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The important thing that everyone needs to know is that both Turkish citizens and foreign nationals need to carry identification documents with them at all times while the state of emergency is in action. This needs to be a passport. A residency card or driving license will not be adequate identification.

There are no travel restrictions for foreign national’s currently in place and any students should carry their student certificates while traveling. And everyone should carry their work permits if they work in Turkey. But for tourists all you really need is your passport so make sure you have it with at all times.



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OBTAINING TURKISH CITIZENSHIP

Ways to obtain Turkish citizenship include:

Turkish citizenship for being the spouse of a Turkish citizen
Turkish citizenship for being a long term resident in Turkey
Turkish citizenship as an Investor

Before applying for Turkish citizenship make sure that your country of origin accepts dual nationality, otherwise you may lose your own citizenship. (Those with two citizenships already may find one of the original countries refuses three nationalities/citizenship's)

Important:
Please keep in mind that requirements slightly vary from one province to the other. You may find that some applicants must show a title deed while others are not required to, the number of photos may change and the application fee is apparently not standard. The official website does not mention it, but some applicants are asked to present police record checks.

TURKISH CITIZENSHIP THROUGH MARRIAGE
Conditions:
Before a foreign spouse of a Turkish citizen can apply for citizenship he/she must have been married for at least 3 years. The marriage must continue and the application will only be accepted if the foreign spouse’s general behaviour is in line with Turkish ethics and if the applicant does not represent a threat to public health, order and security.


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Required documents:

- Application form VAT-6
- Full Nüfus Kayıt Örneği (Identity Register Copy) of the Turkish spouse.
- Applicant’s passport with notarized Turkish translation
- Applicant’s birth certificate obtained from the relevant country with apostille stamp and notarized Turkish translation
- Marriage certificate (if concluded married abroad with apostille stamp and notarized Turkish translation) Turkish Marriage Book.
- Residence permit valid for minimum 6 months at the time of application (if application is done in Turkey)
- Photocopy of the Turkish spouse’s ID card
- Copy of judgment if the applicant has ever been convicted in Turkey

Where is the application made:
Applications are made to the Turkish consulates (if the applicant lives outside Turkey) or to the civil registry office (İl Nüfus ve Vatandaşlık Müdürlüğü) in the main city of the province where the applicant resides.

What happens after the file is accepted:
The local police are required to research to establish whether the spouses really live together or whether it is a fake marriage. They may visit the residence, and also interview neighbours. During the application process the applicant and the Turkish spouse, and the couple together are invited to the processing office for an interview.

TURKISH CITIZENSHIP FOR LONG RESIDENCY
Conditions:
The applicant must have legally resided in Turkey for at least 5 years without interruption at the time of application. By his/her behaviour the applicant should make it obvious that he/she intends to stay in Turkey. Within the last 5 years he/she must not have left Turkey for longer than 6 months. Attention: Your residence permit Type is considered. For example, Student permits are not accepted.
The applicant must not represent a threat to public health, order and security. The applicant must prove a sufficient level of knowledge in the Turkish language.

Required documents (not standard over all of Turkey, authority may ask for additional documentation)

- Document from the police (Emniyet Müdürlüğü Yabancılar Şubesi) confirming that the applicant is eligible for citizenship application
- Application form VAT-3
- Applicant’s passport with notarized Turkish translation
- Applicant’s birth certificate obtained from the relevant country with apostille stamp and notarized Turkish translation
- Document showing the applicant’s marital status (with apostille stamp and notarized Turkish translation)
- Residence permit valid for minimum 6 months at the time of application
- Copy of judgment if the applicant has ever been convicted in Turkey
- if applicant has children under 18 at the time of application the children will be included in the citizenship application and additional documents for the child(ren) are required
- General health report from a state hospital
- Proof of sufficient regular income (e.g. work permit, pension, rental income)
- Passport sized photos (indicated numbers vary from 4 and 8)

Where is the application made:
Applications are made to the Turkish consulates (if the applicant lives outside Turkey) or to the civil registry office (İl Nüfus ve Vatandaşlık Müdürlüğü) attached to the province where the applicant resides.

What happens after the file is accepted:
At some point the applicant will be invited for a Turkish test and a general interview where you may have to give reasons why you want to become a Turkish citizen. While Turkish tests are pretty simple for spouses of Turkish citizens they are more of a challenge for single applicants.

