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How to obtain a Yabanci Kimlik Number (99*****) without applying for a Residency Permit
If a 99*** Yabanci Kimlik Number is required to make a certain operation, such as open a bank account, obtain a property habitation certificate or where you need to register on the e-devlet website, it is now possible to obtain a Yabanci Kimlik Number without making a full Residency permit application.
NOTE: It must be understood that obtaining a YKN this way does NOT afford anyone the rights that a normal Residence Permit would, you will naturally be here on a e-visa/visa and must abide by the visa immigration laws.
First go to your local GOC office to register.
You will need to have your passport + 1 photocopy.
Also 2 biometric ‘head’ photos.
Note - These must be Biometric and NOT just a normal photo.
Head up to face the camera, eyes open
No glasses, necklaces or earrings.
FULL official address (Rental contract or Tapu) and the reason why you want the kimlik number.
You will fill out a form in English and maybe have a photo taken. Then you hand it in and are asked questions about yourself.
Return to the office 48 to 72 hours later and they will give you your kimlik number on a piece of paper.
IMPORTANT: Never say you need the number for registering a sim, internet etc there is a very good chance you will be refused, instead say you wish to purchase a car or scooter new or 2nd hand (ie spending some money here).
NOTE: The 157 foreigners helpline are now stating that it is no longer possible to obtain a Yabanci Kimlik Number without making a full RP application.
For the time being it is worth still trying to obtain one by using the process above.