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Residential Permission

Residential Permission

Residential permission is provided by Turkish Police Imigration Office. You can either provide the ownership certificate "Tapu" of the property you will be staying or the Rental Contract. Only personal application is accepted. According to Turkish Law, foreigners can visit and stay in Turkey with tourist visa maximum 90 days. Those who want to stay over 90 days should receive Residential permission from the foreigners department at Turkish Police headquarters. It is also possible to extend the residential permission before the expiration date without leaving the country. According to new regulations applications are also accepted online at the official web portal of Turkish Ministery of Interior Migration Management http://www.goc.gov.tr.   

1. Short-Term Residence Permit for Foreigners

For a short-term residence permit, which is issued for a period of one year at most, foreigners who own immovable property in Turkey or will establish a business or commercial connections in Turkey should submit the following documents to the relevant Provincial Directorate of Immigration Administration:

1.1.  Initial Application

  • Residence permit application form
  • The original and a copy of the passport or travel document
  • Four passport-size photographs
  • Declaration regarding sufficient and sustainable financial resources for the duration of the stay (Stated in the application form. The authority may request supporting documents.)
  • Official document regarding the applicant’s ownership of the residence*
  • Valid medical insurance (one of the following shall be sufficient):

Document facilitating health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
Provision document issued by the Social Security Institution
Document regarding the application made to the Social Security Institution to be covered by the general health insurance

Private health insurance

1.2. Application for Extension

  • Residence permit application form
  • The original and a copy of the passport or travel document
  • Two passport-size photographs
  • Declaration regarding sufficient and sustainable financial resources for the duration of the stay (Stated in the application form. The authority may request supporting documents.)
  • Official document regarding the applicant’s ownership of the residence*
  • Submission of the previous residence permit document**
  • An invitation letter or documents of such written by the person or companies to be contacted upon the authority’s request**
  • Valid medical insurance (one of the following shall be sufficient):

Document facilitating health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
Provision document issued by the Social Security Institution
Private health insurance including the extension period

*required for foreigners owning immovable property in Turkey
**required for foreigners that will establish a business or commercial connections in Turkey

2. Long-Term Residence Permit for Foreigners

For a long-term residence permit, foreigners that have continuously resided in Turkey for at least eight years should submit the following documents to the relevant Provincial Directorate of Immigration Administration:

2.1. Initial Application

  • Residence permit application form
  • The original and a copy of the passport or travel document
  • Submission of the previous residence permit document
  • Two passport-size photographs
  • The document showing that the applicant has not received any social aid from governmental institutions and organizations in the last three years
  • Declaration regarding sufficient and sustainable financial resources for the duration of the stay
  • Police record document
  • Valid medical insurance (one of the following shall be sufficient):

Document facilitating health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
Provision document issued by the Social Security Institution
Document regarding the application made to the Social Security Institution to be covered by the general health insurance
Private health insurance
Document showing that the applicant is registered with the Address Registry System

2.2. Application for Extension

It is issued indefinitely and is not extended.

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