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 Post subject: Driver's license - diploma equivalency?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:20 am 
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Hallo there,

I've finally made an appointment to obtain a Turkish driver's license. The procedure looks straightforward enough, except for one big question mark: The official website listing the documents required for converting a foreign license to a Turkish one mentions an "öğrenim belgesi" ("education certificate", which apparently Turks get from the Ministry of Education). It is explicitly stated that for foreigners, they require a "diploma denklik belgesi" (diploma equivalency document).

I mean seriously? Do they expect me to apply to have my university diploma recognized by YÖK (which seems to take two months at the very minimum) just to get my freaking DRIVER'S LICENSE???

Any recent experience, especially from Gayrettepe Istanbul is appreciated.
Thanks,

Anke


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 Post subject: Re: Driver's license - diploma equivalency?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:11 pm 
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Err,yes they do...either go with it,or not be accepted for a Turkish Licence...


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 Post subject: Re: Driver's license - diploma equivalency?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:08 pm 
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Redders, thanks. Someone has suggested I go for the high school diploma as that is easier to get recognized. Is that, at least, true?

Because I graduated from high school 30 years ago in East Germany, the school (or the state for that matter) that issued my diploma no longer exists and I will have to jump through a hell of a lot of hoops to get the apostille they apparently require for recognizing even a high school diploma, so at least I would like to know that that's not in vain and I won't have to do the whole process over with YÖK for the uni diploma in the end... :roll:


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