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Process to become a member

To be eligible for membership, companies or individuals are required to have a clear business or cultural relationship with Turkey as a Turkish National with local and/or Turkish business interests and/or as an importer, distributor, representative or agent of Turkish goods and/or services.
Please complete the application form and return it to the Turkish Business Council along with two passport-sized colour photographs.

Eligibility for membership is determined by the Administrative Board, whose decision shall be deemed final.

TBC Application Form

3 types of membership in TBC

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP: 

Individual members of TBC are composed of individuals, Turkish or non-Turkish, working at a Turkish company or a company which makes business with Turkish companies. Individual members shall have one vote at meeting of the General Assembly. Besides benefiting general membership rights (such as participation to TBC events) , individual members are listed by name on online and printed Membership Directory with their contact information.

Required Documents:

• Passport copy with a valid residence visa
• Two passport size photographs

Fees:

Bank transfer or cheque drown to "Turkish Business Council UAE", for AED 1,000 – as including AED 500 one-time joining fee and AED 500 annual membership fee.

Annual Fee for Individual Members is AED 500.

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP:

Corporate members of TBC are composed of Turkish / non-Turkish companies, working with other Turkish companies, serving Turkish products or other business activities related to Turkey. There are 2 types of corporate membership:

• Gold Corporate Membership
• Corporate Membership

GOLD Corporate Membership

Companies applying for Gold Corporate Membership shall have the right to appoint up to three (3) individuals as representatives of their companies to the General Assembly. Each representative shall have one vote at meeting of the General Assembly. Gold Corporate Member are listed by name on online and printed Membership Directory and they will get monthly online newsletter. They have right to make mailing 2 times a year to TBC database for free in a year, and they have twice company profile sharing on TBC website main page (as a banner link to their official website) .

Required Documents:

• A copy of Company's Trade License
• Passport copies of the Corporate Member Representatives
• Two passport size photographs of Corporate Member Representative

Fees:

Bank transfer or cheque drown to "Turkish Business Council UAE", for AED 6,500 – as including AED 2,500 one-time joining fee and AED 4,000 annual membership fee.

Annual Fee for Gold Corporate Members is AED 4,000.

Corporate Membership

Companies applying for Gold Corporate Membership shall have the right to appoint up to two (2) individuals as representatives of their companies to the General Assembly. Each representative shall have one vote at meeting of the General Assembly. Gold Corporate Member are listed by name on online and printed Membership Directory and they will get monthly online newsletter. They have right to make mailing once a year to TBC database for free in a year, and they have once company profile sharing on TBC website main page (as a banner link to their official website) .

Required Documents:

• A copy of Company's Trade License
• Passport copies of the Corporate Member Representatives
• Two passport size photographs of Corporate Member Representative

Fees:

Bank transfer or cheque drown to "Turkish Business Council UAE", for AED 4,500 – as including AED 2,500 one-time joining fee and AED 2,000 annual membership fee.

Annual Fee for Corporate Members is AED 2,000.

ABROAD MEMBERSHIP:

Abroad members of TBC are composed of individuals or companies, which are not based in the UAE, Turkish or non-Turkish, working at or with a Turkish company or a company which makes business with other Turkish companies or in the Turkish market. Members from abroad shall have no voting rights at the General Assembly. However, they shall be notified of and their representatives shall have the right to attend all meetings, including the General Assembly.

Required Documents:

• A company profile document explaining the field of activities
• A detailed explanation of commercial interest to the UAE
• Two passport size photographs of Corporate Member Representatives

Fees:

Bank transfer or cheque drown to "Turkish Business Council UAE", for USD 1,000 – as including USD 500 one-time joining fee and USD 500 annual membership fee.

Annual Fee for Abroad Members is USD 500.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

For the following years, all members shall receive a reminder for the payment of next year's annual fee during the last month of financial year (December). The annual fee shall be paid during the first month of the financial year. Members who fail to pay their annual fees within that period shall receive a notice from TBC as a reminder. After reminder members who fail to pay shall be subjected to cancellation, at the discretion of the Administrative Board.

application form