Turkey Residence Permit (Full Guide)

turkey residence permit

Non -Turkish citizens who want to visit Turkey with the intention to stay in Turkey for more than 90 days need to apply for obtaining Turkey Residence Permit upon arrival or before visa expiration. Without a residence permit, your stay in Turkey will be considered illegal.

In this article, we will list the types of Turkish residence permits and discuss each one of them to know which type is suitable for you and your conditions.

turkey residence permit

1- Short-term residence permit:

This type of residence permit in Turkey is given for several purposes like tourism purposes, establishing a business, receiving medical treatment, etc., and this type is usually given to foregin real estate owners in turkey 

For real estate owners, in order to apply for a short-term residence permit, foreign investors who own real estate in Turkey must submit the documents (original passport, notary and certified photocopy of the passport, 4 biometric photos of the applicant, evidence of health insurance, Proof of sufficient and sustainable financial resources for the duration of the stay to the relevant, and photocopy of the tapu) to Provincial Directorate of Immigration Administration (Göç İdaresi) once an application is submitted through the e-residence system. 

Short-term residence permits are given for investors for only 1 or 2 years. 

2- Long term residence permit:

For a long-term residence permit, foreigners who have continuously resided in Turkey for at least eight years should submit all the mentioned documents above (in short-term residence permit) in addition to a Copy of the previous residence permit document and Police record document to the relevant Provincial Directorate of Immigration Administration (Göç İdaresi)

3- Student residence permit:

This type of residence permit in Turkey is given to students who reside in Turkey for the purpose of entering primary or secondary schools or who are planning to study at the levels of an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, doctorate.

4- Family residence permit:

This type of residence permit in Turkey is given to the foreign spouse of a Turkish national and his/her minor and dependent children. 

5- Humanitarian residence permit:

This type of residence permit in Turkey is given to those who cannot return to their country of residence due to emergency reasons and who are in Turkey without a valid visa or residence permit but no deportation decision has been applied against them.

The top 4 benefits of Turkey residence permit:

1- Ease of obtaining Turkish citizenship after five years.

2- Freedom to exit and enter Turkey without a visa.

3- Ease of applying for Turkish residence for the family.

4- Granting the right of education to children under 18 in Turkish schools.

What is real estate residence permit in Turkey?

Real estate residence permit in Turkey is a type of short-term residency which discussed above granted to owners of real estate or immovable properties in Turkey, allowing its holder to enjoy the rights of education, medical care, and living in Turkey legally.

The spouse and children under the age of 18 have the right to obtain it directly. And after 8 years of holding the real estate residence permit, the holder is entitled to obtain a permanent residence permit. 

What is the real estate value condition to obtain the real estate residence permit in turkey?

There is no condition for the value of real estate owned in order to get the real estate residence permit in turkey.

Turkish residence permit exemption: 

 You are exempt from getting a Turkish residence permit, if:

  • You are a diplomacy or consulate officer that holds office in Turkey, or
  • You work for representative offices of international establishments in Turkey, or
  • You have an international protection certificate, or 
  • You have a valid work permit, or
  • You prove that you are a stateless person. 

Note: There is no condition to buy property in Turkey in order to get a short-term or long-term residence permit.

What is OG Turkish Residency Service?

Our service is designed for tourists and #businessmen wishing to visit Turkey. We offer the best services to ensure obtaining the residence permit in #Turkey. We provide an integrated series of services like:

1- assistance in obtaining the visa to Turkey,

2- preparing a residence permit application form with trusted lawyers, 

3- translating the necessary documents by a sworn translator, and 

4- obtaining a notarized and signed copy of the lease agreement or tapu.

There are some FAQ turkish government has answered regarding turkish residence permit:

turkey residence permit

1- How do I check my turkey residence permit ID card online?

You can check your residence permit ID card validity by clicking here. To query enter your date of birth and your residence permit ID number.

2- If I have a visa or residence violation, how much do I have to pay?

The fines can be learned on border gates when you exit from turkey.

3- How much money should I deposit in the bank to get a residence permit? 

The sponsor in the family residence permit must have income not less than 1/3 of the minimum wage per person in the household, not less than the total amount of the minimum wage. 

For long-term residence permits require an adequate and regular income. In determining a sufficient and regular income, it may be accepted that your income is in Turkey to provide your livelihood. 

4- If I change my address, will my residence permit be cancelled? 

If you are moving to another address within the provincial boundaries of your residence address, within 20 working days you are required to submit your new address to the provincial directorate of immigration administration. In this case, a new residence permit document will not be issued and you can continue to stay in Turkey with your current residence permit document.

5- How is the procedure for obtaining a residence permit for primary and secondary school students? 

Foreign children who reside in Turkey with family residence permits can benefit from their education rights. These foreigners also do not need to obtain another residence permit. A consent certificate, birth certificate, and undertaking certificate are required for student residence permit applicants who are under 18 years of age.

On the other hand, the residence permits would be given in this context for one year from the beginning of the school year to the beginning of the other school.

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