Id Number For Foreigners?
Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:29 AM
When they ‘checked in’ they were asked if they had an ID Number. We have a tax number”, they replied. “No, ID number”. Following a few flourishing notes on the computer keyboard, they were both given a number. Not on an official card or document, just handwritten on a piece of paper.
They thought no more about it. Probably just a reference number for future visits to the doctor and the matter was forgotten.
A couple of weeks later they were shopping at Koç Taş in İzmir and went to pay by Credit Card. “ID number, please”. Same response, “You mean my Tax Number?” “No, your ID number”. Suddenly they remembered the number they had been given, showed it to the till operator who entered the number and their name appeared on the screen.
Anyone know anything about this? I haven’t heard of this ID number for foreigners and certainly have never been asked to produce one.
Posted 08 February 2009 - 11:43 AM
Go to the following website.
On the left-hand side of the page at
Resim Dogrulama: Enter the security number showing on the right
Dogum Yili: Enter your year of birth
ikamet Tezkere No: Enter your Residence Permit Number
(This is on page 1 of your booklet and takes the form of XX/XXXXX or similar. It's NOT the number printed in red at the foot of each page of your booklet )
Click the blue "Yabanci Kimlik No Sorgula" button.
If you have entered the details correctly a small screen will pop-up at the bottom of the page with your details on it and a number.
If you then click the blue "Yazdir" button it'll print the details in the form of an A5 certificate.
Posted 08 February 2009 - 12:16 PM
Is this a new requirement for all foreigners living here? We use a credit card here quite a lot and have never been asked for an ID number.
We held a Residence Permit for 9 years but haven't renewed it for the past couple of years. Mainly because of the huge increase in cost and also because the rules have changed and you can now purchase a car and have a landline installed without one, for example. It was different in the 'early days'!
We return to the UK for a few weeks once or twice a year and leave Turkey for our annual holiday elsewhere. Consequently, we only need to do the short ferry hop to the nearby Greek Island of Chios once (sometimes twice) a year. More economic and not too much inconvenience! I have heard there are apparently rules in force preventing day trips out of the country on more than three occasions. You then have to return to your home country and re-enter. But this doesn't appear to be enforced at the moment.
Posted 08 February 2009 - 01:15 PM
I think this ID thing is a new idea - i found it a while back on another forum but it is now required for any large purchases as far as i know.
I have the blue book but we do the kas run to mais for the mrs every three months and not had a problem - so far!.
40tl for the boat trip and 15 euros for the new stamp.
Posted 08 February 2009 - 05:54 PM
Posted 03 April 2009 - 05:32 PM
We didn't have this number until the "central civil registration system" was set up and running in the early years of 2000.
After the bankrupties due to corruption of the banks in 2001, goverment had forced every individual to get a tax number to trace peoples assests and savings and every transactions and tax pays throught the banks and tax office to stop further corruption. Soon after this we were introduce to the National Insurance Number..
Now everybody has this insurance number from birth and has to declare it anywhere asked. Since introduction of this number goverment abondened the use of the previous tax numbers obtained..
for further info birth and citizinship registration office: http://www.nvi.gov.tr
So what I understand is even if you are just a resident without the citizenship you get this number.. is it correct?
Posted 03 April 2009 - 06:25 PM
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