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Old 20-03-2023, 13:20   #1
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Entry Fee Turkey

I am in Bulgaria heading to Turkey in a couple of days on our Australian flagged Helia 44.
I have been given a customs agent quote, which he tells me is special pricing, of EUROS 535.
Does this sound reasonable? Or should I hung around?
I will Appreciate the replies
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Old 20-03-2023, 14:39   #2
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Re: Entry Fee Turkey

What, if anything, are you intending to import and declare for clearance into Turkey?

Foreign Flag Boats: The "Turkish Ports Yacht Registration Certificate", which is known as transit log in short, is a permit issued for entry / exit of Turkish territorial waters and ports on foreign flagged boats. The validity period of the transit log to be received by the arriving boats is one year. Transit log is required to be on board and it is mandatory to present it to the authorities.

Private Boats: If the boat has a Private Boat Certificate, you only need to get a transit log on your boat in case of an overseas exit.
Otherwise, you do not need a transit log document for cruising in Turkish waters and international waters.

If you wish to enter Turkey, after you have sailed through international ports and waters, then you are required to obtain a Yacht Registration Form (Transit Log), which contains information about yachts and yachtsmen. You will need to complete this form in accordance with the explanations given there and you will need to go through the Customs, Health and Port procedures as per the international regulations stated within those explanations and in accordance with your declaration.

The cost of the Yacht Registration Form (Transit Log) for foreign flagged private boats is USD 35.00 and it is valid for one year. This allows a yacht to travel freely in Turkish waters and may be inspected by any harbor official at any time. The Transit Log / Cruising Permit is valid for 1 year but is cancelled if a yacht leaves Turkey; or there is a change of ownership of the yacht; or for charter yachts, at the end of the cruise; or when the yacht owner or captain leave the yacht in a marina for laying up. Under any of these circumstances, a new Transit long will be required. On leaving Turkey it is cancelled and at the same time the exit stamp is entered in your passport.

However, if the owner of the yacht or the legal keeper of the yacht changes within that year and if the yacht leaves Turkish Customs Area or the Form is lost, then the term of validity of the Form comes to an end. It is possible to obtain a new Yacht Registration Form in such occurrences.
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