Company Formation in TurkeySearching for Company Formation in Turkey Service? Customer reviews to help you select from the best, most experienced Accountants in Turkey
Highly professional, efficient service. Response to our urgent email almost immediately. Our lawyer, very approachable and helpful with the handling of this case and intercepting everything into Engli... [read more]
Highly professional, efficient service. Response to our urgent email almost immediately. Our lawyer, very approachable and helpful with the handling of this case and intercepting everything into English for us. The service provided was excellent value for money.
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Excellent service, very quick to explain all procedures and possible outcomes. Once our lawyer began, the service was extremely professional and thorough, with clear communication at every stage. The... [read more]
Excellent service, very quick to explain all procedures and possible outcomes. Once our lawyer began, the service was extremely professional and thorough, with clear communication at every stage. The problem was dealt with in a very short time, I could not ask for better or more professional service.
I found my lawyer to be prompt with all responses. My requirement was identified and understood, and I was advised of any potential complications. I found the service provided to be both professional... [read more]
I found my lawyer to be prompt with all responses. My requirement was identified and understood, and I was advised of any potential complications. I found the service provided to be both professional and approachable. Overall, I was very pleased with the service!
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"My lawyer was responsive and engaged and always willing to help. Everything went smoothly, and I received explanations regarding all the caveats. I highly recommend this service."
"Our lawyer was very helpful, professional and kind - nothing was too much trouble. If I left a message, we got a reply within 24 hours. Would recommend this service to anyone."
"I was extremely pleased with the whole service."
"Extremely helpful, trustworthy, and went beyond expectations to help and serve me as a client."
10 years ago
This service is available across Turkey
Who Is This Service For?
Company formation in Turkey is unfortunately more complex and time-consuming than is the case in the UK and other Anglo-Saxon jurisdictions.
Anyone wishing to set-up a business in Turkey needs to adhere to the following rules and regulations:
Step 1: Submit the memorandum and articles of association online at MERSIS
MERSIS is a central information system for carrying out commercial registry processes and storing commercial registry data electronically. A unique number is given to legal entities that are actively involved in business. Online establishment of new companies is possible on MERSIS, and already-established companies may operate through the system after the transfer of their records.
Step 2: Execute and notarise company documents - Obtain potential tax identity number
A potential tax identity number for the company, non-Turkish shareholders, and non-Turkish board members of the company, must be obtained from the relevant tax office. This potential tax identity number is necessary for opening a bank account in order to deposit the capital of the company to be incorporated.
Step 3: Deposit a percentage of capital to the account of the Competition Authority
At least 25 percent of the share capital must be paid in prior to the new company registration. The remaining 75 percent of the subscribed share capital must be paid within two years. Alternatively, the capital may be fully paid prior to registration.
Step 4: Apply for registration at the Trade Registry Office
Following completion of the registration phase before the Trade Registry Office, the Trade Registry Office notifies the relevant tax office and the Social Security Institution ex-officio regarding the incorporation of the company. The Trade Registry Office arranges for an announcement in the Commercial Registry Gazette within approximately 10 days of the company registration. A tax registration certificate must be obtained from the local tax office soon after the Trade Registry Office notifies the local tax office.
A social security number for the company must be obtained from the relevant Social Security Institution. For the employees, a separate application has to be made following the registration of the company with the Social Security Institution.
Step 5: Certify the legal books by a notary public
The founders must certify legal books on the day that they register the company with the Trade Registry Office. The notary public must notify the tax office about the commercial book certification.
Step 6: Follow up with the tax office on the Trade Registry Office’s company establishment notification
Issuance of signature circular: After the company has been registered before the Trade Registry the signatories of the company must issue a signature circular.
For assistance with a company formation in Turkey, please use the contact button below.
What Does This Service Consist Of?
- Ensure legal interests are protected, especially when creating a company with several partners.
- Drawing-up a notarial contract according to your guidelines, properly prepared and tailored to your objectives.
- Ensuring that your Articles of Association contain all necessary elements.
- Make sure that the application is made in accordance with the requirements of the Commercial Companies Code. With the power of attorney you will have granted to us, on your behalf we will register your company at all Government institutions and offices required by law.
- Applying for company tax and identification numbers.
- Obtaining all necessary documents, permits and approvals.
- Dealing with bank formalities connected with setting up of the company bank account.
- Once completed the registration process, we will draw up all other corporate documents required by the Commercial Companies Code.
Free Support Services Included
When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:
- Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
- Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
- Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
- Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
- All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
- Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
- Continuous quality controls and reviews.
Why choose Advocate Abroad?
