*NOTE:  CUSTOMS REGULATIONS AND DOCUMENTS REQUIRED VARY GREATLY ACCORDING TO CUSTOMER'S IMMIGRATION STATUS.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Passport for customer and dependents (with valid entry stamp)
  • Residence Visa
  • Residence Permit
  • Work Permit
  • Application Letter
  • Inventory (showing brand name and serial numbers of electrical appliances)
  • Letter of Guarantee issued by customer's Turkish employer
  • Letter authorizing destination agent to clear shipment

CUSTOM REGULATIONS

  • ANY CUSTOMER WHO IS A TURKISH CITIZEN MUST BE PRESENT FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
  • Used household goods and personal effects permitted for import if for customer's own use
  • Household goods must arrive within two months before or six months after the customer's passport is stamped for entry into Turkey
  • Customers that hold a Turkish Passport must have lived abroad for a continuous period in excess of two years in order to import items free of duty that were acquired outside of Turkey

DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS

  • Food
  • Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products
  • Perfume
  • Used appliances, electronics, etc. should not be packed in original cartons, or they will be considered new
  • Electrical goods should be compatible with the number of family members in the household
    • Duplicate electrical items are dutiable
    • Fax machines and telecommunication equipment are restricted

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Weapons and ammunition
  • Narcotics and drugs
  • Explosives

MOTOR VEHICLES

  • CUSTOMER MUST BE PRESENT FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE OF ANY VEHICLE
  • Vehicle must arrive within three months before or three months after customer's passport is stamped for entry into Turkey
  • Turkish citizens must obtain a labor permit for importation of a motor vehicle
  • New vehicles are relatively problem free, but there are restrictions on vehicles over three years old
  • A non-Turkish National may avoid taxes and import duty when importing a vehicle in Turkey if a Letter of Guarantee is provided
  • If vehicle is included in container with household goods, household goods will not be released until vehicle is cleared
  • No minibuses allowed
  • Documents required:
    • "Carnet de Passage"
    • Owner's Passport
    • Residence Permit
    • Purchase Invoice
    • Black Book (motor and chassis number)
    • Letter of Guarantee from Customer

PETS

  • Health Certificate required