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  2. That's the idea, I think a dark coloured car would get intolerably hot.
  3. From what I know Ataturk invited all of those in the old Ottoman times to return to Turkey if they wished. I know this because my wife's grandparents returned from what is present day Romania. So, I doubt this is the case. Best thing would to be contact the consulate or embassy in your area and ask them directly. I wouldn't get my hopes up though.
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  5. That article is currently being re-written. The information about the ID card is old. Thanks for noticing that, I have removed the part about the landlord's ID card. You should only need a notarized copy of the rental contract. In Istanbul, the immigration specialists may also ask for a copy of the tapu (property title deed) of the owner of the place you are living, but that depends on the foreigner involved and the immigration specialist. In my case in Antalya, every year, the only thing I provide is a notarized copy of my rental agreement, and that is all. There is one other thing in that article which was outdated (and has been changed). There is no need for you to go to the Nüfus ve Vatandaşlık İşlleri Genel Müdürlüğü (Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs, or Nüfus). It used to be that foreigners also had to register themselves at their address in a separate process. This is no longer necessary, since the immigration specialist handling your application will enter you into the Nüfus central address registry at the address on your rental contract. Also, when you extend your residence permit, there is also no longer any need to go to the Nüfus and get an address verification document. Farris I apologize for that outdated information being there... I am re-writing all of the articles right now to improve and update them. But thank you for catching that problem, both of the above issues have been corrected in the article.
  6. Hey, I see last post was 2 years ago, but I'm currently looking into moving to Antalya also with my 5yo son and am looking information about education system and schools. @Pooria what is your experience so far? What school did you choose? @TimP do you still recommend ICCA as best school for foreigners? Best regards, Boris
  7. The two different names are no problem as long as you have a marriage certificate in those same names. We have different names and have had RPs for 16 years. I really would not go to the trouble of changing names afterwards. too many certificates, licences and things in your old names
  8. Just a reminder that tonight is the last night of the Side Festival with the free shows at the amphitheatre. Here is today's programme ... Their Gala Performance is as follows ... Saturday, 14th September 2019 - 21:30 - Venue - Ancient Theatre Show - Antalya Devlet Opera and Ballet 'Gala Konser' Antonio Pirolli, Sef Elvira Fatihova, Soprano Aylin Ates, Mezzos Oprano Leonardo Caimi, Tenor Tuncay Kurtoglu, Bas I will be attending. Anyone else? x Angela x
  9. Nour

    Beylikdüzü

    Hello everyone I want to know about the beylikdüzü to live, how is this area for a family with school going girls. Thanks Nour
  10. Fada, I'd also recommend you join the main Turkish government portal, called E-Devlet, at www.turkiye.gov.tr. You just need to go to a local PTT (post office) with your mobile phone and your residence permit, also your passport. Then tell them you need a password for E-Devlet. They'll set you up right there and a temporary password will be sent to your mobile phone. Then you can change it and log in. It has a huge amount of helpful information. One of them is the ability to check any tax debts you have, and also an option to pay them online, here: https://www.turkiye.gov.tr/gib-vergi-borcu-sorgu Of course when you go to that link now you will need your password to log in. Once you get the password use that link and you'll be able to see all of the taxes you owe.
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  12. Just a quick update on this. I had an email from the bank this morning to say they had at last found the cause of the problem and that it was an error on their part. I had to go in and sign the paperwork saying it had been resolved. The money has now been refunded to its rightful owner.
  13. My process didn't go like this. I submitted the paperwork and did the interview in the same day. Got an email saying 7 months later it had been approved and I could head to the nearest consulate to pick-up my Kimlik, etc. This was done originally in Istanbul, but we were living overseas. Sorry, not much help I don't suppose.
  14. If it's savings, I'll repeat what Redders has recommended in his files in Doc Martin's Surgery for Expats. Take the amount of savings and divide it by 12, and you can offer that monthly amount for what you will have to live on. And if it is savings, you can't just put a lot of money into an account. Unfortunately a lot of people did that by borrowing the money, getting their permit, then taking the money out and repaying the loan. Then, having no money to live on, they went to work illegally. So the Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM) is going to want to make sure the money you say you have is really yours, and they're going to want to see where it came from. At minimum you're going to need to have the last six months of your bank account statements showing the deposits and withdrawals. It doesn't have to be from a Turkish bank account. A regular copy of this is enough. Take that to your appointment. If they want more documentation, they will tell you either by SMS message before your appointment, or during your appointment. Other things they might want to see is a letter from an employer, or from your bank. If they do ask for additional documentation, they will give you time to get it.
