Touristic Residence Permit

According to the bilateral agreements between governments, foreigners may come to Turkey with a visa / electronic visa or without a visa. Visa types are related to the purpose of the applicants’ visit to Turkey.

Electronic Visas allow foreigners to enter Turkey for touristic purposes directly.

You can see which foreigners can come to Turkey with an Electronic Visa at the link below.

Other foreigners coming to Turkey for touristic purposes must obtain a touristic visa from the Turkish Consulate in their home country. The validity period of  the visa and approval process will be evaluated and finalized by the consulate and the ministry, Therefore the required documents should be prepared in full and professional manner.

We contact the Turkish Embassies or Consulates in relevant countries to obtain this visa on behalf of the applicant.  We provide 24/7 support with our team.

Following countries are eligible for the e-visa provided that they meet required criteria.  Please click to check the information


AfghanistanEquatorial GuineaNepal
Antigua and BarbudaEthiopiaNigeria
BangladeshGreek . Southern CyprusPortugal
BelgiumGuineaSaint Lucia
BeninGuinea-BissauSaint Vincent and the Gr.
BermudaHaitiSão Tomé and Príncipe
BhutanHong Kong (BN(O))Saudi Arabia
Burkina FasoIraqSierra Leone
BurundiJamaicaSolomon Islands
CameroonKuwaitSouth Africa
Cape VerdeLesothoSri Lanka
Central African RepublicLiberiaSudan
Congo, Republic of theMalawiTanzania
Congo, the Democratic Repub.MaldivesTogo
Côte d’IvoireMaliU.S.A
DjiboutiMauritaniaUnited Arab Emirates
Dominican RepublicMexicoVietnam
East TimorMozambiqueYemen

If the foreigners want to extend the validity period of the visa, they should apply for a touristic residence permit at the district or central immigration office where they reside.

The Immigration authority evaluates the touristic residence permit application request  according to the validity and suitability of the application documents.

Note: Touristic residence permit is issued maximum for two-year period each time. A short-term touristic residence permit does not give the right to work.

General Procedures

Examination of the preliminary documents

Determination of the application eligibility

Preparation of the necessary documents

Making an appointment at the relevant immigration office

Submitting the application file to the immigration office

Applications are evaluated positively or negatively within 90 days after the appointment

Residence permit card is sent to the applicant’s address informed during the application

The official link of the Immigration office:

The conditions ;

  • Having a general health insurance
  • To provide supporting documents with the reason for stay in Turkey
  • None-criminal record of the applicant
  • Address information ( with the official document such as a rental contract)
  • Legal entrance to Turkey with the relevant visa or visa exemption

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 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 , We 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. Our 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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