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Old 5th August 2019, 21:49   #1 (permalink)
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Smile My turn: importing house stuff to Turkey :-)



Ola folks!

I guess the title says it all

Our time to plan for moving our household things to Turkey. I've read the Sticky "Importing Household Goods From Abroad" & realized that it is not a simple process (like juggling for example ), but not impossible either.

And yes, I did read someone's post; "my advice to anyone would be, come with nothing, buy everything here and sell it all and go out with nothing."

That said, I would like/hope to bring books, toys, clothes (jackets) some kitchen utensils/electrical items like blender, grill, amongst other home goods (ALL USED).

At most I am thinking of a single palette with 8 boxes imported into Turkey.

Correct if I am wrong please; Flat-screen (used ones) are a big no-no unless you want to pay tax.

The question I have;

Is there a broker that someone can recommend who can help with customs clearance in Istanbul & deliver goods to the door? (hopefully not someone too expensive)

Lastly, any general advice for packing, importing would be much appreciated.

Thank you.
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Old 6th August 2019, 05:12   #2 (permalink)
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Re: My turn: importing house stuff to Turkey :-)

I see you live in Kuwait, so giving UK links is not much use, but the Turkey contact I would recommend is Soyer - https://soyer.com.tr/en/ - a long time since I used them, but very professional company.

They will advise a company to use at your end, I am sure, and they will deal with everything at the Turkey end, including Customs, and then deliver to your home.

You need an address in Turkey for this.

I would strongly disagree with the idea of coming with nothing. Bring everything that is part of your life - books, pictures, ornaments, furniture. They are part of your life and, in my case, have sentimental value which is needed when setting up a new life. If I had realised how cheap it was I would have brought more, not less. If no sentimental or real value then ditch it.

Yes, ditch the TV. Taxes and duty is high on imports.

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Re: My turn: importing house stuff to Turkey :-)

When we came from Kuwait we used Al Ghanim. They were superb, very little hassle in Turkey, they booked agents to deal with it all, delivered to our door not cheap but what price peace of mind?. no breakages, except for the tea glass that the driver broke when having tea after delivery, and i will forgive him that. We brought the whole house, stereo, TV, microwave etc. We did have to pay tax but it wasn't outrageous.
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Re: My turn: importing house stuff to Turkey :-)

Like Immac, we also used Soyer, and found them excellent. Price was reasonable and they were very helpful and practical at all stages of the importation. Anything electronic was taxed heavily, and is better not imported. Also, customs insisted on taxing my normal DIY stuff (pillar drill, angle grinders, welders, scaffold tower, etc) at a higher commercial tax rate, as they said these were not normal domestic items. (I explained that in the UK most households would have such items, but customs were adamant.)
This all relates to one full container imported 11 years ago into Izmir.

Good luck,
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Re: My turn: importing house stuff to Turkey :-)

Another thumbs up for Soyer from me too - very good to work with. We moved last October, so a bit more of a recent recommendation.
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Re: My turn: importing house stuff to Turkey :-)

Much obliged folks! I will try to reach out to Soyer & hopefully get a quote.

Appreciate the reminder also that TV should be excluded. I know I need our address, resident permit, and our lease agreement prior to importing our stuff. If anyone can think of anything else that may benefit, please feel free to share.

Thank you, again.
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Re: My turn: importing house stuff to Turkey :-)

- Noterised passport
- Turkish residence permit or application letter Müracaat belgesi proving that you have applied for residency
- Tax number or Foreigner ID number
- Inventory list
- Application letter to the customs authority (signed by applicant)
- Title deed/Tenancy agreement (notarized copy) or company letter
- Power of attorney issued by a Turkish notary public authorising the mover and their customs consultants to perform the necessary formalities at the - - - customs (it is strongly advisable to give POA, because otherwise you will have to be present at the customs in person and carry out the formalities yourself)


It is not expected that you list every fork or every glass. When the goods are packed the parcels should be numbered and labelled with general terms like ‘kitchen’, ‘linen’, ‘children’s clothes’. The list should show the parcel numbers and the summary of their contents. Big items like arm-chairs, cupboards, beds should be listed individually.
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Re: My turn: importing house stuff to Turkey :-)

Excellent! Thank you!

Questions please:

1) How/where do I get a "Tax number or Foreigner ID number" ?

2) Does the "Application letter to the customs authority" need to be in Turkish? I'm assuming this is similar to the "Power of Attorney".

And this is hilarious (and true): "Marriage is a workshop..where husband works and wife shops.."


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- Noterised passport
- Turkish residence permit or application letter Müracaat belgesi proving that you have applied for residency
- Tax number or Foreigner ID number
- Inventory list
- Application letter to the customs authority (signed by applicant)
- Title deed/Tenancy agreement (notarized copy) or company letter
- Power of attorney issued by a Turkish notary public authorising the mover and their customs consultants to perform the necessary formalities at the - - - customs (it is strongly advisable to give POA, because otherwise you will have to be present at the customs in person and carry out the formalities yourself)


It is not expected that you list every fork or every glass. When the goods are packed the parcels should be numbered and labelled with general terms like ‘kitchen’, ‘linen’, ‘children’s clothes’. The list should show the parcel numbers and the summary of their contents. Big items like arm-chairs, cupboards, beds should be listed individually.
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Re: My turn: importing house stuff to Turkey :-)

Hi gam...

The application letter to the customs authority needs to be in Turkish.


Tax number from your local tax office,just take your passport & a photocopy of the picture/info page.

Yabanci Kimlik Number is obtained from your GOC office where you had your RP application interview.
Docs. required may vary depending on the GOC officer who deals with you but usually..

You’ll need to have your passport + 1 photocopy,
2 biometric ‘head’ photos
FULL official address [rental contract or Tapu and the reason why you want the kimlik number.
You’ll fill out a form in English and maybe have a photo taken. Then you hand it in.
Then return to the office 48 to 72 hours later and they give you your kimlik number on a piece of paper.
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Re: My turn: importing house stuff to Turkey :-)

Thank you sir Redders. You could have been more clear on how to acquire it. Thanks again.

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Hi gam...

The application letter to the customs authority needs to be in Turkish.


Tax number from your local tax office,just take your passport & a photocopy of the picture/info page.

Yabanci Kimlik Number is obtained from your GOC office where you had your RP application interview.
Docs. required may vary depending on the GOC officer who deals with you but usually..

You’ll need to have your passport + 1 photocopy,
2 biometric ‘head’ photos
FULL official address [rental contract or Tapu and the reason why you want the kimlik number.
You’ll fill out a form in English and maybe have a photo taken. Then you hand it in.
Then return to the office 48 to 72 hours later and they give you your kimlik number on a piece of paper.
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