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  2. In 2013/2014 I completed a six month contract in Turkey. I lived in an artist residency in Antalya with hundreds of other artists and performed close to every night in hotels and resorts. This, of course, was an incredible experience. But even more incredible? The 2 weeks of exploring natural beauties of the countryside afterwards. A friend and I rented a car and road-tripped the western coast from the city of Antalya to Pamukkale. From there, we then made it to Istanbul for 1 day before driving all the way back to the start. The drive among steep cliff-sides, with views of abandoned beaches, lost ruins, and ancient trees was magnificent. Our trip consisted of zero planning and the spontaneousness of it brought us into days of unexpected blessings. Read More... http://www.andthebee.com/experience-turkey/
  3. Ever been to the Kabak Valley in Fethiye?? Full guide: http://www.andthebee.com/shambala-kabak-valley-fethiye/
  4. I lived in Turkey for 6 months a couple years back. I had the opportunity to see some AMAZING places. Secret campsites, ancient ruins, small towns, so much more. I wrote a whole guide about my 6 favorite places! It should help you make up your mind. There are tons of photos and stories and advice. http://www.andthebee.com/experience-turkey/
  5. Kas is home of aquatic sports! Such a beautiful place! Check out a guide here: http://www.andthebee.com/kas/ But there are tons of other locations with paragliding, snorkeling, scuba diving etc. Here's a Turkey guide to some of my favorite places I visited (while there for 6 months): http://www.andthebee.com/experience-turkey/
  6. Amazing scuba diving in Kas! http://www.andthebee.com/kas/
  7. So many! Koprulu National Park has some amazing ruins, as well as the ruins just near Sundance Camp, and of course those beautiful ruins at the top of Pamukkale! I actually wrote a guide to my favorite places in Turkey (after living there for 6 months). It's got tons of advice for the beautiful ruins, hidden campsites and more. I hope it helps! http://www.andthebee.com/experience-turkey/
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  9. Thanks for posting, this was announced several years ago, but I cannot find any date for the opening of the Antalya link.
  10. Thank you Ken. I shall contact them as soon as I am able to.
  11. Seems to me they are saying basically the same thing: I read what was said by ExpatGuideTurkey, where they said people who over-stayed twice in turkey could not come back even on a visa. But when I read the law, the law says nothing about this. And I ever heard of anyone being permanently banned from Turkey because they had more than one overstay. I would suggest you contact the owner of that site and ask for a reference, a source from which they got that information. This is indeed a scary situation. But don't worry too much. I am seeing in your profile that you are a US citizen (as I am). I've interacted many times with the US embassy in Ankara, and consulates in Istanbul, Ankara, and Adana, and I have found the people there (practically all Turkish-American citizens!) to be very helpful and professional. They care about you and will look after you, and they are happy to help you. Also there is this thing about Turkey. What is written in law is not necessarily what happens. If you explain your situation, the Turkish officials are often flexible on the rules. I think the key is to contact the US embassy/consulate first. See if they can help you. If they tell you to go to a certain place, ask them to make a call for you to let them know you are coming, and get a name of someone to report to (as well as the name of the person you spoke to). When when you get there, and talk to the Turkish official, you will be coming to them after the US Embassy/Consular official has called them. I think that will make a world of difference in your favor. I really think you will be okay. But yes, please keep us updated! This is how we learn!
  12. Family residence permits may be issued to dependent family members of a sponsor who is a Turkish citizen or who has been a legal resident of Turkey for at least one year. They are applied for and obtained from the Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlüğü (Directorate General of Migration Management, or DGMM), which is usually in the capital city of the province where the sponsor lives. Each family member must apply for his or her own family residence permit, separately. Online Application All applications are first made online, at e-ikamet.gov.tr. First-time Applications While near the end of your online application, the system will ask you to select a convenient date and time for an appointment at the local DGMM office. The sponsor must also be present. During the appointment, an immigration specialist will review your application, identification, and hard-copy documents in person, and ask questions about anything which might be unclear. If your package is in order and there are no missing or inadequate documents, your application package will be sent to the DGMM headquarters in Ankara for approval. Once approved, your residence permit will be mailed to you by registered mail. Extensions When the time comes for you to extend your family residence permit, you can also do it online. The main difference is that instead of an appointment option, the online system will give you an address to which you must mail your application and documents, with a notarized copy of your identification (don't send original passports or ID cards). There have been exceptions to this, since some provinces, and under some circumstances, personal appointments are also required for extensions. If that is the case, the online system will let you know and ask you to choose a convenient time and date for the appointment. If you are told to mail in the package, you must do so by taahhutlu posta (registered mail), using the Turkish national postal system (PTT), or by using a Turkish cargo delivery company. The package must be mailed within five business days. All applications must be in separate packages. Note: Before starting the online process, have your photos already taken, and your health insurance policy, since the system will require you to upload one photo (it must be the same as the ones you include with your application). It will also ask you for your health insurance policy information, including start and end dates, and policy number. For more specific information on documents and requirements, please use the links below. Eligibility and Required Documents Those fitting into one of these categories may apply for a family residence permit. Foreign spouses of Turkish citizens (first time, extension) Foreign spouses of foreign legal residents (first time, extension) Foreign minor children of Turkish citizens (first time, extension) Foreign minor children of foreign legal residents (first time, extension) See this article for children of foreigners born in Turkey. Rights for Education First-time applications For first-time applications, the online system will allow you to select an appointment date and time to go to your local DGMM office with your documents. Both the sponsor and the applicant(s) must be present at this appointment. Extensions For extensions, the system will give you the mailing address for the local DGMM office. There is no appointment, and you don't have to go there in person. Duration Family residence permits are are issued for up to three years at a time, or until the expiration date of the sponsor’s residence or work permit. If the applicant's passport is due to expire any sooner than 60 days past the duration of the residence permit being applied for, this will also shorten the duration of the residence permit. The family residence permit entitles the holder to education in primary and secondary educational institutions until the age of 18. Family Members Remaining in Turkey After Age 18 Family members who reach age 18 may apply for a short-term residence permit, or any other residence permit for which they meet the conditions, provided the family member has resided in Turkey on a family residence permit for at least three years. If the family member is being cared for under the legal obligation of the sponsor, they may remain in Turkey with a family residence permit, even when they are over age 18. Divorce If a foreign spouse and holder of a family residence permit divorces the sponsor, the spouse may apply for a short-term residence permit, provided the foreign spouse has resided in Turkey on the family residence permit for at least three years. If a court has determined that the foreign spouse has been the victim of domestic violence, this three-year residence requirement will be waived. Death of the Sponsor If the sponsor dies, the family residence permit holders may continue to stay in Turkey until their family residence permits expire. If they want to stay in Turkey, they may apply for a short-term residence permit (within 60 days prior to the expiration of their family residence permit). Turkey's Foreigner Communications Center The DGMM has a number you can call to speak to an immigration specialist. Call 157 from any telephone within Turkey. The call will be free. From outside of Turkey, call +90 312 157 1122. Long-distance charges will apply. See Also What Happens After You Apply For Your Residence Permit Family Residence Permits Forum: If you need additional assistance, or have a question or comment, please post them in our family residence permits forum. Frequently Asked Questions about Family Residence Permits: Covers some of the more specialized questions about family residence permits, based on official documentation, interviews with immigration officials, and the experiences of Turkey Central members. The Four Basic Steps of Applying for or Extending Your Residence Permit Contact an English-speaking Turkish insurance agent (Ankara Sigorta): You'll need health insurance if you are applying for a residence permit in Turkey. If you want to buy Turkish health insurance, Ankara Sigorta provides policies specifically designed to meet the minimum requirements. Based on the information you provide, they'll give you a free quote. External Links Turkey Residence Permit Law (PDF): The Law on Foreigners and International Protection, Dated April, 2014. In English, this is the Turkish law which governs residence permits.
