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 Post subject: How to get a bank account in TK?
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 7:18 am 
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Hi all!

I have been looking over the internet on how to get a bank account in Turkey, but there are so many different stories out there that I'm a bit lost. :roll:

Can some enlightened person please say what documents are required for a foreigner to open a bank account?

This is my situation:
- I am an American citizen.
- I have a valid Residence Permit.
- I just want a bank account to make cash deposits and incoming/outgoing wire transfers.

Any help would be legendary!

Thanx


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 Post subject: Re: How to get a bank account in TK?
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 8:28 am 
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Hi,

It is easier with valid residence permit so I would suggest to take your original passport, original residence permit and go to Garanti Bank which also has "Expat Account". If you are working and work permit application has been made, you should tell them as well. If you are a resident, take your rent lease or tapu with you just incase.


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 Post subject: Re: How to get a bank account in TK?
PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 2:18 pm 
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Hi there,

just simply get Vergi number (Tax) and you can open a bank account in any bank of Turkey.
good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: How to get a bank account in TK?
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 9:27 am 
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Presumably you have one now so this is for newer people who hit this thread.

I've just recently tried to get one with HSBC (I specifically want this bank).

They need:

1. Tax number as above
2. Some proof of address - can be country of origin
3. Passport

Good luck


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 Post subject: Re: How to get a bank account in TK?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:04 pm 
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Hi everyone,

I have a similiar question, but I do not yet have my residence permit therefore no Tax ID.
I am moving to Turkey in a week, but when I made my appointment (a month ago!!) the earliest appointment time for residence permit in Istanbul was November 28th! So I will have to wait 3 months to get my permit and therefore my tax id.

Any idea if it is possible to open an account without this? I have seen some posters on here say they did it no problem, but not sure if it is true anymore. I will be living with my Turkish boyfriend who will come with me to facilitate the situation, perhaps this will help, but neither of us is sure if its a possibility. I would really like to be able to deposite the cash I will bring and hopefully my salary when I get a job before November into my own account!


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 Post subject: Re: How to get a bank account in TK?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:42 pm 
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All you need to open in your name is Tax number,passport & proof of an address either here or your home country.


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 Post subject: Re: How to get a bank account in TK?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:39 am 
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Residency is not required.


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