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Ken Grubb

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    Ken Grubb got a reaction from Chloee in Chloee   
    A confusing situation indeed! But you have to go with what the immigration officers tell you, they're the best source of information about residence permits.
    Hopefully you'll have no problems and your application will be approved.
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    Ken Grubb got a reaction from Chloee in Chloee   
    OK that's good news. From what I was told by an immigration officer, if there are any mistakes entered into the system, they can correct them during the appointment or at the DGMM. In any case it's not a cause for rejection.
    Thanks for the feedback, and good luck to you with your application!
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    Ken Grubb got a reaction from Chloee in Chloee   
    When you apply online, you can either use the correctly-spelled name or the incorrectly-spelled one, I don't think it makes any difference. If the system accepts the correctly-spelled one, then you should be okay. If it doesn't, then use the incorrectly-spelled one. If the system won't take one or the other then it will give you an alert message when you try to submit the page. Then you can change it to the other spelling of the name.
    As long as you're able to complete the application process and download your completed Residence Permit Registration Form, you'll be okay.
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    Ken Grubb got a reaction from IbrahimAbi in Buying house and commission and loan   
    It's because banks are in the money loaning business, not the debt collection business. If a borrower doesn't repay the loan, they have to take various legal actions, get the property, and sell it on the market, often at a loss of money. So the banks want to make sure the borrower has a good record of paying their debts.
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    Ken Grubb reacted to Eglegal in Buying house and commission and loan   
    Exactly. Banks have no interest to confiscate their customers properties. They exercise that right as a last resort when you fail to repay. 
    Buying/selling property is not the type of business which the banks prefer to engage. It is a risk for a bank if they couldn't manage to convert property into cash on time.  
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    Ken Grubb got a reaction from Eglegal in Buying house and commission and loan   
    It's because banks are in the money loaning business, not the debt collection business. If a borrower doesn't repay the loan, they have to take various legal actions, get the property, and sell it on the market, often at a loss of money. So the banks want to make sure the borrower has a good record of paying their debts.
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    Ken Grubb got a reaction from Star in Buying house and commission and loan   
    It's because banks are in the money loaning business, not the debt collection business. If a borrower doesn't repay the loan, they have to take various legal actions, get the property, and sell it on the market, often at a loss of money. So the banks want to make sure the borrower has a good record of paying their debts.
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    Ken Grubb reacted to Goreme1990 in Buying house and commission and loan   
    When you say commission do you mean the commission charged by a real estate agent or the tax payable at the tapu (title deed) office calculated as a percentage of the property value?
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    Ken Grubb reacted to Eglegal in Buying house and commission and loan   
    Hi, 
    Yes that is very common way of buying a property not only in Turkey but also almost all other Western Countries. Also, called, mortgage loan. However, for a Non-Turkish person who does not have any financial credit score in Turkey, that is very unlikely that loan application is to be accepted by a Turkish bank. Sometimes, you could prove your good credit score to a Turkish bank, through your local bank in your home country which has a partnership agreement with Turkish bank in terms of securities.
    Should you refer to commission for real estate brokers, it mostly depends on your negotiation but if standart rate applies it is %2 for buyer and %2 for seller. Should you asked about the property transfer tax, same rate applies as %2 for buyer %2 and %2 for seller. As the latter is a state tax, it is not negotiable.  
    (%2 means, %2 of the official purchase price.)  
     
      
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    Ken Grubb got a reaction from Star in Noter issue   
    You need to ask student resources what you need. Not the notary. It is they who are asking for this document, so you need to find out what exactly they need first.
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    Ken Grubb got a reaction from Star in Changing from student residence permit to turistic one   
    What I meant was if you don't go to your appointment. If you don't go to your appointment they'll cancel your application.
    Since you still have time on your visa exemption, you can leave Turkey and return. You don't need any travel documents because you have a visa exemption. Your time outside of Turkey doesn't count towards the 90 days, because the 90 days are days in Turkey. When you're not in Turkey, that time stops.
    So if you have been in Turkey for 57 days on your visa exemption, you have 33 more days you can be in Turkey.
    When you leave Turkey, it doesn't matter how much time you're outside of Turkey. When you return you'll still have 33 more days you can stay in Turkey on your visa exemption.
    The only time it would matter is if your visa expires. I'm not talking about when you reach the number of days your visa allows you to be in Turkey, I'm talking about when it reaches its expiration date, which is 180 days after it became active.
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    Ken Grubb got a reaction from Star in Noter issue   
    Are they asking for a vekaletname (power of attorney)? That's probably what you need. You should be able to take a copy of the other person's ID card or passport and tell the notary that you want to give the other person power of attorney to receive your diploma. Also take the other person's address information. If they have a Turkish ID card or residence permit, take a copy of that so the notary can put their foreigner identification number on the power of attorney.
    Then take the copy of the power or attorney to the student resources office, and make sure the person you want to receive your diploma also has a copy of the power of attorney since the deliver person may want to see it.
     
