What are the lines of business of 9ekim Group of Companies?

Relocation services, international shipping of household goods and vehicles, work permit and residence permit for expats, house renting, purchase & sale and registration of Taxfreecar® customs clearance of household goods and personal effects, customs clearance of vehicles, international shipping services are the main lines of business of 9ekim for more than 20 years.

Our company has 4 vocational books and a good many of articles published.

What is residence permit?

Residence permit is a document given by relevant security directorates to enable the foreign national to settle into a new country. The document given is called ?İkamet Tezkeresi?

What are the types of Residence Permit given in Turkey?

  • Residence permit for job interview
  • Residence permit for montage / maintenance ? repair
  • Residence permit for touristic purpose
  • Residence permit  for medical purpose
  • Residence permit for sport activities
  • Long term residence permit
  • Residence permit for working in private sector
  • Residence permit for working in home services
  • Residence permit for working as a teacher
  • Residence permit for education
  • Residence permit for accompanying Turkish spouse
  • Residence permit for accompanying spouse with residence permit
  • Residence permit for accompanying Turkish son/daughter
  • Residence permit for accompanying son/daughter with residence permit
  • Residence permit for accompanying Turkish parents
  • Residence permit for accompanying parents with residence permit
  • Residence permit for working as a lecturer
  • Residence permit for job training
  • Residence permit for the stateless, expatriates and refugees
  • Residence permit for visitor military personnel
  • Residence permit by command of  ministry

What is international moving?

International moving, in other words international shipping, describes moving goods from one country to another.

Goods may be transported by road, sea or air. 9ekim provides international moving services only in the field of international door-to-door shipping of household goods and vehicles through its group of companies and its worldwide agency network generated by cooperating with distinguished partners for more than 20 years.

Who can obtain residence and work permits and who cannot?

The foreigners, who have entry visa to Turkey depending on the country of nationality and do not have exclusion order from Turkey, may get residence permit which meets his/her conditions among the types of residence permit.

Please see www.istanbulrelocation.net for details.

Foreigners cannot possibly profess certain fields of occupation. For example only Turkish citizens can become a captain, a managing director in periodical publications in accordance with Press Law, a managing director in travel agencies, a veterinarian, a pharmacist or a lawyer according to the laws, therefore foreign nationals cannot get work permit intended for the occupations mentioned above.

What changes should be done in certificate of residence if I changed my address?

You need to apply to the District Security Directorate Foreigners Office, at which residence change is carried out, with the documents listed below. All applications for certificate of residence must be made online.

  • The original of the passport
  • The copy of the passport (The page with the photo, the page which marks the last entry, the pages which marks the validity period)
  • The original of the certificate and the copy of every page which has been processed
  • Petition to indicate the change of address and filling in the application form

The fee amount for residence permit changes in every January.

THE FEE AMOUNTS FOR WORK PERMIT FOR FOREIGNERS APPLIED IN 2011 IS AS FOLLOWS:

WORK PERMITS FOR FOREIGNERS TIME PERIOD FEE AMOUNTS (TL)
Work permit for a definite period
(Time extensions are liable to the same amount)
Until 1 year
(including 1 year)
119,70
Until 3 years
(including 3 years)
360,20
Work permit for an indefinite period 600,80
Work permit for self-employment 1.202,40

Our prices for work permit and residence permit services depend on the number of foreign personnel working in the company and the number of services requested by the company from 9ekim.

How much does it cost to obtain residence and work permits?

The car purchased by foreigners, who have the right to buy Taxfreecar®, such as the foreigners who have work permit from Ministry of Labour, foreign national students and foreign lecturers, foreign pensioners residing in Turkey, diplomatic persons or institutions, foreigners of Turkish origin who have blue card/pink card, foreign personnel and soldiers of NATO, foreign sportsmen and sportswomen of Federations can be driven by the spouse (it does not pose an obstacle that he/she is a Turkish citizen), children and first degree relatives of the car owner and also by anyone provided that the car owner is inside the car.

A Turkish national private chauffeur hired by the car owner with a work contract can also drive the Taxfreecar®.

