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

    Turkish Residence Permit New Rules, Renewal and Benefit 

    Turkish Residence Permit New Rules, Renewal and Benefit
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    Revised Jun 2018 – Resource, Turkey iResidence
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    UPDATES OF TURKISH RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR FOREIGNERS IN TURKEY
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    Over a year period till 2018, more than 900,000 (e-Randevu) residence permit appointments have been conducted at Directorate General of Migration Management Offices 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 recently has issued a ‘quota’ on the number of  (short term) Touristic residence permits, that will be issued or renewed out of Istanbul Migration Management each year.
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    ATTENTION: For all other 81 provinces in Turkey residence permit applications are being processed at government Directorate General of Migration Management Offices, within regular pace.
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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 shall 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 reminds once again to non-Turkish nationals and representative 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 input with no valid health insurance certificate is reason for direct application cancellation 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 input declared as not working and no income or savings account, is reason for direct application rejection. In the circumstance where you are unemployed, you should demonstrate by document on how you plan to survive in Turkey by sufficient bank account deposit. 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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    FOR ISTANBUL APPLICATIONS:
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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 sponsorship letter for accommodation from the Notary is no longer accepted. Affected area: applications from Istanbul province only
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    Some Turkish banks are no longer opening new savings account to foreigners only in Istanbul with tax number + passport, but also request valid Residence permit ID Card. Affected area: applications from Istanbul province only.
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    ! DOCUMENT PROCEDURE FOR FOREIGNERS REQUESTING RESIDENCE PERMIT IN TURKEY
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    The immigration system in Turkey is simple, compared to other European Union countries. Residence permit application and appointment + your supporting documents should clearly demonstrate your purpose of stay.
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    1. Medical insurance coverage for hospital costs during any illness or accident.
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    2. Rental contract means that you have an apartment or home to stay in and not will not be sleeping in a park, on the beach or on the streets.
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    3. Bank statement is to prove that you will be able to support yourself during your stay in Turkey. (equal amount to the Turkish monthly minimum wage index)
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    4. The visa helps determine your purpose of stay in Turkey and the residence permit type you are eligible to obtain,
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    • if you enter Turkey with Touristic Visa ? then you can apply only for Touristic residence permit
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    • if Business Visa then Business Residence Permit,
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    • if Student Visa then Student Residence Permit,  (students may work after 1 year stay)
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    • if came with Touristic and married to Turkish spouse then Family Residence Permit,
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    • if you entered with Sports, Festival, Conference, Transit Visa, you should come back soon again with different purpose visa.
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    TURKISH HEALTH INSURANCE PROVIDERS IN TURKEY accepted for Residence Permit applications: Acıbadem Sağlık ve Hayat Sigorta, Aksigorta, Allianz Sigorta, Anadolu Sigorta, Aviva, Axa, Ergo, Groupama, Güneş, Mapfre Genel Sigorta, Zurich Sigorta and Unico.
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    FIRST TIME APPLICATIONS FOR OTHER PROVINCES:

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    You have entered Turkey or soon will with Touristic visa, you (or representative) may lodge the Residence permit application in the government migration online system before you enter Turkey to arrive only to fixed appointment date, or after you enter in Turkey depending on your time and budget.
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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? What is the next step after giving the supporting documents at the Migration office appointment? Can we continue to stay in Turkey or should we go back to our country?
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    Answer: Any 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 residence permit duration starts after you attend the appointment date with complete documents for final completion.
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    The Turkish residence permit cycle,
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    • you enter Turkey with a valid passport or travel documents and valid visa,
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    • your extra stay is extended even if your visa expires, till you attend the appointment date,
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    • your extra stay in Turkey is extended 90 more days, at the appointment,
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    • your stay continues up to 1 year till residence permit expire date,
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    • your stay continues 2 years more with renewal application, no appointment, and new ID Card is posted by mail,
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    • your stay continues 5 years total with residence permit, and if lived in your own property in Turkey, you are entitled to transfer direct to Turkish citizenship. 
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    • your stay continues up to 8 years with short term residence permit (with apartment rental contract) and next may transfer to Long term residence permit in Turkey that is issued indefinite + lifetime work permit (no citizenship).
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    • All foreigners who complete 5 years work permit in Turkey also earn the right to obtain Turkish citizenship.

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    Learn more about how to become Turkish citizen without residence permit in Turkey
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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? What are the visa free countries for Touristic residence permit holders?
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    Answer: Both visa types are accepted to convert, to a residence permit. However the Business Residence Permit differs by providing 1 extra document, the Business contract or Invitation letter to demonstrate to the Turkish government your business purpose. A condition for example is, you and the Turkish company are both travel Agents, and will work together for more than 3 months in Turkey. Any Residence permit is permission to live only in Turkey.
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    APPLICATIONS LODGED IN ANTALYA PROVINCE: for short term 1 year Residence permit application (Touristic type) 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 representative) during application input,

    • Passport copy valid 1 year + 60 days
    • Turkısh health insurance valid 1 year
    • Turkish home address / rental contact valid 1 year

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    NEXT to present the following supporting documents in ANTALYA at the short appointment,

    • Residence permit application signed
    • Passport original valid 1 year + 60 days
    • Turkısh health insurance valid 1 year original
    • Turkish home address / contact valid 1 year notarized
    • Turkish tax number photocopy
    • Turkish bank account min 6.000 usd deposit photocopy
    • Bioımetric Photo 4 ea
    • Turkish mobile number

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    CONDITION: the province of your Turkish home address is the same province Turkish Directorate General of Migration Management Offices you apply for the Turkish Residence ID CARD. You may continue to travel and work, study, or stay in other provinces, within the boundaries of Turkey

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    THE NEXT STEP AFTER THE APPOINTMENT

    You may continue to stay in Turkey with the soft copy Turkish residence permit document (90 days more) that is granted by the Migration official during attending the appointment. This document is also 15 days Multiple Entry Visa to exit and enter Turkey if you need to, while you wait to receive your new e- ikamet ID Card by post office. 
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    You shall be informed 15 – 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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    FROM 40 MILLION TOURISTS TO TURKEY EVERY YEAR, HALF TRAVEL TO ANTALYA
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    Question: Are Touristic residence permit holders also allowed to get a legal job in Turkey? How does my Turkish employer apply for my work permit, so that i can start?
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    Answer: Foreigner work permits obtained inside Turkey starts by the Turkish employer application to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security after you are hired and have (min 6 month valid) short-term, Touristic residence permit. Means you enter Turkey with your own Touristic Visa and, next get residence permit, then can work in jobs legal. Non-Turkish nationals alike Turks may work in Turkey 5.000 days and earn retirement, with lifetime government medical insurance and monthly pension deposit.
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    Foreigner work permits obtained outside Turkey
     by Turkish Embassy or Consulate, is considered also as residence permit. Means after you have the signed Labor Contract with your Turkish employer, you enter Turkey by Work visa and have ready Work permit + Residence permit on single ID Card.

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    TURKISH RESIDENCE PERMIT COST AND GOVT FEE, ID CARD 
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    Learn more about Turkish residence permit fee tariff for your country that may be paid to the Turkish government after completing your online residence permit application (in advance) or during the appointment date. For renewal application you should pay the fee due in advance online and put the paid receipt in the same envelope of your documents, before you post to Migration office.
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    HOW TO QUERY VALIDITY OR LOST TURKISH RESIDENCE PERMIT ID CARD 
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    To learn more status about an active or cancel, lost and found, or expired ID card you may Call ALO 199 the free government hotline or check the Turkish residence permit ID card validity here at no cost by entering a birth date and ikamet tezkere number.
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    For information about your lodged residence permit application in progress, you may call YIMER 157 the free government hotline.
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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 ant type of 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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    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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  • iResidence 1:29 pm on November 5, 2017 Permalink  

    Turkish Work Permit Application in Turkey, for Work Visa from Pakistan. Travel to Live and Work in Turkey. 

    Turkish Work Permit Application in Turkey, for Work Visa from Pakistan. Travel to Live and Work in Turkey.
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    OVER 189 COUNTRY NATIONALS MAY APPLY
     FOR TURKISH WORK PERMIT, WITH A TURKISH COMPANY LABOR CONTRACT UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT PROCEDURE IN TURKEY. THE TURKISH WORK PERMIT PROCESSING TIME IS 12 – 15 DAYS. 
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    TURKISH WORK PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR PAKISTANI AND INDIAN FOR WORK VISA TRAVEL TO TURKEY

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    NOTICE: BEFORE TURKISH WORK VISA APPLICATIONS LODGED with EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY abroad the EMPLOYEE / LABORER PASSPORT must be valid minimum 6 months + 60 days as the first condition.
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    Only Foreigner Work Permits obtained outside Turkey is also Residence Permit.
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    Learn more about Professions and Duties Prohibited to Foreigner Workers in Turkey.
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    FOREIGNER NATIONALS WORLDWIDE WHO,
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    • DO NOT HAVE TOURISTIC OR BUSINESS VISA
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    • ARE HOLDING FRESH PASSPORT
    • PREVIOUSLY  HAVE BEEN VISA DENIED
    • UNABLE TO FIND TURKISH SPONSOR LETTER
    • DEPORTED FROM TURKEY, ONLY FOR VISA VIOLATION
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    AND WHO; IS HIRED TO WORK AS FOREIGNER EMPLOYEE may enter Turkey on WORK VISA under Turkish Passport Law No. 5682 and Foreigners and International Protection Law No. 6458.
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    TURKISH WORK PERMIT APPLICATION FOR WORK VISA TO TURKEY.
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    STEP 1 – Turkey work permit requirement starts when the Turkish employee hires you to work as foreigner Employee in Turkey. NEXT the Turkish company will prepare your legal documents and sponsorship. Forward your valid Passport copy + Biometric photo + Police character certificate. PRINT AND SIGN LABOR CONTRACT AND SEND BACK TO EMPLOYER
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    STEP 2 – NEXT the WORK VISA APPLICATION FORM is lodged according to immigration law online at https://www.visa.gov.tr to the EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY for processing at ISLAMABAD or KARACHI. PRINT AND SIGN APPLICATION FORM
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    NEXT the Turkish mission abroad shall send you an e-mail 2 days after. .

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    PAKISTANI NATIONALS MUST APPLY DIRECTLY TO GERRY’S VISA OFFICE with below documents + pay for consular fee and transaction.
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    • WORK VISA APPLICATION form fully filled and signed
    • EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT signed + COMPANY DOCUMENTS
    • VALID PASSPORT + data page photocopy. The passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of visa application
    • BIO-METRIC passport photos 2 each (6 cm x 5 cm) with white background color, photos should not be stapled to the form
    • POLICE CHARACTER Certificate
    • ORIGINAL FAMILY REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE (if family travels together).

