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What is Residence Permit and Frequently Asked Questions?

Often asked about a residence permit "How can I get a residence permit?" "Questionable residence permit?" “Payment for a residence permit? "Types of residence permits?" "Application for the transition to a residence permit?" Below we have collected answers to the most frequently asked questions for you.

Residence permit or Ikamet is the identity card of a foreigner residing in Turkey. In a simple way, a residence permit, which is required if you stay in the country for more than 3 months, for example, using an apartment rental in Turkey. Ikamet is a plastic card that is issued for 6 months, 1 year or 2 years when extending a tourist visa. The specific period of validity of ikamet is determined by state services. It is quite easy to get it - the reason can be simple tourism, study, work and real estate purchase; marriage with a Turkish citizen and stay on a yacht in the waters of the country, etc.

An application for ikamet is submitted online on the website of the General Directorate of the Migration Service of Turkey (https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/). When the electronic application is completed, you must choose a convenient day for the rendezvous, for which you must bring a ready-made set of documents. You also need to save and print the application.

In order to get the simplest tourist ikamet, you will need the following documents:

• Printed statement;

• Receipt of payment, application for ikamet;

• Color copy and original of the passport;

• 4 biometric photos;

• An apartment rental agreement or documents on the purchase of real estate in Turkey - with a notarized power of attorney;

• Turkish medical insurance for a year of stay - Russian will not work. To register for insurance, you need a tax number (drawn up in the tax service with a passport);

• Confirmation of solvency for a year of stay - in accordance with the law, this is an extract from a Turkish bank on the existence of an account with a positive balance, based on approximately $ 500 per month. But the fact is that Turkish banks do not open accounts for foreigners without ikamet, so an extract from the exchanger for the required amount is often enough.

At the chosen time, you must appear with a rendezvous with prepared documents. After the rendezvous, the migration service will decide the issue of issuing a residence permit. The wait for a decision usually lasts from two weeks to three months. If the decision is positive, the ikamet will be delivered to your home at the address indicated in the application form.

The cost of the first ikamet starts from about $ 250. The renewal is much cheaper and has been in effect for a year. Thus, the amount required to obtain a residence permit in Turkey for 1 year for a family of 4 people, including translation services, will be about $ 1000.


How long is my passport valid to apply for a residence permit?

You must have a passport or travel document replacing your passport at least sixty days longer than the requested time.

How much money do I need to have in the bank to get a residence permit?

For a short-term and student residence permit, a foreigner's application is sufficient, unless the administration requests information and documents. In a family residence permit, the sponsor must have an income of at least one third of the minimum wage per family member, and the total amount is not less than the minimum wage.

With a long-term residence permit, you must have sufficient and regular income.

My visa has expired, after how many days can I apply for a residence permit?

Applications must be submitted within ten days of the expiration of the visa.

When should you apply for the renewal of your current residence permit?

Renewal applications are made sixty days before the expiry of the residence permit and in any case before the expiry of the residence permit.

I have changed my address, what should I do?

If the address information changes during the period of validity of the residence permit, the necessary documents must be submitted to the Regional Directorate for Migration and the Regional Directorate for Population and Citizenship within twenty working days.

Can foreigners who applied for a residence permit but did not receive a residence permit card go abroad?

The application document grants the right to multiple entries, provided that you will not be abroad for more than 15 days each time.

Resident visa expires before the date of admission, will this be a problem?

Foreigners whose visa and residence permit expires before the date of appointment can stay in our country until the day of admission with a completed application form.

I violated my visa, registration. Where can I pay a fine?

You can find out about the fines at the border checkpoints when leaving Turkey.

How long will it take to consider applications for a residence permit?

No later than ninety days after processing the application.

Who is the short-term residence permit issued to?

Foreigners come to research.

Foreigners with real estate in Turkey.

Foreigners who want to install business or business connections.

Foreigners who will participate in the professional development program.

Agreements of the Republic of Turkey or foreigners coming to study or similar means within the framework of student exchange programs.

Foreigners staying for tourist purposes.

Foreigners on treatment.

Foreigners must stay in Turkey, depending on the requirement or decision of the judicial and administrative authorities.

Conditions for foreigners who have lost their family residence permit.

Foreigners who will attend Turkish language courses.

In Turkey, government agencies through training, research, foreigners who participate in internships and courses.

Foreigners who applied within six months of receiving higher education in Turkey..

Foreigners who will invest in the amount and amount to be determined by the Council of Ministers.

Citizens of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

For how long is a short-term residence permit issued?

Typically, a short-term residence permit is issued for a maximum of two years.

For how long are foreigners with a short-term residence permit canceled if they are abroad?

There are no time limits from 13.08.2016.