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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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,
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. Documents Required from the Applicant Residence permit application form Passport, and a copy of the identity information page, photo page, and page showing the last entry stamp * Previous residence permit Two photos meeting the official photo requirements Documents Required from the Sponsor Passport, and a copy of the identity information page, photo page, and page showing the last entry stamp * Notarized copy of residence permit Two (2) photos meeting the official photo requirements. Residence permit or work permit If another parent is involved and they share custody, a letter of consent from the other parent. Proof of sufficient financial support Proof of health insurance which is valid in Turkey and which meets minimum coverage requirements, or a document showing that the family member is covered under a bilateral agreement. Criminal record, from Turkey and/or other countries where the sponsor has lived for the past five years, showing no convictions for any crimes against family members ** Address registration document from the Nüfus (population directorate, showing the sponsor’s current address. * For passports which are not issued in Latin letters, you must have it translated by a Turkish sworn translator, and include the translation with your passport. Since extensions are done by mail, send in only the notarized copy. Do not mail the original passport. ** If the criminal record check is obtained from a foreign country, it must be apostilled, then translated by an official translator and notarized by a Turkish noter (notary). Appointments are Now Required for Extensions The option to mail in documents to the DGMM for extensions has been rescinded. All extensions now involve making an appointment and meeting with an immigration specialist at the local DGMM office. 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.
  14. Documents Required from the Applicant Residence permit application form Copy of the passport, including the identity information page, photo page, and the page showing the most recent entry stamp * Previous residence permit Two photos meeting the official photo requirements Documents Required from the Sponsor Copy of Turkish identity card If another parent is involved and they share custody, a letter giving consent for the child to obtain a family residence permit. Proof of sufficient financial support Proof of health insurance which is valid in Turkey and which meets minimum coverage requirements, or a document showing that the family member is covered under a bilateral agreement. Criminal record, from either the Turkish government and/or a foreign country, depending on where the sponsor has lived for the past five years. The record must show no convictions for any crimes against family members ** Address registration document from the Nüfus (population directorate), showing the sponsor’s current address. * For passports which are not issued in Latin letters, you must have it translated by a Turkish sworn translator, and include the translation with your passport. Since extension packages are submitted by mail, include the notarized copy of the passport. Do not mail the original passport. ** If the criminal record check is obtained from a foreign country, it must be apostilled, then translated by an official translator and notarized by a Turkish noter (notary). Appointments are Now Required for Extensions The option to mail in documents to the DGMM for extensions has been rescinded. All extensions now involve making an appointment and meeting with an immigration specialist at the local DGMM office. 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.
  15. Documents Required from the Applicant Residence permit application form Copy of the passport, including the identity information page, photo page, and page showing the last entry stamp * Previous residence permit Two (2) photos meeting the official photo requirements Marriage certificate ** Documents Required from the Sponsor Passport and a copy of the passport, including the identity information page, photo page, and page showing the last entry stamp * Copy of residence or work Permit Proof of sufficient financial support Proof of health insurance which is valid in Turkey and which meets the minimum coverage, or a document showing that the family member is covered under a bilateral agreement. Criminal record, from Turkey and/or other countries where the sponsor has lived for the past five years, showing no convictions for any crimes against family members *** Address registration document from the Nüfus, or population directorate, showing the sponsor’s current address. * For passports which are not issued in Latin letters, you must have it translated by a Turkish sworn translator, and include the translation with your passport. Since extensions are done by mail, send in only the notarized copy. Do not mail the original passport. ** If the marriage certificate is obtained fro a foreign country, it must have an apostille, then be translated by an official translator and notarized by a Turkish noter (notary). *** If the criminal record check is obtained from a foreign country, it must be apostilled, then translated by an official translator and notarized by a Turkish noter. Appointments are Now Required for Extensions The option to mail in documents to the DGMM for extensions has been rescinded. All extensions now involve making an appointment and meeting with an immigration specialist at the local DGMM office. 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. Long-distance charges will apply.