  13. Documents Required from the Applicant Residence permit application form Passport, and a notarized copy of the identity information page, photo page, and page showing the last entry stamp * Previous residence permit Two photos meeting the official photo requirements Documents Required from the Sponsor Passport, and a notarized copy of the identity information page, photo page, and page showing the last entry stamp * Notarized copy of residence permit Two (2) photos meeting the official photo requirements. Residence permit or work permit If another parent is involved and they share custody, a letter of consent from the other parent. Proof of sufficient financial support Proof of health insurance which is valid in Turkey and which meets minimum coverage requirements, or a document showing that the family member is covered under a bilateral agreement. Criminal record, from Turkey and/or other countries where the sponsor has lived for the past five years, showing no convictions for any crimes against family members ** Address registration document from the Nüfus (population directorate, showing the sponsor’s current address. * For passports which are not issued in Latin letters, you must have it translated by a Turkish sworn translator, and include the translation with your passport. Since extensions are done by mail, send in only the notarized copy. Do not mail the original passport. ** If the criminal record check is obtained from a foreign country, it must be apostilled, then translated by an official translator and notarized by a Turkish noter (notary). Important! After you complete your online application for extension in the online residence permit system, you will have five business days to get your application package in the mail. It must be sent by taahhütlü posta (registered mail) using Turkey's official mail system, PTT, or a Turkish cargo delivery company. Do not send multiple extension applications in the same package. Each application must be mailed separately. If you need health insurance, contact our English-speaking agent of Ankara Sigorta, which provides health insurance packages for residence permits (in English and Turkish), using our Health Insurance Inquiry Form. Turkey's Foreigner Communications Center The DGMM has a number you can call to speak to an immigration specialist. Call 157 from any telephone within Turkey. The call will be free. From outside of Turkey, call +90 312 157 1122. Long-distance charges will apply. See Also Family Residence Permits in Turkey Family Residence Permits Forum: We have an entire forum dedicated to the subject, where you can post questions or comments. The Four Basic Steps of Applying for or Extending Your Residence Permit External Links Minimum Wage in Turkey: From Fedee.com, the minimum wages of various countries, including Turkey, updated annually on 1 January. Directorate General of Migration Management, Required Documents: Several downloadable PDF documents available here, which cover the documents required for first-time applications and extensions. Turkey Residence Permit Law (PDF): The Law on Foreigners and International Protection, Dated April, 2014. In English, this is the Turkish law which governs residence permits.
  14. Documents Required from the Applicant Residence permit application form Notarized copy of the passport, including the identity information page, photo page, and the page showing the most recent entry stamp * Previous residence permit Two photos meeting the official photo requirements Documents Required from the Sponsor Notarized copy of Turkish identity card If another parent is involved and they share custody, a letter giving consent for the child to obtain a family residence permit. Proof of sufficient financial support Proof of health insurance which is valid in Turkey and which meets minimum coverage requirements, or a document showing that the family member is covered under a bilateral agreement. Criminal record, from either the Turkish government and/or a foreign country, depending on where the sponsor has lived for the past five years. The record must show no convictions for any crimes against family members ** Address registration document from the Nüfus (population directorate), showing the sponsor’s current address. * For passports which are not issued in Latin letters, you must have it translated by a Turkish sworn translator, and include the translation with your passport. Since extension packages are submitted by mail, include the notarized copy of the passport. Do not mail the original passport. ** If the criminal record check is obtained from a foreign country, it must be apostilled, then translated by an official translator and notarized by a Turkish noter (notary). Important! Once you complete your online application for extension in the online residence permit system, you will have five business days to get your application package in the mail. It must be sent by taahhütlü posta (registered mail) using Turkey's official mail system, PTT or by a Turkish cargo delivery company. Do not send multiple extension applications in the same package. Each application must be mailed separately. If you need health insurance, contact our English-speaking agent of Ankara Sigorta, which provides health insurance packages for residence permits (in English and Turkish), using our Health Insurance Inquiry Form. Turkey's Foreigner Communications Center The DGMM has a number you can call to speak to an immigration specialist. Call 157 from any telephone within Turkey. The call will be free. From outside of Turkey, call +90 312 157 1122. Long-distance charges will apply. See Also Family Residence Permits in Turkey Family Residence Permits Forum: If you have comments or questions about family residence permits, please post them in our forum. The Four Basic Steps of Applying for or Extending Your Residence Permit External Links Minimum Wage in Turkey: From Fedee.com, the minimum wages of various countries, including Turkey, updated annually on 1 January. Directorate General of Migration Management, Required Documents: Several downloadable PDF documents available here, which cover the documents required for first-time applications and extensions. Turkey Residence Permit Law (PDF): The Law on Foreigners and International Protection, Dated April, 2014. In English, this is the Turkish law which governs residence permits.
  15. Documents Required from the Applicant Residence permit application form Notarized copy of the passport, including the identity information page, photo page, and page showing the last entry stamp * Previous residence permit Two (2) photos meeting the official photo requirements Marriage certificate ** Documents Required from the Sponsor Passport and a notarized copy of the passport, including the identity information page, photo page, and page showing the last entry stamp * Notarized copy of residence or work Permit Proof of sufficient financial support Proof of health insurance which is valid in Turkey and which meets the minimum coverage, or a document showing that the family member is covered under a bilateral agreement. Criminal record, from Turkey and/or other countries where the sponsor has lived for the past five years, showing no convictions for any crimes against family members *** Address registration document from the Nüfus, or population directorate, showing the sponsor’s current address. * For passports which are not issued in Latin letters, you must have it translated by a Turkish sworn translator, and include the translation with your passport. Since extensions are done by mail, send in only the notarized copy. Do not mail the original passport. ** If the marriage certificate is obtained fro a foreign country, it must have an apostille, then be translated by an official translator and notarized by a Turkish noter (notary). *** If the criminal record check is obtained from a foreign country, it must be apostilled, then translated by an official translator and notarized by a Turkish noter. Important! Once you complete your online application for extension in the online residence permit system, you will have five business days to get your application package in the mail. It must be sent by taahhütlü posta (registered mail) using Turkey's official mail system, PTT, or a Turkish cargo delivery company. If you need health insurance, contact our English-speaking agent of Ankara Sigorta, which provides health insurance packages for residence permits (in English and Turkish), using our Health Insurance Inquiry Form. Turkey's Foreigner Communications Center The DGMM has a number you can call to speak to an immigration specialist. Call 157 from any telephone within Turkey. The call will be free. From outside of Turkey, call +90 312 157 1122. Long-distance charges will apply. See Also Family Residence Permits in Turkey Family Residence Permits Forum: Have questions or comments about family residence permits? Please post them in our forum. The Four Basic Steps of Applying for or Extending Your Residence Permit External Links Minimum Wage in Turkey: From Fedee.com, the minimum wages of various countries, including Turkey, updated annually on 1 January. Directorate General of Migration Management, Required Documents: Several downloadable PDF documents available here, which cover the documents required for first-time applications and extensions. Turkey Residence Permit Law (PDF): The Law on Foreigners and International Protection, Dated April, 2014. In English, this is the Turkish law which governs residence permits.
