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  • iResidence 11:59 am on May 11, 2018 Permalink  

    New Rules and Turkish Residence Permit Benefits 2018 

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    Revised 19 May 2018 – Resource, Turkey iResidence
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    NEW RULES OF TURKISH RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR FOREIGNERS IN TURKEY
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    Over a years period up to 2018 more than 900,000 various type (e-randevu) residence permit appointments have been conducted in Turkey, where 500,000 foreigner applicants have either completed application direct, or returned back to Migration offices (within the 30 day rule) with the missing documents to conclude their active application.
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    As nearly 240,000 active residence permit applications were made from the province of Istanbul only, the Turkish Directorate General of Migration Management may aim to issue a ‘quota’ on the number of  (short term) touristic residence permits, that will be issued out of Istanbul Migration Management each year.
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    ISTANBUL GENERAL NOTICE:
     A user procedure change has been made for the e-randevu online residence permit appointment system in ISTANBUL. From May 2017 the appointment date and time will be given automatically by the e-randevu system to those who make residence permit applications from Istanbul due to high volume of foreigner applications received.
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    NOTICE APR 2018: For those locations in ISTANBUL when completed application however the  e-randevu online residence permit appointment system does not give automatic appointment date, the applicant or representative will be notified within 1 month by Turkish mobile SMS of the assigned appointment date.

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    NOTICE MAY 2018: Migration management procedure change. For any type of Residence permit first time or renewal application, the Turkish Directorate General of Migration Management once again reminds non-Turkish nationals that all Residence permit application evaluations, will be conducted according to Foreigner and International Protection Law No: 6458
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    First time or Renewal application made with no valid health insurance certificate is reason for direct application rejection according to the Law on Foreigners and International protection No: 6458 article 15 (1) shall be refused for those foreigners whose/who: (e) passport are not covered with a valid medical insurance for the duration of their stay. Affected area: applications from 81 provinces all over Turkey
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    First time or Renewal application both input declared as not working and no income, is reason for direct application rejection. With supporting document you should demonstrate on how you plan to survive in Turkey by sufficient bank account deposit or monthly salary. Affected area: applications from 81 provinces all over Turkey
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    First time or Renewal
    application cancelled or rejected
     can re-apply for the same type after 6 months or different type within 10 days. Affected area: applications from 81 provinces all over Turkey
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    Worthy also to note FOR ISTANBUL ONLY :
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    First time Residence permit application with apartment/ house rental contract before with 3 documents, now requires additional proof supporting documents (owner Tapu + owner ID + municipality Numaratas + owner active Tapu Kayıt record) total 5 documents. Turkish person accommodation sponsor letter from the Notary is no longer valid. Affected area: applications from Istanbul province only
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    Turkish banks are no longer opening new savings account to foreigners only in Istanbul with tax number + passport, but now also request your valid Residence permit ID CARD. Affected area: applications from Istanbul province only.
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    FIRST TIME E-IKAMET APPLICATIONS FOR OTHER PROVINCES:
     You have entered Turkey (or soon will) with TOURISTIC VISA. Application can be lodged in the govt online system before or after you enter Turkey, depending on your time and budget. C
    lick here to learn more about 35 Turkish visa types to travel to Turkey
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    Question: I have 7 days TOURISTIC VISA so what will happen if we make the application after I arrive, and the system gives the earliest appointment to 20 days later. Does that become an entry overstay or visa violation?
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    Answer: The Touristic visa, after you enter Turkey should be valid for Residence permit applications lodged within Turkey. After your application is active within the govt system, your extra stay is extended even if your visa expires, till you attend the appointment date.
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    Question: Can someone apply for the Residence Permit if they entered the country with BUSINESS VISA or does it have to be Only TOURISTIC VISA?
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    What are the visa free countries for Touristic Residence Permit holders?

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    Answer: Yes only both visa types are accepted to convert, to residence permit. However to get the BUSINESS RESIDENCE PERMIT you would need to provide 1 more extra document, the BUSINESS CONTRACT to demonstrate business purpose. For example you and the Turkish company, are both travel Agents working together in Turkey.
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    Touristic Residence Permit is permission to live in Turkey, and obtained only in Turkey.

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    FOR EXAMPLE ANTALYA CITY:
     Short term 1 year (TOURISTIC TYPE) Residence permit application made from ANTALYA province/ city + book an appointment date to attend in June or July 2018.
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    (the following should be available by you or consultant during application input)

    • Passport copy valid 1 year + 60 days
    • Turkısh health insurance valid 1 year 
    • Turkish home address / rental contact valid 1 year
    • Bioımetric Photo (taken within 6 months)

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    (and present the following actual supporting file in ANTALYA at the short appointment)

    • Residence permit application approved, with appointment signed
    • Passport valid 1 year + 60 days original
    • Turkısh health insurance valid 1 year original certificate
    • Turkish home address / rental contact valid 1 year notarized
    • Turkish bank account min 6.000 usd deposit bank book photocopy
    • Turkish mobile number
    • Turkish tax number photocopy
    • Child Birth Certificate, for ages under 18 Turkish consulate attested
    • Bioımetric Photo 4 ea  taken within 6 months

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    IMPORTANT: the city of your TURKISH HOME ADDRESS is the same province/ city Turkish Directorate General of Migration Management Office you apply for TURKISH RESIDENCE ID CARD. (there is no restriction to travel or to stay in other provinces, within the boundaries of Turkey)
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    Question: What do I or the family do, after attendance at the Migration office in ANTALYA? Can we continue to stay in Turkey or go back yo our country?
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    Answer: At the appointment the Migration official grants the 90-day extra stay in Turkey, soft copy TURKISH RESIDENCE + Photo.
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    This document is also 15-days Multiple Entry Visa to exit and enter Turkey if you need to, until the delivery of the hard copy TURKISH RESIDENCE ID CARD in Turkey.

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    You shall be informed 10 – 20 days through Migration Management Turkey Text Messaging (Free of charge) when your TURKISH RESIDENCE ID CARD reaches local PTT post offices after your application is processed
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    Question: Are Touristic residence permit holders also allowed to find a legal or career job, to work in Turkey? How does the Employer issue a work permit for me to start the job?
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    Sure just like any other European Union country, Turkey too allows you to work and live, and get FOREIGNER WORK PERMIT ID CARD IN TURKEY at no extra cost with the TURKISH RESIDENCE ID CARD (valid min 6 months) and your FOREIGNER ID NUMBER (yabanci kimlik) starts with 99****. Non-Turkish nationals may work 5.000 days in Turkey and retire, with lifetime government medical insurance and monthly pension.
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    Career jobs for foreigner in Turkey can be found here with above average salary and benefits.