  16. Documents Required from the Applicant Residence Permit Application Form Copy of your passport, including the identity information page, photo page, and page showing the last entry stamp * Two (2) photos meeting the official photo requirements Marriage certificate ** * For passports which are not issued in Latin letters, you must have it translated by a Turkish sworn translator, and include the translation with your passport. Since extension applications are sent by mail, include only the notarized copy, not the original passport. ** If the marriage certificate is obtained fro a foreign country, it must have an apostille, then be translated by an official translator and notarized by a Turkish noter (notary). Documents Required from the Sponsor Copy of Turkish identity card Proof of sufficient financial support Proof of health insurance which is valid in Turkey and which meets minimum coverage requirements, or a document showing that the family member is covered under a bilateral agreement. Criminal record, from Turkey and/or other countries where the sponsor has lived for the past five years, showing no convictions for any crimes against family members* Address registration document from the Nüfus, or population directorate, showing the sponsor’s current address. * If the criminal record check is obtained from a foreign country, it must be apostilled, then translated by an official translator and notarized by a Turkish noter. Appointments are Now Required for Extensions The option to mail in documents to the DGMM for extensions has been rescinded. All extensions now involve making an appointment and meeting with an immigration specialist at the local DGMM office. 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. Long-distance charges will apply.
  17. Hey all, I would like to know if anyone has information on obtaining a RP for a spouse (both are not Turkish citizens). Or will my spouse have to go through the same process as me? What if I'm the sole income person that can sustain both of us, how will my spouse be able to prove that she can live off of the RP requirements. As I know there isn't a set rule on income requirements for the RP, what is a good rule of thumb? Just above the minimum wage in Turkey? Thanks everyone!
  18. An apostille is an internationally-accepted certification attached to a government-issued public document. It can also be a stamp or seal on the document itself. The apostille makes the document it's attached to legal for use in Turkey and in any other country which has signed the international apostille convention. It also includes contact information for the issuing authority if further authentication is required. The Apostille Convention The Apostille Convention (Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents) established an agreed-upon, standard way of legalizing documents between countries. It also required each country to designate one or more "competent authorities," as the convention calls them, to issue apostilles.You'll find a list of participating countries on the Hague Conference on Private International Law website. What To Do If Your Country Isn't On the List If your country isn't on the list, then it isn't participating in the Apostille Convention, and you'll have to contact your country's embassy, consulate, or foreign ministry for instructions on how to legalize your document. And you can go directly to "Step 3: Get the Document and the Apostille Translated." The 3-Step Legalization and Translation Process Step 1: Learn Who the Competent Authority Is and How to Send Documents to Them Go to the list of competent authorities here: HCCH Authorities (per Party) Find your country on the list, and click on the link which has the words "Competent Authority (Article 6)." That will take you to a page which explains how to contact the competent authority, including a link to a website which should give you information about where to send your document, what the fee is, and how much time it will take. Note: There may be one, or more, competent authorities for each country. For example, in the UK the competent authority is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), while each of the UK's overseas territories each has its own. In the USA, each state has its own competent authority, and so does the federal government in Washington, DC). Step 2: Send Your Documents Create a cover letter which includes your e-mail address and telephone number, as well as your return address, the name of the document you are sending and its date and document number. Send the cover letter and document by registered mail or cargo delivery service to the address listed on the competent authority's website. What the Competent Authority Does Each competent authority has a file containing the signatures of government employees who are authorized to issue public documents. After receiving your document, they'll check the signature on the document against their signature exemplars. If everything is okay, they'll attach the apostille to your document (or stamp or place a seal on it), and send it back to you. How Much it Costs and How Long it Takes Each competent authority has its own fees, so the cost will vary. The time it takes will also vary according to your choice of delivery method. But once it gets to the competent authority, turnaround time is usually just one or two business days. Step 3: Get the Document and the Apostille Translated After you receive the document with its apostille (or other legalizing document if your country isn't part of the convention), both must be translated into Turkish by a yeminli çevirmen (sworn translator). The translator will then have the translation notarized. For a typical document, this might take as little as one or two hours. Your Foreign Document is Now Legal in Turkey You can now give your document to the Turkish authorities and it will be accepted. It is now as legal in Turkey as it is in your home country. Important!: The notary will stamp both the original document, the apostille, and the translation on the back with his or her stamp. That stamp will include a document number. Photograph or write that number down and keep it for your files. If later you need those same translated and notarized documents, you can simply take that number back to the same notary and ask them to pull it from their files. It will be a lot cheaper than going through the whole process again. Finding a Sworn Translator The Yeminli Çevirmenlik Federasyonu (TURÇEF, or in English, Federation of Sworn Translators) Has a website here: https://www.turcef.net/ At the bottom of the home page is a menu of the regions of Turkey. You can use this to find a listing of sworn translators for your area, which include their contact information and the languages they are authorized to translate to and from. Another way to find a translator is to find a notary first. Noters work with a specific group of translators who have offices nearby. Finding a Notary You can find all notaries public in Turkey here: http://www.tumnoterler.com/ You can also just walk around the center of town and look for their signs. A Note on Private Companies which Arrange Apostilles There are numerous private companies which charge for getting an apostille for your document. They are not "competent authorities" under the Apostille Convention. They simply do everything that I have written above, which you could just as easily do, and charge you for it. Questions? If you have any questions about apostilles or other legal issues, please post them in our Turkish Law Forum.
