2023-02-07 - Earthquake Aid Coordination
We are deeply saddened by the loss of lives and destruction caused by the earthquake that hit Türkiye.
Regarding the aid in the earthquake area, Presidency Investment Office recommends contacting AFAD.
AFAD In-kind Aids:
AFAD shared the urgent needs as listed below and recommended two alternatives for delivery.
Winter clothing for women-men-child (from underwear to fleece), gas-fired heaters, small and large gas cylinders, generators, blankets, baby food
1- For those members with logistics, we kindly ask you to contact us via our e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. We will coordinate with AFAD to assign the correct warehouses for the shipments.
2- For those members without logistics, we kindly ask you to deliver the products to the district governorships in your own city. AFAD said that these goods will be sent to the region collectively.
Notice Regarding the Custom Procedures for Relief Items Sent by Foreign Nations
Basic relief items and other goods sent by foreign nations for distribution and use in affected disaster/earthquake areas by the victims can be imported with exemption from customs duties and commercial policy measures, provided that they are sent to:
- Government institutions
- Public interest organizations
- Tax-exempt organizations as listed by Presidential Office
To facilitate the coordination efforts by the relevant Ministries, such goods should be donated and sent to one of the following institutions/organizations:
- AFAD (Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency)
- Ankara Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundation
- Şanlıurfa Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundation
- Kahramanmaraş Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundation
- Adıyaman Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundation
- Adana Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundation
- Hatay Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundation
- Diyarbakır Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundation
Members who want to provide monetary support can check:
Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Türkiye (AFAD): https://en.afad.gov.tr/earthquake-humanitarian-aid-campaign
Turkish Red Crescent (Kızılay):
The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Türkiye (TOBB): https://tobb.org.tr/Sayfalar/DepremKampanyasi.php
Apart from the before mentioned aids, you can contact the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye Investment Office for more information and support: email@example.com
For us to collectively follow the aid made by our esteemed members to the region through various institutions, we kindly ask you to share the information with us via firstname.lastname@example.org by specifying which chamber member you are.
The bilateral Chambers of Commerce of Türkiye
2021-09-27 - Turkish Education Foundation (TEV) Donation handover
Today the Turkish Education Foundation (TEV) represented by Atakan Yurdakul received out of the hands of DBA board member Bettine Rube a donation of € 1.000 from the Dutch Business Association. DBA makes this donation because the entire board acknowledges that like the founders 54 years ago, we as DBA are in the opinion that growth of a country and people comes thru education. Therefor we donated this money to contribute for the future of the leaders of tomorrow.
2021-09-13 - VISA Advisor and online application form
Schengen Visa Advisor
Whether or not you need a visa depends mainly on your nationality, destination and length of stay. The Schengen Visa Advisor helps you to determine if you need a visa and what type of visa you need for your travel plans to or through the Netherlands.
For the Visa Advisor click here
To fill the application form please use this link
2021-08-24 Passport number on Vaccination Certificate (Turkish)
Passport number on Turkish vaccination Certificate.
If you do not see the possibility to add your passport number in the “hesscode app”. You need to do the following;
You need to delete your account in the app under settings, then register again.
İt is important that you register under Turkish not under foreigner, so if you register again do it with your Turkish ID number, Fathers name and birth year, and submit. You will get a reply that the information is received well.
Now all your information connected to your Turkish is visible. Also the vaccination 💉 picture in the app is now visible (if you had your vaccinations). You now have the ability to add your passport and make a PDF from the vaccination so you can print of make a print screen to keep it under photos on your mobile.
The vaccination certificate shows now your Turkish İD and your Passport number
2021-08-17 Corporation Agreement for DBA with Consulate and Embassy
İn the presence of the ambassador of the Netherlands in Turkey, Marjanne de Kwaasteniet, The board members of the Dutch Business Association, The Consul General Arjen Chairman of the Board of DBA Gregor van der Mark signed a Cooperation Agreement with Consulate and Embassy for the NLinBusiness Hub activities.
The agreement gives DBA preferred partnership when it comes to (start-up) business activities where the consulate and embassy stops DBA will take over to support (Dutch) business in Turkey
2021-08-04 HEALTH FIT OZEL KAMPANYA
Please find the Health Fit offer for DBA members: To apply please use this website link
2021-07-01 Travel information update
News For Turkish citizens traveling to Netherlands:
Please note that as of July 1st 2021, important changes have occurred in Turkish citizens’ travel possibilities to the Netherlands.
Travelers from Turkey who have been fully vaccinated at least two weeks ago with EMA-approved vaccines or vaccines on the Emergency Use Listing of the World Health Organization (including the Sinovac-vaccine) are exempt from the entry ban – in case there is proof of vaccination. They also need a vaccination declaration link to vaccine declaration.
– Travelers who still need a visa can apply for the regular visa procedure and do not need a Nota Verbale reference letter. For more information about applying for a business visa, send a mail to email@example.com
Travelers who have not been fully vaccinated will still need a Nota Verbale reference letter to travel to the Netherlands.
– Travelers can apply for a Nota Verbale reference letter if they fall under one of the exemption categories as listed on this website.
– Applications for this letter can be filed by sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting the ‘NV Application Form’.
Dutch Business Association Turkey is happy to support Türk Eğitim Vakfı (TEV)