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Update: July 2018 Turkish Residence Permit applications will be made
online and direct to the Directorate General of Migration Management.

Applying for a Turkish residence permit 2018 - Short Term Residence Permit.
Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Antalya, Mugla, and all Cities

(You may be interested in Renewing a Short Term Residence Permit)

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Please note; All applications are made online to the İl Göç İdaresi Müdürlüğü - »

(!) IMPORTANT (!) For first time applications you must visit the Migration Office in person on the date and time of your appointment with your relevant documents. (Full list of provinical offices can be found » here)

Required Documents for a Short Term Residence Permit

First time Documents Turkish Residence Permit- (Please note; Additional documentation may be requested by the authorities)

• Residence Permit Application Form (Signed)
• Original copy and photocopy of passport or passport substitute (the pages which are processed with the pages over which there are identity information and photo)
• four (4) photos (Biometric)
• Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)

• Valid Health Insurance (one of following health insurances is enough) Over 65's & under 18 are exempt

Turkish Residence Permit

◦ The document that enables benefit from the health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
◦ The certificate of authorization received from Social Security Institution
◦ Proof of application made for general health insurance to Social Security Institution
◦ Private Health Insurance - (See banner above)
• Upon request by administration, information and document relevant to place of accommodation and travel plan


You will need to pay an administration fee for your residency card - 72 TL
You will need to pay a fee (tax) for your permit - price depends on nationality, permit type & duration -Residence permit FEES can be found here

(!) You will need a Turkish Tax number. More information about obtaining a tax number can be found here

(!) Authorized banks where you can pay your Residence Permit Fee can be found here or you can pay online via

! ATTENTION ! - » HEALTH INSURANCE is mandatory for those under 65.
Private health insurance for the Residence Permit can be obtained online;  

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Turkish Residence Permit

Other Turkish Permits available are;

• Long Term Residence Permit
• Family Residence Permit
• Student Residence Permit

• Renewing a Short Term Residence Permit

Turkish Residence Permit


• Additional information and document may be requested by administration.

• Photo must be taken within the last 6-month (frontal, clear face, in a way that the foreigner can be recognized easily) with a white background and as biometric.

• In cases where passport is not written in Latin letters, certified translation by a sworn translator or official authorities shall also be added to the application.

• If name and surname have not been written separately in the passport, the foreigner is requested to submit a document showing his/her clear identity information to be taken from his/her own representative office.

• Administration may request certificate of birth for foreign minor in the process of application for residence permit.

• The foreigner shall be given the complementary information and documents required during the application and he/she are required to submit those documents max. in 30 days. Otherwise, the application shall be cancelled

• In cases where the person concerned is under the age of 18, a deed of consent which shall be given by his/her mother/father who lives abroad or by legal representative and also the recognizance which shall be given by natural or legal persons on condition that it is stated in the deed of consent are required to be submitted to the administration.


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