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It is not law to have a will in Turkey but it is strongly advisable for a person owning a property to have a will to avoid any complications that may arise from not having a will in place.

The Turkish law regarding the transfer of real estate on the event of death is very different to other countries. The Turkish Inheritance law outlines that as a spouse you receive 25% of the estate with the children of the decease inheriting the remaining 75%.
If there is more than one child the estate will be divided between them equally.

Your UK will is legally valid in Turkey but to be ensure there is no confusion it is advisable to have a Turkish will.
Note: If you have a will in the UK, remember to update it with your new property in Turkey.


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How to open a bank account in Turkey;

You will need;

- Turkish tax number (Vergi Numerasi)
- Your passport
- *Foreigners identity number (YKN) (*where applicable)
- Utility Bill
See also What is a YKN?

Do I need a Yabanci Kimlik Number (YKN - Foreigners Identity Number) to open a bank account in Turkey?
You will find that some Turkish banks will accept a Turkish tax number, original passport (and Utility Bill) and others (particularly in Istanbul) will insist on seeing a YKN before opening a bank account.

Opening a Bank Account
You may open a bank account in your own name. Please show your original passport & Turkish Tax Number, or *YKN
A Turkish tax number can be obtained from the local tax office. (Vergi Dairesi). Please visit your local Turkish tax office. (Maliye Vergi Dairesi) And give them a copy of your passport.(photo page) and request a Tax Identification number (Vergi Numarası) This is free and will only take a few minutes. Shortly after you will be issued a Turkish tax number.

A bank account can be opened in any Turkish City.
You will need to complete the relevant forms at the bank.

Online banking - All Turkish banks offer online banking; please ask your branch to arrange this online service

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Turkey's Major Banks;

All of the below banks provide Internet banking, telephone banking and ATM banking services in English

Akbank
Denizbank
Finansbank
Garanti
İş Bankası
TEB
Yapıkredi

Foreign banks operating in Turkey:

Citibank
Eurobank Tekfen
Fortis Bank
HSBC
ING Bank

Please note: You are required to make the application in person, for both a Turkish tax number and a bank account.
You do not need to live in Turkey or have a Turkish address to get either a Turkish tax number or open a bank account. Please speak to your local bank for full details.


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In order to renew your Adult British passport, firstly you need to download and complete the online passport and application form by clicking on the following link-
www.gov.uk/overseas-passports/y/turkey

Once you have completed the application form you need to provide the correct supporting documents (see link below)

www.//assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/static/overseas-passport/OS_Guidance_Gp2.pdf

To renew a child's passport you need to visit https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports/y/turkey/renewing_new/child

The fee for a renewed Adult UK Passport is: 32-page passport - £72.50 48-page passport - £85.50

The fee for a renewed child UK Passport is: £46.00

In order to make the payment you need to download the - credit card form, (Note: If the cardholder name is different to the applicant’s name, please attach a photocopy of the cardholder’s passport or other photo ID with signature) click on the following link: -
www.ukingermany.fco.gov.uk/resources/en/pdf/4971486/4971694/payment_authorisation_slip

You need to send your application to

Her Majesty's Passport Office
OVS-L
101 Old Hall Street
Liverpool
L3 9BP
United Kingdom

It may take up to four weeks or longer to receive your new passport. For more information about passport renewals you need to contact the British Embassy.

Once your passport has been sent away for renewal, you can use your Residence Permit and/or driving license as a form of ID, also it is advised to keep a photocopy of your old passport as evidence that you have requested a renewal (eg copy of your application form, proof of postage).


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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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Right to cancel a power of Attorney in Turkey - You have the right to revoke a Power of Attorney at any time. In order to cancel a power of attorney you need to contact a Notary Public where it was issued. You need to send a written notice to the person(s) who were appointed your representative and state that you are revoking the Power of Attorney. Do not forget to request the return of all copies of your Power of Attorney. You should also notify your bank or other financial institutions where your Agent is likely to use the Power of Attorney that it is no longer valid.

Process - The Granter (the one who gives a POA to someone) must apply to a Turkish Notary to revoke the POA.

The Granter must have or provide the POA details (date, reference no., from which notary etc)

You (the Granter) will also need to provide identification (passport) and pay a fee to the notary. The POA will immediately be cancelled and all parties will be notified of the cancellation.

*It is also possible to cancel a POA from a different Notary from where the original was issued. (Depending on the notary, location etc)

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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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Helpline for Expats & Tourists in Turkey - Alo 179

Alo 179 is a 24/7 free phone helpline that’s designed to help expats and tourists resolve complaints about businesses or services that they are unhappy with.

Initially it is advised that you look to try and resolve matters with the person or business with who you are dissatisfied.

