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  1. Hey, so does anybody have experience with this already? Any EU citizen who tried to apply this year already?
  2. Just to quickly report back here too, after a little delay involving a lovely four-day (!) health check at Göztepe Hospital, which I had been asked to undergo just before they scrapped that requirement, I also did get my residence permit today. It's for seven months, as requested (as my insurance wasn't willing to extend the coverage prematurely...). Of course, given how long it took, those seven months are almost over now...
  3. I had my appointment last week (in Maltepe, trying to renew a tourism residence permit for the third time), and they did ask me to come back with the health report and criminal background check. (Those documents had not been listed under the required documents on the application form I printed out.) I had already brought financial documentation so not sure if they would have asked for that.
  4. Thanks Graham, nice to see something official about it. that looks quite doable. Hopefully they have seen it too
  5. Are there any more updates on this? Has anybody managed to get a tourism residence permit extended a second time? Or do we all need to buy property now?
  6. I realize this is a bit late to answer your question, but maybe it'll benefit somebody else: When I was out of the country when they shipped my residence permit, my flatmate asked the delivery guy to come back the next day, asked me for my foreigner ID and was allowed to receive the card in my place by stating that. I'm fairly certain that's not the official way of going about this, but it worked!
  7. In case anybody else is in the same situation, I came back after three weeks and the lady at passport control did not seem to mind in the least. She only checked the expiry date on the application document and let me in (in fact, I think I was through immigration faster than anytime before!). When leaving I had also asked three different officers at the airport, and all of them had assured me that it would not be a problem to stay out for three weeks. As for the residence permit, my flatmate managed to convince the delivery guy to hand it over to him in exchange for my yabanci kimlik numa
  8. Thanks Matthew, great to know that they kept yours for a month! Does your other comment refer only to question 1 or also question 2?
  9. Two questions about leaving the country after having applied for extension by mail (and the old residence permit having expired). I am planning two trips abroad in the next couple of weeks, one for a long weekend and one for approximately 3 weeks. I did not receive a document allowing me to leave Turkey while waiting for the card to arrive - not even when I had to submit an additional document in person in the Bakirköy office. 1) After calling 157, it is my (skeptical) understanding that I should print out my application document and get it stamped and signed at the Bakirköy office and us
  10. Hey, good to see that the forums are back! Glad you could finally sort it out, Ken! I've been in Istanbul since December and have been trying to get an appointment on the e-ikamet site since then. I go through the steps three times every day, and every single time it tells me that there are no appointments available within the next 90 days. In every other city I had a look at, no matter whether provincial town or Izmir/Ankara, I could have an appointment tomorrow. I spoke to an agency that helps expats get their residence permits here, and they said they also had trouble getting appointme
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