ted j wrote:We did our residency this last week
Had booked an appointment with Sami last Monday , didn't know we were going to do the business there and then (thought it was only a preliminary chat about what we needed to bring for the process)
So we went next door and had pictures took , Sami explained that, instead of having to get and pay for a translator from Izmir , we could just go to the PTT and get a code which they (once you show your residency card and passport) send to your mobile , you then sign a form go back To Sami,
Then he takes a copy of your residencies, passports and tapu
He then said "What day is good for you?, Thursday?"........I said yes that's fine
So Thursday we were at Sami's at 9.45 and one of his young ladies escorted us to the GOC offices
Went upstairs and about 5 minutes later they called me in, signed 3 pieces of paper , then got told OK that is it ........got handed the form that says you are legally entitled to stay until your residency card comes through...Kath then got called in and only had to sign 2 papers......when her SGK runs out, we have to go to Sami again to keep it active
Hope this helps
Not entirely sure now but he got me to make a POA for one of hiss staff again saying it would save having to get a translator from Izmir in the future, "but I thought he is/was a translator" or do they now require a registered translator.
OR have I just got married and she will apply for a dual residency. lol
On a slightly different topic, Im still waiting after 5 months to hear anything back from DVLA before it can proceed to the next stage in the process.