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Turkey – face recognition – one and the same person to drive

According to an internal departmental order, new rules for entering the Republic of Turkey are in force.

All persons entering and leaving Turkey are subject to visual and facial control. For this purpose, analyzers (cameras) are installed at every counter at the entrance and exit of the country. The rule began to apply already at the Kapakule border crossing, Hamzabeyli border crossing and Derekoy border crossing.

What does it mean?One and the same person is required to drive the vehicle in arriving and leaving the country!

The actual implementation of the new requirements means that each passenger’s face is required to be scanned/photographed by digital analysers and then proceed to the next documentary and customs check.

Maximum permissible stay

The maximum permissible stay for foreign motor vehicles/motor vehicles in the Republic of Turkey is up to 90 days within 180 days. In case the stay is exhausted, the vehicle/vehicle must be taken out of the country and remain there for a minimum of 185 days before it is allowed to re-enter the country. During this period, the person who imported the motor vehicle/SUV in the Republic of Turkey is not allowed to import another vehicle.

Entering the Republic of Turkey with a foreign vehicle/motor vehicle,

When entering the Republic of Turkey with a foreign vehicle/motor vehicle, the following documents must be presented:

  • Valid identity document (passport or identity card);
  • Vehicle license plate (with information about the owner of the vehicle, engine number, frame number, and registration number);
  • Green card insurance valid for the Republic of Turkey.

In case the motor vehicle is driven by another person who is not in the motor vehicle when crossing the border points, it is required to present a power of attorney*** containing the following information:

  • Names of the authorizer, date of birth, personal document number, permanent address (or details of the legal entity, if the owner of the vehicle/motor vehicle is a legal entity);
  • Names of the authorized person, date of birth, personal document number, permanent address (or details of the legal entity, if the owner of the vehicle/motor vehicle is a legal entity);
  • Data on motor vehicles/vehicles (engine number, frame number, registration number);
  • Text indicating that the authorizer authorizes the authorized person to drive the described motor vehicle/motor vehicle abroad, incl. in the Republic of Turkey, as well as to represent him before the competent Turkish authorities.
  • Green card insurance valid for the Republic of Turkey.

*** The power of attorney must be notarized and translated into Turkish.


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