What is TAPU ?

Tapu, or cadastral sheet – is the main document confirming ownership of property in Turkey, a title deed. Tapu gives an absolute right to own property, which cannot be challenged after sale transaction.

What is ISKAN ?

ISKAN is a document which proves the right to use a property or its part (for example, an apartment in the residential complex) as a residential property. To get this document you need TAPU (a document that shows your ownership right on the real estate). And you can get it in the municipality of the city or town. ISKAN contains the information about the property: the number of storeys, the number of apartments, the area of the property and many more.

There are two types of this document: Genel ISKAN and Ferdi ISKAN.

Genel ISKAN is a permit document which gives a right to use the building. The developer should get this document when the building is put into service. This document proves that the building was constructed according to the state construction standards and the city development plan.

Ferdi ISKAN is a certificate of a separate apartment. You get this certificate when you buy a property. Ferdi ISKAN is given only once when you buy an apartment in a new building.

Alanya Homes Company is ready to help you with buying property in Alanya and dealing with all paperwork including getting Ferdi ISKAN.

Can foreign companies buy property in Turkey?

Yes, foreign investment companies are allowed, according to the 4875 numbered Code of Foreign Direct Investors law to make foreign direct investments in Turkey and have equal rights with domestic investors. Your company however, can own property in Turkey only if your country has a reciprocal agreement with Turkey. That means that the people of those nations that permit Turkish citizens to buy and own in their countries, can in return, buy and own property in Turkey. Alanya Homes Company can help you or your firm with the process of buying here in Alanya and its surrounding districts. We’ve gone through the legalities and actual acquisition process many times before and we think you will find our expertise in this regard quite valuable.

Can my company establish an investment company in Turkey?

Yes, your existing company can establish an investment company in Turkey. If you would like to invest in Turkish real estate market in a professional capacity, then Alanya Homes Company  is your answer. We can help you with the process.

Who can buy property in Turkey?

Turkey has a reciprocal agreement for the acquisition of land and property with lots of countries. This means that the people of these nations that permit Turks to buy land in their countries, can in return, buy land in Turkey. Foreigners may purchase in their own name if the property is outside military zones. Based on these agreements, the citizens of Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrein, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzogovina, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Cape-Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D’ivoire, Croatia, Denmark, Dominic Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Guinea, Grenada, Guetamala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Iraq, Iran,  Jamaica, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein,Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mozambique, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia-Montenegro, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Ukraine, United States of America, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela can purchase real-estate from Turkey without any restrictions. Syria, Armenia, and North Korea are excluded from the list of countries being able to purchase real-estate unconditionally.

Visa to Turkey

There are several types of visas in accordance of the purpose of visit. If you are traveling for touristic or business purposes, you need to obtain a short-term visa which is valid 90 days within each 180 days. If you want to stay for a longer period, you need to apply for a short-term residence permit. If you are willing to study or to work in Turkey, then you need to apply for a student visa and a work permit and a visa in the Turkish Embassies or Consulates.


In order to apply for a visa you need to have a passport valid for at least six months from the date you enter the country. The passport should have at least one blank page for the visa stamp. If you do not have any space in the passport for a stamp, you will be given a special “Entry-Exit” form where the Turkish authorities will put a stamp. And you should take this form with you in Turkey and to show it to the officers on the border when you leave.

Note that all tourists going to Turkey are obliged to have a medical insurance covering the stay period in Turkey.


According to the new changes in the application procedure, all applications have to be made through the Pre-Application System of Turkish Sticker Visa. The applicants need to upload all necessary for visa information to the system. After that, the applicants should apply to the Turkish Missions to submit signed application forms, their passports and copies of the documents that were uploaded on the system before. Then if the documents are accepted, the applicants will be directed to the e-Visa system. This system allows to get a visa 24/7 electronically. It costs 20 dollars and it can be paid with a credit or debit card. If you want to avoid any problems with getting a visa, you need to apply at least one month before your trip.

Contact our specialists and they will find you property in Alanya for sale at affordable prices where you will be able to spend wonderful holidays.

Why should I use a real estate agent?

Going through an established company like ours has several advantages: first, you will get to see a variety of properties from top developers that match your criteria ; second: you will have the benefit from our experience and a fully staffed office to support you before and after your real estate purchase.

How will I set up Utility Services – Gas, Electricity, Phone?

As part of the purchasing process we will assist you with setting up and servicing all your utility accounts. Phone and Internet services are offered to non-nationals who obtain residence permit in Turkey. Mobile rings with ‘Pay As You Go Cards’ are also available.

Alanya Homes Team will be at your service in completing  all these necessary fomalities and All these services  will be free of charge .