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    NEXT the Turkish Embassy that you have applied to, shall send you the employee, a reference e-mail 2 days after. EMPLOYEE SENDS WORK VISA REFERENCE NUMBER BACK TO EMPLOYER
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    The Turkish company will follow up your WORK PERMIT APPLICATION to the Turkish Ministry of Labor and Social Security website and conclude for APPROVAL procedure in Turkey.
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    NEXT the Turkish embassy will send the Turkish employer confirmation e-mail in 12 – 15 days. EMPLOYER SENDS WORK PERMIT REFERENCE NUMBER BACK TO EMPLOYEE

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    Proceed to Turkish embassy with Travel health insurance which covers the entire period of travel + Flight reservation / booking with confirmed dates. COLLECT THE WORK VISA TO TURKEY
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    Before you go to the airport departure, it is mandatory for Pakistani (with work visa only) to get the passport stamped from Protectorate of Emigrants in order to leave Pakistan. PROTECTION STAMP one-time fee is 8.000 Pkr and regulated here http://www.beoe.gov.pk/how-to-get-emigrants-protection
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    Each family member or group member are required to obtain different reference number from online visa application system.
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    FOR NON WORKING SPOUSES: Passport Copies of both parents. One Copy of wedding certificate.
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    START TO LIVE AND WORK in beautiful TURKEY.
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    TURKISH WORK PERMIT FEE FOR WORK VISA TO TURKEY.
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    The working permit amounts is paid to Turkish consular missions abroad effective from 01.01.2018, are stated below, as determined by the General Communiqué of the general Communiqué on fees published in the Official Gazette no. 30285 (Mühürer) dated 29 December 2017

    • Temporary work permit fee (up to 1 year) ….. 615,20 TL
    • Temporary work permit fee (over 1 year up-to 2 years) ….. 1.230,40 TL
    • Temporary work permit fee (over 2 years up-to 3 years) ….. 1.845,60 TL
    • Indefinite work permit fee (after 8 years working) ….. 6,152.70 TL
    • Independent work permit fee (for company owner) ….. 6,152.70 TL
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    PAKISTAN, INDIA, BANGLADESH, NEPAL AND SRI LANKA NATIONAL APPLICANTS MAY WORK IN TURKEY
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    Indian Jammu, Kashmir, Rajasthan, Sindh, Balochistān, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, Azad Kashmir, Mumbai, New Delhi, Punjab, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas, and Sutlej, Ahmadpur East, Ahmed Nager Chatha, Ali, Khan Abad, Alipur, Arifwala, Attock, Bhera, Bhalwal, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Bhakkar, Burewala, Chillianwala, Chakwal, Chichawatni, Chiniot, Chishtian, Daska, Darya Khan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Dhaular, Dina, Dinga, Dipalpur, Faisalabad, Fateh, Jang, Ghakhar Mandi, Gojra, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Gujar Khan, Hafizabad,, Haroonabad, Hasilpur, Haveli Lakha, Jalalpur Jattan, Jampuri, Jaranwala, Jhang, Jhelum, Kalabagh, Karor Lal Esan, Kasur, Kamalia, Kāmoke, Khanewal, Khanpur, Kharian, Khushab, Kot Adu, Jauharabad, Lahore, Lalamusai, Layyah, Liaquat Pur, Lodhran, Malakwal, Mamoori, Mailsi, Mandi Bahauddin, Mian Channu, Mianwali, Multan, Murree, Muridke, Mianwali Bangla, Muzaffargarh, Narowal, Okara, Renala,  Khurd,  Pakpattan, Pattoki, Pir Mahal, Qaimpur, Qila Didar Singh, Rabwah, Raiwind, Rajanpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Rawalpindi, Sadiqabad, Safdarabad,  Sahiwal, Sangla Hill, Sarai Alamgir, Sargodha, Shakargarh, Sheikhupura, Sialkot, Sohawa, Soianwala, Siranwali, Talagang, Taxila, Toba Tek Singh, Vehari, Wah Cantonment, Wazirabad.

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

    Turkish Visa: 35 Types for Travel to Turkey 2018 

    Turkish Visa: 35 Types for Travel to Turkey 2018
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    Revised Jun 2018 – Resource, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreigner Affairs, Ankara
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    TURKEY IS THE 6TH MOST TRAVELED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

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    Visa regime for Touristic and Business Purposed visit of a country may differ from Work and Education Purposed visit. Also Turkey’s visa regime may change according to reciprocity principle.
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    While some applicants may be exempt from visa for their touristic or business visit to Turkey, the others can obtain an e-Visa. All other applicants will need to obtain a visa through Turkish Representations in the abroad.
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    TURKISH VISA DURATION FOR FOREIGNERS IN TURKEY
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    VISA TYPES GRANTED BY 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 Northern 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 Northern Cyprus
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    WORK VISA TO TURKEY:

    • Employment Purpose / Special Employment Purpose
    • Assigned Lecturers / Academics
    • Assigned Sportsperson
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    • Assigned Free Zone Workers
    • Assigned Journalists
    • Montage and Repairman 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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    PASSPORT VALIDITY
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    In accordance with the article 7.1b of “the Law on Foreigners and International Protection” no.6458, foreigners wishing to enter Turkey should carry a travel document (passport) with an expiration date at least 60 days beyond the “duration of stay” of their visa, e-Visa, visa exemption, or residence permit.
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    a) Citizens of countries who are allowed to enter Turkey with their national ID’s in accordance with “European Agreement on Regulations governing the Movement of Persons between Member States of the Council of Europe”;
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    2- Belgium
    3- France
    4- Georgia
    5- The Netherlands
    6- Spain
    7- Switzerland
    8- Italy
    9- Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
    10- Liechtenstein
    11- Luxembourg
    12- Malta
    13- Portugal
    14- Greece
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    2. Belgium – Passports expired within the last 5 years.
    3. France – Passports expired within the last 5 years.
    4. Spain – Passports expired within the last 5 years.
    5. Switzerland – Passports expired within the last 5 years.
    6. Luxembourg – Passports expired within the last 5 years.
    7. Portugal – Passports expired within the last 5 years.
    8. Bulgaria – Valid ordinary passport
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    VISA FOR TURKEY GENERAL INFORMATION
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    • Visitors who are not exempt from entry visa must obtain their visas or schedule an appointment with the Turkish Consular offices via Pre-Application System for Turkish Sticker Visa (http://www.visa.gov.tr). The applicants who meet the requirements will be directed by the Pre-Application System for Turkish Sticker Visa to the e-Visa system (http://www.evisa.gov.tr) In those countries where Turkey does not have a consular representation can also use online scheduling for appointments with the nearest accredited consular office of Turkey.
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    • In order to avoid inconveniences that may be caused by delays in processing, it is recommended to apply for visas at least one month in advance before the planned travel.
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    • The visas submitted to foreigners do not guarantee absolute rights of entry to Turkey.
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    • Visa fees are not refundable in cases where applications are rejected.
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    • All applicants are required to have a medical insurance that will be valid during their stay in Turkey.
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    • The length of stay provided by visa or visa exemption cannot exceed 90 days within each 180 days. The regulation of 90 days of stay within the last 180 days is binding for all foreigners that will travel to Turkey.
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    • It is not possible for foreigners holding two passports to stay in Turkey for 90 days each with their two different passports within the last 180 days.
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    • In all types of visa applications, Turkish consular offices may issue visas with a maximum duration of stay of 90 days. The foreigners who wish to stay longer than 90 days in Turkey, should apply for “Short Term Residence Permit” at the Provincial Directorate of Migration Administration in order to extend their residence.
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    • The residence permit of the foreigners will be cancelled if they stay outside Turkey for longer than 120 days in total during the last year.
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    • For United Nations (UN) Travel Document (Laissez-Passer) holders who have blue UN travel documents, visa exemption with 90 days length of stay within the preceding 180 days may apply during their official visit to Turkey if they can certify their official assignment. Red UN Travel Document holders, shall be exempt from entry visa and may stay in Turkey 90 days within the preceding 180 days regardless of their purpose of visit. General visa provisions shall apply for Blue UN travel document holders subject to regulations specified according to their country of origin.
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    • Visa applications for travels except for touristic or trade purposes (work or study etc.) will need to obtain visa through Turkish Representations in the abroad.
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    • Regardless of the visa regime applied towards the citizens of a country, the travel document holders of that country need to obtain visa from Turkish missions beforehand.
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    • Any applicant under the age of 18 must submit official written approvals from both parents. For those applicants who certify that their parents are officially divorced and prove the parent holding their custody as well as for those with one parent deceased, visas may be issued in accordance with their purpose of visit.
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    • The authorization of processing the residence permit applications submitted by the following persons who enter Turkey availing visa-free regime and without requirement of obtainment of Student Visas lays with Local Immigration Offices (Provincial Directorates of Migration): Foreigners who arrive in Turkey upon invitations by universities under Turkish Higher Education Board to study at the associate, undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, Ph. D levels pursuant to international student exchange programs, cultural programs as well as under EU Education and Youth Programs.
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    • For foreigners wishing to enter Turkey via naval ports with touristic purposes, visa-free entry permits may be issued by the local governorates. These permits shall have a maximum 72 hours duration of stay and will be only valid for sightseeing purposes in the vicinity of naval ports where they entered the country. This practice, as it intends to facilitate entry for those visitors subject to visa, does not entitle visitors to visa. Passports of these visitors are not retained by the border authorities; however, visitors are given “Harbor City Entry Permit” which is required to be returned to the authorities upon their exits.
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    • Any piece of data submitted here may be processed and stored in database accessible to the relevant Turkish authorities in accordance with their respective mandates.
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    Tourist Visa
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    If an invitation letter is submitted for a Touristic Visa application, it must include the inviting person’s TR Identity Number, clear identity, the list of invitees, permanent address, contact number, length and purpose of stay and the affinity with the applicant must be stated in the letter. If the inviting side is an organization or a company, tax registration certificate of the organization will be required. In the invitation letter it is also required for the inviting person/authority to pledge for covering victuals and accommodation expenses and for taking their own responsibility. The applicant is required to have sufficient and/or regular remunerations.
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    Working Visa:
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    • Foreigners lay their applications for work permit through our consular offices in the country of their residence or nationality.
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    • To work in Turkey, you must apply to the nearest Turkish mission to obtain work permit and visa. Your passport, visa application form and a letter from your employer are the necessary documents for your application. Other documents should be submitted to the Turkish Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MLSS) by your employer within ten working days after your application.
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    • 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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    • You may find the list of those documents in the MLSS’s website http://www.csgb.gov.tr. Applications are finalized by the MLSS within thirty days at the latest. Right after your arrival in Turkey (before starting to work), you should be registered at the local police department within one month to obtain the necessary residence permit.
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    • 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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    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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    • 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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    (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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    a) The persons exempted from work visa under the bilateral or multilateral agreements to which Turkey is a signatory party,
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    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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    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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    ç) 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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    d) 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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    e) 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 verifying their state via the documents that they will submit,
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    f) 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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    g) Persons visiting Turkey under the programs of the Center for European Union Education and Youth Programs (National Agency),
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    ğ) The foreigners to go on a training under the framework of international trainee programs sanctioned by the Higher Education Board, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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    h) 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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    i) 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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    j) Foreign experts employed in the projects that are conducted within the scope of Turkey-European Union Financial Cooperation Programs are not in need of obtaining a work visa during their term of office.
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    • 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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    • 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 maximum 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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    Tour Operator Representative Visa
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    • The foreign representatives of tour operators, are exempted from obtaining a work visa for their duties for up to eight months. The applications of the foreigners asking for a residence permit from Provincial Directorate of Migration as the representatives of tour operators are processed under rules regulating touristic visits.

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    Transportation Visa
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    • The foreigners applying for visa for transportation may be given a multiple entry visa valid for one year in case they submit the required documents.
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    • Visa regime for truck drivers of a country may differ from the overall visa regime effective for citizens of that particular country. For further information, please contact the nearest Turkish mission.

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    The Personnel Assigned for Foreign Religious Foundations
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    • The personnel employed officially in foreign religious foundations in Turkey – Work permits of the foreigners employed in religious foundations are under the framework of exceptional condition. Applications of permission are made via our Ministry and residence permits are issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs so that they can work in our country.

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    Archaeological Excavation, Exploration, Documentary Purpose Visas
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    • Foreigners who will shoot a documentary film conduct a research or an archeological excavation should get a special permission from the Turkish authorities in advance.
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    • It is necessary that the one should enter Turkey by obtaining a relevant visa via our foreign representatives for excavation and research.
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    • The foreigners to come to our country for the purpose of movie and documentary shooting should obtain a permit document from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Directorate General of Cinema and the provincial Governorate.
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    • One can directly apply to the related institutions for scientific researches, sound track recording, filming documentaries and movies, photo shooting to be carried out on archeological, historical, geological, sociological and natural issues in Turkey, on land, in the air, at sea, at river and at lake. Applications on surface explorations to be made on the land registry cadaster records with archaeological excavations and underwater archaeological researches apart from these are made to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via the applicant’s own diplomatic mission in Turkey and to the Ministry via Turkish foreign representatives abroad on the other hand.