You can report any dissatisfactory services to your local Belediye or even the Jandarma.

But if you’re not happy with the outcome, then your next course of action ought to be a (free) phone call to Alo 179.

The free helpline deals with a range of reports of bad service relating to matters such as:

•property transactions

•Belediye services (mainly potholes and rubbish issues)

•excessive noise

•shopping complaints

•overpricing

•general bad or rude behavior

More Information about please see below link;
--->Alo 179




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Banks, post offices, schools and other government offices close during public holidays in Turkey.

However, most large supermarkets and shops stay open.

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REGISTRATION OF MOBILE PHONES BROUGHT FROM ABROAD REGISTRATION AND MATCHING FORMALITIES - 2017

Formalities governed by the BTK (Bilgi Teknolojileri ve İletişim Kurumu) - Information and Communication Technologies Authority

WHY DO I HAVE TO REGISTER A MOBILE PHONE FROM ABROAD?
Turkish legislation prohibits the use of mobile devices brought into Turkey from abroad by individuals, unless registered. If the user of such a device fails to register and to pay the registration fee the phone/mobile device will be blocked after 120 days of use with a Turkish SIM card. The user will receive SMS notifying him/her that the device has not been registered and will be closed.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR REGISTERING A MOBILE PHONE?
A mobile device can be registered by Turkish citizens and foreign residents (with a Yabancı Kimlik Number) who have recently come to Turkey from abroad. The registration must be performed within 120 days after having entered Turkey. Please note that one can only register one mobile device within a two-year-period.

How do I register the phone?
Mobile phones brought to Turkey are most easily registered via the e-devlet kapısı (e-government portal). Please » click for information on how to sign up for the e-government portal.

In order to start the registration procedure choose ‘IMEI kaydet’ (https://www.turkiye.gov.tr/btk-imei-kaydet ) and fill in the required information (mobile phone number, the device’s IMEI number, details of the ID document you used for your entry to Turkey, date of entry)
If you don’t know the device’s IMEI number dial *#06#.

If you registered a mobile phone in your name before and want to check whether the 2 years have passed, so that you can register a new IMEI number, click here: » www.turkiye.gov.tr/btk-imei-kayit-hakki-sorgulama

Alternatively, you can also register the phone/mobile device through a customer registration centre of the mobile service providers TURKCELL, VODAFONE or TÜRK TELEKOM (former AVEA) In this case the passport holder applies to one of the mobile communication providers’ customer registration centres (in person, as the Authority will check whether the signature applied on the registration document and the signature on the passport match) with their original passport and the tax receipt. An application form is completed and sent together with copies of the ID page, the page with the entry stamp and the original tax receipt to the central authority for confirmation.

If the registration is carried out via the e-State portal no documents need to be submitted The applicant’s declaration is taken as a basis and the data control is performed electronically.

For which devices is registration compulsory?
All devices containing a SIM card which have been brought to Turkey by means other than bulk importation are subject to the compulsory registration. For example, if you want to use the SIM card (use via the GSM network) in an iPad brought to Turkey from abroad, the IMEI has to be registered or else the functions of the device related to the SIM card cannot be used through our country’s operators.

Is there a fee to pay for the registration?
In line with the ‘General Communiqué of the Act of Fees’, the charge to be paid in 2017 is 149.20 TL. If you use internet banking you may pay online or pay the fee at tax offices or at any bank entitled to collect tax. It is also possible to pay the fee by Turkish credit card through the Online Tax Office

Apart from the tax offices, which banks accept payment of the registration fee?

Akbank A.Ş.,

Yapı ve Kredi Bankası A.Ş.,

T.Halk Bankası,

Vakıflar Bankası TAO,

Kuveyt Türk Katılım Bankası A.Ş.,

Anadolu Bankası A.Ş.,

Aktif Yatırım Bankası A.Ş.,

Alternatif Bank A.Ş.,

Finansbank A.Ş.,

Albaraka Türk Katılım Bankası A.Ş.,

Tekstil bank A.Ş.,

Türk Ekonomi Bankası A.Ş.,

Turkishbank,
Turkland Bank,

 Denizbank A.Ş.

İNG Bank A.Ş.,

Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası A.Ş.,

HSBC Bank A.Ş., 

Şekerbank T.A.Ş.,

T.Garanti Bankası A.Ş.,

TC Ziraat Bankası, 
T.İş Bankası A.Ş.


The receipt must contain the IMEI number of the device to be registered and the passport holder’s name and surname.

How can I check whether the device has been registered?

