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THY last won the day on March 28 2021

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  1. Update: Appointment Booked: 08.02.2021. Appointment Date: 24.02.2021. Positive assessed: 17.03.2021. Card in Hand: 21.03.2021. Total Five weeks from applying in system and getting it in hand.
  2. Hey, As for someone who is a foreigner and has total 3 apartments in Istanbul almost an investment of over 600.000 TL in good times when lira was expensive I can give some advice. 1. Try to buy 2 properties rather than 3. If you can find 1 in a good area near transportation (metrobus etc) would be better. The more units you buy, the more it will be hassle for you to manage it. It is not very easy to find renters who live long-term. Usually renters live short term 3-6 months and move away. This is going to be a problem for you if you buy 3 properties and if yourself prefer to live in India and manage properties online; It would be more practice to stick with 1 property and manage it. 2. According to my experience; maximum rental income you could get from a house is 0.5% per month of your total investment. This if you furnish it and if house is in good neighbourhood near to transportation. So you could calculate it according to your standards in India. If you can earn same from India; It's better to invest there specially if you are not willing to relocate to Turkey for long term living. 3. Use sahibindeen for good house listings and then visit yourself to Turkey and finalize the deal. Most dealers are good; few are shaddy. I have dealt with real estate agents knowing very little Turkish and I managed. 4. I never used or hired a lawyer nor translator. Maybe I was lucky to encounter good people. If this post is active and you still looking for investment; I would be happy to consult you through this post and my experience. Thank you.
  3. Update: Appointment Booked: 08.02.2021. Appointment Date: 24.02.2021. Positive assessed: 17.03.2021. Lets see how long it takes for the card to get printed and get in the hand.
  4. Hey friends, I have discussed my case on this forum before as well; it was regarding Muracaat belgi but I figured out that Istanbul is no more giving that paper and the only option we have is to wait for our residence permit to arrive before we could leave or it least it is positively assessed in the system. My appointment was on 23.02.2021 and I had to give one missing document regarding my property title deed (tapu) which is provided on the next day on 24.02.2021 and my application was received. Now I wish to know how long does it usually take in Istanbul to get residence permit assessment and card in Istanbul nowadays? Mine is a renewal; I have 2 tapus on my name and it is my third time I am getting a renewal. I would also like to know; renewal applications and the first time applications take same time for assessment and card delivery or it is any different? Looking forward for any help in this regard.
  5. Unfortunately these guys have become very rigid now.. not much cooperative. As I returned after 13 months; I have seen a lot of change in the system, laws and the people behavior as well. And definitely much more inflation and prices hike. But jokes apart, i truly believe that after this corona issue is over or at least it's peak is turned down; things should get easier because in the current system; if someone has applied for a residence permit; he can't leave country even though there is a big emergency in their homeland but they can't go. I find this to be very inhumane and unfair. you have all the rights to disagree with me.
  6. Thanks Ken. UPDATE: I have visited the Istanbul Airport in person (Now days They do not let anyone in without a ticket due to Corona virus) So going there was useless for me. I contacted the immigration office helpline; I also contacted Istanbul Airport Visa and Polis (immigration) department and I also contacted the Fatih immigration office. The result of all communication was: Now days from February 2021 to until no one knows when: If you have applied for a residence permit renewal or new application; they only take your documents on a desk and do not put it in system. I will be in system in the coming days (how many days no one knows). Until it is in the system and your case has been decided either positive or negative. You can not get Muracaat Belgisi; and if you do not have that exit paper; even if you have receipt and first page of your application page; you can not exit Turkish Republic if your residence permit has expired. If you exit, you will need to pay overstay fee and you will most probably face a reentry Ban and your residence permit application will definitely will be cancelled and the fee you paid is lost. (Informed to me by Airport Police immigration department, the guys who stamp our passport exit and entry). Now let us come to the Fatih immigration office statement: If you leave Turkey without your application final decision and without getting the Muracaat Belgi (fifteen days exit permission). Your exit will be flashed in our system and you residence permit application will surely be cancelled. If your residence permit is valid; you will leave without fine and no reentry fine but once you return you will need to again apply for residence permit; and your continuaty of residence permit will be lost and your time of stay in Turkey will start from zero. So it is not worth doing it. Now let me tell you about what the immigration office helpline 157 said. They said your documents are submitted and not in the system yet and if you live in Istanbul and apply from Istanbul; and you leave Turkey with your own will. Your residence permit application will probably will be cancelled. So it is better to wait. So after all these talking and discussion; I have decided to for the moment leave my exams back in my country which I could also appear in the next annual which will be in October. Since it is my 5th Year in Turkey and upon completion of 8 years I plan to get a long term residence permit. I could not afford to risk my residence permit. After all it is a 5 years effort which is most important for me at the moment. These information are valid for Istanbul and valid in the first 6 months of 2021. If someone reads it in future; talk to the competent authorities to know what's happening at those times. Good luck.
