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I will soon extend my  residence visa for tourist purpose and have some questions. Wondering if I have right documents?. I have a contract for a flat to be stamped by the Notary. Does the landlord need to accompany? Can I and the man I live with  use the same contract when both name of the acquaintance is on the contract. My partner will search in September and I in January. I have a pension from Sweden, is there a certificate from the Pension Authority, which shows how much money I receive each month? Could it be written in English? We are over 65 years old, do we need to take out  Insurance. I have read that you do not have to go to a meeting the second time you apply. i have to go to Ptt and email the documents from there, one and one. Can I send the mail from hotmail. Must I scan all documents? Or can Ptt help me with that or can Ptt help me with that. I will be thankful if you can answer me as soon as possible. if you can answer me as soon as possible.

Payment:, first time I paid single visa entry with about 450 lira, do I need to pay it again. ( we are Swedish and don't have to have visa normally).

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Hi Mona, sorry for the delayed reply...

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I have a contract for a flat to be stamped by the Notary. Does the landlord need to accompany?

No. A notarized copy of your rental agreement is fine.

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Can I and the man I live with  use the same contract when both name of the acquaintance is on the contract.

You're saying that both of your names are on the contract? If so, yes, you can use the same contract.



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My partner will search in September and I in January.

I'm not clear on what you mean here... search for what?

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I have a pension from Sweden, is there a certificate from the Pension Authority, which shows how much money I receive each month?

That would depend on your pension authority. You can probably get information on how to get an income statement on their website. You may also be asked to show that you are receiving the money in your bank account, so just in case, print off the last three months (six is better) of your bank account statement. This is what they accepted for me in my last residence permit extension in March of this year.

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Could it be written in English?

Technically, any document from a foreign authority like that has to have an apostille to certify its authenticity. Then it has to be translated by a government-authorized translator in Turkey. However, they may not even ask for this document. What I would do is call the helpline at 157 and ask one of their immigration specialists about this.

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We are over 65 years old, do we need to take out  Insurance.

No. It is not required for people over 65 years old. Besides, insurance companies don't provide health insurance for people over 65 anyway.

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I have read that you do not have to go to a meeting the second time you apply. i have to go to Ptt and email the documents from there, one and one.

Sometimes people are allowed to mail in the documents. Sometimes they have to go for another appointment. You'll find this out at the end of your online application. The system will tell you either where to go and when, or will give you the address to which you must mail the documents. These must be sent registered mail (taahutlu posta). One application per package.

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Can I send the mail from hotmail.

No. They have to be the actual documents, sent through PTT.

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Must I scan all documents?

You really should scan everything and keep a copy of it. It isn't mandatory, but it is a very good practice in case something goes wrong.

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Or can Ptt help me with that orcan Ptt help me with that.

PTT does offer services like that for a fee. They can make copies for you, but I don't know if they could create a digital copy for you. Typically print shops can do this. Photo studios also have scanners.

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Payment:, first time I paid single visa entry with about 450 lira, do I need to pay it again.

No, you don't have to pay the visa fee again. You don't need to have any kind of visa or visa-free status, because you are now a resident, and not a visitor.

You should take with you, to your appointment if you get one, everything you might possibly need. It is better to have something and not need it than to need it and not have it. However, if you are missing something, they will give you time to go get it and bring it to them

Good luck with your application. Please come back again to let us know how it went. :)

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Hello,

I don’t want open new post so I will ask here :) about renewing resident permit..

i have tourist RP 1y and I want make now new for 2y.. I’m wondering how much will be costs? I heard that now I just need to pay printing card around 130TL. Is that true? And sigorta of course. 

 

Thanks a lot  

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OK now I remember where I saw that citizens of Bosnia didn't have to pay the fee. However, I could only find one website which says this, one run by a company and not the Turkish government, and I think they may have gotten their information confused.

As for the fees and all costs, for all countries, I just published an article about it here:

Bosnia and Herzegovina is in country group A. Here are the fees (taken from my article which was taken from the Immigration Office website):

Fee for the First Month

The fee for the first month is the Turkish lira equivalent of $1.00 (US dollar) per day. The minimum fee for the first month is $10.00. The maximum fee for the first month is $25.00.

Fee for the Second and Following Months

For each month after the first month, the fee is $5.00.

When I looked at the other article mentioned above, it seemed they were saying there was some kind of exemption for citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovena. But I couldn't find any government sources to confirm this. I couldn't find any other information about it anywhere else, either.

So I'd suggest you call the Foreigners Communications Center at 157 and ask them if you, as a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, have to pay the residence permit fees.

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I read it in the actual Turkish legislation at some point but think it's written in the information Doc Martin supplies and also know from personal experience. I live in Istanbul with my husband in an apartment we own that is only in my name. When we applied for a two year RP in December 2019 I was given two years in the home owner category and he was only given one in the touristic purposes category (just living with me, his wife, a home owner, is not enough). Since then I've read in FB expat groups of this happening to numerous people, but mainly in Istanbul. The extra year we paid for him was not refunded because between this application and the previous one we made some years ago, the wording of the receipt you sign after all your paperwork has been accepted now says no refunds will be given. Normally we read everything before we sign it but due to the stress of the whole application process we didn't. Even if we had though I think it would have been a case of sign this or your application won't be processed.

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Very true Gorme. Officially only one person can get the property owner status,the other will be touristic. But if the 2 parties are husband & wife,the other party can still get a 2 year RP touristic validity by showing a noterised wedding certificate.

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I got the same information Redders did. I also just called the Foreigners Communication Center at 157 and asked them if a foreigner, who doesn't own property, could get a two-year residence permit the first time they applied. I'm pretty sure I've asked that question before, but I wanted to see if anything had changed.

They said there's no rule that a person must own property to get a two-year residence permit when applying for the first time. He also said that it's up to the immigration officer to decide whether to give the foreigner a one-year or two year residence permit, or a residence permit with another duration. 

In your and your husband's case, well, that's exactly the way a spouse of a property owner would apply for a residence permit, and I see no reason why he shouldn't have gotten one for two years. It makes no sense. I think it must be some local policy, or just the decision of the immigration officer involved.

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