Following the application, the registration status of any device may be checked via http://www.mcks.gov.tr/tr/imeisorgu.php. The following message will appear at first: ‘IMEI numarası abone kayıt merkezince geçici olarak kayıt altına alınmış olup Kurum tarafından evrakları kontrol aşamasındadır (This IMEI number has temporarily been registered by the customer registration centre. Documents are currently being checked by the Authority)’. Once the documents submitted to the customer registration centre have been passed on to the Authority, and the information and documentation checked and confirmed, the message ‘IMEI numarası kayıtlı This IMEI number is registered’ will be displayed.

it is not possible to perform the IMEI registration after the 120 days have expired and the device has been inactivated.

Although I carried out the required procedures and had my phone registered, I was sent a legal notice and my phone was inactivated. What can I do?
You can try to renew your registration through the E-State portal by re-entering your information or phone the Information Control Service’s call centre (0312 294 94 94) to obtain information about your procedure.

Can I register a device received by mail or purchased through the internet?
According to the relevant legislation devices brought to Turkey based on individual importation are registered, but devices received by mail or purchased through the internet will not be registered.

I brought two mobile devices from abroad. Can I have them registered?
No, you have the right to bring in one mobile phone within the period of two calendar years. Within this framework, as of 01.02.2008 the necessary precautions have been taken in the Mobile Device Registration System to prevent the same person from registering more than one device within two calendar years.

Do people who stay in Turkey for a short time have to have their devices registered?
Provided that the usage period does not exceed 120 days tourists can obtain a pre-paid card with a phone number from one of the GSM providers upon presentation of their passport. No registration formalities are required. The only subscription agreement available for tourists and those without a residence permit is the pre-paid service.

Can devices be registered in the name of minors under 18?
Yes, but the registration application has to be performed by mother, father or the minor’s legal representative via their own E-State portal by entering the child’s identity information.


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To guarantee your will is legal in Turkey, it is highly recommended that any Will be made in a notary office and notarized. The notarized wills are kept by the notary's office and the authorities are informed by the notary, so the rights of the testators are protected by the official authorities.

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Importing a vehicle to Turkey for up to 2 years

As of October 2015 the regulations for visitors to Turkey coming with their own foreign number plate vehicles have changed. While according to the old regulations foreign plate cars/motorbikes were accepted for a maximum of six months it is now possible to use them for up to 730 days (2 years).

Who can benefit from this ‘special offer’?
Anybody residing abroad more than 185 days in a year (foreigner, double national or Turk) can benefit. It is no longer necessary to be retired – the customs will just check whether on the day of entry the vehicle and the driver have been out of Turkey more than 185 days within the previous 365 days. Holders of a Turkish residence permit are normally not eligible as this offer is designed for people residing abroad, but provided they have spent the necessary number of days abroad they will not be denied entry with their foreign plate vehicle.

What documents are required?
The vehicle will be registered on the driver’s passport; it is not possible to bring a vehicle to Turkey with an ID card. Obviously the car papers must be presented. If the driver is not the owner of the vehicle, an official power of attorney or – if the car belongs to a car rental company – a lease agreement covering the duration of the intended stay must be presented. If the driver is foreign the vehicle will initially be granted 6 months. In case the foreign driver obtains a residence permit the period will be extended to a maximum total of 730 days, but definitely not after the expiry date of the residence permit. If the vehicle holder fails to extend the permission in due time a fine will be applied.
One has to present a valid traffic insurance and the MOT/TÜV must be valid for the duration of the stay in Turkey.

What happens if the owner wants to leave the country without the vehicle?
No problem, the vehicle can be left at your home or at any other safe place. The local customs must be notified before the departure (either one day before or on the same day at the airport). A form must be signed where the driver undertakes to take care that no-one will use the vehicle during his/her absence.

Who can use the vehicle apart from the vehicle holder?
The spouse, parents and children of the vehicle holder may use the vehicle provided they also reside abroad. In case of emergency third persons may use the vehicle if the owner/holder is present as well.

If the owner leaves Turkey with his/her vehicle before expiry of the 730 days, can he/she come back and use the remaining days?
No. Once the vehicle has been taken out of Turkey it must stay at least 185 days abroad before it can be brought to Turkey again. Likewise, the vehicle holder is only entitled to bring the vehicle in if he/she has spent at least 185 days abroad.

What happens if the vehicle does not leave Turkey by the end of the granted period (maximum 730 days)?
Up to 3 months after the expiry date the fines are not very high, but if the vehicle overstays longer there are heavy fines to pay.

What happens at the border if it is established that either the vehicle or the driver have not been out of Turkey the required 185 days within 365 days?
The driver can enter Turkey but the vehicle will not be allowed in.



