Relocation to Turkey
During the last two years there has been a very noticeable increase in the amount of people relocating to Turkey from other European countries. Most people are hoping for a better quality of life. In this section we hope to give you a few points that you may want to consider:
Does the area you wish to relocate to meet all your requirements: schools, health care , shops and amenities (always ensure you have medical insurance).
If you are relocating to Turkey for more than six months then you are well advised to apply to the Turkish Government Office for a resident visa. They will issue a document for you to present to the police who in return will process the application.
It is illegal in Turkey for a foreigner to work without the issue of a work permit and this process can take a considerable time. Please enquire in advance to the Turkish Embassy of your present country of residence and they will be only to pleased to advise.
If you are planning to stay in Turkey for a year or less, then renting is usually the best solution. Most rental properties in Turkey are let unfurnished. Furnished properties are difficult to find and generally poorly equipped. You should be prepared to negotiate the price and make sure you receive value for money. Elite homes will be happy to assist you with finding the right property for your requirements for a reasonable fee.
Research the area and region where you intend to live, know what your budget is and make sure you budget for additional costs (Agents fees and taxes etc.) Shop around for finance and consider all options, ensure all your financial arrangements are in place and funds are available. Inspect a good range of properties which will suit all the year round use. If you are considering buying into a cooperative or a new development, research the background and history of the Cooperative or Developers and Builders and make sure you are comfortable with their credentials before signing any documentation or paying deposits.
Public transport in Turkey in terms of the local bus service is very efficient and cheap and most areas of a town or city are well covered. The price of cars in Turkey, especially second hand, are very expensive as isÂ petrol, so this may be a factor you may want to take into consideration.