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Do I need a visa to live in Turkey? Do I need a visa to visit Turkey? How do I renew my UK passport if I live In Turkey?
What should I do if my passport is lost or stolen in Turkey? How do I apply for a residency permit in Turkey? How do I apply for Turkish Citizenship?
How many times can I enter Turkey with a Tourist visa? What should I do if my Tourist visa expires while still in Turkey? What is a (YKN) Yabanci Kimlik number?
How do I apply for a (YKN) Yabanci Kimlik number? How do I apply for a work permit in Turkey? How to apply for a Turkish driving license?
How do I obtain a health report in Turkey and what tests are required? How do I obtain a certified translation of my driving license? (Turkey) How do I renew my Turkish residency permit?
How much is a residency permit in Turkey? How long does it take to receive a Turkish residence permit? Turkish Tax Number
How to change your address on your Residency Permit Am I required to inform the Turkish authorities when I change my British passport? (obtain a new passport number) I have a Turkish Residency Permit - Can I leave Turkey for any length of time?
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Student Residence Permit - Turkey Long term Residence Permit (permanent) - Turkey Can a UK passport holder apply for a short term residency permit for less than 1 year?
How do I contact the GDMM? (General Directorate of migration management) When is the earliest time you can renew a Residence Permit? (Turkey) What are the passport requirements for entering Turkey?
What are the consequences of overstaying my visa ? (Turkey) Do I need to inform the authorities when I leave Turkey? How to apply for a 8 year residence permit in Turkey? (Long term - permanent permit)
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Turkish Residence Permit Card 120 and 180 day rule for Turkish Residence Permits How much is the long term residence permit? Turkey
TURKISH RESIDENCE PERMIT - REQUIREMENTS FOR SHORT TERM PERMIT TURKISH RESIDENCE PERMIT - REQUIREMENTS FOR FAMILY PERMIT TURKISH RESIDENCE PERMIT - REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENT PERMIT
Turkish Residence Permit - Points to consider Directorate General of Migration Management District Offices - Turkey First time Turkish Residence Permit Application IMPORTANT NOTES
Renewal of Turkish Residence Permit IMPORTANT NOTES How do I complete the Online Form for the Turkish Residence Permit ? How do I complete the Online Form for RENEWING Turkish Residence Permit ?
Which banks can I pay my Turkish Residence Permit Fee too? Contact Directorate General of Migration Management ( DGMM ) - Turkey Turkish Residence Permit - Turkish / English Phrases
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What is a Montage visa ? - Turkey Turkish Citizenship Application through Marriage to a Turkish National Turkish Work Permit for company owners in Turkey
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Turkish Work Permit Exemptions How to obtain a refund for your Residence Permit Tax Payment

Visas / Permits / Passports

Yes, if you plan to live in Turkey permanently, you are required to purchase a
Turkish residence permit.
A residence permit is a permit granted to foreign nationals,
allowing them to live in Turkey;

Residency Permit Types

(1) Types of residence permits are the listed below:
a) » short-term residence permit;
b) » family residence permit;
c) » student residence permit;
ç) » long-term residence permit;
d) humanitarian residence permit;
e) victim of human trafficking residence permit.

Health Insurance (under 65 years old) is a mandatory requirement for the Turkish Residence Permit

You can get an online quote for health insurance here » Health Insurance Quote

Please note: Foreigners applying for a residence permit shall be required to hold a passport or a travel document valid at least sixty days beyond the duration of the requested residence permit.

Please note: Residence permits shall be issued separately for every foreigner depending on the purpose of stay, [in any case] for a period sixty days shorter than the validity period of the passport or travel document.


! ATTENTION ! - » HEALTH INSURANCE is mandatory for those under 65.
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Disclaimer: This is for information purposes ONLY - The information is not legally binding. All information is obtained from the LAW ON FOREIGNERS AND INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION Document 2014 - REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF INTERIOR DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF MIGRATION MANAGEMENT



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Some Foreign nationals are required to obtain a visa for visiting Turkey.

Foreigners from most countries (including USA, UK, Australia, Canada)
can visit Turkey for a total of 90 days in every 180.
*Please read YellAli's latest article
» 90/180 day tourist visa for Turkey – new rules explained




*e-Visa - Applicants need to visit » www.evisa.gov.tr , and provide the requested information. Once the application has been approved and online payment made, please download the e-Visa.
Please print and shown to the Turkish custom officers upon arrival in to Turkey.

Can I still obtain a tourist visa at the airport? when will this change?

Yes, you can still obtain a "sticker visa" or e-visa via the interactive kiosk at the airport upon arrival into Turkey.

Please Note : Be careful not to overstay. Overstaying your visa is taken very seriously by the Turkish Authorities.

See also » evisa & entry visa FEES


Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a general guide. Information published to YellAli is confirmed by official government departments in Turkey. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, information may be subject to change at any time. YellAli does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies in this information.







