Tax Number


The tax number is necessary for important payments and processes, such as the residence permit fee, opening a bank account, or registering your mobile phones. When you receive your residence permit card, you will have your foreign ID number on it. You can use your foreign ID number for all legal issues; however, until you receive it, the tax number is the ID number you will be using. Thus, you have start with obtaining a tax number upon your arrival.

You can obtain tax number in two ways

Online Application: Please visit the official web page of Tax Office at Click on the Application for Non-Citizen’s Potential Tax Number button on the bottom of the page. You will see explanations in English on application form, and you need to upload your passport ID. When you submit the form, system will give you a Tax ID number. Please arrange cookies and pop-ups on your browser since your Tax ID number will be given to you as an official letter in a PDF format. If you cannot get an online tax number, you need to visit the nearest tax office personally.

Personal application: You need to visit a Tax office with your original passport and its copy.
See below the addresses of the Tax offices:
Yakacık Tax Office address: Hürriyet Mahallesi Yakacık D-100 Kuzey Yanyol Caddesi No: 47/A-B Kartal ISTANBUL
Kadıköy Tax Office address: Osmanağa, Halitağa Caddesi No:19, Kadıköy ISTANBUL
Bostancı Tax Office adress: İçerenköy Mahallesi, Değirmenyolu Sk. Maliye Kompleksi No:18, 34752 İçerenköy/Ataşehir/İstanbul

Note: If you already have a tax number or Foreign ID Number you do not have to get a Tax Number again.