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THY last won the day on March 3 2017

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  1. Hello friends, 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 pendamic 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 intruption will reset all my years or only this year will be lost and by providing educational proof as reaso
  2. Hey friends, How are you all? Since you all know that nowadays the cases of people residence permit getting cancelled without any intimation are increasing. 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. Thank you.
  3. Hello sir, 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.
  4. 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,
  5. 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 u
  6. Hey Elubzen, I am sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience with the Goc Idaresi. I have two questions to ask. Did they give you a 2-year touristic residence permit or they gave you for one year? At the time of renewal when you applied, did you have to wait for the appointment date or immediate you were asked to send the documents by PTT? As for your situation is concerned, actually, the investor residence permit gives you the right to apply for the citizenship after five years, therefore the Goc Idare is very conscious while giving away such residence permits
  7. Hey fellas, I haven't been active recently. Is there any update regarding this post? The above given information is correct and official?
  8. 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???
  9. 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.
  10. As far as I know. You can keep your current residence permit and also get a work permit.. Infact your children and wife will not get a work permit. It is only you as an individual.. If you own a property and got a residence permit it means you already have an investor residence permit.. It is a valuable asset since it allows you to apply for passport after 5 years but if you are an American citizen I do not think this must be an attraction to you. Anyway you can keep the current residence permit valid and get a work permit for yourself. I know people who are working on a work perm
  11. There are two things... Permission to live and permission to work. The Tourist residence permit is permission to live for 'touristic' purposes only. Any type of Residence permit is a permission to live only. Even the family residence permit (that spouses of Turks) get is also a residence permit hence only giving permission to live. Permission to work is a work permit. Which an employer applies and gets on your behalf for you. This is the only way to legally work in Turkey. Another way is live as a tourist for 8 years and apply for a long term residence permit and a non re
  12. It's been quite a long time since I last came here on this website; I missed the website too. Let me give some news about me. I have purchased an apartment in Istanbul in April 2017. I have been a bit busy so did not apply for the change of residence permit type from 'short term tourism' to 'short term house owner'. I got an appointment and upon the day of randevu; the immigration officer didn't seem to speak good English; anyway he looked through my documents and rejected to transfer from 'short term tourism' to 'short term house owner'. The reason he gave was that my TAPU was a LA
  13. In Istanbul. You can go to Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM) and there is a special desk where you can modify your address and other minor information in the system. If you live outside Istanbul; Your DGMM must have the same desk. Do call 157 and confirm.
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