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Obtaining residency problems

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Obtaining residency problems

Post Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:22 pm

Hi, I wonder if any of you are able to give me some advice. My daughter moved to Turkey around 3 weeks ago. she has managed to get a Job in Orhani but cant start work until she has her residency through.

She has got herself an apartment, opened a bank account, been down to the office that deal with residency which seems to me to be so awkward.
She was told she would get her residency once opening a bank account, she has done this, now they want her to have £5000 lira in her bank account which she had to begin with but obviously has had to pay for food, apartment, travel etc.

Does anybody have any advice, please as her employer says she needs residency prior to starting working for them.

Hope to hear from you guys with some good news. Sad

 

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Re: Obtaining residency problems

Post Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:42 pm

- angelag123

Hi, I wonder if any of you are able to give me some advice. My daughter moved to Turkey around 3 weeks ago. she has managed to get a Job in Orhani but cant start work until she has her residency through.

She has got herself an apartment, opened a bank account, been down to the office that deal with residency which seems to me to be so awkward.
She was told she would get her residency once opening a bank account, she has done this, now they want her to have £5000 lira in her bank account which she had to begin with but obviously has had to pay for food, apartment, travel etc.

Does anybody have any advice, please as her employer says she needs residency prior to starting working for them.

Hope to hear from you guys with some good news. Sad




Hello. Your daughter needs a work permit before she can start work in TR, her employers should be able to advise. See info below-

Working for a Private Company in Turkey

4 application forms, which can be obtained from the Aliens Department
a) forms should be completed in typeset not hand-written
b) 4 recently taken photographs. 1 photograph to be attached to each form
2 completed work position declaration forms obtained from the Aliens Department
Your passport, which should contain a working visa issued by the Turkish Embassy abroad
The residence declaration form duly completed
A letter from your employer in Turkey
Permission granted to the company
The appropriate fee



Obtaining a work visa for Turkey is a little trickier than getting a residence permit. All work permits for Turkey are employer-driven and are based on specific job offers – you must have a job offer with a Turkish employer before you even think of applying. You will not be given a work permit on the ‘off chance’ that you may find work once you are there.
All this applies to most countries so it is worth looking into these issues before moving.

Applying for a residence visa from inside Turkey: If you are already in Turkey on a tourist visa, you should apply to your nearest police headquarters for residency before your current (90 day) tourist visa runs out.


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Re: Obtaining residency problems

Post Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:46 pm

Hi there
Don't know if the problem is sorted now - I applied and got residency in Feb 2012 but my circumstances are slightly different in that I am a pensioner. I did my residency application in one morning with the help of a friend who had done it a month or so before.

Apparently they just want to know you can support yourself to the tune o£250-£300 a month for the time you will be living here - as the minimum residency application is for a year that would mean they would either want to see and amount of around £3000 in your account or something from the employer stating how much she would be paid per month. Maybe she could borrow it on a short-term loan and repay it monthly. They didn't seem to be that strict when I did it - borrowed it from my daughter and paid it back once had my residency - they just asked for a copy of my local bank statement showing I had the money at the time of application. Hope this helps x

 

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Re: Obtaining residency problems

Post Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:18 pm

I think it must vary according to region. here in Didim we were not asked for any proof of our financial situation when we applied for residency, and I don't know of anyone else here who was asked.


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