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From the 1st of April 2014 all foreigners applying for a 'first time' work permit must file an application in their own country to the Consulate of 
the Republic of Turkey. (Turkish Consulate)

Required documents:-
• Passport with a minimum validity of one year & a copy of their passport (photograph page)
• Visa application form to be filled in capital letters
 Please click here for PDF or here for MS WORD formats.
• A photograph,
• A proof of a job offer normally in the form of a letter from the prospective employer,
• Visa fee (271 GBP) in cash or by postal order/company cheque made payable to "Turkish Consulate General", plus work permit document fee of 50 GBP (1 year)

Applications should be made to the Turkish Consulate at least eight weeks prior to your intended start date.

Applying for a work permit before the 1st of April 2014

Occupations banned to foreigners

Diving, maritime navigation, working on ships, extracting wreckage, exportation of fish, other sea creatures, sand and pebbles
Mining
Working as executive director in travel agencies
Professional occupations: midwife, dentist, vet, career, pharmacist, optician, executive director in hospitals, judge, lawyer, prosecutor, security guard, notary.


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Turkish highway & bridge toll

Generally, motorway tolls in Turkey are dealt with electronically and you will not have to pay in cash at the time. Rather, you must enroll in the HGS automatic toll system so that you have an electronic-chip sticker or toll transponder mounted on the upper middle of your windscreen. This applies to privately owned Turkish cars, non-Turkish cars and rentals alike.

HGS stands for “Hızlı Geçiş Sistemi”, literally "Fast Pass System”. The toll will automatically be charged to your HGS account. If you do not have an HGS account, the car’s owner will receive a fine, usually ten times the applicable toll.

You can enroll in the HGS system at the post office, banks or at some Shell service stations, as well as add credit to your HGS account (minimum 30TL).

To enroll in HGS, you will need original versions and copies of the vehicle registration, your passport and turkish residence permit. If you have not registered, you will usually be able to choose a secondary road to avoid the toll.

You can find a list of toll-roads and prices at this website:
http://www.kgm.gov.tr/Sayfalar/KGM/SiteEng/Root/Tolls.aspx



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There is no limit on the amount of cash you can bring into Turkey.

If you come from a non EU country with more than 10,000 EURO you need to sign a declaration form when you arrive to HR Revenue & Customs

Currency rules
Currency Import regulations:
Local currency (Turkish Lira-TRY) and foreign currencies: unlimited. However, passengers should declare foreign currencies on arrival and ensure that this is specified in their passports.

Currency Export regulations:
Local currency (Turkish Lira-TRY) and foreign currencies: up to USD 5,000.- or equivalent. Amounts exceeding the equivalent of USD 5.000 must be declared and:
-those residing in Turkey: must buy them from a bank in Turkey (with an entry to this effect in the passport);
-those residing abroad: must have declared foreign currencies on arrival and have this specified in their passports. In case of re-exchange of TRY into foreign currency a bank voucher is required.



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To remove a person or spouse from a Tapu (title deed) you will need to 'buy the shares' of the property from the current owner.
i.e If you both own 50% of the property, they are 'selling' their 50% share to you.

Please visit your local land registry office (Tapu Sicil Müdürlükleri) and inform them you want to buy the shares of the property from the title deed holder and you want to remove their name from the Tapu. (Title Deed) This is known as a 'Transaction of acquisition'.

You will need to book an appointment with your local land registry office, and they will want to see all documentation (as listed below) The process can be completed in a day, depending on availability from the land registry. You will need to pay a sales transfer fee of 4 % - plus some additional administrative taxes, stamp duties, and land registry office charges.

Please note; All parties or legal representatives must attend.

The fee is calculated on the value of the property.

You will need your
TAPU
passport ID
Turkish tax number Or Foreigners Identity Number
Dask Policy
Notarised copy of Passport


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Checking outstanding fines on your vehicle in Turkey

Simply go to this website and enter your vehicle’s details.

Plaka: Registration number

Özel Plaka: Ignore this

T.C. Kimlik Numarası veya Vergi Kimlik Numarası: Enter your Foreigner ID number (“Yabancı Kimlik Numerasi”) from your Turkish Residence Permit.

Tescil Tarihi: Car registration date



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If you are looking for rental accommodation in Turkey (or even to buy) you will find many adverts written in Turkish.

Here is some useful vocabulary to help you decipher the advert and discover a new home for you and your family.