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In order to renew your Adult British passport, firstly you need to download and complete the online passport and application form by clicking on the following link-
www.gov.uk/overseas-passports/y/turkey

Once you have completed the application form you need to provide the correct supporting documents (see link below)

www.//assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/static/overseas-passport/OS_Guidance_Gp2.pdf

To renew a child's passport you need to visit https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports/y/turkey/renewing_new/child

The fee for a renewed Adult UK Passport is: 32-page passport - £72.50 48-page passport - £85.50

The fee for a renewed child UK Passport is: £46.00

In order to make the payment you need to download the - credit card form, (Note: If the cardholder name is different to the applicant’s name, please attach a photocopy of the cardholder’s passport or other photo ID with signature) click on the following link: -
www.ukingermany.fco.gov.uk/resources/en/pdf/4971486/4971694/payment_authorisation_slip

You need to send your application to

Her Majesty's Passport Office
OVS-L
101 Old Hall Street
Liverpool
L3 9BP
United Kingdom

It may take up to four weeks or longer to receive your new passport. For more information about passport renewals you need to contact the British Embassy.

Once your passport has been sent away for renewal, you can use your Residence Permit and/or driving license as a form of ID, also it is advised to keep a photocopy of your old passport as evidence that you have requested a renewal (eg copy of your application form, proof of postage).


Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a general guide. Information published to YellAli is confirmed by official government departments in Turkey. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, information may be subject to change at any time. YellAli does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies in this information.







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If you believe your passport has been stolen you need to report this to the local police or Jandarma and obtain a full report. Once you have done this, you must also inform your local Embassy or Consulate.
You will need to visit your local Embassy/Consulate if you have lost your passport and they will assist you.

Please see contact details here - Embassies & Consulates in Turkey


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Update: From 18 May 2015 Turkish Residence Permit applications will be made
online and direct to the Directorate General of Migration Management.

Applying for a Turkish residence permit 2016 - 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 - » e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr


(!) 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

More information can be found here > » SHORT TERM TURKISH RESIDENCE PERMIT REQUIREMENTS


(!) IMPORTANT (!)
You will need to pay an administration fee for your residency card - 63 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 e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr


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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


Notes

• 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.





More information:- » SHORT TERM TURKISH RESIDENCE PERMIT REQUIREMENTS


More information:- » ALL RESIDENCE PERMIT TYPES, (Long Term Residence Permit, Student Residence Permit, Family Residence Permit)


More information:- » STEP by STEP ONLINE GUIDE



More information:- » IMPORTANT NOTES FOR FIRST TIME APPLICATION



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OBTAINING TURKISH CITIZENSHIP

Ways to obtain Turkish citizenship include:

Turkish citizenship for being the spouse of a Turkish citizen
Turkish citizenship for being a long term resident in Turkey
Turkish citizenship as an Investor

Before applying for Turkish citizenship make sure that your country of origin accepts dual nationality, otherwise you may lose your own citizenship. (Those with two citizenships already may find one of the original countries refuses three nationalities/citizenship's)

Important:
Please keep in mind that requirements slightly vary from one province to the other. You may find that some applicants must show a title deed while others are not required to, the number of photos may change and the application fee is apparently not standard. The official website does not mention it, but some applicants are asked to present police record checks.

TURKISH CITIZENSHIP THROUGH MARRIAGE
Conditions:
Before a foreign spouse of a Turkish citizen can apply for citizenship he/she must have been married for at least 3 years. The marriage must continue and the application will only be accepted if the foreign spouse’s general behaviour is in line with Turkish ethics and if the applicant does not represent a threat to public health, order and security.


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Required documents:

- Application form VAT-6
- Full Nüfus Kayıt Örneği (Identity Register Copy) of the Turkish spouse.
- Applicant’s passport with notarized Turkish translation
- Applicant’s birth certificate obtained from the relevant country with apostille stamp and notarized Turkish translation
- Marriage certificate (if concluded married abroad with apostille stamp and notarized Turkish translation) Turkish Marriage Book.
- Residence permit valid for minimum 6 months at the time of application (if application is done in Turkey)
- Photocopy of the Turkish spouse’s ID card
- Copy of judgment if the applicant has ever been convicted in Turkey

Where is the application made:
Applications are made to the Turkish consulates (if the applicant lives outside Turkey) or to the civil registry office (İl Nüfus ve Vatandaşlık Müdürlüğü) in the main city of the province where the applicant resides.

What happens after the file is accepted:
The local police are required to research to establish whether the spouses really live together or whether it is a fake marriage. They may visit the residence, and also interview neighbours. During the application process the applicant and the Turkish spouse, and the couple together are invited to the processing office for an interview.

TURKISH CITIZENSHIP FOR LONG RESIDENCY
Conditions:
The applicant must have legally resided in Turkey for at least 5 years without interruption at the time of application. By his/her behaviour the applicant should make it obvious that he/she intends to stay in Turkey. Within the last 5 years he/she must not have left Turkey for longer than 6 months. Attention: Your residence permit Type is considered. For example, Student permits are not accepted.
The applicant must not represent a threat to public health, order and security. The applicant must prove a sufficient level of knowledge in the Turkish language.

