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scobbiebhoy

Istanbul
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About scobbiebhoy

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  • Birthday 06/01/1975

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    Male
  • Location
    Istanbul usually
  • Interests
    Spending my time in Istanbul and traveling, i like sports mostly football, i enjoy listening to music and going to watch bands.
  1. Hello Ken, Just to let you know, i have gone through the process of getting my criminal record paperwork in Istanbul. Your info was correct, I turned up at the Emniyet Müdüriüğü complex and collected my paperwork. For anyone else needing to do the same process in Istanbul. It was the easiest dealings with Turkish bureaucracy I have ever had. the whole process took no longer than 20 minutes. As far as I can see there are two entrances to the building. If you were to arrive by taxi. the driver would probably arrive at the smaller entrance (One door in, one door out) If so, Once you've cleared security, walk straight ahead, down the long corridor in front of you, after about 100 meters (opposite the bank machines)keep an eye out to your right. On the right hand side you will see a small flight of stairs that lead down to the main entrance hall, you can't miss it, it's a huge open space and you will be looking down to the backs of two huge statues. Directly on your right hand side as you get to the bottom of the stairs you will see a wall with small glass windows. This is where you go to get your criminal report. There will probably be about 20 people waiting in line. This was the case when I arrived and the line took about five minutes to go down. I went to the office armed with every bit of identification that I could.... All that was asked for was my residence blue book. The man printed my paperwork there and then, and after that I was on my way. If you arrive from the main entrance (up a small flight of stairs, to about six entrance doors). Simply clear security, walk straight ahead to the bottom of the statues. Look left, and the line of people is in front of you.
  2. Ken, Thanks for the info, I will be back in Istanbul next week to sort out my paperwork. I will let you know about my criminal check.
  3. Also, do i need a criminal history check? If so where should i go in Istanbul to get it & will they give me it on the day or do i need to wait. Does my marriage certificate need to be notarized, or will scanned copies do?
  4. Could somebody please give me a full list of the required supporting documentation to support the renewal of a family residence visa please. I am married with 1 child. For instance, do i need to submit medical insurance for myself, my wife and my child or is medical insurance for myself all that's necessary?
  5. Thanks edubongo, Unfortunately I need to be out of the country for at least 3 possibly 4 weeks when I leave. So I may go down to the Migration management office when I have my printable info document and find out if there is a way of doing that. Have you gone through the new process yourself? If so, did you supply your tax number? Again, if so, did you get a printout from the tax office or is it acceptable for me to just write my number on a piece of paper?
  6. Hello Ken and REDDERS, Thanks for the replies. REDDERS, thanks for the information. In the days of the old system, it was necessary for me to leave the country while my application was being processed. This was not a problem, all I needed to do was go to the court building in Bahçelievle and receive a signed and stamped piece of paper from a government official. During the old system, once I had started the process of renewing my permit, I would keep my passport on my person, so with my passport and court paperwork I could freely leave and enter Turkey. It seems that under the new system I need to send my original passport along with photocopied pages. If this is indeed the case, then how could I exit Turkey or enter another country without my passport? Thank you both for your help.
  7. Ha Ha, Good answer Cukurbagli. Thanks for the welcome on the other page! I have found the phone number for the Istanbul office. I will ask my wife to phone them early next week to ask about my situation. I will post the results on here for others that may be in the same situation.
  8. Hello everybody, My marriage visa runs out in mid October and i intend to apply to renue it in early September.(As long as my wife still wants me) The problem is that i need to leave the country on the 15th of September. Has anybody else had to deal with this problem? (not the wife problem) The Migration Managment site says that there is a 90 day turn around for residence permits.... But if you need to leave the country, then you should apply in person at the Migration Managment office. So, do i need an electronic apointment like previously or can i just rock up to the office and expect them to process my paperwork.......i know, i know!! Please help if you know the process for my situation, also i can't find the phone number for the Istanbul Migration Managment office. When i googled it, the only link that looked like it had the number would not open! Any help given out will be greatly appreciated!!
  9. Thanks for the answers Abi and Jade. Abi, i have not got my blue book sorted yet. I was only in Turkey for a short time and had to go back to work. When i arrive back in Turkey on the 17th of January i will book an appointment time at the police office and get it sorted. It's a case of re filling out your paperwork and re submitting it. Jade, Thanks again for the reply! Out with the above valuation issue my dealings with the bank were really good. I can imagine that there are some real horror stories out there, but we were really lucky. We got our mortgage through HSBC and the man and woman that we dealt with could not have helped more. They really did go over and above to get us our mortgage. Although they have both moved on to other branches in other cities my wife still keeps in touch, i could explain all that they done but it would take a while. For a cynical me, to be gushing about bank staff is unheard off, believe me! Just another quick question Jade if you don't mind. I n your experience in Turkey, is it possible for me to have a valuation done on my property, (hopefully ) find out that it's now worth say 100,000 tl more than i paid for it, and use this equity to buy another property in Turkey? The mortgage system seems to be a lot different to the U.K system and i don't fully understand it. For instance in the U.K people tend to pay off their property over a long period of time. I was given just 6 years with my Turkish mortgage. And i believe that i can't move house until the mortgage is paid off. Thanks
  10. Hello,Does anyone have any info on who to see to get a property valued please. I bought my flat 3 years ago and had it valued at the time by the bank. So the person valuing the property came knowing how much we were paying and how much our mortgage was and said "What you’re paying is what it's worth."I would like an independent opinion from someone that does not know what i paid for my flat. Oh and I live in Istanbul.Any ideas?
  11. Yeah Liza i think doughballs could be called dumplings in some places. They will always be doughballs to me though!! ha ha. Thanks for the info KKW i will try to get some from the butcher.
  12. Hi guy's i want to make dough balls ( good Scottish food ). But i don't know if i can get suet in turkey and if so whats it called!Thanks
  13. Hello ladyofleisure, is your property still on the market? If so could you send me photos please. My email address is [email protected] I live in Istanbul and i'm looking for a holiday home.....this sounds ideal.

  14. Thanks Cleo,Just knowing that applying via Germany is a quick process, is good news for me.
  15. Are you sure you need a passport for a new born baby?Good question FIL, and one that i didn't think off. Previously you could put your child on your own passport. Now a baby needs their own passport which lasts for 5 years.
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