Thursday, December 26, 2013

NEW VISA REGULATIONS: 90-DAY STAY IN A 180-DAY PERIOD

Effective February 1, 2012, the Turkish authorities implemented new regulations allowing a maximum stay of 90 days within a 180 day period.  The new regulation will not make any changes to the visa requirements for travel to Turkey but it will affect how long U.S. citizens can remain in Turkey.  The new regulation affects all foreigners who travel to Turkey, whether they travel with a tourist visa obtained at a Turkish Consulate or buy a tourist visa stamp at an airport or other port of entry or are exempt from getting tourist visas.

If you are planning to stay in Turkey more than 90 days within a 180 day period, you must get a Turkish residence permit. In order to obtain a residence permit, please contact the Foreigners Police in your area.  The U.S. Embassy strongly urges U.S Citizens to not overstay their visas and to maintain valid residency permits at all times.  Turkish authorities do enforce the laws, including those stipulating fines, deportation, and bans on future travel to Turkey for people who overstay their visas or do not maintain valid residency permits.

Holders of official and diplomatic passports on official business must obtain a visa from a Turkish embassy or consulate before arrival in Turkey.

All travelers planning to stay more than three months for any purpose are required to obtain a visa from a Turkish embassy or consulate. Such travelers must also apply for a residence permit within the first month of their arrival in Turkey.  This includes anyone who plans to spend more than three months doing research, studying, or working in Turkey.

The Embassy is unable to provide any information regarding the renewal or extension of Turkish visas or residence permits. Holders of these documents are encouraged to contact Turkish authorities.

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

Under FATCA, U.S. taxpayers with specified foreign financial assets that exceed certain thresholds must report those assets to the IRS. This reporting is made on Form 8938, which taxpayers attach to their individual federal income tax return.

To help individuals understand how FATCA may impact their filing and reporting responsibilities, we have redesigned the IRS website and made it easier to navigate.  The main page for individuals is found at this link:  http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Corporations/InformationforUSTaxpayers.

From this main page, the user may click on additional hot links, depending on the topic.  For example, there is a chart available (linked from this main page via a hot link) which describes types of foreign assets which may be reportable under the FATCA rules.

On the right side of this main page under the heading "Summary of Form 8938 Requirements" is another hot link to a document titled "Summary of FATCA Reporting for U.S. Taxpayers."  This document provides the best summary of the filing and reporting responsibilities for individuals and may be used as Talking Points for DOS staff responsible for communicating or researching related issues. 

Touring, Working, Studying, and Residing in Turkey

Planning to stay for a while?

Procedures for obtaining Turkish work, study and residency permits can be arduous.  U.S. citizens are advised to carefully review the following information.

What visa is right for me?


U.S. citizens who wish to visit Turkey for less than 90 days may obtain a tourist visa by presenting a valid U.S. passport at any of Turkey’s official ports of entry.  A $20 visa fee, payable in cash only, is the only requirement.

Work, study and research visas are only available through Turkish Embassies and Consulates outside of the Republic of Turkey and must be obtained before the traveler plans to arrive.  American Citizens currently residing in or traveling through Turkey without a work, student or research visa are not eligible for employment or school enrollment in Turkey.

Effective February 1, 2012, the Turkish authorities will implement new regulations allowing a maximum stay of 90 days within a 180 day period. The new regulation will not make any changes to the visa requirements for travel to Turkey but it will affect how long U.S. Citizens can remain in Turkey.  The new regulation affects all foreigners who travel to Turkey. This new regulation will apply all, whether they travel with a tourist visa obtained at a Turkish Consulate or buy a tourist visa stamp at an airport or other port of entry or are exempt from getting tourist visas.

If you are planning to stay in Turkey more than 90 days within a 180 day period, you must get a Turkish residence permit. In order to obtain a residence permit, please contact the Foreigners Police in your area.  The U.S. Embassy strongly urges U.S Citizens to not overstay their visas and to maintain valid residency permits at all times.  Turkish authorities do enforce the laws, including those stipulating fines, deportation, and bans on future travel to Turkey for people who overstay their visas or do not maintain valid residency permits.