Please note:
The status of the application can be followed online.
The processing of a citizenship application takes between 12 and 24 months.
The applicant’s residence permit must be maintained as current until informed of decision. Do not take a tourist visa to fill ‘a gap’

TURKISH CITIZENSHIP FOR INVESTMENT

Following recent changes in article 20 of the Citizenship Law No. 30540 it is now possible to have Turkish citizenship granted for major investments following a decision of the Council of Ministers. For details click here.

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The information is relevant to a UK or another Foreign driving license.

You can legally drive with a Foreign license, but only for a maximum period of six months.

After six months you are required to convert your license to a Turkish Drivers license.

From: KARAYOLLARI TRAFİK YÖNETMELİĞİNDE DEĞİŞİKLİK YAPILMASINA
DAİR YÖNETMELİK
(Road traffic regulations)

The regulations published in the Official Gazette on 17 April 2015 by the Turkish Ministry of Internal Affairs are a modified version of the Road Traffic Regulations published on 18.7.1997. The new regulations came into force on the 1st of January 2016

CLAUSE 15 The preceding Regulation’s clause 88 together with its title has been changed as follows:
“Driving a vehicle with a license obtained in a foreign country and conversion of such licenses to our country’s license”

1) Vehicles can be driven with licenses obtained in foreign countries for at the most six months from the date the holder entered our country.
2) In order to be allowed to drive a vehicle in our country after six months the license obtained in foreign countries must be changed to a Turkish driving license.
Except where otherwise stipulated by the related laws and bilateral or multilateral agreements driving licenses obtained in foreign countries are converted to Turkish licenses in the way described below:
a) Applications can be made to any traffic registration office.
b) The documents and information needed for the application are specified by the Security General Directorate.
c) Except for the driving lessons and the exam applicants must comply with all pre-conditions as stipulated in clause 41 of Law No. 2918 regarding age, education level, health and not being convicted. Only for diplomats who benefit from bilateral or multilateral agreements a written declaration of compliance will be considered sufficient.
ç) If necessary examination and research regarding the authenticity of the license can be carried out through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or our foreign missions.
d) Temporary foreign driving licenses cannot be changed
e) Driving licenses from states which are not members of the Convention on Road Traffic and where a reciprocal agreement about recognition and change of driving licenses does not exist, cannot be changed to a Turkish driving license.
f) Turkish nationals who obtained their driving licenses from a signatory state to the Convention on Road Traffic will obtain an equivalent Turkish driving license.
g) Foreign nationals holding a moped, motorcycle, rubber-tired tractor, engineering vehicle or car category driving license from a signatory state to the Convention on Road Traffic will receive an equivalent driving license of our country; driving licenses for any other category of vehicles will be converted to Turkish B class driving licenses except for driving licenses valid for trailers, which will be converted to Turkish BE driving licenses. For all other categories of driving licenses the related training and exams are also required.
ğ) Drivers who obtained their driving license in a foreign country and who want to get permission to drive a different category must convert their existing driving license to a Turkish driving license first.
Foreign driving licenses which are converted to Turkish driving licenses are sent back to their country of issue.
Clause 39 of Law no. 2918 will be applied against persons who drive vehicles with their foreign driving licenses and do not comply with the conditions stipulated in this clause ”

Conversion procedure (Converting a foreign driving license to a license of our country)
Documents Required:(ADDITIONAL documents may be required)

1. Foreign driving license and photocopy

2. Turkish translation legalized by a notary or a Turkish consulate

3. Driving license form (form to be obtained from the local Chamber of Drivers/Şoförler Odası)

4. Passport and residence permit, (or birth certificate)

5. Health report for drivers

6. Receipt confirming payment of the driving license card fee, driving license valuable paper fee and driving license service fee (foundation share) to the tax office or an authorized bank

7. 2 passport sized photos (5x6 dimensions white background bio-metric)

8. Blood group card or written declaration of blood group

9. EDUCATION CERTIFICATE


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Note: Driving licenses from states, which are not members of the Convention on Road Traffic and where a reciprocal agreement about recognition and change of driving licenses does not exist, cannot be changed to a Turkish driving license. For more information » please see link here.

Countries that are members of the Convention on Road Traffic and where a reciprocal agreement about recognition and change of driving licenses does exist include:

-United Kingdom
-Germany
-Austria
-Finland
-France
-Holland
-Spain
-Switzerland
-Italy
-Norway
-Russia

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Are you seeking; investment / financial help & advice? Please see below

Find Financial advisers in Turkey


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If you are over 65 - 70+ and want health insurance, you can apply to join the
Turkish Government health care scheme 'SGK'.
(providing you already hold a Turkish Residence Permit)

If you are 65 years old or over, you do not need health insurance for the
Short Term Turkish Residence Permit


SGK - What is SGK?

