easyhome | Good news for owners of foreign phones. Now in Turkey you can use electronic equipments (brought from abroad) with local SIM cards up to 120 days.
Phone registration in Turkey is cancelled!
Good news for owners of foreign phones. Now in Turkey you can use electronic equipments (phones, tablets), brought from abroad with local SIM cards (Turkcell, Vodafone, Avea) up to 120 days. Not so long ago this period was two times less. After 120 days units (number IMEI) need to be registered, you just need to pay the state fee of 100 TL and give a petition to the Subscriber Service Centre of the cellular company which services you use. You should have a valid passport and a residence permit. Note that you can register the phone only once in 2 years.
Such rules of operation of electronics in Turkey were established for the control of "gray import". If you buy phones or tablets in Turkey, you don’t need to register them.