Istanbul Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM)

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The Istanbul  DGMM, also called the foreigners' bureau, is where you apply for your residence permit.

It is located within the Emniyet Müdürlüğü, or Security Directorate, next to the Emniyet-Fatih metro stop.

It is open from 7:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, and from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

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 Istanbul 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 Istanbul 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.

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








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