  7. Hello friends, I have a situation, I own 2 houses in Turkey on which bases I have been getting 2 years residence permit since 4 years without a problem. Now I submitted my documents to the immigration office in Istanbul on 24th February and my old residence permit also expired on 24th February. The immigration office in Istanbul for some unknown reason isn't giving müracaat Belgi anymore and they said to wait for application acceptance message before leaving Turkey which can take around a month. But my university exams back in my country start from 2 March. For which I have to leave Turkey. With 4 days overstay and without müracaat Belgi if I leave turkey I may have to pay 4 days overstay ceza which i am ready to pay. My concern is if I leave turkey which my residence permit application is in process, can the immigration office cancel my residence permit application? If I pay 4 days overstay fine before leaving, upon my return to turkey will it be a problem for me to enter? Thanks, looking forward for advice.
  8. I have a confusion regarding the term 'legal resident of Turkey since 8 years'. It is currently my 5th year in Turkey but during this time I have visited my country several times. Most of the times my stay outside Turkey was below 90 days at a time but since the corona pandemic my stay outside Turkey this year has been for almost 10 months. During this time I am also taking university courses in my country for my masters degree. So this 10 month interruption will reset all my years or only this year will be lost and by providing educational proof as reason of being outside Turkey can this year be considered as uninterrupted stay? My short term tourist residence permit has been valid since all those years and is still valid at the moment and I also own real estate on my name since last three years. Kindly consider my situation and suggest me best possible outcome in my scenario.
  9. I was wondering if there is any website by the Turkish Government someone can go and put their residence permit number and check if the residence permit is still Active. I would truly appreciate any help in this context.
  10. I hold a TRC (Tourism) for 2 years valid till 28.02.2021. I have bought 2 apartments in Istanbul on which basis I have got my residence permit. My question is I came to my country 8 months ago. I wish to return to Turkey on my valid residence permit. Can I return on it or I have to apply for a visa? Is there any legal requirement that I need to enter Turkey in every 6 months to keep my residence permit valid? Please guide me. Looking forward for your help.
  11. Hello friends, I am curious about one question, in 2008, 1 USD was equal to 1.15 TL but now in 2020 1 USD is 6 Turkish Lira. Why is it so? I tried to do a research, at that time Turkish GDP was at 750 Billion $ and now it is 850 Billion $. The economy over time has increased the GDP but the Lira is going down. Why is it so? And if lira was almost equal to Dollar, is it possible now if corrective actions are taken in the monetary policy to get Lira back to its previous glory standing head to head with the dollar? Looking forward for opinion, THY
  12. I have applied for the renewal of my residence permit and still waiting for the card to arrive. Meanwhile, I have to leave Turkey for some emergency. I am taking that 15 days return pass with me but I may not be able to return to Turkey within those 15 days. My application has been assessed positively and now is in card printing stage. I have already given a power of attorney (Vekkalet) to a friend of mine so that he is entitled to receive my residence permit from PTT in my absence. Once he receives that card. Can he send that card to me by courier to my home country so that I can use this card while I return to Turkey so I do not have to get a visa?
  13. I am sorry to hear about your unfortunate story. I hope things are good now for you. My question is what is in it for the developer who is demolishing the old building and making a new building.. Giving you rent money until building is made and also give you money for transportation of your goods. And once done; the owners get a flat once again without paying anything.. What is in it for the developer in it???
  14. See your question shifted a bit.. First you asked what is legal and what is illegal. This is to do with the laws written in the books and constitution. People do work illegally but obviously this is illegal and may if caught be deported.. Foreigners work hard and are paid much less than locals and at some places even the Police and other relevant departments also have corruption but having said that at the end of the day. Illegal work is Illegal work.
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