Company Formation in TurkeyNumerous entrepreneurs around the world show great interest to Turkey. However, generally the investment process is complex for them. Therefore, as a leader consulting firm we assist investors on those matters. Our major service area is, company formation in Turkey (company registration in Turkey) and related services. Such as, bank account opening in Turkey, trade registration in Turkey and Turkish Citizenship by Investment.
FAQ on Establishing a Company in Turkey
Is company formation in Turkey possible without a Turkish shareholder?
Yes, it is not necessary to have a Turkish shareholder for company formation in Turkey. For further details please read our article, Can I Open a Company in Turkey Without Turkish Partner?
How many shareholders do I need for Company Formation in Turkey
Company registration in Turkey with a single shareholder is possible. Then, the sole shareholder of the company will automatically be a director.
Is there any limits on the number of shareholders ?
For limited liability company formation in Turkey, the number of shareholders shall not exceed 50.
However, there is no legal consequence when a company exceeds such threshold.
Can a Legal Entity be a shareholder for the Company in Turkey ?
Yes a legal entity can be a shareholder for Company Registration in Turkey procedures. Therefore, your company in your country can establish a company in Turkey. Please click to learn more for company establishment in Turkey with legal entity shareholder.
How much capital do I need for company formation in Turkey ?
You need at least 10.000-TL capital for company formation in Turkey. However, you do not need to deposit amount in advance. For more information please read our article on company’s capital in Turkey.
Can I Establish a Company in Turkey in any type ?
Please review the types of companies in Turkey
For Company Registration in Turkey do I need to physically be in Turkey ?
No, we can complete the process on your behalf through the power of attorney provided by you. However, after the company formation in Turkey, the presence of an authorized signatory is necessary for some procedures. For furher information please read Should I Come to Turkey for Company Registration ?
Do I need to rent an office for company formation in Turkey?
Yes, however, you can establish a company in a virtual office which is very cheap to rent. In order to have deep analyse you can read our article. Please read ; Virtual Office In Turkey And Other Alternatives For Opening A Company in Turkey
For company registration in Turkey how much should I pay for the virtual office?
Our virtual office provider’s offer is the most economic one in the market. It is approx 40 USD/Month
Do I need to have a work permit or resident permit for company formation in Turkey?
No, you do not need any kind of permit for company formation in Turkey.
Can I automatically get a residence permit when I open a company in Turkey?
No establish a company in Turkey and residence permit are completely separate process. Please read for details can I get a resident permit when I open a company in Turkey.
Do I need an accountant when I open a company in Turkey?
Yes, after you establish a company in Turkey, you need to have a certified accountant. Please read our blog post for the further details. Do I need an accountant in Turkey.
Do I need a lawyer for company registration in Turkey ?
If your company is a joint stock company you need to have a lawyer for your company. For types of companies in Turkey, you can review our post.
How much Tax will I pay after company registration in Turkey
For corporate income tax to be paid after company regitration in Turkey please read our post corporate income tax in Turkey.
Can I open a company in Turkey as "Sole Proprietorship"?
Yes, company formation in Turkey can be made in various type. However, details required to be noted earlier. Please read the details How to Establish a Sole Proprietorship (Private Company) in Turkey
Are there any restrictions on the items to be defined in Article of Associations?
Article of associations are mandatory for company formation in Turkey. There are some regulations on drafting. Therefore, an expert shall draft the Article of Associations.
How can I choose the trade name of a LLC in Turkey?
The business objective (such as food, textile etc) and the type of company (LLC) are the mandatory elements of the trade name of the company in Turkey. By complying with these mandatory elements, the shareholders can freely determine the trade name during company formation in Turkey. Additionally, the mandatory elements should be in Turkey. On the other hand, the initial name can be in foreign language. Also, such name should not be registered in Turkey before.
Can I open an e-commerce company in Turkey ?