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    Ken Grubb reacted to IbrahimAbi in How to Get Your HES Code Using Your Smartphone   
    It seems to work with a non-smart phone too, I got a code number in reply. Thanks Ken
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    Ken Grubb got a reaction from IbrahimAbi in How to Get Your HES Code Using Your Smartphone   
    I was just watching the news and they were showing the police checking the passengers on a long-distance bus. They were using a scanner to scan their ID cards.
    So since your HES code is associated with your foreigner identification number, I'm assuming you can get into a building or public transportation with your ID card.
    I have to go to the post office tomorrow so I'll let you know what happens!
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    Ken Grubb reacted to Ninna2020 in How to Get Your HES Code Using Your Smartphone   
    I have smartphone but I didn’t get this link or bar code like Ken ... just come sms 
    B*********** numarali Pasaport icin HES KODUNUZ:
    Xxxx - yy- Zz 
    "18.09.2021 10:03" tarihine kadar gecerlidir. B001 
    and another same sms but different kod I don’t know why 2 times..
    when I go to Goc Idaresi I just show to this man at door this sms and that’s it.. Same situation I had when I go to Notary.. just show sms..
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    Ken Grubb got a reaction from Star in New zealand university wants me to certify my documents. The embasssy is closed what should I do?   
    The way I'm reading this, it sounds like information they give to all students, local or international. I think for the first three they're talking about government officials in New Zealand. Then for international students, the apostille.
    You would get the apostille for documents issued in Turkey. From a kaymakamlık or valilik.
    Passports don't normally require apostilles. So they may be talking about giving them a notarized copy, but you would get that in New Zealand.
    I think it would be best that you contact the school you're going to and clarify what you need with them.
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    Ken Grubb got a reaction from Star in New zealand university wants me to certify my documents. The embasssy is closed what should I do?   
    So you would get the apostille at the kaymakam (district governorship) or the valilik (provincial governorship). You don't need an apostille for a passport. But you'll probably need a certified translation of it since I believe Iranian passports don't use the western alphabet.
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    Ken Grubb got a reaction from Star in Fee for incoming money   
    Yes, you get it. When I transfer money I either get it the next day or the day after that, depending on what time they do the transfer. I would assume Transferwise works the same way.
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    Ken Grubb got a reaction from Star in Fee for incoming money   
    Transferwise is highly recommended in the forums and other websites I visit. There's a fee for the sender. Some banks also charge a small fee for receiving the money. I bank with Yapıkredi and I think they charge like ten lira.
    You can contact your bank to see how much they would charge. Sometimes they have a fixed rate, sometimes they charge a fixed amount. You can also check Transferwise to see how much they charge, just go to their website.
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    Ken Grubb got a reaction from Star in COVID-19 test in public or private hospitals   
    You should check with the airline you're flying with. Their website may tell you. You don't need to be enrolled in SGK to use a state or private hospital. You just have to pay the bill yourself. And check with the hospital for their prices.
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    Ken Grubb reacted to IbrahimAbi in Address Registration at Nüfus When Staying at a Friend's Place in Turkey   
    I am not sure how this works if the friend you are staying with is of another gender. I had to get a permission letter from my wife (translated and notarised) before our female friend could register herself at our address. We also had to have the letter promising to cover her expenses (fortunately for me this did not include speeding fines).
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    Ken Grubb got a reaction from IbrahimAbi in How to Get Your HES Code Using Your Smartphone   
    I just got my HES Code. Here's a breakdown of what you have to do using your smartphone.
    If you're a foreigner with a foreigner ID number
    Send an SMS message to 2023. In the message write 
    HES, your foreigner ID number, your year of birth, and sharing time in days. Put a space between each item.
    It would look like this:
    HES 99111111111 1975 365
    If you're a visitor without a foreigner identification number:
    Send an SMS message to 2023. In the message write 
    HES, your nationality, passport number, year of birth, and last name. Put a space between each item.
    It would look like this:
    HES United Kingdom 1234567 1974 Smith
    I received a reply which said:
    9913456712 (Foreigner Identification Number) Numraralı TCKN için HES KODUNUZ: N4G2 - 1111 - 11
    30.09.2021 10:28 tarihine kadar gecerlidir.
    Which says my HES code and that it will be shared until this day next year.
    Next I got a message saying 
    HES kondunuza  ait karekodu adresi
    Then it gave me a link.
    This took me to a page with a QR barcode which could be read with a barcode scanner.
    At the bottom it had a link  saying 
    HES Kodunuzun karekodunu oluşturmak için tıklayın.
    When I clicked this, the HES code document downloaded to my smartphone in a PDF document. So if somebody needs to scan it, I now have it saved in my files on my smartphone.
    I had trouble finding where it downloaded to, but clicked on 
    My Files --> Recent Files
    And found it. I was then able to move it to the phone's internal storage and opened a folder for it called "HES Code." So now I can pull that up anytime somebody needs to see it or scan it.
    You can also get an HES Code using Turkey's online government portal, e-Devlet. Just go to this link:
    https://www.turkiye.gov.tr/saglik-bakanligi-hes-kodu-uretme-ve-listeleme
     
     
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    Ken Grubb got a reaction from IbrahimAbi in HES Code Now Required for Residence Permit Appointments and Entry into Public Buildings   
    Before you can go to your residence permit appointment or enter any public building, you must now get an HES code. This code helps the tracking of people who test positive for Covid-19 and those who have been exposed to the virus.
    You can learn more about the HES code and how to get one here:
    https://hayatevesigar.saglik.gov.tr/
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    Ken Grubb got a reaction from Star in Changing from student residence permit to turistic one   
    It won't matter where you send them from. You just need to be sure the documents are received by the DGMM before the deadline.
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    Ken Grubb got a reaction from Star in Changing from student residence permit to turistic one   
    If you have a visa exemption as a citizen of a country with which Turkey has such an agreement, then you can leave Turkey and return without having to buy a visa. Even if you weren't, and arrived back in Turkey without an e-visa, you can get a sticker visa at the airport on arrival.
    They don't cancel your application if you leave the country. They only cancel it if you don't show up at your appointment. I verified this, in person, talking with an immigration officer at the DGMM.
    You must also make sure that you get your documents to the DGMM. This is especially important, because if you fail to get the documents to them, they reject your application. Let me emphasize that. It's not a cancellation, it's a rejection. With a cancellation, you can reapply. With a rejection, you have to wait six months to apply again for the same type of residence permit.
    In any case, if I were you, I'd call the helpline at 157 and make sure nothing has changed, and so you can hear it from an immigration specialist.
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