What is Numarataj? All You Need to Know About the Address Number Document
If you currently find yourself asking the question, “what is numarataj?”, then you are in the right place. This article outlines everything you need to know about this obscure document and how to obtain it!
Figuring out what documents are required for the residence permit application can be challenging due to the ever-changing rules and regulations. Whether you are filing for a new application or a renewal, it is crucial to be up-to-date on the latest documents that Göç İdaresi asks for. Often, additional documents are necessary aside from the ones stated as being required in the application paperwork. Numarataj is one of these documents that not many people have heard about, but fear not! Let’s get into the details.
What is the numarataj document ?
Numarataj document is the “address number document” that describes the purpose and exact geographical location of a property. It is the official document that states the “address number” of a building or land.
Why do you need a numarataj document?
People who are filing a first-time (and less commonly a renewal) residence permit application in Turkey are increasingly requested to provide this document if they are registering their address using a rental contract. (Other requested documents related to proof of residence are often the tapu/title deed, earthquake insurance, utility bill, etc.)
It is therefore extremely important to ask your landlord whether they can provide you the title deed and accompany you to obtain the numarataj document. In addition, your landlord should also agree to notarize your rental contract with you at the local Nüfus Müdürlüğü to complete registration of your address, as well as provide you color copies of the tapu, earthquake insurance, and original utility bills.
In general, if your landlord refuses to assist with the numarataj before you’ve signed the rental contract, you should reconsider on if it is still wise to proceed. Your residence permit application may not even be accepted if you fail to bring a numartaj after they’ve asked for it.
How to obtain a numarataj?
The process to obtain this document varies depending on whether the property is in a large settlement where a büyükşehir belediyesi is in charge (such as Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, etc.). You can find a list of these large municipalities through the following link.
If the property is located in a large city one can request the numarataj document at the “numarataj şerifliği” department at the Directorate of Zoning and Urbanization (İmar ve Şehircilik Müdürlüğü). If the property is not in a large settlement where there is no büyükşehir municipality,one can request it from their local belediye or municipality.
In order to obtain the document, one needs to submit a request letter stating the exact address including city, town, district, island, parcel numbers (il, ilçe, mahalle, ada, parsel ve sokak) as well as the purpose of the building units (as in commercial or residential).
Who can obtain the numarataj document?
Landlords who have a title deed, tenants who have a rental contract and third parties who have power of attorney can all submit a request to obtain a numarataj document. For the sake of simplicity (particularly if the landlord has never filed to receive a numarataj previously), we suggest having the landlord try to obtain it on your behalf as a first step. As a gesture of good will, you can offer to accompany them, which can save both of you time if they decide they’d prefer to have you come and claim the document.
What documents are necessary to obtain the numarataj document?
- Request letter
- Copy of the applicant’s ID
- Copy of the title deed (tapu) or settlement / residence certificate or building permit (yapı kullanma izni available through the link)
- If the request is submitted by a company; company stamp or signature circular / certificate of authorization
- For new projects; layout plan of the municipality-approved architectural project
- Building corner points and benchmark sketch
When is a numarataj investigation necessary?
The building or property that is being requested needs to be registered in the National Address Database (Mekânsal Adres Kayıt Sistemi) connected to the General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs (Nüfus ve Vatandaşlık İşleri Genel Müdürlüğü). If this is not the case, officials at the numarataj şerifliği department will carry out an investigation to determine the numarataj and register it in the system.
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