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  1. Hey... I'm going onto my fifth residence permit now... and every time is a new headache. I am trying to apply for extension and I get a technical error message at the third page (passport info) every single time. And, its not because Im entering anything wrong. I called them and they said try at odd hours. I did, still the same technical error message! My residence expires on March 11, I really want to mail this in and get on with things. What should I do? I also wrote them many times and never get a response...
  2. Hello everyone, Please I need some help regarding my husband health insurance, on the 2. July he will be 65 years old, and I read that people over 65 years old, does not need a health insurance for RP. Does he need an insurance if he apply for RP during May 2019? Or he should wait til the 2.July, then he apply for RP? If he does not need health insurance for RP, what he will write in insurance-fields on RP-application? Another issue which I need help too, I read that Danish Nationality are exempted from RP fee, is that true? I am Swedish. Am I also exempted from RP fee too? I appreciate your answer.
  3. Can I renew my Residence Permit if I am owner/partner of company established in Turkey? Does the GOC (immigration) accept this reason?
  4. I'm really frustrated so please excuse my tone in advance. To start I want to say that I'm the guy who does everything by-the-book, and I always make sure that all the i's are dotted and all the t's are crossed. Whenever I go to any government organization I take my entire life's document history with me. This is why I have a short-term residence permit AND a work permit. I've maintained both for 4 years now, but just now 60 days BEFORE the renewal date of the Residence Permit, I log in to e-ikamet and get a message that I do not have a valid residence permit "Girmis oldugunuz bilgilerle eslesen, geçis yapabileceginiz herhangi bir ikamet izni kaydi bulunamamistir. Bilgilerinizi kontrol ederek tekrar deneyiniz.", so I go to e-devlet (Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlüğü İkamet İzni Kişisel Bilgi Sorgulama Sonuçları) to check on my residence permit, and I get a message that there is no information "Statü bilgisi bulunamadı.". I called 157-English they said that because I have a Work Permit my Residence Permit was cancelled. I called 157-Arabic they said I have to update my records at Göç İdaresi, but even though I insisted that none of my information changed for three years, they couldn't tell me what to update. Just to list some of my issues with this one-sided approach to residence cancellation without notification: - Now I have no proof that I live in Istanbul because my work permit is from Kocaeli which is where I work. - My bank never accepted the work permit as proof of residence or identification. - Istanbul Nufus probably will no longer be my contact because I would not have an Istanbul ID - When my work permit is under renewal (takes 3-4 months) I cannot travel anymore - before i was using the residence permit during that time, and vice versa. - and the big one for me is I have no idea what to do for my son's Residence Permit that is linked to mine and expires on the same day. I've sorry for venting here but I've always received good and professional advice. Hope someone has some info and can clarify and recommend what I can do. I will be going to Göç İdaresi tomorrow even though I feel they will confiscate my card even though it is still valid for 2 more months. Samir
  5. Herkese merhaba: I am living in Istanbul and applied on 9th January, but I still didnt receive it my residence permit card by mailpost. I now about the up-to-90 days "rule" but I am starting to feell I bit concerned.. is there anyway I could know the status of my delivery?? it would be any help if I ask in my PTT ofice?? what do you think?? Thanks in advance!!!
  6. Hi, I have a quick question. My residence expires in April but i just renewed my passport. Am I supposed to notify immigration authorities or update my info on e-devlet, or do I wait until I apply to renew residence and then show both old and new passport?
  7. So I've been seeing rumors that to obtain a residence permit after January 2020, you must have a good reason to stay that is satisfactory for immigration to approve. Property, business, going to a uni., training. But I didn't see the reason for extending your "touristic stay" aka just to live there. Wondering if there is some truth to this rumor?
