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Residence Permit in Turkey

Turkey, which is the most hosting metropolises in the world, the junction point of the Asian and European continents, living 4 seasons at the same time, hosts a variety of cultural and social facilities, is one of the most preferred countries for living and investing by foreigners. Turkey has specified the duration of the visa or visa waiver which is 90 days are obliged to apply for a residence permit for foreigners for a longer period.

According to Law No. 6458 Foreigners and International Protection, the residence permit is a document permitted to stay in Turkey. Getting a residence permit, is mandatory for foreigners who decided to settle in Turkey or will stay in Turkey for more than 90 days within 180 days. The application for a residence permit can be submitted through the e-ikamet system. Determined an appointment day automatically by the system for the foreigners who complete their application through the e-ikamet system. Foreigners should be present at the migration management directorate in the city which they chose due to the day of the appointment. The residence permit application must be submitted before the VISA legal period expired. Pay the penalties are required for applications that are not made on time. Also, if these penalties have not been paid in time, Turkey entries may be banned from 1 year up to 5 years.

You can easily apply for or renew a residence permit by purchasing real estate in Turkey without any price limitation. The foreigner, who owns real estate in Turkey, is entitled to a residence permit with a spouse and children (under 18 years old). Also, foreigners who are residing in Turkey for five years with the legal residence permit, obtain the right to apply for Turkish citizenship (foreigners with other types of residence permits cannot have a right to citizenship).