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    HOW TO QUERY VALIDITY OR LOST TUKISH RESIDENCE PERMIT ID CARD 
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    To learn more about an active or cancel, lost and found, or expired ID CARD you may call ALO 199 the free government hotline or check the TUKISH RESIDENCE PERMIT ID CARD validity here at no cost by entering a birth date and ikamet tezkere number. For more information about the lodged residence permit application in progress, you can enquire 24/7 to YIMER 157 governemt call center.
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    BENEFITS OF TURKISH RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR FOREIGNERS IN TURKEY
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    • Foreigners may stay longer or work in Turkey by getting short-term residence permit, students’ residence permit, long-term residence, humanitarian residence permit, victims of human trafficking residence permit.
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    • Foreigners may enter at the borders by the valid residence permit without having valid visa like a Turkish resident of Turkey.
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    • Residence permit applications cannot be lodged with the Turkish consulates in the foreigner’s country of citizenship for legal stay, but only in Turkey at government missions.
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    • Foreigners who would stay in Turkey beyond the duration of Visa or visa exemption or, [in any case] longer than 30 – 90  days must obtain a residence permit.
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    • Governates will accept foreigners who have come to Turkey for their residence permit appointment (with approved application in process) to have their touristic visa duration extended to the short appointment date.
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    • Foreigners who (have an active application in process for residence permit) and attend the appointment date shall be issued a 90-day extra stay extension document at interview not subject to fee by the e-ikamet system. Such foreigners may reside in Turkey by virtue of this document to collection the (new ID card from the district PTT post Office) even beyond their expired tourist visa.
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    • Foreigners who want to apply for (any type) residence permit shall be required to hold a valid passport or a travel document valid at least +60 (sixty days) beyond the duration of the requested residence permit.
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    • The application shall be finalized at the appointment date interview. If you have missing documents you must submit no later than thirty days to return your missing health insurance, rental contract, Turkish bank statement documents.
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    • Residence permits shall be issued separately for each foreigner depending on the purpose of stay. For family of four, 1 application is made for each family member including the child or baby.
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    • In case of first residence permit application, foreigners must be present at the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management, where they stay, on the date and time of appointment given by the system. No personal appearance is required for renewals.
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    • Applications for renewal shall be made to the governorates within sixty days prior to the expiration of the residence permit and, in any case, before the expiration of the residence permit.
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    • Foreigner work permit obtained by Turkish Embassy or Consulate outside Turkey, as well as Work Permit Exemption Confirmation Document is considered also as residence permit.
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    • Foreigner work permit obtained by State Social Security Institute in Turkey after you start a job may be obtained with a residence permit valid min 6 months.

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    FOREIGNERS AND INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION LAW NO.6458
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    The procedures and principles for foreigners entering Turkey, staying in Turkey and leaving Turkey are regulated by the Law on foreigners and international protection numbered 6458, published in the Official Gazette on 11 April 2013.
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    Foreigners and International Protection Law No.6458
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    MISSION OF TURKISH GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF MIGRATION ADMINISTRATION

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    According to the Foreigners and international protection law.
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    • To implement policies and strategies related to migration area, to coordinate these issues between institutions and organizations,
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    • Foreigners entering Turkey and staying in Turkey, leaving Turkey and deportation,
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    • International protection, temporary protection and
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    • Protection of victims of trafficking and
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    • Facilitating the mutual integration of foreigners with society
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     Residence permit ne demek? Residence permit in Turkey means “ikamet izni” in the Turkish language.
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  • iResidence 6:00 pm on May 6, 2018 Permalink  

    Permission to live and permission to work in Turkey 

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    THE TOP 2 OPTIONS IN TURKEY’S IMMIGRATION SYSTEM
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    Permission to live only obtained in Turkey and permission to work obtained in and outside Turkey. So if the question would be: Can Touristic residence permit holders also get a work permit in Turkey. Answer is absolutely: Yes.
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    Tourist residence permit is permission to live
    for ‘TOURISTIC’ purposes only according to the Law on Foreigners and International Protection No. 6458 article 3 (1)  section (j) Residence permit: the permit issued for the purpose of staying in Turkey.
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    “The provisions of this Law apply to the activities and actions related to foreigners; the international protection to be extended in cases of individual protection claims of foreigners at borders, the border gates or within Turkey; the immediate temporary protection or where they cannot return back to the country they were forced to leave; and, the structure, duties, mandate and responsibilities are of the Directorate General of Migration Management”.
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    To begin you first must enter Turkey with TOURISTIC VISA. You may get the electronic e-visa online or the sticker visa from the Turkish embassy in your country of residence. Watch the short video for How to purchase E-VISA from the Turkish government online website, in just 3 minutes
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    Any type of Residence permit is a permission to live only (and also will allow you to entry visa free during travels). Even the family residence permit (that spouses of Turks) get is also a residence permit hence only giving permission to live.
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    First time residence permit applications (that requires a short appearance in person at government appointment), is obtained from 3 months up to 2 years depending on your passport expire date + validity period of your supporting documents (private health insurance, house rental contract, Turkish bank account photocopy of recent 6.000 usd deposit).
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    Tourist residence permit is renewed online each time (with no personal appearance but to mail documents only within 5 days time) and can be effected 60 days within the IKAMET ID CARD expire date (red).
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    Permission to work is a work permit. Which an employer applies and gets on your behalf for you, from CSGB (Ministry of Labor and Social Security SGK). This is the only way to legally work in Turkey.
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    With a valid Touristic residence permit with remaining min 6 month to expire (and a Foreigner ID number starts with 99…….) you can get a work permit for yourself, (at no cost) that is after you have found a job and signed a Labor contract with your employer, and will physically start work. Every time you change an employer you will get a new CALISMA IZNI ID CARD (blue) with the company name shown on the back.
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    For an Independent work permit in Turkey a new company establishment and working permit to operate that company requires 100,000 TL (25,000 usd) in assets and cash combined + in addition to 5 Turkish employees.
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    Another way is live as a tourist for 8 years and apply for a long term residence permit and a Non restrictive work permit in Turkey. This allows you to work anywhere in Turkey without a need for work permit but it needs at least eight years of uninterrupted residence in Turkey (11 months in every 12 months).
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    Should you not qualify for Tourist Visa or Business Visa to enable you to enter Turkey, you can get Work Visa with a sponsor Turkish company, Labor Contract under the employment procedure in Turkey.

     
  • iResidence 9:08 pm on April 9, 2018 Permalink  

    Turkish Visa: 35 Types for Travel to Turkey 2018 

    TURKEY IS THE 6TH MOST TRAVELLED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD
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    Over 40 million travelers come to Turkey each year, where half come south to Antalya the world famous Turkish riviera offering 300 days of sunshine.
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    Should you not qualify for Tourist Visa or Business Visa, you can get Work Visa with a Turkish company Labor Contract under the employment procedure in Turkey. 

