Answer: According to “Resolution on Application of Certain Articles of Customs Law Number 4458” attached to Council of Ministers Resolution number 2009/15481”, persons who are resident in a territory other than Turkey can import their vehicles for private use registered in their country of residence.
Answer: The person is accepted as a resident abroad provided that he/she stays outside of Turkey for more than 185 days in a year, and in this case he/she can bring his/her vehicle into Turkey within the scope of private use.
Answer: While making the calculation of “one year”, the person’s situation in the last one year is taken into account by going one year back from the date the person entered Turkey. (For example; if the person has applied for entry to Turkey at the date of 10/11/2015, it will be checked that where this person was in one year between 10/11/2014 and 10/11/2015.)
Answer: You can temporarily import your vehicle for private use as long as it is registered in the country of residence.
Answer: The maximum time that the person can stay with his/her vehicle in Turkey is 730 days. These time limits are valid in case the person and vehicle stay abroad for 185 days.
Answer: The time limit granted to vehicles of foreigners is the period of these people can stay in Turkey. (For instance, the time limit granted to a Georgian citizen vehicle entering to Turkey will be at most 90 days because of that the time limit granted to a Georgian citizen cannot exceed 90 days in 180 days.)
Answer: Residents of European Union or European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member states can temporarily import their vehicle within scope of private use, for a month in a period of one year, even if they didn’t fulfill the condition of residing abroad.
Answer: You can bring your vehicle into Turkish Customs Territory from abroad within the scope of private use without staying outside Turkey for more than 185 days within last one year, only if it is the first time you bring a vehicle into Turkey after you retired.
Answer: If the time limit is exceeded, penalties will be imposed according to the Customs Law No. 4458:
Answer: The vehicle ownership document (If the vehicle does not belong to the person who enters Turkey, a valid attorney is needed.), an insurance policy valid in Turkey belonging to the vehicle, the passport, the retirement certificate approved by Consulate and translated into Turkish for the persons who have been retired abroad need to be submitted, the driver's license of the person bringing the vehicle.
Answer: The following documents are accepted as an attorney:
Answer: Yes. The vehicles brought within the scope of private use should be registered to your passport.
Answer: There is no fee for these procedures.
Answer: It is not possible for a person who is a resident in Turkey to import a vehicle from abroad temporarily.
Answer: It is not possible to leave the vehicles brought within the scope of private use to the person who is resident in Turkey. In case of detection of such a situation, penalty by one fourth of the customs duties is applied against
the related person with regard to 238th article of the Customs Law No. 4458.
Answer: Your foreigner spouse has to stay abroad for 185 days. In addition, within the scope of private use the nationality does not matter, only his/her residency is taken into account.
Answer: Within the scope of private use the nationality does not matter, being a resident abroad is enough.
Answer: If the vehicle’s ownership belongs to another person or to the company, you have to submit a valid attorney to the customs administration while you enter the country. And you should re-export your vehicle at the end of the prescribed time. Both of you and owner of the vehicle have to be resident abroad by staying there for 185 days.
Answer: According to General Customs Communiqué about the temporary importation of land vehicles (Serial Number: 1), it is not possible to bring your vehicles belonging to your company for perpetual use in Turkey in case your company located abroad has opened a branch/agency.
Answer: Only one vehicle can be brought for private use according to temporary import. All etrance and exit transactions are evaluated as a whole.
Answer: It is not possible for the person who is resident in Turkey to import temporarily the vehicle of another person living abroad.
Answer: You can bring your caravan or trailer together with your private land vehicle.
Answer: After you stay abroad for 185 days, you can bring your vehicle again. Otherwise, you cannot bring your vehicle.
Answer: You have to stay abroad for 185 days. It is not possible for you to bring your vehicle again without staying abroad for 185 days.
Answer: You have to stay abroad for 185 days. It is not possible for you to bring your vehicle again without staying abroad for 185 days even if it is another vehicle.
Answer: In this situation, the time that the new owner of the vehicle has spent abroad is taken into account. If the new owner of the vehicle has become a resident abroad by staying there for 185 days, he/she will be allowed to bring his/her vehicle.
Answer: There is no limitation about the time period for staying in Turkey without vehicle according to the Customs Law No. 4458.
Answer: You should reside abroad continuosly or discontinuosly more than 185 days within the last year for each entry to Turkey in order to benefit from the remaining period.
Answer: If the pensioners come back to benefit from the remaing period, the condition of residing abroad (185 days) is not required, their vehicles are allowed to enter Turkey.
Answer: No. There is no limit for the age of your vehicle.
Answer: According to the 30th article of the “Highway Traffic Regulation”, there is no restriction for the right-hand drive vehicles brought within the scope of private use.
Answer: In this situation, the time period that the person has spent abroad is taken into account. If the person who brings vehicle has stayed abroad for 185 days, he/she will be allowed to bring his/her vehicle. On the other hand, if the time given to the person is more than the time indicated in the rental agreement, the vehicle may remain in Turkey by the time stated in the rental agreement.
Answer: In case you bring your vehicle to Turkey within the scope of private use and would like to go abroad without your vehicle, you should get permission for going abroad without vehicle by applying to the nearest customs administration and signing a commitment within the General Customs Communiqué about the temporary importation of land vehicles (Serial Number: 1). Or you can go abroad without your vehicle by leaving it to the customs office.The passengers who have not issued a commitment letter will be directed to the customs administarion by the passport police at the airport, railway station etc. and will be allowed to go abroad after submitting the commitment letter.
Answer: As it is stated in the commitment that you have signed, in case you go abroad without your vehicle by not leaving it to the customs office, there will be no adding to the time that your vehicle has spent in Turkey since it has not been abroad.
Answer: We are not able to give information about this issue because customs warehouses are managed by operator organizations. You should get information from the operator organization of the relevant customs office.
Answer: The vehicles left to the warehouse can stay there for three months since the date of delivery as it is stated in the petition for temporary leaving. In order to extend this time period, one may apply to the customs office. Provisions of liquidation are applied for the vehicles not received in due course of time or for the vehicles not been made an application for time extension
Answer: You can leave your vehicle by applying to the nearest customs administration. Submitting a petition for abandonment is enough, you don’t need to pay any fees. However, if you have a tax or penalty debt followed legally, you have to pay this debt as well.
Answer: The vehicles imported temporarily within the scope of private use can be used by the vehicle owner’s spouse or lineal ancestors and descendants who are resident abroad. In addition, besides these people, third parties can also use the vehicle provided that the owners of the vehicle are present in the vehicle during travel. Otherwise, criminal action is applied with regard to 238th article of the Customs Law No. 4458.
Answer: The transfer of title for the vehicles imported temporarily within the scope of private use is not allowed.
Answer: Even if it is not within the duty and power of Ministry of Customs and Trade, it is required that the insurance policy of the vehicle that is valid in Turkey should be submitted while entering Turkey. If you don’t have an insurance policy or it is not valid in Turkey, you can take out an insurance policy from the nearest point to the customs border post.
Answer: Maximum 15 days is given to the vehicles with temporary license plate (ZOLL) while entering Turkey.
Answer: Yes. While you go abroad or leave your vehicle to the customs office, the entry records of your vehicle on the computer should be closed and the stamp on your passport showing that “you are with your vehicle” should be cancelled.
Answer: You can access to the relevant legislation from the website of the Ministry of Customs and Trade which is “http://ggm.gtb.gov.tr/mevzuat/tebligler/gecici-ithalat” you will find the General Customs Communiqué about the temporary importation of land vehicles (Serial Number: 1).