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LIMITED AND JOINT STOCK COMPANY REGISTRATION

Limited Company and Joint Stock Company registration procedures and documentary requirements are described in this section. You can find the procedures and documentary requirements for Opening a Liaison Office or Opening a Branch in those sections.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

- The original and two notarised copies of the Articles of Association must be submitted to the Trade Registry Office within 15 days from the date of notarisation together the documents listed in the Documentary Requirements section below .

- For Limited Companies, the Articles of Association must conform to Article 279 of the Turkish Commercial Code.

- For Joint Stock Companies, Articles of Association must conform to Articles 506 and 511 of the Turkish Commercial Code.

 

- The trade name must be in Turkish and must conform to Article 45 of the Turkish Commercial Code. Applicants should check with a Trade Registry Office to find out if their trade names have already been registered. The trade name must not be misleading or offensive and should not include any sensitive words or expressions.

- Registered address of a Company is the address to which official notifications will be sent. The registered address must be stated in the Articles of Association, and any changes must be registered with the registry office.

- 25% of the cash capital must be fully paid within three months from the date of incorporation. The remainder must be paid up within three years.

- Once established, the Company must register at tax the office.

DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS

- A written request for registration, accompanied by the completed application form for company establishment notification. The documents must be filled in and signed by persons with signature authority representing the company

- Notarised specimens of signature of persons authorised to represent the company together with the company trade name.

- Letter of Commitment in accordance with Article 29 of the Trade Registry Regulation,

- Bank receipt of the deposit paid to the Consumers’ Fund account, amounting to one thousandth of the company capital

- For founders who are real persons of Turkish nationality, certified copies of their ID certificates and residence certificates

- For founders who are real persons of non-Turkish nationalities, a copy of the person’s passport to be presented together with the passport or its notarised copy

- For foreign legal entity shareholders, the original copy and a notarised translation of the Certificate of Business Activity issued by the competent authorities approved by the related Turkish Consulate. To take advantage of the unique certification services provided by the Chamber, click on Certification.

- If there are movable and immovable assets or any rights to be brought in as capital, an expert’s report for ascertaining the value of these assets together and the court decision for the assignment of the expert.

- For Regulated sectors such as Banks, Private Finance Institutions, Insurance, Financial Leasing, Factoring, Holdings, Foreign Currency Exchange Offices, Public Warehousing, founders and operators of Free Trade Zones and companies subject to the Capital Markets Law, approval from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

FORMS TO COMPLETE
To access the documents required for registration, click on the web sites below:
Office of the First Economic Counsellor, London
Turkish Treasury
Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Turkey

 



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