Living and working in Turkey: when you need the help of a lawyer
Living in a new country is always a challenge. When moving, migrants are often faced with the problem of finding housing, the language barrier, etc. Learn more about the difficulties that may arise when moving to Turkey and how to solve them quickly
Starting life in a new country is quite difficult. In addition to the change in culture and language environment, there are a number of difficulties that will affect your daily life - legislation, taxes, finding housing and work, health insurance, traffic laws, etc.
About what challenges expats in Turkey can face and where to look for help next.
Expats who move to Turkey start learning the Turkish language, but it takes a lot of time to become fluent in it. You can read about the peculiarities of learning Turkish and how much time it will take to fully understand it here. Of course, many Turks speak English, especially those living along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. However, it is usually difficult to get a job, make friends or even complete basic tasks such as buying food or filling out documents without knowing Turkish.
One of the problems of moving to a new country is finding housing. It is often difficult to find an apartment or house that suits you in terms of cost, and it is even more difficult to find a property in a good location. Also, if you are not familiar with the regions of Turkey, you may not know where is the best place to live.
An absolute advantage of Turkey is the possibility of obtaining citizenship when buying real estate. The investor has the right to choose the type of object and the location region, but he must meet a certain number of requirements, prepare an appropriate package of documents, pay taxes and fees.
For many foreigners, getting to know the Turkish bureaucracy can be an unpleasant challenge. In Turkey, the bureaucracy system is long-term, often there is no communication between departments or a single system. Regardless of what you plan to do: get a tax number, buy a car, open an account or buy insurance, it is better to search for information in expat groups or contact specialists before the procedure.
You can purchase the services of a local specialist here.
Difficulties of car owners
Foreigners planning to move in their own car should familiarize themselves with the intricacies of the country's legislation. Expats can temporarily bring their own car to Turkey, but this is possible only for a period of up to 2 years. A longer stay is allowed subject to customs clearance. It consists in paying a tax, the amount of which is 100% of the market value of the car. However, in most cases, the conditions of customs clearance make the procedure of importing a car by foreigners who came to Turkey on the permanent residence unprofitable. That is why most expats buy a car in Turkey.
Before moving, foreigners should familiarize themselves with the fines for traffic violations and have an algorithm of actions in case of an accident, because the traffic in the country is quite active.
If you need help with the above issues, order the assistance of a lawyer.
The taxation system
After moving, the expat will have to pay taxes under new conditions. Before moving to Turkey, it is important to know what taxes you need to pay, what their rate is, and what benefits apply.
Bank accounts and loans
Opening a bank account in a foreign country is quite difficult for a foreigner or temporary resident. Getting credit can also be a problem. Therefore, before moving, take care of your funds and familiarize yourself with the rules of Turkish banks.
Planning to move to Turkey? Order legal advice from a local team of experienced lawyers and lawyers. With qualified help, getting settled in a new place will be easy and simple.
What services does the legal team provide?
An experienced team of lawyers provides consultations in various areas:
- Real estate lawyer: transaction support, real estate analysis, contract analysis, analysis of real estate documents.
- Stay in Turkey: obtaining a tax number, support of notarial actions, translation of documents, notarization, apostille, account opening, insurance registration, connection of communications in the house, apartment.
- Interpreter services for meetings.
- Car: registration of a personal vehicle, entry/exit rules, road accidents, extension of vehicle registration.
- Legal support.
- Lawyer on issues of permanent residence: consultation, collection and verification of documents for an interview, obtaining an interview at the migration service, support for submitting documents to the migration service.
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