  16. Documents Required from the Applicant Residence Permit Application Form Notarized copy of your passport, including the identity information page, photo page, and page showing the last entry stamp * Two (2) photos meeting the official photo requirements Marriage certificate ** * For passports which are not issued in Latin letters, you must have it translated by a Turkish sworn translator, and include the translation with your passport. Since extension applications are sent by mail, include only the notarized copy, not the original passport. ** If the marriage certificate is obtained fro a foreign country, it must have an apostille, then be translated by an official translator and notarized by a Turkish noter (notary). Documents Required from the Sponsor Notarized copy of Turkish identity card Proof of sufficient financial support Proof of health insurance which is valid in Turkey and which meets minimum coverage requirements, or a document showing that the family member is covered under a bilateral agreement. Criminal record, from Turkey and/or other countries where the sponsor has lived for the past five years, showing no convictions for any crimes against family members* Address registration document from the Nüfus, or population directorate, showing the sponsor’s current address. * If the criminal record check is obtained from a foreign country, it must be apostilled, then translated by an official translator and notarized by a Turkish noter. Important! Once you complete your online application for extension in the online residence permit system, you will have five business days to get your application package in the mail. It must be sent by taahhütlü posta (registered mail) using Turkey's official mail system, PTT, or a Turkish cargo delivery company. If you need health insurance, contact our English-speaking agent of Ankara Sigorta, which provides health insurance packages for residence permits (in English and Turkish), using our Health Insurance Inquiry Form. Turkey's Foreigner Communications Center The DGMM has a number you can call to speak to an immigration specialist. Call 157 from any telephone within Turkey. The call will be free. From outside of Turkey, call +90 312 157 1122. Long-distance charges will apply. See Also Family Residence Permits in Turkey Family Residence Permits Forum: If you have any questions or comments about the family residence permit, please post them in our forum. The Four Basic Steps of Applying for or Extending Your Residence Permit External Links Minimum Wage in Turkey: From Fedee.com, the minimum wages of various countries, including Turkey, updated annually on 1 January. Directorate General of Migration Management, Required Documents: Several downloadable PDF documents available here, which cover the documents required for first-time applications and extensions. Turkey Residence Permit Law (PDF): The Law on Foreigners and International Protection, Dated April, 2014. In English, this is the Turkish law which governs residence permits.
  17. The following documents are required: Residence Permit Application Form Your passport, and a copy of your passport's identity information page, photo page, and the page showing your latest entry into Turkey * Two (2) photos which meet Turkey's official photo requirements Declaration of financial capacity stating that you have sufficient, or regular income for the duration period of the residence permit you are applying for ** Proof of health insurance coverage, which is valid in Turkey and meets Turkey's minimum coverage requirements, which may be any of the following: A document showing that you are covered for health care under a bilateral agreement between Turkey and your home country Private health insurance from your home country which meets Turkey's minimum requirements. Private Turkish health insurance Proof that you have a place to live, which can be an address registration document from the Nüfus ve Vatandaşlık İşleri Genel Müdürlüğü (also called the "Nüfus"). *** * For passports which are not issued in Latin letters, you must have it translated by a Turkish sworn translator, and include the translation with your passport. Since extensions are done by mail, send in only the notarized copy. Do not mail the original passport. ** You make the declaration during the online application process. However, be prepared to show documentation proving it if you are asked during your interview. *** Go to your local Nüfus and show them your residence permit. They will look into their computer system, then print out a proof of address document that you can mail to the DGMM with your extension package. Mailing in Your Documents Near the end of your residence permit online application, the system will give you the address to which you must mail your printed out and signed residence permit extension form, and supporting documents. These must be sent by by taahhütlü posta (registered mail), using Turkey's national postal system, the PTT. You may also send them using a Turkish cargo delivery company. Once you complete the residence permit extension application in the online system, you have five business days to mail the application and supporting documentation to the DGMM. Send each application separately. If you send more than one application in an envelope, it will be rejected. Turkey's Foreigner Communications Center The DGMM has a number you can call to speak to an immigration specialist. Call 157 from any telephone within Turkey. The call will be free. From outside of Turkey, call +90 312 157 1122. Long-distance charges will apply. If you need health insurance, contact our English-speaking agent of Ankara Sigorta, which provides health insurance packages for residence permits (in English and Turkish), using our Health Insurance Inquiry Form. See Also Short-term Residence Permits Forum: If you have questions or comments about how to get a short-term residence permit, please ask them in our forum. The Four Basic Steps of Applying for or Extending Your Residence Permit External Links Directorate General of Migration Management, Required Documents: Several downloadable PDF documents available here, which cover the documents required for first-time applications and extensions. Turkey Residence Permit Law (PDF): The Law on Foreigners and International Protection, Dated April, 2014. In English, this is the Turkish law which governs residence permits.