Real persons who permanently returns and transfers the place of residence into Custom Territory of Turkey after residing out of Customs Territory of Turkey at least 24 month, can import their motorised or unmotorised private transport vehicles, used household goods, capital goods brought due to office moving, technical equipment and office & shop equipment without making a payment to abroad on their permanent return.  For vehicle import without returns, there is only customs duty exemption. Rate for ÖTV (Special Consumption Tax) depends on the motor volume of the car and KDV (Value Added Tax) is collected by customs offices during entry to the free movement.

9ekim is specialised in logistics of permanent return, from America and Canada in particular. We have business partners in many cities of America and Canada, which improves the quality of service in door-to-door transportation.

The entire operation of quick adaptation, accommodation, residence and work permits, which may be needed by foreign nationals during the process of settling into a new country, is called RELOCATION.

The companies, which carry out these operations, are called relocation companies. The large-scale services which relocation companies are supposed to offer can be categorized into three: Orientation, accommodation and administration.

 Orientation services involve introducing shopping centres and other facilities to you, opening bank accounts, insurance services and finding a language school.

Accommodation services aim at offering the best housing options to you.

Administration services consist of obtaining visa, residence permit, driver?s licence and carrying out other legal transactions.

Among the other services offered by relocation companies is translation of official documents and introduction to schools.

Relocation services are economically beneficial for any kind of organisation.  Providing a permanent relocation service requires the cooperation of human and financial resources. Use of relocation services encourage the employees to relocation, therefore assist the companies and organisations. It may be stressful to change your work and home atmosphere. A relocation professional is supposed to reassure the employees. Relocation services ensure efficient employees due to the fact that they can focus on their work when they do not have to worry about the relocation process.

Customs clearance means paying duties of imported or exported goods in line with the current Customs Laws as well as following and completing the transactions in customs. The persons and institutions authorised to perform this operation are called customs consultants.

According to Customs Law in Turkey, customs clearance of autos or household goods has to be carried out by Customs Consultancy companies, which perform semi-public service, subject to and authorised by Republic of Turkey, Prime Ministry Undersecretariat of Customs. 9ekim is the one and only company in its field of business authorised by Republic of Turkey, Prime Ministry Undersecretariat of Customs, specialised in customs clearance of Taxfreecar®, household goods and personal effects. Our company has 4 vocational books and a good many of articles published.

Individuals and corporations which do not have Customs Consultancy Licence cannot be authorised to perform any action in customs offices through only notarised power of attorney. In this case the owner of the auto or household goods as well as the corporation or individual carrying out the transactions is to be found guilty. The individuals and corporations that do not have licence are not responsible for problems such as filling in papers incorrectly, calculating taxes and delays. The owner of the auto is to be held responsible and to face the judicial authorities in the case of criminal situations inasmuch as only the experienced customs consultants, who have gone through a certain examination process and have the documents to prove it, and correspondingly their customs consultancy companies are authorised to carry out transactions and take responsibility in Republic of Turkey Customs Offices according to the current Customs Law.

Current Customs Law (4458 numbered Law) (04.11.1999 dated and 23866 numbered Official Gazette) and relevant law article have been submitted for your information in the following. Should you view the law article, you will understand the importance of working with the licenced and authorised companies for the customs transactions:

 

Job Follow-up in the Customs and Customs Consultants

 

ARTICLE 225- I. Activities related to subjecting the goods to a transaction or use approved by the customs are followed and completed by their owners and those acting on behalf of them through direct representation or by customs consultants through indirect representation within the frame of provisions of 5th article.

Customs Regulations (07.10.2009 dated and 27369 numbered Official Gazette)

THIRD CHAPTER

Job Follow-up in the Customs and Customs Consultants and Customs Consultant Assistants

Job Follow-up in the Customs

ARTICLE 561-
(1) Every person can follow dispositions and transactions stipulated with customs regulations personally by themselves as well as

(3) Job follow-up can be performed by customs consultants having notarized power of attorney granted by owner of goods, through indirect representation in the customs offices.

Our company is specialised in and authorised for customs transactions of Taxfreecar®. It follows all the laws, notices, transferable letters of credit issued about Taxfreecar®  from day to day and keeps its customers well informed about them.

After customs clearance of the vehicles is completed, information is archived in the head office by using special software. Period follow-ups are performed properly. Owner of vehicle is informed in 2 months in advance the expiration of period (Blue Carnet, banderol, insurance etc.) and is prevented from being exposed to any penalty.

