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TURKEY – IMPORT REGULATIONS

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NOTE :  CUSTOMS REGULATIONS AND DOCUMENTS REQUIRED VARY GREATLY

ACCORDING TO CUSTOMER’S IMMIGRATION STATUS

 

PART 1

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS & CUSTOMS REGULATIONS (FOR NON-TURKISH NATIONAL CUSTOMERS - NO TAX AND DUTY FREE -PLEASE SEE PART 4)

 

  • ·        Passport (with valid entry stamps)
  • ·        Work Permit / Not valid for retired people  (obtained from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security)
  • ·        Work Visa / Not valid for retired people  (obtained from Turkish Consulate either in originating country or customer’s home nation)
  • ·        Residence Permit (from local police dept in Turkey)
  • ·        Inventory (showing brand names and serial number’s of electrical appliances / English)
  • ·        Power of Attorney ( Draft will be supplied by the agent and will be certified by the Public Notary in Turkey) (Notary charges will be paid by the customer)
  • ·        Tax I.D  Card (will be obtained from Tax office in Turkey)
  • ·        A copy of Deed (TAPU) or a copy of rental contract (must be certified by Public Notary in Turkey)
  • ·        Addresses in Residence Permit  must be same in Deed (TAPU) or Rental Contract.
  • ·        Used household goods and personal effects are only permitted for import, if, for customer’s own use
  • ·        Household goods must arrive within two months before or six months after the customer’s passport is stamped for entry into Turkey and the customer is to be present at the Customs Office during the customs formalities .

 

PART 2

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS & CUSTOMS REGULATIONS ( FOR RETURNING TURKISH CUSTOMERS)

TURKISH CITIZEN MUST BE PRESENT FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE AT THE ARRIVAL CUSTOMS  OF SHIPMENT.

Passport for customer and wife ( if marry )

Descriptive Inventory

A returning Letter from the company  for employee.

Power of Attorney(a sample will be given to customer by Turkish Agent in Turkey and will be certified by Public Notary /  if needed) (Notary charges will be paid by the customer)

Turkish Marriage Licences (if married)

Turkish TAX I.D card (can be obtained by client after arrival into Turkey)

NUFUS KAYIT ORNEGI (can be obtained by client after arrival into Turkey from Registry of Births)

Used household goods and personal effects permitted for import if for customer’s own use.

household goods must arrive within two months before or six months after the customer’s

passport is stamped entry into Turkey and the customer is to be present at the Customs Office during the customs process.

Customer’s that hold a Turkish Passport must have lived abroad for a continuous period in

excess of 24 months (on condition that no more 180 days in a year in Turkey and add this period over to 24 months) in order to import items free of duty that were acquired outside of Turkey.

Customers must obtain IKAMETGAH NAKIL BELGESI from the Turkish embassy/consulate

in the origin country.(Validity date 6 months ).In order to benefit from exemption, Turkish Consulate must be stated  ‘’ No more dwell/reside  ‘’   on the letter for the customer.

Guaranty letter from spouse of importer/receiver  to Turkish Customs (a sample will be provided by us)

CUSTOMER  IS TO BE IN CONTACT WITH TURKISH EMBASSY/CONSULATE TO OBTAIN

THE CURRENT CUSTOMS REGULATION/RULES IN TURKEY BEFORE SENDING THE SHIPMENT (HHGS – VEHICLE) TO TURKEY.     

IF THE CUSTOMER WANTS TO BRING OWN VEHICLE, PLEASE CONTACT TO CONSULATE/EMBASSY  IN ORDER TO LEARN IMPORTING TERMS & CONDITIONS OF THIS VEHICLE IN TO TURKEY WITH THE HOUSEHOLDGOODS.

IF THE CUSTOMER DOES NOT RECEIVE THE ‘’ IKAMETGAH NAKIL BELGESI – CHANGING OF RESIDENCY ‘’ CERTIFICATE FROM THE TURKISH CONSULATE AT ORIGIN FOR THE HOUSEHOLD GOODS, THE CUSTOMER CAN RELEASE THE GOODS FROM THE CUSTOMS IN TURKEY BY PAYING IMPORT TAX AND DUTIES.

     

PART 3

DUTIABLE / RESTRICTED-PROHIBITED ITEMS

   

Food / Firearms / Explosives / Drugs-narcotics / Alcohol / Antique (prohibited items for import/entry)

DVD –   VIDEO TAPES –  FILMS – BOOKS and ARTWORKS  can be sent to the Ministry of Culture  by the Turkish Customs Inspector to be examined. 

Billard/Pool Table : The customs can request a permition to have a present at the residence from the local Security Units in Turkey.

Professional Equipments/Machineries ( Lathe, Drill, Abrade, Saw, Polish, Whet, Mould, Weld, Generator,Compressor and others)  Game/Play Machineries and  FAX MACHINES are prohibited items for import/entry

 

PART 4

SOME DETAILS

 

Only 2 pieces electronic goods from each item (attached a list)  can be imported. The customs can confiscated more than 2 electronic goods from each item.

