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When my husband and I applied for our ikamets in Istanbul this year we both requested 2 years, and paid the appropriate amount. As the apartment is only in my name I was granted two year's residence and he only got one year. We went to the tax department where we paid the fees originally, and they told us we had to go to the main GOC office in Faith and get a dilekce to confirm we had paid (the tax department wouldn't accept the photocopied receipt). I rang 157 and they confirmed this is what we had to do but GOC refused to do this, and then the clerks gave us different reasons - there's a new law, you can't get the money back, go to the tax office and so on. I know from people living outside of Istanbul that it is possible to get the money back. I even had my fees refunded some years ago when I couldn't go ahead with my application. Does anyone know the relevant legislation that I can quote, or anything useful that might help? Thanks.

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The only information I have has to do with a rejection for a residence permit. It says to do what you did, to take the rejection document and receipts back to the office where you paid the fees. I don't know if that's considered by the tax office to be a completely different situation or if that procedure is obsolete or handled differently in Istanbul. I don't have any additional info concerning cases where a person gets only one year instead of the two full years. 

I'm sorry I couldn't be of any help, I just wanted to let you know I've checked my records and don't have any additional info beyond what you've already posted.

If you do find out what the current procedure is, please post it... then I can refer people who have the same problem to this topic in the future.

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Theoretically we should just have to show the ikamet application form asking for 2 years, the card showing he got only one year and the copy of the receipt showing he paid for two years. However that didn't work. I will let you know if we are successful elsewhere or with another method.

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