  18. Turkish Law Governing Visas and Residence Permits The law which governs residence permits and foreigners in Turkey is the Law On Foreigners and International Protection. It is published in English and can be read online or downloaded (see "External Links"). Use the Official Residence Permit Website Turkey's official residence permit site is at www.goc.gov.tr. The residence permit application site is at e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr. All Turkish government websites end with ".gov.tr." If the website address doesn't have that on the end, it's not an official government website. Private Residence Permit Advisory Services You will encounter people, especially around the offices of the Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlüğü (General Directorate for Migration Management, or DGMM), who will offer assistance. While they may provide a valuable service, they are not officially authorized by the Turkish government. Each DGMM office has migration management specialists who can help you with the residence permit process. So before you consider paying a fee for a private advisor, go to the DGMM office and ask for assistance there. When to Apply for Your Residence Permit You should apply for your first-time residence permit within 30 days after you arrive Turkey. And you should apply for an extension of your residence permit within 60 days prior to the expiration date of your current residence permit. Sooner is often better, since the earliest appointment date you are able to get may be quite some time in the future, and it can take up to 90 days to get your residence permit approved and sent to you in some provinces. Photo Requirements Have your photos taken before you apply for your first residence permit or extension online, because you will need to scan and upload one of them. The photo you scan and upload must be the same as the photos you take to your appointment or mail to the DGMM. Photos for your residence permit must be 3.5 cm in width and 4.5 cm in height. They must be all the same, taken within the last six months, against a white background. Do not upload or submit family photos, selfies, unrecognizable, or black-and-white photos. For first-time applications, four photos are required. For extensions, two are required. The "60-day Rule" for Passport Validity Your passport must be valid for 60 days beyond the duration of the residence permit you are applying for. If it isn’t, the issued residence permit will only be valid until a date 60 days prior to your passport’s expiration. Documents and Must Match What You Put In To The System Be sure the information and dates on your documents are the same as what you enter into the residence permit application system. If something is inconsistent, you may end up running around at the last minute, or having to wait for a document to be delivered from your home country. Residence Permit Extensions After you complete your residence permit extension application on the online system, you have five business days to get your supporting documents in the mail. They must be sent to the DGMM address which is provided by the online system by taahhütlü posta (registered mail), using Turkey's national postal system, the PTT. You may also send them using a Turkish cargo delivery company. Don't mail in your original passport, or original ID card in the case of family residence permit applications. Get notarized copies of them and mail those instead. Mail each application package separately in a large, "A-4" size envelope. Do not put more that one application in any envelope. You can pay both the residence permit fee and the card fee with a credit card in the online system, or you can pay the fees at any vergi dairesi (tax office) or at any participating bank, such as Ziraat Bankası or Halkbank. If you pay the fees while using the online application system, you don't have to mail in the receipts. If you pay at a tax office or bank, get two copies of the receipts, and include one copy of each receipt with your application package Health Insurance Notes Have your health insurance policy information ready before you apply for a residence permit online. The system will ask you for your health insurance information, including the start and end dates of the policy. Whatever health insurance policy you have, keep it current. If you let it expire, your residence permit will become invalid. If you are making a first-time application, make sure that your health insurance policy is valid on the date of your appointment at the DGMM. You can buy a health insurance policy for up to 60 days in advance from Ankara Sigorta (and probably other companies). This option will allow you to have your next policy activate as soon as your current policy expires. This is useful when you need to extend your residence permit. SGK Insurance Renewal If you are covered by the Turkish government’s SGK health insurance, take your new residence permit to the local SGK office so they can record a new expiration date, since SGK insurance coverage expires when your residence permit does (and vice-versa). Leaving and Returning to Turkey Before You Get Your Residence Permit If your visa or current residence permit expires after you have submitted your residence permit application, and while you are waiting for your new residence permit to be delivered, you can leave Turkey for up to 15 days (one time), without having to get a visa on re-entry. When you leave and return, have your residence permit application document, and receipts showing that you have paid the residence permit fee and the residence permit card fee with you. If you return after more than 15 days, you will have to re-enter Turkey with an e-visa. This will not affect your visa application or result in the cancellation of your residence permit application. If you already have your Yabancı Kimlik Numarası (YKN, or Foreigner Identity Number), this will also help you when you return. The YKN is the number which will be on your residence permit card. You can ask to have your YKN assigned at your residence permit appointment or after that. It will help the immigration official when you return, since he or she will also be able to enter it into their computer to check your status. Turkey's Foreigner Communications Center The DGMM has a number you can call to speak to an immigration specialist. Call 157 from any telephone within Turkey. The call will be free. From outside of Turkey, call +90 312 157 1122. Long-distance charges will apply. See Also Family Residence Permits in Turkey Residence Permit Forum: If you have questions or comments about the residence permit process, please ask them in our forum. The Four Basic Steps of Applying for or Extending Your Residence Permit External Links DGMM, Required Documents and Explanations: Downloadable PDF files from the DGMM, including required documents, and explanations of the residence permit process. Turkey Residence Permit Law (PDF): The Law on Foreigners and International Protection, Dated April, 2014. In English, this is the Turkish law which governs residence permits.
  19. Foreigners typically first enter Turkey with a visa. If you want to remain in Turkey beyond the duration of your visa, you must get a residence permit. There are no "visa extensions." Residence permit applications are handled by the Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlüğü, (Directorate General of Migration Management, or DGMM). There is a DGMM office in the capital city of each province in Turkey, and in many towns with a significant foreign population. All applications for residence permits (both first-time and extensions) are made online. Supporting documents are then delivered to the DGMM. For first-time applications, the documents are delivered in person, at a time and date you will select as an appointment during the online application. For extensions, you can mail the documents to an address you will be given during the online application. Required Documents In all cases, you must provide documents proving: Who You Are Done with your passport or passport substitute, and a notarized copy of it. The copy must include the identity information page, the page containing your photo, and the page showing the stamp for your most recent entry into Turkey. If your passport is in a non-Latin language, you must have it translated by a sworn translator. That You Have a Place to Live Done with a rental contract, a tapu (title deed to a property), or even a letter from a hotel manager stating that you are using a hotel for a residence. Learn more here. That You Have Enough Financial Support Usually, you only have to declare that you have the financial capacity to live in Turkey for the duration of the residence permit you are applying for. You make this declaration during the