All other U.S. citizens who plan to stay in Turkey for more than 90 days must first obtain a special visa from a Turkish embassy or consulate prior to arrival.  Residency permits are obtained after the visa holder has arrived in Turkey.  This includes residency permits for U.S. citizens who plan to work, study, research or remain in Turkey for reasons unrelated to tourism.

Detailed qualifications, lists of instructions and visa applications are available through the Republic of Turkey Embassy website at http://www.washington.emb.mfa.gov.tr/ShowInfoNotes.aspx?ID=57

Requirements for Turkish work visas

Companies seeking to employ U.S. citizens in Turkey must first obtain approval from the Turkish Ministry of Labor and Social Security to hire foreign citizen employees.  Prospective Turkish employers may obtain application forms for work permits at: Department of Labour and Social Security.  Completed applications should be returned to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security at Inonu Boulevard No. 42, Eskisehir Yolu Uzeri, Emek, Ankara, tel. (0312) 296-6000.

Upon approval from the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, a U.S. citizen employment candidate must next apply for a Turkish work visa.  Work visa requirements, instructions, and application forms are available through the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey website

Requirements for student visas

In comparison to employment visas, education visas for study or research in Turkey are comparably easier to obtain.  Along with the application available through the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey website a letter of acceptance from an accredited Turkish institution of education is all that is required.   Simply follow the instructions included in the education visa kit.

I’ve got my visa.  What do I do now?

In addition to the work or education visa they obtain before coming to Turkey, U.S. citizens planning to remain in Turkey for more than 90 days must also obtain a residency permit after they have arrived here.  Permits are a matter of formality and are available through the Foreigners Department of the Provincial Security Directorate General located at Migros Yani, Hipodrom, Konya Yolu, Ankara, tel. (0312) 303-5466 or 303-5470, or at local Security Directorate throughout Turkey.  Applications are available on the Turkish Security Directorate’s website .

Applications for residence permits, which are usually based on work or student visas, should be made within 30 days of arrival in Turkey.  Documentary requirements and application form

Fees for Residence Permits:

Turkish residence permit fees can be found at Istanbul Directorate of Security, Branch for Foreigners  (The numbers from 1 to 61 show the amount of month that you want to stay)

We strongly recommend that you not overstay your visa.  If you stay beyond the date your visa or residence permit expires, even if only for a few days, you will be fined at the port of exit and will be subject to a travel ban preventing you from re-entering Turkey for a period between three months and five years (depending on the length of your overstay).  Monthly fines for overstaying Turkish visas or residency permits add up quickly. Travelers are encouraged to check with local authorities to ensure compliance with all Turkish immigration regulations. 

Living in Turkey - Residence Permit

If you are planning to stay in Turkey for more than 90 days within a 180-day period, for any reason, including tourism, you must get a Turkish residence permit.  In order to obtain a residence permit, please contact the Foreigners Police in your area.  The U.S. Embassy strongly urges U.S Citizens not to overstay their visas and to maintain valid residence permits at all times.  Turkish authorities do enforce the laws, including those stipulating fines, deportation, and bans on future travel to Turkey for people who overstay their visas or do not maintain valid residency permits.

Residence permits are available through the Foreigners Department of the Provincial Security Directorate General located at Migros Yani, Hipodrom, Konya Yolu, Ankara, tel. 0-312-303-5466 or 303-5470, or at local Security Directorate throughout Turkey.  Applications are available on the Turkish Security Directorate’s website .

U.S. citizens who have overstayed their visas, residence permits, or visa exempt periods and are subject to a fine can also benefit from the residence permit procedure as long as they pay the related fines.