You are required to have a medical examination before joining SGK and any
pre-existing conditions will not be covered in your policy.

Please note; You will need to be examined in a state hospital (devlet hastanesi)
(The examination fees are approx. 150 tl - 200 tl)

Please make your application to your nearest SGK office.

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Do I need a valid residence permit to sell a vehicle in Turkey ?

A valid residence permit is not required when selling a vehicle in Turkey

When issued with a Turkish Residence Permit, you are given a Yabanci Kimlik Number (foreigners identity number) This number will suffice when selling a car in Turkey.

A Yabanci Kimlik number remains in the system, even after your residence permit has expired. You are required to give this number to the notary when selling the vehicle. (along with passport etc)

Note; Please ensure the vehicle is also free from debt. (penalty etc)
Check to see if the vehicle has outstanding fines here

If you would like legal assistance with the notary, please contact here



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List of Countries which have a Social Security Agreement with Turkey that includes reciprocal health insurance

Austria
Belgium
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Croatia
Czech Republic
France
Germany
Luxemburg
Macedonia
Netherlands
North Cyprus
Romania


Attention: Despite all being state insurances there are differences between the countries –
Some countries will accept full-time residency abroad, some only grant coverage for three months, then the insured has to spend some time in his/her home country, some won’t give a cover letter for longer than 6 months but will renew, and some will produce an unlimited letter of coverage. To be sure, please check with your country health ministry.



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Turkish Residence Permit
Turkish Residence Permit




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An Apostille is a legalisation stamp issued according to the Apostille Convention, which is an international treaty drafted by the Hague Conference on Private International Law. This treaty specifies the modalities through which a document issued in one of the signatory countries can be certified for legal purposes in all the other signatory states.
State authorities only accept documents from a foreign country if an authority recognized by them has confirmed that the signature on the original document is authentic. The signatories of the Apostille Convention have agreed to accept each other’s documents as long as they are provided with an Apostille stamp.

Who can issue an Apostille?
Apostilles are affixed by Competent Authorities designated by the government of a state which is party to the convention. A list of these authorities is maintained by the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Examples of designated authorities are embassies, ministries, courts or (local) governments. In the United Kingdom, all apostilles are issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. In Turkey they are issued by the district or province governors (Kaymakamlık, Valilik) for administrative documents. Court documents are apostilled by the Adli Yargı Adalet Komisyonu (justice committee) attached to Ağır Ceza Mahkemeleri (assize courts).

Which documents can be apostilled?
To be eligible for an apostille, a document must first be issued or certified by an officer recognised by the authority that will issue the apostille. Four types of documents are mentioned in the convention:

court documents
administrative documents (e.g. civil status documents)
notarial acts
official certificates which are placed on documents signed by persons in their private capacity, such as official certificates recording the registration of a document or the fact that it was in existence on a certain date and official and notarial authentications of signatures.


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What happens if my document is from a country that is not party to the Apostille Convention?
A State that has not signed the Convention must specify how foreign legal documents can be certified for its use. Two countries may have a special convention on the recognition of each other's public documents, but in practice this is infrequent. Otherwise, the document must be certified by the foreign ministry of the country in which the document originated, and then by the foreign ministry of the government of the state in which the document will be used; one of the certifications will often be performed at an embassy or consulate. In practice this means the document must be certified twice before it can have legal effect in the receiving country.

To find out whether your country is a signatory of the Apostille Convention click:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostille_Convention#States_that_are_party_to_the_convention

How do I get my document apostilled?
The apostille stamp is always affixed in the country where the document was issued. So if you are in Turkey and the Turkish authority require your birth certificate, police record check or power of attorney issued abroad with an apostille stamp, you will necessarily have to take it back to its country of origin.
Many countries offer an online legalisation service, so you are not obliged to take the next plane back to your country.

Obtaining an apostille from the UK online
To use the service you’ll need:

the documents you want to legalise
a credit or debit card for payment
the address you want your documents returned to
access to a printer (to print out your application form)

What is costs:
The legalisation service costs £30 per document, plus courier fees or postage. If you have your document sent to an address in the UK, the fee is £5.50, to most European countries £14.50 and £25.00 to the rest of the world (including Turkey).

How long it takes:
It normally takes 2 working days to process your documents using the standard service, plus courier or postage time. Applications during peak periods around Easter and summer can take up to 10 days.

