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Foreigner ID before residency

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Hello everyone!

Maybe you can help me sort this out. I went to open a bank account as part of the documention for the residency and they told me I need the Foreigner ID number besides the Tax number (which I already have).

Is this Foreigner ID number the one you can ask for at a Nufus office? Or where can I get this number prior to acquiring the residency... Also I use to have one when I lived here before and it is now dated/due but will it be the same as the new one I will get? 

 

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You can open a bank account with only a tax number. If someone at a bank says you can't, talk to a manager or go to another bank.

While you don't need a yabancı kimlik numarası (YKN, foreigner identification number) to open a bank account, if you are in the process of getting your residence permit, you can get your YKN before you get your residence permit. Just talk to the people at the Directorate General of Migration Management office in your province, or call 157 to get more information.

Basically, the tax number is so you can do business transactions, as a foreigner or a resident. Your YKN, once you get it, can be used in place of your tax number. To get telephone and internet service though, you will have to have a YKN and a residence permit. The telephone company won't accept solely a tax number, which is understandable since a non-resident might run up huge charges and disappear.

Anyway yes, you can open a bank account with a tax number. If a bank employee is telling you otherwise, it's either a policy with that particular bank, or they are just plain wrong.

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Hi,

Just Ziraat Bank opens an account for foreigners as far as I know, especially for the people without T.

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I have an account but my wife has not had yet. What should she do? Just go to Maliye Dairesi with me and show rental house is enough?

Thanks

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The main thing she will need to show is that she will have enough money to live on, regardless of the source. If she can show this, that should be good enough. So lets say she's in her interview. And the immigration specialist says "how will you live here without working?" She will say "my husband will provide enough money for me to live on." Then you just need to be able to prove that. So they will need to see that you are married, and that you have enough money to provide for her to live on.

I don't know of a situation the same as yours and I have never encountered one before. But I have talked extensively with a representative of the Antalya Directorate of Migration Management (DGMM). And I am basing this on what he told me. If a person can show that they have enough to live on during the time they will be in Turkey, this is what they are looking for, and that will be enough.

Of course, the best way to get information is to call 157 from within Turkey and ask one of their representatives. I can only give you answers based on what I have experienced, and learned from the DGMM myself.

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