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Turkey

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED

Turkey

Guns, Firearms, Explosives, Narcotic Drugs, Pornography

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

FOREIGN DIPLOMATS

Household goods Special Import Licence is granted in the form named as “TAKRIR” which is prepared by the related Embassy and sealed by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. VEHICLES: “TAKRIR” is required for import for cars older than 3 years old, client should have proof of ownership such as invoice of car or previous traffic registration to prove client has had car for more than 3 years.

FOREIGN NON-DIPLOMATS, TECHNICAL OR ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONAL WORKING FOR THE EMBASSY: (SECOND CLASS DIPLOMATS)

Household goods Household goods must enter Turkey two months before or six months after their first visit to Turkey. Passport, Identity Card, Guarantee Letter of the Embassy, inventory in Turkish approved by the Embassy (based on detailed packing list: Declaration of brands, models, serial numbers of electrical items) are necessary.

VEHICLES

One automobile, mobile caravan or motorcycle brought by the person concerned, maximum two months before or six months after their first visit to Turkey is subject to importation. A guarantee letter from the Embassy, sealed by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is necessary.

FOREIGN NATIONALS TEMPORARILY STAYING IN TURKEY FOR WORK, RESEARCH, OR EDUCATION

Household goods Must enter Turkey two months before or six months after their first visit to Turkey. Passport, residence permit, power of attorney from notary, letter from company client is working for against tax and duties, bank guarantee or cash deposit, detailed packing list (declaration of brands, models, serial numbers of electrical items) are necessary.

VEHICLES

One automobile, caravan or motorcycle brought by the person concerned, maximum two months before or six months after their visit to Turkey is subject to importation. Passport, residence permit, working permit, guarantee letter from the firm client works for, bank guarantee or cash deposit for tax or duties.

TURKISH DIPLOMATS

Household goods Must enter to Turkey two months before or six months after their return to Turkey.Passport, officially written statement from the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs certifying his return to Turkey are necessary. There is broadcast capture duty (bandrol fee) for TV, Video, Hi-Fi set, etc. (Please ask for details). If married spouses passport is needed.

VEHICLES

It must be purchased minimum six months before arrival to Turkey and the client must have stayed abroad for two years.

TURKISH CITIZENS WHO WORK ABROAD

Household goods Those who lived abroad for a minimum of two years, and return to Turkey permanently can import between two months before and six months after their arrival to Turkey. Only one member of each family has legal right to import with the customs tax exemption. Radios, TV’s, Video-Recorders and Hl Fl Sets are subject broadcast capture duty (bandrol fee) (Please ask for details).

VEHICLES

Those who lived abroad for a minimum of two years are entitled to bring a car. Car must be purchased minimum six months before arrival to Turkey and should be less than 3 years old. **According to Ministry of Finance and Customs regulations, returning Turkish citizens (E) and Diplomats (D) must be in the country and visit customs office personally to sign import declarations after then all import formalities and delivery service will be released by our company both for household goods and cars for married couples both spouses passport are needed. IMPORTANT: This information is intended for general guidance. Forward Van Lines International cannot take responsibility for any errors or oversights or for any loss or damage that may occur from its use. It is advisable to contact the Turkish Embassy at http://www.washington.emb.mfa.gov.tr/ for more information prior to your shipping.

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