According to article 225 of Customs Law: ?Activities related to subjecting the goods to a transaction or use approved by the customs are followed and completed by their owners and those acting on behalf of them through direct representation or by customs consultants through indirect representation within the frame of provisions of 5th article.?

According to Customs Law in Turkey, customs clearance of autos or household goods has to be carried out by Customs Consultancy companies, which perform semi-public service, subject to and authorised by Republic of Turkey, Prime Ministry Undersecretariat of Customs. 9ekim is the one and only company in its field of business authorised by Republic of Turkey, Prime Ministry Undersecretariat of Customs, specialised in customs clearance of Taxfreecar®, household goods and personal effects. Our company has 4 vocational books and a good many of articles published.

Individuals and corporations which do not have Customs Consultancy Licence cannot be authorised to perform any action in customs offices through only notarised power of attorney. In this case the owner of the auto or household goods as well as the corporation or individual carrying out the transactions is to be found guilty. The individuals and corporations that do not have licence are not responsible for problems such as filling in papers incorrectly, calculating taxes and delays. The owner of the auto is to be held responsible and to face the judicial authorities in the case of criminal situations inasmuch as only the experienced customs consultants, who have gone through a certain examination process and have the documents to prove it, and correspondingly their customs consultancy companies are authorised to carry out transactions and take responsibility in Republic of Turkey Customs Offices according to the current Customs Law.

Current Customs Law (4458 numbered Law) (04.11.1999 dated and 23866 numbered Official Gazette) and relevant law article have been submitted for your information in the following. Should you view the law article, you will understand the importance of working with the licenced and authorised companies for the customs transactions:

 

Job Follow-up in the Customs and Customs Consultants

 

ARTICLE 225- I. Activities related to subjecting the goods to a transaction or use approved by the customs are followed and completed by their owners and those acting on behalf of them through direct representation or by customs consultants through indirect representation within the frame of provisions of 5th article.

Customs Regulations (07.10.2009 dated and 27369 numbered Official Gazette)

THIRD CHAPTER

Job Follow-up in the Customs and Customs Consultants and Customs Consultant Assistants

Job Follow-up in the Customs

ARTICLE 561-
(1) Every person can follow dispositions and transactions stipulated with customs regulations personally by themselves as well as

(3) Job follow-up can be performed by customs consultants having notarized power of attorney granted by owner of goods, through indirect representation in the customs offices.

Our company is specialised in and authorised for customs transactions of Taxfreecar®. It follows all the laws, notices, transferable letters of credit issued about Taxfreecar®  from day to day and keeps its customers well informed about them.

After customs clearance of the vehicles is completed, information is archived in the head office by using special software. Period follow-ups are performed properly. Owner of vehicle is informed in 2 months in advance the expiration of period (Blue Carnet, banderol, insurance etc.) and is prevented from being exposed to any penalty.

It is a tariff or tax collected on exported or imported goods in line with current Customs Laws. The term customs is also used for the place this operation is carried out.

Customs in Turkey is an institution operating under control of Ministry of Customs and Trade.

Duties of the relevant unit in accordance with delegated legislation on Governance and Duties of the Ministry of Customs and Trade ? KHK/640 is listed below:

    1. Organizing Turkish Customs Tariff Schedule, origin of the goods, customs value, customs regime and formalities in line with agreements, to which Turkey is a party, and international implementations and enabling to be implemented.
    2. Realizing and collecting customs duties as well as other taxes, funds and financial burdens collected by customs.
    3. Making regulations, giving permissions and enabling the implementation to be performed within the frame of the agreements, to which Turkey is a party, and customs legislation concerning inward processing, outward processing, processing under customs control, temporary importation and customs warehousing.
    4. Enabling entry to free movement, exportation, re-export, disposal, leaving at the customs to be implemented and conducting customs transactions in free zones, logistics foreign trade zone and foreign trade centres.
    5. Making regulations concerning simplified procedures and performing operations (Risk Management and Control General Directorate has the executive power concerning simplified procedures.)
    6. Performing operations concerning preferential origin and concessional tax
    7. Performing operations concerning duty-free shops
    8. Enabling the export regime decisions concerning returned goods to be implemented, performing duties concerning the control of dual-use goods and exportation.
    9. Determining the procedures and principles concerning implementation of provisions of foreign trade legislation and other legislations about customs
    10.  Enabling the customs transactions concerning trade from border trade centres and border and coastal trade and connections to be performed.
    11. Enabling the customs transactions about goods incoming and outgoing by post, fast cargo or with the passenger and electronic trade concerning this to be implemented.
    12. Carrying out transactions concerning customs exemption
    13. Carrying out transactions concerning containers
    14. Arranging the transactions concerning transit regime, enabling it to be performed and controlling the implementation
    15. Enabling the provisions of incentive legislation concerning customs transactions to be implemented
    16. Establishing customs laboratories, preparing analysis methods and arranging operations
    17. Carrying out the transactions and operations concerning customs consultants and their assistants as well as authorised customs consultants
    18. Determining the conciliation procedures and principles concerning duties collected by customs and similar burdens and carrying out the implementation
    19. Performing similar duties assigned by the minister

