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Residence Permit Fees

Ken Grubb
  • Learn about the current residence permit fees for Turkey.

A representation of the fees involved for a residence permit in Turkey.When you apply for a residence permit in Turkey (first time applications and extensions), there are two fees.

The Card Fee

This fee is for printing your residence permit and sending it to you. It is the same for everyone. For 2017, the card fee is 58.50 TL.

Residence Permit Fee

This fee varies according to nationality. See "External Links" below for a PDF document which has the fees listed according to nationality.

Where to Pay the Fees

You can pay both fees by credit or debit card using the payment system in the online residence permit application system. If you pay using the online system, you don't have to include payment receipts with your application.

You can also pay the fees at any vergi dairesi (tax office), or at any branch of Ziraat Bankası or Halkbank. You will need to have either a vergi numarası (tax number) or a yabancı kimlik numarası (foreigner identification number, or YKN) if you want to pay this way.

Tell the clerk you need to pay the ikamet ücretleri, (ee-kah-met ooj-reht-leh-ree) Get two payment receipts: one to give or send to the DGMM, and one for your records.

See Also

Residence Permit Forum: If you have any questions or comments about the residence permit application process, please ask them in our forum.

External Links

Residence Permit Fees by Nationality (PDF Document)
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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