Residence Permit in Turkey

 Acquisition of real estate in Turkey is the basis for obtaining a residence permit.

In addition, a person who owns a real estate can obtain the residence permit for his/her spouse, children under 18 and parents in care.

Documents for registration of residence permit accepts local Immigration service, where there are special departments for work with foreigners - Emniyet Mudurlugu Yabancilar Sube Mudurlugu.


On April 11, 2014  a new law amending the conditions for registration and issuance of residence permits entered into force.

The blue book was abolished, which could be previously obtained for a month up to a year in the local police station. Now, you receive a letter with a plastic card, which is a new residence permit. 

It takes just a day or two to collect all the necessary papers for application. You will need to personally apply to Immigration Department, and after filing in the form, you can enjoy your vacation and stay, as it is not necessary to take the residence permit personally .The postal service will deliver the residence permit to your city directly at the address of residence.

The registration of residence permit at the moment takes about 2 weeks to a  month, however as the system is constantly  improving, it is planned to shorten waiting time to a week.

The validity of the residence permit starts from the date when the documents were submitted to Immigration Department.

There is no need for extension of the residence permit to travel to your country of residence. Every year you will be able to extend the residence permit in Turkey. These changes are especially convenient for those who decided to move to Turkey for permanent residence.


Necessary documents for registration of the residence permit:

1. Application;

2. Passport and a copy of the passport;

3. Bank statement from a Turkish bank on the necessary sum at the rate of $500 per month of residence;

4. The original and a copy of Tapu (ownership certificate); copy of a rental contract

5. The certificate for real estate on the Cadastral Chamber;

6. TC number (Turkish tax number)

7. 4 photos;

8. The international medical insurance for the period of stay in Turkey.















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