  19. If you apply for a residence permit in Turkey, you must provide proof of an address. Here is what you will need. Renters A notarized rental contract for the property you are renting. Students Staying in Dormitories An e-signed or stamped/sealed and signed document from the educational institution you are attending, which says you are living in a dormitory. Owners A tapu (property title deed) for the property where you are living, with your name listed as the owner. Staying With a Friend If you are staying with a Turkish citizen or legal resident, you will need to go to a noter (notary) and create a taahhutname (literally "undertaking") with your host. This letter of undertaking guarantees that your host will be responsible for any fees or fines you incur, and that they will make sure you leave Turkey when your residence permit expires. If your host is married, the spouse of your host must also sign the undertaking. Learn more about this in our article Residence Permits with Someone Else's Address. Hotel Residents If you are applying for a residence permit so you can stay in Turkey for a few months beyond the expiration of your visa, but don't want to rent or buy a property, you can also use a hotel or pension as a residence. You will need a letter from the hotel or pension, stating that you will be using it as a residence, and documentation showing that you have checked in and are staying there. Registering Your Address with the Nüfus is No Longer Required In early 2019, the immigration specialists of the DGMM began registering foreigner's addresses in to the Nüfus's central address registry system. That means that you don't have to do anything to register your address. When you go to your residence permit appointment, this will be done for you. Additionally, when you extend your residence permit, you don't have to go to the Nüfus to get a proof of address document. You will still, however, have to provide a notarized copy of your rental contract. The immigration specialist will then verify that you are still registered at your address by checking the Nüfüs central address registry. 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. 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. See Also Residence Permit Forum: If you have questions or comments about Turkey's residence permit application process, please post them in our forum.
  20. Hi all, I am getting ready to travel to Istanbul and rent an apartment so I can apply for Residence Permit once I arrive. I was reading Ken's topic on Documents Required for a First-time Short-term Residence Permit. Under First-time Application > "A notarized rental contract for the property you are renting, and a copy of your landlord's ID card" how can I get a landlord's ID card?, is this normal to ask for a copy?, and if I am renting from a company, how does that work?.
  21. The Directorate General of Migration Management, or DGMM is, in Turkish, called the Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlügü. Most Turks just call it the "Göç İdaresi." Apply Online First You must apply for your residence (residency) permit online, at https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/. At the end of your application, the online system will give you an appointment date (or you will receive one by E-mail or SMS message) for you to bring a signed printout of your application, the required documents, and your passport to the Adana branch office of the DGMM. During your appointment, an immigration specialist will go over your application package. If it is approved, he or she will give you a temporary residence permit which will keep you legally in Turkey until your residence permit card is printed and sent to your address by registered mail. How to Get There Besides viewing the map above, you can also click on the "Plan my route" button. This will take you to Google Maps, where you can enter your starting location and submit it for directions and the route you need to take. If you take a taxi, tell the taxi driver "Göç Idaresi" (guhch ee-dah-reh-see). You can also show the taxi driver your completed online application, which will have the address on it. Assistance and Support Residence Permit Application Service If you would like professional assistance with your residence permit application, we can provide it. Just go to our residence permit assistance form and make an inquiry. Residence Permit Helpline Turkey has a national helpline for foreigners called YİMER (Yabancılar İletişim Merkezi), or in English, the Foreigner's Communication Center. You can call this helpline with any questions you have about the residence permit process or about what documents you need, or if a long time has passed (at least 40 days), you can check on your application status. Be sure to have your passport, your application number, and/or your current residence permit with you when you call. You can reach YİMER from any landline or mobile phone in Turkey, for by calling 157. The call is free. If you are calling from another country, call 90 312 157 1122. How-to Articles Here is a collection of articles about the different types of residence permits you can get in Turkey, with instructions to help you get one. Turkey Residence Permits Residence Permit Community Forum Most Turkey Central members have already gone through the whole residence permit process, and are happy to share their experiences with you or give you advice. Chances are, someone has already asked the question you have, so be sure to search the forums first to see if your questions have already been answered. If they haven't, you can open a new topic. Residence Permit Support Forum
