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Living in Turkey guide

Find out all you need to know to relocate and live in Turkey with the expat guide

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Generalities

General information
  • Turkey is known to be a key tourist hub for its economic, cultural and religious backgrounds. It is also a main expat destination.

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  • Living in Turkey, everything about this beautiful country.

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  • A brief introduction to general matters for anyone interested in living in Turkey or spending a holiday there

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Formalities

Visas, passports and entry requirements
  • Traveling formalities in Turkey vary according to the duration of your stay in the country. Citizens of some countries may require a visa.

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Visas

Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits
  • Whether you wish to study or work in Turkey, you will have to apply for an appropriate visa. There are five types of visas in Turkey.

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  • Information about applying for an Tourist e-Visa for Turkey. Step by Step process for applying for your visa. Includes the only official website where you should buy your e-Visa from.

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Work

Labour market, how to find a job
  • A general guide and tips for finding a Job in Istanbul and everywheer else. I had posted this article as a post in the forum. Recreating here.

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  • More and more foreigners are tempted to settle in Turkey in order to set up their own business. The market is rather open to foreign investments.

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  • Turkey is open to young professionals seeking professional experience. An internship might be helpful if you also wish to discover a different culture.

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  • Ankara, the Turkish capital city, provides job opportunities for expatriates in particular fields, namely in administration, services and industry.

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  • Being Turkey's biggest city, Istanbul has a diversified economy and a dynamic labor market which is open to foreign professionals.

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Accommodation

How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements
  • Ankara, one of Turkey's major cities, has many attractive neighborhoods which offer various housing options. Rent prices are affordable.

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  • Istanbul, Turkey's biggest city, has a wide range of accommodation options at affordable prices: studios, apartments, houses, hotels, pensions, etc.

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  • Izmir, one of Turkey's major cities, has a variety of accommodation options for expatriates: studios, apartments, houses, etc., at affordable prices.

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  • Finding accommodation is not a big issue in Turkey. Various types of housing such as apartments and houses for rent or sale are available.

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Study

Student visa, University registration
  • The Anatolia region hosts many universities and higher studies institutes. So if you wish to study in Turkey, you just have to register with one of these.

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  • This article gives readers a basic introduction to learning Turkish by providing a basic overview of some of the more common resources that are available for Turkish language learners.

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Health care

Public and private health systems
  • Turkey has a developed health care system, including quality services and facilities. Foreigners can easily access to these in times of need.

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Bank

Open and manage a bank account
  • Turkey hosts many national and international banks. Hence, foreigners can easily open a bank account provided they have necessary documents.

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  • The banking system covers most of the Turkish financial system. Almost all of the activities, both in the money and capital markets are carried out by banks. It is a consequence of the country's economic and historical development that Turkey's finance system and its banking sector are virtu

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Tax

Tax system, income tax
  • Turkey has the Middle-East region's most competitive tax system. Individuals, like companies, are subject to income tax and corporate tax respectively.

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Transports

Train, bus, plane, car rental
  • Various means of transports are available in Turkey: airlines, trains, buses, etc. You may choose from these depending on your trips.

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Driver's licence

Driving requirements
  • If you are moving to Turkey, you will probably want to go out and explore the country. You can hence rent a car if you have a valid driver's license.

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Removal

moving, formalities and useful tips
  • Relocating to Turkey requires appropriate planning. It is better to hire removal experts who will take care of all related formalities on your behalf.

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Communications

Phone line, internet provider, post office
  • Turkey enjoys a wide telecommunications coverage. You can access to phone and internet networks almost everywhere in the country.

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Leisure

Sports, leisure and cultural activities
  • There is so much to discover if you are moving to Istanbul. The city hosts some fifty places of interest and offers various leisure activities to expats.

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  • If you want your pet to accompany you during your trip to Turkey, you will have to fill in some formalities. These may vary from one country to another.

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  • The Turkish population is world famous for its culture and hospitality. Hence, you should not have much trouble in adapting to their lifestyle.

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Moving to Turkey

Find tips from professionals about moving to Turkey

Travel insurance in Turkey

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Flights to Turkey

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