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Menace


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Message Posted:
13/04/2009 12:19

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Last time we went to Turkey(a long while ago)we had to pay ten pounds for the visa and it had to be in sterling.We are flying from Ercan to Izmir on wednesday so does anyone know if its still a tenner,can you pay in euros or YTL because we dont have sterling.



Brinsley


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13/04/2009 12:45

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Euros okay as is Stg, not TL. Get yourself a Kiwi passport and it's free!



Richard



kaiserphil


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Message Posted:
13/04/2009 13:16

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Hi Menace, yes you can pay in euros and at one time in ytl, though as Richard says ytl is now a no-no, but I am not sure of the amount. No doubt some frequent traveller will tell you.

I know that they have tried to fleece people not paying sterling before now, like I remember someone being charged 40 ytl!



the butler


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Message Posted:
13/04/2009 13:58

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Hi,



We visited Istanbul last October and the visa was 10.00 then.





The butlers wife



Brinsley


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13/04/2009 15:25

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Just in case fees have gone up take 5 notes or loose 1 coins ditto in euros as they wont give change. Another revenue scam to rejuvenate the treasury coffers!



Richard



fire starter


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Message Posted:
13/04/2009 17:02

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last time we went a feew years ago , it was 10 sterling but some people were paying in ytl and only paying 10.

so take both with you .



Fred8


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Message Posted:
13/04/2009 18:37

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have paid in sterling (10), dollars (20) and ytl (30) - at different times



Checkmate


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Message Posted:
13/04/2009 18:44

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When you leave Ercan and fly to Turkey, do you get another 90 Visa on your return?



airy____fairy


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Message Posted:
13/04/2009 19:18

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I flew in january to hatay and the visa was $20 or 15 euro they would not take tl - however after a bit of a row/debate they eventually took the tl - as we had no other money on us but tl. will make sure i have $ next time i go.



flightholiday


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Message Posted:
13/04/2009 19:26

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GBP 10.00 if you are a UK passport holder or similar in Euro / USD.



Some countries are exempt i.e.NZ



The visa section as you arrive are not keen on TL as the foreign currency is more usefull. Don't forget that some countries need visa's bought before arrival on Turkish soil.



Brinsley


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13/04/2009 19:41

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If speculation is correct and Turkey expect near on 3 million British passport holders to holiday there this year due to the strength of the Euro making annual vacations in the Euro zone cost prohibitive, visa charges are going to be a real money spinner for the exchequer!



Richard



Fred8


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Message Posted:
13/04/2009 20:55

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3 million means 30 million GBP if i am not wrong. Add to this say, another 20 million GPBP for out country applicants (holiday, business, student, etc visas) the total comes to 50 Million GBP (20 million is a rough guess). Now compare tis to the income derived by the UK from visas for year 2006/7: 190 Million GBP- this put it in perspective the money spinning !!!



flightholiday


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Message Posted:
13/04/2009 21:13

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Msg 12 - yes.



fire starter


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Message Posted:
14/04/2009 14:35

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brin

they have got to pay off the imf some how!



Brinsley


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14/04/2009 22:36

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That's why I hold three legitimate passports, makes life alot easier and cheaper.



Richard



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