Rules for using vehicles with foreign license plates in Turkey

Today we will discuss an important question: who can drive a vehicle with foreign license plates in Turkey? Car owners often ask themselves this question, so we will go over the main rules and requirements.


A vehicle with foreign license plates in Turkey can be used by the owner themselves, as well as their immediate family members – spouse, parents, or children. However, it is necessary to have documentary proof of the familial relationship, such as translated into Turkish and notarized birth certificates or marriage certificates.


It is important to note that power of attorney is not valid in Turkey. Even if the vehicle owner is present in the car, only the aforementioned family members have the right to use the vehicle.


It is also important to notify the customs office of the departure (and arrival) from the territory of Turkey at least one day before the planned event. This requirement is mandatory and must be fulfilled.


It should be noted that a violation of these rules may lead to the initiation of criminal proceedings in accordance with Article 238 of the Customs Law No. 4458. Therefore, it is recommended to strictly comply with the specified rules.


It is also worth noting that vehicles with foreign license plates cannot be sold or transferred to other individuals in Turkey. This is because the car and insurance are tied to a specific person, which ensures the identification of the owner and the responsible person for the vehicle in case of violations or other road situations.


It is important to follow these rules in order to avoid unpleasant consequences and ensure road safety. If you have any additional questions or need more detailed information, it is recommended to consult official sources or a consultant familiar with local transportation rules in Turkey.


We hope that this information was useful and helped you understand the rules for using vehicles with foreign license plates in Turkey. Take care of yourself and do not violate traffic rules!

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