Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Paying for your residency

When you are staying longer than 3 months in Turkey, without traveling abroad, you need a residence permit. I used my residence book only in 2004/2005. Since I traveled a lot, it was easier for me to buy a visa every three months. Costs: 10 Euros.
A residence permit costs a Dutch 220 Euros for 6 months. For 5 years: 1.100 Euros.
An Italian can buy one for 60 Euros, valid for 5 years. A big difference.
Next to me there was a guy from Greece, he didn't know this. I am curious what he had to pay.
It's not always easy for Turks to get a visa for Europe, but at least you don't pay.

11 comments:

archisugar said...

Hello! It's not true that Turks do not have to pay for the visa. A Schengen visa for one years costs something like 100 Euros. Just a "trasfer visa" costs 60 Euros. Unfortunately, it is hard and expensive for Turks. :-(

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

I agree, that it is expensive for Turks. But it depends on your status. A Turkish busines person get a schengen visa for free. But they have to pay for leaving Turkey , 50 dollars.
The UK used to have different regulations.
Btw, nice design blog site of yours. Have Thursday with some Turkish architects a meeting..))
Kindest

Nihat said...

Hans, the way you put the ticket prices, it really is strange for me. I don't understand: 1,100 euros for the Dutch, and 60 euros for Italians, for the same five-year permit?.. Do you know what the discrepancy is for? I can't think of any meaningful rationale for it. Do the Dutch take 18 times more space than an Italian, for example? Stupid things like that are what keep coming to my mind. Or, maybe there is some reciprocity issue behind it all...

Hans said...

Dear Nihat,
According police officers I spoke with: 'Germans and Dutch let Turkish people pay the same'.
I know that this is a lie, since I deal with this issue for 5 years now.
Also, when you enter Turkey as a tourist you have to pay. Depends from which country you are. American, Dutch, Germans etc. can stay for 3 months while for example people of Modovia can stay for one month. Also here ar different prices. An American had to pay in the past 50 USD, while a Dutch 14 Euro. Its an irrational system.

archisugar said...

Hi! Thanks for the nice comment on my new blog. I've been designing websites since 1997. Maybe I know your architect friends??? :-) Greetings from Switzerland.

archisugar said...

Swiss do not pay to enter in Turkey. :-) Try to get a Swiss pass.
:-P
Btw, just joking... :-)

Hans said...

my free email address is on my blog..) Regarding your friend..)
will ask them tomorrow..))
Why a blog in La Suisse in Turkish?.((

archisugar said...

While I speak too many languages and made too many sites in English already. :-) Now, it's time for "mother language". :-)))

* Missing home , I guess.
:-(

Hans said...

Never meet a Turk who didnt miss home ;p..))
Erol Civic is the Turkish architect.
Kindest

archisugar said...

I guess, that's true. :-) WE miss home. :-)

I don't know Mr. Civic, I'm afraid. Constructing a new house???

Hans said...

then move back..))

No, Mr Civi is doing Maya building, Kanyon etc..))