Residence Permit

Do I have to have a family residence permit for my child?

The sponsor's own foreign child or the spouse's foreign child or the sponsor's foreign depended child or the spouse's foreign depended child or even if he/she has reached the age of 18 must obtain family residence permit.

I have a visa or residence violation. How much I have to pay for?

The money fines can be learned on border gates when you exit from our country.

How much money should I have in the bank to get a residence permit?

The foreigner's declaration is sufficient unless the directorate may request information and documents for the short term and student residence permits. It is imperative that the sponsor in the family residence permit has income not less than one-third of the minimum wage per person in the household, not less than the total amount of the minimum wage. For the long-term residence permits require an adequate and regular income. In determining a sufficient and regular income, it may be accepted that your income is in the amount of monthly minimum wage, it is acceptable to have your bank account in our country to provide your livelihood.

I changed my address during my current residence permit. What should I do? If this address is in a different province, will my residence permit be canceled?

Foreigners who carried their residence permit to a different provincial residence in, they apply within twenty working days, in order to obtain a new residence permit to reside. In this process, if the residence permit type does not change, a new residence permit document will be issued, but the feese will not be charged again. If you have moved another address within the provincial boundaries of your residence address, within 20 working days you are required to submit your new address to the provincial directorate of immigration administration. In this case, a new residence permit document will not be issued and you can continue to stay in our country with your current residence permit document.

How long is the short term residence permit granted?

Short-term residence permits can be granted for a maximum of two years. The period of stay is set by the administration.

Is there a separate type of residence permit for those who live in the yacht?

There is no a type of residence. You can apply for a short-term residence permit (for tourism purposes).

Is it possible to go abroad within 90 days evaluation process?

In the first applications for the foreigner's application documents are issued by the provincial immigration administration office on the date of appointment.In extension applications, the application document is automatically arranged by the system. This document should be approved by the provincial directorate of immigration. With the copies of confirmed samples of this application form and fee receipts provide multiple exit-access and the person is granted multiple exit-entrance conditions for each 15 days.

Is it possible for two married foreigners to get a family residence permit? There is no option in the system.

If two married foreigners are willing to apply for a family residence permit (as long as they remain with our residence permit for at least one year in our country or have a work permit), there is no possibility to arrange a family residence permit at the same time since one of the foreigners must be sponsor to the other.

While entering the insurance information in the e-residence application form, you are asked for insurance information even if you are under 18 years old and over 65 years old. How should this area be filled?

In short term and student residence permits, the option 'under 18 years old and over 65 years old' should be selected in the e-residence system. In family residence permits, the sponsor must have a valid health insurance covering all family members. Long-term residence permit can not be arranged under 18 years of age. Those who are over 65 years old are entitled to bring a certificate that it is enough to bring the documents that they can not insure for the long-term residence permit.

I enrolled in a course for learning Turkish. How are residence permit procedures?

If you are enrolled in a course for learning Turkish directly, you can get a short term residence permit with your Turkish language course visa. However, this permission can only be given twice. If you are enrolled in a university and are directed to TÖMER by your university, the Student Residence Permit is issued until the beginning of the next school year. You will be granted a Student Residence Permit until the beginning of the next school year.

How is the procedure for obtaining a residence permit for primary and secondary school students?

Foreign children who participate in our country with family residence permit can benefit from their education rights. These foreigners also do not need to obtain another residence permit. A consent certificate, birth certificate and undertaking certificate are required for student residence permit applicants who are under 18 years of age who are not accompanied by their parents. In addition, the appropriate visa requirement will be required from foreigners studying at primary and secondary level. On the other hand, the residence permits to would be given in this context for one year from the beginning of the school year to the beginning of the other school year.

I studied at X university for 2 years. Later I got into / undergraduate transfer to Y university. What is the procedure I need to follow?

At the same teaching institution within a faculty or department changes and in the case of institution changes in the same province, in the matter of having break in studentship case and notifying in the deterimined period validity of the existing residence permit would be continued. These foreigners must notify the provincial directorate of immigration administration about the department / faculty / school change within 20 working days. If the residence permit is shorter than the duration of study, it will be extended from the date of completion of the leave until the time of study. In the possibility of continuing teaching on a different provincial, the existing residence permit will be issued up to the new education period.

When should I pay my residence permit fee and card fee?

The residence permit fees and card fees must be paid, for the first applications, transfer applicants and renewal applications to which the system has directed to have an appointment, before the appointment day. Unless the system directs you to have an appointment for renewal applications, the documents must be paid before mailing.

