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  1. Thank you Redders for that info, especially the list at the end of what the appraiser report actually includes. Why does this process only apply to foreigners though ? That makes no sense. If this only applies to foreigners, it is another disincentive for sellers to accept a foreign buyer due to the delay involved with getting the appraisal done, as well as the seller not being able to claim a lower sale price for tax purposes (as my friend found out).
  2. Ken, my foreigner friend has been told by various emlaks and also a lawyer that an appraisal report is required for ANY purchase of property. Most recently, she found an apartment she wanted to buy for 400k TL. But the seller said because she is a foreigner, they would not sell to her due to it would require an appraisal ( seller is trying to avoid large tax bill).
  3. Recent new law is that as part of property purchase process, an "exper" must come and appraise the property's value and prepare a report, seemingly for the title office. How does this affect the agreed purchase price, if at all ? What happens if the "reported" purchase price is much lower than the appraisal valueb? WHO decides which price is given to the title office ?
  4. 2-year health insurance policy ??? I have been told there is no such thing. I always have to get two 1-year consecutive policies.
  5. No idea, Dan. I have never seen DASK nor health insurance in e-devlet. In fact, there is very little info about me in e-devlet. One thing I CAN see is my local police record (adli sicil), and driver license info. Another thing I have found e-devlet useful for is getting a long-term HES code. Strange, that owning property is not important enough to be in my e-devlet.
  6. Don't feel bad Dan, I've owned my place for 8 years and there is nothing in e-devlet about it. No record of my deed, or DASK. I suspect they haven't added property info for foreigners.
  7. Don't want to spoil the occasion, but I'm wondering if Pakistani citizens are allowed to get a "touristic residence permit". In late 2019, certain nationalities were no longer allowed that residency option (i.e. Iranians). Just wanted to ask the question. It may affect Zohaib's option #2: 2nd Possibility: Rent property Apply for tourist residence permit Find property
  8. Dona, that's good information ! I was wondering how it could be apostilled already. That is done in another office (I can provide further info). I will search for that fingerprint form. Thanks.
  9. It's very confusing. I haven't even lived in the US for over 20 years, not sure what value a police report from there would be; seems to me that a Turkish police check would be more applicable, but I don't make the rules. Your friend is fortunate that they did not require it, but I've been told that for UK citizens it is an easy report to get. At the risk of boring non-U. S. readers: according to the US State Dept, the FBI DOES do record checks. See the following link: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/while-abroad/criminal-record-checks.html
  10. Fada, you are fortunate you were able to get the Tapu Kaydi so easily. It took me half a day, mainly because their system does not recognize foreigner TC numbers, so you cannot get a waiting number, and you have to beg someone to help you.
  11. Since 2010. Before that I was going to Greece every 3 months to renew my tourist visa, since residencies were ridiculously expensive.
  12. Update....... I decided to try applying for a long-term residence permit, WITHOUT a police record check from US..... and of course, I was shot down. I had everything else they wanted for it though..... So for me at least, police check is required for LTRPs. So I'll go for a short term again, as a police check requires a trip to the US, which is not in my near future at the moment. Now I just need to figure out HOW to GET this "record check"....... Also, whether it requires an "apostille" (unknown in US), and whether it needs to be federal (FBI) level or not. Easy for Europeans though, apparently.
  13. Ömer, are you looking for somewhere outside of the city but within easy travel distance ? Yes the area you mentioned is a good option. Urla / Güzelbahçe / Narlıdere. Major Izmir-Çeşme road passes through that area. There are city bus links to F. Altay (Üçkuyular) on western side of Izmir. The Metro will be extended to Narlıdere (construction underway). Also, there is a main highway to the airport from F. Altay. As far as safety, if you mean crime, it is very low, as it is in general here. Any more specific questions, please ask.
  14. Redders, that makes sense. Of course we should have to provide the same documents that a Turkish citizen does. My friend's problem is that his high school diploma was issued 40 years ago. A bit hard to obtain a "legal" copy now. He has a university diploma but they will not accept that, MUST be a high school or equivalent diploma. Makes zero sense to me. I also do not believe all Turkish drivers have the required diploma.
  15. In the past we were able to exchange our foreign license for a Turkish license (after some actions like giving fingerprints, eye check, etc) but we were not required to take the actual driver course and test. Now, we have been told that U. S. and Canadian citizens cannot exchange their licenses for a Turkish license, they must go through the course/test. My friend's only problem with this is his Turkish is not sufficient enough. He is willing to pay a translator, but he needs to learn if the driver testing center will allow it. So we are hoping to hear from anyone who may have done the tests with a translator, and how they went about it.
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