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  2. Aisha Bilal

    short term residency

    Thanks for the response Ken, We are going in to talk to the folks at immigration to find out exactly what the problem was. Take care.
  3. A few years ago we 'sponsored' a friend to live with us. As she was female my wife also had to give her agreement. We had to declare that we would support her financially and feed her etc. They accepted this and on the strength of this she was given her RP. This would have been 2016. The noter drew up the contract, we both signed it, took it to the nufus office, they did a print out listing her address as ours, too it to the Göç idaresi, they accepted it.
  4. IbrahimAbi

    Passwords

    What is wrong with a notebook (paper)? Surely one of our concerns using a password app is that the company's own system will get hacked.
  5. I think it was Winston Churchill who said (something like) 'The best argument against democracy is a 5 minute conversation with the average voter'
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  7. Lonesome Cowboy

    Comeback kid

    Thanks Ken
  8. Ken Grubb

    New member

    I'm also glad to see you back, certainly no olive branch necessary! As I recall when you joined before, we were having some problems with our server. I understand that you have been living in Turkey for a long time, and you have a lot of knowledge about how things work here. So if there is anything I can do for you, please let me know. A very hearty hoş geldiniz to you, Lonesome Cowboy!
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  10. Lonesome Cowboy

    Making a comeback.

    I deleted my post on this forum as there doesn't seem to be much activity.
  11. Well done as012a2568! Turkish may be hard to learn, but English must be even harder for foreigners, not just the pronunciation but the spelling & idioms too, so Turkish isn't so bad in comparison really! I've got to the point where I can sort of follw the news, & also think in Turkish (a bit), but continue to learn the more I mix with Turks. I think that's the secret.... sink or swim!
  12. Ken Grubb

    divorce/child/law/divine justice

    As I understand Turkish divorce law, depending on whatever legal choice you made when you got married, any property acquired while you were married is half yours. Regarding the bank accounts, if he is a joint owner of the account than he can take all of the money out of it any time he wants. I would suggest you contact a lawyer about this. They will be able to look into the situation in Turkey and see what legal rights you have. It sounds to me like he is in the wrong and you are entitled to your share of things, but only a lawyer could tell you that for sure.
  13. zertashia

    Marital status

    Thanks for your well wishes. you are absolutely right relationship needs to be based on trust. I used to be trust on him and still want to trust on him. But some actions from him and his family side made me doubtful. I hope from the God, situation will be clear very soon
  14. Hello Haseeb, What you have said is legally correct in theory. However in practice, if you have a chance to bring 2 verbal witnesses (who know that things do not work out in your marriage) to the court , you can still take a succesful legal action based on a divorce settlement agreement. In this way, both you and your wife are needed to be present in the hearing only once. A lawyer who have experience in divorce cases would be happy to represent you in this matter. Regards,
  15. Eglegal

    Obtain proof of divorce

    Hi Jon, It has been a while since you wrote this thread. But if you still need a comment, I would be happy to do that. The right of obtaining an official paper from a court have been exclusively granted to the lawyers. OR you can individually ask it by being present at the court. Unfortunately, your son would not have a right to get the papers (unless he is a registered lawyer in Turkey) from the court even if you authorized him with a Power of Attorney. I do not think a local lawyer in Antalya would charge you that much for an easy work. It is worth to contact one of them. Regards,
  16. as012a2568

    Unlocking a Locked Phone after 120 Days

    Having done this with my own phone it is quite a straight forward procedure by Turkish standards. First of all save your phone numbers from your phone by downloading them to your PC. You can transfer the numbers to your phone memory and then to your Turkish sim card though if you find this is easier. You need to find the IMEI number which identifies your phone. Normally you can do this by typing *#06# which will then display the IMEI number. Also it is sometimes displayed on the reverse of the phone battery cover or behind the battery in your phone. This IMEI number is what actually identifies your phone if it ever gets stolen or lost. It enables the service provider to block or disable your phone making it useless for anyone else which is why phone theft in Turkey is rare. Something other countries could learn if they adopted this system actually. Bingo - no more phone theft! Now you will need to go to your local tax office ( Vergi Dairesi ). Take your phone and the IMEI number and your passport and residency permit. You will need to register the phone there through a registration certificate. There is a cost for this ( not long ago it was around 200 TL ) You may also need to go to the police station for an entry and exit document ( no charge for that). Once you have done this you can go to your chosen network provider, pay the registration fee, purchase your Turkish sim card and they will check your passport, residency permit and complete the registration for another albeit smaller fee.
  17. Stephen Hillcoat

    Landshare

    incredibly helpful, thank you.
  18. Ken Grubb

    A lost Tapu

    Good luck to you, Jackson, I hope it goes smoothly. If you have time feel free to let us know how things went.
  19. Gabriela Mesulam Ellmann