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  • iResidence 10:20 pm on November 25, 2017 Permalink  

    Turkish Work Visa to Turkey, Documents Required 2018 

    Turkish Work Visa to Turkey, Documents Required 2018
    5 (100%) 659 votes

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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,
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    Labor Contract (we provide)
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    ETHIOPIA must apply for WORK VISA from Addis Ababa, with
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  • iResidence 12:34 pm on October 13, 2017 Permalink  

    Turkish Deport Regulation and Visa Overstay Fines 2018 

    Turkish Deport Regulation and Visa Overstay Fines 2018
    5 (99.94%) 312 votes

    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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    • Foreigners who are in violation of the visa in Turkey (illegally) are curious about what is the fine they will pay when they leave Turkey.
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    • The fine resulting from the breach of a visa varies depending on how long the visa has been violated, the country of the person and whether you have previously obtained a work permit or residence permit in Turkey.
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    Foreigners who are in breach of visa can go to the visa violation offices at the border gates a few days before they leave Turkey and learn the fine they have to pay.
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    2017 STATISTICS ON ENTRY BAN, DEPORT AND VISA OVERSTAY IN TURKEY
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    DEFINITION OF LEGAL TERMS
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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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    Foreigner means a non-Turkish person who does not have citizenship bond with the Republic of Turkey.
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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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    TURKISH VISA CODES WITH BAN PERIOD AND FINE
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    PERSONS SUBJECT TO REMOVAL DECISION
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    In case one or some of the situation stated in Article 54 of the Law occurred, the governorate must issue removal decision without prejudice to the provisions of Article 55 of the Law.
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    A removal decision shall be issued in respect of those foreigners who are listed below and who are within the scope of paragraph one of Article 54 of the Law on Foreigners and International Protection.
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    1. Foreigners who are deemed to be removed pursuant to Article 59 of the Turkish Penal Code № 5237 (a. 54/1-a)
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    2. Foreigners who are leaders, members or supporters of a terrorist organization or a benefit oriented criminal organization (a. 54/1-b)
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    3. Foreigners who submit untrue information and false documents during the entry, visa and residence permit actions (a.54/1-c)
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    4. Foreigners who made their living from illegitimate means during their stay in Turkey (a.54/1-ç)
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    5. Foreigners who pose a public order or public security or public health threat (a.54/1-d)
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    6. Foreigners who has overstayed their visa or the visa exemption period for more than ten days or, whose visas are cancelled (a.54/1-e)
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    7. Foreigners whose residence permits are cancelled (a.54/1-f)
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    8. Foreigners who overstayed the expiry date of the duration of their residence permit for more ten days without an acceptable reason (a.54/1-g)
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    9. Foreigners who are determined to be working without a work permit (a.54/1-ğ)
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    10. Foreigners who breach the terms and conditions for legal entry into or exit from Turkey (a.54/1-h)
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    11. Foreigners who are determined to have entered into Turkey despite an entry ban to Turkey (a.54/1-ı)
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    12. Foreigners whose international protection claim has been refused; are excluded from international protection; application is considered inadmissible; has withdrawn the application or the application is considered withdrawn; international protection status has ended or has been cancelled, provided that pursuant to the other provisions set out in this Law they no longer have the right of stay in Turkey after the final decision (a.54/1-i)
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    13. Foreigners who fail to leave Turkey within ten days in cases where their residence permit renewal application has been refused (a.54/1-j)
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    14. Foreigners who are applicants or international protection beneficiaries solely when there are serious reasons to believe that they pose a threat to national security of the Turkey (a. 54/2)
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    15. Foreigners who are applicants or international protection beneficiaries solely if they have been convicted upon a final decision for an offence constituting a public order threat. ((a. 54/2)

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    Removal decision shall not be issued in respect of those foreigners listed below regardless of whether they are within the scope of Article 54:
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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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    2. who would face risk due to serious health condition, age or, pregnancy in case of travel (a.55/1-b)
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    3. who would not be able to receive treatment in the country to which they shall be returned while undergoing treatment for a life threatening health condition (a.55/1-c)
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    4. victims of human trafficking, supported by the victim’s assistance programme (a.55/1-ç)
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    5. victims of serious psychological, physical or sexual violence, until their treatment is completed (a.55/1-d)
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    The assessment regarding whether the foreigners are within the scope of Article 55 or not shall be carried out for each foreigner. In order to stay in Turkey, those foreigners may be granted humanitarian residence permit pursuant to Article 46 of the Law on Foreigners and International Protection and those foreigners may be asked to reside at a given address and report to authorities in form and periods as requested.
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    In cases where they lose their status, removal decision shall be issued in respect of the foreigner.
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    APPEAL AGAINST REMOVAL DECISION IN TURKEY
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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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    TURKISH APPEAL TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE COURT AND ITS FEATURES
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    Foreigner, legal representative or lawyer may appeal against the removal decision to the administrative court within fifteen days as of the date of notification.
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    The person who has appealed against the decision to the court shall also inform the authority that has ordered the removal regarding the appeal.
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    Such appeals shall be decided upon within fifteen days.
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    The decision of the court on the appeal shall be final.
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    Without prejudice to the foreigner’s consent, the foreigner shall not be removed during the judicial appeal period or until after the finalization of the appeal proceedings. In other words, in cases where the removal decision shall be subject to judicial appeal, the request for the suspension of execution shall not be also required. Because, the application shall suspend the procedure ex officio.
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    As the right to  individual application is granted to everyone pursuant to the Constitution, the foreigners for whom a removal decision has been issued shall appeal against the decision to the Constitutional Court pursuant to the decision of administrative court.
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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.

    Foreigners subject to administrative decision shall be held in removal centers.
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    The duration of administrative detention in removal centers shall not exceed six months. However, in cases where the removal cannot be completed due to the foreigner’s failure of cooperation or providing correct information or documents about their country [of origin], this period may be extended for a maximum of six additional months.
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    The need to continue the administrative detention shall be regularly reviewed monthly by the governorates. When consider it necessary, thirty-day waiting period shall not be applied.
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    Those foreigners where administrative detention is no longer considered necessary shall immediately be reported to the Ministry. Administrative detention decision for the foreigner shall be revoked provided that the Ministry considers it appropriate and the foreigner shall be issued a Leave Permit. These persons may be asked to reside at a given address and report to authorities in form and periods as requested.
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    APPEAL AGAINST ADMINISTRATIVE DETENSION DECISION TURKIYE
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    The administrative detention decision, the extension of the administrative detention period and the results of the monthly regular reviews together with its reasons shall be notified to the foreigner or, to his/her legal representative or lawyer. If the person subject to administrative detention is not represented by a lawyer, the person or his/her legal representative shall be informed about the consequence of the decision, procedure and time limits for appeal.
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    APPEAL TO THE TURKISH JUDGE OF THE CRIMINAL COURT OF PEACE, REPUBLIC OF  TURKEY
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    The person placed under administrative detention or his/her legal representative or lawyer may appeal against the detention decision to the Judge of the Criminal Court of Peace.
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    Such an appeal shall not suspend the administrative detention.
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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 Judge of the Criminal Court of Peace shall finalize the assessment within five days.
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    The decision of the Judge of the Criminal Court of Peace shall be final.
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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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    Those who appeal against an administrative detention action but do not have the means to pay the attorney’s fee shall be provided legal counsel upon demand, pursuant to the Legal Practitioner’s Law № 1136 of 19/03/1969.
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    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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    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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    The limitation to be imposed for the situation in which the foreigner cannot cover the costs shall be considered as the reason of limitation by its nature. In case another ban has not issued to the foreigner, the restriction shall be removed provided that s/he covers the costs and the foreigner shall be allowed to enter into the country.
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    The paragraph 3 of the Article 21 of the Law No 4817 on the liabilities of the employers or employer representatives who employ the foreigner without work permit regarding the removal process of the foreigner shall stipulate that “An administrative penalty of five thousand Turkish liras shall be given to the employer or employer representatives for each foreigners that does not have working permission. In this case, the employer or representative of employer is obliged to cover the accommodation expenses of the foreigner and his/her spouses and children, if any, the expenditures required for them to return to their countries and health expenses when required.” The process shall be established within the framework of this regulation.
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  • iResidence 11:38 am on July 11, 2017 Permalink  

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

    61 Questions Answers About Foreigner International Protection Law No. 6458 Turkey
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    Revised Jan 2018 – Resource, Directorate General of Migration Management Turkey
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    1. Where do you apply for international protection?
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      Application for international protection will be done to governorates in person by individuals.
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    2. How do you make an international protection application?
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      Except for the illiterate applicants, the declaration of the applicant including information on international protection application will be taken in the language which the applicant can express oneself. The declaration of the applicant will be handwritten and signed by applicant and governorates will have the applications translated.
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    3. Are the documents submitted during the international protection application returned to the applicant?
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      Copies of information and documents deemed as necessary can be taken by abiding the confidentiality, the originals of entire documents including the passports will be returned to the applicant.
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    4. Can the legal representative or attorney of an individual apply for international protection on behalf of that person?
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      International protection applications cannot be done through the attorney or legal representative of an individual.
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    5. Can the international protection applicant apply on behalf of the family members?
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      Applicant can make an application on behalf of the family members traveling with the applicant based on the same justification. Approval of adult members of the family will be taken.
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    6. What are the benefits affiliated to “Application Registry Document” issued to international protection applicants?
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      The document will enable the applicant to reside in the designated province without obtaining one of the residence permit types and to access to education, health and social services provided to applicants.
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    7. What are the rights of an individual who has an “International Protection Applicant ID”?
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      Such ID will ensure the right to stay in Turkey and access to education, health and social services provided to applicants without obtaining one of the residence permit types.
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    8. Who will have “International Protection Status ID”?
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      Individuals, who have the refugee, conditional refugee and subsidiary protection status, will be entitled to such an ID.
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    9. How long will it take to finalize the application of international protection?
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      The application will be finalized within six months following the date of registry. In case of failure to decide in this period the applicant will be notified.
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    10. Can the applicants with accelerated evaluation reside in the province, which they made the application?
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      The General Directorate may allow them to stay in the province of application but these applicants can also be referred to other provinces.
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    11. In how many days should the international protection applicant go to the designated province?
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      The applicant must go to the designated province in fifteen days.
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    12. Is it possible to have an independent evaluation for one of the family members in the course of application?
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      If in the course of application it has been observed that one of the family members should be subject to independent evaluation then the application of that individual can be accepted separately.
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    13. How will the registry date be notified to international protection applicants?
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      After the international protection application has been received, the date identified for registration will be notified to the relevant individual and “Personal Interview Appointment Document” will be given.
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    14. Under which circumstances can the international protection applicants be taken under administrative detention?
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      a) If there is a serious suspicion about the accuracy of the identity information
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      b) If entry into the country has been realized without due process of law at the border check points
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      c) If the elements constituting the basis of the application cannot be identified due to failure to implement administrative detention
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      d) If the individual poses a significant threat to public order or public security administrative detention can be implemented.
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    15. Who will render the decision of administrative detention?
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      Decision of administrative detention will be rendered and terminated by the governorates.
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    16. Which authorities will give permission in visiting the individual under administrative detention?
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      If the visit is at the border gate then the highest administrative authority’s permission will be taken. If the visit is to be realized at the reception and accommodation centers as well as removal centers then the permission of the center’s administrator will be required.
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    17. How long the applicant can be kept under administrative detention?
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      Taking applicants under administrative detention is an exceptional situation. Administrative detention period cannot exceed thirty days for the applicants of international protection. Administrative detention will be immediately terminated if the conditions disappear.
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    18. Who can the applicant see during administrative custody period?
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      The applicant can have visitors within the framework of the rules. Permission will be granted for the applicant to meet his/her legal representative, attorney, notary public and representative of UNHCR.
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    19. Is objection possible as a legal remedy for the applicant under administrative detention?
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      The applicant, his/her legal representative or attorney can object to the judge of criminal court of peace against administrative detention.
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    20.  In how many days will the applications of objection against administrative custody be finalized?
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      The judge of criminal court of peace will finalize the review in 5 days.
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    21. How is the identity of international protection applicants detected?
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      If the applicant cannot submit documents about his/her identity then comparison of personal data and data collected from the conducted research will be used to detect the identity of the applicant. Language analysis can also be used as a method to identify the identity of the applicant. If the identity of the applicant cannot be detected after such research then the declaration of the applicant will be taken as basis.
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    22. Is the applicant of international protection obliged to provide personal data?
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      If the applicant objects to provision of personal data, he/she will be accepted to have withdrawn his/her application.
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    23. Which date will be considered in determining the date of initiation of international protection application registry document?
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      The initiation date of the registry document is the date of application for international protection. The termination date of the visa or visa exemption period for those who legally entered the country and the date of illegal entry into country for those who directly came through illegal means will not be taken into account but the date of application will be taken as basis.
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    24. When will the interview with the foreign applicant of international protection be conducted?
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      Within thirty days following the date of registry the interview will be conducted.
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    25. If the first interview with the applicant of international protection cannot be completed when will it be possible to do the second interview?
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      There will be at least ten days between the date of initial uncompleted interview and the date of second interview.
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    26. Is it possible to have an additional interview after the first interview with the international protection applicant?
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      Even if the initial interview has been conducted additional interviews can be conducted in order to obtain additional documents and information.
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    27. Will there be a certain period between the initial interview date and additional interview date?
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      There is no time restriction for the period between the initial interview and additional interview.
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    28. Who can join the interview to be conducted with the international protection applicant?
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      Conducting the interview individually is essential. However, if there is the consent of the individual the family members, upon the written request of the applicant the attorney as an observer, interpreter, psychologist, social worker, child development expert available in accordance with the possibilities, officers from other expertise areas, parents or legal guardians if the children are interviewed can take part in the interviews.
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    29. Is the international protection applicant obliged to pay the interpretation fees if interpreters are used in the interview?
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      In application, registration and interview and other processes deemed necessary by the administration, when the required level of communication cannot be established without the presence of an interpreter then the interpretation service is provided free of charge.
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    30. Who will issue the ID for the applicant of international protection?
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      The identity documents will be issued by the governorates.
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    31. What is the procedure for the delivery of the identity document?
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      The applicant of international protection will get his identity document personally from the governorates.
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    32. How will the international protection applicant or status owner change the province of residence?
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      The request to change the province of residence due to reasons of relatives or health will be evaluated and finalized by the governorates.
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    33. How many days can be allowed for leaving the province for a temporary period of time?
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      The governorates can give a period of up to 15 days for leaving the province temporarily.
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    34. If the international protection applicant or status holder wants to leave the province of residence for more than 15 days what will be the procedure?
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      The requests for more than 15 days leave will be forwarded to the governorate but the decision will be taken by the General Directorate.
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    35. If the international protection applicant or status holder who obtained a shot term permission to got another province wants to extend the permission what will be the procedure?
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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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    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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  • iResidence 10:23 am on July 11, 2017 Permalink  