Address and contact:
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Hanslope Park, Hanslope, Milton Keynes MK10 1XX, United Kingdom
Phone:+44 370 000 2244
E-mail address: legalisationenquiries@fco.gsi.gov.uk
Website: https://www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised

Please note: Even if your document is also in Turkish language (bilingual or multilingual) the apostille stamp will have to be translated and notarised in Turkey.

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In April 2014 a new foreigners’ law
(Foreigners & International Protection Act - Law No. 6458) came into force.
Together with the introduction of the new law Migration Offices (Göç İdaresi)
were founded which took over the duties and responsibilities of the previous
foreigner departments of the Turkish police.

Migration Offices can be found in the capitals of every province (click here for a full list), but some provinces with a high population of foreigners (such as Istanbul, Aydın, Muğla, Antalya) also have Migration Offices attached to some of their district governorship (Kaymakamlık) – such as Fethiye and Bodrum in Muğla or Kaş, Kemer and Manavgat in Antalya. Beylikdüzü & Kadıköy in Istanbul

The Migration Offices are in charge of accepting applications for residence permits, controlling the application files and approving the residence permits. The permits are centrally issued in Ankara and dispatched by courier service (PTT Kargo) to the applicant’s address. Applications for residence permits have to be made online via the Migration Office’s website:
www.e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr

Who needs a residence permit?
If you are coming to Turkey on holiday you usually have a 90/180 day visa. (Please note; This will Depend upon your nationality and visa type, as some Visa's are given max. 20 or 30 days - sometimes less)
This allows you to stay in Turkey for a maximum of 90 days, out of a period of 180 consecutive days.  You can make as many trips as you like within those 180 days, providing you don't stay for more than 90 days in total. If you want to stay longer you have to apply for one of the residence permits listed below (depending on your situation)

There are also a couple of other reasons to obtain a residence permit, for example:
Anyone who purchases property in Turkey will need a residence permit to have utilities such as water, electricity or a telephone landline registered in their name.
You need a residence permit to have a car or motorbike registered in your name.
If your child is to attend an educational establishment in Turkey you must have resident’s status in order to register them.
A residence permit is necessary before you can clear any personal goods from Turkish customs.

Types of residence permits
Short term residence permit
Family residence permit
Student residence permit
Long term residence permit
Humanitarian residence permit
Residence permit to victims of human trafficking

Turkish Residence Permit

General requirements

If you want to apply for a residence permit you must have:

- A Turkish tax number (link)

- A passport which is valid 60 days beyond the required expiry date of your residence permit (exception: Long term residence permit)
- A recognised address (this can be tricky as the online page requires exact addresses as registered in the centralised address system and many house owners do not even know their correct address. If unsure, you can obtain your address from the municipal numarataj servisi by providing the title deed registration details.

Proof of residence, either through

- Your own title deed or

- A notarized copy of your original tenancy agreement (in Turkish language) or

- A letter of undertaking (taahhütname) issued by a notary and signed by someone who undertakes to accept you as his/her guest for the length of your intended residency. (Such letters are usually not accepted for periods longer than one year) or

- A confirmation letter, reservation or invoice from hotel/pension/apart showing the period of time you will stay for

- Health insurance that will cover you for the length of your intended stay.

- Health insurance is mandatory for all applicants between 18 and 65 years of age. Accepted types of health insurance are:

- Turkish private health insurance covering basic requirements as laid down in circular no. 9 dated 06.06.2014. The policy must contain the following wording "This policy covers the minimum coverage stipulated in the circular no 9, dated 06/06/2014, on private health insurance required to be taken out for residence permit applications."

Important: Foreign private insurance policies – as comprehensive as they may be – are not accepted!

- Insurance based on bilateral social security agreements (the related proof of insurance must be obtained from the local SGK office) Turkish General Health Insurance (Genel Sağlık Sigortası or SGK) You must present a document showing that you are affiliated with or have signed up for SGK.


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- Sufficient means to support yourself during the intended period of residency (you are not allowed to work with a residence permit) Accepted proofs of assets are;

Original bank statements from a Turkish bank signed and stamped by an authorised bank official. The account(s) must be in your name. Translated and notarized pension statements

The amount considered as sufficient per person is equivalent of the Turkish minimum wage (1.500 TL in 2017). So as an example: if you apply for one year you must dispose of 12 x 1.500 TL = 18.000 TL and this amount must appear on your account.

Note: You have to declare your financial status in the online application form but you may not be asked for proof of income/assets when you apply for a short term residence permit. It is up to the officer to decide whether he/she wants to see supportive documents.

Four biometric (5x6cm) photos taken within the last 6 months.