TV, VCR, HIFI, RADIO, AUTO RADIO, VIDEO CAMERA, TV SATELLITE RECEIVER- DVD RECORDER are subject to Bandrol Tax (attached the list/Duties for electronic items) and no any free charge from any electronic goods even  have got one electronic goods.

The customer has to deposit ( cash )or to give a bank guarantee to Turkish Customs  for his/her household  goods. This deposit will be determined by Turkish Customs commission  by checking the inventories and items during the inspection.

The part of this deposit is going to be received by client at the end of 5 years or situation leaving early from Turkey before 5 years by showing the exit customs docs to Turkish Customs. At the end of 5 years, goods are being nationalized.(for non-Turkish National Customers )

That type of customs process is TEMPORARY IMPORT. Process at customs is taking 8 or 10 work days. These dates may be getting longer due to the  intensive processes at the Customs Head Office.

In some cases, the client may import his/her personal effects by paying 10% import tax to Turkish

Customs for the total valued of goods on condition that not exceed over EURO 1500.- if the total value of goods is more than Euro 1500 – The goods can be imported by paying between 38% -42% import to the customs office.

That type of customs process is TAXIABLE (permanent ) IMPORT.  This customs type is generally used in Turkey for foreign retired people or the people with second/holiday home.

PART 5

C A R – MOTOR CYCLE  (PERSONAL OWN VEHICLE / POV) (FOR NON-TURKISH NATIONAL CUSTOMERS)

If the customer has got only a residence permit (more than 1 year ) that is being received from local Turkish Police in Turkey, the client can import his/her own car in a temporary status max. for 180 days. According to the staying duration in the last 1 year in Turkey of customer, the customer can give the staying duration of the car in Turkey as less than 180 days.  At the end of 180 days, client has to move the car out of Turkey. No any tax –duties-deposits to Turkish Customs for this status. The owner of the car is to be present at the customs office  during the customs process.

Documents: Original Passport and residence permit, registration certificate of motor vehicle and traffic insurance certificate/which will be obtained from the insurance company in Turkey.

 

Meanwhile, if the customer is retired and getting a pension from the STATE , the customer can bring his/her own motor vehicle by receiving a permission from the TOURING SERVICE in Turkey. For that reason, the customer is to translate the retirement ID card or certificate into Turkish language first, submit to the Touring Service and get an approve in order to bring to Turkey. If no problem, he/she can import their own motor vehicle by paying a deposit (guarantee) to the Touring Service. Please check that amount of deposit/guarantee from us by advising on the make, model, year of vehicle and cylinder capacity of the engine. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH US FOR THIS SECTION.

                                                                      

If the customer has got also a working permit, client can import his/her own car in a temporary status by receiving a temporary Turkish plate/licence during the residence permit  by paying a deposit(guarantee ) to Touring Service. At the expiration of residence permit(if leaves from Turkey), the client has to move out of his/her own car .The deposit is going to be given back to the customer by touring service. Please check that the amount of deposit/guarantee from us by advising the make, model year of vehicle and cylinder capacity of engine.

 

Documents :

Original passport with working visa issued by Turkish Consulate (with 2 copies)

Original residence permit (with 2 copies)

The working permit (received from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in Turkey) (1 org + 2 copy)

Bank guarantee, issued by a local bank or cash payment to Touring Service (the amount depends on the net weight and model of the car)

Original title of car ( with 2 copies )

The registration of the company to the  Chamber of Commerce in Turkey (1 Org + 2 copy)

A letter to Touring Service from the customer’s company.(a draft will be given by us)

The delivery form of car to the warehouse in the port. (with 2 copies )

Original Driving Licence (with 2 copies)

The insurance policy of car in Turkey

The Entry Carnette of foreign vehicles that received from Touring Service in Turkey (with 2 copies)

Written Undertaking (sample will be given by Turkish Customs)

PART 6

C A R/MOTOR CYCLE  FOR TURKISH  NATIONALS

One car per family can be imported but is subject to substantial import duties/taxes.

Car must be registered on the name of importer since 6 months in the Origin Country before incoming to Turkey and must not be older than 3 years (inclusive registration date and year of model) and must be used (no brand new). Please get in touch with in order to learn Import Tax by giving us the make, model (year) of car and cylinder capacity of engine . The owner has to get in touch with Turkish Embassy/Consulate to receive necessary info and documents before to ship the vehicle to Turkey.

PART 7

P E T S                  

The passport of the pet owner and the international vaccination papers are required.

 

PART 8

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION                       

Wine and alcoholics beverages are generally not allowed, but small amounts (2 or 3 bottles) in combination with a household goods shipment usually not a problem.

 

PART 9

CLAIM   : 

No any claim chargeback.

Customs regulation requirements, applicable duties, taxes and other government fees levied against the owner’s effects are subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to maintain current country by country customs information; however, due to constantly changing conditions, we recommend you contact the country’s nearest consulate office for the most current information or  you can visit the following Web site. www.gumruk.gov.tr 

We kindly wanted to inform you that;

Concerning ISPM 15 wood packing material marking systems; there must be a sign on the pallets and wooden crates/boxes must be fumigated with a fumigation certificate with other shipping documents. If not; will be faced verifying problems during customs affairs in the arrival Customs points.

TURKEY – IMPORT REGULATIONS


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