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  1. hi there i would appreciate any help regarding this issue im going to briefly explain . so, me and my girlfriend applied for a short stay residence permit at the same time , after about 70 days mine evaluated positively and just 5 days later my girlfriend also received a message about her application was evaluated positively . so, after about 10 days i received my card at my door . we expected to receive hers in maximum a week after that but now it has been 3 weeks that we didn't receive her card . and when i go to the website it says that it is in printing stage ... so, as we e
  2. COVID-19 Update to Residence Permit Application Process Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all applications are mailed in. Also, you must add a notarized translation of your passport to your application package. To learn more, see: COVID-19 Pandemic: Changes to the Residence Permit Application Process. To learn how the pandemic may affect you, see: COVID-19 Pandemic. 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 On
  3. The Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlüğü (Directorate General of Migration Management, or DGMM) is restricting the extension of short-term residence permits for touristic purposes. If you're living in Turkey as a renter, you're in the "touristic purposes" category. That means your next residence permit may not be approved unless you have a good reason for remaining in Turkey. Whether your reason is a good one will be decided by the immigration officer who interviews you during your next extension application. But the rule doesn't apply to citizens of many countries. Exceptions to the Res
  4. If you want to stay in Turkey for longer than your visa allows, you can use a hotel room as your address when applying for a short-term residence permit. To learn the application process for the short-term residence permit, see A Complete Guide to Applying for a Short-term Residence Permit in Turkey. Short-term Residence Permit Duration You can apply for a residence permit with a duration anywhere between one month and two years. If you're looking for a property to buy or rent, you can apply for a one or two-year residence permit, even though you'll be moving from the hotel
  5. My situation is somewhat complex. My student permit is valid until January 2021. However, I defend my thesis and finished my study. On the other hand, I still have not finished the obligation (clearance process) from the university. I asked from the university and they said that "I checked, you have just an Information technology obligation. Graduation process is continuing. Your graduation date will be 05 June 2020 when the process complete. " I doubt whether I stayed illegally in country! I left Turkey on 30 June 2020. Nobody told me anything in border. I turned back to Turkey on 15 Aug
  6. I am planning to stay in Turkey for an extra six months with a tourist short term residency. My 90 days allowed by my visa runs out on the 5th of December 2018, and I have booked an appointment on the 4th of December in Istanbul. I have applied for my residency permit to begin on the 29th of December, 2018. I want to leave turkey for Christmas period and come back on the 29th of December to begin my residency permit. Does that sound possible first? I have read that they give you a temporary permit in the mean time.. and that will work for living in Turkey until official documents co
  7. Hello, I visited Turkey early this year and bought a house in Istanbul in March. I plan to go back to Turkey in October and I plan to apply for a Real Estate Residence permit. The house is purchased with my name only, but I plan to apply for my whole family (me & wife and two kids). We're very excited to get the permit, but since the house is in my name only. Would be able to make single application for all of us ? Or each family member has to make separate application ? Also I was wondering if it would be possible to apply online before o
  8. Hello readers I want to know if it's possible to change your short term residence permit to student? If yes what documents do I need?
  9. I have an issue some of you might help with. I applied for an extension of my short-term residence permit months ago. When I logged into e-ikamet portal to check my application status, I received the information: Kayıt durumunuz : It has been concluded. It is required to apply to Provincial Directorate of Migration Management I called 157 immediately, and they were not very helpful. Do any of you know what this may mean? My application was “Under Assesment” till today afternoon (I have been checking multiple times a day). I didn’t receive any text message or e-mail from th
  10. Applying today for my gf who is a Thai Citizen and is allowed 30 day visa free entry. I am US Citizen and have 90 days. She has 14 days left on her visa. We would both like to apply for the 1 year RP. A few questions in this regard. 1. After applying online, how long until granted an appointment? 2. Can appointments be made in any city in Turkey or have to be in Ankara? 3. We are renting an AIrbnb, month to month..would that be acceptable? 4. Can I provide financial documentation on her behalf if requested as Airbnb is under both our names? 5. We both have trave
  11. I need to provide police clearance certificate from Turkey. In order to get this certificate, I have to provide identity card that I wonder could be Turkish identity card for foreigner or my own nationality identity card. If it Turkish foreigner identity card " kimlik". Then I will be in the complex situation. Since it was 10 year ago ( 18 years old) I lived in Ankara as Student for only a year ( now I am 28 @_@) and both residence permit and ID card I believe lost ages ago. I hope you guys can give me any advice. In case they need my ID number, how I can I find my number. As I remember I ne
  12. The nufus office shows a different address to the electric office and electric bills not in my name which address is required on the application and rental agreement ?
  13. 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 esl
  14. I saw on a U. The Turkish State Department link that short term residence permits for tourist reasons will be stopped. Anyone else see this?
  15. 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?
  16. After submitting my completed short-term resident permit application online, I was having the hardest time on the website selecting an available date for my interview in Ankara. I called the 157 number (which has been a HUGE help and they answer every question patiently as you complete your application) - and they explained you can not register correctly when using a Mac computer. THEN, it still didn't work for me, and so my fiance tried changing the calendar to Turkish instead of English. THEN and only then did it work. So, wanted to let the community know - even if it says dates are blo
  17. My husband was to the first time residence permit 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 message in 2 working day to come again and get the letter. Unfortunately he got nothing yet. we are planning to leave on the 4th of October. He has 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 thi
  18. 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?.
  19. I hope I can get some answers over here. I'm married with a Turkish citizen so I got a family ikamet (residence permit) but it expired. We are both outside turkey for over a year now. The thing is I want to come back to live in turkey again but my husband has to stay in my country (job). For what I understand he has to be present at the appointment but he can't leave his job just for an interview. So... Would they accept an Skype interview (that way he can be present) so I can keep on applying for a family ikamet. ? Or Can I apply this year as a tourist ikamet and when the comes
  20. This is a tutorial published by the Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlüğü (Directorate General of Migration Management, or DGMM). It shows how to use the residence permit application website at https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/ to apply for a short-term residence permit in Turkey. This video is the first in a short series of step-by-step videos explaining the whole process, so watch this first video to the end and the next one will start automatically.
  21. This is a tutorial published by the Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlüğü (Directorate General of Migration Management, or DGMM). It shows how to use the residence permit application website at https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/ to extend a short-term residence permit in Turkey. This video is the first in a short series of step-by-step videos explaining the whole process, so watch this first video to the end and the next one will start automatically.
  22. Hello everyone It's very urgent and I didn't understand anywhere that children birth certificate also required for short term residence permit Actually I am from Pakistan but as living in KSA from longtime my children birth certificate are issued from Riyadh and still not attested from foreign office. So it could be a big problem for us in Turkey, for getting residence permit or school admission. Thanks
  23. It will be my first time to go to Turkey and I have a tourist visa if ever I want to extend my stay what can I do? can I apply for Short Term Residence Permit? Or is there any other option for me to extend my visa?
  24. Hi. It will be my first time to go to Turkey, if ever I want to extend my stay can I apply for Short Term Residence Permit?
  25. Apologies if these questions have appeared elsewhere: I searched and didn't see anything come up. I'm interested in going to Turkey to study the language, and I've seen reference to a specific visa type for that. I would appreciate if anyone could help me with the following questions: Is the visa to study Turkish considered a "Short Term" visa or "Student" visa? Does this change whether I have to apply online/at a consulate or in person/online? How long is the typical length of this visa, given that the courses will be booked monthly? I have seen that
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