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Hello,

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 August 2020 and again officer did not tell me anything. I checked my e devlet and it is written my residence status as open (AÇIK).

By the way, what should I do to apply for turistic visa. Also, my passport has just 7 months for expiring!

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Actually your student residence permit expired on your graduation date. Then you had ten days to leave Turkey or apply for a residence permit. I guess you were lucky! :)

To return to Turkey, you just have to apply for and receive an e-visa. You can do that at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/.

You passport must be valid for at least 60 days beyond your last day of stay in Turkey.

Sorry for the delay on my reply, I just noticed that your question hadn't been answered.

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Ken thank you

I am in Turkey! (also note that for applying for rp you should be in Turkey). Also, for iranians they could be in country for 90 days and no need for visa but then they should apply

would you also please answer my another question? I was graduated at 5'th of june. I exit the country at 30'th of June from ground border. None of the officers told me anything about fee/penalty. I think because of corona they are somewhat flexible. Then I turned back on 15'th of August? I went to goc idaresi to assess my situation. They said that how do you enter the country!?? (because iranian students with valid rp card) could enter Turkey just once and my card is valid till 21.02.2021. However, they took my card and punch it!! I had my other cards in my pocket they never did that before I mean I never went to goc but this time I think it is better to go.

Meanwhile, I have changed my passport and I am waiting for it. I applied with my previous passport but I will send both the  passports which the new one has 5 years of validity. I hope they also consider it

Then they said that you normally have 90 days to apply for rp since you exit and enter the country. The same day they cancelled my rp from system I applied for new rp. I even could not make a transfer application since it did not recognize me! I just apply as a new applicant (even though I have been here for 2 years and 8 months). Please help me

Actually, there is a rule the students have 6 months after graduation to do sth in Turkey I hope they won't reject me:(

So, do you think it will make any problem for me?  By the way I recently understood you can pay the tax online you do not need to go to tax offcie. If you want or give me any specific membership in website I can share it. Nobody knows it:)

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Yes I was lucky.

My question is I went to goc at 31 of August and they cancelled my card and did not return it. They said that it should be cancelled on your graduation time. By the way I entered Turkey on 15 of August. While in GOC on 31 august they said that you are here in 90 days visa exemption. The same day I applied for short term rp. Now my question is if I exit Turkey what happened? I still did not send my documents. How much fine should I pay if any? Also, should I stay outside for more months or I can get back any time I want?

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Nothing will happen if you leave Turkey. People who have residence permits which expire and leave Turkey can return the next day with a visa. But you say you have a visa exemption. Is the visa exemption because of your nationality or because you are a recently-graduated student?

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Because of nationality. As you know in each 180 day you have 90 days visa exemption. I applied for short term resident on 31 august. I still have 50 days.. But, I am somewhat sure that my application will be cancelled if I leave. You know the problem is I applied for a resident permit! So, really no problem?

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If you have a visa exemption as a citizen of a country with which Turkey has such an agreement, then you can leave Turkey and return without having to buy a visa. Even if you weren't, and arrived back in Turkey without an e-visa, you can get a sticker visa at the airport on arrival.

They don't cancel your application if you leave the country. They only cancel it if you don't show up at your appointment. I verified this, in person, talking with an immigration officer at the DGMM.

You must also make sure that you get your documents to the DGMM. This is especially important, because if you fail to get the documents to them, they reject your application. Let me emphasize that. It's not a cancellation, it's a rejection. With a cancellation, you can reapply. With a rejection, you have to wait six months to apply again for the same type of residence permit.

In any case, if I were you, I'd call the helpline at 157 and make sure nothing has changed, and so you can hear it from an immigration specialist.

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Thank you. Now I get it. In Istanbul they just need the documents sent to the GOC no need to presence in goc. They will send a sms and requests us to send the documents in the 20 days period. No specific time/date I meant. So you mean while sending the documents we should be in Turkey right? Or for example they will send sms and give us 20 days and then we can turn back for example in 15'th day and send the documents right?

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What do you mean by don't show up at your appointment? In istanbul, they just sent sms and wants us to send the documents. I am in the 90 days exemption and today its 57 days. Today I got sms and I want to send the documents tomorrow. So after I send, can I leave the Turkey and turn back later? Is there any specific time that I should turn back or not? If the result is positive they just send my card after a few months to my address?

 

Thanks

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What I meant was if you don't go to your appointment. If you don't go to your appointment they'll cancel your application.

Since you still have time on your visa exemption, you can leave Turkey and return. You don't need any travel documents because you have a visa exemption. Your time outside of Turkey doesn't count towards the 90 days, because the 90 days are days in Turkey. When you're not in Turkey, that time stops.

So if you have been in Turkey for 57 days on your visa exemption, you have 33 more days you can be in Turkey.

When you leave Turkey, it doesn't matter how much time you're outside of Turkey. When you return you'll still have 33 more days you can stay in Turkey on your visa exemption.

The only time it would matter is if your visa expires. I'm not talking about when you reach the number of days your visa allows you to be in Turkey, I'm talking about when it reaches its expiration date, which is 180 days after it became active.

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Ken,

In istanbul there is no appointment starting from January. this is my issue. They just send sms and wants us to send the documents. We do not require to go to the goc. So, if I send my documents and leave Turkey they will evaluate my application regardless of my exit, right?

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