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  1. What to do if TRC application Rejected or Cancelled .is there any other option to re-appeal or re Apply.
  2. I want to stay in Turkey beyond my visa period so I can visit different regions in Turkey. Therefore, I don’t want to rent a place for months in order to obtain a rental contract to show the immigration officer. So far, I have been staying at Airbnb places and hotels as I move from one city to another. If you have recently (in 2020) obtained a Residence Permit while staying at an Airbnb place or hotel, and not have had been tied to a long-term rental contract, please share your experience.
  3. Contents What is a Short-term Residence Permit? An Overview of the Application Process Required Documents at a Glance Having Foreign Documents Legalized and Translated Step 1: Prepare for Your Online Application Step 2: Apply Online Step 3: Create Your Application Package Step 4: Go to Your Appointment Step 5: Receive Your Residence Permit Extending Your Short-term Residence Permit Short-term Residence Permit Application Video Assistance and Support What is a Short-term Residence Permit? A Short-term Residence Permit is a biometric ident
  4. Contents What is a Long-term Residence Permit? An Overview of the Long-term Residence Permit Application Process Required Documents at a Glance Having Foreign Documents Legalized and Translated Step 1: Prepare for Your Online Application Step 2: Apply Online Step 3: Prepare Your Application Package Step 4: Attend Your Appointment Step 5: Receive Your Residence Permit Long-term Residence Permit Application Video Assistance and Support What Is a Long-term Residence Permit? The long-term residence permit is a biometric identity card that enabl
  5. In this article I'll explain what you must do if you must leave Turkey and return during the residence permit application process. I'll give you the general guideline, and also some workarounds if you're unable to follow them. A foreigner may leave Turkey during the residence permit application process for up to 15 days per trip and return without a visa with a Residence Permit Application Document from the immigration office and the fee payment receipts. Without these documents, reentry may be made with a Conditional Entry Information Form. To avoid the hassles of leaving Turkey and
  6. One of the most important things you must do while living in Turkey is informing and updating the immigration office about where you're living. This begins when you first register your address as you're applying online for your residence permit. Foreigners applying for a residence permit in Turkey may use the following types of address:: 1. A property they rent A property they own A friend's home A hotel Each address type has different required documents, and a change of address must be reported to the immigration office. In this article, I'll explain
  7. In this article, I'll to teach you how to calculate the cost of your Turkey Residence permit processing fee as well as the other costs associated with becoming a resident of Turkey, including health insurance, notary expenses, biometric photos, and the fee you'll pay if you want to have someone else make your online application and get an immigration appointment for you. So how much does it cost to get a residence permit in Turkey? A Turkey residence permit costs on average $8.75 US dollars for the first month and $2.60 for each additional month of residence, with a second fee of ₺125 for
  8. Contents What is a Family Residence Permit? An Overview of the Application Process Required Documents at a Glance Having Foreign Documents Legalized and Translated Step 1: Prepare for Your Online Application Step 2: Apply Online Step 3: Create Your Application Package Step 4: Go to Your Appointment Step 5: Receive Your Residence Permit Extending Your Family Residence Permit Family Residence Permit Video Assistance and Support What is a Family Residence Permit? A family residence permit is a biometric identity card that enables the spouse
  9. If you’ve never applied for a residence permit in Turkey before, the thought of being interviewed by an immigration official at the Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlüğü (Directorate General of Migration Management, or DGMM), might sound a little scary! It's something all of us as foreigners go through every time we extend our residence permits. Once you've done it, you'll realize it wasn't scary at all. But if you're like me, the more you know about something, the better you feel about it, so the objective of this guide is to tell you in advance what the appointment experience will be like. That w
  10. In this article, I'll explain what a residence permit is and what types of residence permits you might be eligible for. I'll briefly explain the residence permit application process, what documents you need, what happens during your residence permit appointment, and what happens after your appointment. What is a Turkey Residence Permit? A Turkey residence permit is an identity card which enables you to stay in Turkey after your visa or visa exemption has expired. There are four main types of residence permits: Short Term Residence Permit: Issued for a variety of reasons, inclu
  11. This article is about using Turkey's online residence permit application system. To learn about the entire application process according to the type of residence permit you need, see: Residence Permit Application Guides. All residence permit applications begin at Turkey's online application system, https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/. If you have your preliminary documents ready (see below), you can get the application done in 45 minutes or less. If you can't finish in one session, you can log back in and complete it later, using your application number and your passport/current residence permi
  12. After you present your residence permit package during your interview, it will be evaluated, then approved, or rejected. Cancellation Versus Rejection Cancellation A cancellation occurs when you terminate your application using the online residence permit application system or call the Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlüğü (Directorate General of Migration Management, or DGMM) communications center and cancel. The number for the Foreigner Communications Center is 157. You can call this number, for free, from any phone in Turkey. From outside of Turkey, call the international number at
  13. If you're between the ages of 18 and 65 and are applying for a residence permit, you'll need a health insurance policy that covers you for the duration of your intended residence. You'll submit a copy of this policy with your residence permit application package. Numerous Turkish private insurance companies offer low-cost health insurance policies, called "expat insurance" or "foreigner insurance," which meet the Turkish government's minimum coverage standards (see below). Private Turkish Health Insurance vs. Travel Insurance The type of health insurance I'll be talking about her