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    TOURIST / BUSINESSPERSON VISA TO TURKEY:

    • Touristic Visit
    • Single Transit
    • Double Transit
    • Business meeting / Commerce
    • Conference / Seminar / Meeting
    • Festival / Fair / Exhibition
    • Sportive Activity
    • Cultural / Artistic Activity
    • Official Visit
    • Visit to Turkish Republic of Northen Cyprus
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    OFFICIAL VISA TO TURKEY:

    • Assigned for Duty
    • Courier
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    STUDENT / EDUCATION VISA TO TURKEY:

    • Internship Visa
    • Internship ERASMUS
    • Internship AIESEC
    • Turkish Language Course Purpose
    • Course Purpose
    • Education Purpose
    • Education in Turkish Republic of Northen Cyprus
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    WORK VISA TO TURKEY:

    • Employment Purpose / Special Employment Purpose
    • Assigned Lecturers / Academics
    • Assigned Sportsperson
    • Assigned Artists
    • Assigned Free Zone Workers
    • Assigned Journalists
    • Montage and Repairment Purposes
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    OTHER VISAS TO TURKEY:

    • Archaeological Excavation, Exploration Purpose
    • Filming / Documentary Purpose
    • Sportive
    • Tour Operator Representative
    • Medical Treatment Purposes
    • Accompaniment Purpose
    • Family Unification Purpose
    • Freight Visa
    • Seafarer Visa

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    TURKISH VISA DURATIONS FOR FOREIGNERS IN TURKEY
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  • iResidence 10:20 pm on November 25, 2017 Permalink  

    Turkish Work Visa to Turkey, Documents Required 2018 

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    SPECIFIC CONDITIONS TO OBTAIN WORK VISA TO TURKEY
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    1. Foreigners lay their applications for work permit through our consular offices in the country of their residence or nationality.
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    2. Work Permit Applications are concluded positively or negatively by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. Work Permits have equivalence to residence permits. Thus, should a working permit is approved by the Ministry, the foreigner is charged an Entry Visa Fee, Work Permit Certificate Fee and Residence Fee by the Turkish consular offices. Since Work Permit Card substitute residence permit in Turkey, “Work Annotated Visa” issued by these offices can only be used for entrance and for 90 days at maximum.
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    3. Work permit is granted to foreigners who will work in Free Zones in our country by the Ministry of Economy, to those to work in units under Ministry of Culture and Tourism by the mentioned Ministry and to foreign national personnel to work in universities by the Higher Education Board.
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    4. Applicants need to obtain a work permit from the Ministry of Labor and Social Security pursuant to the Law numbered 4817 for private internship applications outside the provisions set forth in the Article 55 “Work Permit Exemption” title of Law Enforcement Regulation about Working Permits of Foreigners.
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    5. Article 55 of the Law Enforcement Regulation on Working Permits of Foreigners no. 4817 regulating working permit exemptions, the extent and the lengths of time the foreigners are exempt from working permit are stated. Those who meet the requirements below do not need to obtain a work permit.
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    6. (1) Without prejudice to the provisions set out in specific laws and on condition that the foreigner and the employer fulfill their obligations resulting from other laws;
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    7. a) The persons exempted from work visa under the bilateral or multilateral agreements to which Turkey is a signatory party,
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    8. b) the foreigners holding permanent residences abroad and wishing to visit Turkey temporarily with purposes of scientific studies, cultural and artistic activities for a period shorter than a month and with the aim of sporting activities for a period less than four months,
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    9. c) For the purpose of installation,maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment imported to Turkey, providing training for their utilization or transporting of defective equipment from Turkey and provided that they do not exceed the total stay of three months within a year as of the date of entry into Turkey and verify this condition with the documents that they will submit, the ones coming to Turkey,
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    10. d) For the purpose of training in the use of goods and services exported from or imported to Turkey and provided that they do not exceed three months totally within a year as of the date of entry into Turkey and verify this condition thanks to the documents that they will submit, the ones in Turkey
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    11. e) Being an entertainer, performer and etc. in charge at fair and circuses which are going to carry out activities outside the borders of certificated tourism establishments and provided that they do not exceed six months as of the date of entry into Turkey and verify this condition with the documents that they will submit, the ones in Turkey
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    12. f) On condition that it does not exceed two years and it will be limited to the period of study, the foreigners coming to state institutions and organizations together with the universities so as to enhance their information and good manners by veriying their state via the documents that they will submit,
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    13. g) Persons who notified the Turkish authorities on the fact that they will provide important services and contributions socio-cultural and technological fields and educational fields within a period not exceeding six months.
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    14. h) Persons visiting Turkey under the programs of the Center for European Union Education and Youth Programmes (National Agency),
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    15. i) The foreigners to go on a training under the framework of international trainee programmes sanctioned by the Higher Education Board, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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    16. j) The foreigners who are the representatives of tour operators coming to Turkey on condition that the term of contract does not exceed eight months,
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    17. k) During the contracts of other athletes, trainers, football players whose requests are approved by Turkish Football Federation or General Directorate of Youth and Sports
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    18. l) By the bilateral protocols signed under the Rule no. I/10 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, the foreign seafarers serving on vessels which have received ” Conformity Approval Certificate” from the related administration and is registered in Turkish International Ship Registry Law and operate outside the cabotage line,
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    19. m) Foreign experts employed in the projects that are conducted within the scope of Turkey-European Union Financial Cooperation Programmes are not in need of obtaining a work visa during their term of office.
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    20. Within the scope of article 55, residence permits of the foreigners coming to Turkey are given as ” Short Term” residence permits by Provincial Directorate of Migration Administration. Exemption periods cannot be extended, the foreigners under this provision can make use of exemption rules only once within one calendar year. However, it is required that it must have been three months as of the expiry date of the residence permit granted to the foreigner with the same purpose in order to exercise this right. In case of the need of working longer than the exemption period allows, the foreigner has to obtain a work visa through the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.
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    21. Without being appointed on a permanent office in Turkey, international press members wishing to visit temporarily are not required to gain a “Visa Annotated for Press”. It will be enough to obtain a tourist visa if the foreigner is subject to visa. In case of requirement, foreign press members coming for a short period can be issued a temporary press card by the Prime Ministry Directorate General of Press and Information ,and this card will be valid for their stays in Turkey. Temporary press card can be issued for a period for a maximim of three months and extended for another three months when necessary. Press members obtaining a short term residence permit are not additionally required to have a work permit. Appointed press members obtain a “Visa Annotated for Press” is subject to permission.