Expats who are in Turkey for working purposes for a certain time period, foreigners who decide to reside into Turkey or foreign national students are allowed to temporarily import their car registered under their own name in their place of residence outside Customs Territory of Turkey without paying tax by registering to traffic inside Customs Territory of Turkey. These cars are described as tax free car, blue plate car, car from foreigner to foreigner, blue card, MA plate car etc.

Foreigners who have work permit, foreign national students, foreign pensioners residing in Turkey, diplomatic persons or institutions can purchase their car from the first and only portal site for blue plate cars; www.taxfreecar.net and www.yabancidanyabanciya.net of 9ekim Group.

They can choose their car from the second hand cars options on current websites or new or used cars abroad and have it brought into Turkey by door-to-door shipping. On the other hand, foreigners who have work permit, foreign national students, foreign pensioners residing in Turkey, diplomatic persons or institutions can purchase their car from abroad through their own means. In such a case, 9ekim provides door-to-door transportation and logistics services.

Import without returns is the importation into the Customs Territory of Turkey of certain personal or commercial goods purchased by earnings and savings obtained abroad and not required to be brought into Turkey and without the transfer of foreign currency, after the owner has resided out of the borders of the Customs Territory of Turkey for at least 24 months.

It is often misinterpreted as purchasing a tax free car. However it means that no payment will be made to abroad. Import without returns comprises motorised or unmotorised private transport vehicles, used household goods, capital goods brought due to office moving, technical equipment and office & shop equipment.

9ekim is highly experienced in the customs clearance and transportation of transactions of import without returns.

It takes 2-3 days in average to obtain residence permit

It takes 2-3 days in average to obtain residence permit and 1 month in average to obtain work permit.

Dual citizens, who has Turkish citizenship by birth and acquired citizenship from a foreign country with the permission from Council of Ministers, and their legal heirs are separated from other foreigners and allowed to keep certain rights in Turkey, without prejudice to the provisions concerning public order and national security of Republic of Turkey.  These rights are residence in the country, journey, working, inheritance, acquiring and assigning estate and asset etc.

Foreigners who has Turkish citizenship by birth and acquired citizenship from a foreign country with the permission from Council of Ministers and want to obtain pink card, are given pink card, formerly known as blue card, by General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs and District Directorate of Population and Citizenship inside Turkey and consulates outside Turkey upon request if they want to take advantage of the rights indicated by law.

Our relocation company offers competent solutions for relocation services required by foreign personnel, who work in Turkey, when they first come into and are leaving from the country.
Among our relocation services are international shipping of household goods, international shipping of autos, work permit, residence permit, finding a house for rent.
Please see www.istanbulrelocation.net for details.

9ekim provides professional services for international transportation of vehicles from or to Turkey. International transportation of vehicles is carried out in trailers designed to carry only vehicles and able to carry 8 vehicles at most. The vehicle to be used in international transportation of vehicles may be autos or commercial vehicles.
9ekim transports all vehicles (auto, minibus, 4×4, land vehicle, motorcycle) from or to abroad, Europe in particular, to the point of arrival safely and quickly in the top model articulated lorries of German origin, designed only to carry vehicles.
9ekim provides services with its business partner in Germany, which has been carrying out international transportation of vehicles and household goods for 80 years. All vehicles may be parked duty-free in customs area of 20.000m2, which belongs to our solution partner in Germany. All our lorry drivers are of German origin and experienced in international transportation of vehicles and household goods.
We complete the customs transactions of the vehicle to be transported into Turkey through our agencies abroad upon request and when required. It is also possible to transport the vehicle internationally by sea and container to overseas countries. It requires a real expertise to transport vehicle by container due to the fact that the vehicles, which are not lashed properly with high quality materials, are likely to be badly damaged during the overseas shipping. We can also organize vehicle transportation to overseas countries by cargo aircraft on demand.