I made the residence permit application, do I have to pay to make an appointment?

No, applications and appointments are made through the website. There is no charge for getting an appointment and you can get it for free.

Can I apply for a residence permit through a person or a company?

Our General Directorate does not work with the third natural person and / or legal person in the works and transactions related to foreigners. Recently, however, the number of false documents has increased in the residence permit to our Provincial Directorate of Immigration Administrationsand. The applicants have been found to have been made mostly by individuals or companies doing business for a certain fee. Please apply for a residence permit personally and do not consider to the third natural and legal persons.

Is there any sanction if I cannot go to the provincial immigration directorate on the appointment day?

Your application will not be put into process. Therefore, if you have applied for the first time, you are entitled to infringement of visa violation and you have applied for an extension application, you are entitled to an infringement of your residence permit.

What do I need to do when applying for a residence permit if my expenses of health are covered by board and lodging or public institutions during my residence permit?

You are required to submit documents related to staying in our country by your relevant public institution to the provincial directorate of immigration administration.

I went abroad when I got permission to stay. Can I apply for a residence permit from abroad?

Residence permit applications are not accepted from abroad, yet. Foreigners, whose residence permit expires when they are abroad, will be able to apply for a residence permit in electronic form after they have entered the country according to the visa regime between the two countries.

Temporary Protection

What procedures should foreigners under temporary protection follow if they want to change city of their residence ?

Foreigners under temporary protection should obtain a permission from the provincial directorate of migration management where they are registered if they want to travel to another province . If they have a reasonable excuse such as work, education, health, relative relations, etc. which is found acceptable ,they should apply with the Road Permit Document to the provincial directorate of migration management in province where they want to travel.

Can Syrian citizens under temporary protection gain the citizenship by marrying a Turkish citizens?

Duration under temporary protection is not taken into account for the citizenship.

Can Syrians under temporary protection apply for a residence permit?

Syrians under Temporary Protection have to apply to the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management in order to obtain a residence permit.

Does an institution where Syrians under Temporary Protection have to obtain a permission change according to the reason of their departure ?

Syrians under Temporary Protection have to apply to the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management with visa/residence permits from a third country to travel to a third country with travel documents.

What documents do Syrians need to have for the resettlement to a third country unless they have family members and relatives in this country and they will not receive a treatment ?

The requered assesment for those, who receive a visa/residence permit for their name from a third country , among Syrians under temporary protection, is done by the Provincial Governor (Provincial Immigration Administration), regardless of the purpose of the given visa/residence permit.

Where should Syrians under Temporary Protection apply if they want to be resettled to a third country in order to receive a treatment and what documents do they need ?

The requered assesment for those, who receive a visa/residence permit for their name from a third country , among Syrians under temporary protection, is done by the Provincial Governor (Provincial Immigration Administration), regardless of the purpose of the given visa/residence permit.

Where should Syrians under Temporary Protection apply if they have relatives in a country where they want to be resettled and what documents do they need ?

The requered assesment for those, who receive a visa/residence permit for their name from a third country , among Syrians under temporary protection, is done by the Provincial Governor (Provincial Immigration Administration), regardless of the purpose of the given visa/residence permit.

Where should Syrians under Temporary Protection apply if they have family members in a country where they want to be resettled and what documents do they need ?

The requered assesment for those, who receive a visa/residence permit for their name from a third country , among Syrians under temporary protection, is done by the Provincial Governor (Provincial Immigration Administration), regardless of the purpose of the given visa/residence permit.

What actions are being taken regarding foreigners who voluntarily returned to their own country and came back to our country again ?

Person who voluntarily returned to his/her home country and after again pass through our borders in order to benefit from the temporary protection , should apply to the provincial directorate of migration management in province where he/she is located . An interview will be held on why he / she is returned and the General Directorate will be asked whether temporary protection can or can not be applied again.

What are the procedures regarding Syrians under temporary protection who voluntarily returned to their own country ?

Person who want to return to his/her country voluntary ,firstly should go to the provincial directorate of migration managemen and fill in the Voluntary Return Form. Person can leave from the border gate with the Road Permit Document and the Voluntary Return Form .Temporary Protection Card will be received back at the border gate.

How can the Temporary Protection be terminated, individually and collectively ?

"The Council of Ministers is authorized to terminate the temporary protection.This means collectively termination of the temporary protection. Temporary protection will be terminated individually in case of ; leaving to the third country, voluntarly repatriation, benefiting from the protection of another country, transfer to the residence permit or death. "

In which cities can foreigners under temporary protection reside?