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    PURPOSE OF TRIP TO TURKEY:  EMPLOYMENT OR LABOR PURPOSE

    Documents listed below are required by the Turkish consulate for UPLOAD processing your WORK VISA application. The list is specifically compiled in accordance with your purpose of visit. You should affirm that you can provide each of them.
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    BANGLADESH must apply for TURKISH WORK VISA from Dhaka, with
    Biometric Photo
    Labor Contract (we provide)
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    NEPAL must apply for TURKISH WORK VISA from India New Delhi, with
    Biometric Photo
    Labor Contract (we provide)
    Police Clearance Certificate
    Original Letter of the current employer (we provide)
    Invitation letter from the prospective employer in Turkey (we provide)
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    Mumbai,
    Biometric Photo
    Labor Contract (we provide)
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    Haydarabad,
    Biometric Photo
    Labor Contract (we provide)
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    INDIA must apply for TURKISH WORK VISA from New Delhi, with
    Biometric Photo
    Labor Contract (we provide)
    Police Clearance Certificate
    Original Letter of the current employer (we provide)
    Invitation letter from the prospective employer in Turkey (we provide)
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    Mumbai,
    Biometric Photo
    Labor Contract (we provide)
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    Haydarabad,
    Biometric Photo
    Labor Contract (we provide)
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    PAKISTAN must apply for WORK VISA from Islamabad, with
    Biometric Photo
    Labor Contract (we provide)
    Valid Police Character Certificate (Issued within last 6 months)
    TURKISH WORK VISA FEE 350 USD
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    Karachi,
    Biometric Photo
    Labor Contract (we provide)
    TURKISH WORK VISA FEE 100 USD
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    NIGERIA must apply for WORK VISA from Abuja, with
    Biometric Photo
    Labor Contract (we provide)
    Valid Police Character Certificate (Issued within last 6 months)
    TURKISH WORK VISA FEE 97 USD
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    AFGANISTAN must apply for WORK VISA from Kabul, with
    Biometric Photo
    Labor Contract (we provide)
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    Mazar-E-Sharif,
    Biometric Photo
    Labor Contract (we provide)
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    ETHIOPIA must apply for WORK VISA from Addis Ababa, with
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    Labor Contract (we provide)
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  • iResidence 1:29 pm on November 5, 2017 Permalink  

    Turkish Work Permit Application for Work Visa, from Pakistan India Afganistan. Travel in 30 Days, Live and Work in Turkey. 

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    OVER 189 COUNTRIES WOLD WIDE CAN APPLY FOR TURKISH WORK PERMIT.
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    HOW TO GET YOUR TURKISH WORK PERMIT IN TURKEY 2018.

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    NOTICE: Should you not qualify for Tourist Visa or Business Visa, you can get Work Visa with a Turkish company Labor Contract under the employment procedure in Turkey.
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    BEFORE TURKISH WORK VISA APPLICATIONS LODGED with the Turkish consulate missions in Pakistan the EMPLOYEE PASSPORT must be valid minimum 12 months + 60 days as THE FIRST CONDITION.
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    Only Foreigner Work Permits obtained outside Turkey, is also Residence Permit. The highest immigration ID card for foreigner in Turkey.

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    Learn more about Professions and Duties Prohibited to Foreigner Workers in Turkey
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    PAKISTAN and INDIA, BANGLADESH, NEPAL or OVER 189 NATIONALS WORLDWIDE WHO;

    • DO NOT QUALIFY FOR TOURISTIC OR BUSINESS VISA
    • DO NOT HAVE PAST TRAVEL RECORD
    • ARE HOLDING NEW FRESH PASSPORT
    • PREVIOUSLY  HAVE BEEN TOURISTIC OR BUSINESS VISA DENIED
    • UNABLE TO FIND A TURKISH PERSON SPONSOR LETTER
    • DEPORTED FROM TURKEY FOR, VISA VIOLATION
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    MAY ENTER ON WORK VISA WITH LEGAL JOB IN TURKEY under  the Turkish Passport Law No. 5682 and Foreigner and International Protection Law No. 6458
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    HOW CAN PAKISTANI MAKE APPLICATION FOR WORK PERMIT IN TURKEY.
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       SEND your PASSPORT copy + BIO METRIC PHOTO + POLICE CHARACTER CERTIFICATE.  BASIC FEE TO START.
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    After found a job and hied to work NEXT the TURKISH COMPANY will forward the main COMPANY DOCUMENTS declaring to undertake you and declare to; pay for all travel costs, pay for airline ticket, health insurance coverage, provide accommodation + 3 daily meals, pay monthly salary + pay social security government fee, emergency call numbers and Turkish government help line. ONLY SIGN THE LABOR CONTRACT AND SEND BACK.
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    STEP 2 –
    We complete the WORK VISA APPLICATION FORM according to immigration law online at https://www.visa.gov.tr for the Turkish consulate mission in ISLAMABAD or KARACHI. WE SEND THE APPLICATION FORM BACK TO YOU.
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    PAKISTANI NATIONALS MUST APPLY DIRECTLY TO GERRYS VISA OFFICE with below documents + pay for consular fee and transaction. View main document checklist for Turkish Work Visa Applications;
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    • WORK VISA APPLICATION form
    • LABOR CONTRACT
    • EMPLOYMENT LETTER
    • COMPANY DOCUMENTS
    • PASSPORT copy (you provide)
    • PHOTO 2 each (you provide)
    • POLICE CHARACTER Certificate (you provide)
    • ORIGINAL FAMILY REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE (if family travels together) (you provide)

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    NEXT you receive an e-mail 2 days after from the Turkish consulate. SEND BACK THE WORK VISA REFERENCE NUMBER.
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    STEP 3 – 
    WITHIN PAYMENT FOR 1 MONTH GOVERNMENT, SOCIAL SECURITY DEPOSIT the Turkish company will follow up your WORK PERMIT APPLICATION to the Turkish Ministry of Labor and Social Security and conclude for APPROVAL procedure.
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    NEXT you receive the 2nd, e-mail 10 – 15 days after for WORK VISA confirmation from the Turkish consulate mission in Pakistan. The Turkish company in Turkey will receive an e-mail from the Turkish Ministry of Labor and Social Security for WORK PERMIT APPROVAL WITH WORK VISA REFERENCE NUMBER.
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    Subject: Directorate-General Of The International Labour – Reference Information Abroad

    Mr. xxxxx ;

    Pakistan foreign nationality xxx xxxxx under xxxxxx number with reference number xxxxxx 2017-xxxxxxxx-xxxx for permission to work has been evaluated positive by our ministry. Therefore, with the above-mentioned work permit, the foreign person should visit the Islamabad embassy and to pay the required visa fee for completion of the transactions in question. After notification to be made to our ministry online “Work permit” issued, the foreigner employee ID CARD will be sent to your company address.