    26 Questions Answers About Human Trafficking Turkey 

    26 Questions Answers About Human Trafficking 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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      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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    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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      (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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      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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  • iResidence 10:08 am on July 11, 2017 Permalink  

    101 Questions Answers About Turkish Residence, Work Permit and Visa Turkey 

    101 Questions Answers About Turkish Residence, Work Permit and Visa Turkey
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    Revised Jan 2018 – Resource, Directorate General of Migration Management Turkey
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    1. Which documents are required for foreigners to enter into and exit from Turkey through border gates?
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      Foreigners may enter into or exit from Turkey through border gates with a valid passport or with a travel document after a document check. However, as of 1 January 2017, those who do not hold passport or a travel document with a validity of minimum sixty days after the expiry date of the visa, a visa exemption or a residence permit will not guarantee admission into the country.
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    2. What is a comprehensive check? How long does it last and where does it take place?
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      A comprehensive check means an exhaustive check for the conditions of entry into the country. The main purpose of a comprehensive check is to identify the persons who are not allowed to enter into Turkey. In this respect, if a law enforcement officer, who is responsible for the entry procedures, has a suspicion regarding the situation or a foreigner’s documents, the officer may subject the individual to a comprehensive check. Comprehensive checks are not considered as administrative detention procedures but a means of an exhaustive check for especially the documents as well as the conditions of entry into the country. The control procedure is to be completed in four hours or less, and if it exceeds four hours, then the consent of the foreigner is required. The foreigner may return to her/his own country during a comprehensive check or may wait until the conclusion of the procedures. A comprehensive check is conducted at a separate place in vicinity of the passport control point.
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    3. Who are inadmissible passengers?
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      Inadmissible passengers are those who will not be allowed to enter into Turkey as per Article 7 of the Law No. 6458.
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    4. Am I obliged to obtain a visa to enter into Turkey?
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      Provided that the provisions of visa exemption are reserved, the foreigners who wish to stay in Turkey up to ninety days are required to obtain a visa in accordance with their purposes of visit from the consulates in the countries of which they are citizens or where they reside legally.
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    5. How much is the tourist visa fee for Turkey?
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      You can find more information about visa fees in the link: online e-visa fees.
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    6. Where should a foreigner wishing to travel to Turkey lodge a visa application?
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      Visa applications must be made at the consulates in the countries, of which the foreigner is a citizen or where the foreigner legally resides.
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    7. How long does it take to conclude the visa application and how many days before the travel date should the visa application be made?
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      The applications lodged at the consulates are concluded latest within ninety days of receipt of the request. E-visas are sent to the foreigner’s e-mail address 24 hours after the application. (For the applications made at the consulates) a visa application should be made at least thirty days before the planned travel date considering possible delays in visa issuance procedures.
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    8. Under which circumstances is the visa cancelled?
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      A visa will be cancelled by the issuing authorities or the governorates in cases when/where:
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      a) it is determined that the visa is subject to forgery,
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      b) there is erasure, scraping or alteration detected on the visa,
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      c) the visa holder is banned to enter into Turkey,
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      d) there is strong doubt that the foreigner may commit a crime,
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      e) the passport or travel document is false or has expired,
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      f) the visa or the visa exemption is used outside its purpose,
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      g) the circumstances or documents on the grounds of which the visa was issued are determined to be not valid.
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    9. Is it possible for those who stay in Turkey with a visa or through visa exemption and whose visas or visa exemption durations have expired to extend their visa or visa exemption duration without leaving the country?
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      Foreigners may apply to the governorates for a residence permit for longer than ninety days in accordance with their purposes of stay in Turkey.
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    10. Are the foreigners arriving with a visa with special remarks required to receive a residence permit?
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      Except for those arriving within the scope of work permit exemption regulated in Article 55 of the Law No. 4817 on Implementation of Foreigners’ Work Permit these foreigners are not required to obtain an additional residence permit if the visa duration is sufficient.
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    11. Is it possible to make an objection if the visa is cancelled or the visa application is rejected?
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      The foreigners whose visa application is rejected or whose visas are cancelled as per Article 16 of the Law will be notified about the procedure. Objection to the rejection of a visa application can be initially made through a written application to the authorities which have rejected the visa. If no positive response is received, it is possible to resort to courts for further objection.
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    12. Should the foreign students wishing to stay in Turkey through Erasmus program pay any visa fees?
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      When the foreign students enter into Turkey through Erasmus program, the visa fees will be applied within the framework of reciprocity principle.
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    13. What are the exceptional situations in which an exemption about visa obligation is granted by the Law on Foreigners and International Protection?
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      a) Entry due to force majeure Foreigners in a carrier, which has been obliged to use Turkish airports and seaports due to force majeure such as air conditions, accidents and technical problems in the carriers, will be granted the permit for entry into Turkey without seeking the condition of visa by the governorates as long as the force majeure continues and it is notified to the Ministry.
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      b) Entry without visa from the seaports with touristic purposes Provided that it is valid for the seaports, the foreigners who have arrived at seaports for the purpose of touristic visits to the port city or nearby cities will be granted the permit for entry without a visa by the governorates, provided that their visit does not exceed seventy-two hours. As a rule, passports of these people will not be taken during their entry into the country.
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      However, the passports of those who are evaluated, as possibly being subject of irregular migration in our country by the officials who are responsible from the entry and exit checks at the seaports will be taken to be given back at their exit from the country and a “Port City Permit Certificate” will be issued for them. These foreigners will exit only from the port they have entered into. Otherwise, the foreigner will have to pay a transit visa fee. Entry visa fee will be also charged to those who have exceeded the duration of seventy-two hours.
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    14. What is the purpose of the “ninety days within a hundred and eighty days” rule?
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      By issuing a residence permit for the foreigners who will stay in Turkey for more than the maximum allowed visa period or visa exemption period, it is aimed to ensure that the visas or visa exemptions, which are mostly issued for touristic purposes, are not used for unintended purposes. In this regard, if the foreigners, who have completed their 90 days in a 180 day-period, want to stay in our country for more than the issued duration, then they are required to apply for one of the residence permit types, of which they meet the conditions, and to obtain a residence permit.
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    15. What are the exceptions to the rule of “ninety days within a hundred and eighty days” for stays with a visa?
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      As the rule of ‘ninety days within a hundred and eighty days’ is for the foreigners subject to the visa requirement, the foreigners identified below are out of the scope of this rule:
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      a) Those having a valid residence permit or work permit
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      b) Those having ceased to be a citizen of Turkey by receiving permission (those having blue card)
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      c) Those being exempt from the residence permit through the bilateral or multilateral agreements, which Republic of Turkey is a party to, (like NATO force elements)
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      d) Members of the diplomatic and consular mis¬sions in Turkey and family members of diplomatic and consular officers, provided that the exception is limited to their spouses and children, whom they are responsible for taking care of, and also provided that they are notified to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (these people will have documents showing their statuses)
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      e) Those working in the Turkish liaison offices of international organizations and whose status is defined by agreements (those people have a document showing their statuses)
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      f) Those having a “stateless person identity card”
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      g) Those having “the registration document for international protection application”
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      h) Those having “the identity card of international protection applicant”
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      i) Those having “the identity card of international protection status holder”
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    16. Is it possible to give temporary flexibility about the rule of “ninety days within a hundred and eighty days” as the residence permit applications cannot be completely received by the consulates yet?
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      Foreigners arriving at our border gates after completing the stay duration of 90 days within 180 days in Turkey may be allowed to enter into the country if there is not any other obstacle to the entry and if they pledge to apply to the Foreigners Department in the province where they will stay within ten (10) days to obtain a residence permit as of the date of entry. In this respect, the entry procedures will be initiated within the scope of the general provisions for the foreigners who accept the conditions stated in the standard form handed to them.
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    17. What happens if the foreigners who have completed the stay duration of “ninety days within a hundred and eighty days” do not apply for the residence permit within ten (10) days as of the date of entry?
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      Those who do not apply for a residence permit within ten days will be regarded as having committed a residence permit violation as of the entry date.
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    18. Will any punitive action be taken against those who exceed the durations of visa, visa exemption, work permit or residence permit for more than ten days?
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      An entry ban order will not be issued against the foreigners who exceed the duration of visa, visa exemption or residence permit for more than ten days and arrive at the border gates to exit before a removal decision is taken against them. However, the foreigners who violate the mentioned durations of visa, visa exemption, work permit or residence permit will pay a fine.
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    19. What is e-visa?
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      E-visa replaces visas with the “seal” or “stamp” previously given at the border gates. The applicants can receive their visas electronically by entering the required information through the address of http://www.evisa.gov.tr and make the payment through credit cards. When the application is successfully completed, the e-visa will be sent to the e-mail of the applicant and the applicants are required to show their e-visa printout to the airlines and the customs authorities and to keep their e-visa printouts until the end of their travel. Please visit http://www.mfa.gov.tr for detailed information.
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    20. How is a decision taken for the foreigners who have come through the e-visa but do not travel by Turkish Airlines?
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      Limited with the tourism season (May, June, July, August, September), to the citizens of 49 countries stated in the visa regime table who have arrived with e-visa on a carrier other than Turkish Airlines will be given the entry permit in line with general visa provisions and general rules about the entry into the country if they hold a valid visa or a residence permit of Schengen countries or one of the OECD countries.
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    21. What are the conditions for the visa given at border gates?
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      a) To have a passport or a travel document which is valid for at least sixty days beyond the requested visa duration, (This provision will be applied as of 01/01/2017.)
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      b) Not to carry any diseases that are described as a threat against the public health, defined in the Health Regulation of the World Health Organization and have an epidemic potential,
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      c) To have a valid health insurance to cover the period of stay of the foreigner in Turkey,
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      d) To have sufficient and regular financial resources during their stay,
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      e) To show justifiable grounds for the purpose of entry into Turkey, transit through Turkey or stay in Turkey,
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      f) Those who do not pay their debts and fines stemming from visa violation, violation of previous residence permit or other laws will not be issued a visa
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    22. Did visa issuance at border gates (Stamp Visa) end on 11 April 2014?
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      As per the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, it was foreseen to end the seal/stamp visa issuance at our border gates as of 11 April 2017. Notwithstanding, the current practice will continue during the transition period including the tourism season of 2017.
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    23. What is the “Port City Permit Certificate” and who can obtain it?
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      To be valid only at seaports, among those foreigners who have come by vessel to travel around the port city or the neighboring cities with touristic purposes and are given the permit of entry without visa by the governorates with the condition that it will not last for more than 72 hours, passports of the foreigners, who are considered to have the possibility to be subject to irregular migration in our country, will be taken by the officials responsible for entry and exit checks at the port, to be given back on their exit and “Port City Permit Certificate” will be issued for them.
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    24. Who makes the decision for an entry ban order in Turkey?
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      Directorate General of Migration Management or the governorates.
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    25. What is the duration of an entry ban?
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      Maximum duration of an entry ban to Turkey is five years. However, if a serious threat occurs against the public order and public security, this duration may be extended by maximum ten years by the Directorate General of Migration Management.
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    26. How can I find out whether I am subject to an entry ban?
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      It will be notified to the foreigners when they go to the consulates for application or when they arrive at the border gates to enter into the country.
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    27. Who are exempt from the residence permit?
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      Foreigners who are exempt from the residence permit are as follows:
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      a) Those staying in Turkey with¬in the period of the visa or the visa exemption,
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      c) Those having a “registration document” for international protection application,
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      d) Those being exempt from the residence permit through the bilateral or multilateral agreements of which Republic of Turkey is a party to. (If they will continue to stay in Turkey after their assignment in Turkey is over, within ten days at the latest they are obliged to apply to the relevant governorate in the province they will reside to receive any type of residence permit.)