  22. The Directorate General of Migration Management, or DGMM is, in Turkish, called the Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlügü. Most Turks just call it the "Göç İdaresi." Apply Online First You must apply for your residence (residency) permit online, at https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/. At the end of your application, the online system will give you an appointment date (or you will receive one by E-mail or SMS message) for you to bring a signed printout of your application, the required documents, and your passport to the Adıyaman branch office of the DGMM. During your appointment, an immigration specialist will go over your application package. If it is approved, he or she will give you a temporary residence permit which will keep you legally in Turkey until your residence permit card is printed and sent to your address by registered mail. How to Get There Besides viewing the map above, you can also click on the "Plan my route" button. This will take you to Google Maps, where you can enter your starting location and submit it for directions and the route you need to take. If you take a taxi, tell the taxi driver "Göç Idaresi" (guhch ee-dah-reh-see). You can also show the taxi driver your completed online application, which will have the address on it. Assistance and Support Turkey's Residence Permit Helpline Turkey has a national helpline for foreigners called YİMER (Yabancılar İletişim Merkezi), or in English, the Foreigner's Communication Center. You can call this helpline with any questions you have about the residence permit process or about what documents you need, or if a long time has passed (at least 40 days), you can check on your application status. Be sure to have your passport, your application number, and/or your current residence permit with you when you call. You can reach YİMER from any landline or mobile phone in Turkey, for by calling 157. The call is free. If you are calling from another country, call 90 312 157 1122. How-to Articles Here is a collection of articles about the different types of residence permits you can get in Turkey, with instructions to help you get one. Turkey Residence Permits Residence Permits Community Forum Most Turkey Central members have already gone through the whole residence permit process, and are happy to share their experiences with you or give you advice. Chances are, someone has already asked the question you have, so be sure to search the forums first to see if your questions have already been answered. If they haven't, you can open a new topic. Residence Permit Support Forum 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. Note: The information we have about the DGMM office locations comes from the Turkish government. But offices move sometimes. We advise you to go to the DGMM office a day or more before your appointment to make sure it is still there. If it isn't, please help us by letting us know of the new location.
  23. The Directorate General of Migration Management, or DGMM is, in Turkish, called the Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlügü. Most Turks just call it the "Göç İdaresi." Apply Online First You must apply for your residence (residency) permit online, at https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/. At the end of your application, the online system will give you an appointment date (or you will receive one by E-mail or SMS message) for you to bring a signed printout of your application, the required documents, and your passport to the Afyon branch office of the DGMM. During your appointment, an immigration specialist will go over your application package. If it is approved, he or she will give you a temporary residence permit which will keep you legally in Turkey until your residence permit card is printed and sent to your address by registered mail. How to Get There Besides viewing the map above, you can also click on the "Plan my route" button. This will take you to Google Maps, where you can enter your starting location and submit it for directions and the route you need to take. If you take a taxi, tell the taxi driver "Göç Idaresi" (guhch ee-dah-reh-see). You can also show the taxi driver your completed online application, which will have the address on it. Assistance and Support Turkey's Residence Permit Helpline Turkey has a national helpline for foreigners called YİMER (Yabancılar İletişim Merkezi), or in English, the Foreigner's Communication Center. You can call this helpline with any questions you have about the residence permit process or about what documents you need, or if a long time has passed (at least 40 days), you can check on your application status. Be sure to have your passport, your application number, and/or your current residence permit with you when you call. You can reach YİMER from any landline or mobile phone in Turkey, for by calling 157. The call is free. If you are calling from another country, call 90 312 157 1122. How-to Articles Here is a collection of articles about the different types of residence permits you can get in Turkey, with instructions to help you get one. Turkey Residence Permits Residence Permits Community Forum Most Turkey Central members have already gone through the whole residence permit process, and are happy to share their experiences with you or give you advice. Chances are, someone has already asked the question you have, so be sure to search the forums first to see if your questions have already been answered. If they haven't, you can open a new topic. Residence Permit Support Forum 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. Note: The information we have about the DGMM office locations comes from the Turkish government. But offices move sometimes. We advise you to go to the DGMM office a day or more before your appointment to make sure it is still there. If it isn't, please help us by letting us know of the new location.
