Turkey.


Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a general guide. Information published to YellAli is confirmed by official government departments in Turkey. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, information may be subject to change at any time. YellAli does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies in this information.





Tags: Legal, Retiring