How to get residence permit in Turkey

Foreigners who will stay in Turkey longer than the legal visa /visa exemption period are required to obtain a residence permit in Turkey. Residence permit application depends on why the foreigner is in Turkey.

The Residence Permit application is evaluated and finalized by the Central Of The Immigration Office, applicants should know the all process ( How long it will take and what documents will be required) before coming to Turkey.

Residence Permit Types

  • Tourism Purpose,
  • For The Purpose Of Purchasing Real Estate,
  • For Family Reunification,
  • Establish Business Or Commercial Connection,
  • Job Training Programme,
  • Humanitarian Purpose ( Asylum),
  • Educational Purpose,
  • Turkish Language Course,
  • Scientific Research,
  • To Prevent Human Trafficking

Our team has all the necessary knowledge and expertise to support the applicants to find the right type of residence permit they require.

Important Note:

The residence permit application is approved at most up to 60 days before the passport validity date, therefore passport durations should be extended before planning to come to Turkey.  This rule does not apply to the humanitarian and anti-trafficking residence permit application.

General Residence Permit Process;

Residence Permit Online Application

Necessary Documents & Application Submission

Evaluation Period Of The Immigration Office ( Maximum 3 months after the application)

Receiving The Residence Permit Card

Our Services:

Making a preliminary examination for the residence permit application: If it is possible this process should be done while the applicants are outside of Turkey. 

Note: According to the bilateral agreements between governments, there may be some restrictions on entry procedures into Turkey and some special application documents may be requested from outside Turkey. RL Turkey Immigration & Relocation office is going to provide up-to-date information on changes in the immigration laws and regulations.

RL Turkey Immigration & Relocation office will inform the applicants which visa is accepable/suitable for the residence permit application in Turkey.

Determining the interview date: We compare the immigration office system with the applicant’s schedule to determine the convenient date.

Eligibity checking of the application documents: the required documents list will be shared with the applicants , RL Turkey team will provide support at every step of the process.

Making the application at the immigration office: Our team will meet the applicant at the immigration office. ( If applicants give us POA, our lawyer is going to accompany them.)

Government fees will be paid by us and the application file will be prepared.

Follow-up of the application process: Immigration Officers are going to evaluate and conclude the application file in a certain period. RL Turkey team will access the immigration system to check the status of the application.

If needed, our authorized lawyer will submit the additional application documents to the immigration office within determined period.

Obtaining the resinde permit card: The card is sent to the applicant’s registered address, ( As a rule, the applicant or authorized person can get it from the relevant institute.)

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