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Offline JohnF

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No more Residence Permit Applications...
« on: May 13, 2015, 10:01:55 AM »
...until the 18th May.


Looks like the big changeover is ready to happen, with the TBMM taking over all responsibility for foreigners and migrants.


Exciting time ahead, eh?


JF

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Re: No more Residence Permit Applications...
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2015, 12:12:10 PM »
Tell us more john please, as a bit in the dark about this,

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Re: No more Residence Permit Applications...
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2015, 13:38:09 PM »
Davybill,

About 18 months ago it was announced that residency applications and renewals would be handled by one department, the GDMM rather than multiple agencies with the whole process led by the police, this of course was seen as a simplification and a convenient step forward for foreigners. The GDMM announced that across the nation there would be a series of 'one stop' offices established where all the staff would have up to date training on residency rules and that would be the focal point for those applying.

As you may have seen, the transition from the police to this new agency has been a nightmare for many with not only differences being called for across regions, but in some cases individuals within departments processing applications under what could only be described as their own interpretation of the rules.

Tuesday of this week it was announced that all future applications and renewals will pass from the police to the GDMM offices and a six day hand over period to May 18th would be put in place, during the hand over, no new applications will be accepted.

Now for what may be the bad news, at a meeting run by the Consulate here in Fethiye about 18 months ago when this plan was being announced, it was understood that we would have a GDMM office here, and although we still might have, there isn't one yet with our nearest office being located in Mugla. At this point, it seems that you may need to travel to Mugla to complete a new application or renewal.

There has been some talk that an 'online' system will be put in place but that isn't confirmed and certainly not in place right now.
« Last Edit: May 13, 2015, 15:06:08 PM by Rimms »

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Re: No more Residence Permit Applications...
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2015, 15:05:32 PM »
Pretty much sums it up.

They've only published the contact information for the Provincial offices at this time - there are a number of District offices planned but as yet they haven't released their details.  I think it highly likely that there will be one in Fethiye but as we know, logic and clear thinking do not always go hand in hand with Turkish bureaucracy. 

As regards the online renewal system, I've been told that it is definitely a work in progress and that they've already identified the Provinces where it'll be trialed - Mugla isn't one of them as it stands.

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Re: No more Residence Permit Applications...
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2015, 15:38:10 PM »
Thanks folks, will be prepared. I hope.

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Re: No more Residence Permit Applications...
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2015, 16:43:21 PM »
We did ours this afternoon and were told that the office would close at 5.00 so we must have been amongst the last to be processed.

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Re: No more Residence Permit Applications...
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2015, 19:42:08 PM »
Looks like it is up and running
https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/




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