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      e) Members of the diplomatic and consular missions in Turkey and family members of diplomatic and consular officers, provided that they are limited with their spouses and children, whom they are responsible for taking care of, and also provided that they are notified to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (If they will continue to stay in Turkey after their assignment in Turkey is over, they are obliged to apply to the governorate in the province they will reside within ten days at the latest to receive any type of residence permit.)
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      f) Those working in Turkey offices of international organizations and whose statuses are defined through the agreements (If they will continue to stay in Turkey after their assignment in Turkey is over, they are obliged to apply to the governorate in the province they will reside within ten days at the latest to receive any type of residence permit.)
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      g) Those having an “identity card for international protection applicant”
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      h) Those having an “identity card for the international protection status holder”
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      i) Those having a “stateless person identity card” j) Those having a valid work permit.
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    28. Do the foreigners have to apply for the residence permit in person?
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      Residence permit applications can be made by the foreigner in person or by her/his legal representative or attorney. The authority which receives the application may request the presence of the foreigner during application.
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    29. Where to apply for a residence permit?
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      As of 11 April 2014, the residence permit applications are required to be made at the consulates. However, since the transition period is not over yet, applications by the foreigners who arrive in Turkey with a visa or visa exemption before applying for residence permit will continue to be received by the governorates until 31 December 2014.
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    30. What are the documents required to be submitted for a residence permit application?
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      A passport or a travel document which is valid for 60 days beyond the duration of the requested residence permit duration and the documents supporting the purpose of stay according to the type of the requested residence permit is required to be submitted during residence permit application. Detailed information can be found in the residence permit section of Law No. 6458.
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    31. How long does it take for a residence permit application to be concluded?
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      It depends on whether there is a backlog of applications at the governorates.
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    32. How does the process continue if there are missing documents in the residence permit application?
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      Missing documents and information or the supplementary documents and information to be needed during the application will be notified to the foreigner and she/he will be requested to submit these within 15 days. Otherwise, the application will not be evaluated and be cancelled. The date when the requested information and documents are submitted to the governorates in full will be regarded as the date when the residence permit application is put into process.
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    33. How are the residence permit documents issued?
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      Residence permits will be issued separately for every foreigner depending on the purpose of stay, in any case for a period of sixty days shorter than the validity period of the passport or the travel document. Each individual must obtain a separate document.
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    34. Is it possible to extend the duration of the expired residence permit?
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      Yes. To extend the duration of residence permit, the foreigner must apply to the governorate from 60 days before expiration of the residence permit and in any case before the residence permit expires. A new residence permit document will be issued each time when a residence permit is extended.
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    35. Where can one apply for an extension of the residence permit?
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      Including the residence permits issued before 11 April 2017, the governorates receive and conclude foreigners’ residence permit renewal (extension) applications.
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    36. When can one file an application for extending the residence permit?
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      The applications for extending the residence permit begin from 60 days before the expiration of residence permit and in any case it should be made before the residence permit expires.
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    37. What is the case for those who have not made a renewal application after the residence permit has expired?
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      An application made by a foreigner who has not made an application for extending the residence permit although her/his residence permit has expired and has an “acceptable” excuse will be receive and the residence fee for the duration between the end of the residence permit and the application date has to be paid including a fine.
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    38. How does the process continue if a residence permit request filed in Turkey is rejected, cancelled or not renewed?
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      Rejection, cancellation or non-renewal request for a residence permit made within Turkey and notification of these procedures are conducted by the governorates. Such issues as family unity, residence duration situation in the country of origin and best interest of the child are taken into account during these procedures and the decision on residence permit may be postponed. Rejection, cancellation or non-renewal of the residence permit will be notifie to the foreigners, their legal representatives or attorneys. This notification will also include information on how foreigners would effectively exercise their right of appeal against the decision as well as other legal rights and obligations applicable in the process.
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    39. How much is the ID Card fee for the residence permit?
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      Residence permit ID Card fee is 63,00 TRY until the end of 2017.
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    40. How much is the residence fee?
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      Detailed information about residence fees can be found in the above link.
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    41. How will the residence permit documents be distributed?
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      All residence permit documents are published by the Directorate General of Migration Management and sent to the addresses of the foreigners through the General Directorate of Post and Telegraph Organization (PTT).
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    42. Will the residence permits received before 11/4/2017 continues to be valid?
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      Residence permits received before 11/4/2017 will continue to be valid after 11/4/2017 and may be used without need for any additional administrative action until the end of their durations.
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    43. What will be the course of action after 11 April 2017 for the residence applications that were made before that date but not concluded?
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      As the residence permit applications that were made before 11 April 2017 but not concluded as of 11 April 2017 are required to be concluded as per the provisions of Law on Foreigners and International Protection, the applicants will be contacted and requested to renew her/his application.
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    44. Will there be any punitive sanction against the foreigners who has made a residence permit application and gone abroad without waiting for issuance of the permit document?
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      The foreigners, who have applied for a residence permit and left Turkey for a short period of time to return back without waiting for the issuance of the permit documents, may leave the country without paying a fine on the residence fee, provided that it occurs within the residence permit duration they have requested and they submit the fee receipts (except for those who are stated in the document to be exempt from the fee) together with their application documents during exit from the border gates, and may enter into the country without receiving a visa even if they are citizens of a country subject to visa, provided that they return back within fifteen (15) days. (This implementation is valid until 31 December 2017.)
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    45. What should the foreigners do if they wish to continue to stay in Turkey when the basis for the residence permit no longer exists?
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      If a foreigner with a residence permit will continue to stay in Turkey when the basis for the residence permit no longer exists, then they may continue to stay with their existing residence permits or they may apply for a new residence permit at governorates. Such foreigners will be given a document/letter free of charge showing that they made an application for conversion to another residence permit type.
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    46. What is the residence permit application document?
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      It is a document which is given to foreigners free of charge in regard to their first time residence permit applications or for the extension of duration showing that the application has been filed at the foreigners department.
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    47. Can those staying in Turkey with a visa or visa exemption convert to a residence permit?
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      Yes. As it would not be reasonable for them to leave Turkey to apply at the consulate before their visa or visa exemption durations are over, they can apply for a residence permit at the governorates.
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    48. What are some basic facts about the valid health insurance for residence permit applications?
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      1) Private or public health insurance is not required for those who can benefit from the health care services in Turkey within the framework of bilateral social security agreements, provided that they document this situation.
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      2) “Travel health insurance” covering the duration of stay will be requested from the foreigners who request a residence permit in Turkey for less than a year. If the travel health insurance does not cover the whole residence permit duration, the residence permit is given to the foreigner but she/he is notified that the residence permit should be used by extending the insurance duration; otherwise, cancellation of the permit may be possible.
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      3) For the residence permit applications for a year or more; a) Residence permit procedures of those who prove that they have applied to the Social Security Administration to have general health insurance will be concluded without seeking for the valid health insurance condition. However, they should apply to the Social Security Administration after receiving the residence permit and inform the authority, which they have received the residence permit from, after finalizing this insurance. Otherwise, their residence permits will be cancelled. (Valid health insurance is not required for the relatives of these people, whom they are liable for looking after.) b) “Private health insurance for one year” covering the costs of outpatient and inpatient treatments and the costs of medicine and medical equipment is required for those who have not applied to the Social Security Administration. (If the foreigner has foreign private health insurance but this insurance does not cover her/his relatives she/he is liable for looking after, a valid health insurance is not required for her/his relatives.)
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      4) Foreigners who apply for student residence permits are included within the scope of general health insurance if they make a request within 3 months of the first registration date. Thus, the conditions set for a valid health insurance do not apply to these foreigners. However, the foreign students who do not apply within 3 months as of the registration date are required to obtain an annual private health insurance “covering inpatient and outpatient treatments”.
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      5) The condition of any valid health insurance is not required for the foreigners who are being treated or brought to our country to be treated for free in our country within the scope of the agreements, protocols and the relevant legislation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provided that document this situation.
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      6) If the foreigners have a valid health insurance that they obtained in their home countries covering them in Turkey, such insurances are also regarded as valid within the scope of above mentioned rules.
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      7) As of 20 June 2014, statement of compliance with the Law No. 6458 will be sought in the insurance policy. Undersecretary of Treasury has notified the insurance companies about the required standards.
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    49. Who are obliged to register in the address registration system and how is the registration made?
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      Registration in the address registration system will be made at the Civil Registration Offices within twenty working days from their entry into the country for the foreigners who received residence or work permits from the consulates and from the date when the permits are notified to them for those who received residence or work permits within the country.
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    50. Which address should the foreigners who come to our country for yacht tourism and wish to apply for residence permit submit?
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      The ports or marinas where the yachts are anchored are accepted as residence address during residence permit procedures for the foreigners who want to stay in the yacht rather than a residence address such as a house, a hotel or a hostel. Residence permit documents are sent to these addresses.
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    51. Is any visa or residence violation related sanction imposed on the foreigners who are kept under detention, in prison or under administrative detention?
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      Time spent as a prisoner or detainee in prison or under administrative detention in removal centers beyond the expiry date of the residence permit will not be considered as a breach of the time limit of the residence permit. No administrative sanctions will be imposed on such foreigners due to violations of visa or residence permit. Any such person, who does not have one, will be issued a foreigner identity number without the requirement of holding a residence permit.
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    52. What is the course of action in case of a change in the province of residence?
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      The foreigners who change their residence from the province where they received the residence permit to another address in another province are required to file an application for a new residence permit within 20 working days at the latest to reside in the province they have moved to. For this process, if the residence permit type does not change, a new residence permit document is issued but the fee is not paid again for the duration of the relevant fee.
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    53. What will be done if the residence permit information is adjusted or if any changes occur about this information?
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      The foreigners are obliged to make notification within 20 working days if their home addresses, marital status, names or surnames in their passports change. If the residence permit document is lost, stolen or worn; the residence permit document will be issued again. In this case, fee for the residence permit document has to be fully paid and fee for this permit has to be paid in half. Wrong or faulty information in the residence permit document stemming from the administration will be immediately corrected and data entry will be made to issue a new residence permit document.
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    54. Are those having a valid work permit required to receive also a residence permit?
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      No. As the “work permit” and “work permit exemption confirmation document” will be regarded as a residence permit, those having a valid work permit are not required to receive a residence permit additionally. Durations of work permit and work permit exemption confirmation document are added to the total duration in calculation of residence permit durations.
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    55. Who issues the work permit which replaces the residence permit?
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      It may be issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security as well as the public institutions and organizations that are entitled to issue work permits pursuant to their own special legislations.
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    56. Does the holder of work a permit have to pay a residence permit fee?
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      Residence permit fee has to be paid for the duration of the work permit.
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      .
    57. How will the residence permits of the foreigners who are exempt from the work permit be determined?
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      Foreigners who are exempt from work permit and arrive in the country after obtaining a visa from our foreign representative offices that is appropriate for their purpose of visit will not be obliged to obtain a residence permit for stays up to ninety days if their visa durations are sufficient. If they submit documents to prove their situations at the end of this period, they will be given a “short-term residence permit.” Foreigners who have arrived in Turkey without obtaining a visa appropriate for their purposes and stated that they are exempt from work permit and proved their situations with a document obtained from the relevant institutions or organizations, will be given a “short-term residence permit” after paying an entry visa fee regardless of whether they are subject to visa or not.
