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About scobbiebhoy

  • Birthday 06/01/1975

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    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 permit 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. 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?
  6. 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
  7. 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.

  8. If you had family coming to visit you in Istanbul, and you wanted to go to a beach resort in the middle of their visit. However there were 5 of them, and no dates can be confirmed until nearer the time......what would you do? Paying expensive internal flight prices at the last minute is not on the agenda. Can anyone come up with a good solution, maybe the ferry to Avsa, or going to Ayvalic (don't know the best way to get to Ayvalic).... Anything else?
  9. Hi Guy's,My wife is due to give birth in early November, and i would like to get my child registered in Turkey as soon as possible after the birth. I would then like to apply for a British passport for my baby...... has anyone done a similar thing lately? I know it's a bit early now, but after living in Turkey for around 9 years, i know that not everything is smooth going. The reason i want to do things as soon as the baby is born is this... i want to be in the U. K for the festive season. What are my chances?
  10. Hi Guys,I am trying to find some contact details for a venue in Istanbul. It's called yeni melek performance centre, it's on Istiklal Cad I'm really having trouble finding some good details. I have a number 00902122449700 however it just gives an engaged tone. I would like to find out about booking the venue but so far i'm having no luck. Also if you know of any good live music venues in Istanbul could you add them to this link. Many ThanksThis is one to get your teeth stuck into Abi.......good luck
  11. Cheers Abi, You came up trumps again.... Maybe one day i can catch you out!! Thanks
  12. Does anybody know of any pet friendly accommodation on the turquoise cost? I fancy a little break but i don't like putting the cat into the local pet shop accommodation because she doesn't eat while we are away! She is fussy about food at the best of times. I don't mind if it's a pansion,villa,hotel it would just be nice not to have to leave our cat behind..
  13. Thanks for the info guy's....... A car on the wifes name it is then!!!
  14. Does anybody know of some good mountain biking trails around istanbul? With the good weather on it's way i would like to get out and about...... Actually how about good mountain biking areas throughout Turkey? Also if anybody knows of some good walking areas you could add them also! Thanks
  15. Thanks Nick, i have been looking at Sahibinden.com it looks like the best bet for buying a car. Do you sort out the MOT and tax at the notory office?
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