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Official https://iha.shgm.gov.tr/public/sss

Dear Foreign Nationality Citizens,

if you bring your drones or UAVs MTOW 500 gr. or above in Turkey, customs may seize your  drones and demand technical conformity letter, that can be taken from DGCA Turkey, from you. To receive technical confirmation letter for your UAVs, you shall apply officially to Turkish DGCA with application form Form-01 (only Turkish version avaliable) can be found in Forms session on mainpage. One of the requirements shall be supply of application is criminal records with archive records. However, there are two way, one of them is you shall have TR Identificaiton number or you have to submit your criminal record that received from your embassy. If you are verified from MERNİS (Central Civil Registration System), criminal record is not required.

if you bring your drones or UAVs MTOW below 500 gr. , these drones are out of the scope of our national regulation and is not required any technical conformity or out of the scope letter normally. Nevertheless, some customs may seize and demand from you out of the scope letter, in this case you shall apply to take out of the scope letter officially with a petition to DGCA Turkey.

After that, During registration process, Our UAV E-registration system software verify your name, surname, birth date and TR identification number from MERNİS under cover of Ministry of Interior. Due to this verification method, if you have not TR Identification number , your information will not be verified in MERNİS. For this reason, foreign nationality citizens will not be able to complete their registration process, however you may ask ihaucusizni(at)shgm.gov.tr regarding fly permission.

Thanks for your understanding.


2019-5-1
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tronik Posted at 3-20 09:41
Dear Foreign Nationality Citizens,

There is a national drone regulations in Turkey as in the whole world. Please read the following text carefully related drone transport . You can ask me about the following contact information.



I've had an extended correspondence with SHGM/DGCA (HSD and UED).

They wrote that drones under 500 grams are out of regulation scope.  Actually, the whole SHT-IHA does not apply.  Pilots and drones don't need to be registered. No flight permit is needed for drones that are not regulated.

This means that Spark and Mavic Air are out of scope. I recommend  to have a printed copy of SHT-IHA legislation, and a copy of import clarifications.

http://web.shgm.gov.tr/documents ... HT-IHA_12062017.pdf

https://iha.shgm.gov.tr/public/duyurular?ID=1123516
https://iha.shgm.gov.tr/public/duyurular?ID=718867
https://iha.shgm.gov.tr/public/duyurular?ID=723316

You can use Google translate to understand.

Please note, that although small drones are not regulated you have to follow all standard safety rules and be aware of restricted zones.


2019-5-2
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Vision One Posted at 5-2 05:38
I've had an extended correspondence with SHGM/DGCA (HSD and UED).

They wrote that drones under 500 grams are out of regulation scope.  Actually, the whole SHT-IHA does not apply.  Pilots and drones don't need to be registered. No flight permit is needed for drones that are not regulated.

Hello

Thank you very much for the links and information, is really clarifying. Just one question, although they are out of scope, do you know or have you experienced any problem in customs or in airports in Turkey?.

Thanks.
2019-6-6
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Hattie May Perkins Posted at 4-24 02:53
Hey Mike.
Did you take your drone to Turkey in the end?
Thanks!

What did you do with your mavic 2 pro?
2019-6-7
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djiuser_zPQqvZPxRahg Posted at 6-7 14:22
What did you do with your mavic 2 pro?

Ok just for everyone! I took my mavic 2 pro with me and there was no single problem, they didnt check anything and I am going to film some stuff tomorrow
2019-6-8
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nxo1981 Posted at 6-6 10:33
Hello

Thank you very much for the links and information, is really clarifying. Just one question, although they are out of scope, do you know or have you experienced any problem in customs or in airports in Turkey?.

No problems. But that is only for drones UNDER 500 grams.
This ones in English.
https://iha.shgm.gov.tr/public/duyurular?ID=1121138

Dear Foreign Nationality Citizens,

if you bring your drones or UAVs MTOW 500 gr. or above in Turkey, customs may seize your  drones and demand technical conformity letter, that can be taken from DGCA Turkey, from you.
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if you bring your drones or UAVs MTOW below 500 gr. , this drones is out of the scope of our national regulation and is not required any technical conformity or out of the scope letter normally.


For drones under 500 grams it's good idea to print this page
https://iha.shgm.gov.tr/public/duyurular?ID=1123516

It clearly says that small drones are not regulated.
2019-6-17
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Just come back from Istanbul & Cappadocia


Before I went i read reviews/forums/Turkey Government websites etc regarding Drone usage and was really unsure whether to take a drone or not.  


However I decided to take my DJI Mavic 2 Zoom with me and had zero issues.


My bag was checked on the domestic flight between Istanbul and Cappadocia and no issues with the drone.  Follow the usual rules and you should be fine. Speak to local people about flying drones and they will tell you spots to use it.  
2019-6-25
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Just to add to what others have said.... I just came back from a trip to Greece/Turkey and had no problems in Turkey at all carrying my drone through many different domestic airports. Flew from Athens to Istanbul and then to Denizli (DNZ). Then a flight from Izmir (ADB) to Kayseri (ASR) and then Kayseri to Istanbul to PAris and back to NYC. Was never asked about the drone at all during the whole trip. Was never asked to open drone bag. Made sure drone had no battery in it and that batteries were in a separate carry on. Had the drone in carry on the whole trip. Did not fly the drone at all in turkey, since I had flown a lot in greece and did not want to risk it.
2019-7-28
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Aydin Tamturk
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Hello , If you have any problems crossing the border or the customs in Turkey we ca help you with the legal documentation process  ! Feel free to ask any question !!
2019-8-20
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Aydin Tamturk
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Hey , we are a Turkish drone consultation company who works with the border in Turkey . If there are any related questions we can help you with your registration and legal documentation ! Feel free to email or call me !
2019-8-23
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Salam. My name is Tahir Khan. I am from Pakistan. I want to visit Turkey and capture the beauty of this spectacular country through my DJI mavic pro 2 drone camera. I just want to ask u whether I require any prior documentation to bring the camera to Turkey?? I will be entering Turkey on my own vehicle (crossing through Iran, Azerbaijan and Georgia). Your assistance will be highly appreciated.
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2019-9-12
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tronik
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please look and read this carefully.