Yes you can. Company formation in Turkey for e-commerce purpose is very popular. However you should make a research about the regulations for your business. For details please read our article How To Set Up an E-commerce Company in Turkey?
Do I need a customs broker in Turkey ?
After company registration in Turkey, if you wish to do export and import activities, you will need customs broker. However, if you are planning to focus on Turkish market you do not need such service.
How can I notarize my required documents for company registration in Turkey ?
You can either apostile or notarize your documents. For further information about notaries in Turkey please visit
Company Registration in TurkeyCompany formation in Turkey is easier than you think. Please find below the infographic about the process.
Forget the procedures, focus on your business in Turkey. Because setting up a business in Turkey is easier than you think. Besides that, if you want to establish a company in Turkey, initial consulting is completely free. Please feel free to ask us.
Steps for Company Formation in Turkey
The most advised company type for foreigners is LLC. LLC Company Formation in Turkey can be made with a single partner. To establish a LLC type of Company in Turkey you do not need to come to Turkey physically at the establishment phase. Since the process can be completed by PoA (Power of Attorney) provided by you. Also, the below documents are required for LLC Company Formation in Turkey ;
ALL THE ABOVE DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO BE APPROVED BY TURKISH CONSULATE OR APPOSTILED
- Power of Attorney for Company Formation in Turkey, 2 original pcs
- Fill the form of address declaration and sign it (for partners/founders 1 person is sufficient)
- Passport photo of the partners/ shareholders4 pcs (1 person is sufficient)
- Passport copy 4 pcs, officially translated to Turkish (the translator at the consulates can do this)
You need to notarize or appostile the above documents
You want to form a company in Turkey, but the procedures are unclear for you. Please contact us for free consulting.
Establish a Company in Turkey
The requirement of an office for your Company.
To establish a company a legal address is required. However, virtual office or home office is acceptable by Turkish law. The average monthly fee for virtual office is lower than the other countries. We do not have a virtual office service, however we do let you connect our partner virtual office provider without any markup. Our partner virtual office provider is one of the most economical in the market.
The requirement of a resident permit after company formation in Turkey
If you are going to live in Turkey, you also require to have a resident permit. However, this is a separate process. Company formation does not automatically grant you resident permit, however having a company will make your resident permit process easier. We also give you a service for a resident permit, please consult is with this regard.
The requirement of a work permit after company formation in Turkey
If you are the single shareholder and director of the company, you do not need work permit. However, if you are going to employ a foreigner, you require a work permit.
The minimum required capital for Company Formation in Turkey
The minimum capital required is 10.000-TL for LLC. However, you do not need to make this payment at the beginning. You can make this payment within 2 years.
Bank Account Opening in Turkey for ForeignersThe main purpose of the many entrepreneurs for Company Registration in Turkey is the bank account opening. However, for personal bank account opening company registration in Turkey is not necessary. In Turkey, both commercial and personal bank account opening is very easy. In this section, we will give information about both types of bank accounts.
Commercial Bank Account Opening in Turkey
For this type of bank accounts, company registration in Turkey is required. Commercial bank account opening in Turkey can be done by an authorized company director. Firstly, the tax number should be obtained for the company. The registered company in Turkey does not need to be operational.
What is Required to open a commercial bank account in Turkey ?
Besides, the company in Turkey does not need an office. So, in order to open a commercial bank account in Turkey, the address is sufficient. The company director should apply the bank with the required documents. Such documents should show the authority of the company director. Besides, the documents should be notarized. The notarization can be done by a public notary in Turkey or Turkish Consulates.
Personal Bank Account Opening in Turkey
Firstly, the applicant should define a notification address. Some banks require resident permit, some banks do not. This requirement depends on the internal policies of the banks. Secondly, the applicant should obtain potential tax number. Finally, with the passport, address and the tax number the applicant can open a bank account.
Above mentioned procedures may vary depends on the banks. In order to get consulting company registration in Turkey and Bank account opening please contact us.