Do you have a court case in Turkey?

Did you inherit real property in Turkey?

Do you sell or purchase real estate in Turkey?

Do you open a business, a branch or a liaison office in Turkey?

IF YES, then you may need to issue a Power of Attorney to your representative in Turkey.

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POWER OF ATTORNEY APPLICATION AT THE TURKISH CONSULATE

Power of attorney applications are accepted in person at the Turkish Consulate Los Angeles, CA from 9 am-12 pm. Once all documents are ready and complete and the application is approved; the power of attorney document will be ready in about 2-3 hours. You don’t have your legal text (power of attorney text) in a memory stick, the Consulate provides the text.

Non-Turkish speakers have to bring a Turkish translator to their Power of Attorney application meetings at the Turkish Consulate. We provide Turkish interpreters for your meetings at the Turkish Consulate. Feel free to contact us at +1(310)210-4443.

Frequently Asked Questions about Power of Attorney Applications

Q1.   I am going to give my power of attorney to a lawyer in Turkey. What do you need to bring?

  • 2 passport size photos
  • IDENTIFICATION: Your valid passport if you are not Turkish citizen. Your up-to-date Turkish ID if you are a Turkish citizen.
  • Your agent’s information including his/her full name, address, and Turkish ID no. If your agent is a lawyer, then you should bring his/her bar number (baro numarasi) too. If you choose to appoint more than one attorney or an attorney group, your need to bring every individuals’ information.
  • $100 cash for each power of attorney application as the processing fee to be paid at the Consulate. Exact amount will be calculated on the day you apply. The fee is usually between $50-$100. Cash is the only accepted form of payment.
  • An interpreter – A Turkish citizen, and registered with the Turkish Consulate. To check the availability of our expert interpreters, feel free to contact us at +1(310)210-4443.
If your transaction in Turkey involves a real estate, then you have to come to the Consulate in person. If it involves other matters such as court representation, opening a business or issuing a minor child travel permit, you don’t have to come to the Consulate in person. We, authorized translators, can come to you.
  • If the power of attorney is to register a divorce decree or file for a divorce, you also need to bring your former spouse’s first and last name, birth date, and his or her residence address.
  • If your divorce is finalized in the U.S. at the U.S. courts, you can get the decree acknowledged at the Turkish court (Tanıtma ve Tenfiz Mahkemesi). For that you would need to get the divorce decree translated and approved by either Turkish Consulate or California Secretary of State. Without the court decree stating that the divorce is finalized, the lawyer cannot apply to the Tanıtma ve Tenfiz Mahkemesi. We can help you to get your final U.S. divorce decree approved.
  • If the Consulate receives a Turkish court notice on your behalf; you, as a non-Turkish speaker, have to bring a translator with you.
  • If your transaction includes a buy/sale/transfer of a real property or land, you should bring the title information, ideally a copy of the title.
  • If  you apply for social security department on your belated Turkish citizen husband/wife, first, your marriage has to be registered in Turkish records. Only the Turkish citizen spouse can register the marriage with a non-Turkish spouse. If the deceased spouse never registered the marriage, you need to work closely with the registrar’s office (Nufus Mudurlugu) in Turkey. It is a unique and complicated process. For this kind of cases, we recommend to hire a lawyer in Turkey. For lawyer recommendations specialized for social security matters, feel free to contact us at +1(310)210-4443.

Q2.   Do I have to make an appointment?

No. There is no appointment system at the Turkish Consulate, Los Angeles. It is first come, first serve during the business days from 9 am to 12 pm. Wednesdays and Thursdays are the best as Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays are the busiest. During the working days, it gets busier close to noon. For out of town visitors, the Consulate may accept afternoon visits. Contact the Consulate for your after hours appointment needs. HOWEVER, you have to make an appointment for the interpreter preferably two weeks before your intended date of appearance at the Consulate.

Q3.   What are the specific types of power of attorney (POA)?

Most transactions that require a specific POA are related to the following cases:

  • Buy/sell/transfer a real property
  • Divorce
  • Banking
  • Opening a company
  • Social Security payments
  • Representation for Civil cases
  • Rent collection
  • Phone service
  • Student
  • Representation for the official processes
  • Retirement application
  • Transfer of company shares
  • Registering a minor
  • Taxes
  • Customs
  • Sale of a vehicle

If needed, the Consulate would customize the text.

Q4.   Do I have to appear at the Consulate in person?

If your transaction in Turkey includes any kind of real property (such as sale/purchase/transfer/inheritance of real estate or land), you have to appear in person. Only if your transaction doesn’t involve real property, then there is a way to process your POA without you going to the Consulate. feel free to contact us to schedule your interpreter appointment at +1(310)210-4443.

Q5.   For what kind of POA do I have to appear at the Consulate in person?

For the Power of Attorneys involving real estate transactions, you have to appear in person. Other than the real estate transactions, our California Notary Public translators can come to you to start the POA process.

If your transaction involves one of the following processes, we can process your power of attorney without you coming to the Consulate. One of our California Notary Public translators comes to you. For further information, feel free to contact us at +1(310)210-4443 or ceylan@yourabclink.com

  • Divorce
  • Banking
  • Opening a company
  • Social Security payments
  • Representation for Civil cases
  • Rent collection
  • Phone service
  • Student
  • Representation for the official processes
  • Retirement application
  • Transfer of company shares
  • Registering a minor
  • Taxes
  • Customs
  • Sale of a vehicle

Q6.   I am planning to open a bank account in a Turkish bank in Turkey. Can you help me?

Yes. Feel free to contact us at +1(310)210-4443.

Q7.      Where can I review a standard power of attorney text?

The standard power of attorney texts are on the website. The website is in Turkish. Feel free to give your lawyer this link if you want your lawyer to check the various power of attorney (POA) texts. The Consulate website offers its complete information ONLY in Turkish. You can follow those 2 steps to get to the download section:

First page
Sign into www.konsolosluk.gov.tr
Choose “Türkçe” which means Turkish.
‘Ülke seçiniz: ABD’
‘Şehir seçiniz:’ any city you want

Second page
On the left menu, move your cursor onto ‘İşlemler’ and then click on ‘Noterlik’, the third one from the bottom. This link offers various power of attorney texts that you can share with your attorney in Turkey and decide which one serves you the best.