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How many Types of
Turkish Residence Permit?

 

Residence permit in Turkey is no single type, it varies according to the purpose of residency. You can find information about the types of residence permit below.

 

 

SHORT TERM RESIDENCE PERMIT

Who Can Get Short Term Residence Permit?

1. Foreigners who will come for scientific research,

2. The foreigners who ows propertyin Turkey

3. Foreigners who will establish commercial connections or business,

4. Foreigners who will participate in the in-service training program,

5. Foreigners who come within the scope of agreements which the Republic of Turkey is side of it or for educational or similar purposes in the framework of student exchange programs,

6. Foreigners staying for tourism purposes,

7. Foreigners who will be treated (provided that they do not carry one of the diseases that are considered as a threat to public health),

8. Foreigners that need to stay in Turkey depending on the demand or the decision of the judicial or administrative authorities,

9. Foreigners who will be transferred to short term residence permit in case the lost of their family residence permit conditions,

10. Foreigners who will attend Turkish learning courses,

11. Foreigners who will participate to education, research, internships and courses in Turkey through public institutions,

12. Foreigners who completed their higher education in Turkey and also applied in six months after graduation,

13. Foreigners that not working in Turkey but who will invest in scope and amount to be specified by the Council of Ministers, and also their foreign spouse, himself/herself and his/her spouse's non-adult or dependent foreign child,

14. Foreigners who are citizens of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

 

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What is the Short Term Residence Permit Period?

Short-term residence permits can be issued for a maximum of one year each time, except for foreigners who are ranked 13th and 14th above.

 

FAMILY RESIDENCE PERMIT

Who Can Get Family Residence Permit?

A family residence permit can be issued for the relatives of Turkish citizens who are covered by Article 28 of Law No. 5901 or relatives of  foreigners who have any residence permit and refugees and relatives of secondary protection status holders.

a) To foreign spouse,

b) To the adult foreign child of himself or his wife,

c) To the dependent foreign child of himself or his wife,

* In case the foreigner who requests family residence permit has more than one spouse, only one of the spouses can have a family residence permit. However, all children of the foreigner may be given a family residence permit.

* In the requests of family residence permit for the children, there should be consent of the mother or father who has common custody outside of our country.

* If there is a family residence permit, the right to education up to the age of eighteen is provided in primary and secondary education institutions without obtaining a student residence permit.

 

What is Family Residence Permit Period?

- The family residence permit can be issued up to two years each time.

- The duration of the family residence permit can in no way exceed the duration of the suppoter's residence permit.

NOTE: Who is the supporter? The supporter can be a foreigner who has one of the residence permits in Turkey or refugee or subsidiary protection status, or can be a Turkish citizen.

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STUDENT RESIDENCE PERMIT

 

Who Can Get Student Residence Permit?

 

 

Student Residence Permit can be issued to the foreigners listed below.

- Foreigners who will have primary and secondary education without a family residence permit 

(Foreigners who will be educated at the primary and secondary education level with a family residence permit can continue their education until the age of 18 without obtaining a residence permit. However, students who have completed the age of 18 and are still continuing their education at secondary level must obtain a residence permit.),

- Foreigners who will study at the levels of associate, bachelor's, master's, doctorate, Medical Specialty Education, Dental Specialty Education in a higher education institution in our country.

Student residence permit only gives the student's spouse and children the right to be supportive in family residence permit applications. It does not provide any right to other relatives to obtain a residence permit.

 

What is the Student Residence Permit Period?

* If the foreign student's education period is less than one year, the student residence permit duration cannot exceed the education period.

* To foreigners coming through the public institutions and organizations  and study in Turkey, residence permit can be granted throughout their education.


* Foreigners who will get primary and secondary education, whose care and expenses are undertaken by a real or legal person, can be granted and extended a student residence permit for one year during their education (with the consent of their parents or legal representatives).

 

LONG TERM (INDEFINITE) RESIDENCE PERMIT

Who Can Get Long Term Residence Permit?

- Long-term residence permit can be arranged with the approval of the Ministry to the foreigners who stayed in Turkey with at least eight years of continuous residence permit or to foreigners meets with the conditions of Migration Policy Board.

Within one year,  if you have been outside of Turkey for more than 6 months or if you have been abroad for more than 12 months in total, (except for health or education purposes), in the past 5 years, they are classified as “deductions”.

The 8-year process begins after "interruption".

 

Long Term Residence Permit Conditions;

• You must have lived continuously for at least eight years with a residence permit in Turkey.
• You should have not been received any assistance from the Government in the past 3 years.
• You must have monthly income that will be enough for you and continue to live your life.
• You must have a valid health insurance.
• You should not be a pose any threat to society and public safety.

- Refugees, conditional refugees and holders of secondary protection status and humanitarian residence permits and those who are provided with temporary protection are not allowed to use right of transmission to long-term residence permit.

 

What is the Long Term Residence Permit Period?

* Long Term residence permit is issued indefinitely.

 

 

 

Turkish Residence Permit  Conditions and Application Documents

What is the Short Term Residence Permit Period?

Short-term residence permits can be issued for a maximum of two years each time, except for foreigners who are ranked 13th and 14th above.

 

What are Application Documents for Short Term Residence Permit?

