Is there a sanction unless I go to the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management on my appointment?
Your application will not be processed. If your legal period is in progress, you can make a new appointment and join your appointment. If your legal period has expired and you have applied for the first time, you are subject to a violation of the visa and if your legal period has expired and you have applied for an extension application you are subject to a violation of the residence permit.
If the food and accommodation expenses are met by public institutions during the application for residence permit what should I do?
You need to submit the documents of your residing in our country to the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management through the relevant public institution.
I went to abroad when it was valid. Can I apply for the residence permit in abroad?
Residence permit applications are not yet received from abroad. Foreigners, whose residence permit has been expired within the period of his/her residency abroad, will be able to apply for residence permit electronically after entering our country according to the visa regime between the two countries. It may also be made by a legal representative of a foreigner or by his/her attorny. However, in this case, according to Article 97 of Law No. 6458, the foreigner may be asked to be present on the appointment day.
Do I need to get a family residence permit for my child?
In case of meeting the conditions, the sponsor shall have the right to apply for the residence permit for himself or his spouse or for the dependent child of the spouse or his / her spouse, even if he /she is over the age of 18. If the conditions of family residence permit are not met, they can apply for a different residence permit. Evaluation is made by the Migration Management.
I made a visa/residence permit violation. If I pay a fine, how much will it cost?
In case of violation, the amount of the penalty is required. Since the tuition amount is determined within the framework of the agreements with the countries, it differs in terms of each country. There is also a difference in terms of the duration of the violation, nationality and age. Penalty can be informed at the border gates when you exit from our country.
How much money should I have in the bank to have a residence permit?
The foreigner's declaration is sufficient unless any document is requested for the short-term and student residence permits by the administration. For family residence permit applications, the total income of the supporter must not be less than the minimum wage and their income must be one-third of minimum wage per person. Long-term residence permit requires an adequate and regular income. In determining a sufficient and regular income, your income may be accepted if it is equal to the monthly minimum wage, or if you have an income-generating property, money in the bank to secure your livelihood in our country.
I have changed the address of my current residence permit, what should I do? If this address is a different province, will my residence permit be canceled?
The foreigners, who are willing to change their address within the duration of the residence permit in another city and applying for a new residence permit in that city where they have moved, need to notify the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management within 20 labor days. In this process, a new residence permit is issued if the type of residence permit does not change, but the period paid is not subject to the fee. If your have moved your address to another address within the boundaries of your province, it is enough to notify the new Provincal Migration Management within 20 labor days. In this case, a new residence permit card will not be issued and you can continue to stay in our country with your existing residence permit.
How long is a short term residence permit granted?
As a rule, short term residence permit can be issued for a maximum of two years. The determination of residence permit duration is at the discretion of the administration. Also,the short-term residence permit in Turkey can be issued to the foreigner and foreigner's spouse, their minor and dependet foreign children, who are not employed in Turkey but who will invest within the scope and amount to be determined by the Council of Ministers and to citizens of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus for five years.
Is there a separate type of residence permit for those who live in yacht ?
There is no such a type of residence permit. You can apply for a short term residence permit(people who will stay with tourism purpose).
Is it possible to go abroad during the 90-day evaluation process?
Residence permit application form is being issued for foreigners, who applied for the first time application on the appointment day, by the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management. The application document, for extension applications, is automatically arranged by the system. This document must be approved by the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management. This application form and approved samples of fee receipts provide multiple exit-entry right for each person on condition that you return within 15 days.
Can two foreigners, who are married, get a family residence permit?
In case two foreigners,who want to apply for the family residence permit(the foreigner who has at least one year residence permit or work permit in our country), since foreigners should be supportive of one another, these foreigners cannot be granted a residence permit at the same time. However, foreigner, who meets condition of being a sponsor, can be the sponsor.
While the insurance information is entered on the e-residency application form, it asks for insurance information although it is not obligatory to have insurance for under 18 and over 65 years. How should this field be filled? 'Under 18 and above 65'' option must be selected for the short-term and student residence permits on the e-residence system. Sponsor needs to have a valid health insurance covering all family members for th family residence permit. Foreigners, who are under the age of 18 and not have a property holding or an income from their parents, do not have any opportunity to to have a long-term residence permit. Foreigners, who are over age of 65, are required to provide proof that they cannot be insured for long term residence permits.
