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Durations of Turkey Residence Permits


Ken Grubb
  • Learn the durations of the various types of residence permits available in Turkey.

A calendar shows the expiration date of  a residence permit.These are the durations of the various types of residence permits a foreigner can get in Turkey.

Short-term Residence Permit

Maximum of 24 months. You can get them for shorter time periods of one to twenty-four months. Learn more about short-term residence permits.

Family Residence Permit

Maximum of three years. Learn more about family residence permits.

Student Residence Permit

A student residence permit will last for as long as the student's length of study. If the student wants to stay longer than that, he or she must apply for a short-term residence permit. Learn more about student residence permits.

Long-term Residence Permit

These do not expire. They are issued for life. Learn more about long-term residence permits.

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

Contact an English-speaking Representative of Ankara Sigorta: You can get a free quote based on the input of your particulars, such as age, height, weight, gender, and whether you are a smoker or not. Ankara Sigorta also offers health insurance policies in both Turkish and English.
Residence Permit Forum: You can as questions and post comments about the residence permit process in our forum.

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.


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