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    58. A valid work permit can substitute for a residence permit now pursuant to the Law on Foreigners and International Protection. Does this also apply to the foreigners who arrived in Turkey before 11 April 2017 by obtaining a work permit?
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      Those who arrived in Turkey before 11 April 2017 by obtaining a work permit but have not received a residence permit yet can continue to use their work permits after paying the residence permit fee for the duration of the work permit. This procedure is carried out at the governorates.
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    59. How is the continuous residence duration calculated?
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      Any stay outside of Turkey exceeding a total of six months within one year or a total of one year within the last five years for reasons other than compulsory public service, education or health reasons will be considered an interruption of residence. In cases where there is an interruption of residence, the previous residence durations will not be taken into account for a residence permit application or changing to another residence permit. In the calculation of continuous residence permits, half of the duration of student resident permits and the full duration of all other types of residence permits will be taken into account. Durations of work permit and “Work Permit Exemption Confirmation Document” are included in the total duration while calculating the residence permit durations. Residence permits obtained through a fraudulent marriage and cancelled later will not be taken into account in the calculation of total residence durations.
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    60. Is it possible to convert between different types of residence permits?
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      It is possible. Further information can be obtained from governorates.
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    61. Between which types of residence permits can a change take place?
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      If a foreigner who holds a student residence permit can meet the conditions for acquiring a family residence permit, then a family residence permit will be issued for the foreigner and she/he will continue to benefit from the rights granted with the student residence permit as long as she/he continues to meet the conditions for a student residence permit. If a foreigner who holds a family residence permit can meet the conditions for acquiring a student residence permit, then the family residence permit of the foreigner will not be cancelled and the foreigner will continue to benefit from the rights granted with the student residence permit.
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      If a foreigner who holds a work permit can meet the conditions for acquiring a student residence permit, then the work permit will not be cancelled and this person will continue to benefit from the rights granted with the student residence permit before being transferred to the student residence permit. If a foreigner, who holds a residence permit on humanitarian grounds or a residence permit for victims of human trafficking, can meet the conditions for receiving a student residence permit, the foreigner can benefit from the rights granted with the student residence permit before acquiring the student residence permit.
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      As per Article 42 of the Law numbered 6458; refugees, conditional refugees and subsidiary pro-tection beneficiaries as well as persons under tem¬porary protection or humanitarian residence permit holders are not entitled to the right of transfer to a long-term residence permit.
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    62. Is there any time limitation for conversion to another residence permit type?
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      There is not any time limitation for conversion between the residence permits.
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    63. What are the residence permit types defined in the Law on Foreigners and International Protection?
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      a) “Short-Term Residence Permits” which will be issued for a maximum of one year at a time.
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      b) “Family Residence Permits” which will be issued for a maximum of two years at a time.
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      c) “Student Residence Permits” which will be issued in line with the length of study.
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      d) “Long-Term Residence Permits” which will be issued without any time limitation.
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      e) “Humanitarian Residence Permits” which will be issued for a maximum of one year at a time.
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      f) “Residence Permits For Victims of Human Trafficking” which will be issued first for thirty days and may be renewed for up to six months at a time and to exceed three years in total.
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    64. Who are granted a short-term residence permit?
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      A short-term residence permit may be granted to those who:
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      a) arrives to conduct scientific research;
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      b) owns real estate in Turkey;
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      c) wishes to establish a business or commercial connections;
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      d) participates in on-the-job training programs;
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      e) arrives to attend educational or similar programs as part of a student exchange program or agreements to which the Republic of Turkey is a party to;
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      f) wishes to stay for tourism purposes;
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      g) intends to receive medical treatment, provided that they do not have a disease posing a public health threat;
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      h) is required to stay in Turkey pursuant to a request or a decision of judicial or administrative authorities;
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      i) converts from a family residence permit to a short-term residence permit;
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      j) attends a Turkish language course;
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      k) attends an education or a research program, an internship or a course through the agency of a public institution in Turkey;
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      l) files an application within six months upon graduation from a higher education program in Turkey.
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    65. What are the conditions for a short-term residence permit?
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      a) To apply for a short-term residence permit and submit the information and documents regarding the application;
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      b) Not to fall within the scope of the foreigners who will not be allowed to enter into Turkey; 1) Those who do not hold a passport, a travel document, a visa, a residence or a work permit or such documents or permits obtained deceptively or, such false documents or permits; 2) Those whose passport or travel document expires sixty days prior to the expiry date of the visa, visa exemption or the residence permit; 3) Without prejudice to paragraph two of Article 15, foreigners listed in paragraph one of Article 15 even if they are exempted from a visa;
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      c) To live in accommodation conditions which conform to general health and safety standards;
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      d) Upon request, to present criminal record certifi¬cate issued by the competent authorities in their country of citizenship or legal residence;
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      e) To submit information on their address of stay in Turkey.
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    66. What is the appropriate course of action for the residence permits to be granted for the purpose of scientific research?
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      The implementations for the foreigners who will make archaeological excavation and surface survey and the foreigners who are outside this scope who will make direct research, examination, filming and similar activities will continue the same way as before within the framework of existing legislation. Foreigners involved in archaeological excavation and surface survey are required to obtain a visa from our foreign representative offices in accordance with their purposes.
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      Those arriving with such visas may stay up to ninety days without acquiring a residence permit if their visa durations are sufficient. Residence permits for the foreigners under both archaeological excavation and surface survey and other types of research will be issued as “short-term residence permits.” Therefore, these foreigners are required to meet the conditions for short-term residence permit stated in Article 32 of the Law on Foreigners and International Protection.
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    67. How will the residence procedures be conducted for the foreign journalists who are assigned in our country and holders of press cards issued by the Directorate General of Press and Information?
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      Residence permit applications of these individuals will be accepted without a request for an additional letter if they submit their press cards and “Short-Term Residence Permits” will be issued for them as per Article 31 of the Law No. 6458.
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    68. What is the family residence permit?
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      It is the residence permit type given to Turkish citizens, those who left Turkish citizenship by permission, foreigners who hold any residence permit in Turkey, refugees and subsidiary protection beneficiaries to ensure the unity of family with their relatives as stated in the Law.
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    69. What is the duration of the family residence permit?
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      Family residence permit may be granted not to exceed two years at a time. The duration of the family residence permit cannot exceed the duration of the sponsor’s residence permit under any circumstances whatsoever.
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    70. Who can become a sponsor for the family residence permit?
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      For the family residence permits, a Turkish citizen or a foreigner legally staying in Turkey who undertakes the expenses of foreigners who would come to Turkey for the purpose of family reunification and who is refer¬enced as the “supporter” in the application by the residence permit applicant is required to be present.
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      The following individuals may be a sponsor:
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      a) a Turkish citizen,
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      b) a Blue card holder,
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      c) a holder of any residence permit,
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      d) Except for the international protection applicants and conditional refugees; those having an identity card, which can substitute for the residence permit pursuant to the Law,
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      d) Refugees and holders of subsidiary protection status.
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      .
    71. What are the conditions sought for the sponsor of the family residence permit application?
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      The following conditions will apply to the sponsor:
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      a) to have a monthly income in any case not less than the minimum wage (monthly net minimum wage for 2017 is 1,404.06 TL) in total corresponding not less than one third of the minimum wage (468,02 TL for the year 2017) per family member;
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      b) to live in accommodation conditions compliant with general health and safety standards corresponding to the number of family members and to have health insurance covering all family members;
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      c) to submit proof with a criminal record certificate of not having been convicted of any crime against family order during the five years preceding the application;
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      d) to have been residing in Turkey for at least one year on a residence permit;
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      e) to have been registered with the address registration system.
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    72. Who can apply for the family residence permit?
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      Foreign spouse of the sponsor, sponsor’s or sponsor’s spouse’s foreign minor children or the foreign children of the sponsor or her/his spouse whom they are obliged to look after even if the child turns 18 years old may apply for the family residence permit.
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    73. Under which circumstances is a family residence permit application refused, cancelled or not renewed?
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      a) If the conditions sought for the sponsors or the foreigners who will apply for family residence permit to stay with the sponsor in Turkey are not met or no longer apply,
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      b) If the short-term residence permit is re¬fused when the conditions for obtaining a family residence permit no longer apply,
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      c) If there is a valid removal decision or an entry ban to Turkey in respect to the foreigner who will apply for family residence permit to stay with the sponsor in Turkey,
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      d) If it is determined that the family residence permit is used outside of its purpose,
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      e) If the foreigner stayed outside of Turkey for longer than one hundred and eighty days in total dur¬ing the year preceding the application,
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      f) If the marriage is arranged for the purpose of obtaining a family residence permit.
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    74. In case of the death of the sponsor, does the permit obtained depending on that person become invalid?
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      In case of the death of the sponsor, family residence permit holder may continue to stay in Turkey until the end of the residence duration and she/he may apply for a short-term residence permit at the end of that duration.
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    75. Is it possible for more than one member in the same family to receive only one residence permit?
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      Separate residence permits are issued for each foreigner. Accompany practice is no longer available.
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    76. Can children staying in Turkey on a family residence permit obtain a student residence permit?
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      A family residence permit entitles the holder right of education in primary and secondary educational institutions until the age of 18 without the need for obtaining a student residence permit. Those who cannot graduate from the primary and secondary educational institutions even after reaching the age of 18 are obliged to receive a student residence permit if they wish to continue their education.
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    77. Can children who stay in Turkey on a family residence permit continue to stay in Turkey when they are over the age of 18?
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      The foreign child whom the sponsor or the spouse is obliged to look after even if the child is over the age of 18 may continue to stay in Turkey on a family residence permit. Any person reaching the age of 18 who has been residing in Turkey for a minimum of three years on a family residence permit may, upon appli¬cation convert to a short-term residence permit or any other type of residence permit the conditions of which they fulfill.
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    78. If a foreigner married to a Turkish citizen staying in Turkey on a family residence permit gets divorced, is she/he allowed to continue to stay in Turkey?
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      In the event of divorce, a short-term residence per¬mit may be issued to the foreign spouse of a Turkish citizen, provided that she or he resided in Turkey on a family residence permit for at least three years. However, in cases where it is established by the relevant court that the foreign spouse has been a victim of domestic violence, the condition for the residence of three years will not be sought.
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    79. What is a student residence permit and what are the requirements?
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      It is the type of residence permit to be granted to those who will receive education in a higher education institution in Turkey and to the foreign students who will attend primary and secondary schools even though they do not have a family residence permit. Those who meet the following conditions may be granted a student residence permit:
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      • Submit a document showing that the foreigner will receive education in a higher education institution in Turkey,
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      • Submit a document showing that her/his care and expenses will be covered by a natural or legal person,
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      • Submit a proof of consent of the parents or the legal guardian of the foreigner, who will receive primary and secondary education in Turkey,
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      • Submit a proof of address in Turkey,
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      • Not have a condition preventing him/her from entering into Turkey.
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      The permit is issued to cover the entire education program from the starting date of education for the foreigners who will attend an undergraduate, graduate or doctorate program in a higher education institution in Turkey. For those who will receive education in a primary or a secondary school, the residence permit will be valid from the starting date of education until the beginning of the next school year.
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    80. Under which circumstances is a student residence permit refused, cancelled or not renewed?
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      a) If the conditions for being granted a student residence permit are not met or no longer apply,
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      b) If there is evidence that the studies will not be continued,