    Birth Certificate from Ottoman Empire

    Hello Mali, i really appreciate your response. You say "you may try to apply bith registration office." Where? how? i do not live Izmir and do not speak the language, that is a barrier. thanks so much for your advice. Gabriela
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  21. You must apply for your residence permit online, at https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/. For first-time applications, the online system will give you an appointment date (or you will receive one by SMS message) for you to provide the required documents in person, at the Konya Göç Idaresi Genel Müdürlügü (Directorate General of Migration Management, or DGMM). Renewal (extension) applications are also done online, but instead of going to the DGMM for an appointment you can mail your documents to the local DGMM office. The online system will give you an address to which you must mail your documents, within five days after you successfully submit your application. Turkey has a national helpline for foreigners who have questions or issues about residence permits. From any telephone within Turkey, call 157. More Information About Residence Permits in Turkey Here is a collection of articles about the different types of residence permits you can get in Turkey, with instructions to help you apply for one. Turkey Residence Permits Residence Permit Community Forum If you still have any questions, visit our Turkey Residence Permit forums. Browse the forums first to see if your questions have already been answered. If not, you can open a topic. Residence Permit Support Forum
  22. You must apply for your residence permit online, at https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/. For first-time applications, the online system will give you an appointment date (or you will receive one by SMS message) for you to provide the required documents in person, at the Kirsehir Göç Idaresi Genel Müdürlügü (Directorate General of Migration Management, or DGMM). Renewal (extension) applications are also done online, but instead of going to the DGMM for an appointment you can mail your documents to the local DGMM office. The online system will give you an address to which you must mail your documents, within five days after you successfully submit your application. Turkey has a national helpline for foreigners who have questions or issues about residence permits. From any telephone within Turkey, call 157. More Information About Residence Permits in Turkey Here is a collection of articles about the different types of residence permits you can get in Turkey, with instructions to help you apply for one. Turkey Residence Permits Residence Permit Community Forum If you still have any questions, visit our Turkey Residence Permit forums. Browse the forums first to see if your questions have already been answered. If not, you can open a topic. Residence Permit Support Forum
  23. You must apply for your residence permit online, at https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/. For first-time applications, the online system will give you an appointment date (or you will receive one by SMS message) for you to provide the required documents in person, at the Kırklareli Göç Idaresi Genel Müdürlügü (Directorate General of Migration Management, or DGMM). Renewal (extension) applications are also done online, but instead of going to the DGMM for an appointment you can mail your documents to the local DGMM office. The online system will give you an address to which you must mail your documents, within five days after you successfully submit your application. Turkey has a national helpline for foreigners who have questions or issues about residence permits. From any telephone within Turkey, call 157. More Information About Residence Permits in Turkey Here is a collection of articles about the different types of residence permits you can get in Turkey, with instructions to help you apply for one. Turkey Residence Permits Residence Permit Community Forum If you still have any questions, visit our Turkey Residence Permit forums. Browse the forums first to see if your questions have already been answered. If not, you can open a topic. Residence Permit Support Forum
  24. Niels Hoevenaars

    Dutch guy dating a Turkish girl

    I think you have a good point Ken. My girlfriend isn't that religious either, and her mom is totally cool with me, and even us spending time together in hotel etc. And i thought about it too, and i think you are correct about me having to adapt to the Turkish rules. And gotta get through it. It is not a very big deal, but i just wanted some advice, or/or tips. So thank you for that. I don't really think my family would like to fly over just for that though, but maybe i will try that some time. Thank you for your advice!
  25. Ken Grubb

    Three months wait

    What "how to" apply site are you referring to? Perhaps something has changed... I am going to the local DGMM soon with several questions and I can ask about this to be sure. Glad to hear you got your problem fixed. I always breath a sigh of relief when I finish the online application, then again when I receive my card in the mail. It is as much fun as getting my taxes done every year. So I think I know how you feel!
  26. Hey Does anyone know what the best English school to get ready for Ielts is? It's much better if it's in Konyaalti.
  27. IbrahimAbi

    Residence Permit Procedure in Izmir

    I would bring the police clearance certificate anyway, it is very difficult to get once you have left Japan. Who knows when the rules will change. Also after one year you may wish to take up SGK (Turkish government health care) you will need your marriage certificate to get this.
  28. malik

    Applying For Chinese Visa From Turkey

    hi im going to apply for chinese student visa from istanbul.....can you help me and let me know what kind of necessary doumensts we need to provide them thanks
  29. Ken Grubb

    90 days visa

    I haven't heard of a case before where a person's residence permit was rejected, and they had exceeded the number of days in Turkey on their visa, and they were outside of Turkey wanting to re-enter. But I will do my best to help. According to the rules, have to stay out until the total number of days you have spent in Turkey, in the previous 180 days, no longer exceeds 90 days. This does not change if you get a new visa. Regarding your family, you should probably contact your country's embassy or foreign ministry, and/or your local Turkish embassy or consulate to get information on how to proceed, considering your family situation. I hope you can get this sorted out. Please let us know how it is going.
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