Indirect Taxes, Mobile Phones Registration Fee

Registration fee collected on mobile phones brought by travellers

Other than commercial imports, people who travel abroad and return to Turkey can bring mobile phones for their personal use together with them. These mobile phones shall be registered in Turkey by these travellers to activate the phones’ usage in Turkey. Previously, the registration fee was 618,60 TL.

With the Presidential Decree No. 1314 published in the Official Gazette dated 19/7/2019 no 30836, the registration fee collected for the mobile phones brought from abroad together with travellers was increased to 1500 TL.

This amendment enters into force on 20 July 2019, as it is the date following the publication of the Decision.