Dear Foreign Nationality Citizens,

if you bring your drones or UAVs MTOW 500 gr. or above in Turkey, customs may seize your  drones and demand technical conformity letter, that can be taken from DGCA Turkey, from you. To receive technical confirmation letter for your UAVs, you shall apply officially to Turkish DGCA with application form Form-01 (only Turkish version avaliable) can be found in Forms session on mainpage. One of the requirements shall be supply of application is criminal records with archive records. However, there are two way, one of them is you shall have TR Identificaiton number or you have to submit your criminal record that received from your embassy. If you are verified from MERNİS (TR identification number from population database), criminal record is not required.

if you bring your drones or UAVs MTOW below 500 gr. , this drones is out of the scope of our national regulation and is not required any technical conformity or out of the scope letter normally. Nevertheless, some customs may seize and demand from you out of the scope letter, in this case you shall apply to take out of the scope letter officially with a petition to DGCA Turkey.

After that, During registration process, Our UAV E-registration system software verify your name, surname, birth date and TR identification number from MERNİS under cover of Ministry of Interior. Due to this verification method, if you have not TR Identification number , your information will not be verified in MERNİS. For this reason, foreign nationality citizens will not be able to complete their registration process and fly legally.

Thanks for your understanding.

any question contact me:

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2019-10-29
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JHollimanPhoto Posted at 4-10 03:48
Obviously many of us asking questions are not turkish citizens.

Yes right. But you can take temporary citizenship number from your consulate.

Any help, contact me

Tamer

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2019-10-29
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Hattie May Perkins Posted at 4-24 02:52
Hello

I am going to Istanbul tomorrow and Cappadocia next week. Both flights with Turkish airlines. My boyfriend flies a Mavic Pro 2 and we are unsure whether we can take her with us.

Hello,

Yes you can carry drones in airplane (but disconnected with your drone )
2019-10-29
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M1key Posted at 1-8 06:17
Ah, I see. I'll be flying to the new airport. Well, I guess we shall see! Thanks a lot.

Hello mate, any update on taking a drone to the new airport?
2019-10-31
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cartoshca
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So do I still have to register a drone if it’s less than 500g? I’m looking to buy a magic mini and go to Istanbul and Kappadokya in a month and a half.
2019-12-3
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fans4943fad0 Posted at 2019-10-31 06:45
Hello mate, any update on taking a drone to the new airport?

I have been to the new airport twice and no problem. I have DJI Spark. They saw it on the x-ray, asked what is it, I told them, end of the story. No problem.
2020-1-15
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Hello,
It is my understanding that drones must be registered if over 500grams. When trying to register, it asks for my TR number (Turkish residence) which as a tourist I will not have. Is there a way to register as a tourist?

If not, would buying a mini solve this issue? I’d rather keep my pro but I’m looking for solutions.

Here is the gov link.
https://iha.shgm.gov.tr/public/index?ReturnUrl=%2f
2020-1-19
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a.sailboatgmail.com
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Hello,
It is my understanding that drones must be registered if over 500grams. When trying to register, it asks for my TR number (Turkish residence) which as a tourist I will not have. Is there a way to register as a tourist?

If not, would buying a mini solve this issue? I’d rather keep my pro but I’m looking for solutions.

Here is the gov link.
https://iha.shgm.gov.tr/public/index?ReturnUrl=%2f
2020-1-19
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b7zoom2 Posted at 2019-6-25 00:02
Just come back from Istanbul & Cappadocia



Hi. Just wanted to thank you for sharing this info
2020-3-13
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Felixir Posted at 1-15 00:03
I have been to the new airport twice and no problem. I have DJI Spark. They saw it on the x-ray, asked what is it, I told them, end of the story. No problem.

Hi
Thks mate it's reassuring
2020-3-13
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Dreamman
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In october i will travel to turkey, Istanbul, Capadòcia, Pammukale and Fethiye / Oludeniz / Kas. I have a drone, DJI Mavic Mini. I understand that I can pass airport and fly without register because drone is under 500gr (249gr). Are there app for air zones restrictions?
2020-9-13
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djiuser_zPQqvZPxRahg Posted at 2019-6-8 13:17
Ok just for everyone! I took my mavic 2 pro with me and there was no single problem, they didnt check anything and I am going to film some stuff tomorrow

I was thinking if taking the mini 2.  If I understand things correctly it is considered a toy and not a “drone” as it’s under the 250 grams...   this means it does not have to be registered and can be flown pretty much anytime.  I just wanted to see what others thought. . Of course crowds, nation buildings snd parks are pretty much off the list of fly places.  ;).
2020-12-19
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