online application process. However, the DGMM may ask for supporting proof of financial means, so you should be prepared to present it on demand. Cash: Until recently, the standard of proof was the equivalent of $500 USD in a Turkish bank account. However, the DGMM no longer uses this as a set rule. Obviously, if you have that amount of money in a Turkish bank, that will certainly be accepted as proof that you can support yourself. But if you have less, don't worry. You just need to convince the immigration specialist handling your application that you have enough to live on, based on your monthly expenses and lifestyle. Income from a Pension or Other Source: If you have a pension or other income, you can present a letter or statement from the organization which manages your pension or otherwise pays you. Learn more here. 4. That you have health insurance which is valid in Turkey, and meets certain minimum coverage requirements. The following types of insurance are accepted: Health insurance from a Turkish private insurance company. Health insurance from your home country if if it meets certain minimum coverage requirements. Turkish government health insurance, managed by the Sosyal Güvenlik Kurumu, or SGK, which you can purchase after you have legally resided in Turkey for one year or more. Coverage under a bilateral agreement between the Turkish government and your country. Some types of residence permits, such as family residence permits and long-term residence permits, require additional documentation. Photos For new applications, four (4) photos are required. For extensions, two (2) are required. You must also scan one of the photos and, when applying using the online residence permit system, upload a scanned copy of your photo (so have your photos taken before you apply online). Photos must meet certain official requirements. Types of Residence Permits Short-term Residence Permits The short-term residence permit is what most foreigners who live in Turkey have. It allows you to stay in Turkey beyond the time allowed on your visa from one month to two years. Then you can extend it when it is within sixty days of expiring. You can continue to extend it for as long as you want to remain in Turkey. Family Residence Permits The family residence permit is for the foreign spouse, or foreign children or dependents, of a Turkish citizen or foreign legal resident who acts as the family sponsor. In all cases, the sponsor is already legally living in Turkey as a citizen or with a residence permit. Long-term Residence Permits If you have been legally residing in Turkey for at least eight years with any type of residence or work permit, you can apply for a long-term residence permit. This type of residence permit never has to be extended, but the approval of your application can take six months or more. Once you have one, you can also apply for an unlimited work permit, which will enable you to work for any employer, without the restrictions other types of work permits have. Student Residence Permits If you want to attend a university in Turkey, you will need to get a student residence permit. This requires an application at a Turkish embassy or consulate outside of Turkey, after being accepted as a student by an educational institution within Turkey. You must first get a student visa, then come to Turkey, and then apply for a student residence permit after you arrive. Four Basic Steps for Residence Permit Applications and Extensions Residence permit applications and extensions both involve four basic steps: 1. Gather Your Documentation Before you apply online, you need to get some of your documentation ready, because the online system will ask you for information from them, or ask you to scan and upload them. A Copy of Your Passport: Get a color copy of your passport to include with your application. Photos: You'll need to upload one of these, and the one you upload must be the same as the photos you include with your application. Health Insurance Policy: You'll need the name of the company from which you bought the policy, the policy number, and the start and end dates of the policy. If you already have one policy and have bought a new one which activates when your old one expires, enter the start date of the first policy, and the end date of the second policy. Get a Turkish and an English version of the policy. Keep the English version, and send the Turkish version in with your application. Proof of Your Address: For first time applications, you'll need to have a notarized copy of your tapu (title deed) or a rental contract. For extensions, you'll need a Yerleşim Yeri ve Diğer Adres Belgesi (Place of Residence and Other Addresses Document). You can get this at the local Nüfus ve Vatandaşlık İşleri Genel Müdürlüğü (Citizenship and Population Directorate) office. If you are staying at a hotel or with a friend, or are in another situation, get the documentation as described in this guide about proving you have a residence. You'll be entering your address exactly as stated on whichever document you use. 2. Online Application Turkey has an online system where you can fill out the residence permit application forms and upload scanned copies of your documents, and a scanned photo of yourself. If it is your first application, it will then allow you to choose an available day and time for an appointment. If you are extending the duration of your residence permit, it will give you the address to which you must mail your documentation. The online system also allows you to pay the residence permit fees, using a credit card. All applications and extensions are done at this website: Online Residence Permit Application System Tip! You should already have your health insurance arranged before you begin the process, since the system will require you to enter information from your health insurance policy. You should also have your photos ready beforehand, since you must scan and upload one of them, and this photo must be the same as the ones you submit with your application. 3. Payment of Fees If you didn't already pay the residence permit fees by credit card online, you can also pay them at any vergi dairesi (tax office) or at any Ziraat Bankası (Ziraat Bank). Tell the clerk you need to pay the ikamet ucreti (ee-kah-met ooj-reh-tee). Be sure to get at least two receipts: one to give or send to the DGMM, and one for your records. 4. Delivery of Documentation First Time Application After you successfully submit the online application, you must go in person on the day and time you selected for your appointment. During your appointment, a migration management specialist will go over your documents to make sure everything is in order. If anything is missing, you can go and get it, then bring it back. You have 30 days to get any missing documents, but typically things like getting something notarized or getting health insurance can be done in a few hours. Extension If you are extending a residence permit, the process is the same, except instead of an appointment, the system will give you an address to which you must mail the supporting documents by taahhütlü posta (registered mail), using Turkey's national postal system, PTT. You may also send them using a Turkish cargo delivery company. Important! Each extension application must be mailed separately. Do not combine more than one application in the same package. Foreigner Communications Center The DGMM has a number you can call to speak to an immigration specialist. Call 157 from any telephone within Turkey. The call will be free. From outside of Turkey, call +90 312 157 1122. Long-distance charges will apply. For health insurance, contact our English-speaking agent of Ankara Sigorta, which provides health insurance packages for residence permits, using our Health Insurance Inquiry Form. See Also Frequently-asked Questions about Residence Permits: In "FAQ" form, covers some of the more specialized questions about getting a residence permit in Turkey. Contact an English-speaking Turkish insurance agent (Ankara Sigorta): If you want to buy Turkish health insurance, Ankara Sigorta provides policies specifically designed to meet the minimum requirements. Based on the information you provide, they'll give you a free quote. Important Notes about Residence Permits Residence Permit Forum: If you have questions or comments about residence permits in Turkey, please post them in our residence permits forum. External Links Directorate General of Migration Management, Required Documents: Several downloadable PDF documents available here, which cover the documents required for first-time applications and extensions. Turkey Residence Permit Law (PDF): The Law on Foreigners and International Protection, Dated April, 2014. In English, this is the Turkish law which governs residence permits.
