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Woodspeckie


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24/01/2012 21:43

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From the 1st February Turkey will issue 90/180 days visa on entry, this means that only up to 90 days stay in Turkey in 180 days so no back to back renewal of a visa after 90 days you have to be out of the country for 90 days before issue of another visa. For example 1 months holiday April 30 days. 1 months holiday July 31 days 1 months holiday September you can only stay 29 days leave the country for 90 days re-enter then for another visa. They are trying to encourage ex-pats to apply for residency instead of going over to Greece to get a visa on re-entry.



Ed1957


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24/01/2012 21:46

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Thanks, good info



ianwfs


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24/01/2012 22:13

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Is this for sure? The same story went round last year and it was found to be an urban myth.



Woodspeckie


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24/01/2012 22:23

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Yes it has been reported in all Turkish newspapers and by the Embassy.



philbailey


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24/01/2012 22:27

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Will the same laws apply to Cyprus?



Woodspeckie


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msgd 3. Hurriyet daily news 19th Jan. Foreigners without residency will only be able to remain in Turkey for consecutive 90 days or 90 days spread over 6 months as from Feb 1st. This is a change from previous law which allowed foreigners without residency to stay for 90 days leave the country for a short period then return for another 90 days. Turkey is attracting unregistered workers from all around the world in many fields including babysitting, housekeeping, English teaching and Industry.



ianwfs


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25/01/2012 01:16

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As asked in msg 5, does this apply to Cyprus. When it was suggested last year, it only applied to Turkey, not Cyprus, which for immigration and visa purposes is a totally different country.



delikomsu



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25/01/2012 09:26

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thanks woodspeckie, do you have a good source of info for all Turkish Residency requirements at present, including health insurance requirements please?



R.C.T.Man.



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25/01/2012 09:36

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Wow that is what North Cyprus should take up .



thecatsmother


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25/01/2012 10:35

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Please read the British Embassy Ankara page properly before you give misleading information! the two paragraphs concerning visas to Turkey are below:-



"A visa is required for British nationals to enter Turkey unless they are cruise ship passengers who enter the country for a day trip and return to the ship the same day. British citizens (for diplomatic/official passports see below) may obtain a multiple entry visitor's visa valid for 90 days at the port of entry on payment of 10 in cash (Scottish currency is not accepted). Visas can also be obtained from the Turkish Consulate in London.



Turkish Authorities recently revised their visa stamps. All visas now state that they are valid for multiple stays up to a maximum of 90 days in a 180 day period. However, the Immigration Authorities inform us that these rules are not being applied and that visas are valid as before, for multiple entries within 90 days of issue. Be careful not to overstay 90 days from the date of issue "



dalartokat


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25/01/2012 10:38

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delikomsu..message 8 ..have a look at the expats site http://www.mymerhaba.com Its informative for people considering moving over there and talks about Health on the left hand side under Forums.



waddo


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25/01/2012 10:55

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What happens in Turkey happens here - but only later when the government can "invent" a new law that might work. As the Green/White Kimlic card is still on the table, but pushed under the cloth for the moment, then expect new rules to be applied later in the year. At least Turkey has fixed prices for residency even if you can never get permanent residency there unless you marry!



Guess I am the only one who ever wondered why Turkey and Cyprus differ in their regulations but as they both now seem to be heading in the same direction (Turkey first, then Cyprus) who can say if the residency rules may change in the future?



Watching the expats site in Turkey always seems to give us a "heads up" on what may happen here - strange that. As for reading anything on the British Embassy site for anywhere, read the disclaimer (in very small print and hard to find) first then just treat it as a general guide to what might be happening!



Woodspeckie


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msg 10. That is old information from last year when they were going to change the rules but delayed it until 1st February this year. It is not misleading information.



waddo


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25/01/2012 11:49

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British Embassy Site for Ankara - from their own web page: Last updated at 11:48 (UK time) 4 Jul 2011



I rest my case!



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