Residence permit for tourists

U.S. citizens who enter Turkey with a tourist visa obtained at a Turkish Embassy or Consulate or who buy a tourist visa stamp at an airport or other port of entry or who are exempt from getting tourist visas, and who wish to stay in Turkey for tourism purposes longer than 90 days, are able to get a tourist residence permit for a maximum period of six months by applying at the Foreigner’s Police Office.  The six month residence permit plus the 90-day initial entry permit will allow U.S. citizens to stay legally in Turkey for up to a total of 9 months.

How to apply for a residence permit:

Applications for residence permits should be made within 30 days of arrival in Turkey.

We strongly recommend that you not overstay your visa or residence permit.  If you stay beyond the date your visa or residence permit expires, even if only for a few days, you will be fined at the port of exit and will be subject to a travel ban preventing you from re-entering Turkey for a period between three months and five years (depending on the length of your overstay).  Monthly fines for overstaying Turkish visas or residency permits add up quickly. Travelers are encouraged to check with local authorities to ensure compliance with all Turkish immigration regulations. 

Visa Turkey - Visa Requirements

American citizens traveling to Turkey on U.S. passports must obtain a visa. Currently, holders of all types of passports can purchase a 90-day sticker visa at the port of entry for $20 cash if they are traveling to Turkey as tourists. For further information, travelers in the U.S. may contact the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey at 2525 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008, telephone: (202) 612-6700, or the Turkish consulates general in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, or New York. Information may also be found at Turkish Embassy in Washington, DC. Overseas, travelers may contact a Turkish embassy or consulate.

Effective February 1, 2012, the Turkish authorities will implement new regulations allowing a maximum stay of 90 days within a 180 day period. The new regulation will not make any changes to the visa requirements for travel to Turkey but it will affect how long U.S. Citizens can remain in Turkey.  The new regulation affects all foreigners who travel to Turkey. This new regulation will apply all, whether they travel with a tourist visa obtained at a Turkish Consulate or buy a tourist visa stamp at an airport or other port of entry or are exempt from getting tourist visas.

If you are planning to stay in Turkey more than 90 days within a 180 day period, you must get a Turkish residence permit. In order to obtain a residence permit, please contact the Foreigners Police in your area.  The U.S. Embassy strongly urges U.S Citizens to not overstay their visas and to maintain valid residency permits at all times.  Turkish authorities do enforce the laws, including those stipulating fines, deportation, and bans on future travel to Turkey for people who overstay their visas or do not maintain valid residency permits.

Holders of official and diplomatic passports on official business must obtain a visa from a Turkish embassy or consulate before arrival in Turkey.

All travelers planning to stay more than three months for any purpose are required to obtain a visa from a Turkish embassy or consulate. Such travelers must also apply for a residence/work permit or Turkish ID card within the first month of their arrival in Turkey. This includes anyone who plans to spend more than three months doing research, studying, or working in Turkey.

The Embassy is unable to provide any information regarding the renewal or extension of Turkish visas. Holders of such visas are encouraged to contact Turkish authorities.

Olimpos Beach

In the southern part of the country, 79 km southwest of Antalya lies the most eclectic of all Turkish beaches, Olimpos.

The Olimpos beach, apart from the sun and the sands, is also a witness to history and novelty like the pine forest situated at the back of the beach, which houses the ruins of ancient marble temples. This forest sports both a primeval look with Chimera, a natural fire that has been burning incessantly for centuries and a quirky look with hotels mounted on treetops.

The lovely Olimpos beach is definitely not short on character and when visiting the place, staying in a tree-house camp should definitely be on the cards. There are various types of such aerial homes, offering different levels of comfort and luxury. However, the best accommodation in these parts is the Olimpos Lodge.

Black Sea Beaches in Turkey

Turkey`s northern fringes also have its share of beaches that open out into the Black Sea. One of the most popular ones is the beach in Sinop, which houses a slice of Turkish history.

Sinop beach is a secluded spot with the chilly waters of the Black Sea lapping up against its shores. If cavorting in the waters is not your idea of fun, then you can visit the mediaeval walled city of Sinop.