Turkish Residence Permit

Involved cost

Every applicant will have to pay an administration fee for the residency card (63 TL in 2017)

Most applicants will have to pay a residency tax. The amount depends on nationality, requested permit type and duration. (link to fees)

Important: Nationals of countries who enter Turkey without a visa (such as Belgium, Germany, France, Switzerland a.o.) are liable to a so-called single entry visa fee (tek giriş vize harcı) when they first apply for a residence permit (not for extensions). This fee amounts to 400,80 TL in 2017.

Important notes for first-time applicants
Even though Law No. 6458 provides that first-time applications must be made to Turkish consulates in the applicant’s country of origin in practice this rule is not applied for the time being. The application is made to the İl Göç İdaresi Müdürlüğü of the province where the applicant intends to reside.

As soon as the online application is made and an appointment fixed, your stay in Turkey is legal, even though you have not yet submitted your file. However, you cannot leave the country in the timespan between application and appointment if your 90 days already expired.

After having attended the appointment and before having received your residence permit card you may leave the country for a maximum of 14 days. The Migration Office issues a so-called Müracaat Belgesi which certifies that your application for a residence permit has been accepted. This document must be shown at the passport control.

You cannot apply for a residence permit after your 90 day tourist visa has expired. You must leave the country (and possibly pay a fine for overstaying). You may then immediately return to Turkey if you sign a declaration at the border police that you will apply for residency within the following 10 days.


More information:- » SHORT TERM TURKISH RESIDENCE PERMIT REQUIREMENTS


More information:- » ALL RESIDENCE PERMIT TYPES, (Long Term Residence Permit, Student Residence Permit, Family Residence Permit)


More information:- » IMPORTANT NOTES FOR FIRST TIME APPLICATION



More information:- » How do I renew my Turkish Residence Permit ?











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What is the E-Devlet Website and how can foreigners use it? (turkiye.gov.tr)

From a technological point of view Turkey is a surprisingly advanced country. Internet-banking, online appointments for land registry (Tapu) procedures, doctor’s examinations, TÜV (MOT) technical vehicle control, applications for residence permits, are just some of the internet applications which have replaced (and very often simplified) tasks of daily life.

A modern and very comprehensive service available to all residents of Turkey – be they Turkish or foreign – is the E-Devlet Kapısı (E-Government Portal) » www.turkiye.gov.tr.

On this website, all public offices provide a wealth of information and online services. Any visitor can view the information but only subscribers can benefit from the online services. As a foreigner, you can subscribe (FREE) if you have a valid Turkish residence permit and the 11 digit Foreigner ID Number (Yabancı Kimlik Numarası YKN).

Services available on the E-Devlet Website include:

- Obtain a criminal record check,
- View the details of vehicles registered in your name,
- Check info and expiry dates of your current insurance policies,
- Check details of real estate registered in your name,
- Check your registered address - » SEE ALL HERE



How do I sign up?
To sign up, all you need to do is to go to the nearest PTT office, show your residence permit, sign a form and pay a minimal fee (2 TL in 2017). You will receive a single use password that you must change when you first sign in. (This will be sent to your mobile phone, therefore please have your phone with you when visiting the PTT)

e-devlet

Log-in

After entering www.turkiye.gov.tr you must click the button ‘Sisteme giriş’ in the right upper corner. You are required to enter ‘T.C. Kimlik’, that’s your YKN, and ‘E-devlet şifresi’, that’s your password. When you’re signed in your name appears in the right upper corner. To log off, click on ‘Güvenli çıkış’.

The website is in Turkish but there is a (non-interactive) version in English. To access, » click ‘non-citizens’.

What is e-Government?
E-Government is the electronic offering of services normally rendered to citizens by the Government. This way, the Government targets offering its services to the citizens through the easiest and most effective means possible, in a high quality, speedy, uninterrupted, and secure way. With the e-Government concept that has started to replace the bureaucratic and classical government concept, the aim is to offer every government agency and every individual easy access to systems using information technologies and to Government agencies and services offered by these agencies. » More information can be seen on the e-Devlet portal here


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E-devlet Password - Please note: Every three months the system will ask you to change your password. You can do this online provided you have added your mobile phone number to the system.



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Benefiting from the E-Devlet services
The online service is only available in Turkish - so you will either need assistance from a Turkish speaker or have an understanding of written Turkish.

SEE ALSO: » What is the E-Devlet Website and how can foreigners use it?

The service is very easy and the possibilities to obtain official documents or to pay tax, duties or fines just with a mouse click makes it very easy for users.