  15. Exercise increased caution when traveling to Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Areas near the Syrian and Iraqi borders due to terrorism. (Level 4) Reconsider travel to: Batman, Bingol, Bitlis, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Hakkari, Hatay, Kilis, Mardin, Sanliurfa, Siirt, Sirnak, Tunceli, and Van (Level 3) Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Turkey. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas. Terrorists have also previously targeted Western tourists and expatriates. Security forces have detained tens of thousands of individuals, including U.S. citizens, for alleged affiliations with terrorist organizations based on scant or secret evidence and grounds that appear to be politically motivated. U.S. citizens have also been subject to travel bans that prevent them from departing Turkey. Participation in demonstrations not explicitly approved by the Government of Turkey, as well as criticism of the government, including on social media, can result in arrest. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Turkey: Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners. Avoid demonstrations and crowds. Stay at hotels with identifiable security measures. Monitor local media and adjust your plans based on new information. Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Crime and Safety Report for Turkey. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler's Checklist. Areas near the Syrian and Iraqi Borders - Level 4: Do Not Travel Do not travel near the Turkey/Syria and Turkey/Iraq borders due to the continued threat of attacks by terrorist groups, armed conflict, and civil unrest.Terrorist attacks, including suicide bombings, ambushes, car bomb detonations, and improvised explosive devices, as well as shootings, and illegal roadblocks leading to violence have occurred in these areas. Specific Areas in Eastern and Southeastern Turkey - Level 3: Reconsider Travel Reconsider travel to specific areas in eastern and southeastern Turkey where the U.S. government has very limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens. These areas are the provinces of Batman, Bingol, Bitlis, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Hakkari, Hatay, Kilis, Mardin, Sanliurfa, Siirt, Sirnak, Tunceli, and Van, as the U.S. government restricts its employees from traveling to these provinces without prior approval. Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas. Last Update: Reissued after periodic review with updates to a risk indicator and the Travel Advisory Level.
  16. I seriously doubt it. But you can always ask. The international phone number for the 157 helpline is +90 312 157 1122. Yes. Since your current residence permit is expired, you would have to get a short-term residence permit as a first-time applicant. Then you can transfer to a family residence permit.
  17. After some research I realised that primary and high school kids can do distance learning. What is this exactly and can anyone provide me with links of schools in Istanbul? I have 2 girls of 9 and 11, equivalent to school years 5 and 7 in the UK. Thanks
  18. What form was that? Was it a rental contract? Look on that document for an expiration date. You're legal in Turkey until that date or until your residence permit card comes. The expiration date should be 90 days after your appointment date. If the police came and got what they needed and left, then you are probably okay. But you could go to the Göç İdaresi and ask to see the immigration specialist who handled your application to see what happened. You don't need an appointment. If you do that, I hope you'll let us know what the problem was. Although it isn't very clear, the YellAli article is referring here to people who are cancelling their residence permit, not to someone who has received less time than they paid for. You can still get a refund, though, with the advice from that article, because it still works the same way. Just take your application, your residence permit card, and your tax receipts to show that you paid for two years and only got one year, for example. As I understand it, they will only refund with a payment into a Turkish bank account. But you could always ask!
  19. You can get a refund. You just need to take your application, your tax receipts and your residence permit to tax office and fill out a claim form. They will refund the payment for the year you didn't get. They only pay it in to a Turkish bank account, so you'll need to have one.I don't know of anybody who's done it but that's the procedure.
  20. Star...go to their website & you can top up from there each 30 days using your bank card.
  21. The Law changed in Jan 1st 2016 when our UK Ambassador met with the Turkish Authorities who changed the requirements for foreigners for the need to show a schooling certificate to obtain a Turkish driving licence. All TC's have to do this so they insisted foreigners do the same...This of course was going to prove to be a massive problem for many of the older expats as some left without exam certificates or since the 60's had mis laid them when moving to Turkey . After a day of negotiations an agreement was made that as long as the foreign licence holder obtained a fresh incoming stamp in their passport every 6 months,then they could continue to drive on their translated & noterised licence. as per Article 88- (Amended with title: RG-17/4 / 2015-29329) Go here, https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetailsIII.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=XI-B-19&chapter=11&Temp=mtdsg3&clang=_en ….to find countries that are included in the Convention. If your country is NOT listed then it’s not possible to make a licence exchange.. The only way to obtain a Turkish driving licence is to take driving lessons & the test . USA is not part of this convention...so a licence exchange is not possible, American passport holders will need to take Turkish driving lessons & test to obtain a Turkish driving licence... Selim1984uk...no you can't keep your UK licence..it's sent back to the DVLA on issue of your Turkish licence. But if/when you re locate back to the UK you simply apply for it to be returned to you & you'll surrender your Turkish one to the DVLA. Against all the rumours in expat land,you can hire cars in the UK showing a Turkish licence.
  22. Hi Can someone please share with me the whole process to get admission in public schools(here in Turkey), my appointment is in next month before this kids could start their school. And which documents required for admission. Please reply me, Thanks
  23. Thank you so much IbrahimAbi. That's very clear.
  24. Hello everyone We are here now in istanbul, public secondary school and high schools are starting from which class ,my kids are in 7,4 and3rd grade ,they need middle school or high schools also have middle school classes. Thanks
  25. This is a tutorial published by the Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlüğü (Directorate General of Migration Management, or DGMM). It shows how to use the residence permit application website at https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/ to apply for a short-term residence permit in Turkey. This video is the first in a short series of step-by-step videos explaining the whole process, so watch this first video to the end and the next one will start automatically.
  26. This is a tutorial published by the Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlüğü (Directorate General of Migration Management, or DGMM). It shows how to use the residence permit application website at https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/ to extend a short-term residence permit in Turkey. This video is the first in a short series of step-by-step videos explaining the whole process, so watch this first video to the end and the next one will start automatically.
  27. This is a tutorial published by the Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlüğü (Directorate General of Migration Management, or DGMM). It shows how to use the residence permit application website at https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/ to apply for a family residence permit in Turkey. This video is the first in a short series of step-by-step videos explaining the whole process, so watch this first video to the end and the next one will start automatically.
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