    For communication please email xxx @csgb.gov.tr
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    WITHIN PAYMENT TO TURKISH COMPANY FOR WORK PERMIT FEE the WORK VISA WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE from the Turkish consulate mission in PAKISTAN. GO WITH TRAVEL INSURANCE + ONE-WAY AIRLINE TICKET TO COLLECT YOUR WORK VISA TO TURKEY.
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  • iResidence 12:34 pm on October 13, 2017 Permalink  

    Turkish Deport Regulation and Visa Overstay Fines 2018 

    Revised May 2018 – Resource, Ministry of Interior Directorate of Migration Management Office
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    REMOVAL DECISION TURKEY, SUMMONS TO LEAVE, OR OVERSTAY VISA FOR FOREIGNERS IN TURKEY

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    There are 3 possible ways which a foreign national may overstay in Turkey; A foreign national might overstay with visa, that was used to enter Turkey; or in breach of the 90/ 180 day rule. A foreign national might overstay without renewing their touristic residence permit in Turkey, max 10 days after the expire date.
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    If you overstay your visa in Turkey, you may also be banned from re-entering for a duration of time. Overstay 1 – 15 days: No ban. Overstay from 16 – 90 days: ban for up to three months. Overstay over 90 days: ban for up to six months.
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    VISA overstay fines in Turkey vary from 0.2 US$ – 1 US$ daily,  and RESIDENCE PERMIT overstay fines vary from 0.5 US$ – 5 US$ monthly. Any fine can easily be paid at Turkish airports, and Istanbul Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen during exit.
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    The 5 year entry ban is imposed to foreign nationals who enter and stay in Turkey illegally when they don’t have valid visa or a valid Turkish residence permit.
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    • Foreigners who have a visa violation in Turkey must pay the fines for the visa violation at the exit in order not to get a 5-year entry ban to Turkey when they leave Turkey.
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    2017 STATISTICS ON ENTRY BAN, DEPORT AND VISA OVERSTAY IN TURKEY
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    Leave Permit means the document which is not subject to any fees and which is issued to persons for whom a period to leave Turkey is granted pursuant to Article 56 of the Law on Foreigners and International Protection.
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    Removal Centre means a center in which the foreigner subject to administrative detention is held.
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    Administrative detention means that those for whom a removal decision have been issued those who; bear the risk of absconding or disappearing; breached the rules of entry into and exit from to Turkey; have used false or fabricated documents; have not left Turkey after the expiry of the period granted to them to leave, without an acceptable excuse; or, pose a threat to public order, public security or public health shall be held in removal centers.
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    The administrative detention decision means those for whom a removal decision have been issued, the governorate shall issue an administrative detention decision for those who; bear the risk of absconding or disappearing; breached the rules of entry into and exit from to Turkey; have used false or fabricated documents; have not left Turkey after the expiry of the period granted to them to leave, without an acceptable excuse; or, pose a threat to public order, public security or public health.
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    Removal means the implementation of decision issued by governorates on the persons who breach the provisions of the Law regarding the foreigners to be removed upon instructions of the Directorate General or ex office.
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    Removal decision means the decision issued by governorates on the persons who breach the provisions of the Law regarding the foreigners to be removed upon instructions of the Directorate General or ex office.
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    Summons to Leave Turkey means that where a removal decision has been issued, foreigners shall be granted a period no less than fifteen days and up to thirty days to leave Turkey, provided that this period is stated in the removal decision.
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    Removal Decision: It shall be implemented for those who breach the reasons stated in the Article 54 of the Law on Foreigners and International Protection. This decision shall be only issued by governorates in accordance with the clear wording of the Law. The assessment of removal decision and decision stage shall last maximum 48 hours.
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    1. When there are serious indications to believe that they shall be subjected to the death penalty, torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in the country to which they shall be returned to (a.55/1-a)
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    Removal decision together with its reasons shall be notified to the foreigner for whom a removal decision has been issued or, to his/her legal representative or lawyer. If the foreigner for whom the removal decision has been issued, is not represented by a lawyer, the foreigner or his/her legal representative shall be informed about the consequence of the decision, procedures and time limits for appeal.
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    Those for whom a removal decision have been issued, the governorate shall issue an administrative detention decision for those who;

    • Bear the risk of absconding or disappearing;
    • Breached the rules of entry into and exit from to Turkey;
    • Have used false or fabricated documents;
    • Have not left Turkey after the expiry of the period granted to them to leave, without an acceptable excuse;
    • Pose a threat to public order, public security or public health.

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    In cases where the petition is handed to the administration, it shall immediately be conveyed to the competent Judge of the Criminal Court of Peace.
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    The person placed under administrative detention or his/her legal representative or lawyer may further appeal to the Judge of the Criminal Court of Peace for a review should that the administrative detention conditions no longer apply or have changed.
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    Passports or other documents belonging to foreigners may be retained until the foreigners are removed and their tickets may be cashed for use in the removal.
    Foreigners to be removed shall cover their own travel costs. In cases where foreigners are unable to cover such costs, the full or remaining cost of travel shall be met from the budget of the Directorate General. A ban on entering Turkey may be imposed for such foreigners as long as the costs are not reimbursed.
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  • iResidence 4:01 pm on September 24, 2017 Permalink  

    The Powerful Turkish Work Visa, is Foreigner Work Permit + Residence Permit in Turkey 

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    • ARE HOLDING NEW FRESH PASSPORT
    • PREVIOUSLY  HAVE BEEN TOURISTIC OR BUSINESS VISA DENIED
    • UNABLE TO FIND A TURKISH COMPANY INVITATION LETTER
    • UNABLE TO FIND A TURKISH PERSON SPONSOR LETTER
    • DEPORTED FROM TURKEY (FOR OVERSTAY VIOLATION)
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    MAY ENTER TURKEY WITH WORK VISA under  the Turkish Passport Law No.5682 and According to the International Labor Law No.6356 (UIK)
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    • Work visa fee $100 to Turkish Consulate in ABUJA, YAOUNDE, ACCRA
    • Work visa fee $350 to Turkish Embassy in ISLAMABAD
    • Work visa fee $100 to Turkish Consulate in KARACHI
    • Work visa fee $279 to Turkish Consulate in DUBAI
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    FROM period  Sep 2016 – Sep 2017 total 40 MILLION VISITORS ARRIVED TO TURKEY. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF UNAUTHORIZED FOREIGNERS who came to TURKEY BORDERS was 18.294 persons. Where 7.399 persons 40% had active deport on ENTRY BAN, 4.300 persons 24% came to Turkey WITHOUT VISA, and 2.491 person 14% were not allowed to enter due to INVALID PASSPORT or travel document.
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  • iResidence 3:54 pm on August 20, 2017 Permalink  