Cansu and colleagues provide legal consultancy services to domestic and foreign individuals, companies, institutions and foundations in the fields of ... [read more]
Cansu and colleagues provide legal consultancy services to domestic and foreign individuals, companies, institutions and foundations in the fields of private law and public law and in many different sectors. Their services are provided in both Turkish and English, operates with client-oriented and international perspective based on the principal of proficiency, efficiency and accessibility.
Cansu was very professional. She was very responsive and advised us on all the matters we discussed, providing solutions based on her experience and knowledge which we found very helpful.
We are very pleased and satisfied with the way Cansu worked with us.
Advocate Abroad was prompt in connecting me with my attorney, Cansu, in Izmir. Cansu, reached out to me without any delays.
Communication was effortless, she called, introduced herself, emailed and texted me to understand my case/my request. She accommodated a 9-10 hour time zone difference and delivered on her services.
Overall, very professional and trustworthy. Thank you to Cansu and her team! [View all G o o g l e Reviews]
Excellent service. We needed to open a company in Turkey and have legal services. They quickly put us in contact with a lawyer in Turkey with great results. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]
I would like to say that Cansu was absolutely amazing. She was very fast and efficient with my urgent situation. Everything was sorted in literally 2-3 days and I received my documents the next day. I can't thank Cansu and her team enough, great service, will recommend to anyone. Thank you! [View all G o o g l e Reviews]
Gamze has practiced law since 2013 and during that time has provided legal consulting and litigation services to clients including foreign and local i... [read more]
Gamze has practiced law since 2013 and during that time has provided legal consulting and litigation services to clients including foreign and local individuals and businesses. She specialises in inheritance law and real estate and investors on the legal transfer and management of their properties as well as other areas of interest to non-Turkish clients such as visas and litigation matters.
Very helpful to me , did everything I asked her to do ! Amazing. Would highly recommend!!!
Kubra is a partner in her law firm which has offices in Istanbul and Izmit. Kubra and her firm focuses primarily in the areas of Corporate Law, Inheri... [read more]
Kubra is a partner in her law firm which has offices in Istanbul and Izmit. Kubra and her firm focuses primarily in the areas of Corporate Law, Inheritance and Family Law. Her firm also regularly advises on Litigation (labor law, debt recovery, breach of contract, liability and corporate conflicts ), She also represents multinational corporate clients on regulatory compliance matters, particularly in the areas of corporate, trade and customs and real estate property matters. she is a registered arbitrator and a sworn translator and interpreter.
Kubra was extremely knowledgeable about Turkish law and my options as a dual Turkish/American citizen living abroad. I was blown away by how quickly she assessed my situation.
At every step along the way, she provided me with options for the next step. I never felt stuck or pressured to go in a certain direction. Costs were discussed in advance. They were very reasonable for the work performed.
I truly felt that I had someone on my side at every step along the way. Kubra is extremely friendly and very professional. I will definitely continue using her services for any other legal issue that I have to address in Turkey.
Kübra was very helpful and friendly from day one. She dealt with my issue very diligently and was always clear and honest about everything.
I would surely recommend her to anyone in need of a lawyer in Turkey.
Prompt, excellent client and advocate skills.
She was available by phone whenever I needed her!
Kubra was fantastic.
She immediately started to communicate with me via WhatsApp which was very helpful and I could speak to over the phone to get updates any time. This was a massive contrast to other lawyers I spoke to in Turkey.
I instantly felt that I could trust her and would recommend her services to anyone. I will be keeping her details very close to hand.
Kübra was completely professional from the first contact all the way through to the end of the service.
Her work was quick and accurate, and I was immensely satisfied with the whole process. I wish her all the best. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]
Kubra went above and beyond in every possible way. There were several steps along the way that had to be completed in specific order. She was 100% responsive, always within minutes. She explained everything in perfect detail and advised what would give us the highest probability of success.
She was kind and friendly, but professional. She not only provided the legal assistance we needed, but also helped our stress by feeling like we had a friend in the country who was willing to help.
Sadi graduated from Marmara University Istanbul. He worked in one of the most prestigious law firms in Kusadasi until 2015 after which he established ... [read more]
Sadi graduated from Marmara University Istanbul. He worked in one of the most prestigious law firms in Kusadasi until 2015 after which he established his own firm. We are a dynamic team who are committed to our clients. We consistently apply international standards of transparency and due diligence to our clients’ affairs. Our team are committed to our clients, making us a partner you can trust.
Sadi made me feel like I was his only client. As far as I'm concerned he went far and above in his handling my needs.
I felt 100 % safe in his hands and I consider myself lucky to have him as my lawyer and plan to use his office as long as I am in Kusadasi.
This gentleman has looked after us for several years and has always been professional and helpful. Highly recommended.
Thank you for a good introduction and a useful service.