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Open bank account without residence permit??

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Phuket, Thailand
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Open bank account without residence permit??

I need a Turkish bank account to make a residence permit, but I need a residence permit to open a turkish bank account, how the hell do I do this??

Im a British citizen, not working or planning to work for my 6 months stay in Turkey.

Thanks!

28 replies to this topic
Bodrum City, Turkey
Destination Expert
for Gumbet
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1. Re: Open bank account without residence permit??

Which bank has said you need a residence permit? I opened my Turkish bank account with HSBC and did not need a residence permit. You have to have a tax number to open an account though.

Jak xx

Phuket, Thailand
posts: 50
reviews: 1
2. Re: Open bank account without residence permit??

Can you get a tax number without a job though? I thought that would only be for people who are working in turkey.

Kadikale, Turkey
Destination Expert
for Turgutreis
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reviews: 7
3. Re: Open bank account without residence permit??

yes,you just go to the tax office and ask for a yabanci vergi numera, you dont need a job.

I got a bank account with Turkiye Is Bankasi

London, United...
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reviews: 2
4. Re: Open bank account without residence permit??

Yes, just as Suehami says - I opened my account originally with Yapi Kredi Bank but then the rules changed and I had to present them with a tax number.

Phuket, Thailand
posts: 50
reviews: 1
5. Re: Open bank account without residence permit??

ok thanks, will go down the tax office tomorrow.

London
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for Gumbet, Bitez
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6. Re: Open bank account without residence permit??

I have a Turkish Account with HSBC, I got a tax number and opened an account, it was very simple.

Istanbul, Istanbul...
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reviews: 7
7. Re: Open bank account without residence permit??

I am in Turkey now and we have tried opening an account with both HSBC and Garanti Bankesi and neither will let us do so without a residence permit... Any help???

Istanbul
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for Istanbul
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8. Re: Open bank account without residence permit??

Very conflicting answers.

enigma...

Istanbul, Turkey
posts: 14,877
reviews: 1
9. Re: Open bank account without residence permit??

Did you go and register at the tax office and get supplied with a foreigners tax code(yabancı vergi numarası)?

Try Türkiye İş Bankası or Deniz Bankası.

Kayakoy, Turkey
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reviews: 2
10. Re: Open bank account without residence permit??

Forget HSBC in Turkey they're a shower of bok !

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