* Residence Permit Application Form

* Original and photocopy of the passport or replacement document

* 4 photos (Family photo, selfie, out-of-date or black-and-white photos that make it difficult to be recognized are invalid.)

* Statement of having sufficient and regular financial means within the time to stay

* Valid health insurance (Insurance period must cover the period of residence permit required.)

NOTE: ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS CAN BE REQUESTED ACCORDING TO THE RESIDENCY REASON.

 

What is Family Residence Permit Period?

 

 

- The family residence permit can be issued up to three years each time.

- The duration of the family residence permit can in no way exceed the duration of the suppoter's residence permit.

NOTE: Who is the supporter? The supporter can be a foreigner who has one of the residence permits in Turkey or refugee or subsidiary protection status, or can be a Turkish citizen.

 

What are the Application Documents for Family Residence Permit?

From Him/Herself;

* Residence Permit Application Form

* Original and photocopy of the passport or replacement document

* 4 photos

* Original and photocopy of the passport or replacement document

* Original and photocopy of the identity card (if Turkish citizen)

* Original and photocopy of the residence / work permit document, if it has a blue card, the identity document of refugee or secondary protection status holder (if not Turkish citizen)

* Approved, e-signed / signed document indicating that sufficient and regular material possession is available during the stay

* Valid health insurance covering all family members (Insurance period must cover the period of residence permit required.)

* Criminal record

* Document showing that it is registered to the Address Registration System

 

From Supportive; (should be ready during application)

* Original and photocopy of the passport or replacement document

* Original and photocopy of the identity card (if Turkish citizen)

* Original and photocopy of the residence / work permit document, if it has a blue card, the identity document of refugee or secondary protection status holder (if not Turkish citizen)

* Approved, e-signed / signed document indicating that sufficient and regular material possession is available during the residency

* Valid health insurance covering all family members (Insurance period must cover the period of residence permit required.)

* Criminal record

* Document showing that it is registered to the Address Registration System

 

What is the Student Residence Permit Period?

* If the foreign student's education period is less than one year, the student residence permit duration cannot exceed the education period.

* To foreigners coming through the public institutions and organizations and study in Turkey, residence permit can be granted throughout their education.

* Foreigners who will get primary and secondary education, whose care and expenses are undertaken by a real or legal person, can be granted and extended a student residence permit for one year during their education (with the consent of their parents or legal representatives).

 

What are the Application Documents fo Student Residence Permit ?

* Residence Permit Application Form

* Original and photocopy of the passport or replacement document

* 4 photos

* Statement of having sufficient and regular financial means within the time to stay

* Valid health insurance (Insurance period must cover the period of residence permit required.)

* Student certificate indicating that the student rights are actively used (e-signed / signed and sealed / stamped document) Long Term Residence Permit Conditions;

• You must have lived continuously for at least eight years with a residence permit in Turkey.

• You should have not been received any assistance from the Government in the past 3 years.

• You must have monthly income that will be enough for you and continue to live your life.

• You must have a valid health insurance.

• You should not be a pose any threat to society and public safety.

- Refugees, conditional refugees and holders of secondary protection status and humanitarian residence permits and those who are provided with temporary protection are not allowed to use right of transmission to long-term residence permit.

 

What is the Long Term Residence Permit Period?

* Long Term residence permit is issued indefinitely.

What are the Rights of Long-Term Residence Permit for Foreigners?

Foreigners holding a long-term residence permit;

* Are exempt from military obligation.

* Without prejudice to their rights regarding social security, they can benefit the rights granted to Turkish citizens (except in cases regulated by special laws).

* Travel in Turkey, work, business, heritage, housing, investment, securities and real estate transactions related to the purchase is carried out according to the legislation applied to Turkish nationals.

* They cannot take benefit of right to elect and be elected.

* They cannot enter public duties.

* They cannot import vehicles within the scope of exemption.

 

What are the Application Documents for Long Term (Indefinite) Residence Permit ?

* Residence Permit Application Form

* Original and photocopy of the passport or a replacement document valid for at least 6 months

* 4 photos

* Photocopies of previous residence permits (submission of originals, if any)

* Original copy of e-signed / signed and stamped / sealed document showing that no social assistance has been received in the last three years.

* Approved, e-signed / signed document indicating that sufficient and regular material possession is available during the residency

* Criminal record

* Document showing that it is registered to the Address Registration System

* Valid health insurance (Insurance period must cover the period of residence permit required.)

 

What is Humanitarian Residence Permit Period?

Humanitarian residence permit is issued by the Governorships with the approval of the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management. Extension of the residence permit can also be made by this institution. 

Humanitarian residence permit is issued for a maximum of one year.

 

What are Application Documents for Humanitarian Permission?

Since the humanitarian residence permit is a special residence permit, its application must be done directly to the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management. Necessary documents can be obtained from this institution.

 

What is the Victims of Trafficking Residence Permit Period?

A residence permit for human trafficking is issued by the Governorships for a period of thirty days. Residence permits for victims of trafficking can be extended for a maximum of six months, but these periods cannot exceed three years in total.

 

What are the Application Documents of Victims of Trafficking Residence Permit?

Victim for human trafficking is a special residence permit. Documents requested in other residence permit applications are not requested.

 

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