  8. I was in the process of renewing my resident permit when my mom was diagnosed with cancer. I had to leave almost immediately to care for her. I did not have everything ready to submit so I submitted what I had and left Turkey. My application was subsequently rejected. I knew that this was going to happen so I went and got a 15 day travel document. I have been in the US for 6 months which is obviously way longer than 15 days. I am ready to go back- I have my e-visa and ticket. What can I expect when I arrive in Istanbul? Am I going to have to pay some kind of fine for staying out longer than 15 day? TIA
  9. Dear forum, I’m from Sweden and moved to Istanbul together with my girlfriend to join her for her exchange semester at the Istanbul Technical University. The 90/180 rule applies to me as a tourist, however, as I have been entering and exiting the country several times this year (and will at least 2 more times this year) I am not sure how to count and whether I will need a residence permit or not. I already went here on April 18th for vacation and stayed for 11 days. On the 28th of August I came back to Turkey with my girlfriend for her school start, exited again for a week, and then came back again. I will leave again on the 28th of October and in total I will then have spent 67 days in Turkey (including the days in april). Thing is, if we count from 18th of April (my first entry) and 180 days onward, that period would end 14th of October. Does this mean, that by my time of re-entry to Turkey (which will be on the 2d of November), a new 180 day period will start of which I can utilise another 90 days of stay on a tourist visa? All the best, Marcus
  10. Hello guys, I sent an email to the university to renew my rp card. In one section they mentioned that : You can make you residence permit card fee payment online. However, since the online payment system doesn’t work properly we strongly suggest you to make your payment to the nearest tax office. RESIDENCE PERMIT CARD FEE IS CURRENTLY 110 Turkish Lira (Updated in 2020). So, I should go to the tax office and asked to do what? What should I say?
  11. Hello, I have applied for my residency, first i didnt recevie any SMS from PTT, i called 157 they confirm me the tracking number and ask me to check with PTT, i checked on there website, in there tracking its mentioned already delivered, 1 week ago it was delivered to the PTT and after 1 week its showing delivered. i am bit confused where did they delivered it ? does it mean they deliver back to Ankara, or anyother office, please let me know i am bit confused with this process. thanks,
  12. dear members, i have an question about new resident permits office in konya , is there any office to start and process resident permits for new application in konya ? thanks
  13. Hi I have valid RP based on my current address, next week we are going to move to a new address is about 1 km from our current address. Should I inform the DGMM about that or just to change the address in Nüfus? Best regards Fada
  14. Hi all , I just discovered this forum , seems to be very informative. About my self. I am from Australia, working in Turkey on the 1915 Çanakkale suspension bridge project. I live in an apartment, paid for by the Australian company I work for in Gelibolu. My wife has also arrived same day as me on a 90 day in 180 day visa. We arrived on the 13th of October . I’m hoping to get her a residency permit. Is it advantageous to apply on line now? Reading these forums I think we will need a marriage certificate, that is in Australia , so we won’t be arriving back till at least the middle of January after a two week break. I believe we need a rental contract too. We can organise that easily enough . My wife can leave for Australia early so as to not use up her 90 days though. I just don’t know whether to apply now and wait till we come back , or apply when we DO return with the marriage certificate. Is there any thing else I will need? Like medical insurance, how would I get that if she is not a resident? Many thanks In advance . Dave
  15. I am an exchange student from Thailand who will go to Izmir(on 15 Sep 2014.) for a paid internship under the programme called IAESTE(The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience) with a turkish company. I got so confuse from the Embassy of Turkey in Bangkok that whether what I need is an Internship Visa or only residence permit? About two months ago, two of my friends on the same program went to Turkey with Internship Visa when the consulate staff told me that I don’t need any Visa but only to apply for residence permit after my arrival in Turkey (Regarding Thai citizen exempt Visa for 30 days visit). How is it possible that people under the same conditions require different document? Please affirm me the clear answer. Thanks
  16. How to get residence permit for my child under 18 years? I got my residence permit some months ago. Now I need to get one for my child who is 16 years old. I am abroad most of the time. What I have to do? Where to start? Is a shorter way to do it? What are the documents to submit? Thanks a lot in advance. Muhiddin