Please see www.turkeymoving.com for details.

International door-to-door shipping is carried out by road (articulated lorry), sea (container) or air (plane), depending on the volume of the goods and country of arrival. Household goods, which are not suitable to be transported by road, are transported partially or completely to the most important ports all around the world by the professional team of 9ekim with the opportunities of scheduled services and regular shipping with insurance guarantee.

It is necessary for international door-to-door shipping companies to cooperate with partner companies in the countries of arrival, to have the agency network to provide the same quality service all around the world, to be experienced only in international shipping and to offer solutions for logistics and customs clearance through its own multilingual staff. Also it is of great importance to pack the household goods with special techniques depending on the distance and to use finest quality packing materials for the goods not to be damaged during international shipping.

9ekim has the agency network all around the world to provide the same quality service through quite a few international organizations of which it is a member. Our company provides successful delivery and packing services by road, air or sea to our agencies possessing certain quality standards on the point of arrival. As a result of having ISO 9001 certificate, 9ekim provides services in line with ISO 9001 standards.

9ekim provides services only in the field of international door-to-door shipping and international shipping of vehicles.

Please see www.turkeymoving.com for details.

International door-to-door shipping is carried out by road (articulated lorry), sea (container) or air (plane), depending on the volume of the goods and country of arrival. Household goods, which are not suitable to be transported by road, are transported partially or completely to the most important ports all around the world by the professional team of 9ekim with the opportunities of scheduled services and regular shipping with insurance guarantee. It is necessary for international door-to-door shipping companies to cooperate with partner companies in the countries of arrival, to have the agency network to provide the same quality service all around the world, to be experienced only in international shipping and to offer solutions for logistics and customs clearance through its own multilingual staff. Also it is of great importance to pack the household goods with special techniques depending on the distance and to use finest quality packing materials for the goods not to be damaged during international shipping. This importance becomes even clearer during overseas shipping of used household goods which belong to real persons who leave the customs territory of Turkey or transport to the customs territory of Turkey.

9ekim has the agency network all around the world to provide the same quality service through quite a few international organizations of which it is a member. Our company provides successful delivery and packing services by road, air or sea to our agencies possessing certain quality standards on the point of arrival. As a result of having ISO 9001 certificate, 9ekim provides services in line with ISO 9001 standards. As a member of near 10 unions of international transporters of household goods, we ensure you a smooth process.

9ekim provides services only in the field of international door-to-door shipping and international shipping of vehicles.

Please see www.turkeymoving.com for details.

Non-commercial goods only for personal use can be brought into Turkey a month before or after arrival of the owner. Non-commercial goods only for personal or familial use or with the purpose of present are given exemption. Relevant personal effects which are delivered by post or fast cargo shipping should not have a gross weight of more than 30 kilograms.

9ekim is highly experienced in international door-to-door shipping of personal effects belonging to persons who come into or leave from Turkey. The type of international transportation for personal effects is generally air transportation.

