Useful information

Reminder/information for citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic traveling to Turkey.

There is a visa-free regime between the Republic of Turkey and the Kyrgyz Republic. In this regard, citizens entering Turkey do not pay visa fees and can stay in the country without difficulty for up to 90 days. The number of entries is unlimited, but the total period of stay in Turkey should not exceed 90 days, within a 180-day period. It should be noted that the visa-free regime does not give the right to work.

Do not forget that after the expiration of the 90-day period, you have no right to stay in Turkey. In this case, you become “illegal” and strict measures will be applied to you. If the period of illegal stay in the country did not exceed 15 days, then you are obliged to pay the minimum fine (about US $ 165, the amount may vary). If the term is more than 15 days or you refuse to pay a fine, you will face deportation with a subsequent ban on entry into Turkey.

It should be noted that very strict sanctions apply to illegal workers. If you entered Turkey as a tourist, you started working without the appropriate permits, and were identified by supervising government agencies, you face fines and deportation, followed by a ban on entry to Turkey for a minimum period of 5 years.

If you find yourself in a difficult situation in Turkey, became a victim of illegal actions, you should immediately call the police, along with the police, you must contact the Consulate General of Kyrgyzstan in Istanbul.

According to the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Turkey, a foreign citizen who does not speak Turkish, is a victim or a suspect, has the right to ask a translator and a lawyer who will represent his interests in court. In no case should one testify and sign any documents before the arrival of a lawyer and an interpreter, especially in cases where you are a suspect.

What you should pay attention to while traveling:

- do not travel with strangers, do not let them pay your expenses;

- if you are traveling "alone", tell your relatives where and with whom you are;

- before traveling to a foreign country, first familiarize yourself with its procedures: visa, living conditions and standards, etc .;

- you should always have a photocopy of your passport with you, do not give anyone your passport.

What you should pay attention to if you want to work in a foreign country:

- before agreeing to a job offered by strangers, find out all about the job and notify your loved ones;

- The minimum wage in Turkey is about $ 400-500. If you are offered a job with a salary of $ 1,000–2,000, do not agree until you are convinced of the legality of the job;

- if the employer promises to pay for work later, do not trust until you are sure that his promises are true.

Required emergency phone numbers in Turkey:

110 - fire service

112 - ambulance

155 - police

157 - assistance to women (victims of human trafficking, including in Russian language)