The city of Sinop still houses the Alaettin Mosque which dates way back to 1267 and its seminary, the remains of the Balatlar Kilisesi which is actually a Roman Temple turned into a Byzantine Church and the few bits and pieces that are left of the Temple of Serapis. The town also has the ruins of the Cezayirli Ali Pasha Mosque, which was built in 1297.

The Black Sea beaches do not attract many tourists because of their frigid waters. So they are actually the ideal ones to visit when in search of some peace and tranquility.

Visa Turkey - Entry requirements

Visas

British nationals need a visa to enter Turkey, except for cruise ship passengers with ‘British Citizen’ passports entering the country for a day trip, remaining in the port of embarkation and returning to the ship the same day.

British Citizens can get a multiple entry visitor visa, valid for 90 days, on arrival at any port of entry on payment of £10 in cash (Scottish currency is not accepted). You can also get an e-visa in advance online (if you’re visiting as a tourist or on business) or from the Turkish Consulate in London.

From 10 April 2014, it will not be possible to get a visa on arrival. If you’re arriving in Turkey after that date, you will need to get an e-visa online before you travel. Cruise ship passengers with ‘British Citizen’ passports entering the country for a day trip, remaining in the port of embarkation and returning to the ship the same day will continue to be able to enter Turkey without a visa or e-visa.

Some unauthorised websites may charge for information about e-visas, and for submitting applications. These websites are not endorsed by or associated with the Turkish government. Be wary of such sites and businesses, particularly those that seek additional fees for other services.

If you hold a different type of British nationality (BN(O), British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person or British Subject), check visa requirements with the Turkish Embassy before you travel.
Make sure your passport has a blank page for the visa stamp. If it does not, the Turkish authorities will issue an ‘Entry-Exit form’ and put your entry-exit stamp on there. You should carry this form with you in Turkey and present it to the border officers when you leave.

Turkish visit visas issued on arrival are valid for multiple stays up to a maximum of 90 days in a 180 day period. Up to 31 January 2012, the Turkish immigration authorities operated a flexible interpretation of this requirement whereby visitors could leave after 90 days, and immediately re-enter for a further 90 day period. The rules are now fully enforced, and you will only be able to stay in Turkey for a total of 90 days in any period of 180 days.

If you plan to remain in Turkey for a period of more than 90 days, you should either apply for a longer stay visa before you travel, or get a residence permit from the local authorities in Turkey before your 90 day stay has elapsed. If you exceed the 90 day limit, you may be fined, deported and banned from re-entering the country.

If you are entering Turkey via the Bulgarian border crossing, make sure your passport has a dated entry stamp before you leave the border crossing area. Some British nationals have got a visa but not had their passport stamped. In some cases, this has resulted in detention and deportation for illegal entry.

Working illegally without the correct visa and work permit could result in deportation from Turkey, a fine and a ban on re-entering. You may be held in a detention centre awaiting deportation and are unlikely to be able to collect your belongings before departure.

Passport validity
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Turkey and have at least 3 months validity from the date you are leaving Turkey.
Travelling with children
If you are leaving Turkey with a child who is a dual British-Turkish national, you may be asked to show the Turkish immigration authorities evidence that the Turkish parent has given permission for the child to travel.
UK Emergency Travel Documents
UK Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Turkey within the dates printed on the document.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Why choosing Vietnam visa online?

