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With the new law that went into force in April 2014 obtaining a Turkish residence permit requires proof of health insurance covering inpatient and outpatient treatments.

Emergency insurance is not accepted.

NOTE: Health Insurance for the residence permit MUST state in the policy terms that it meets the minimum requirements. A sample of Groupama Insurance Foreigners policy can be seen below;

23/06/2014 Tarihinden itibaren "İş bu poliçe 06/06/2014 tarih ve 9 sayılı İkamet izni Taleplerinde yaptırılacak Özel Sağlık Sigotalarına ilişkin Genelge'de belirlenen Asgari Teminat Yapısını Kapsamaktadır".

Health Insurance that does not meet the requirements will not be accepted.


Residence Permit Insurance Requirements; by Groupama Sigorta

Please note; Polices from abroad (excluding travel insurance for Residence Permits for less than 1 year) will not be excepted .

If you are 65 years old or over, you do not need health insurance for the Short Term Turkish Residence Permit

Also ACCEPTED by the authorities;

◦ The certificate of authorization received from Social Security Institution
◦ Proof of application made for general health insurance to Social Security Institution

Turkish Residence Permit

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