'Under 18 and above 65'' option must be selected for the short-term and student residence permits on the e-residence system. Sponsor needs to have a valid health insurance covering all family members for th family residence permit. Foreigners, who are under the age of 18 and not have a property holding or an income from their parents, do not have any opportunity to to have a long-term residence permit. Foreigners, who are over age of 65, are required to provide proof that they cannot be insured for long term residence permits.
I signed up for Turkish learning course. How are the residence permit procedures?
If you enroll in a Turkish course directly, you can get a short term residence permit only if you have arrived in our country with a Turkish language course visa. However, this residence permit can only be given twice. If you register to the university and are directed to TÖMER by your university, Student Residence Permit is issued until the beginning of the next education period if you proof your situation. Students, who come to our country to receive a visa for education but not register for the Turkish course and directed to the Turkish language course, are allowed to have a short term residence permit.
What is the procedure for having a residence permit for primary and secondary education?
Foreign children, who are staying with a family residence permit, can benefit from the right to education in our country. These foreigners also do not need to have any other residence permit. In all cases, a certificate of consent, birth certificate and contract of commitment are requested for the applications for residence permit for children who are under the age of 18 and will not be with their parents and will receive a student residence permit. However, foreigners, who are going to study at primary and secondary schools, are required to have a visa which meets their purpose of visit. On the other hand, the residence permit is organized with a one-year period to those under the scope of the school year from the beginning of the academic year until the beginning of the next academic year.
I studied at "X University" for 2 years. Then I was accepted and made undergraduate transfer to the "Y University". What is the procedure that I should follow?
In case of change of faculty or department in the same educational institution and the change of the educational institution in the same province, the existing residence permit shall remain valid provided that the student is not interrupted and notified in time. These foreigners should notify the Directorate of Migration Management about the change of department/faculty/school within 20 labor days. If the residence permit time is shorter than the duration of the study, it will be extended until the end of the study period. In the case of continuing education in a different province, the residence permit shall be issued again and would be given until the new education period.
When should I pay for the residence and card fee?
Resicence Permit fees and card fees must be paid before the date of appointment in the applications for the residence permit first time, transfer application and the extension applications which is directed to the appointment by the system. If the system does not direct to make an appointment for extention applications, the fees must be paid before being posted.
I applied for the residence permit, do I have to pay to make an appointment?
No, applications are made via the website and the appointment has to be made online. There is no charge for an appointment. You can make an appointment free of charge.
Can I apply for the residence permit through individuals or firms?
The Directorate General of Migration Management does not have any conncection with the third parties or institutions. Please do not rely the people who demand money with the promise of getting a residence permit. Sharing the personal information with third parties or institutions are at foreigners’ own responsibility.
Can I get a residence permit with my family onreal estate?
In case of family members having common or joint ownership rights on the real estate, family members may also apply for the residence permit within the scope of this paragraph.
How long will the residence permit applications take to be resulted?
In case of family members having common or joint ownership rights on the real estate, family members may also apply for the residence permit within the scope of this paragraph.
Can I apply for the residence permit with expired passport?
Foreigners, who will apply for residence permit, are required to have a passport or passport substitute document with the validity of sixty days longer than the period of residence permit. Therefore, an application for a residence permit cannot be made with the expired passport.
Is it necessary to notify in case of a passport change?
Foreigners, who change their passport must be notified to the governorship (Migration Management) within 20 working days if their name and last names are changed. Unless there is a change for name and last name, there is no need to notify.
Are e-government documents valid for applications for residence permit?
Documents which express "The official documents that can be used in official institutions" will be accepted by e-government.
What is the duration of the residence permit issued to the citizens of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus?
Law No. 6458 Pursuant to Article 31 of the Law on the Protection of International Protection and Foreigners, citizens of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus can obtain the residence permit for five years.
Is it possible for foreigners, who apply for the residence permit but not to have a residence permit card, to go out from the country?
"Foreigners, who will leave for a short-term from Turkey and return without waiting for the issuance of a residence permit after applying for it, provided that the residence permit is within the legal duration and the fee receipts(except in the document where they are exempt from fees) are submitted, can leave from border gates with the application form without any violation fee. If they return within fifteen (15) days, they will be able to enter the country without obtaining a visa, even if they are subjected to visa of the countries they have the citizenship of it. The application form provides multiple exit and entry right for more than per each 15 days.
Is it considered to have violated a visa or residence permit when the foreigner is in detention?
