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residence visa and tax id question
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1.       maryilyons
153 posts
 21 Jun 2010 Mon 10:11 am

Does anyone know if I need a bank account and tax id number before I apply for a residence visa? I know I have to prove that I can support myself while living in Turkey, and I do plan to open a bank account and get a tax ID number, but I don´t know what to do first. I will be entering on a 90 day tourist visa. Can I show my USA bank information to get the residence visa, or do I need to show my Turkish bank information?

2.       lady in red
6947 posts
 24 Jun 2010 Thu 09:21 am

 

Quoting maryilyons

Does anyone know if I need a bank account and tax id number before I apply for a residence visa? I know I have to prove that I can support myself while living in Turkey, and I do plan to open a bank account and get a tax ID number, but I don´t know what to do first. I will be entering on a 90 day tourist visa. Can I show my USA bank information to get the residence visa, or do I need to show my Turkish bank information?

 

Hi - yes, to obtain the residence visa you need to have a Turkish bank account - and to open a Turkish bank account you need a tax id number (unless this has changed very recently).  The cost of an ikamet (residence permit) has recently gone up quite a lot but the charges vary for different countries - eg Brits pay much more than Belgians.  Don´t know what the charge is for US citizens but - depending on whereabouts in Turkey you are living and whether or not it is essential for some reason that you have residency - you might find it more economical to pop over to a Greek Island or Bulgaria every 3 months to renew your visa!  

3.       insallah
1277 posts
 25 Jun 2010 Fri 12:13 am

I think it is different for different situations. I got my Yabancilara mahusus ikamet tezkeresi ( residence permit for foreigners) with no problem at all. I didn´t have a Turkish bank account and I was not asked for any proof of money etc. I went to police station soon after my arrival in turkey (no visa planning before) and applied.

I had to pay, can´t remember how much though. And then they gave me the little blue book the residenece permit.

4.       deli
5904 posts
 25 Jun 2010 Fri 09:10 am

flippin heck ,you had it really easy girl , mine is always a nightmare ,here there and everywhere ,I think its wrong that it depends what part of turkey you decide to live it and the difference in the cost is a bit of a piss take  bence{#emotions_dlg.rant}

5.       lady in red
6947 posts
 25 Jun 2010 Fri 10:15 am

 

Quoting insallah

I think it is different for different situations. I got my Yabancilara mahusus ikamet tezkeresi ( residence permit for foreigners) with no problem at all. I didn´t have a Turkish bank account and I was not asked for any proof of money etc. I went to police station soon after my arrival in turkey (no visa planning before) and applied.

I had to pay, can´t remember how much though. And then they gave me the little blue book the residenece permit.

 

But weren´t you out here on some sort of voluntary work scheme?  That would have to make it a bit easier than the rigmarole deli and I have to go through!

6.       insallah
1277 posts
 25 Jun 2010 Fri 10:19 am

 

Quoting lady in red

 

 

But weren´t you out here on some sort of voluntary work scheme?  That would have to make it a bit easier than the rigmarole deli and I have to go through!

 

I didn´t really help as I remeber the guy did not even understand what a volunteer was even when it was explained by a turk lol. But seems I did have a better experience than the majority .

 

7.       zeytinne
596 posts
 25 Jun 2010 Fri 10:52 am

 

Quoting lady in red

 

 

 - you might find it more economical to pop over to a Greek Island or Bulgaria every 3 months to renew your visa!  

 

Not working anymore. İf you stay 3 months in Turkey you must stay out of Turkey in any other country for the next 3 months.

8.       lady in red
6947 posts
 25 Jun 2010 Fri 01:59 pm

 

Quoting zeytinne

 

 

Not working anymore. İf you stay 3 months in Turkey you must stay out of Turkey in any other country for the next 3 months.

 

Not for Brits - they can still go to Kos from here and come back the same day.  When did this change?  Our friends just went at the beginning of June.

9.       zeytinne
596 posts
 25 Jun 2010 Fri 02:17 pm

 

Quoting lady in red

 

 

Not for Brits - they can still go to Kos from here and come back the same day.  When did this change?  Our friends just went at the beginning of June.

İf they can come back in the same day after staying in Turkey 90 days tell me. For staying longer you need residence permit.

 

10.       lady in red
6947 posts
 25 Jun 2010 Fri 06:58 pm

 

Quoting zeytinne

 

İf they can come back in the same day after staying in Turkey 90 days tell me. For staying longer you need residence permit.

 

 

You can renew your visitor´s visa for a further 90 days by going to Kos for the day.

 

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