Resident permit in Turkey

Do you love Turkey, and would you like to turn it into your own home? You need to apply for the Residence Permit. These are Turkey Homes best suggestions and guidelines for the application process for a residence permit. The local offices in Turkey can help you through the application procedure.

What permits?

Long-Term Residence Permit appropriate for any person who has eight years of continuous residence on the Turkish residence permit, but no more than 120 days during any 12-month time frame outside of the Country.
Short-Term Permits are valid for 2 years, and passports have to have validity for the period of the permit being applied for and for 60 consecutive days. (120 days in Turkey within a 12-month ruling was revoked
Family Resident Permits are granted for up to three years maximum duration, and there is no limitation on the number of kids (under 18 years old) that can be allowed to apply for the family residence permit and passports must remain valid throughout the length of the permit being applied for in addition to 60 calendar days. (180 days outside of Turkey within any twelve-month ruling revoked)
The Student Resident Permit can be obtained for up to 12 months. It can only be granted with an authorization letter signed by the parent or legal guardian.

Does it allow me to expand?

Firstly, visit the website to find out what sort of extension will apply to you. You are able to request an extension by applying for an extension by the “Application for Extension” option. You will need to mail the necessary applications or go to the Ikamet office in your area. Ikamet office if you are Ikamet in your area.

What kind of documents do I require?

An active, valid tourist or residency visa or permit.
Your passport is valid for the period of the permit you applied for, plus 60 days during the period, and copies in colour of the most current entry visa page and the main page of passport information.
At a minimum, six (Best to have more) colour passport-sized photographs in line with Biometric dimensions.
Health insurance is mandatory for all applicants less than 65 years old.
Address proof in Turkey is available from the municipal government Nufus office.
Suppose you are applying for a Family Permit. In that case, You will require an official marriage certificate that can prove adequate and sustainable resources to last the time of the permit you are applying for and a valid health insurance policy covering everyone in the family who is less than 65 years old.

What is the procedure?

Visit the E-Ikamet website and fill in the online application form.
The first step is to select the “Application for Extension’ tab if you are applying to renew an expired permit or the First Application option for all other situations.
Make an appointment at the closest DGMM office and select the kind of permit you need.
The highlighted red fields have to be filled in. However, the black fields can assist in speeding the process.
When you’ve completed the process, you will see an application confirmation screen and a reference number, which you should get a note
Click on the “Residence Permit application document”. Then print it to bring along on your way to visit the DGMM office.
The application fee can be paid at GOC/DGMM offices, the branch of HALKBANK, or at your nearest Tax Office (Vergi Dairesi). You’ll need to present your tax identification number and your tax reference code 9069 to confirm that the payment is received and registered with an Ikamet card (or Ikamet tax) payment.

Top Tips

British nationality is included in the category of United Kingdom.
Granting Country can be your Country of birth.
Granting Authority is the official name given to the department within your government that issues passports. E.g. HM Passport Office UK.
The photo you upload should be a standard passport and must be by your Biometric profile.
Print the page that confirms the application.
Please note that it is a guide only; for the latest application process and up to date information, please visit

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