LIST OF PERSONAL EFFECTS
a) Clothing and journey goods
1- Clothes for the passenger to wear only
2- Journey goods and goods peculiar to the life of the passenger
b) ELECTRONIC/DIGITAL ITEMS
1- One colour television without discriminating LCD or plasma display (until 55?? screen [including 55?? screen])
2- One video camera (with 10 blank tapes) and camera (with memory card or 5 photographic films)
3- One GPS direction finding device
4- One laptop or PC (with parts and pieces, including flash memory and external hard disk)
5- One radio or radio-tape
6- One for each kind of voice or screen recorder or player and 10 disc, tape, CD, VCD, DVD in total at most belonging to these devices.
7- One electronic game device with tape or game card
8- GSM- Mobile phone including those which have TV, music player, video player (one piece in two calendar years except foreign mission members)
c) MUSICAL INSTURMENTS
One for each hand-held musical instrument, three pieces at most.
ç) SPORTS AND GAME IMPLEMENTS
1- One camping tent
2- One diving set
3- One unmotorised inflatable boat
4- One sailboard
5- A pair of flippers
6- Golf equipment (except golf cart)
7- One for each sports equipment and outfit to be used alone for playing sports (including parachute and ski set and excluding jet ski and motorised aquaplane)
d) HEALTH DEVICES
1- Bed belonging to the patient
2- Driving motorised or unmotorised chair for the disabled
3- Medicine used for personal treatment
4- Medical devices for personal use
5- Gas mask and protective garment
e) KITCHENWARE
Kitchenware to be used during journey and one for each small home appliance
f) OTHERS
1-  A certain amount of zam-zam water and date palm, determined by  Undersecretariat and Department of Religious Affairs, to be sent by post or cargo or brought along by the passangers coming from haj or umra.
2- A pushchair for child passanger
3- Toys of child passanger
4- An iron
5- A bicycle
6- A field glass (Except night vision glasses and  night vision sharpshooter glasses)
7- Other tools and devices for use of the driver or the vehicle itself during the journey (Battery charger, battery powered auto broom, battery powered icebox etc.)
8- Books or similar publications for personal use
9- 2 pets in total or 10 aquarium fish, provided that they are with the passenger (provided that health report from vet, origin and vaccine report, identity card and description report is submitted and veterinary inspection is done)

Certificate of residence (ikamet tezkeresi) is a document given by security directorates to enable a foreign national to reside in a new country.

Expats who are in Turkey for working purposes for a certain time period, foreigners who decide to reside into Turkey or foreign national students are allowed to temporarily import their car registered under their own name in their place of residence outside Customs Territory of Turkey without paying tax by registering to traffic inside Customs Territory of Turkey. These cars are described as tax free car, blue plate car, car from foreigner to foreigner, blue card, MA plate car etc.

Should the Turkish citizens can drive a car with Turkish driving licence in the country of nationality of the foreigner, he/she can drive a car with foreign driving licence without problem in Turkey, in line with the mutual reciprocity agreements between the countries.

After the customs clearance of the car, new bought or entering Turkey for the first time, is completed, traffic registration, blue plate and official registration transactions are carried out in the district traffic registration office so that the car can be registered to Turkish traffic. All transactions are carried out and completed by our professional team.

The foreigners who have work permit from Ministry of Labour, foreign national students and foreign lecturers, foreign pensioners residing in Turkey, diplomatic persons or institutions, foreigners of Turkish origin who have blue card/pink card, foreign personnel and soldiers of NATO, foreign sportsmen and sportswomen of Federations, employees of foreign press corporations abroad, foreign experts who temporarily work in various ministries as part of EU programs and projects can purchase a Taxfreecar® or blue plate car.

On the other hand, dual citizens who have a citizenship from another country as well as Turkish citizenship, foreigners who reside in Turkey for a certain reason (marriage etc.), but does not have work permit or is not retired from abroad cannot purchase a Taxfreecar®, blue plate, MA plate car even if they pay taxes and they cannot take advantage of this right whatsoever.

Please see www.taxfreecar.net and www.yabancidanyabanciya.net for details.

The foreigners who have work permit from Ministry of Labour, foreign national students and foreign lecturers, foreign pensioners residing in Turkey, foreigners of Turkish origin who have blue card/pink card, foreign personnel and soldiers of NATO, foreign sportsmen and sportswomen of Federations can sell their Taxfreecar® to foreigners who have the same right to purchase a Taxfreecar®, the persons and institutions abroad or to our company 9ekim, on condition that it is exported to abroad.

Customs clearance of household goods and personal effects requires specialty and experience and is quite different from the customs clearance of commercial goods.
Customs clearance of household goods must be carried out by licenced customs consultants within customs consultancy companies. However, this operation is sadly carried out by third party persons and companies by outsourcing in Turkey.

Yet only licenced customs clearance companies may carry out customs clearance in Turkey according to the current Customs Law. It is indispensible that problems will arise if customs clearance is carried out by persons who do not have enough experience and knowledge of customs clearance of household goods and personal effects. Delayed clearing goods through the customs and resulting high storage and anchorage fees and fines arising from misinformation are caused by this inexperience and lack of knowledge.

