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Foreign Citizens Advice Centre Free, Independent and Confidential AdviceThe services of The Foreign Citizens Advice Centre are given independently and in the strictest confidence.

Registered in Turkey as a charitable association No. (Kütük No.) 09.017.134 (9-321647)


    NOTE: The laws can change frequently here in Türkiye. One rule can be implemented one week and change the following week. 1/2/2024 Today being 1st February 2024, one month since the new ‘AirB&B’ rule came into force , owners or their acting agents can no longer continue under the GIYKIMBIL / KBS system to rent

    February 4, 2024
  • Passport validity requirements

    Passport validity requirements If you are visiting Turkey, your passport must: be valid for at least 150 days from the date you arrive have a full blank page for entry and exit stamps If you are a resident in Turkey, your passport must be valid for 6 months from the date you arrive. If entering

    January 28, 2024
  • A new era in rent has begun! Landlord – tenant covers millions, application must be made via e-Government

    It directly concerns homeowners and tenants. A new era has begun. Conditions have changed completely. The legal regulation, which closely concerns those who rent their homes daily, came into force as of January 1. How will short-term residential rentals of 100 days or less for tourism, education, business, health, sports or other purposes be handled?

    January 22, 2024

    [Thanks to Doc Martin and Fethiye Area News for confirming ] Announced in the Resmi Gazette on 28/12/2023 , those temporarily importing their vehicle & holding a Residence Permit can now keep it in Turkiye for up to 4 years,[extended from 2 years]. It is also now possible at the end of the 4 years

    January 16, 2024