The acquisition of any real estate is a serious investment. Of course, we plan to use the property happily and for a long time. However, we all are not eternal. So, what will happen to it when we are gone? Who will be allowed to live there?
The inheritance of property by foreigners in Turkey takes place according to the laws of the country whose citizens they are. When deciding on the inheritance of immovable property, a Turkish court will, without any doubt, ask for title establishing documents from your home country.
Therefore, we recommend making and completing formalities with a testament for the Turkish real property with a notary in your country, as well as creating a similar document with a notary in Turkey. Making a will in Turkey only takes one business day and will save your family a lot of trouble.
The whole procedure is very simple. To begin, you should prepare the following documents:
Your foreign passport and its copy;
Tapu Title Deed and its copy;
Copies of the foreign passports of the heirs;
Four biometric photos of yourself as a property owner;
Tax number in Turkey.
You also need to make an agreement in advance with a sworn translator (his assistance will be needed almost the whole day), a notary, and two witnesses. Please note that the witnesses must be Turkish citizens.
The day before the date scheduled by the notary, send a copy of the foreign passport to the translator to prepare an official translation.