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@muhammad
Selam from İstanbul.
According to the agreement between our countries;
Up to 30 days at each entrance, you can buy your visa at all bordergates to enter Turkey.Price is 25 USD($).
It will be stamped on your passport page.
Wish you all the best.


ENDONEZYA
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ENDONEZYA : Resmi pasaport hamilleri 60 gün süreyle vizeden muaftır. Umuma mahsus pasaport hamilleri vizeye tabidir. Umuma mahsus pasaport hamilleri ise 30 güne kadar ikamet süreli turistik amaçlı seyahat vizeleri, dış temsilciliklerimizin yanı sıra hudut kapılarımızda da bandrol tatbiki suretiyle verilir.
Sorry bro istanbul bisiklet motosiklet. I mean, i take the Hajj visa in turkey not in Indonesia. Is it posible?
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@Deolali

It looks like UK citizens are treated different way... I've got an official e-mail from Turkish Automobile Club, saying "regular Third-Party insurance for Turkey, cars from EU is 21 Euro"

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Old 15 Jun 2012
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Not only UK.citizens are being treated...
Our club informed bikers several times here..
Private insurance companies are treating everybody at bordergates.
Thats why we say" dont accept and go to the customs manager"..Then they sell it for the normal price..
Normal insurance fee for foreign/local bikes for 3 months is between 9-12 TL.
1 $ 1,81
1 Euro 2,29 TL.
We have copies of 9-12 tl. insurance policies, also other copies such as 50 TL. for C-90.
So we tell it again; never accept this, ask to see the customs manager,mayor officer,shout out, tell that you know how much it is in İstanbul, it must be same everywhere,etc..etc..Don't look silence,dont be an easy hunt...

Wish you all the best..
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I appreciate the advice not to accept the inflated price for insurance but when we entered Turkey there were no staff around anywhere to ask or complain to. Even the visa office was empty and locked up and we had to wait at least 20 minutes for someone to turn up and sell us our visas and then he refused to accept lira, only euros.

At both the insurance office and the visa office it was a case of take it or leave it and it is impossible to get past the next checkpoint, which is manned by a polis officer not a customs officer, without those 2 pieces of paper. He refused to phone anyone about the visa office being closed so I am sure he wouldn't be interested in the price of the insurance.
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Sorry bro istanbul bisiklet motosiklet. I mean, i take the Hajj visa in turkey not in Indonesia. Is it posible?
""InsyaAlloh next year I will perform the hajj. I am from Indonesia will use the motorcycle. if I could ask for a visa to pilgrims in Turkey, what are the requirements and procedure? Is it posible? thank you.

You can make your application for S.Arabia hajj visa only in your home country..Consulate and Embassy in Turkey accept applications of Turkish citizens only.
Be careful not to have Israel visa or entrance/exit stamp on your passport pages.

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""InsyaAlloh next year I will perform the hajj. I am from Indonesia will use the motorcycle. if I could ask for a visa to pilgrims in Turkey, what are the requirements and procedure? Is it posible? thank you.

You can make your application for S.Arabia hajj visa only in your home country..Consulate and Embassy in Turkey accept applications of Turkish citizens only.
Be careful not to have Israel visa or entrance/exit stamp on your passport pages.

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Thank you for your information Bro. This is very helpful for me.
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Border Insurance Turkey

Like Deolali I also paid 30 euro for insurance at the Turkish border from Iran and when I questioned it I was also told this is the cost for a motorcycle. The bike was parked in full view so not likely they misunderstood & thought I was driving a car.

Watch out for touts in some countries who try to grab your passport/ticket/whatever & offer to do paperwork "cheaply". They can be found at bus & train stations, taxi ranks & ferries from India to Indonesia, Iran to Peru, in fact anywhere travel is involved. While it can be frustrating it's all part of the game. You can think of it as an 'adventure tax' & play along or see it as a con - your choice, more often than not. Sometimes, it's just easier to have someone else do the legwork as borders can be stressful. I feel happier doing my own paperwork & I find out what I'm paying for, but that's just me. What ever you pay it sure beats being in peak hour traffic on the way to the office.
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Border Insurance Turkey

Should add, it was just a couple of weeks ago I entered Turkey. Maybe the information I was given is correct, or maybe I was conned.

I agree with the old saying, 'Change what you can and accept the rest'.
Have fun with the planning & live the dream.

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I entered Turkey from Bulgaria yesterday at Malko Tarnovo/Derekoy. Was charged 10 euros for 3 months insurance and 10 UK pounds for the visa. No idea if I was overcharged or not. Very smooth process, although the border money changer had run out of Turkish lira so I had to go to a bank in Kirklareli.
Was this for bike or car?
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Smile Bulgaria to Turkey

Hello friends
I am new here so I hope that I am not going over old ground, sorry if I am
We are riding this August 2013, from the UK to Northern Cyprus.
Coming from the UK we have European insurance cover.
My question is, where is the border crossing in Bulgaria to Turkey and do I need a green card as well as buying insurance at the border?
Thank you in advance.
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Hello,
Coordinates of Kapıkule bordergate.
41.717033 and 26.353287.

This is the contact address of Touring and Automobile club of Turkey and available at Kapıkule for vehicle insurance for reasonable prices..Private companies are more expensive..Open 24 hours..

E D İ R N E - K A P I K U L E
Tel: (0 284) 238 24 04
Fax: (0 284) 238 24 04
Gsm: (0 532) 253 32 57
E-posta: kapikule@turing.org.tr

Link to map of the insurance office at the bordergate...
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=U...38409&t=h&z=15

If your green card doesnt cover Turkey, you can buy it at the gate.TTOK.
Definitely remind it is a motosiklet...

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we have European insurance cover.
Check with your insurance company, but I believe this should be good for Turkey as well (Turkey is in the Green Card system - or at least it WAS, five years since I visited, so yeah do check, but I never needed anything more for my bike at the Turkish border).
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I know this is an old thread but does anyone have any upto date info on the costs of getting insurance for a bike entering Turkey?
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I entered Turkey from Bulgaria about 6 weeks ago. Insurance for a motorbike was 84.98tl (€25).

I also had to unpack everything for a search - took 2 hours in tota - pre-Istanbul attack. Lots of police check points in Kurdish areas - I was stopped a lot.
If you haven't got your visa already, park before the booths and go through the building to the Turkey-Bulgaria side, in booth 54 you can buy a visa. Why it's on the other side is beyond me.
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