Foreigners under temporary protection have a right to stay in cities which General Directorate deems suitable. According to our current regulations , foreigners under temporary protection are not allowed to stay in Antalya.They are allowed to stay in all other provinces .

Where do foreigners under temporary protection reside and how is it determined?

Foreigners under temporary protection are kept in the Temporary Sheltering Centers of the Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Ministry (AFAD) according to the priority order. However, because the number of temporary protection holders is very high and the camp quota is limited , foreigners are allowed to stay free in the cities they are registered. The main point is to stay in the place where foreigner is registered. However, according to the regulation they allowed to change the province. Therefore they are allowed to stay in the province where they are registered and/or reside.

When does temporary protection start and terminate?

Starting and ending of the temporary protection regime is decided by the Council of Ministers. Temporary protection regime for Syrians in our country has started according to publication of the temporary protection regulatıon under date of 22/10/2014 and end date is is undefined.

Can Iraqi citizens be covered under the scope of temporary protection?

Entry of Iraqi citizens to our country can not be considered as mass migration and there is no decision of the Council of Ministers which says that Iraqi citizens can be covered under the scope of temporary protection.

How is it decided who will be covered under the scope of temporary protection.

Council of Ministers make a decision on foreigners who will or will not be covered under the scope of temporary protection in case of mass migration.

Who will be covered under the scope of temporary protection?

Only Syrians can have a temporary protection status in our country.

What is the temporary protection identity document and how can it be provided?

"Pre-Registration Document" which is valid for 30-days is given to those who apply for the Temporary Protection. Evaluation duration can be extended if necessary.Temporary Protection Card / Foreign Presentation Certificate is given in case of positive decision. This identity card; gives to foreigner the legal right to stay in Turkey. No fee or payment is required. This document is not equivalent to the residence permit or residence permit substitute documents which is issued according to the Law No. 6458 . It doesn't give a right to apply or switch to the Turkish citizenship.

How and where are the temporary protection registration transactions managed?

Temporary Protection registration are carried out at the determinated registration centers."Pre-Registration Document" which is valid for 30-days is given to those who apply for the Temporary Protection.Evaluation duration can be extended if necessary.Temporary Protection Card / Foreign Presentation Certificate is given in case of positive decision.

International Protection

Are they accepting an individual international protection applications of Syrians under temporary protection ?

Temporary protection is applied for those who are not suitable for individual international protection and in cases it is impossible.Therefore, international protection applications for foreigners under temporary protection are not evaluated.

Is there any right to reside in the country if the application for international protection has been rejected?

The right to stay in the country will be evaluated within the framework of the general rules for foreigners , if application was rejected.

Can the attorney or legal representative apply for international protection on behalf of the applicant?

International protection applications can not be lodged through a legal representative or attorney. However, the applicant may apply on behalf of the family members ,if application is based on the same reason. In this case, consent is not a must for a minor family members.

Do I have a right to appeal if international protection application has been rejected.

Administrative objections and judicial remedies are open to all kinds of decisions (except Article 54 of Law No. 6458) for foreigners scope of international protection, and if this right is not used, the foreigner must exit from our country within the given period.

What is the time limit for filling an international protection application?

Foreigners who entered our country legally or illegally are required to apply to the provincial directorate of migration management as soon as possible .

Do i have a right to reside in any province of Turkey,as international protection status holder ?

Persons who are registered to international protection have the obligation to stay on the province stated to them. However, it is possible to carry out the procedures of change province related with health and kinship relations by Provincial Directorate of Migration Administration.

I am under International Protection. When will i be resettled to the third country?

Resettlement to a third country is carried out in cooperation between the Directorate General of Migration Management and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and resettlement should be discussed with the UNHCR.

Can application for international protection be lodged at the Turkish Embassies and Consulates abroad?

International protection applications have to be made to the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management in person. If international protection applications are made at the border gates or to police force within the country and other public institutions and organizations, these units should immediately notify this situation to the provincial directorate.

Where should I apply for international protection in Turkey?

Application for international protection should be made to the provincial directorate of migration management .

Working Permit

How many months / years do I have to have a residence permit to apply for a work permit?

Except for those granted the right to apply domestically under the legal regulations, the applicant may apply to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security if he or she has a past retention period of at least 6 months (except for short-term residence permits for touristic purposes) and still has a valid residence permit to apply work permit applications from our country.