After yesterday’s post, Foreign cell phone registration in Turkey, the following information was shared by one of my reader’s, Jeremy.
I noticed this posted in the local tax office here in Istanbul and so snapped a picture to save it for the future. So hopefully that helps provide at least a partial answer.
My experience so far is:
– 1 foreign phone, per passport, every two years (ie. registered March 2013 then the next one March 2015)
– Must be registered within 30 days of your last entry into the country, according to stamp in your passport
– For it to remain active longer than 6 months the registration must be done with an Ikamet or a TC kimlik (a foreign passport it will be cut off after 6 months)
– First pay the 100TL to the local tax office, then bring the receipt from there to a cell phone store and they can register it for you after that (I had to take mine to the airport branch, but supposedly any is able to do it)
He also supplied these links links to sites that have some information for registering phones.
Jeremy says it best, “But everyone’s experience is different so…good luck!”