    Announcement : Turkey ikamet Randevu Appointment Date Shift 

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    Foreigners who have appointment from the e-residence system between August 28 and September 05 2017, need to attend their appointments for their applications to be proceed from September 05 to September 15 (except weekends) in the Migration Management Office in their cities due to the EXTENSION of the EID holiday in Turkey.
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  • iResidence 11:38 am on July 11, 2017 Permalink  

    61 Questions Answers About Foreigner International Protection Law No. 6458 Turkey 

    Revised Jan 2018 – Resource, Directorate General of Migration Management Turkey
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    32. How will the international protection applicant or status owner change the province of residence?
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      Individuals, who cannot complete the required transactions in the given time, can directly apply to the governorate of the related province in order to extend the related period.
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    36. When will the international protection applications be finalized?
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      International protection applications will be finalized in at most six months following the registration date of the application.
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    37. If the international protection applicant is kept outside international protection will the applications of the family members be affected?
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      Keeping the applicant outside international protection will not affect the provision of international protection for the other members of the family.
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    38. Can the individual kept outside international protection benefit from the status acknowledged for the members of the family?
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      The continuation of the status of the family members will not ensure any kind of right to the individual kept outside international protection.
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    39. Is it possible to apply to the authorized administrative court prior to finalization of the objection filed to international protection evaluation commission?
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      Objection to the international protection evaluation commission will not prevent the individual from filing an application to the authorized administrative court. However, if the individual’s application to the administrative court is detected then the objection to the commission will not be evaluated.
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    40. Under which circumstances during the application process it is possible to apply only to the court?
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      a) If the individual is taken under administrative detention,
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      b) If the application is evaluated as inadmissible,
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      c) If the application is reviewed as an accelerated evaluation
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    41. Who will decide on the termination of international protection decision and how will be the notification?
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      The decision on termination of international protection will be taken by the General Directorate and notified to relevant individual by the governorate.
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    42. Who can the applicants under administrative detention see?
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      The applicant can see his/her legal representative, attorney, notary public and officials of UNHCR under administrative custody.
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    43. Which document will the applicants and status owners who have obtained the residence permit before April 11, 2017 stay in Turkey?
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      After the termination of the term of existing residence permits depending on their status, international protection application registry document or international protection applicant identity document or international protection status holder identity document will be issued.
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    44. Who will get the refugee status?
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      Due to incidents that happen in European countries individuals who cannot benefit from the protection of the country he/she is a citizen of, who do not want to use such protection or who is stateless due to a fear of persecution at that country on reasonable grounds because of race, religion, nationality, membership to a certain social group or thoughts will be given refugee status.
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    45. Who will get the conditional refugee status?
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      Due to incidents that happen in countries outside Europe individuals who are outside the country they are a citizen of and cannot benefit from the protection of that country or who do not want to use such protection because of fear on reasonable grounds due to race, religion, nationality, membership to a certain social group or thoughts or stateless individuals who are outside their residence country due to such incidents, cannot return to that country or do not want to return due to such fear will be given conditional refugee status after the necessary operations have been carried out.
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    46. How long a conditional refugee is allowed to stay?
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      The conditional refugee will be allowed to stay in Turkey until his/her resettlement in a third country.
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    47. Who will be entitled to subsidiary protection?
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      Foreigner or stateless person who cannot be identified as refugee or conditional refugee but upon his/her return to country of origin or residence who;
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      • Will be sentenced to death penalty or whose death penalty will be executed,
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      • Who will be subject to torture, inhumane or degrading penalty or treatment,
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      • Who will be faced with grave threat against oneself in armed conflict in the country or in international armed conflicts due ton on-discriminating violent conflicts, And due to the above mentioned reasons who cannot make use of the protection of the country of origin or residence or who do not want to use such protection will be entitled to subsidiary protection.
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    48. Who will be entitled to International Protection Applicant Identity Document?
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      When the interview of the foreigner applying for international protection has been completed the identity document will be given to her/him and the members of his/her family if any.
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    49. Is there a fee applicable for International Protection Applicant Identity Document?
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      The identity document is not subject to any kind of fee or duty.
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    50. What are the practices specific to unaccompanied minors?
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      It is essential to consider the best interest of the child in all of the operations. Such children can be accommodated in suitable places or with their adult relatives or with a foster family by the Ministry of Family and Social Policies. The ones who have completed the age of 16 can be accommodated in reception and accommodation centers. Special attention is paid to keep the siblings together. No change will be made in the accommodation facility unless there is an obligation.
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    51. What kind of privileges are the people with special needs be provided with?
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      Priority will be given to people with special needs in all of the tasks and actions. Individuals who have been subject to torture, serious psychological, sexual or physical violence will be provided with treatment possibility to mend the damages incurred with such acts.
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    52. Are the owners of international protection status subject to the principle of reciprocity?
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      Individuals who have international protection status will be exempt from the principle of reciprocity. However, the rights and possibilities provided to these people will not be interpreted in a way to exceed the rights and possibilities provided to Turkish citizens.
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    53. Is there any assistance provided to the applicants of international protection or people with international protection status?
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      Access to social assistance and services is facilitated for the applicants of international protection or people with international protection status who are in need.
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    54. Are applicants of international protection or people with international protection status granted a right to education?
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      Applicants of international protection or people with international protection status and their family members can benefit from the education services at primary and secondary education institutions by using the documents illustrating their status. The ones entitled to pre-graduate/associate, graduate, undergraduate or doctorate degrees in Turkey will be able to stay without getting a student residence permit by only using the documents illustrating their status.
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    55. Can the applicants of international protection or people with international protection status benefit from health services?
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      From among the applicants of international protection or people with international protection status, only the ones who do not have any kind of health insurance and who do not have sufficient financial means may benefit from general health insurance.
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    56. When can the applicants of international protection benefit from general health insurance?
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      They can benefit from the insurance starting from the date of application for international protection.
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    57. Is it possible to obtain a work permit for applicants of international protection or people with international protection status?
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      Applicants and conditional refugees can apply to obtain a work permit six months after the date of international protection application. Refugee or subsidiary protection owners can work dependently or independently after obtaining the status.
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    58. Which authorities will the applicants of international protection or people with international protection status notify about their work permits?
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      Applicants of international protection or people with international protection status are obliged to inform their employment status or changes pertaining to their employment status to the governorates within thirty days.
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    59. Where will the applicants be accommodated?
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      The applicants will be accommodated in provinces determined by the General Directorate of Migration Management.
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    60. Are refugee status holders obliged to notify authorities about their residence?
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      Refugee status holders are obliged to become registered on the address registration system and notify their residence address to the governorate within twenty working days at the latest.
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    61. What are the obligations for applicants of international protection or international protection status holders in addition to the obligations listed in Section 3 of Law No. 6458?
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      a) To notify authorities about their employment status within thirty days,
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      b) To notify authorities about their income, movable and immovable assets within thirty days,
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      c) To notify authorities about the change of address, identity and marital status within twenty working days,
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      d) To reimburse the full or partial amounts spent for her/him if it is detected that she/he benefited from the rights, services and assistance provided to her/him wrongfully.
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  • iResidence 10:23 am on July 11, 2017 Permalink  