Many services relate to Turkish citizens but here’s a list of services available to foreign residents:



Justice


Obtain a criminal record check (Adli Sicil Kaydı) : (needed for conversion of driving licenses or LTRP applications)
» www.turkiye.gov.tr/adli-sicil-kaydi

If you are involved in a court case you can check the progress of the action online:
» www.turkiye.gov.tr/davalarim


Traffic/vehicles


View the details of vehicles registered in your name :
» www.turkiye.gov.tr/emniyet-adima-tescilli-arac-sorgulama

View and pay traffic fines for your vehicle » www.turkiye.gov.tr/emniyet-arac-plakasina-yazilan-ceza-sorgulama

Check balance of your HGS account (automatic payment of motorway, bridges, tunnel use) » www.turkiye.gov.tr/ptt-hizli-gecis-sistemi-hgs-hesap-bilgileri-sorgulama


Insurance


Check info and expiry dates of your current health, earthquake (DASK), traffic, kasko, life insurance policies :
» www.turkiye.gov.tr/hizmetler#S(choose ‘Sigorta’)


Property


Check details of real estate registered in your name (registration details, encumbrances etc.) :
» www.turkiye.gov.tr/tapu-bilgileri-sorgulama


Public registry
Obtain document of residence (yerleşim belgesi) stating your address (required for residence permit extensions)
» www.turkiye.gov.tr/nvi-yerlesim-yeri-ve-diger-adres-belgesi-sorgulama

Change of address (registered signature required for this)
» www.turkiye.gov.tr/adres-degisikligi-bildirimi

Turkish citizens obtain identity register copies (Nüfus kayıt örneği)
» www.turkiye.gov.tr/nvi-nufus-kayit-ornegi-belgesi-sorgulama

Check your registered address
» www.turkiye.gov.tr/nvi-adres-bilgilerim


Tax Office


Check any outstanding tax debts to the state
» www.turkiye.gov.tr/gib-vergi-borcu-sorgu

Pay tax online (Turkish credit card needed)

Make tax declarations (e.g. income from property rent) » www.turkiye.gov.tr/gib-internet-vergi-dairesi


Health


Make doctor appointment with public hospital or dental clinics
» www.hastanerandevu.gov.tr

or

» www.turkiye.gov.tr/saglik-bakanligi-merkezi-hekim-randevu-sistemi

Social Security

Follow up status of your SGK application » www.turkiye.gov.tr/genel-saglik-sigortasi-basvurusu

Check and pay SGK premium debts » www.turkiye.gov.tr/sgk-gss-borc-dokumu

For those employed in the system, check your status (has your employer paid the contribution fees, how many days left until retirement)
» www.turkiye.gov.tr/sgk-tescil-ve-hizmet-dokumu


Telecommunication



Check debt status of your mobile phones and landlines
» www.turkiye.gov.tr/btk-mobil-sabit-internet-kablo-tv-uydu-isletmecilerinden-borc-ve-alacak-sorgulama

Register mobile phone brought from abroad and pay the related fee » www.turkiye.gov.tr/btk-imei-kaydet

And – last but not least – you can send a direct letter to Mr. Erdoğan, president of the Turkish Republic!
» www.turkiye.gov.tr/cumhurbaskanina-yazin


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» Contact us for more information



E-devlet Password - Please note: Every three months the system will ask you to change your password. You can do this online provided you have added your mobile phone number to the system.



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JOINT STOCK COMPANY

LIMITED COMPANY

SHARE HOLDER

Joint stock company can be set up with a single shareholder.There is no restriction about the share holder amount.

Limited Company can be set up with a single shareholder .There will be no more than 50 shareholders.

SHARE HOLDER'S NATIONALITY CAPITAL

free

between 50.000 TL and 100.000 TL

at least 25% of the capital should be paid during the registration process and the unpaid amount should be paid within 24 months after registration.

free

10.000 TL

at least 25% of the capital should be paid during the registration process and the unpaid amount should be paid within 24 months after registration.

SHARE HOLDERS LIALIBITY

In Joint stock companies, liabilities of shareholders are limited to the amount of capital subscribed by shareholders for both tax and legal purposes.

According to 6183 legislation Shareholders are liable to the company only with the amount of subscribed capital and in proportion to their capital contribution with regards to third party receivables. LLC shareholders are jointly and severally liable against public receivables such as taxes with their own/personal assets. Such liability occurs only if the tax office cannot collect outstanding taxes from the assets of the company.

MANAGEMENT

There are two administrative bodies in the A.S. as the Board of Directors and the General Assembly.

