Local and international flights

Ataturk Airport

Schedules and details of tram, metro and bus lines

Istanbul Main Bus Station

Bosphorus Cruise timetables, IDO for seabus, fast ferry & car ferry schedules:

IDO

Most popular banks for expatriates:

Garanti Bank

Local and international postage:

PTT

Most popular hospitals for expatriates:

German Hospital Taksim

Most popular English magazines:

The Guide Istanbul

Most popular English newspapers:

HURRIYET

Most preferred bookstores that sell English books:

D&R

Online grocery shopping:

MIGROS

For dog training, & dog sports club:

Von Bakaçhan Hundesport & Hundeplatz

for online cultural events / tickets:

Biletix

On-line take-away / fast-food restaurants:

Yemeksepeti

Recommended restaurants:

KIYI BALIK

Miscellaneous on-line shopping stores:

sahibinden.com

Preferred local tourism agencies:

Goturkey

Most preferred TV / Satellite companies:

DIGITURK

For most preferred mobile phone companies:

Turkcell

Furniture & accessories – furniture villages:

MASKO

Selected Shopping Malls

Istinye Park

Selected Media Markets

Teknosa

Other useful links:

Central bank / exchange rates

Major E-Commerce Sites:

Markafoni
Trendyol
1V1Y

E-Government Inquiries

Turkish National Identity Number
Turkish Social Security System
Turkish Tax Number

Arriving employees should contact their local Relocation Consultants to keep the stress level at the minimum level in “moving away from home” process. Before you arrive, make sure you gained information about:

  • Visa requirements (if applicable)
  • Work/Residence permit requirements
  • Other registration formalities
  • Restrictions on shipped household items & customs duties (if applicable)
  • Pet requirements (if applicable)
  • Housing availability
  • Educational institutions
  • Auto / Property / International Health Insurance
  • International Driving Permit

On your way to your host country, make sure that you have:

  • Passport (& extra photocopies)
  • Travel tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra photos
  • Photo I.D.’s & Driver’s license
  • Marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • Birth certificates for children (if applicable)
  • School / academic records and Diplomas (if applicable)
  • Health certificates and vaccines records for pets from your veterinarian (if applicable)
  • Bank records