Can I get a residence visa in Turkey?

Foreigners that own or rent a property in Turkey can get a residence visa. The application is first made from internet and then your bring your papers to the police. We can help you with this procedure.

Who can get a work permit in Turkey?

Foreigners can get a work permit in Turkey, but only in work places that has got a certain number of employees. Normally the work place applies for the work permit and it can take months to get it.

Can I start my own business in Turkey?

It is easy to start your own company, the law is the same as for Turkish citizens. You can start a company on your own or together with a Turkish partner.

How much will I have to pay for a private health insurance in Turkey?

Prices will vary from company to company and according to age, gender and coverage. The cheapest will start from about 200 Euro a year, but this only covers one private hospital in Antalya. A good insurance will cost from 750 - 1400 Euro a year per person.

Can I import my belongings/furniture and car into Turkey?

You can, but it is expensive for transportation and Duty, so it may be advisable to purchase your furniture hereas the furniture is also cheaper than in Europe.

Can I get a home telephone?

To get a telephone at home you have to have a residence visa. The price to install a telephone is about 25 Euro.

Is internet widely used?

More or less all restaurants, cafes and hotels have got WiFi. You can internet in your apartment either permanently or buy GB according to your need.

Can I open a bank account in a Turkish bank?

As a foreigner you can open a bank account in any Turkish bank. You only need your passport and a tax number and a confirmation of your address (like a bill registrated in your name).

Can I bring my car?

Foreigners have the right to use their car in Turkey for three months. After this you can apply to get a permission for six more months, but after that you have to take your car out of the country .If you have a residence visa you can buy and own a car in Turkey.

How much will I have to spend for furniture etc?

This will of course vary a lot according to standard, but for 5000-7000 Euro you can buy everything you need for a three room flat.

Can I bring my pets?

Yes, but they have to be controlled by a vet during the last three days before you come to Turkey, and the vet should fill out an international certificate. There are high qualified vets in all the towns in the Antalya area.

Are there churches in the area?

There are churches both in Antalya and Alanya. There is also a Christian graveyard in Alanya.

Where can I learn Turkish?

There are course centers in most towns where they arrange Turkish courses for foreigners. It is also easy to find private teachers.

Which foreign languages are common in Turkey?

Today everybody learn English in school, and it is easy to find people who speak good English in the tourist areas. There are also a lot of people speaking German.

How much will I have to pay for a house insurance?

From 100 Euro a year depending on the value of the house and the value of the furniture..

Can I use my driving license in Turkey?

You can use your driving license as a tourist in Turkey. If you decide to live in Turkey, you will have to change to a Turkish driving license after six months.