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Residence Permits

Guides to the kinds of residence permit you can get in Turkey, and how to apply for one.

Subcategories

  1. Family Residence Permits

    Learn about Turkey's family residence permit, available to the spouse, children, or other dependents of a Turkish citizen or legal resident.
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    articles
  2. Health Insurance for Your Residence Permit

    Learn about the health insurance requirement for residency in Turkey, including minimum coverage requirements and how to insure yourself.
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    articles
  3. Long-Term Residence Permits

    Learn about the long-term residence permit which enables you to live in Turkey indefinitely.
    6
    articles
  4. Short-Term Residence Permits

    Learn the requirements, documentation, and process involved in getting a short-term residence permit to live in Turkey.
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    articles
  5. Student Residence Permits

    Learn about how to get a student residence permit to study or attend a university in Turkey.
    2
    articles

47 articles in this category

  1. An Introduction to Residence Permits

    Learn how to get a residence permit, so you can live in Turkey.

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  2. Frequently Asked Questions about Residence Permits

    Here are the most frequently-asked questions about getting a residence permit in Turkey, with their answers. We have compiled them from official documentation from the Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM), from interviews with immigration specialists at the DGMM, and from the actual experiences of foreign residents of Turkey who have recently gone through the process.

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  3. Directorate General of Migration Management Local Contact Information

    The addresses and contact information for all regional offices of the Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlüğü (Directorate General of Migration management, or DGMM) in Turkey.

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  4. Durations of Turkey Residence Permits

    Learn the durations of the various types of residence permits available in Turkey.

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  5. Important Notes About Residence Permits

    The "must know" facts about applying for, or extending, your residence permit in Turkey.

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  6. Lost or Stolen Residence Permits

    Learn what to do if your residence permit is lost or stolen.

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  7. Missing Documents

    Here's what you have to do if your residence permit application package lacks a necessary document.

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  8. Proving You Can Support Yourself Financially

    One of the main requirements for getting a residence permit in Turkey is proving you have enough money to live on. This article explains how to do it.

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  9. Proving You Have a Residence

    Learn how to prove your address, with documentation, during the application process for your Turkish residence permit.

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  10. Reporting Your Address and Changes of Address

    Learn how to officially register and change your address in Turkey.

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    • 685 views
  11. Residence Permit Fees

    Learn about the current residence permit fees for Turkey.

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    • 499 views
  12. Residence Permits for Children

    Learn the rules regarding residence permits for foreign children in Turkey.

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  13. Residence Permits with Someone Else's Address

    What to do if you want to get a residence permit in Turkey, while staying at someone's house.

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  14. The "Deposit Stamp Tax" For Rental Contracts Over One Year Old

    What to do when your local noter (notary) won't notarize your rental contract unless you first pay a damga vergi (stamp tax) for the deposit you gave to your landlord more than one year ago.

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  15. The 120-Day (For Short-term Residence Permits) and the 180-day Rule (For Family Residence Permits) Have Been Annulled

    The 120-day rule for short-term residence permits, and the 180-day rule for family residence permits, which limited the amount of time you could be outside of Turkey in one year, have both been annulled. There is no no limit to the amount of time you can be outside of Turkey, and your residence permits will simply expire on their printed expiration date.

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  16. What Happens After You Apply for Your Residence Permit

    Learn what happens after you successfully submit your application for a residence permit in Turkey.

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    • 473 views
  17. Your Turkish Identity (Kimlik) Number

    Learn about the Turkish identity number and how to get one.

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