  14. Istanbul is the most popular destination for foreigners seeking a new life in Turkey. For that reason, the Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM) offices there have the highest number of residence permit applications, many of which contain false information or fake documents submitted by foreigners who intend to work illegally. So the Istanbul offices are stricter on issuing residence permits, and will usually ask for documentation in addition to the usual documents required to apply for a residence permit. For first-time applications, if the reason for the stay is "tourism,"
  15. I applied for a residence permit a few months ago, and I didn't receive any answer. After calling 157 they told me that the card has been sent and gave me a PTT track number. By typing it in the track system of PTT I see that my card was sent about 40 days ago and they sent it back to the sender, and when using their WhatsApp system they are saying that it has been sent to the Göç Idaresi Genel Müdürlüğü adress in Ankara. I would like to know how can I retrieve my card? I am looking for it as soon as possible. Did anyone experience a situation like this, and what did you do? I am looking
  16. In this article, I'll explain what you must do to get a residence permit for your child. What you do depends on if your child was born outside of Turkey, or if they were born in Turkey. Foreign children must have a residence permit to live in Turkey. The application process is the same as it is for adults, but children born in Turkey must have their birth registered within 30 days, then the application for a residence permit made within six months. All residence permit applications begin on Turkey's online registration system, e-İkamet, at https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/. İkamet means "
  17. I will soon extend my residence visa for tourist purpose and have some questions. Wondering if I have right documents?. I have a contract for a flat to be stamped by the Notary. Does the landlord need to accompany? Can I and the man I live with use the same contract when both name of the acquaintance is on the contract. My partner will search in September and I in January. I have a pension from Sweden, is there a certificate from the Pension Authority, which shows how much money I receive each month? Could it be written in English? We are over 65 years old, do we need to take out Insurance.
  18. If you're a property owner applying for a residence permit in Istanbul, and sometimes in other provinces of Turkey, a Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM) immigration specialist may ask you to get a document called a Numarataj Belgesi (Address Numbering Document). Usually, this request will be sent by SMS or e-mail a few days after you've applied online for your residence permit. The message will also ask you to bring the Numarataj Belgesi to your residence permit application appointment. What is a Numarataj Belgesi? The Numarataj Belgesi is a document which records
  19. I need help concerning my permit. I tried to login but I keep getting this message: Please help. What should I do?
  20. Hey all, me and my wife will be applying for our renewals for our residence permits. We initially applied for 2 years for our first application (and in turn got 2 years of private health insurance). Sadly, we only got accepted for one year on our residency. But its the time of year where we must apply for our residency again, and we'll be applying for just one year, are we able to use the health insurance we put for the first time as it'll be valid within the time frame?
  21. All of the health insurance policies designed for foreigners applying for residence permits offer basically the same coverage, which must meet or exceed the minimum coverage requirements established by the Turkish government. Learn more about the minimum health insurance coverage requirements. You can also buy a more comprehensive private insurance policy as long as it meets the government's minimum coverage requirements. Health Insurance Coverage is Limited in the First Year The first year offers limited coverage to screen out those with pre-existing conditions requiring im
  22. When you apply for a residence permit in Turkey, you'll need to prove you have enough money to support yourself (and your family, if you have one), for the duration of the residence permit you're applying for. The money doesn't have to come from Turkey or be in a Turkish bank. It can be from any source, such as a salary, pension, rental income, investments, or you can use your savings in a bank account. How Much Money Do I Need to Get a Residence Permit? There isn't any set answer to that question, because it depends on your situation. The main reason the Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürl
  23. This guide is about the student residence permit, which you can apply for after entering Turkey with a student visa. To learn about the student visa, see Student Visas: Eligibility, the Application Process, and What to do When You Arrive in Turkey. Contents What is a Student Residence Permit? An Overview of the Application Process Required Documents at a Glance Step 1: Prepare for Your Online Application Step 2: Apply Online Step 3: Create Your Application Package Step 4: Go to Your Appointment Step 5: Receive Your Student Residence Permit Extending Your
  24. Before you apply for a residence permit in Turkey, you must have health insurance. Most foreigners buy private health insurance policies specifically designed to meet the minimum requirements for a residence permit. These policies are commonly called "Expat Insurance." They usually cost a few hundred Turkish Lira, but the price varies according to age and other factors. Buy Health Insurance Before You Apply Online Residence permit applications are made online, at https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/. During the application process, the application system will ask you for your health insurance
  25. If you've been living in Turkey for at least one year with a residence permit, you can enroll in Turkey's Sosyal Güvenlik Kurumu (Social Security Institution) Genel Sağlık Sigortası (General Health Insurance Plan). Often called "SGK Insurance," this is Turkey's comprehensive national health insurance plan. You can join the SGK plan at any age and have insurance coverage for the rest of your life. While SGK doesn't cover chronic, pre-existing conditions you already have when you join, it will cover them, continuously, if you develop one or more chronic conditions after you've joined the pl
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