Those who remain in prison as a prisoner or convict after the procedure has not been deemed to have violated a visa or residence permit. If there is a violation of visa or residence permit before the procedure is established, the proceedings shall be made in accordance with the general provisions for the periods of violation and the residence permits shall be canceled.
For how long does it take for foreigners, who enter to Turkey with a conditional entry, to apply for residence permit?
If you enter with a conditional entry to the country, you must apply for the residence permit in the e-residency tab at www.goc.gov.tr within 10 days.
How to get a residence permit?
After making an online application via e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr, it is necessary to attend the appointment with the required documents. After the application is evaluated positively by the relevant Migration Management, the person's residence permit card would be delivered to the address which is indicated.
What should be done if the residence permit card is lost or stolen?
The residence permit certificate shall be rearranged if the residence permit card is lost, stolen, defective or frayed. If it is lost, stolen or frayed, the whole residence permit card fee shall be paid but half of the fee as residence permit fee would be paid. The report, which shows the residence permit card is lost, should be made through the police station. Then, with the report, which shows the residence permit card is lost, the biometric photo and the document, which is indicating that the address is registered to the address system, should be applied to the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management in the city of residence. As there may be differences in the implementation of all provinces, it may be requested in different documents except those documents.
How should we proceed in order to have a residence permit of foreigner babies who were born in Turkey?
Foreign children, who were born in Turkey, can stay in Turkey with birth certificates until their travel document is issued and made an application for residence permit depending on the validity of their parents residence permits. Birth certificate itself does not give the right to enter and exit from Turkey. For these children, it is compulsory to obtain a residence permit within one hundred and eighty days. The residence permit is issued to be valid from the date of birth of the child.
How long should my passport period be to apply for a residence permit?
You must have a passport at least 60 days longer than the requested time or a passport substitute document.
What can I do if I get the passport matching error?
"It is essential to choose the correct type of your passport (private, ordinary, diplomatic passport etc.) used for entry Turkey and put its other requested information on the Travel Document Page. Unless it is a passport acquired as a result of a special situation, ordinary passport must be checked. On the field for passport or travel document, you must enter your passport information which you entered Turkey. In cases where the travel document that has been used for the entry is lost, expired or renewed without exiting the country, it is essential to use your last travel document with which you entered the country. In addition you must use your new passport's validity date. If you have dual citizenship, the system will only recognize one of your passports, which is your last passport that you have used to enter Turkey. The ones among the newborns that have no entry/exit records on their passports, have to apply to the Migration Management. If no match warning message still shows up one-residency page and even if you have applied the previous instructions above, all variations should be tried with letters, without letters and leaving a space between numbers and letters. There is MRZ section on the personal info page of your passport. Please check your passport number on it and type the same passport number written on the MRZ section. If your passport is written in this number, you need to enter the datas in the same way. Foreigners, who have entered Turkey before 2007 and have no entry-exit after this date, should apply to the related Directorate of Provincial Directorate of Migration Management. The foreigners who have entered with their national ID card and who have their passports with themselves, have to apply to the Migration Management. The foreigners whose nationality is stateless on the entry records, or who have entered Turkey with Refugee Travel Document, have to apply to the Migration Management. The foreigners who receives no match warning message on the e-residency system because of the absence of the countries' name such as South Sudan, Democratic Congo and Taiwan or appearing with a different name, have to apply to the Migration Management.
What can I do if I get the insurance matching error?
"In this case, first of all you need to contact with your insurance company to get information about your policy number/insurance company name/renewal of insurance number/starting and ending date of the insurance during the application. In addition, if there is no renewal number in your insurance policy and foreigner has got the insurance from the insurance company for the first time, the renewal number is ""0 (zero)"" , ""1"" for the second time, ""2"" for third time. And also, for the insurance information, data entries should be tried with numbers, not letters. You should contact your insurance company for detailed information.
What is apostille?
Apostille is a document approval system which enables the validity of a document and which is used legally in another country.
Where can I get apostille?
If you are a citizen of the country who is a party to the Apostille agreement, you are required request the authorities from the country where you received the document. You should consult with your consulate if you are in Turkey. (List of parties to the Apostil Agreement is on the website of the Ministry of Justice.)
Does a document, which is apostilled, also need to be approved?
In order to be used at Turkish institutions, the sworn Turkish translation must be approved by a notary public.