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    Ken Grubb

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    Goreme1990

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  1. Ken Grubb

    Dionne Eldridge

    You didn't say who told you you need a customs broker. Sometimes people just talk off the top of their heads without really knowing what's involved. Information can also change when it's passed from one person to another, or one government official to another. In the past I've followed up on information I was told and found out it was wrong. So if I was in your daughter's situation, I'd definitely follow up and go to the source. I'll give you an example. I had overstayed my residence permit once. The border policeman said I had to leave the country for three months. I called my embassy, w
    2 points
  2. Goreme1990

    Dionne Eldridge

    If your daughter has residency she will have a Turkish ID number - called Yabanci Kimlik Numerasi in Turkish. Assuming she has the new card ID, this number will be on the card. It will start with 98 or 99.
    2 points
  3. Hi! The only way to find out is to look up the tax treaty between the UK and Turkey. This can easily be found online in English and it should cover your revenue type, as well as your status (do you have a company? are you a freelancer?) The 6-month limit may be an issue, but since Turkey made some allowance for visa overstays during the pandemic, I should think this may also apply to tax matters (don't take my word for it, though).
    2 points
  4. Wonderful! Thank you for the info, really appreciated!
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  5. So I just bought a new car from an authorized dealership. I knew there are tax free plates for foreigners that have lettering MA-MZ but they have selling and other restrictions. So I went ahead and paid full taxes. I was surprised that my plate came out MD. Is there a mistake here? Did I get a blue plate although I paid full taxes? Please confirm. Thanks.
    1 point
  6. Just give her the keys, we each have a car registered in our name and drive them interchangeably. We have often been stopped at roadside checkpoints, have produced the documents as requested and there has never been an issue. I assume that your wife's residence permit shows the same address as you. My wife does not uses the same surname as me either.
    1 point
  7. Thanks a ton for the reply. I feel better now. But how can I make sure my wife is legally driving the car? Should I register her as a driver or just give her the key and she can drive? (I am the owner)
    1 point
  8. According to Daily News newspaper Turkey will soon receive 10 million doses of the Chinese CoronaVac. The Minister of Health, Dr. Fahrettin Koc stated that 6.5 million doses will arrive on Monday 25th January. This is the second batch to Turkey. The vaccination process began on 13th January after the first batch of 3 million doses was delivered. To date 1,200,000 people have been vaccinated. This number includes 600,000 health workers in the first two days. The Official Roll Out Schedule for the Vaccination is as follows : STAGE 1 Health Workers
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  9. Dionne

    Dionne Eldridge

    Hi everyone, Thanks for all your helpful suggestions. FedEx have been emailing with the customs department in Turkey, And they said that the Turkish customs people would not allow FedEx to be the broker for this consignment. My daughter then got an email from the customs lady in Turkey, Asking my daughter for her details, copy of her passport and photos of her passport stamps when she entered the country. I also took the advice which several people on here gave me, To add her Turkish ID number, She is still waiting for her card to arrive, so I told her to also put her partners details down, an
    1 point
  10. @ Ken Grubb Thank you for your detailed response and information.
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  11. Congratulations on your new car 'Güle güle kullanın . Foreigners who own cars in Turkey must have 'MA' plates. When the MA series runs out they move to MB, MC etc. It does not matter that you have paid full price including tax. You can sell it to a Turk, but then they must change the plates to normal Turkish ones. The important think for you to remember is that only you and your immediate family can drive a car on MA or MD plates.
    1 point
  12. Ken Grubb

    Dionne Eldridge

    Just sharing my experience here... I ordered a book from Amazon.co.uk maybe ten days ago. The delivery company called me a few days later, and said they needed my foreigner ID number so the package could clear customs. So I gave it to them over the phone. I got the package in Antalya the next day. So I'm thinking you could ask your daughter to find out from the delivery company what office she would need to call and get the telephone number, then have a Turkish friend call for her to find out from customs themselves what they need. I've never heard of a customs agent being needed to
    1 point
  13. For citizenship by marriage, you must be married to a Turkish citizen for three years. You don't even have to live in Turkey. To become a naturalized citizen, you have to live in Turkey for at least five years. So you can become a Turkish citizen based on that. For citizenship by marriage, you just have to prove your marriage. For naturalization, you have to prove that you intend to remain in Turkey and that you can speak Turkish. See these articles: Turkish citizenship after five years of residence Turkish citizenship by marriage
    1 point
  14. I've gotten different answers to that question. I spoke to a few lawyers about it and they said no work permit was required if you're not providing goods or services in Turkey and you're not cutting invoives and taking payment in Turkey. However, I also called the Ministry of Family, Labor, and Social Security and asked them. The lady I spoke to had a supervisor come over to answer the question, and he said that, once your tax home becomes Turkey, you need a work permit. Unfortunately I forgot to ask where that rule was in the laws. So I don't know if he was talking off the top of his head or
    1 point
  15. IbrahimAbi