General Assembly is the supreme body of the limited liability company which consists of the shareholders of the company. The company is represented and managed by the manager or managers appointed by the general assembly. At least one of the shareholders of the LLC shall be appointed as manager.

WEB SITE

Capital companies that are subject to independent auditing will be required to establish an Internet site within 3 months of their registration at the trade registry and to reserve a part of this site for publishing the announcements that the company is legally required to make.

Capital companies that are subject to independent auditing will be required to establish an Internet site within 3 months of their registration at the trade registry and to reserve a part of this site for publishing the announcements that the company is legally required to make.

THE TITLE OF THE COMPANY

Companies must state the nature of business in the company name.

companies must state the nature of business in the company name.When the company name consists of a name of real person, the words that refer to the company

type cannot be abbreviated such as Ltd.

PUBLIC OFFERING FOR SHARES

Joınt stock companies can be listed with stockexchanges. There is an opportunity to go public.The company shares can be on the stock market.

There is no opportunity to go public.

INDEPENDENT AUDIT

Companies that exceed the limits designated by the decision of the governmental authorities are subject to independent audit.

Companies that exceed the limits designated by the decision of the governmental authorities are subject to independent audit.

ATTORNEY

JCS with the capital of 250.000 TL and above must have a consulting agreement with an attorney.

 

There is no attorney requirement.

 



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Obtaining a criminal record check from your home country

If you are asked to present a criminal record check from your home country (UK) please see below:

Please note: The Turkish authorities only accept the criminal record check if it is provided with an apostille stamp. (For information on how to get an Apostille stamp click here) Citizens of countries that are not parties to the Hague Apostille Convention (such as Russia and most Arabian countries) must have the document authenticated by their Ministries of Foreign Affairs and the consulates of their country in Turkey (procedures vary, please inquire in detail).
The authenticated document must be translated into Turkish by a sworn translator and notarised.

Police record check from the UK (except Scotland) through ACRO

 ACRO Criminal Records Office is a national police unit in the UK. While there are some other providers who disclose information on employee candidates to employers, ACRO provides police certificates for immigration purposes. Turkey is not listed on their website, but the ACRO police certificate is accepted by the Turkish migration office (Göç İdaresi).
The application for the certificate can be made by post, but for applicants living abroad the online application is much quicker. You need a scanner and a debit or credit card AND:

1. Proofs of your current address - You must upload TWO different proofs of address which clearly show your name and address, and one must be dated within the last six months (a yerleşim belgesi from your local Nüfus Müdürlüğü will be perfect). Valid proofs of address include bank statements, utility bills or phone bills. You can also provide letters from your doctor or dentist, if they are signed and dated on company headed paper.

  2. A recent passport style colour photograph - You must upload one recent passport style photograph that clearly identifies you (the applicant). This photograph will be included on your Police Certificate. Your photograph should meet the same standards required for a UK passport (approximately 45mm x 35mm).

  3. Copies of your passport - You must upload copies of your passport / travel document which clearly show your photograph, personal information, expiry date, nationality, machine readable zone, extension pages and signature (if applicable).

4. Copies of any necessary legal documents e.g. Power of Attorney, authorisation document, signed letter of authority etc (if applicable). Please note that it is possible to give a third person authority to apply on your behalf - YellAli will be happy to make the application for you.

  5. A valid email address

  6. Your address history - You must provide your address history for the last 10 years, including the dates you lived at the addresses. If you have lived outside of the UK for more than 10 years you will also be asked to provide your last UK address.

  7. Endorser details - Your application must be endorsed by a suitable individual. We require your endorser’s full name, occupation, relationship to you (e.g. friend, employer etc. but NOT family), a telephone number, and their email address as we may send your passport photograph to them as part of our check.

For full information and online application click: www.acro.police.uk/police_certificates.aspx

Depending on how quickly you need the criminal record check the standard service is 45 GBP (10 working days) and the Premium service (2 working days) is 80 GBP. Please note: ACRO will not send the certificate to the Apostille office, so you have to give the address of a trusted person in the UK who will do it for you.
All in all, from the application to receipt of the apostilled police record check, calculate approximately 3 weeks.

Police record check from Germany
Police record checks from Germany are much cheaper (13 Euro) and can be obtained from the Bundesamt für Justiz www.bundesjustizamt.de/DE/Themen/Buergerdienste/BZR/Ausland/Antrag/FAQ_node.html In opposition to the UK certificate an online application is only possible if your ID-card has been opened for electronic use, otherwise you have to send your documents by post or fax. An application through a third person is also not possible, but the authority will pass the police certificate on to the “Bundesamt für Verwaltung” which provides the apostille, and then send to your Turkish address.