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      c) If it is determined that the student residence per¬mit has been used for a purpose other than the one it is issued for,
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      d) If there is a current removal decision or an entry ban to Turkey for the foreigner or if she/he is among the foreigners who cannot be allowed to enter into Turkey.
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    81. What is the course of action for foreign students’ residence permits arriving via EU education or youth programs?
      .
      Residence permits are granted to the foreigners regardless of their visa types if they arrive in Turkey via EU education or youth programs. In line with the content of the program, “student residence permits” may be issued for those who will attend an education program or an internship at a university and “short-term” residence permits may be issued for others. Documents or information showing income will not be requested from the students arriving in the country for above mentioned purposes.
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    82. Can the parents and other family members of the foreigners staying in Turkey through the student residence permit stay in Turkey on the ground of that permit?
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      The student residence permit will not entitle the parents as well as other family members of the foreigner any right to obtain a residence permit. They may apply separately for a residence permit if they meet the conditions.
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    83. Can the foreigners with student residence permit receive a work permit?
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      Foreign students attending a pre-graduate/associate, under¬graduate, graduate or doctorate program in Turkey may work, provided that they obtain a work permit. However the right of work for pre-graduate/associate or undergraduate students starts after the first year of their study and the weekly working hours will not exceed maximum twenty-four hours. The principles and procedures governing the right of work for pre-graduate/associate or undergraduate students will be determined separately.
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    84. What is a long-term residence permit and what are the requirements?
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      A long-term residence permit is granted by the governorates for an indefinite period of time upon approval of the Ministry. Long-term residence permits are issued free of charge and granted for an indefinite period of time. The foreigner is obliged to pay the residence permit document fee.
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      The following conditions are required for converting to long-term residence permit:
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      a) Having continuous residence in Turkey for at least eight years
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      b) Not having received social assistance in the past three years
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      c) Having sufficient and stable income to maintain themselves or, if any, to support their family (Total monthly income of the foreigner should not be less than the net minimum wage valid for the year when an application for the long-term residence permit is filed. Also, the foreigner is required to have a monthly total income of at least one third of the net minimum wage for each family member who she/he takes care of.)
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      d) Being covered with a valid medical insurance
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      e) Not posing a threat to the public order or security.
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    85. What is the scope of the rights granted to the holders of long-term residence permit?
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      Foreigners holding a long-term residence per¬mit will benefit from the same rights as accorded to Turkish citizens with the exception of the provisions of special laws, and of;
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      a) compulsory military service,
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      b) the right to vote and to be elected,
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      c) entering public services,
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      d) exemption from customs duties when importing vehicles.
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    86. Under which circumstances is the long-term residence permit cancelled?
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      The long-term residence per¬mit will be cancelled if the foreigner;
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      .a) poses a serious threat to public security or public order,
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      b) stays outside of Turkey continuously for more than one year for reasons other than health, educa¬tion and compulsory public service in her/his country.
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    87. Can a foreigner, whose long-term residence permit has been cancelled, make an application again?
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      Those whose long-term residence permits have been cancelled for being outside of Turkey continuously for more than a year for a reason other than health, education and compulsory public service in their own countries can make an application by submitting their official or other satisfactory evidence to the administration. Foreigners whose residence permits have been cancelled for posing a serious threat against the public order or security cannot apply for a long-term residence permit again.
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      Applications must be made in person at the consulates abroad and at the governorates in the province, where the foreigner resides in Turkey, and in accordance with the application procedures defined by the administration. These applications will be evaluated with a higher priority and concluded within a month at the latest. In these applications, long-term residence permit conditions must be be met but the condition of continuous residence for eight years on a residence permit will not be required.
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      During the review of the application, following will be taken into account and the review will be conducted separately for each individual;
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      a) Will of the foreigner to stay in Turkey with the purpose of settlement,
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      b) Whether the foreigner has relatives in Turkey or not,
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      c) Immovable assets of the foreigner,
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      d) Active work and labor relations of the foreigner,
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      e) History of social, financial and cultural relations of the foreigner to Turkey.
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      .
    88. Who are not allowed to convert to a long-term residence permit?
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      Refugees, conditional refugees and subsidiary pro¬tection beneficiaries as well as persons under temporary protection or humanitarian residence permit holders are not entitled to the right of transfer to a long-term residence permit.
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    89. What is the humanitarian residence permit? Who can be granted a humanitarian residence permit?
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      Humanitarian residence permit may be granted under exceptional circumstances without seeking the conditions for other types of residence permits, upon approval of the Min¬istry, with a maxi-mum duration of one year each time. This permit is issued and renewed by the governorates.
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      Humanitarian residence permit is granted under following situations:
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      a) where the best interest of the child is of concern,
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      b) where, notwithstanding a removal decision or ban on entering Turkey, foreigners cannot be removed from Turkey or their departure from Turkey is not reasonable or possible,
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      c) where there is a judicial appeal against the ac¬tions of a removal decision, an unacceptable application, withdrawal of an application or an application being regarded as withdrawn,
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      d) during the removal actions of the applicant to the first country of asylum or to a safe third country,
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      e) in cases where foreigners should be allowed to enter into and stay in Turkey due to an emergency or in view of the protection of the national in¬terests as well as reasons of public order and security, in the absence of the possibility to obtain one of the other types of residence permits due to their situation that precludes being granted a residence permit,
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      f) in extraordinary circumstances.
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      Foreigners that are granted humanitarian residence permits should become registered with the address registration system no later than twenty working days from the issuance date.
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    90. Can a humanitarian residence permit holder apply for any other residence permit?
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      Foreigners who have the humanitarian residence permit, within the duration of this permit, may apply for one of the other residence permits of which they meet the requirements, except for the long-term residence permit.
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    91. What is the course of action for foreigners who are assigned in the schools, cultural associations and religious institutions affiliated with the foreign Embassies/Consulates General in Turkey?
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      The work permits of foreigners who are assigned in the schools, cultural associations and religious institutions that are affiliated with the foreign Embassies/Consulates General in Turkey are exceptional and their permit applications will be made through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and their residence permits to work will be granted by the Ministry of Interior.
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    92. Who is a stateless person? How is the stateless person identification document issued?
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      Stateless persons are those who have come to Turkey as stateless or have become stateless by losing their citizenships during their stay in Turkey. Stateless persons are obliged to apply to the governorates in order to legally stay in the country. These persons make applications personally. However, the applications for minors may be made by their mothers or fathers. Those whose applications are accepted will be given an application document/letter which is free of charge and valid until a decision is made, so the legal stay permit on this basis will not be taken into account during calculation of the total residence permit duration.
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      The person will be interviewed at the governorate within no later than fifteen days, except for the force majeure, after the application and registration procedures have been completed. During the interview, the information and the document proving that the person no longer has citizenship ties with the country, of which she/he was a citizen, may be requested and in cases where the evidence cannot be brought personally, the provisions about the loss of citizenship in the citizenship legislation of the related country may be regarded as evidence.
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      Those who are approved by the Ministry to be treated as a stateless person will be granted a “stateless person identification document.”
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    93. Can a foreigner who has a stateless person identification document granted by another country apply for residence permit in Turkey?
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      A foreigner who has a stateless person identification document of another country may apply for a residence permit to stay for any purpose in Turkey. Their applications are evaluated within the framework of general provisions.
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    94. Who renders the deportation decision?
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      Deportation decision will be rendered by the governorates on a case-by-case basis.
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    95. Who can be subject to deportation decision?
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      a) Foreigners who are considered to be deported within the scope of Article 59 of Turkish Criminal Code No. 5237 who have been subject to imprisonment due to the crimes they committed,
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      b) Managers, members, supporters of terrorist organizations or managers, members, supporters of criminal organizations,
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      c) Individuals who use forged or fake documents in entering into Turkey, in operations needed to obtain visa and residence permit in Turkey,
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      d) Individuals who use illegal means for a living in Turkey,
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      e) Individuals who pose threat for public order or public security or public health,
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      f) Individuals who exceed the visa period or visa exemption period for more than 10 days or the ones whose visas have been cancelled,
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      g) Individuals whose residence permits have been cancelled,
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      h) Individuals who violate the residence permit for more than 10 days after the termination of the residence permit’s term without an acceptable reason,
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      i) Individuals who are identified to be working without a work permit,
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      j) Individuals who violate the legal entry and exit provisions into and from the country,
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      k) Individuals who have been identified coming to Turkey although there is an entry ban against them,
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      l) Individuals whose international protection application has been rejected, who have been exempted from international protection, whose application has been found inadmissible, who withdraw the application, who has been accepted as withdrawing their application, whose international protection status ended or cancelled and who do not have right to stay in Turkey according to the other provisions of the Law herein after the final decision rendered about them,
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      m) Individuals who do not leave Turkey in ten days although their application for residence permit extension have been rejected.
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      However, individuals listed under paragraphs (e), (f), (g) and (j) above and who come to border gates to leave the country by themselves may not be deported.
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    96. Is it possible to take a deportation decision against international protection applicants or international protection status holders?
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      If there are significant indicators that he/she poses a threat against security of the country or if there is a conviction due to a crime threatening public order regarding international protection applicants or international protection status holders, then deportation decision may be rendered.
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    97. Who are subject to administrative detention decision pending deportation?
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      About the individuals who have been decided to be deported if there is a risk of escape or being lost, if there is a violation of the rules while entering into or exiting from the country, if forged or fake documents have been used, if these individuals did not leave the country at the last allowed date without an acceptable reason, if they constitute a threat in terms of public order, public security and public health then the governorate takes an administrative detention decision about them.
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    98. What is the duration of administrative detention pending deportation?
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      Administrative detention period in the removal centers will not exceed six months. But this period can be extended for at most six more months if the deportation operations cannot be completed because of the foreigner’s failure to cooperate and the foreigner’s concealment of information and forgery of documents about his/her country.
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    99. May the administrative detention decision pending deportation be inspected ex officio or may it be terminated without further application?
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      The reasons for continuation of administrative detention will be regularly checked by the governorates every month. If deemed necessary the thirty-day period will not be respected. The foreigners, for whom the continuation of administrative detention is not necessary anymore, will be immediately released. Foreigners, who are no longer under administrative detention, may be subjected to certain obligations such as residing at a certain address, to make notifications on set forms and dates.
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    100. Which countries can the foreigners, who have been decided to be deported, be sent?
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      Foreigners who have been subject to deportation decision may be sent to the country of origin, the country of transit, the country that they passed in transit to come Turkey or to another third country.
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    101. Who will pay for the travel expenses of the foreigners who are to be deported?
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      The expenses of the foreigners to be deported will be covered by themselves. If this is not possible then the expenses will be covered fully or partially from the budget of the General Directorate. If the expenses are not reimbursed the foreigner may not be allowed to enter in Turkey again. The passports and other documents of foreigners may be kept until deportation and their tickets may be cashed in order to be used in deportation operations. Natural and legal persons are obliged to pay the deportation expenses of the foreigners of whom they guaranteed the stay or return. Employee or employee representative who employed a foreigner without work permit is obliged to pay the accommodation expenses of the foreigner, his/her spouse and children if any, the expenses for their return to their country and health expenses if necessary.
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  • iResidence 2:32 am on June 12, 2017 Permalink  

