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POLIS visited my residence 1 week after RP renewal interview. Normal?

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3 polis officers stayed for half an hour and wrote down a letter that me and my other housemate signed, saying we lived there, the house was a positive place, that i worked online and did not work in Turkey etc.  I'm applying for my 3rd RP, another renewal. i've applied for 2 years this time.  Is it normal? I shuld mention my card expires 23rd aug, but i applied on 20th august and got appointment on 27th of august. They mentioned to apply before the expiry date next time, but im still unsure if they had visited because of the expired date OR because i have an application under processing,

I'm concerned though, i generally only give documents only when i am asked and just let the ikamet officer ask for what he requires, so he did not ask for financial information and did not ask for an undertaking when submitting my renewal. I simply gave real estate type of form saying i lived at the address, and of course my application and insurance. SO maybe they flagged my application for me to be visited by polis to confirm my residence address and get an undertaking.

Should I go back to goc idaresi in izmir and give them more documents? i currently have the temporary residence permit paper and reciept they gave me and maybe i stupidly thought it was all approved and i just needed the card mailed, but i just feel after polis visited you, very worried.

Another question, if your 2 year renewal is only given 1 year, do you get half the price refunded (cause i payed double) or can you get the amount added to the following year? Maybe it's too complex for the computer system though!

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You were probably visited  because  the GOC officer failed to take a copy of your Taattaname & as you didn't have a rental contract with your name on it,the Polis were asked by Ankara clearing office to call to confirm you actually live where you stated you did on your application form.

Info on obtaining a refund...

https://yellali.com/advice/question/451/how-to-obtain-a-refund-for-your-residence-permit-tax-payment?fbclid=IwAR2nQZMZoL0GyiFDknqiHsbQW0cBT6d3bhoxpHnIkuxvHYXLRcC-SZmjpC4

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Thanks for the information. I'm confused though and have a few questions.

"a document to show that you no longer want to continue with the residence permit application"

Is this in regard to someone that wants to cancel their application before its denied and depart the country and they will only get their money in a turkish bank account and have to send it offshore if they've left and/or return to turkey again to access? Or after it's denied? Is it in regards to a refund for the 1 year they did not get but paid 2 years for the renewal application (980try in my case instead of 450 or so)

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I simply gave real estate type of form saying i lived at the address, and of course my application and insurance. 

What form was that? Was it a rental contract?

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i currently have the temporary residence permit paper and reciept they gave me and maybe i stupidly thought it was all approved and i just needed the card mailed, but i just feel after polis visited you, very worried.

Look on that document for an expiration date. You're legal in Turkey until that date or until your residence permit card comes. The expiration date should be 90 days after your appointment date.

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Should I go back to goc idaresi in izmir and give them more documents? i currently have the temporary residence permit paper and reciept they gave me and maybe i stupidly thought it was all approved and i just needed the card mailed, but i just feel after polis visited you, very worried.

If the police came and got what they needed and left, then you are probably okay. But you could go to the Göç İdaresi and ask to see the immigration specialist who handled your application to see what happened. You don't need an appointment. If you do that, I hope you'll let us know what the problem was.

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"a document to show that you no longer want to continue with the residence permit application"

Although it isn't very clear, the YellAli article is referring here to people who are cancelling their residence permit, not to someone who has received less time than they paid for. You can still  get a refund, though, with the advice from that article, because it still works the same way. Just take your application, your residence permit card, and your tax receipts to show that you paid for two years and only got one year, for example.

As I understand it, they will only refund with a payment into a Turkish bank account. But you could always ask!

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