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12th February 2019




In order for foreigners to be able to reside in Turkey, the residence permit can be based on national and international foundations, the residence permit certificate is issued in accordance with the Law No. 6458 on Foreigners and International Protection. This residence permit of foreigners in Turkey given express permission to live certain periods, while recognition of visa or visa exemption period or residence permit are required to obtain foreigners staying more than ninety days.


Residence permit applications are made to the consulates in the country in which the foreigner is a citizen or legal entity. In exceptional cases mentioned in Article 22 of YUKK, it can also be made to the governorships in the country. Applications for residence permit can be made by the foreigner in person or through legal representative of the foreigner or his lawyer.


Residence permit applications and necessary documents vary from according to the types of residence permit. These types of permission; Short Term Residence Permit, Family Residence Permit, Student Residence Permit, Long Term Residence Permit, Human Residence Permit, Victims of Trafficking in Persons are reserved as Residence Permit. According to each type of residence permit, the documents required to be submitted to the competent authority vary. For foreigners who apply for residence permit, they are required to have a document that replaces passport or passport for a period of sixty days longer than the residence permit period they request. During the application process, the required documents and documents must be sent to the competent authority within 30 days of the request. Applications are concluded within 90 days at the latest and if the residence permit application is refused, it is made by notification to this person.


In conclusion extension of residence permit applications are carried out by the governorships. Extension applications must be made 60 days before the expiry of the residence permit period and in any case before the residence permit period expires. With the receipt of the extension application, the foreigner can reside in Turkey until the end of the application with the extension certificate obtained even if the residence permit has been terminated.



Intern Associate Seda Aksoy




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