    Touristic Visa Application for Turkey from Pakistan and India ? 

    Touristic Visa Application for Turkey from Pakistan and India ?
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    Revised Jan 2018 – Resource, Gerry Visa Dropbox Pakistan via Turkish Consulate General
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    There are three main types of Turkish visas and travel purposes:

    • Tourist Visa – tourism
    • Business Visa – conferences, business meetings
    • Turkish Work – labor contract, work in Turkish company
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    NOTICE: Your TOURISTIC VISA Application processing time will be 10 working days from the date of submission of application. In some cases, the visa procedure may take 3-4 weeks time. Therefore, we strongly advise you to apply at least 4 weeks before the departure date.
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    Embassy/Consulate General and Gerry’s are not liable to provide any information through call or email for visa status. Gerry’s will contact the applicant once the applications are received after processing and are ready for collection. Applicants are advised to submit their applications keeping the above processing times prior to their intended travel date.
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    • The Turkish Consulate / Embassy in Pakistan has appointed Gerry’s Visa Center as partner for visa application process in Pakistan.
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    • After you get all the required documents below, go to Gerry’s Visa Drop-box Turkey since they are responsible to process your tourist visa or work visa application, to the Turkish Consulate/Embassy in Pakistan for you.
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    HOW TO GET TOURISTIC / BUSINESS VISA FOR TURKEY FROM PAKISTAN?
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    1. You should first fill out the online application form at http://visa.gov.tr print the form and sign it. Remember that the CNIC number, parents’ name, residential address and host address (if applicable) are must.
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    2. You should provide Recent and old Passport Copies along with all used (VISA & entry-exit stamp) pages copies. Passport or other recognised travel document should be valid for at least 180 days. Other Third Country Nationals who resides in Pakistan must provide their valid visa or residence permit in Pakistan.
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    3. You should provide two (2) recent biometric photographs (white background) of the applicant on a white background with 5cm x 5cm size.
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    4. If you found a job in Turkey and hired by Turkish employer you can apply and enter Turkey with a work visa and not tourist visa. You should submit the Employment Contract Cover Letter that states name, position, salary, duration of employment along with visa application signed. A work visa is ALSO 1 year work permit + residence permit entering Turkey. Next year you can extend 2 more years, and three after. Total 8 years work permit is not renewed, and is infinitive.
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    5. In accordance with Foreigners and International Protection Act no. 6458, article 15/c, all foreigners wishing to apply for Turkish visa shall submit a Valid Police Character Certificate.
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    6. In accordance with Foreigners and International Protection Act no. 6458, article 15/e, all foreigners wishing to apply for Turkish visa shall submit a Travel Health Insurance Certificate covering the duration of their stay in Turkey and as well as repatriation costs.
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    7. In accordance with Foreigners and International Protection Act no. 6458, article 15/c, all foreigners wishing to apply for Turkish visa shall submit a Health Fitness Certificate.
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    8. In accordance with Foreigners and International Protection Act no. 6458, article 15/c, all foreigners wishing to apply for Turkish visa shall submit a Polio Vaccination Certificate.
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    10. Bank Account Maintenance Certificate and Original Bank Statements of the last three months’ which are signed and stamped by the bank officer. For example for a 30 day visa you should show $50 a day x 30 days = $1.500 statement.

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    VISA FEES TO TURKEY
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    VISA CATEGORY VISA FEE IN PKR
    Single Entry 7,350
    Multiple Entry 23,930
    Single Transit 7,350
    Multiple Transits 14,700
    Work Visa 35,894
    • Gerry’s Service Charges per Applicant: 2,500/PKR

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    IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR TURKEY TRANSIT VISA
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    Published, May 2017
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    The issuance of the free of charge single transit visa with 7 days stay in Turkey to Pakistani nationals who are travelling with Turkish Airlines to the Schengen countries, USA, United Kingdom and Ireland through Turkey on condition that they have a valid visa of these countries and are not banned/objectionable for entering Turkey is continuing. This type of visa can now be obtained either via https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ or from the Turkish Consulates in Pakistan and the Consular Section of the Embassy in Islamabad through GERRY’s Visa Drop Box Center.
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    The applicants should submit the required documents for single transit visa as stated before.
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    The application of the free of charge single transit visa (Umrah) with 7 days stay in Turkey, has launched from (8 May 2017) and can only be obtained from the Turkish Consulates in Pakistan and the Consular Section of the Embassy in Islamabad through GERRY’s Visa Drop Box Center.
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    IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR TURKEY TRANSIT VISA
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    Published, Feb 2017
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    The transit visa with 7 days stay in Turkey will be issued free of charge to Pakistani nationals who are travelling with Turkish Airlines to the Schengen countries, USA, United Kingdom and Ireland through Turkey on condition that they are not banned/objectionable for entry into Turkey.
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    The application of the transit visa with 7 days stay in Turkey, free of charge, has started from 13 February 2017 and can be obtained through Gerry’s offices across Pakistan.
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    • Call Center (Landline Callers): 0900-07860
    • Call Center (mobile callers): 9999
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  • iResidence 10:03 pm on May 29, 2017 Permalink  

    Turkish Drivers License, Foreigner application in Turkey 

    Turkish Drivers License, Foreigner application in Turkey
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    Revised Jun 2018, Resource, Turkey iResidence
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    IMPORTANT CHANGES FOR FOREIGNER DRIVER LICENSE APPLICATION IN TURKEY
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    The General Directorate of security online appointment system has opened for service. Online appointment system for driver license transactions related to both Turkish and Non-Turkish citizen services is accepting applications..
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    Click here to check your drivers license application in process Foreigner, Turkish Driver License Query Page.
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    THE COUNTRIES WHICH WILL BE CONVERTED INTO A TURKISH FOREIGN LICENSE OF YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE
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    Conventional Country List effective from January 1, 2017
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    Albania, Austria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Chile, Central African Republic, Cuba, Costa Rica, Denmark, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guyana, Georgia, Croatia, Holland, Hungary, Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel, Italy, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Morocco, Montenegro, Mexico, Mongolia, Moldova, Monaco, Niger, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Mario, Spain, Senegal, South Africa, South Korea, Seychelles, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Swiss, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, UK, Uruguay, Vatican, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
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    HOW MAY NON-TURKISH NATIONALS APPLY FOR DRIVER’S LICENSE IN TURKEY?
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    The first condition is you must have any type valid Residence Permit. After preparing the necessary information and documents, the appointment by filing a request through the system, or you can perform your transactions from any traffic Registrant organization.
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    In order to make the entry through the system of appointment of driver’s license are required to have an email address. The information requested on the form is missing or has been entered incorrectly, the application will be cancelled.
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    PHOTOS (HOW DO I NEED TO SUBMIT A PHOTO?)
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    5X6 SIZE PHOTO WITH WHITE BACKGROUND TO BE A BIOMETRIC PASSPORT IS REQUIRE.
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    WHAT IS THE DURATION OF DRIVERS LICENSE APPLICATION?
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    The application process, on average, can be completed in 5-10 minutes. Approximately 30 seconds of information received during the application process organizing and personalization within a secure electronic environment transmitted to the center (print/type) are considered in the order..
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    HOW MAY FOREIGNERS PICK-UP THE DRIVER’S LICENSE?
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    Any traffic you make to the organization after the application, the driver will be sent to the address that you provide in the application by editing your document..
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    DO I HAVE TO PAY ANY FEES WHEN I RECEIVE MY DRIVER’S LICENSE?
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    Driver’s licenses are not paid for that are sent to the address by the PTT.
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    WHEN IS THE DRIVER’S LICENSE DELIVERED?
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    Driver’s license applications after the applicant is accepted, replacing your driver’s license, temporary driver’s license will be issued and your original documents will be delivered within 15 days.
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    HOW MAY FOREIGNERS OBTAIN DRIVER’S LICENSE IN TURKEY?
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    Driver’s license driver’s license credentials must be collected by the person specified in the application form.
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    WHEN FOREIGNER LOST DRIVER’S LICENSE ID, WHAT TO DO?
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    Lost computer records, lost and letting you prevent the use by others of your driver’s license in order to be entered of record in any State/County police department traffic registration branch/office Directorate/authority you appeal to, and written about this after receiving your statement, driver’s license, securities, insurance and driver’s license service fee (Foundation Share) by paying that you have lost your driver’s license you need to get again. In addition to a missing persons report your missing driver’s license are not required to be given..
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    WHAT IS THE VALIDITY PERIOD OF NON-TURKISH NATIONAL DRIVER’S LICENSE?
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    M, A1, A2, B, B1, b, I, f and G class driver’s license for 10 years, C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D and class held driver’s licenses valid for 5 years. Existing your old driver’s license your driver’s license is valid for 5 years from the date the injection was initiated of a new type, and in 5 years a new type, you need to replace it with a driver’s license. Also, during the renewal of your driver’s license, the driver a medical report must be obtained.
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    THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR TURKISH DRIVERS LICENSE
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    THE DRIVER’S LICENSE ISSUANCE PROCESS FOR THE FIRST TIME

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    1. Driver’s License File
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    2. Birth certificate, passport or ID
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    3. Motor Vehicle Driver Certification
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    4. Report The Health Of The Drive (Photo)
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    5. Driver’s license fee to be deposited in the banks or the Tax Department
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    6. Two photos (white background 5×6 in size to a bio-metric passport photo)
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    7. Blood type that specifies a document or a written statement

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    DUE TO THE RENEWAL OF WASTE AND TEAR
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    1. Petition
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    2. Birth certificate, passport or ID
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    3. Report The Health Of The Drive (Photo)
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    4.  Two photos (white background 5×6 in size to a bio-metric passport photo) not a valid driver’s license if you waste
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    5. driver’s license fee deposited in the banks or the Tax Department
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    FOR AMENDMENT PROCEDURES

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    1. The original and a photocopy of the foreign driver’s license
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    2. Notarized or certified English or Turkish translation
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    3. The driver’s license file
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    4. Birth certificate, passport or ID law
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    5. Report On The Health Of The Drive (Photo)
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    6. Driver’s license fee to be deposited in the banks or the Tax Department
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    7. Two photos (white background 5×6 in size to a bio-metric passport photo)
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    8. Blood type that specifies a document or a written statement
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    9. Education certificate (a diploma equivalency certificate (for foreigners)
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    MODIFICATION OF OLD TYPE DRIVER’S LICENSE

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    1. Old driver’s license original
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    2. Birth certificate, passport or ID card
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    3. Report The Health Of The Drive (Photo)
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    4. TL 13 the price of a valuable paper, $ 2 foundation share to be deposited in banks or tax offices
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    5. 2 photo (white background 5×6 in size to a bio-metric passport photo)
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    6. Blood type that specifies a document or a written statement
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    DRIVER’S LICENSES TO BE REPLACED WITH A TURKISH DRIVER’S LICENSE
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    1) Turkish citizens in our country with driver’s licenses from foreign countries to use the car;
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    • with driver’s licenses from foreign countries into our country for a period of no more than 1 year from the date of entry in the car can be used.
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    • in our country for more than six months while driving, driver’s License, along with a Turkish translation certified by a notary public or outside agencies bring their driver’s license, must.
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    • at the end of a year in our country in order to operate a motor vehicle with a driver’s license driver’s licenses from foreign countries in our country, it is imperative that it be replaced.

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    2) Foreigners with driver’s licenses from foreign countries in our country to use the car;
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    • our country with driver’s licenses from foreign countries for a period of six months from the date of entry into the car can be used.
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    • in order to operate a motor vehicle in our country at the end of six months driver’s licenses from foreign countries in our country, it is imperative that it be replaced with a driver’s license.
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    3) The provisions of bilateral and multilateral agreements with the relevant laws in our country with driver’s licenses driver’s licenses from foreign countries modification principles and procedures are listed below:
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    • an application can be made to any Registrant organization traffic.
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    • documents that must be submitted during the application process and information determined by the General Directorate of security.
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    • driver’s license, credits, 2918 training and examination requirements specified in Article 41 of the law except to be convicted in the same article, age, education, and health conditions just searched for. However, without prejudice to bilateral or multilateral diplomatic agreements with the provisions of exemption applications is based on a written declaration that the conditions necessary for carrying foreigners.

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    4) The State Department or the foreign representatives through document about the accuracy of our drive to study and research can be done.
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    • foreign driver’s licences, which are taken on a temporary basis is not modified.
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    • is not a party to the Convention on road traffic, and we do not have a bilateral agreement on mutual recognition and exchange of driver’s licenses driver’s licenses driver’s licenses from countries which are not replaced with the our country’s.
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    • Turkish citizens from countries that are Parties to the Convention on road traffic driver’s licenses, replaced with a driver’s license or equivalent.
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    • countries that are Parties to the Convention on road traffic of foreigners they receive from the motorized Bicycle (moped), motorcycle, wheeled tractors, construction equipment, or use the tools in the car, the driver’s license driver’s licenses issued to the country for the other driver’s licenses issued vehicles for their use in their country of Class B is replaced with a driver’s license, but these tools are authorized to use those documents by plugging in the trailer with a driver’s license to be replaced class in our country. In addition, the requirement of driver’s license training and examination upon request of the class are also searched.

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    5) people who do not have driver’s licenses from foreign countries in our country, different class in order to receive a driver’s license driver’s license driver’s License they have received from foreign countries, they must be converted to the country.

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    6) modified with about driver’s licenses driver’s licenses issued in foreign countries in our country sent to the country.

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    7) they have received from foreign countries the driver’s license with driving from 2918 to meet the requirements specified in this article according to Article 39 of the Law About is done.
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