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List of Districts Not Suitable for
Turkish Residence Permit in 2023

Breaking News: Districts and Neighborhoods will be Closed to Foreigners

The Turkish residence permit applications made for the first time by showing the addresses of Avcilar, Bahcelievler, Bagcilar, Basaksehir, Esenler, Esenyurt, Fatih, Kucukcekmece, Sultangazi and Zeytinburnu districts in Istanbul will be rejected as of 20.10.2022. (All neighborhoods in mentioned districts are closed for residence permit applications).


Except for the residence permit transition applications or extension applications to be made within the legal period to change the type of an active residence permit,

Foreigners who have a preliminary contract for real estate sale before the restriction date and acquire title deed after the restriction date, and foreigners who own their Title deed in the mentioned district before the restriction date and apply for a residence permit for the first time after the restriction date (for real estate purposes),

Applications of foreigners within the scope of subparagraph 31/1 (j) of Law No. 6458 (for investment purposes) and their family members defined in the said Law,

Residence permit applications of students registered at universities, institutes and schools located in the counted districts,

Applications of foreigners who receive in-patient treatment and give their hospital address as their residence address,

All the other types of residence permit applications will be rejected at the mentioned district as of 20.10.2022.



1,169 Districts and Neighborhoods will be Closed to Foreigners


As of July 1, 2022, 1,169 neighborhoods are closed to foreigners who want to get Turkish residence permits of which 162 of them are Istanbul neighborhoods. 


Considering the density of foreigners in various regions of Turkey, the Turkish Ministry previously closed 781 neighborhoods in certain provinces for Temporary protection registration, international protection registration, residence permit, temporary protection or international protection and the process of changing the province of residence of foreigners, within the scope of residence permit, except for newborn and nuclear family reunification.


As of July 1, 2022, the number of districts and neighborhoods not suitable for a Turkish residence permit has increased to 1,169.  


List of Istanbul Districts and Neighborhoods Not Suitable for Residence Permit 


Istanbul Districts Istanbul Neighborhoods
Avcilar Denizkoskler Neighborhood
Avcilar Merkez Neighborhood
Avcilar Gumuspala Neighborhood
Bahcelievler Sirinevler Neighborhood
Basaksehir Ikitelli osb Neighborhood
Basaksehir Ziya Gokalp Neighborhood
Besiktas Yildiz Neighborhood
Beylikduzu Beylikduzuosb Neighborhood
Beyoglu Kocatepe  Neighborhood
Beyoglu Sehit Muhtar  Neighborhood
Beyoglu Bulbul  Neighborhood
Beyoglu Cukur  Neighborhood
Beyoglu Kamer Hatun  Neighborhood
Beyoglu Kalyoncu Kullugu Neighborhood
Beyoglu Yenisehir  Neighborhood
Beyoglu Katipmustafa Celebi Neighborhood
Beyoglu Bostan  Neighborhood
Beyoglu Asmali mescit  Neighborhood
Esenyurt Koza Neighborhood
Esenyurt Yesilkent Neighborhood
Esenyurt Zafer Neighborhood
Esenyurt Piri Reis Neighborhood
Esenyurt Gokevler Neighborhood
Esenyurt Akevler Neighborhood
Esenyurt Sultaniye Neighborhood
Esenyurt Baglarcesme Neighborhood
Fatih Mimar Kemalettin Neighborhood
Fatih Mesihpasa Neighborhood
Fatih Sarac Ishak Neighborhood
Fatih Muhsine Hatun Neighborhood
Fatih Balabanaga Neighborhood
Fatih Mimar Hayrettin Neighborhood
Fatih Nisanca Neighborhood
Fatih Kemalpasa Neighborhood
Fatih Katip Kasim Neighborhood
Fatih Iskenderpasa Neighborhood
Fatih Molla Gurani Neighborhood
Fatih Molla Husrev Neighborhood
Fatih Aksemsettin Neighborhood
Kucukcekmece Besyol Neighborhood
Kucukcekmece Kucukcekmece Ikitelliosb Neighborhood
Kucukcekmece Mehmet Akif Neighborhood
Sariyer Maslak Neighborhood
Sile Mesrutiyet Neighborhood
Sisli Inonu Neighborhood
Sisli Ergenekon Neighborhood
Sisli Mecidiyekoy Neighborhood
Sisli Cumhuriyet Neighborhood
Tuzla Aydinli-kosb Neighborhood
Umraniye Dudullu osb Neighborhood
Zeytinburnu Maltepe Neighborhood
Zeytinburnu Yenidogan Neighborhood
Zeytinburnu Nuripasa Neighborhood

Yesiltepe Neighborhood

Source: https://www.goc.gov.tr/

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