  17. Sellam Hello everyone Today I got my all family residence permit as my husband not here so I have power of attorney to take his residence card. My two children have father name as a surname so it's ok but elder child have not father name as surname, now the postoffice say that on child passport is only father name written not mother name so father come to receive the card otherwise you bring power of attorney that father allow mother to receive the resident card. Now child's father is out of country how can I get his power of attorney or any other solution of this problem please let me know. Thanks for your valuable advices Noor Ahmed
  18. No temporary RP paper or any other paper given after I submitted my application. She just took my phone number and told me to go. I was so nervous I even left my receipt in the file I submitted. Does anyone one know what will happen next ? I submitted on the 10/10/19
  19. I am currently in Turkey with a residence permit that expires in November. I plan to make a two month trip abroad to Asia and then return in February. I tried to extend the permit before leaving but the appointment date they gave me will be after I leave. So I'm wondering - as I already know when I'll be back is it possible for me to make the appointment in advance so that I don't have to wait for 1-2 months just to get the appointment? I did see that on the form it had an option to put "expected date of arrival in Turkey" and I can get confirmation the appointment date by email. When I get back I will need to apply for a visa and to do that I need to get the RP as quickly as possible.
  20. We (my husband, our adult son and I) are planning to rent an apartment for 1 year in Marmaris or Icmeler. My husband has an income from retirement, but my son and I (58 years old) have due the circumstances no income. Our son is diagnosed with autism. My son and I have savings in the bank, enough for the required amount for both to live in Turkey for 1 year. Is it true that a marriage certificate translated by a sworn translator relieves me of having about 6000 Euro on a Turkish bankaccount? Our son is going to live with us in the apartment in Turkey. My husband is going to sign the rental agreement. Doesn’t my son get difficulties to get a Residence Permission because he is over 18 years old? He is 22 years old by the time we are in Turkey. I hope someone can give us more information. Last question: do we need a passport or is an ID card also valid to get an RP? thanks in advance!
  21. First time poster, looking forward to contributing as best as I can. We have a house near Izmir, and spend each summer there. At present back in the UK, but need to go to Izmir to sort out a major issue with my TC number. My query is, am I able to apply for my RP, go through all the necessary paperwork and appointments, but set up a POA for my neighbour to get the RP on my behalf, whilst I return to the UK. I simply cannot afford, to spend 4-6 weeks in Turkey waiting. Thank you sincerely for any help or advice.
  22. Hello, My residence permit application in Istanbul is under assessment. I have had my appointment and have been told it will arrive within 90 days, if approved. However, i now need to leave the country for 10 days. I've called the Migration Office helpline and have been told conflicting stories about the legality of leaving Turkey whilst waiting for an RP to arrive. Some staff members say it can't be done at all, others say it can but only if a fee is paid and a document called the muracaat is obtained. Can anyone here offer any advice or clarification? Regards,
  23. I have read on Doc Martin's site that you do not need a translated and noterised copy of your passport when you are making a first application for and RP. Is this still correct?
  24. Hi everyone Please I need your advice regarding a letter from DGMM. My husband was to the first time RP interview last Wednesday , he asked during the interview for a letter to travel outside for 15 days. the officer told him he can not get immediately , he will receive a sms during 2 working day to come again and get the letter. unfortunately he got nothing yet. we are planning to leave on the 4th. October. he already used his 90 days visa. if he does not get such a letter and leave on the 4th. of October, Is he going to pay a fine for the exceeding days? Can he get this letter from ANY DGMM office in Istanbul without this sms? I appreciate any quick respons.
  25. 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 Appointments are now required for extensions of all residence permits. This involves using the online application system and selecting the option for "extension" rather than the first-time application option. The documents required for extensions are the same as they are for first-time applications. 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). Need to buy the required health insurance coverage for your residence permit? You can buy it online, or just get a free quote, by using our Expat 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.
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