    Dionne Eldridge

    I suggest that your daughter approach a customs clearance agent in Marmaris, there should be a few. It will be difficult to solve this from the UK
    1 point
  16. I believe that you are entitled to citizenship based on your marriage to a Turk, this may be subject to the amount of time that you have been married though.
    1 point
  17. Hi Ken, thanks for your detailed answer, let me land there and see what I options do I have. I have exactly same plan to give power of attorney to my family members who will later proceed with the documentation needed. I will surely stay till my interview.
    1 point
  18. We had a similar issue. In brief: Not only the property has to be residential, the applicant has to be actually living in that property in order to apply for residence based on property ownership. We very recently bought a small and cheap studio apartment just so we can finally apply for 2 years and this was after spending months unable to find a nice place that we'd wanna live in. We thought we did everything properly and even hired consultants who saw no issue in us buying an apartment that has tenants, one lawyer even assured me I could buy commercial property (he was wrong). I a
    1 point
  19. I'm happy you got an answer to your question, but disappointed with the answer, as you are. In my previous attempts to learn what constitutes "working in Turkey," I talked to three different lawyers about it. They all said it has to do with being in Turkey, and doing business with other people or businesses in Turkey, receiving money from them and cutting invoices. Yet that definition of "working in Turkey" wasn't in the working laws, it was in other related laws. So that makes me wonder. If you were in another country and decided to do it, would you still need a work permit? It might be worth
    1 point
  20. Only the previous week was it reported that all passengers coming to Turkey must show a negative test result carried out in the 72 hours before boarding, or they would not be allowed to fly. And yet, passengers can still develop the virus, which then only shows up after arrival ..? Either some people can carry infection without the test picking it up, or the test itself is faulty. And then these individuals can pass it on... I'm still in 2 minds about the vaccinations because no-one really knows how things will work out..
    1 point
  21. BREAKING NEWS ... The new strain of Coronavirus has been detected in 15 people that recently travelled from the UK. Turkey bans entry of all travellers from the UK due to detection of the new mutation, the Health Minister says ... x ANGELA IN SIDE x ...
    1 point
  22. Ken as you recommended I rang 170. The person I talked to had good English and understood my question perfectly. I had to agree to make an official request for a ruling which took one week. The answer was I am not allowed to sell my books in Turkey via a Turkish print-on-demand company. I would need them to obtain a work permit for me. As this is not possible I won't be selling my books via the website so it's back to the drawing board.
    1 point
  23. Goreme1990

    residence permit

    Shevrin and others who say they have received a message from GOC saying their application has been assessed positively but when they check their status on the government website there is a message saying there is a problem with their photo - is the message addressed to you by name or just a general notice? Recently a message about biometric photos comes up automatically even when you don't log in to your application.
    1 point
  24. Flights from Gatwick to Antalya return in April and May 2021 are amazingly cheap right now, e.g. from 19th April to 10th May (3 weeks) @ £82 return OR 19th April to 3rd May 2021 (2 weeks) is the same price @ £82 return. The transfer from Antalya Airport to Side takes 50-minutes but only costs £9 per person each way from the company I use ... NOTE: More than double that amount if you don't book and take one of the airport taxis standing by. I have lived in Side (pronounced See-Day) for 14 years, so contact me if I can help further. x Angela x
    1 point
  25. Thanks @Ken Grubb! Yes I still have that page with me, I’ll use it. Thanks for clarification
    1 point
  26. Hi Vu8, welcome to Turkey Central. I have sold two houses in Turkey, both a few years ago now. The Estate agent who was advertising the first property for me guided the buyer through the process and we both signed the contracts at his office, he then came with us to the TAPU (Title Deed) office where we signed over the property and he received his new TAPU. After that we went back to the Estate Agent's office and I received a large bundle of English Pounds. With the second property the buyer and I were friends so we went to the TAPU office, signed over the property then sat in a conv
    1 point
  27. Hi there, i'm on the same boat as yourself and very confused. I'm wondering what revenue type that is not taxable in Turkey that you mention? In my case i have passive income on print-on-demand sites outside of Turkey, which i usually pay tax in the UK for that but with the pandemic i've stayed longer than 6 months in Turkey.... Would really appreciate to know if there are people on the same situation. Thanks!
    1 point
  28. Hi Ken, Well, I was just hoping that someone could recommend a good tax adviser in Turkey to help me with those ambiguities and lend their expertise. I could look one up in Google of course, but I'd rather have a recommandation.
    1 point
  29. Hi Ken, Thank you once again for your prompt reply. That's right, Turkey and France do have a tax treaty, to which I was referring in my previous messages. As you said, it does override the Turkish tax law to some extent, and this is how I could determine that (just like you) my revenues are not taxable in Turkey, regardless of whether I am considered a tax resident in this country or not. When it comes to defining residency, however, the treaty provides some indications, but it also states that this is dependant on local laws in the first place. I'm copying the relevant extract
    1 point
  30. Excellent! Congratulations on the approval of your residence permits. Even though I've extended many times, I always feel relieved when my application is approved. I'm glad everything worked out for you.
    1 point
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