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Old 13 Aug 2008
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Carnet for Turkey

I searched the site to find if you need a carnet or not entering Turkey and couldn't find a relevant thread.
Do you need one?
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There is no need for a carnet. But you will need to have a EU-travel passport as your vehicle ID will be taken into this passport by the border authorities in turkey.

It might also happen that you will get a paper from the customs with the
value of your bike and a date until you will have to leave turkey again ( used to be 3 month). Make sure not to miss this deadline by even one day!

To enter Turkey with a vehicle and just an ID-card might be possible but is very unsafe as it will not be accepted on all border offices, also it will cost you a lot of more of time. I recommend the EU-passport.

Anyway I hope to be in this nice country in october!

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hi martync,

you dont need CdP for Turkiye. your passport and V5 would be enough. they put a stamp on your passport which says you have entered to Turkiye by a vehicle and should be left the country within 6 months with the same vehicle. they also give you a paper which they say "triptik" keep this form until you leave and dont miss it! without it, it might be hard for you to leave the contry. also in the free shop area in Turkiye-Greece border buy a insurance for 10-15 Euros.

all this take about 10-15 mins if there is no queue.

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I crossed into Turkey 2 weeks ago. All it cost was 5 Euros for "Green card" insurance and 15 Euros for a visa. Dead easy even if they sent me back and forth to get 4 different windows to get them.

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cheers for the response chaps !
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But you will need to have a EU-travel passport as your vehicle ID will be taken into this passport by the border authorities in turkey.
Ummm As an Australian with an Australian regisetered vehicle .. how do I get a EU passport?! I don't think so ..

It has been a few decades since I was last there .. but all they did was stamp the vehicle details in my Australian passport .. Think they did the same in Greece.. been a while ..
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G'day. Came through Turkiye last week from West Syria side. They took my details off my Carnet, stamped my Passport , and charged me 25E for insurance. Sweet!
And I WILL be back! Fantastic country.
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G'day. Came through Turkiye last week from West Syria side. They took my details off my Carnet, stamped my Passport , and charged me 25E for insurance. Sweet!
And I WILL be back! Fantastic country.
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Driving to Istanbul from Burgas, Bulgaria today. No preperation whatsoever. My green card covers Turkey, so I would not expect any insurance fees. I'll just see what happens. No probs so far going through Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria.
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Ok, here's how it went for me at Malko Tarnovo, passing from Bulgary to Turkey. I am a EU resident, so that may make a difference compared to non-EU riders. At the Bulgarian side, there are three stops. First guy checks my passport and bike registration, then passes me a USB stick. Next stop, another guy checks my passport and registration, has a bit of a chat with me and does something to the USB stick and hands it back. After that, a lady at the last booth takes the USB stick and you're off. To Turkish formalities that is.
On the Turkish side, you have to go through the system. First, get your visum. The price depends on your nationality, for me it was 10 euro. The guy at the desk just waved me away acting annoyed when I tried to pay with leva. He apparantly only likes euros of lira. There is an exchange office in the same building, where I exchanged my leva for lira. Even lira extracted a big sigh from the visum-guy, but he accepted the 20 lira (which is roughly 10 euro) and gave me my visum stamp. With that, you go through passport control. They stamp your passport, after which you go to the vehicle registration desk. This guy checks your registration ánd insurance so make sure you have both papers ready. If all is well, he gives you your second stamp. Then, on to the customs desk. This guy is supposed to check your bagage, but in my case he just looked at me and gave me stamp number 3.
With three (3, very important!) stamps in your passport you can drive on to the last post, which is the actual border. This guy wants your passport and vehicle registration again and shouts something back to this colleague. If they come to an agreement you are waved off and in Turkey!

Now I realize this may not be relevant to everybody (no insurance hassles and a EU resident) but maybe somebody finds it helpful.
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Coming from the Sero border from Iran about a week ago, it cost me $50 for the compulsary insurance (ouch) and $20 for my own visa. No carnet was required for the bike as they produced their own paperwork for it.
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Ok, here's how it went for me at Malko Tarnovo, passing from Bulgary to Turkey. I am a EU resident, so that may make a difference compared to non-EU riders. At the Bulgarian side, there are three stops. First guy checks my passport and bike registration, then passes me a USB stick. Next stop, another guy checks my passport and registration, has a bit of a chat with me and does something to the USB stick and hands it back. After that, a lady at the last booth takes the USB stick and you're off. To Turkish formalities that is.
On the Turkish side, you have to go through the system. First, get your visum. The price depends on your nationality, for me it was 10 euro. The guy at the desk just waved me away acting annoyed when I tried to pay with leva. He apparantly only likes euros of lira. There is an exchange office in the same building, where I exchanged my leva for lira. Even lira extracted a big sigh from the visum-guy, but he accepted the 20 lira (which is roughly 10 euro) and gave me my visum stamp. With that, you go through passport control. They stamp your passport, after which you go to the vehicle registration desk. This guy checks your registration ánd insurance so make sure you have both papers ready. If all is well, he gives you your second stamp. Then, on to the customs desk. This guy is supposed to check your bagage, but in my case he just looked at me and gave me stamp number 3.
With three (3, very important!) stamps in your passport you can drive on to the last post, which is the actual border. This guy wants your passport and vehicle registration again and shouts something back to this colleague. If they come to an agreement you are waved off and in Turkey!

Now I realize this may not be relevant to everybody (no insurance hassles and a EU resident) but maybe somebody finds it helpful.
This is exactly how it went for us today crossing from Bulgaria to Turkey at the same border. The USB stick was a real surprise.

As for the Triptik Ozhanu mentions, we were given no paper whatsover. Only the 3 stamps described above. By the way, we arrived at 11:30 and the place was busy. By 12:00pm, everybody (and I mean everybody) was gone to lunch. Make sure you arrive before this.
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turkish border

We have crossed the Turkish border a few times- no carnet needed, they stamp your vehicle into your passport. Vehicle insurance was cheap and valid for the duration of our visa- 3 months- but they tend to be chancers about the cost. One officer wrote the price down but omitted to mark which currency- his hope was that we would pay in either euro's or pounds when, in fact, it was the lira price- Cheeky!!! We were asked to completely empty our landrover crossing from Turkey to Greece once, they then drove her through the truck x-ray machine!!! Must have suspected we were smuggling a dwarf?!
There were very nice about it all and there was no suggestion of money, they were simply being enthusiastic about doing the job.
Great country, lovely people and you're sure to have a brilliant trip.
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We have crossed the Turkish border a few times- no carnet needed, they stamp your vehicle into your passport. Vehicle insurance was cheap and valid for the duration of our visa- 3 months- but they tend to be chancers about the cost. One officer wrote the price down but omitted to mark which currency- his hope was that we would pay in either euro's or pounds when, in fact, it was the lira price- Cheeky!!! We were asked to completely empty our landrover crossing from Turkey to Greece once, they then drove her through the truck x-ray machine!!! Must have suspected we were smuggling a dwarf?!
There were very nice about it all and there was no suggestion of money, they were simply being enthusiastic about doing the job.
Great country, lovely people and you're sure to have a brilliant trip.
Yes, no need for carnet.

Up to date price for insurance, we paid Turkish Lira 55 for a 4wd for 3 month entry. The first guy wanted to charge 95, but then we got it for 55 in the end.
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