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  1. That's alright Ken. At least now I know definitively. Thanks for your help.
  2. Hi Ken, Thanks for sharing this information. We both signed one of these but were only told it was confirmation we'd submitted all our documents. No mention that the fees wouldn't be refunded if the application was unsuccessful or only one year granted. This makes me quite angry as you can imagine and also, why is it only in Istanbul. Why should we be discriminated against due to where we chose to live in Turkey.
  3. You can't apply before you arrive in Turkey, you can only apply once you are here. As you wife's name is not on the house paperwork, she will have to apply for a residence permit for touristic purposes. She will only be granted one year while you MAY be eligible to apply for two years on the basis of owning property. That said, if you pay for a two year permit for yourself but they only grant one year, it is impossible to get the second year refunded in Istanbul. I know this from personal experience. Unfortunately I can't help you as to how you apply for your children. Hopefully some else can.
  4. No unfortunately. I'm just getting all my research done so we can take a trip once the borders open and the ferries start again.
  5. Thanks for this info Ken. I forgot to ask how long the bus takes between Izmir Bus Station and Cesme. I am researching for a trip to Chios when it's possible, so I'd actually be going from the bus station to the port/harbour.
  6. Thanks Ken, I used the link you gave. Am I correct in understanding that if I put in the destination I want (Cesme) it tells me the time the buses depart from the Izmir Bus Terminal and the platform? Meral I had a look at the website you gave me and saw it was one I discovered earlier today. Then as now it doesn't show bus times for their Izmir to Cesme routes, or allow you to book, unless I'm doing something wrong.
  7. Hi, My usual research skills have failed to turn up what I need so I'm hoping for help from the forum. Are there buses from Izmir Bus Station to Cesme Port where the ferries to Chios go (when they're running of course)? I've looked at all the companies I can think of but am getting no information. I'm after a website, timetable and price. Thanks in advance.
  8. Theoretically we should just have to show the residence permit application form asking for 2 years, the card showing he got only one year and the copy of the receipt showing he paid for two years. However that didn't work. I will let you know if we are successful elsewhere or with another method.
  9. When my husband and I applied for our residence permits in Istanbul this year we both requested 2 years, and paid the appropriate amount. As the apartment is only in my name I was granted two year's residence and he only got one year. We went to the tax department where we paid the fees originally, and they told us we had to go to the main GOC office in Faith and get a dilekce to confirm we had paid (the tax department wouldn't accept the photocopied receipt). I rang 157 and they confirmed this is what we had to do but GOC refused to do this, and then the clerks gave us different reasons - the
  10. If you left Turkey without being approved or receiving your new ikamet then yes you will need to obtain a visa before re-entering.
  11. As Ken points out, the date you enter on your passport is recorded, so this suggests you'd have to leave on that passport and then re-enter on the other passport. That said, I don't know if this is strictly legal - the computer system may well match your name and DOB.
  12. I have read on Doc Martin's site that you do not need a translated and noterised copy of your passport when you are making a first application for and RP. Is this still correct?
  13. Yes it's important. An individual living in Istanbul recently had their application to renew their resident permit denied because they had failed to register their change of address. They had to stay out of Turkey for 3 months and when they returned had to wait another 3 months before applying for a residence permit again. And there's a fine for not registering.
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