Residence Permits in Turkey

Residence Permits in Turkey

Residence means the place where we live in Turkish. In this regard, many names can be given on the residence permit such as residence permit for foreigners or residence card. This name is generally given to permit programs applied by those who wish to remain in the country from which they came or in Turkey for a longer period of time than the visa period. We stand in the translation office next to foreigners in this field in addition to the services we provide to all individuals and institutions in Turkey.

Residence Permits in Turkey

To begin with, let's start the process by introducing you to the most popular types of residence in our country.

Short-term residence permit and application process

This residence permit constitutes the first of the residence application processes and we can list the people who may be involved in this process as follows.

  1. Foreigners who will come to our country for scientific research.
  2. Foreigners who own real estate in our country
  3. Foreigners who will establish business relations and companies.
  4. Foreigners who will participate in the in-service training program
  5. Foreigners who come with agreements or student programs to which our country is a party.
  6. Foreigners who will stay for tourism purposes
  7. Foreigners coming for treatment and medical purposes.
  8. Foreigners allowed by the judiciary to stay in Turkey
  9. Foreigners who will be transferred for a short period in case of losing the family residence permit
  10. Foreigners who will attend Turkish courses
  11. Foreigners coming to search in Turkey through government agencies.
  12. Foreigners who graduate in Turkey and apply for residence within 6 months

Foreigners who are TRNC citizens.

Foreigners in this situation can apply for a short-term residence permit in our country. Let us explain to you the necessary conditions for obtaining a short-term residence permit. The person must support the purpose of stay in our country with the necessary documents. People who are able to obtain a criminal record certificate upon request, who have no problem with their address and who have the right conditions, can apply for these permits. Otherwise, People who do not meet the required conditions in general, who use these permits inappropriately and against whom the decision to deport outside the country and violators of the period of residence are not given to them. These permits are not given and canceled if they were already given them.

Family Residence Permit and Application Process

Given that foreigners who come to our country do not always come as individuals, that is, as a single person, one of the application processes is a family residence permit. The requirements for obtaining a residence permit are as follows:

  • Permission form to be filled on the site.
  • Photocopy of passport or identity document (original must be presented at the appointment)
  • 4 biometric photos (taken within 6 months).
  • Receipt of payment of residence fee and card fee
  • Photocopies of the marriage certificate or card (the original must also be submitted) If the marriage certificate was obtained from abroad, a translation of the document with the apostille must be made. If there is no apostille in the document, then an apostille must be made at the consulate or embassy.
  • If the applicant is a child, the following documents are additionally required: certified birth certificate, certified consent, certified death certificate and certified custody certificate. Translation and notarization requirements for documents issued abroad are always required.

In applications, the child's guardian is ready for the application.

Additional documents required in the Family Residence Permit;

  • Passport or similar document
  • Photocopy of residence/work permit, blue card, refugee or subsidiary protection identity documents
  • Approved, e-signed/signed document proving that you have sufficient and regular financial means during your stay.
  • Valid health insurance covering all family members
  • E-signed/signed and stamped/sealed document obtained from provincial social security units proving that health services are utilized in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
  • E-signed/signed and stamped/sealed provision document obtained from the Social Security Institution.
  • E-signed/signed and stamped/sealed document regarding the application made to the Social Security Institution to become a general health insurance holder
  • Private health insurance
  • criminal record
  • Document showing that it is registered in the Address Registration System
  • Document Indicating the Place of Accommodation

These documents are generally required for the family in residence permit applications.

Student Residence Permit and Application Process

Another permit in Turkey is the student residence permit, which is one of the permits that students apply for and need to be able to reside in Turkey. Certain documents are required for student residence permit applications.

  • Residence permit application form
  • passport
  • Four (4) biometric photos
  • Document showing the financial situation
  • Residence card fee payment receipt
  • Health insurance.
  • A document showing the place of residence (If there is a house, a copy of the title deed. If it is rented, a notary-certified rent contract. If it is a hotel, a document showing that you are staying there. If it is a student residence you must obtain a document from this place and if you live with another person, that person's consent must be obtained.)

In the student residence permit, it is also possible to request additional documents according to the reasons for residence.

It is necessary to present the visa obtained for education in primary school (1 year), middle school (1 year), high school (1 year), military high schools (1 year) and other schools. A visa is requested according to the purpose and duration of stay in university education in all its degrees, such as bachelors, masters, military schools and institutes. In addition, it is possible to request the submission of applications for student residence permits by submitting the documents of the relevant educational institutions. Student residence permits are followed by the immigration administration institutions in the province in which the students live (in which they are studying).

Long Term Residence Permit and Application Process

In order to apply for a long-term residence permit, it is necessary to live in our country for at least 8 years without interruption. There is no set period for the long-term residence permit, it is granted indefinitely. The following documents are required to obtain a long-term residence permit:

  • Long-term residence permit application form
  • Passport
  • 4 biometric photos
  • A copy of the previous permit
  • Certificate of non-receipt of social assistance in the last 3 years (issued by the governorate or the district office)
  • Certificate of financial status
  • criminal record
  • Residence permit card fee receipt
  • health insurance
  • Address registration system document (place of residence certificate)
  • Residence address document.

Such documents are required and these documents need to be collected for those who will make a long-term residence permit.

  1. Humanitarian Residence Permit: One of the residence permits issued in exceptional cases is the Humanitarian Residence Permit.
  2. Residence permit for victims of human trafficking: The other type of permit is the type of permit issued for 30 days to victims of human trafficking.

Lawyer Support in Residence Permits

While it is difficult for Turkish citizens to follow the laws that change day by day in our country, this process is more difficult for foreigners in terms of language and because of the difficulties in following the process. For this reason, you can contact Arikan Law Firm and Legal Consultations 24 hours a day, regarding your requests and problems related to residency in our country. In this regard, you can get legal support from our office for all processes such as accepted and rejected applications, time restrictions and all related procedures. Our team also provides detailed support for the application process, follow-up, scheduling, health insurance, translation and documentation services that people require during the residence permit process. For information from our office, you can ask your questions via Whatsapp number (+905073711717) 24 hours a day in English and you can manage your process with our expert team.

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