Turkish Phrase English Meaning
- -
Acenta komisyonu Agency fee
Aidat Monthly fee
Apartman Building or residence
Arsa Vacant lot
Asansör Lift
Aylık kira bedeli Monthly rental amount
- -
Bahçe Garden
Bahçe Katı Garden or ground floor
Bahçe Garden
Balkon Balcony
Banyo Bathroom
Banyo Sayısı Number of Bathrooms
Beyaz Eşya White goods, appliances
Bina Yaşı Building age
Bina Building
Binadaki Kat Sayısı Number of floors in the building
Bodrum, Bodrum Kat Basement, basement floor
Boş Empty
- -
Çatı katı Top floor
- -
Daire Flat
Deposit Rental deposit
Doğalgaz Natural gas
Duş Shower
- -
Emlakçı Real estate agency
Envanter Inventory
Eski bina Old building
Ev House
Ev sahibi Owner
Ev sigortası Home insurance
- -
Fiyat Aralığı
Price range
- -
Garaj Garage
Giriş katı Ground floor
Günlük Kiralık Daily rental
- -
Isıtma Heating
- -
Kapıcı Concierge/doorman
Kira Rent
Kira bedeli Rental Amount
Kira müddeti Rent period
Kira sözleşmesi Rental agreement
Kiracı Tenant
Kiracılı Rented
kiralik For rent
Klima Air conditioner
Konut Residential housing
- -
Mahallesi District
Manzara View
Mobilya Furniture
Mobilyalı daire Furnished flat
Mutfak Kitchen
Mobilyasız daire Unfurnished flat
Mülk Sahibi
Landlord
- -
Oda Room
Oda sayısı Number of rooms excluding living room
Ortak Giderler Common Expenditures
- -
sahibinden From owner
Sahip/Sahibi Owner, landlord
Salon Living room
satılık For sale
- -
Yatakodası Bedroom
Yeni bina New building
Yerden Isıtma Under-floor heating
Yönetici Building manager
- -
Zemin, Zemin Katı
Ground floor
   
Some useful websites to help with your search include:



http://www.sahibinden.com/kategori/emlak
http://istanbul.en.craigslist.com.tr/search/hhh (Be wary of higher prices than other sites though)
http://realestate.emlakjet.com/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/379944978728099/?fref=ts
http://www.hurriyetemlak.com
http://www.milliyetemlak.com/
http://www.emlak.net/


(!) TIP: When you are considering your options, pay particular attention to the currency the rental is paid in relative to the currency you are being paid in. If your rent is due in a foreign currency and the Lira loses value against that currency, you may find yourself paying more in rent as the lease goes on.







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Stay updated with latest Travel advice for Turkey - email alerts

Travel Alerts for Turkey

UK
For British Citizens please visit this website and subscribe. You will receive travel alerts for Turkey straight to your inbox.

Follow the onscreen instructions, and select your preferences.

Once completed you will receive travel updates direct from the UK government

NOTE; You may also stay up to date via the British Embassy Official Facebook page or using gov.uk directly


USA
For US Citizens Sign up for the free 'Smart Traveler Enrollment Program' (formerly known as “Travel Registration” or “Registration with Embassies”) to receive the latest travel updates and information.

When you sign up, you will automatically receive the most current information from the US GOVERNMENT about the country where you will be traveling or living. You will also receive updates, including Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts (where appropriate). You only need to sign up once, and then you can add and delete trips from your account based on your current travel plans.

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

• Receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans.
• Help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.
• Help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.

See Also; U.S Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs webpage for Turkey


IRELAND
For Irish Citizens please visit this website for the latest travel advice.

You may also register your details with the Irish Embassy allowing them to find you quickly if there is an unforeseen crisis like a natural disaster or a family emergency while you are abroad. Please follow the link here


NEW ZEALAND
For New Zealand Citizens please visit this website and subscribe. You will receive travel alerts straight to your inbox.

Please follow the onscreen instructions.

Once completed you will receive travel updates direct from the NZ government.

NOTE; You may also stay up to date via the New Zealand Embassy Official Facebook page or using govt.nz


AUSTRALIA
For Australian Citizens please visit this website and subscribe. You will receive travel alerts straight to your inbox.

Please follow the onscreen instructions.

Once completed you will receive travel updates direct from the Australian government.

NOTE; You may also stay up to date via the Australian Embassy Official Facebook page or using gov.au


CANADA
For Canadian Citizens please visit this website for the latest travel advice.

You may also register your details with the Canadian Embassy allowing them to find you quickly if there is an unforeseen crisis like a natural disaster or a family emergency while you are abroad. Please follow the link 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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Under Turkish Law one can not directly exclude a spouse, child or grandchild.

However, it is your legal right to exclude these persons from your will if you choose too. And after your death, as long as there is no petition against your will, then your wishes will be upheld.

If however, the excluded spouse or family member chooses to petition your will, then it will be decided in the Turkish court and likely be changed according to Turkish Law:-

The spouse gets a quarter while three-quarters go to the child or children. If the deceased had no children then half will instead go to the spouse, the remainder will go to parents, grandparents and grandchildren or on a pro-rata basis to other family members.

