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  1. Thank you for your reply. Update: My friend had overstayed her allowed tourist time by 2 days, which caused the big problem. After speaking with several different government officials who gave her contradictory information, she was told by the Turkish consulate in her city that she could not come back until January--90 days after she had last left. So it seemed the movable period didn't apply in this case--unless I'm understanding it wrong. In the end she has decided to wait until May to return, so I guess that's the end of it!
  2. Thank you so much. Your simple summary confirms what I thought was the correct method for calculation upon re-entry--but was unsure of. So it appears that she does not have to wait 90 days after her last exit to come back. The catch is this: doesn't the 180-day period also move forward when you're leaving Turkey? Suppose the above method tells us that she has 15 days she can stay upon her next return to Turkey--if she came in early December. Let's say this means she had been in Turkey 75 days during the previous 180 days upon re-entry. Let's say that the first 60 days of stay we
  3. Thanks so much for your reply. Yes, I am aware of the e-visa system. I have tried using the Schengen calculator. You have to put in an exit date for the future visit and this should not be after the control date at the top. As an experiment, I put in a hypothetical entry date and an exit date the next day--to know how the calculator will count back the days near the time my friend tries to come back to Turkey. Using this method, the system shows that the beginning of the 180-day period is in early June. Therefore, I think she would be okay to come back in December because this does n
  4. I am posting this as a question regarding the helpful information in Ken Grubb's article from 2016 about the 180-day/90-day rule. I used to think that a new 180-day period could begin the day after the previous 180-day period ended. I did not realize this period could "move." I thought someone (even a confused police officer) had told me that once you had used all your 90 days, you had to wait 90 days before you could re-enter Turkey with a new tourist visa. Is this true? Suppose someone had used all 90 days and would like to come back to Turkey 2 months after the previous exit. In t
  5. Redders, thanks anyway. If it ends up necessary for me I can find out which form to get. UPDATE: Tonight I met with a German friend of mine here in Antalya who has foreign friends who get SGK. She said that neither she nor her friends were ever required to have a doctor's visit or fill out a medical form. It's odd since you say it should be required. I wonder sometimes if the requirements differ by province or city. It seems logical that they should be the same for national matters, but that has been my experience--even with ikamet application requirements, for example. The forums s
  6. Hi Redders, Thank you so much for your reply. What you said makes sense, so I'm not sure why they didn't give me a form or tell me to visit the doctor. I know enough Turkish to understand that! Do you happen to know if the form they use is the same as the Sağlık Raporu they require for getting a Turkish driver's license? I suppose I can go back to the SGK office and inquire.
  7. Hi, I searched all the links about SGK on this site but could not find the exact information I am looking for... I have questions about the SGK enrollment process, premium payments, and coverage. I'll describe below what I figured out piecemeal, hoping it can be helpful to anyone else who needs to know what to do. I am a US citizen on my third residency permit and have a cheap private insurance that meets the minimum ikamet requirements. However, I had heard that foreigners can enroll with SGK if they pay a monthly premium. I had also heard that the state healthcare system offer
  8. Thanks for the info, Ken. I appreciate it. Good to know I could pack my own boxes and have the professionals handle the shipping and customs. I figured any of my boxes would be subject to opening. My goal volume was about 150 cubic feet or 4 cubic meters, reduced from 185/5.27. I thought shipment with a crate or liftvan on a LCL load (sharing a container) might be cheaper overall than individually shipping each box via a parcel service or the post office--but it really depends. My only full-service quote from a Turkish company door-to-door was almost $6000, which seemed high--and they
  9. Hello everyone, I am researching shipping options to get some personal goods from the USA to Antalya. SELF-PACKING: I'm comparing companies that pack goods for you and some that allow you to pack. I'd like to avoid excessive costs when the "pros" pack for you. The packing should be fairly easy to do with standard boxes, since I'd only be shipping books, clothing and some other personal items--no furniture, nothing complicated. However, from one company (one that packs for you), I received a document listing Turkey's customs regulations for importing personal goods. In one sect
  10. Hi there, I browsed through many forum postings regarding my topic and found some useful information but it was still a bit confusing. I'm planning on staying in Turkey for awhile and may end up living there permanently. If things go well and I end up staying indefinitely, I'm seriously considering shipping my furniture from the US. I realize it's expensive and have checked out reviews and quotes, but I have nice quality antique dark wood American furniture that you just can't find in Turkey. It's unique and has sentimental value to me, although it wasn't expensive and isn't valuab
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