  20. Where do I apply for my residence permit? The residence permit application system keeps rejecting my information. What should I do? What is a residence permit application document? I received a new passport while in Turkey. The online system is asking me for my passport number. Do I enter the old passport number or the new one? What happens during the residence permit appointment? What documents do I need for my residence permit application? Can I appoint a representative to apply for my residence permit for me? Are there conditions where I would not need a residence permit? After I apply for my residence permit, how long does it take to receive it? What happens if some of my documents are missing or inadequate? Can I get a residence permit from a Turkish embassy? Can my residence permit also cover my family members? Can I extend my residence permit? After I apply for my residence permit extension online, how much time do I have to send the documents to the DGMM? I am extending my residence permit. Do I have to mail them my original passport? Can I mail more than one extension application in the same package? What happens if I apply for a residence permit extension after my current one has expired? I need to get a Turkish identity number, but I don't have a residence permit yet. Can I get one with a visa? The address of the building where I live has changed, and I am not sure what the new address is. How can I learn my correct address? If my residence permit expires after I submit my application, but before I receive my residence permit, can I still stay in Turkey? I need to cancel my residence permit appointment. How can I do that? What if I need to leave Turkey after I apply for my residence permit, and before I receive my residence permit in the mail? What happens if I have the travel document and the printed application and receipts, but leave Turkey and return after more than 15 days? What happens if my residence permit application is rejected, cancelled or not renewed? How much is the document fee for the residence permit? How much is the residence fee? Where can I pay the residence permit fees? Can I pay the residence permit fees at my appointment? How will I receive my residence permit after my application is approved? I still have one of the old "blue booklet" residence permits. Is it still valid? Do I have to register my address somewhere? What if I move to another address within the same province? What if I move to another province? Do I have to get another residence permit? I want to get a residence permit while staying at a friend's house. Can I do that? Can I use my yacht as my address? Where do I apply for my residence permit? Applications (and extensions) for residence permits in Turkey are done online, at Turkey's official residence permit application website: www.e-ikamet.gov.tr. Important! The above website is the only website where you can apply for a residence permit in Turkey. There are fake websites on the internet that you may find in search engine results. Do not use them. You can always know if a Turkish government website is official if it has a ".gov.tr" suffix at the end of the URL. If it doesn't have that, then it's not an official Turkish government website. Residence permit applications are handled by the Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlüğü (Directorate General of Migration Management, or DGMM). They have an office in the capital of each province (and also in smaller cities and towns with large foreign populations. First-time applications: The system will allow you to choose a date and time for an appointment at the DGMM. It will also tell you what documents to bring, and allow you to pay the residence permit fees by credit card. Extensions: If you are extending a residence permit, the system will also tell you what documents you need, and give you the address to mail them to. You must use the Turkish postal system (PTT), and send the documents using taahhütlü posta, (registered mail), or by a Turkish cargo company. For an extension, there is no re-interview, so you don't have to create an appointment or go to the DGMM office. You can learn more about the overall process of applying for a residence permit in our article An Introduction to Residence Permits. There are also certain requirements for all types of residence permits, which you can learn about in our article Important Notes about Residence Permits. You can find the DGMM office in your city or town in our DGMM address listings. Back to Top The residence permit application system keeps rejecting my information. What should I do? If you were at least partially successful at your application, you should have gotten an application number sent to you by e-mail. You'll need that number to complete your application. Try using another computer. Go back to the residence permit application site, and click "I want to continue my application." Enter your application number and other identifying information, then try entering the information using the new computer. If that doesn't work, go to the DGMM which is responsible for your area. An immigration specialist will complete your application. Back to Top What is a residence permit application document? It is the document created when you apply for a residence permit or an extension using the e-ikamet online application system. It shows that you have applied for a residence permit. You can use this to stay legally in Turkey until your actual residence permit card is delivered to you, even if your visa or current residence permit expires. Back to Top I received a new passport while in Turkey. The online system is asking me for my passport number. Do I enter the old passport number or the new one? Enter the number for the new one. But get notarized translations and copies of both passports and send them in with your package, including copies of the identity and photo pages and the page with the stamp showing your most recent entry into Turkey. What will happen during the residence permit appointment? An immigration specialist will go over your documents to make sure everything is there, and clarify any issues which are unclear. If everything is in order, the immigration specialist will send your package to the DGMM headquarters in Ankara, where your residence permit will be printed and mailed to the address you provided as your place of residence. Back to Top What documents do I need for my residence permit application? It depends on your situation and what type of residence permit you are applying for. See these articles to learn what documents are required: Short-term Residence Permit: First application / extension Long-term Residence Permit: First-time application (there are no extensions since it is for life) Student Residence Permit: First-time application and extensions Family Residence Permit: Here are links to the documents you will need according to your situation. Back to Top Can I appoint a representative to apply for my residence permit for me? Yes. But they must have power of attorney to act on your behalf, and the DGMM may require you to be present during your residence permit appointment. Back to Top Are there conditions where I would not need a residence permit? If you fall into one of the following situations, you don't need a residence permit:: If you're staying in Turkey within the duration period of your visa or visa exemption. If you are a diplomatic or consular officer (or family member of a diplomatic or consular officer) and are exempted according to an agreement between Turkey and your home country. If you are working in an international organization, and are exempted by an international agreement. If you have a valid work permit, since a work permit also serves as a residence permit. Back to Top After I apply for my residence permit, how long does it take to receive it? It varies. Some provinces (Istanbul especially), have a substantial number of applications to process. Yet some foreigners in other provinces have received their residence permit in a week or less. As a rule of thumb, allow around 30 days. You can learn more about this in our article What Happens After You Apply for Your Residence Permit. Back to Top What happens if some of my documents are missing or inadequate? If it's a first time application, the immigration specialist will tell you if a document is missing or inadequate during your appointment. If it's an extension (when you mail the application and documents), the immigration specialist handling your application will send you an e-mail or a text message on your mobile phone explaining what is missing or inadequate. You will have 30 days to get the missing document(s) or correct the inadequacy. This is usually not something to worry about. If a document is missing, you can typically get it in one day. The missing or inadequate document issue usually involves health insurance policies, address registration documents, or something needing to be officially translated and/or notarized. Back to Top Can I get a residence permit from a Turkish embassy? No, not at this time. The only type of visa you can get to enter Turkey, even if you want to move here permanently, is an e-visa. Then you can apply for a residence permit after you get here. If you are coming to Turkey as a student at a Turkish educational institution, or coming to Turkey for work, you must get a student visa or work visa, respectively, then come to Turkey, and then apply for a student residence permit or a work permit (which also serves as a residence permit). Back to Top Can my residence permit also cover my family members? No. Each person must have their own residence permit. After you have been living or working in Turkey legally for one year, your family members may apply for family residence permits. Or they can get short-term residence permits. To learn about family residence permits, see our article An Introduction to Family Residence Permits and Frequently-asked Questions about Family Residence Permits. Back to Top Can I extend my residence permit? Yes. You should for an extension within 60 days before the expiration of your current residence permit. Extension applications are made online, at e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr. Select the extension option that you will see on the first page. You won't have to go to the local DGMM office for an appointment in most provinces and under most circumstances. The online system will tell you what documents you must mail