I am a US citizen and my fiance and I are in the process of trying to get him a K1 fiance visa so he can move to the US. He is 20 years old. I know one of the ways to get out of the military requirement is to pay to not go. His family has paid for all the other males in the family and are going to pay for him too. The thing is, he isnt supposed to go to the military yet since he is enrolled in University. Since he is enrolled in University, the day they call him is probably like 5 years away maybe 6. Will they let him come to the US even though he hasn't completed his requirement or paid to not go?
Two ferries which had carried passengers in the Aegean city of İzmir since the 1970s will soon be occupied by sea creatures and divers after they are submerged in the city’s Karaburun district in an effort to boost diving tourism.
The ferries, named 9 Eylül and Alaybey, were produced at the Alaybey shipyard and put into service in 1976 and completed their economic life in 2012 after cruising between İzmir’s Karşıyaka and Konak ports.
The İzmir Metropolitan Municipality put the ferries up for sale but failed to find a buyer. Finally, they were granted to the Karaburun Municipality.
Karaburun deputy district governor Osman Oğuz Ekşi said the artificial reef project, where the ferries will be used, had come to an end.
He said academics had cleaned the ferries of hazardous materials, adding they would be submerged off the islands of Büyükada and Küçükada at ceremonies on April 29 and 30.
Ekşi said an artificial reef project initiated in 2008 had increased the population and species of sea creatures in the region, adding, “With the two ferries, diving tourism will progress in Karaburun, where people come to rest.”
Derya Can, who set a world record by diving to 90.2 meters in the southern province of Antalya in 2014, will be the first person to dive into the 9 Eylül ferry.
Stating that he was very excited about the project, Can added, “This is a significant factor to draw attention [to the area] since the ferries are big and they will be home to big sea creatures. Divers will want to photograph them.”
Meanwhile, some have opposed the ferries being submerged, saying the ferries were among the symbols of the city.
Writer Yaşar Aksoy said the ferries could be turned into ferry museums or cafes like the ones in Europe.
“It is ironic that the ferries will be gifted to the fish. There are so many materials to give the fish,” he said.
Source: Hurriyet Daily News
We have just renewed our residency at the office in Izmir and thought we'd share the information with you all.
Over 65 year olds :
Go to the same police department in Izmir as before, the new Yabanci office is directly in front of you on the ground floor. Go early.....!!!!
Complete application forms x 2 and get your number.
Produce the following documents (note we have listed them all but you may or may not be asked for them):
Passport and copy of details and last entry into Turkey
TAPU or rental agreement and photocopy
Letter from Cesme Nufus office showing your address and residence.
Bank account details showing funds - 11000.00TL per year note of joint account you will need to show 22000.00TL as it is assumed each person has half of the amount on the account. You can produce either your bank account book and copy or a computer print out that has been stamped and verified by the bank but either need to be recent. If it is a joint account and only one name appears ask the bank to write the 2nd persons name on and stamp/sign it.
3 passport photos
180TL for the 1 year residence fee and 50TL for the new residence card.
Also have some loose coins to pay the local photocopy man as you'll be asked to copy your receipts once you have paid your money.
Under 65 year olds:
Need all of the above AND health insurance or SGK. You will need to have your SGK latest print out from the office in Ilica. This needs to be verified and signed if this is not done then you have to do it in Izmir at the Konak SGK Office and is a pain in the a**e. During this process for married couples you may need to produce your notarised marriage certificate as the payment made by one of you covers both of you. The verification wording on the SGK document is quite lengthy and specific for more details about this contact me. 05417897589
Your passport will be returned to you. If you intend to travel during the 3 month period it takes to process your application ask for a letter to show your application is in process, you can then travel for 15 days only. You also need to have both of your payment receipts with you when you travel.
Your new residence document will be delivered to your house, make sure your address is correct.
Note this has been our experience this week but things keep changing.......!!