  24. The Directorate General of Migration Management, or DGMM is, in Turkish, called the Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlügü. Most Turks just call it the "Göç İdaresi." Apply Online First You must apply for your residence (residency) permit online, at https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/. At the end of your application, the online system will give you an appointment date (or you will receive one by E-mail or SMS message) for you to bring a signed printout of your application, the required documents, and your passport to the Ağrı branch office of the DGMM. During your appointment, an immigration specialist will go over your application package. If it is approved, he or she will give you a temporary residence permit which will keep you legally in Turkey until your residence permit card is printed and sent to your address by registered mail. How to Get There Besides viewing the map above, you can also click on the "Plan my route" button. This will take you to Google Maps, where you can enter your starting location and submit it for directions and the route you need to take. If you take a taxi, tell the taxi driver "Göç Idaresi" (guhch ee-dah-reh-see). You can also show the taxi driver your completed online application, which will have the address on it. Assistance and Support Turkey's Residence Permit Helpline Turkey has a national helpline for foreigners called YİMER (Yabancılar İletişim Merkezi), or in English, the Foreigner's Communication Center. You can call this helpline with any questions you have about the residence permit process or about what documents you need, or if a long time has passed (at least 40 days), you can check on your application status. Be sure to have your passport, your application number, and/or your current residence permit with you when you call. You can reach YİMER from any landline or mobile phone in Turkey, for by calling 157. The call is free. If you are calling from another country, call 90 312 157 1122. How-to Articles Here is a collection of articles about the different types of residence permits you can get in Turkey, with instructions to help you get one. Turkey Residence Permits Residence Permits Community Forum Most Turkey Central members have already gone through the whole residence permit process, and are happy to share their experiences with you or give you advice. Chances are, someone has already asked the question you have, so be sure to search the forums first to see if your questions have already been answered. If they haven't, you can open a new topic. Residence Permit Support Forum 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. Note: The information we have about the DGMM office locations comes from the Turkish government. But offices move sometimes. We advise you to go to the DGMM office a day or more before your appointment to make sure it is still there. If it isn't, please help us by letting us know of the new location.
  25. The Directorate General of Migration Management, or DGMM is, in Turkish, called the Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlügü. Most Turks just call it the "Göç İdaresi." Apply Online First You must apply for your residence (residency) permit online, at https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/. At the end of your application, the online system will give you an appointment date (or you will receive one by E-mail or SMS message) for you to bring a signed printout of your application, the required documents, and your passport to the Aksaray branch office of the DGMM. During your appointment, an immigration specialist will go over your application package. If it is approved, he or she will give you a temporary residence permit which will keep you legally in Turkey until your residence permit card is printed and sent to your address by registered mail. How to Get There Besides viewing the map above, you can also click on the "Plan my route" button. This will take you to Google Maps, where you can enter your starting location and submit it for directions and the route you need to take. If you take a taxi, tell the taxi driver "Göç Idaresi" (guhch ee-dah-reh-see). You can also show the taxi driver your completed online application, which will have the address on it. Assistance and Support Turkey's Residence Permit Helpline Turkey has a national helpline for foreigners called YİMER (Yabancılar İletişim Merkezi), or in English, the Foreigner's Communication Center. You can call this helpline with any questions you have about the residence permit process or about what documents you need, or if a long time has passed (at least 40 days), you can check on your application status. Be sure to have your passport, your application number, and/or your current residence permit with you when you call. You can reach YİMER from any landline or mobile phone in Turkey, for by calling 157. The call is free. If you are calling from another country, call 90 312 157 1122. How-to Articles Here is a collection of articles about the different types of residence permits you can get in Turkey, with instructions to help you get one. Turkey Residence Permits Residence Permits Community Forum Most Turkey Central members have already gone through the whole residence permit process, and are happy to share their experiences with you or give you advice. Chances are, someone has already asked the question you have, so be sure to search the forums first to see if your questions have already been answered. If they haven't, you can open a new topic. Residence Permit Support Forum 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. Note: The information we have about the DGMM office locations comes from the Turkish government. But offices move sometimes. We advise you to go to the DGMM office a day or more before your appointment to make sure it is still there. If it isn't, please help us by letting us know of the new location.
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