I live in Japan. I want to retire to Turkey with my Japanese wife. I have already been to Izmir to look around. I've decided Balcova would be the best place to live. It is near a great piano shop, the Symphony hall and, most importantly, a hot spring. In addition to my wedding certificate do I also need a criminal certificate for me and my wife with an apostille. Do my wife and I apply separately? My wife is very lucky because she doesn't need a visa. To start the procedure do I have to rent an apartment first, then get a medical insurance certificate, get a tax number, mobile phone and open a bank account. After I do all these things I can then apply for a residence permit online. Is this correct? Regards.