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Conditional Entry Form for Re-entering Turkey


Ken Grubb

If you've stayed in Turkey for the maximum time allowed on your visa, then leave the country and want to return, you can do so as long as you sign a form called a 180 günde 90 Gün Uygulaması Kapsamda İkamet İzni Şartlı Giriş Bilgi Formu (Information Form on Residence Permit Conditional Entry Within the Scope of 90 Days in 180 Days Implementation).

That's quite a mouthful! So for short, people (including Turkish border control personnel) call it a Şartlı Giriş Formu (Conditional Entry Form).

What Is a Şartlı Giriş Formu (Conditional Entry Form)?

A Conditional Entry Form is a document on which you declare your intention to apply for a residence permit within ten days. It allows you to re-enter Turkey, even after you've exceeded the number of days on your visa. You can get one by asking a border control official when you arrive at any border control point or international airport. Once you've signed it, the Conditional Entry Form will allow you to be in Turkey for a period of ten days, during which you must apply for a residence permit.

Who Can Re-enter Turkey with a Conditional Entry Form?

Anyone who has a Schengen Visa, or anyone whose visa allows them to stay in Turkey for up to 90 days in a 180-day period and who has met or exceeded the 90 days can re-enter Turkey with a Conditional Entry Form. If you have a different type of visa, contact your local Turkish embassy or consulate for guidance.

What Does the Conditional Entry Form Say?

In English, it says:

"As per the records it is understood that you have expired 90 days stay period within 180 days within the scope of the first paragraph of article 11 of the Law on Foreigners and International Protection No. 6458. However, your entry to the country may be permitted in the case that you accept and fulfill the condition of applying for a residence permit within 10 days to the Foreigners Branch Directorate / Foreigners Bureau Directorship in the province/town that you live."

Make Sure You Apply for a Residence Permit Within Ten Days!

If you re-enter Turkey with a Conditional Entry Form then fail to apply online for a residence permit within ten days, you will be subject to deportation and a re-entry ban. The ban can be for up to two years.

To learn more about how to apply for an e-visa, see Turkey e-Visa: Eligibility Rules, Online Application Process, Requirements, and Two Alternatives.

To learn more about the 90-in-180-days rule which limits the amount of time you can be in Turkey with a visa, see Turkey Visa: The 90-in-180-Days Rule, How it Works and How to Do the Calculation.

To learn more about how to apply for a short-term residence permit, see A Complete Guide to Applying for a Short-term Residence Permit in Turkey.

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Ken Grubb, author.

As a special investigator for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and teacher for the University of Maryland, Ken Grubb has lived and worked in Turkey since 1997. He now lives in Antalya, where he researches and writes guides to help others live skillfully in Turkey.


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