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TURKISH WILL - Scenarios and Risk


Scenarios: Example 1

1. Mr Joe Bloggs dislikes his entire family very much and does not want any of his blood relatives to benefit from his estate.

Mr Bloggs would like to :

• Leave the contents of his bank account to his cleaner.
• Villa in Tarabya to his driver
• Shares in Apple inc to an orphanage

Can Mr Bloggs bypass the parental system?

Answer: The simple answer is yes he can. The only way to do this is by creating a will. So long as the will is correctly administered and Mr Bloggs is of sound mind then he can have heirs that are not blood relatives.

Blood relative may take action against the will but they will need to prove that Mr Bloggs was not of sound mind and persuaded to make his cleaner, driver, and orphanage his heirs.


Example 2

2. Ms Grace is 89 yars old and was a spinster and did not bare any children. She was an only child and both parents deceased. Ms Grace’s parents where both only children therefore as far as she is aware she has no aunts or uncles.

Ms Grace has died intestate.

Ms Grace had a boyfriend Mr McKnight. He claims to be the beneficiary of Ms Grace’s estate.

Can Mr McKnight be deemed as a beneficiary?

Answer: Under Turkish law, in the absence of a will Mr McKnight would not have a claim to Ms Grace’s estate. Only blood relatives have an automatic claim. In this case Ms Grace’s estate would be taken by the state.


Example 3

3. Does TR law allow for guardians for beneficiaries who are deemed incapable of dealing with their own affairs?

Answer: Yes, if a heir does not have the capacity to deal with the estate which they inherit, Turkish law allows for a guardian to maintain affairs of the heir.


Example 4

4. Mr Erdogan died in Turkey, 2005. He was a dual national of Turkey and UK. He had a will which stipulate that the whole of his estate was to be left to his children. He had property and money in his bank account in both Turkey and Germany. Mr Erdogan had 3 children from 3 different relationships.

• Melisa lived in Australia
• Mehri lived in the UK, and
• Daniel lived in Turkey

Unfortunately as Melisa lived so far away she has never been able to claim her beneficial interest. She has now come to Turkey to claim her inheritance. Can she claim?

Mehri has also just come to claim as she was very angry with her father.

Daniel died before his father.

Answer: The first heirs to any parents estate are their children. All children of parent are entitles to equal shares unless expressly excluded or limited in a will. However, there may be a time-lapse as to when an heir must claim by.

As Mr Erdogan is a Turkish citizen and died in Turkey, any immovable or personal property will be dealt with in accordance with Turkish laws. However, any immovable or personal assets in the UK will be dealt with in accordance with UK laws.


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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



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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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Compulsory Earthquake Insurance Coverage

TCIP indemnifies the material damages - which are caused by earthquakes and the fires, explosions, tsunami and landslide that are caused directly by the earthquake within the limits stated in your policy.

The building parts - which are mentioned below - are covered collectively or separately:

Foundations,
Main walls,
Common walls separating the independent sections,
Garden walls
Retaining walls
Ceilings and basements
Stairs
Elevators
Platforms
Corridors
Roofs
Chimneys
Supplementary sections of the building which have similar qualities to those mentioned above

Incidents That Are Not Covered by CEI

Compulsory Earthquake Insurance indemnifies the material damages in your building that are caused by earthquakes.

The losses which occur due to the following incidents are not covered:

Debris removal costs
Loss of profit
Business interruption
Loss of rent
Alternative residence and workplace costs
Financial liabilities and similar other losses which can be claimed
All kinds of movable properties, goods, etc.
All bodily injuries and death
Non-material damages
Losses which are not caused by the earthquake.
Independently of the earthquake, damages which occur in time due to the flawed structure of the building

You can choose different homeowners policies for this type of losses in addition to your Compulsory Earthquake Insurance. Maximum Sum Insured

With Compulsory Earthquake Insurance, TCIP aims at providing the insureds with the opportunity to go on with their lives after earthquake.

Expressing that "Earthquake will pass, and life will go on", TCIP provides maximum amount of insurance which is determined every year as per the increase in the construction costs. Maximum sum insured amount given by TCIP is 160 thousand TL for all building types as of 1 January 2016.

While determining the sum insured amount, the re-building costs of the damaged building (excluding the land value) are taken into consideration. The indemnity amount of the insured is determined according to the size and the building style of the dwellings on condition that it does not exceed the maximum sum insured.

In the event that the building's value exceeds the maximum sum insured given by TCIP, the insured person can receive additional cover from the insurance companies for the exces amount. You need to have a homeowners insurance policy provided by private insurance companies. Buildings Covered By CEI

In a general, Compulsory Earthquake Insurance is an insurance system that is developed for the residential buildings which are within the municipality's borders.

