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Hello friends,

How can I get sponsorship letter for my wife or any other person in Turkey? It means that I want to have an official letter shows that I will pay for all expenditures that person might have in his/her short (7 days trip) to outside of Turkey? I have a bank statement , which I can give to that person, but there should be an extra letter shows that I am the sponsor.

Please help urgently!

Thank you

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You should go to a local notary and ask them. They have letters like this already made up, which can be modified to your purposes. You would need to have it notarized anyway for it to have any legality.

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I have never heard of anyone sponsoring someone who is traveling outside of Turkey. I have only heard of sponsors for people coming to Turkey, or allowing someone to stay with them and use their place as a residence. This would be the same type of sponsor letter, called a taahhutname (an undertaking). For the typical type of sponsor letter, you can get them from the noter. They have various formats already prepared for many types of legal documents, and can modify them according to your needs.

The noter notarizes it. There isn't anybody else who could do it.

Yes, you can sponsor anybody. It is not just restricted to relatives.

So as understand it, you would just go to a noter and explain what you are trying to do, and they will create the document you need. If you don't speak Turkish, a sworn translator will need to read it to you to make sure you understand what you are signing. If everything is the way you want it, you can then sign it and the noter will stamp and sign it.

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Seems to me, if somebody needs a sponsorship letter for travelling outside of Turkey, then perhaps it is a requirement of the destination country, to ensure the person won't be a financial burden on that country or its citizens.... ?  In any case, the noter document should  be satisfactory for the purpose.

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Meral, you are right, for example people in Canada sponsor family members or even friends to come visit them. It is the sponsor him or herself that writes the sponsorship letter. For sure there are companies that can do it for you, but the people I know have all done it themselves. Why pay when you can do it?

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Yes you can do that. I know of Brits who have sponsored other Brits who have stayed at their house. So it should work for other nationalities as well. It seems to me the main thing they want is to be sure of the foreigner's address. And be sure the visitor won't just come to Turkey, rack up a bunch of bills, and leave.

I have never seen anything that indicates that the national origin of the host, or the guest, makes any difference.

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You don't have to be a Turkish citizen to let a friend or family member use your residence as their address.

Have a look at this article, it explains things in more depth.

https://www.turkeycentral.com/guides/residence-permits/address/#friend

 

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Yes, I see. In Canada, sponsoring someone is not the same as letting someone use your residence as their address. I guess the idea of sponsorship carries with it broader implications. And it is something that a government official will make a decision on. The entry requirements into Canada are much stricter than Turkey. Probably same with the States. It is even difficult to sponsor a spouse or a father. For example, I cannot sponsor my son's father to enter Canada, it would be refused. Usually to let someone into the country, even on a short visa, you have to prove that the person has something to return to, such as a house (owned, not rented) and a big bank account.

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I was thinking the same thing. It's probably even more complex in the USA. And they want to make sure the foreigner has a strong reason to return to their country after their visa is finished. They don't go that far with it in Turkey.

We had an example here recently. A foreigner wanted a family member to use their address when they applied for a residence permit. They went to the notary and had the taahhütname made. The family member collected the other documents they needed and went to their appointment. The immigration specialist didn't even need to see the foreigner whose house they would be staying at. They just wanted to see the taahhütname.

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Thanks Ken. In terms of sponsorship, I was also wondering about paying daily costs such as food, travelling and other expenses.  Some sources seem to suggest that an applicant for a short-term visa need to be able to show something like 500$ per month in their bank account which would amount to 6000$ for a year.  I was wondering if a taahhütname would cover this.

I have also recently heard that since the beginning of the pandemic, the authorities have been less demanding on this front and indeed all of the people (about 7) that I have heard about who came from Indonesia (as an example), have never been asked about financial resources.  Perhaps the big drop in tourists has made the authorities less stringent since there must also have been a big drop in income from abroad.

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Some sources seem to suggest that an applicant for a short-term visa need to be able to show something like 500$ per month in their bank account which would amount to 6000$ for a year.

That is really old information. The way they do it now, the look at what the person has, and talk to them about their lifestyle habits to see if they can live on their own for the duration of the residence permit. The main thing they're concerned about is making sure the foreigner won't work illegally. So somebody could have far less, but live a much more inexpensive lifestyle, and still get a residence permit. I verified this in person in an interview with an immigration specialist.

Your friend will have to declare how much money they will have to live on, by month, when they register online. I have heard of cases where, during the interview, the immigration specialist didn't ask for any proof of income. But in my case for example, even though I'm well established financially and retired, they still ask me for a printout of the last six months of my banking activity. So what happens during the interview varies.

Getting a residence permit is a serious thing, and I never want to give any advice that might result in a rejection. So if I were you, I'd call the helpine at 157 and ask them. 

I think there may be a problem if your friend declares, online, zero finances! So it may be that they will have to declare a certain amount of income per month, even if it is provided by you. Then, during the interview, tell them about the situation.

The immigration specialists aren't there to filter people out, they just want to be sure foreigners getting residence permits will abide by the rules and not work illegally.

Anyway call the 157 helpline and ask them. There is an English option, and they are very helpful.  It's better that you get such information directly from them than from any online source.

After you talk to them, would you please come back to this topic and let us know what they said? It will help all of us to learn.

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Thanks Ken,

Many thanks again and yes agreed. Many say that putting 0 finances would be a very big red flag and understandably so. I have seen suggestions to simply divide bank finances by the number of months requested for the permit although that may still require a fair amount on the account to begin with.

In terms of the 'spirit' of the law you say:

16 hours ago, Ken Grubb said:

The immigration specialists aren't there to filter people out, they just want to be sure foreigners getting residence permits will abide by the rules and not work illegally.

Would working online (remote working) for clients outside Turkey constitute illegal work? He works in IT and hopes to work via one of the numerous freelance sites.

I see numerous sources saying that it is perfectly legal to work so long as all is done with foreign companies but this 'digital nomad' status is not always allowed in other countries. Perhaps it is safer not to bring this up at all, although if legal, could help with providing supporting evidence of his financial means.

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Would working online (remote working) for clients outside Turkey constitute illegal work?

 

No. I verified this by calling the ministry of family, labor, and social security and asking them. If you're not doing business directly with Turkish people or companies, not taking money from them and not creating invoices, you are not considered to be "working in Turkey" and you don't need a work permit.

I also asked an immigration specialist about this. One who actually does the interviews. He said that they are actually not concerned about working status. That this is the responsibility of the Ministry of Family, Labor, and Social Security.

However, if there is an interview, they always ask "do you plan to work?" In this case, you should be completely okay in saying that you work online. And you could use it to demonstrate income.

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