    26 Questions Answers About Human Trafficking Turkey 

    Revised Jan 2018 – Resource, Directorate General of Migration Management Turkey
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    1. What is human trafficking?
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      “Human trafficking” will mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or providing payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.
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    2. What is the definition of victim of human trafficking?
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      Individuals, who have been recruited, transported, harbored or received by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or providing payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of forced labor, forced service, forced prostitution or servitude or removal of organs.
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    3. What are the basic differences between human trafficking and migrant smuggling?
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      For the human trafficking to occur coercing and deceiving the victims are matter whereas the consent of the migrant is essential in migrant smuggling. In migrant smuggling the relation between the illegal migrant and criminal organization mostly ends after crossing of the border through illegal means but in human trafficking the relation between the victim and the trafficker continues involuntarily for victim. Exploitation of the individual is present in human trafficking but there is no aim of exploitation in migrant smuggling. Migrant smuggling is a crime committed against the state but human trafficking is a crime committed against the individual and leads to gross human rights violations. Migrant smuggling is always a cross border crime but human trafficking does not always have a cross border nature.
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    4. What are the similarities between human trafficking and migrant smuggling?
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      In both of the cases, the matter is transportation of the victims of crime from one point to another. In both of the crime types, the committed crime generally has a cross border nature. It has been observed that both of the crime types are committed by organized crime syndicates. In both of the crime types the main aim is to derive a profit with illegal activities by using the victims. Therefore, exploitation of the victim is present.
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    5. What are factors leading to human trafficking?
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      1) Push factors;
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      a) Poverty
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      b) Unemployment
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      c) Social and economic inequality of woman
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      d) Lack of education
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      e) Domestic violence
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      f) Gender discrimination
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      g) Lack of equality of opportunity
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      h) Regional and cultural discrepancies in the country of residence
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      i) Ethnic conflicts j) Civil wars
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      2) Pull factors;
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      a) Job opportunities in target country
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      b) Education opportunities
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      c) Higher income level in the target country
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      d) Promise of a better life
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    6. Who is a human trafficker?
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      Human trafficker is the individual who facilitates recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons for the purpose of forced labor, forced service, prostitution, servitude and removal of organs.
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    7. What are the stages of crime of human trafficking?
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      a) a) Identification of potential victims by the traffickers
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      b) Convincing process with promises of jobs, money and luxurious life
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      c) Transportation from the country of origin to target country
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      d) Initiation of the exploitation process in the target country by the traffickers
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    8. How is forced labor ban regulated in the Turkish Constitution?
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      Article 18 of Turkish Constitution under the title “Ban on Forced Labor” states that “Nobody can be forced to work. Forced labor is prohibited. Working under conviction or in detention with the condition that the form and conditions have been regulated by laws, services requested from citizens under emergency circumstances, physical and mental work qualified as civil duty in the fields required by the needs of the country shall not be classified as forced labor.’’
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    9. How is the crime of human trafficking regulated in Turkish Criminal Code?
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      Article 80 titled as “Human Trafficking” in Turkish Penal Code No.5237 explains the crime as ‘‘
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      (1) “Individuals, who provide, kidnap or shelter or transfer persons from one place to another or from one country to another by force, threat or violence or misuse of power or by executing acts of enticement or taking advantage of control power on helpless persons in order to force them to work, serve, for prostitution, servitude (enslavement) or the removal of organs, shall be subject to imprisonment from eight to twelve years and administrative fine of ten thousand days.
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      (2) The consent of a victim of the offense to the intended exploitation shall be irrelevant where any of the acts forming the crime set forth in the first paragraph have been used.
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      (3) If the minors under the age of eighteen have been recruited, kidnapped, transported or referred to from one place to another or accommodated for the purposes listed in the first paragraph the penalties listed in the first paragraph shall be imposed on the offender even none of the means of the crime have been used.
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      (4) Security measures shall be ordered for legal entities due to the crimes listed above”.
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    10. Which criteria are taken as basis by Turkish Penal Code in order to define minors as victim of human trafficking crime?
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      Regardless of their complaint about the crime, individuals under the age of eighteen, who have been recruited, kidnapped, transported or referred to from one place to another or accommodated for the purposes listed in Article 80 of Turkish Penal Code shall be identified as victim of human trafficking crime even none of the means of the crime have been used.
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    11. What are the issues to be considered about the child victims during the identification process?
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      In case of identification of “child” victims of human trafficking, special attention must be paid and special measures must be taken by considering the best interest of child in any action related to such children in addition to the existing legal procedure. Actions related to the child identified, as victim of human trafficking will be executed in accordance with the Law on Child Protection numbered 5395. Victims subject to age analysis will be accepted as minor until the termination of such analysis.
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    12. What are the basic elements of crime of human trafficking?
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      a)Act: (to transport persons into the country, to transport persons to another country, to recruit persons, to kidnap, to transfer persons from one place to another, to refer persons from one place to another, to shelter persons)
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      b) Means: (threat, force, violence, misuse of power, taking advantage of control power on the victims or their desperation)
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      c) Aim: (forced labor, forced service, forced prostitution, servitude, and removal of organs)
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    13. How are the treatment and health expenses of the victims covered?
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      About the victims of human trafficking in need of physical and mental treatment in the annex of Decision of Council of Ministers dated 05.12.2003 and numbered 2003/6565 it was stated that; “Foreign nationality patients identified as victims of human trafficking and who cannot afford the health expenses shall be exempted from the provision under the first paragraph of Article 1 of Law No. 4376 dated 08.01.2002 in benefiting from the health services offered by official health institutions and organizations”.
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    14. How is forced labor ban regulated in the Turkish Constitution?
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      Article 18 of Turkish Constitution under the title “Ban on Forced Labor” states that “Nobody can be forced to work. Forced labor is prohibited. Working under conviction or in detention with the condition that the form and conditions have been regulated by laws, services requested from citizens under emergency circumstances, physical and mental work qualified as civil duty in the fields required by the needs of the country shall not be classified as forced labor.’’
