Residence Permit in Turkey

work permit

Residence permit is the official document issued by the Turkish Immigration Authority for the foreigners who wants to stay and reside in Turkey.
Personal application to the Immigration Service is mandatory for a residence permit  The foreigner must provide official document for the residence address and also health insurance. Health insurance can be private health insurance or social security provision certificate for the ages between 18-65.

Types of Residence Permit

  • SHORT TERM RESIDENCE
    For touristic purpose, property owner etc
  • FAMILY RESIDENCE PERMIT
    Those whose spouse is a citizen of the Republic of Turkey or has a work permit
  • STUDENT RESIDENCE PERMIT
    For foreigners studying at associate degree or higher
  • LONG TERM RESIDENCE
    For the foreigners who has been residing in Turkey at least 8 years


Required Documents For Residence Permit

Documents required for residence permit vary according to application type;

Documents For Short Term Residence

Most common types of short term residence are touristic purpose, guest residence permit and residence permit for property owners.

Touristic

Guest

Property Owner

Application form Application form Application form
Health insurance Health insurance Health insurance
Rental contract Guest letter from notary Title deed
4 biometric photos Host’s documents 4 biometric photos
Copy of passport 4 biometric photos Copy of passport
Copy of passport

Documents For Family Residence

If Spouse is Turkish If Spouse is foreigner
Application form Application form
Passport copy Passport copy of both
Marriage certificate Translated marriage certificate with appostille (or approved by embassy)
ID copy of spouse Income document of spouse
Income document of spouse Health insurance or social security proof
Criminal record of spouse 4 biometric photos of each person
Health insurance or social security proof
4 biometric photos of each person

Residence permit