Our company is specialised in customs clearance of household goods and personal effects and one and only licenced customs consultancy company which carries out this operation without outsourcing. We have been a member of Istanbul Customs Consultants Association since 1996.

Our success and quality is registered with ISO 9001 quality certificate. Our company has 4 vocational books and a good many of articles published.

What is Touring deposit and how much does it cost?

Foreigners, who have the right to buy Taxfreecar®, such as the foreigners who have work permit from Ministry of Labour, foreign national students and foreign lecturers, foreign pensioners residing in Turkey, diplomatic persons or institutions, foreigners of Turkish origin who have blue card/pink card, foreign personnel and soldiers of NATO, foreign sportsmen and sportswomen of Federations can purchase their car with exemption from many taxes.

 

However they are required to pay a certain amount of deposit depending on the motor and year of the vehicle, determined by Touring and Automobile Club of Turkey and to be returned after the car has left Turkey or has been sold. It is a security deposit paid in cash or as guarantee letter.

Touring Deposit (down payment) Calculation and Information

Please see www.taxfreecar.net and www.yabancidanyabanciya.net for detailed information about Touring deposit.

What should I do with my tax free car when I am going abroad?

You DO NOT HAVE TO leave your car at the customs area when you are going abroad. You can leave your blue plate car at the parking lot of your house or office.

How to complete customs clearance of autos?

Customs clearance of autos and vehicles, blue plate cars in particular, requires specialty and experience and is quite different from the customs clearance of commercial goods.
Customs clearance of autos must be carried out by licenced customs consultants within customs consultancy companies. However, this operation is sadly carried out by third party persons and companies by outsourcing in Turkey. Yet only licenced customs clearance companies may carry out customs clearance in Turkey according to the current Customs Law. It is indispensible that problems will arise if customs clearance is carried out by persons who do not have enough experience and knowledge of customs clearance of autos, tax free cars in particular. Delayed clearing goods through the customs and resulting high storage and anchorage fees and fines arising from misinformation are caused by this inexperience and lack of knowledge.

Our company is specialised in customs clearance of autos and tax free cars and is one and only licenced customs consultancy company which carries out this operation without outsourcing. We have been a member of Istanbul Customs Consultants Association since 1996. Our success and quality is registered with ISO 9001 quality certificate.

Our company has 4 vocational books and a good many of articles published.

What is work permit?

The document prepared by Ministry of Labour and Social Security for a foreign national to work in any institution is called work permit.
Obtaining a work permit depends on the criteria stated in the relevant law and regulations.

Application with the necessary documents is not enough to obtain work permit. Ministry of Labour gives work permit after reviewing the situation of Turkish labour market, developments in business life, sectorial and economic situation concerning employment. For instance, the company, for which work permit is required, has to be employing at least 5 Turkish citizens.

If the foreign national, who wants to obtain work permit, is the company partner, the condition for employment of 5 Turkish citizens is required for the last six months of the 1 year work permit given by ministry. If more than one employee requests work permit for the same company, it is required to be employing 5 Turkish citizens for each one of the foreign nationals following the first foreign national given work permit.
Please see www.istanbulrelocation.net for the details and other conditions.

What are the types of Work Permit in Turkey?

Work permit for a definite period is given to enable the foreign national to work in a certain company or business and a certain vocation, depending on the time period of the work or labour contract and residence permit, and is valid for 1 year at the most.

Work permit for an indefinite period can be given to the foreign nationals, who have worked in Turkey legally for six years in total or have resided in Turkey legally and continuously, regardless of the situation of labour market and developments in business life, in line with the ministry?s opinion of appropriateness, and unlimited to a certain business, vocation, territorial or geographical area, unless otherwise is stated in bilateral or multilateral contracts of which Turkey is a party.

Work permit for self-employment can be given to the foreign nationals, who have resided in Turkey legally and continuously for at least 5 years, provided that their work has positive effect on employment and provides added value in terms of economic development.

Exceptional work permit can be given to foreign nationals, by taking the opinions of relevant authorities into consideration, provided that the regulations concerning vocational services are complied and national regulations are not violated, unless otherwise is stated in bilateral or multilateral contracts of which Turkey is a party.

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