Pursuant to Disaster Insurances Law no. 6305, the following buildings are covered:

Buildings which are constructed as residential and registered in the land registry office under private ownership.
Independent sections that are in the scope of Property Ownership Law no. 634
Independent sections in these residential buildings which are used for business office, bureau and similar purposes
Dwellings which are built by the state or with the loan given due to the natural disasters

Buildings Which Are Not Covered By CEI

Building types that are not covered by Compulsory Earthquake Insurance are as follows:

Buildings which belong to public institutions and organizations
Buildings which are built in the villages
Buildings which are fully used for commercial and industrial purposes (Office Block / Business Center / Administrative Service / Training Center, etc.)
Buildings whose construction is still incomplete
Buildings constructed wihtout engineering principals
Building whose main bearing structure has been weakened
Buildings bearing structures designed and constructed against the building codes
Buildings required to be demolihed by the public offices and those with insufficient quality for living and obsolote condition.

You can acquire Voluntary Earthquake Insurance for buildings which are not covered by CEI.

The village residences are not covered by the insurance due to the fact that general income level is very low, that no inspections are conducted on the buildings and that it is inconvinient to acquire the insurance.

However, it is possible to obtain Voluntary Earthquake Insurance, if desired, for buildings in village residential areas.

Similarly, it is possible to obtain Voluntary Earthquake Insurance for buildings that are used for commercial and industrial purposes through private insurance companies

Natural Disaster Insurance Institution (TCIP)



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Please see the list below for work permit exemptions;

· Foreign nationals deriving from their rights to be exempted from work permit requirement under bilateral and multilateral agreements in which Turkey stands as a party,

· Foreign nationals that live abroad permanently and enter Turkey temporarily to either engage in cultural, scientific and artistic activities for less than one month or in sport activities for less than four months.

· Foreign nationals who come to Turkey temporarily for less than 3 months, in order to perform assembling, maintenance or training of imported machines and equipment and those coming to deliver equipment or to repair damaged equipment, as long as they provide supporting documents relevant to their purpose of travel.

· Foreign nationals who enter Turkey for training purposes related to exported or imported goods and services.

· Foreign nationals who come to Turkey temporarily for less than 6 months, to perform shows or similar activities in the fairs and circuses outside of the borders of Certified Tourism Investments and Establishment, as long as they provide supporting documents relevant to their purpose of travel.

· Foreign nationals who come to Turkey temporarily in order to improve their knowledge and experience in universities or public institutions and organizations, for a period limited to their education which does not exceed 2 years, provided that the situation is supported with relevant documentation.

· Foreign nationals regarding whom a reasoned offer is made by the relevant authorities about their abilities to render significant contributions to Turkey in socio-cultural, technological and education fields, for a period that does not exceed six months.

· Foreign nationals who come to Turkey within the context of programs executed by the Center of European Union Education and Youth Programs ( Turkish National Agency)

· Foreign interns participating in international internship programs of which the scopes and duration are agreed by Ministry of Labor and Social Security, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a Higher Education Institution.

· Tour Operator Representatives coming to Turkey for a period that does not exceed eight months within a calendar year.

· Foreigner soccer players, other sportsmen and coaches who come to Turkey with the approval of Turkish Football Federation and General Directorate of Youth and Sport for a period determined in their contracts.

· Seafarers having endorsement certificate, which is recognized according to bilateral protocols under the International Convention on Standard of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers – Regulation I / 10 and who work in ships that are operating outside the cabotage zone and registered with the Turkish International Ship Register.

· Foreign Experts assigned in projects within the context of EU-Turkey Financial Co-operation programs.



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The immigration office no longer issue a 15 day exit document.

If the applicant has sufficient days on their visa, then they may exit and enter Turkey according to their visa duration.

If you need to exit Turkey and you do not have sufficient time on your entry visa, you can apply for an exit letter 10-15 days after your application for residency was submitted.

Contact your local Goc Idaresi to obtain an exit letter

updated: 06/2018



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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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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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Although no medical procedure is 100% risk free anywhere in the world, the best hospitals and clinics abroad maintain health and procedural standards equal to, or higher than those you encounter in the UK or U.S. It’s not hard to find Turkish physicians, dentists, and surgeons who received their medical training and degrees at first-rate medical schools in the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Switzerland, or Germany. Turkey maintains an outstanding level of medical training and education with 3 highly acclaimed medical universities. unfounded. Many hospitals actually boast a lower morbidity rate than the United States and United Kingdom.

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Lower facility costs, lack of hospital debts, lower priced medical training, lower labour costs.