Required documents (not standard over all of Turkey, authority may ask for additional documentation)

- Document from the police (Emniyet Müdürlüğü Yabancılar Şubesi) confirming that the applicant is eligible for citizenship application
- Application form VAT-3
- Applicant’s passport with notarized Turkish translation
- Applicant’s birth certificate obtained from the relevant country with apostille stamp and notarized Turkish translation
- Document showing the applicant’s marital status (with apostille stamp and notarized Turkish translation)
- Residence permit valid for minimum 6 months at the time of application
- Copy of judgment if the applicant has ever been convicted in Turkey
- if applicant has children under 18 at the time of application the children will be included in the citizenship application and additional documents for the child(ren) are required
- General health report from a state hospital
- Proof of sufficient regular income (e.g. work permit, pension, rental income)
- Passport sized photos (indicated numbers vary from 4 and 8)

Where is the application made:
Applications are made to the Turkish consulates (if the applicant lives outside Turkey) or to the civil registry office (İl Nüfus ve Vatandaşlık Müdürlüğü) attached to the province where the applicant resides.

What happens after the file is accepted:
At some point the applicant will be invited for a Turkish test and a general interview where you may have to give reasons why you want to become a Turkish citizen. While Turkish tests are pretty simple for spouses of Turkish citizens they are more of a challenge for single applicants.

Please note:
The status of the application can be followed online.
The processing of a citizenship application takes between 12 and 24 months.
The applicant’s residence permit must be maintained as current until informed of decision. Do not take a tourist visa to fill ‘a gap’

TURKISH CITIZENSHIP FOR INVESTMENT

Following recent changes in article 20 of the Citizenship Law No. 5901 it is now possible to have Turkish citizenship granted for major investments following a decision of the Council of Ministers. For details click here.

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All British holidaymakers must purchase a 20 USD tourist entry visa which is valid for 180 days, allowing you multiple entries into Turkey for a maximum of 90 days over a 180 day period.
Please see e-visa Turkey

Important Notice: Please read YellAli's latest article; 90/180 day tourist visa explained

A multiple-entry visa allows multiple entries into Turkey within the span of its validity without incurring any additional cost.

Overstaying - The penalty for over-staying your visa can be a fine (which increases depending on the time spent over the time limit), potential deportation and in some cases, a ban on returning to the country. This ban can be anywhere between three months and five years.


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What should I do if my Tourist visa expires while still in Turkey?

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Yabancı Kimlik Numarasi (YKN) translates to Foreigner Identity Number (FIN). This is a number issued to all foreigners who hold a Turkish residence permit (Ikamet Tezkeresi). Note this is a separate number which does not appear in your residence book/permit card.

Yabancı Kimlik Numarasi (Foreigner Identity Number) for non-residence permit holders - Foreigners staying in Turkey on an e-Visa can be issued with a Foreigners identity Number on request without having to obtain a residence permit.

Please visit the Foreigners Police Department in the nearest city (not local town) in order to obtain your foreigner identity number. (This service is free of charge.)

This number is required for:

• Obtaining a Turkish driving license
• Tax identification
• All kinds of proceedings executed before a public notary
• Purchase and sale of real estate
• Obtaining and renewing insurance policies
• Bank accounts and transactions

Note: In some cases your standard Turkish tax number (Vergi Numerasi), which is obtained from your local tax office, will suffice.

» How to apply for (YKN) Yabanci Kimlik number


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Yabancı Kimlik Numarasi (Foreigner Identity Number) for non-residence permit holders - Foreigners staying in Turkey on an e-Visa can be issued with a Foreigners identity Number on request without having to obtain a residence permit.
 Please visit the Foreigners Police Department in the nearest city (not local town) in order to obtain your foreigner identity number. (This service is free of charge.)

If you have a Turkish Residence permit and you want to obtain your foreigners identity number (Yabanci Kimlik number) please follow the steps below.

To obtain your YKN please visit your local Nufus offıce (Civil Registry office)
You will need to take your residence permit and submit your residency permit number, along with your year of birth. You will then be given your Yabanci Kimlik number.

Alternatively, for a quicker way to obtain your YKN; please apply online -
https://tckimlik.nvi.gov.tr

You will be directed to a website, (in Turkish), However, here is a helpful step by step guide

1)Click on the link which reads “Dogum Yili ve Ikamet Tezkere No ile Yabanci Kimlik No Sorgulama

2)Enter your YEAR OF BIRTH (Dogum Yili) eg 1975 and your RESIDENCY PERMIT NUMBER (Ikamet Tezkere) eg No:21/61231 Note your residency number is located on the first page of your residency book

3)Enter the number in the security field

4)Click 'Sorgula' (located benife security field number)

5)You will then see your YKN along with your personal details

Please note: For newly issued residency permits; you have to wait at least 6 months before acquiring your Yabanci Kimlik number.


Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a general guide. Information published to YellAli is confirmed by official government departments in Turkey. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, information may be subject to change at any time. YellAli does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies in this information.







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