Worldwide Moving – Turkey

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
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. Cars: “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.

Cars
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.

Cars
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.

Cars
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).

Cars
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 realised by our company both for household goods and cars for married couples both spouses passport is needed.

WARNING: Making a false or misleading statement to the Authorities is an offence and may involve heavy penalties. Drug trafficking is against the law and severe penalties apply.

Important: This information is intended for general guidance. Sea & Air International cannot however take responsibility for any errors or omissions or for any loss or damage that may occur from its use. As such it is advisable to contact the nearest Australian customs office for full and current information prior to importation.

What our Customers say:

We’ve finally moved into our house in Sydney and received our goods from storage. It’s been a long 5 months but very happy to be settling into our family home.

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– Sean and Kristen Miller