to them, and give you the address you must mail them to. After you submit your application on their online system, print the application and include it with your extension documents, then mail them in. The residence permits section has articles about how to extend each type of residence permit. Back to Top After I apply for my residence permit extension online, how much time do I have to send the documents to the DGMM? Five business days. If your extension application isn't postmarked by then, it will not be evaluated, and you will have to apply again. Back to Top I am extending my residence permit. Do I have to mail them my original passport? No. For extensions, mail a notarized copy of your current residence permit and passport, including the pages with your photo and identification information, and the page which contains the stamp showing your last entry into Turkey. Do not mail your original passport or identification documents. Back to Top Can I mail more than one extension application in the same package? No. Each extension application must be sent separately. Back to Top What happens if I apply for a residence permit extension after my current one has expired? You will have to provide a good reason why you failed to extend your residence permit. And you will have to pay a fine for an overstay. Back to Top I need to get a Turkish identity number, but I don't have a residence permit yet. Can I get one with a visa? Yes. You can get your yabancı kimlik numarası (YKN), (foreigner identification number) before you have your residence permit. You can get one by going to the local DGMM office and asking for one. This will be the same number which will appear on your residence permit card when you receive it. If you only need a vergi numarası (tax number), you can get one at any vergi dairesi (tax office). This just involves showing your passport, and takes around ten minutes. Back to Top The address of the building where I live has changed, and I am not sure what the new address is. How can I learn my correct address? See this article paragraph on how to learn your correct address if you are not sure. Back to Top If my residence permit expires after I submit my application, but before I receive my residence permit, can I still stay in Turkey? Yes. After you complete the online application process, print your completed application form. It will allow you to remain in Turkey for 90 days from the date of your application. Carry this with you until you get your new residence permit. If your appointment is more than 90 days in the future, contact the DGMM before the 90 days expires to get a new document which will enable you to continue staying in Turkey until your appointment date. Back to Top I need to cancel my residence permit appointment. How can I do that? Call Turkey's residence permit helpline, from any telephone in Turkey. The number is simply "157." from outside of Turkey, call +90 312 157 1122. Give them your residence permit application number, and they can cancel your appointment. Back to Top What if I need to leave Turkey after I apply for my residence permit, and before I receive my residence permit in the mail? If your application has been received by the DGMM, you can leave Turkey for up to 15 days and return (one time), without needing a visa to re-enter Turkey. You will need to go to your local DGMM office and get a travel document which allows this. You can also ask for it during your interview. Besides this document, you must also have your completed, and printed, application form, and receipts showing payment for the residence permit fees, with you when you depart from and re-enter Turkey. When you return to Turkey, show these documents to the immigration official. If you have been out of Turkey for 15 days or less, you can re-enter Turkey without a visa It will also help you when you return to Turkey if you already have your Yabancı Kimlik Numarası (YKN, or Foreigner Identity Number). This is the number which will be on your residence permit card. You can ask to have your YKN assigned at your residence permit appointment or after that. It will help the immigration official when you return, since he or she will also be able to enter that number into their computer to check your status. Back to Top What happens if I have the travel document and the printed application and receipts, but leave Turkey and return after more than 15 days? You will have to get an e-visa to re-enter Turkey. This will not affect your residence permit application, that is, your application or residence permit won't be canceled or hindered just because you were out of the country for more than 15 days and had to return with a visa. Back to Top What happens if my residence permit application is rejected, cancelled or not renewed? Rejection, cancellation, or not-renewal issues are handled by the DGMM in each province. If it happens, the DGMM will notify you. They will also provide information about your rights and how you can appeal the decision. Back to Top How much is the document fee for the residence permit? The residence permit document fee for 2016 is 58.50 TL. Back to Top How much is the residence fee? It varies according to nationality. Learn the current residence permit fees for citizens of each country. Back to Top Where can I pay the residence permit fees? A credit card payment system is built-in to the online residence permit application system. You can pay the fees with a credit or debit card. You can also pay at any vergi dairesi (tax office), or at any Ziraat Bankası (Ziraat Bank) or Halkbank. Tell the clerk you need to pay ikamet ücreti (ee-kah-met ooj-reh-tee). Take your passport and your current residence permit, if you have one, and also your residence permit application document with the application number. If you pay this way, get at least two receipts, one to give or send to the DGMM, and the other for your records. If you pay using the online system, you don't have to submit the payment receipt with your application. Back to Top Can I pay the residence permit fees at my appointment? Yes. But this may interrupt your appointment, since you will have to go and pay at the vezne (cashier), and then you may have to wait to be seen again. At each DGMM office, there is a vezne (cashier) where you can pay the fees. If you don't feel like finding the tax office or going to one of the banks mentioned above, you can show up early for your appointment at the DGMM, and pay at the vezne before your appointment. It takes five or ten minutes if there is no line at the window. Back to Top How will I receive my residence permit after my application is approved? The DGMM headquarters in Ankara will send it to you using Turkey's mail system (PTT). Usually, you will get an SMS (text) message on your mobile phone, letting you know that PTT has received your residence permit in Ankara and that it is on the way. The message will include the barcode for the package. Once you have the barcode number, you can check on the delivery status at any time by going to a local PTT branch, or by using PTT's online barcode tracking system. A courier will bring your residence permit to the address you provided in your application. Give the courier your identification, then sign for the package. If you are not there, the courier may call your mobile phone to let you know there was an attempted delivery, or put an attempted delivery sticker on your door (or in your mailbox). They normally try to make another delivery on the next day. They will not leave the package with a friend or neighbor. Back to Top I still have one of the old "blue booklet" residence permits. Is it still valid? If the dates in your blue book say it's still valid, then it's valid until its expiration date. There is no need to convert from the old blue book residence permits to the new "ID card" residence permit until your old "blue booklet" is within 60 days of expiring. Back to Top Do I have to register my address somewhere? Yes. You must go to the Nüfus ve Vatandaşlık İşleri Genel Müdürlüğü, (Population and Citizenship Directorate, or "nüfus") which is responsible for the area where you live, and report your address. You must do this within 20 business days after you receive your residence permit card, after you enter Turkey. Give your passport, your rental contract (or tapu [property title deed] if you own the property), to the nüfus clerk. After they enter your new address into their address reporting system, they will give you a a Yerleşim Yeri ve Diğer Adres Belgesi (Place of Residence and Other Addresses Document). When the time comes to extend your residence permit, the DGMM will accept the Yerleşim Yeri ve Diğer Adres Belgesi as proof of address. Back to Top What if I move within the same province? For local moves, just need to report your change of address to the nüfus, as described in the previous answer. You don't have to go to the DGMM office. Back to Top What if I move to another province? Do I have to get another residence permit? You will have to get a new residence permit card, but you won't have to go through the whole residence permit application procedure again, since you will already have residence permission. After you move, go to the nüfus responsible for the area of your new residence within 20 business days and report your change of address. Take the Yerleşim Yeri ve Diğer Adres Belgesi (Place of Residence and Any Other Addresses Document) that the Nüfus gives you to the DGMM. Back to Top I want to get a residence permit while staying at a friend's house. Can I do that? Yes. Your friend and you must both go to a noter's office and create a taahhutname (literally, "an undertaking"). In the taahhutname, your friend will assume responsibility for any fines or fees you incur during your stay, and that you will leave Turkey when your residence permit expires. If your friend is married, his or her spouse must also be included in the taahhutname. For more information, see our article Residence Permits with Someone Else's Address. Can I use my yacht as my address? Yes. You can use the documentation you get from a port or marina where your yacht is anchored as proof of your residential address. Back to Top Have a Question We Haven't Covered? The DGMM has a foreigner communications center where you can speak to an immigration specialist. Call 157 from any telephone within Turkey. From outside of Turkey, call +90 312 157 1122. You can also ask questions and comment in our Residence Permits Forum.