In Vietnam, visa-on-arrival started in 2003 and as of 2011 it is the predominant way tourists from Australia, North America and Europe come into Vietnam. As Vietnam opens its economic and travelling door, the number of arrivals is on a sharp increase, every time it is counted. Following the rise in the number of international visitors, visa-on-arrival service has grown accordingly to meet the demand. Pioneering this trend is the international renowned service. Please find below information to see if getting visa upon arrival at the airport good for you or not
1. Simple procedure
Vietnam visa on arrival is rather simple, just visit the website www.vietnamimmigration.com to fill online form then click submit to complete the payment by credit cards or Paypal. It takes couples of minutes to fill in the Vietnam visa application form. Within 24hours after pay, you will get approved letter from Vietnamese government allow you pick up your visa upon arrival at Vietnam international airports, just print the approved letter to show for boarding & get visa stamped on your passport when you arrive.
If you plan to travel to Vietnam by land, you must obtain the type of Vietnamese visa that adheres to the passport, please contact directly at Vietnamese embassy/consulate to get this type of visa if travelling by land to Vietnam.
2. Save your time
Instead of going to the embassy/consulate & waiting some days to get your visa, you now can apply online at www.vietnamimmigration.com for pick up visa upon arrival at Vietnam international airports within 24hours after pay. Even in urgent cases, your Vietnam visa can be done within one working day. Sometimes, the embassy/consulate in your country close for public holiday in your country but in Vietnam we still open, of course you can get your visa easy even public holiday in your country
3. Apply anytime & anywhere with computer/laptop connected internet
For those who are living far away from Vietnam Embassy/Consulate, Vietnam visa on arrival is the best choice. Even when you are on your holiday in other countries, you can easily apply for Vietnam visa on arrival online at the website www.vietnamimmigration.com It takes couples of minutes to fill in the Vietnam visa application form. Within 24hours after pay, you will get approved letter from Vietnamese government allow you pick up your visa upon arrival at Vietnam international airports, just print the approved letter to show for boarding & get visa stamped on your passport when you arrive.

For more information please email to info@vietnamimmigration.com or info@evisa.vn

Monday, October 28, 2013

HOW TO GET VIETNAM VISA IN TURKEY

Whoever living in Turkey has Turkish or other nationalities which are not in the Vietnam Visa exemption list that must have Visa to enter Vietnam.

You can get Vietnam Visa in Turkey by two ways

1. Get Vietnam Visa on Arrival and Visa stamped at Vietnam International Airports by applying online in website www.vietnamimmigration.com

Vietnam Visa On Arrival is effective for citizens who are living far away from the Vietnamese Embassies and do not want to lose the issues (passport, money or documents) by postal mail.

- Visa Administrative Institution: at Vietnam Immigration Department via applying in this website www.vietnamimmigration.com

- Processing time: 1 to 2 working days. In rush service you can get visa Vietnam in 30 minutes to 4 hours.

- Required Documents: No documents needed

- How does it work? Just access in website www.e-visavietnam.com, fill the form online, you will receive a Confirmation Letter in a few minutes to know when you get the Vietnam Visa Approval Letter. Normally The Approval Letter is coming to you via email within 2 working days or from 4 – 8 working hours (urgent service), in 30 minutes (in emergency).

Finally you take this letter + your passport + 2 photos + stamping fee 25 USD dollars for single entry or 50 USD for multiple entries to get your visa at airport. Further information, please visit application process.

2. Get Vietnam Entry Visa at Vietnam Embassies in Turkey

Until now, The Embassy of Vietnam has not established in Turkey. You have to apply for Visa to Vietnam in person at Vietnam Embassy near around your country.

- Processing time: it depends on you how fast you need. But for sure, you should make a call to Vietnam Embassy near around your country for details.

- Required Documents: passport, money and 1 new envelope with stamp on it and your exact home address in order to avoid losing issues.

Note


- Before applying for Vietnam visa, make sure your passport has minimum 6 month validity and left pages.

- For visa on arrival option, it is applicable for those traveling by air to Vietnam.

For any further information, please kindly contact us. We are willing and pleased to assist you at our best!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Vietnam embassy in Bangladesh

Are you looking for location of Vietnam embassy in Bangladesh ?
Please see below for information of Embassy of Vietnam in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Address: Vintage Building, Plot 07, Road 104, Gulshan-2, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh.
Telephone: (80-02) 885 4051 or 885 4052
Fax: (80-02) 885 4051
Email: vietnam@citech-bd.com
Website: www.vietnamembassy-bangladesh.org
BANGLADESH
Complete Name: People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Native Name: Bangladesh
ISO-Code: BGD
Capital: Dhaka [Dacca]
Principal Urban Areas: Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Nārāyanganj, Gāzipur, Rājshāhi