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RESIDENCE TAX REFUND

How to obtain a refund if you paid your residence tax online:

The first step is to visit the Immigration Office and request a document to show that you no longer want to continue with the residence permit application. Also take with you the tax receipt for the payment you made.

Please note: If you do not have a bank account in your name you will need to open one as any refund will be paid into your bank account.

You will need to write a declaration, and sign it, to state that you want a refund and send this along with your payment receipt and bank account information including IBAN number and send this to ‘Veraset harçları vergi dairesi’ / Tax Office online payments.

The Office is in Ankara, you can hand deliver the documents or send by cargo company.

If the Tax Office accepts your claim for a refund they will pay the money directly into your bank account in 2 or 3 weeks.

Veraset Harçları Vergi Dairesi (for online payments only)
Address: Ziraat Mahallesi, Çankiri Cd. No: 15, 06590 Altındağ / Ankara
Phone: 0312 324 2075, extension 7113 or 7114

http://www.gib.gov.tr


How to obtain a refund if you paid your residence tax to the Tax Office:

The first step is to visit the Immigration Office and request a document to show that you no longer want to continue with the residence permit application. Also take with you the tax receipt for the payment you made.

Please note: 

If you do not have a bank account in your name you will need to open one as any refund will be paid into your bank account.

You will need to write a declaration, and sign it, to state that you want a refund, advising where you made the payment and which Tax Office. You can send this declaration along with your receipt and bank account information including IBAN number to the Tax Office you used by cargo company or you can hand deliver the documents if the Office is local.

If the Tax Office accepts your claim for a refund they will pay the money directly into your bank account in 2 or 3 weeks.


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In the event of a rejection for a first application or renewal of the touristic residence permit, you must exit from the country within ten days from receipt of the rejection and cannot apply for the same type of residence permit for 6 months.

If you hold a valid visa for staying in Turkey, then you may stay in Turkey until the expiration of the visa.

However since the law states that the 6 month ban is for a person applying for the same residence permit type, you can apply for another type of residence permit; family or property residence permit under short term application or apply for a work permit from abroad in your native country.



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For a short term or student residence permit there is no such restriction.

However a Family residence permit holder, cannot spend more than 180 days abroad. Otherwise card holder’s residence permit will not be extended and cancelled.

Updated July/2018

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For obtaining citizenship through investment, the applicant must first obtain investor residence permit. The applicant’s husband/wife and children under 18 can apply it too. After obtaining such residence permit they can apply for citizenship.



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DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR A RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR A BABY The following documents are required to apply for a residence permit for a baby born in Turkey

- Birth certificate
- Birth certificate from home country (some Goç Idaresi will ask for this)
- Formula A
- Hospital report
- NUFUS document showing the address of the parents
- Passport copies of the parents
- Passport for the baby
- Residence permit copies of the parents
- Government tax and card fee receipt
- Biometric photos (4)
- Completed online application form

The baby will need to attend the interview at the Goç Idaresi (immigration office) with both parents. If one parent has sole custody then a document will be required from the notary to support this. This document will need to be renewed every year.
For babies born outside of Turkey the birth certificate from the home country will need to apostille stamped in the home country.

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No, each share has to be valued 250.000 USD.

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No. You have to buy the property beginning from 19.09.2018

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You don’t need be in Turkey. But you need to come 2 times to Turkey during the process.

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Yes. The owner can apply but the value has to be 1.000.000 USD not 250.000 USD

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Yes. The real value has to be declared to the title deed office.

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It takes approximately 2 months

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The property has to be valued by an expert company which is registered to BDDK and the sales amount has to be transferred to the sellers bank account.

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You will deposit the money to the bank for 3 years. Showing is not enough. The bank will block the money for 3 years.

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1. Initial Application: You can file an application to obtain a work permit in Turkey whilst abroad or in Turkey itself. If you file for application abroad, foreigners are required to also file an application at a consulate of the Republic of Turkey in the country in which they are a permanent resident or citizen. The application will need to be given with a labour contract, letter of assignment or a document stating company partnership. Let YellAli assist you with your application, we can do everything from start to finish quickly and efficiently. Contact us today for a quotation on info@yellali.com

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The Regulation was published at the Turkish Official Gazette on 19.09.2018.

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Can all people who buy property in Turkey apply for citizenship? There are some exceptional cases. You can contact us if you require any further information. Can all people who buy property in Turkey apply for citizenship? There are some exceptional cases. You can contact us if you require any further information.

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