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    Turkey Short Term Residence Permit

    Turkey Short Term Residence Permit

    Dear visitor, welcome to our Turkey Short Term Residence permit page. Short-term residence permit is the type of residence permit that the foreigner must obtain if he/she wants to stay in Turkey longer than the visa duration or visa exemption period before the expiry of the visa period or visa exemption period, depending on the visa regime that varies according to the nationality of the foreigner.

    Documents Required for Turkey Short Term Residence Permit;

    • Passport valid for at least 6 months
    • 4 biometric photographs with white background
    • Address Document (Notarized copy of your contract if you are staying in a rental. If you are staying with a Turkish citizen, the address registration document and letter of undertaking of the person (s) you stay with)
    • Private Health Insurance Policy
    • Appointment and Application form
    • Fee payment receipts

    Note: Passport validity must be at least 2 months longer than the requested period.

    How to Get a Short Term Residence Permit Appointment?

    Turkey residence permit appointment is made through the online system of the Immigration Administration. The points to be considered when making an appointment are the correct entry of the passport number, the application date and the requested deadlines, and the foreigner’s visa or visa exemption period is not expired.

    Appointment dates vary according to the foreigner’s residence. In Istanbul, the system does not give the opportunity to choose an appointment date and automatically determines the appointment date, while in other provinces, the appointment date can be selected. Appointment dates can be given to very advanced dates in Istanbul, and for now, documents are sent by cargo without going to an appointment due to the pandemic. However, in provinces such as Antalya, Izmir, Ankara, Bursa, Antalya Immigration Administration, Izmir Immigration Administration, Ankara Immigration Administration and Bursa Immigration Administration are less crowded due to the small number of foreigners in these provinces, so foreigners go to their appointments on the appointment date.

    How to Apply for a Short Term Residence Permit?

    Turkey residence permit application is made by making an appointment to the Provincial Immigration Administration in the province where the foreigner resides, via the online system. Applications can be made by the foreigner himself or by intermediary institutions. The commitment to the accuracy of the information entered during the application is the foreigner’s responsibility. The foreigner is obliged to submit to the Immigration Administration at the appointment place along with other documents required to obtain a residence permit, provided that they sign the application form.

    What are the Short Term Residence Permit Fees?

    The fees paid by the foreigner to the State of the Republic of Turkey for obtaining a Turkey Residence Permit vary according to the nationality of the foreigner. Residence fees for all nationalities are calculated in dollars and vary in TL according to the dollar rate on the date of application. For example, while an Iranian foreigner pays a residence fee of $ 80, a foreigner with a Russian nationality pays a residence fee of $ 23.5.

    In addition to these, for the citizens of some countries coming with visa exemption, single entry visa fee is also charged by the State, depending on their nationality.

    In addition to the expenses of state fees, there will be private health insurance policy expenses according to the age of the foreigner, notary expenses for the evidentiary documents related to the address, and consultancy and application service expenses in case of working with a consultancy firm.

    In How Many Days Is Turkey Residence Permit Issued?

    Although the Short Term Residence Permit is finalized within 3 months in the normal process in Istanbul, it can be extended further in the current period due to the pandemic. In other provinces, the process takes less time as the foreign population is less.

    How long can a Short Term Residence Permit be obtained for?

    Short Term Residence Permit can be taken for 1 year for tourism purposes in provinces within the scope of tourism and 2 years according to the nationality of the foreigner and the purpose of stay, and in provinces that are not included in the scope of tourism, it can be taken for 1 year or 2 years only on the condition that the foreigner has a title deed.

    How to Renew Turkey Residence Permit?

    In order to renew the Short Term Residence Permit, the foreigner must apply for an extension until the last day, starting from 2 months to the expiry of the current residence permit. In the applications made, it should be paid attention that the passport period of the foreigner is at least 2 months longer than the requested period. The purpose of the foreigner’s stay is also important for the positive evaluation of the application.

    Can I get Family Residence by Foreign Family Reunification with Short Term Residence Permit?

    • One of the officially married 2 foreign spouses who have been legally residing in Turkey with a residence permit for at least one year can receive a Family Residence Permit provided that they are sponsored and prove their income.
    • A family residence permit can also be obtained for foreigners who have a Short Term Residence Permit and marry a Turkish citizen during this period.
    • A family residence permit can be obtained for the foreign child of the foreigner who marries a Turkish citizen business, if the Turkish citizen spouse is sponsored.
    • A family residence permit can only be obtained for an official marriage. For two foreign national women married to the same man, a family residence permit cannot be obtained for an imam marriage. Family residence permit can only be obtained for the spouse of official marriage.

    How can the Turkey Residence Permit Card be obtained urgently?

    Short Term Residence Permit can be obtained more quickly in provinces where foreigners other than Istanbul are few. It can be obtained more quickly from the Antalya Immigration Administration, Izmir Immigration Administration, Bursa Immigration Administration, Ankara Immigration Administration.

    You can reach us at 0212 706 96 14 and all our contact information for all your residence, work, citizenship, appointment and insurance transactions in Turkey.