REPUBLIC OF TURKEY

MINISTRY of CUSTOMS and TRADE

Temporary Entrance Carnet For Foreign Vehicles

 TEMPORARY ENTRANCE CARNET FOR FOREIGN VEHICLES 
 

Question: What is temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles? Who can get it?

Answer: The document that is arranged by Touring and Automobile Association of Turkey (TURİNG) for the vehicles belonging to the persons except dual citizens coming for educational purposes or to perform a duty for a certain time period and the retired persons having temporary residence permit in Turkey, is called “temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles”. These persons mentioned above can get this document by applying to the guarantor institution.
 
Question: What are the necessary documents in order to get temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles?

Answer: Only foreign people can get this carnet. These people shall submit the following documents besides residence permit taken from Ministry of Interior (Turkish National Police):
For those who are in Turkey for working; work permit certificate from the Ministry of Labor and Social Security [those who are blue card owners need to take a document from Social Security Institution (SGK) showing that premium is paid.]

For those who are in Turkey for educational purposes; education certificate arranged by the school administration that the person is registered.
For those who are retired; retirement document.
 
Question: Is there a restriction for the age of the vehicle that I will bring within temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles?

Answer: There isn’t any restriction for the age of the vehicles that you will bring within temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles.

 
Question: After coming to Turkey to study or work without a car, is it possible to bring a car within temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles any time?

Answer: You can bring a car within temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles during working or study period.

 
Question: After bring vehicle into Turkish Customs Territory from abroad is there a time limit to complete the procedures?

Answer: To carrying out procedures, the vehicle have to be taken under customs control. In order to obtain the temporary traffic registration certificate, you must apply to the customs authorities within 30 (thirty) days of the first entry into Turkish Customs Territory. In case of not applying to the customs administration within this period, the procedures shall be done by imposing the penalty with regard to the first paragraph of Article 241 of the Customs Law No. 4458.
 
Question: What is the meaning of MA-MZ license plates?

Answer: The license plates including these letter serial are given by the Ministry of Interior to the vehicles imported temporarily within temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles.
 
Question: How much time is given to the vehicles entering Turkey within temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles?

Answer: By taking the person’s residence permit into consideration, the time period not exceeding 2 years is allowed to the vehicles imported temporarily within temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles.
 
Question: How can I provide time extension for my vehicle imported temporarily within temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles?

Answer: In order to extend allowed time, the time extensions of work permit certificate, residence permit and etc. should have been made. You need to apply to the nearest guarantor institution office with the extended documents in question and the other necessary documents. Afterwards, you shall have the information about time extension registered on your temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles by applying to the relevant customs office.
 
Question: I have applied for the time extension of work permit certificate/residence permit but it hasn’t been concluded yet and the allowed time for my vehicle is about to finish. What should I do?

Answer: Under these circumstances, you shall apply to the nearest guarantor institution office with the documents for relevant time extension. The guarantor institution office is responsible from informing the customs office about this situation.
 
Question: How much do I have to pay in order to take action within temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles?

Answer: No fee is charged by the Ministry of Customs and Trade for these procedures. However, a certain amount of fee for these procedures is charged by the guarantor institution. You can get information about these fees from the website of TURİNG which is “www.turing.org.tr”.
 
Question: My spouse is foreigner. Can he/she get temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles ?

Answer: He/she can get temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles by applying to the nearest guarantor institution office together with the documents like the residence permit taken from the Ministry of Interior (Turkish National Police) and if he/she is working in Turkey, work permit certificate from the Ministry of Labor and Social Security or if he/she is a student, education certificate arranged by the school administration or if he/she is retired, retirement document approved by the Consulate.
 
Question: How long can my vehicle that I have left to warehouse stay there?

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.
 
Question: How much do I need to pay when I leave my vehicle temporarily to the customs warehouse?

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.
 
Question: Who else can use the vehicle that I have brought to Turkey within temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles?

Answer: The vehicles imported temporarily within temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles can be used by the vehicle owner’s spouse or lineal ancestors and descendants or the person who is resident in Turkey and employed as a driver with a private labor contract. 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.
 
Question: Can I sell my vehicle that I have brought within temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles to another person resident in Turkey?

Answer: It is possible to transfer the title of the vehicles imported temporarily within temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles to another person having right to import vehicle temporarily within temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles as long as it is documented that transfer of title has been made in the country that the person has residence or in the embassies or consulates regarded as that country’s land, and the vehicle is taken under the control of customs office.
 
Question: I am dual citizen. Can I bring my vehicle within temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles?

Answer: No. According to General Customs Communiqué about the temporary importation of land vehicles (Serial Number: 1), dual citizens have no right to bring their vehicles within temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles.
 
Question: I am out of Turkish citizenship. Can I bring my vehicle within temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles?

Answer: If you submit work permit certificate or the document taken from Social Security Institution (SGK) showing that you are working; education certificate or retirement document according to your reason for being in Turkey together with the residence permit taken from the Ministry of Interior (Turkish National Police), you can bring your vehicle within temporary entrance carnet for foreign vehicles.
 
What is the Pre Declaration for Vehicles?


Those who reside abroad can declare the information about their vehicles and themselves to the customs border points via mobile phones, tablets or PC's before travelling to Turkey. By means “Vehicle Predeclaration” application which can be accessed from the web site: https://uygulama.gtb.gov.tr/tasit1onbeyan transactions at the customs office will be completed faster.



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