Port Istanbul, Port Ambarli, Port Gemlik, Port Samsun, Port Trabzon, Port Iskenderun, Port Mersin and Port Izmir are the ports of the country
Left-Hand Drive Vehicles:
Left Hand Drive vehicles are allowed to be import in the country.
Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspections and Roadworthiness Inspection are both mandatory in Turkey. The tests must be carried out at an authorised test centre. Vehicles that have not had the relevant test carried out may not be driven on the roads, and the owner may incur severe penalties. TÜVTURK is the only company authorised to carry out the inspection and roadworthiness tests.
Certificate of Origin
Original Bill of Lading (BOL) - must show chassis and engine number.
An insurance policy
Original Purchase / Commercial Invoice
Original Certificate of Title and Registration
Original Proof of Insurance and driver's license
Duties and Taxes:
The import duty rate for importing Car into Turkey is 10 %, the import VAT is 18%
Importing a Vehicle:
The importation of the old, used, renovated, faulty goods requires the receipt of an official permission from the Ministry of Economy.
As for vehicle importation, Letter of Conformity drafted with regard to the controls of the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology or the institution duly authorized by the Ministry has to be submitted to the competent customs authority during the registration of customs declarations.
The importation of the used construction vehicles are subject to the receipt of permission by the Ministry of Economy for any used vehicle.
If you are normally resident outside Turkey, you may import your vehicle which is registered abroad under relief and use it in Turkey. This is laid down in customs provisions and vehicle taxation legislation. The period during which the vehicle may be used is limited to twenty four months.
Persons who are resident in a territory other than Turkey can import their vehicles for private use.
It is not possible for a person who is a resident in Turkey to import a vehicle from abroad temporarily.
The vehicles brought along within the scope of private use should be registered in your passport.
Returning Nationals & Diplomats must be returning permanently and the vehicle must not be more than 3 years old when purchased.