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    15. What are the main international agreements that our country is a party to within the scope of anti-trafficking?
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      On 13 December 2000, Turkey undersigned the Palermo Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime which was opened for signature in Palermo, on 12 December 2000. The mentioned convention and protocol were ratified at Turkish Grand National Assembly through Laws No. 4800 and 4804 dated 30.01.2003 and were included in our domestic law with the publication in the Official Gazette dated 04.02.2003. Our country has undersigned several Security Cooperation Agreements that envisage cooperation in anti- terrorism and anti-organized crime. In all of these agreements there are provisions regarding the establishment of cooperation in fighting against the crime of human trafficking. In line with this in order to activate the relevant provisions of the mentioned agreements, cooperation protocols have been concluded with the authorized bodies of countries of origin setting example for human trafficking such as Moldova, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan. “Council of European Convention on Action against Human Trafficking” was signed on 16 May 2005 but the law for the approval of the execution of the Convention has not been enacted by TGNA yet.
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    16. How is forced labor ban regulated in the Turkish Constitution?
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      Article 18 of Turkish Constitution under the title “Ban on Forced Labor” states that “Nobody can be forced to work. Forced labor is prohibited. Working under conviction or in detention with the condition that the form and conditions have been regulated by laws, services requested from citizens under emergency circumstances, physical and mental work qualified as civil duty in the fields required by the needs of the country shall not be classified as forced labor.’’
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    17. What are the legal regulations in force related to the crime of human trafficking in our country?
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      a) Articles 17 and 18 of Turkish Constitution
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      b) Article 80 of Turkish Criminal Code No. 5237
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      c) Articles 135, 140, 202 and 234 of Criminal Procedures Code No. 5271
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      d) Articles 7 and 13 of “Implementation Regulation on Work Permits of Foreigners” issued on the basis of Law No. 4817 on ‘‘Work Permits of Foreigners”
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      e) Article 16 of Law on Turkish Citizenship No. 5901
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      f) Article 12 of “Land Transportation Regulation” issued on the basis of Highways Law No. 4925
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      g) Articles 22, 48, 49, 55, 108 and 123 of Law on Foreigners and International protection No. 6458
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      h) Passport Law No. 5682
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      i) Child Protection Law No. 5395
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      j) Article 88 of Act of Fees No. 492
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    18. How do you notify the existence of victims or individuals suspected to be victims to official authorities?
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      Anyone who knows or suspects that an individual is a victim of human trafficking can call 157 Helpline free of charge using landlines or mobile phones from any place in Turkey, can make a written, oral or electronic notification by calling 155 Police Helpline, 156 Gendarmerie Helpline, governorates, district governor’s offices, civil society organizations and public prosecutor’s offices.
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    19. What is 157 helpline for victims of human trafficking? What are the operation procedures?
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      157 is a helpline that has been established to provide support for rescuing the victims of human trafficking and to provide information to potential victims under the risk of being trafficked. Officials working at 157 Helpline work on 7/24 basis. Notices and complaints are received in several languages such as Turkish, English, Russian, French and languages of CIS. Complaints and notices from abroad can be forwarded by calling 0090 312 157 11 22 free of charge.
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    20. What is the residence permit issued for victims of human trafficking? How are these permits issued, extended and cancelled?
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      This is the residence permit issued by governorates for foreigners, who have been victims of human trafficking or suspected to be victims of human trafficking so that they can be relieved from the trauma of their experiences and decide on whether to cooperate with the authorities or not. In accordance with Article 48 of the Law No. 6458, in that case a thirty day residence permit will be granted to individuals and the criteria applicable in issuance of other residence permits will not be required for this type of residence permit. In accordance with Article 49 of the Law No. 6458, the residence permit granted for recovery and reflection may be renewed for maximum six months period for reasons of safety, health or special circumstances of the victim. However, the total duration of the permit will not exceed three years in any case. If it is identified that foreign victims of trafficking or foreigners suspected to be victims contact the perpetrators of the crime upon their own initiative, their residence permits will be cancelled.
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    21. How is forced labor ban regulated in the Turkish Constitution?
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      Article 18 of Turkish Constitution under the title “Ban on Forced Labor” states that “Nobody can be forced to work. Forced labor is prohibited. Working under conviction or in detention with the condition that the form and conditions have been regulated by laws, services requested from citizens under emergency circumstances, physical and mental work qualified as civil duty in the fields required by the needs of the country shall not be classified as forced labor.’’
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    22. Is it allowed to provide information to the authorities of relevant Consulates or Embassies about the status of the victims of human trafficking? Is there a possibility to contact the authorities for the victim?
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      If the victim has consent, then information can be provided to the authorities of the relevant Consulate or Embassy and a meeting can be arranged.
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    23. How is forced labor ban regulated in the Turkish Constitution?
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      Article 18 of Turkish Constitution under the title “Ban on Forced Labor” states that “Nobody can be forced to work. Forced labor is prohibited. Working under conviction or in detention with the condition that the form and conditions have been regulated by laws, services requested from citizens under emergency circumstances, physical and mental work qualified as civil duty in the fields required by the needs of the country shall not be classified as forced labor.’’
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    24. Does the victim of human trafficking have the right to file a claim for compensation against the human trafficker?
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      The victims have the right to file a claim for compensation against the traffickers. Compensation can be asked for both pecuniary loss and intangible damages. The victim can file such a lawsuit on her/his own, through his/her legal representative or attorney.
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    25. What kind of preventive measures are taken against human trafficking?
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      Measures for the prevention of crime are essential in combating against human trafficking. In the recent years by the help of training and awareness raising activities, knowledge of vulnerable groups such as children and adolescents is tried to be increased in the field of human trafficking. Awareness raising and training activities prevent the vulnerable groups to be easily deceived by human traffickers and to be trapped by them. In this field the most important measure is the “project on strengthening the institutional capacity in the combat against human trafficking”. Furthermore, within the scope of the “project on promotion of access to justice by victims of human trafficking and supporting the efforts of Turkey in combating against human trafficking” there are also activities on prevention of human trafficking and awareness raising. In addition to these projects, “national task force” also carries out activities on prevention of human trafficking and awareness raising. On the other hand, 157 helpline for the victims of human trafficking can be listed among these preventive measures. Finally, the efforts are ongoing on the “draft of law on prevention of human trafficking and protection of the victims of human trafficking”.
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    26. If the victim has been identified to need mental treatment or supervision by a doctor’s report what will be the implementation?
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      If the victim has been identified to be in need of mental treatment or supervision by a doctor’s report then he/she will be referred to Mental and Neurological Diseases Hospital for treatment in accordance with general provisions.
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