  21. If you want to stay longer than your visa allows, you must get a residence permit. If you don't have your own address and are staying with a friend, you can use the residence of a friend as your residence. Your host will need to create a taahhutname (literally, "an undertaking"), at a noter (notary) office. The taahhutname will be a guarantee, by your host, to be responsible for any debts, fees or fines you incur while staying with them, and ensure you leave Turkey before your residence permit expires. If your host is married, his or her spouse will also have to sign the taahhutname. Your host (and spouse, if applicable), must go with you to the noter. Take your and their identification, and their tapu (property title deed) or a rental contract with their name on it. Once the taahhutname is created, an official translator (their offices are usually near the noter offices) will read it to you and your sponsor(s) to make sure everyone understands it. Then those involved will sign it. You can then include the taahhutname with your residence permit application as proof of your address. The DGMM may require that the person you are staying with also attend your appointment. So have one of them go with you, or make sure they are immediately available on the day of your appointment. Turkey's Foreigner Communications Center The DGMM has a number you can call to speak to an immigration specialist. Call 157 from any telephone within Turkey. The call will be free. From outside of Turkey, call +90 312 157 1122. Long-distance charges will apply. See Also Proving You Have an Address Residence Permits Forums: If you have any questions or comments about the residence permit application process, please ask them there. The Four Basic Steps of Applying for or Extending Your Residence Permit External Links Turkey Residence Permit Law (PDF): The Law on Foreigners and International Protection, Dated April, 2014. In English, this is the Turkish law which governs residence permits.
  22. Documents Required from the Applicant Residence Permit Application Form Passport, and a notarized copy of the identity information page, photo page, and page showing the most recent entry stamp * Four (4) photos meeting the official photo requirements * For passports which are not issued in Latin letters, you must have it translated by a Turkish sworn translator, and include the translation with your passport. Documents Required from the Sponsor Current residence permit Passport and a notarized copy of the identity information page, photo page, and page showing the most recent entry stamp * If another parent is involved and they share custody, a letter giving consent for the child to obtain a family residence permit Proof of sufficient financial support Proof of health insurance which is valid in Turkey and which meets minimum coverage requirements, or a document showing that the family member is covered under a bilateral agreement. Criminal record, from Turkey and/or other countries where the sponsor has lived for the past five years, showing no convictions for any crimes against family members * Address registration document from the Nüfus (population directorate), showing the sponsor’s current address. * For passports which are not issued in Latin letters, you must have it translated by a Turkish sworn translator, and include the translation with your passport. ** If the criminal record check is obtained from a foreign country, it must be apostilled, then translated by an official translator and notarized by a Turkish noter (notary). If you need health insurance, contact our English-speaking agent of Ankara Sigorta, which provides health insurance packages for residence permits (in English and Turkish), using our Health Insurance Inquiry Form. Foreigner Communications Center The DGMM has a number you can call to speak to an immigration specialist. Call 157 from any telephone within Turkey. The call will be free. From outside of Turkey, call +90 312 157 1122. Long-distance charges will apply. See Also Family Residence Permits in Turkey Family Residence Permits Forum: We have an entire forum dedicated to the subject. If you have any questions or comments, please post them there. The Four Basic Steps of Applying for or Extending Your Residence Permit External Links Minimum Wage in Turkey: From Fedee.com, the minimum wages of various countries, including Turkey, updated annually on 1 January. Directorate General of Migration Management, Required Documents: Several downloadable PDF documents available here, which cover the documents required for first-time applications and extensions. Turkey Residence Permit Law (PDF): The Law on Foreigners and International Protection, Dated April, 2014. In English, this is the Turkish law which governs residence permits.
  23. Documents Required from the Applicant Residence Permit Application Form Passport, and a notarized copy of the identity information page, photo page, and page showing the stamp for the last entry into Turkey. * Four photos meeting the official photo requirements * For passports which are not issued in Latin letters, you must have it translated by a Turkish sworn translator, and include the translation with your passport.. Documents Required from the Sponsor Turkish identity card and a copy If another parent is involved and they share custody, a letter giving consent for the child to obtain a family residence permit. Proof of sufficient financial support Proof of health insurance which is valid in Turkey and which meets minimum coverage requirements, or a document showing that the family member is covered under a bilateral agreement. Criminal record, from Turkey and/or other countries where the sponsor has lived for the past five years, showing no convictions for any crimes against family members Address registration document from the Nüfus (population directorate), showing the sponsor’s current address. * If the criminal record check is obtained from a foreign country, it must be apostilled, then translated by an official translator and notarized by a Turkish noter (notary). If you need health insurance, contact our English-speaking agent of Ankara Sigorta, which provides health insurance packages for residence permits (in English and Turkish), using our Health Insurance Inquiry Form. Turkey's Foreigner Communications Center The DGMM has a number you can call to speak to an immigration specialist. Call 157 from any telephone within Turkey. The call will be free. From outside of Turkey, call +90 312 157 1122. Long-distance charges will apply. See Also Family Residence Permits in Turkey Family Residence Permits Forum: If you have questions or comments about the family residence permit application, please post them in our forum. The Four Basic Steps of Applying for or Extending Your Residence Permit External Links Minimum Wage in Turkey: From Fedee.com, the minimum wages of various countries, including Turkey, updated annually on 1 January. Directorate General of Migration Management, Required Documents: Several downloadable PDF documents available here, which cover the documents required for first-time applications and extensions. Turkey Residence Permit Law (PDF): The Law on Foreigners and International Protection, Dated April, 2014. In English, this is the Turkish law which governs residence permits.
  24. Documents Required from the Applicant Residence permit application form Passport, and a notarized copy of the identity information page, photo page, and page showing the last entry stamp * Four photos meeting the official photo requirements Marriage certificate* *If the marriage certificate is obtained fro a foreign country, it must have an apostille, then be translated by an official translator and notarized by a Turkish noter (notary). Documents Required from the Sponsor Passport and notarized copy of the identity information page, photo page, and page showing the last entry stamp * Residence or work permit Proof of sufficient financial support Proof of health insurance which is valid in Turkey and which meets minimum coverage requirements, or a document showing that the family member is covered under a bilateral agreement. Criminal record, from either the Turkish government and/or a foreign country, depending on where the sponsor has lived for the past five years. The record must show no convictions for any crimes against family members** Address registration document from the Nüfus, or population directorate, showing the sponsor’s current address. * For passports which are not issued in Latin letters, you must have it translated by a Turkish sworn translator, and include the translation with your passport. ** If the criminal record check is obtained from a foreign country, it must be apostilled, then translated by an official translator and notarized by a Turkish noter. If you need health insurance, contact our English-speaking agent of Ankara Sigorta, which provides health insurance packages for residence permits (in English and Turkish), using our Health Insurance Inquiry Form. Turkey's Foreigner Communications Center The DGMM has a number you can call to speak to an immigration specialist. Call 157 from any telephone within Turkey. The call will be free. From outside of Turkey, call +90 312 157 1122. Long-distance charges will apply. See Also Family Residence Permits in Turkey Family Residence Permits Forum: Have questions or comments about family residence permits? Please post them in our forum. The Four Basic Steps of Applying for or Extending Your Residence Permit External Links Minimum Wage in Turkey: From Fedee.com, the minimum wages of various countries, including Turkey, updated annually on 1 January. Directorate General of Migration Management, Required Documents: Several downloadable PDF documents available here, which cover the documents required for first-time applications and extensions. Turkey Residence Permit Law (PDF): The Law on Foreigners and International Protection, Dated April, 2014. In English, this is the Turkish law which governs residence permits.
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