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Although almost every treatment is available, the most chosen include: Cosmetic procedures, hair replacement treatment, cosmetic dentistry, hip and knee replacement, laser eye surgery, bypass and valve replacement, restorative surgery, fertility and in vitro fertilization procedures, weight-loss procedures such as bariatric surgeries, certain therapies such as stem cell treatments.

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Some procedures, such as dental work, are guaranteed; so it may well be financially worthwhile, albeit inconvenient, to return.

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No. For the citizenship, you don’t need to speak Turkish

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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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No. They have to be less than 18

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No. You have to buy the property beginning from 19.09.2018

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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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How do I get a Turkish work permit? 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. The Turkish employer needs to file an online application and submit the required information and documents to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. This can either be done online or in person, but needs to be completed within 10 days (after the candidate’s application to a consulate). The consulates of the Republic of Turkey and the ministry will execute the online procedures for the work permit applications filed abroad. Apart from residency permits that are issued for education in Turkey, foreigners who hold residency permits with a remaining term of at least six months, or the employers, can file for a work permit. Application needs to be made to the consulates of the Republic of Turkey. The documents need to be given to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, via mail or in person within six working days after the online application. The Ministry of Labour and Social Social Security will apply to the relevant ministries and authorities. This process normally takes approximately 30 days. If any documents are missing this process may take longer. The final decision regarding the work permit application will be notified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If filed outside Turkey, the ministry will notify the employer. Work permits may vary by relevant sector such as education, health services, tourism, entertainment, aviation, house-keeping, also to foreign direct investments. 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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Yes the regulation regarding the mentioned program (The Regulation Regarding the Amendment of the Regulation Regarding the Implementation of the Turkish Citizenship Law) (“Regulation”) was put into force on 19.09.2018 and it is currently valid, until further notice.

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

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Any foreigner who has a residency permit and has invested a minimum of $250.000 with a title deed restriction of not selling/ transferring the real estate for 3 years. – The investment must be confirmed officially. With the above in place, the individual will have the right to acquire Turkish citizenship. Clause 6 and Clause 2 state that determination of the monetary values will be done based on the effective selling rate and / or cross exchange rate of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey at the determination date.

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The letter of law indicates that the property must be a minimum of $250.000. This does not need to be only one piece of real estate. It is important that all of the real estate calculated must be purchased after 19.09.2018.

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All real estate such as land, a hotel, a house, or a workplace shall be considered as real estate. The quality of Real Estate to be acquired is not defined in Regulation and it has been just defined with the quantitatively as "real estate amount of $250.000". In this aspect, the real estate could be Housing, Workplace real estate, Land, Field etc.

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The real estate must be purchased after 19.09.2018 to qualify to apply for Turkish citizenship.

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The Client may purchase more than one real estate to collect the worth of $250.000 to apply acquisition citizenship. However all these properties must be bought after the date of 19.09.2018.

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The buyer does not have to wait for 3 year to apply acquisition of citizenship since it has been stated at law that “buying the real estate with putting an annotation”. A title deed annotation for not selling 3 years term would fulfil the criteria.

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The regulation has not defined the quality of real estate to be acquired, just defined quantitatively as "real estate in the amount of $ 250.000". In this case, the real estate may have the quality of the Housing, Workplace, Land, Field etc. However it has to be stated that for attaching annotation to a real estate, real estate shall be sold in its present condition . Transfer of ownership shall be completed. There is no necessity that the estate has been finalised and the document for permission to use the building has been taken. Most importantly the whole price must have been paid.

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If you give us power of attorney, Yell Ali can follow the process from beginning to end.

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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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Any foreigner who does not speak Turkish and who wants to sign a document before a Turkish notary for power of attorney, purchase/sale of a second hand vehicle, will, foundation of a company, official notification letter and the like needs the services of a sworn translator/interpreter. Ideally, the translator should speak your mother tongue, but if you speak and understand another language, a translator for that language may sometimes accepted. (but not always). We offer full translation services at YellAli.

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There are two kinds of sworn translators in Turkey. Sworn translators for a certain notary office,Sworn translators for legal/public institution.

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All translators within a province who fulfil the necessary requirements and have sworn before the justice commission of the province court of first instance, are registered on a list and entitled to translate at all courts (adliye), police departments and land registry offices (tapu müdürlüğü) of that particular province. We can help you at YellAli

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Legal documents from abroad must be translated and notarised in Turkey (such as Power of Attorney, judgments, civil status documents) and must have an apostille stamp from the country of origin in order to be accepted by Turkish authorities. YellAli offers a full translation service.

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At the notary offices, the fee for the translator is paid extra. There are no fixed fees for translation services, so you have to compare prices. YellAli can help with all of your translation needs.

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