The Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlüğü (Directorate General of Migration Management, or DGMM) office is where you apply for your residence permit.
It is next to a Noter (Notary Public) which has signs posted to make it easy to find it. So look for red signs (with white letters) which point you to the "5. Noter."
It is open from 7:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, and from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM.
Residence Permit Applications are Now Handled Online
You must submit an application for your Turkey residence permit online. If it is the first time you are applying, you will have to go in person to the Izmir DGMM office to take the required documents to them. Their online system will generate an appointment date and time for you. If you are renewing your residence permit, you can submit your renewal form online, then mail the accompanying documents to the Izmir DGMM.
The website for submitting your residence permit application is here:
Residence Permit Application Website
Click the English option at the upper right, then click the "Residence" button at the bottom of the page.
Foreigner Communication Center
Turkey has a free national helpline for foreigners who have questions or issues about residence permits. From any telephone within Turkey, call 157.
More Information About Residence Permits in Turkey
Here is a collection of articles about the different types of residence permits you can get in Turkey, with instructions on how to get one, and the documentation you will need.
Turkey Residence Permits
Residence Permit Community Forum
If you still have any questions, visit our Turkey Residence Permit forums. Browse the forums first to see if your questions have already been answered. If not, you can open a topic. We have many foreign residents of Turkey who have been through the process already, and who can help you through the process.
Residence Permit Support Forum
A Guide to the Photos
Photo 1: Look for signs to the 5. Noter (5th Notary Public), and follow them. The 5. Noter is next door to the Directorate General for Migration Management office. There is also an erotic shop on the corner you need to find. If you find that, you're almost there.
Photo 2: The alley you need to walk down. Note the red sign for the 5. Noter telling you to turn right. Follow that arrow.
Photo 3: This is the street you need. The office of the Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) is on the left.
Photo 4: A closer view of the office of the DGMM. Note that the 5. Noter is next door. If you need anything notarized, it's right there.
Photo 5: The office of the Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM).