How to Get a Turkish Residence Permit

Residence Permit FAQ: [learn_more caption=”After one year of having this ikamet what will happend if i want to stay longer? Do I have to go back to my country to buy a new visa and go through the whole process once again?”] You can have a tourist visa first and then apply for renewal of […]

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[learn_more caption=”After one year of having this ikamet what will happend if i want to stay longer? Do I have to go back to my country to buy a new visa and go through the whole process once again?”] You can have a visa first and then apply for renewal of your residence permit from the ikamet system.[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”What happens if I do not provide health insurance?”] As long as you plan to stay less than 90 days in , it is not going to be a problem to stay here without health insurance. But if you want to stay here for more than 90 days, you will have to provide your health insurance.Otherwise your residence permit is going to be canceled in case goverment determines that you did not provide it after signing “Tebliğ ve Tebellüğ Belgesi”. And in this situation you have overstayed in after your 90 days have passed. This may cost you at least 1000 tl plus administrative fines plus overstay daily fine as the law says unless you give them a acceptable reason.[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”I spent my 90 days already and waiting for my residence permit. I want to go to visit my family for Christmas/Easter. What shall I do?”] First of all you need to go to Vatan Police Station where you had your appointment at the beginning. And then you should ask them for “İkamet İzni Müracaat Belgesi” which is a permission document.You will have it after you fill the paper with your details in your passport. Then you are going to be able to stay at your country or wherever you want to go for 15 days but not more than 15. After this, all you have to do is show this paper at the customs when you are back. Let’s say that you didn’t go to police station for your residence permit yet and you booked your ticket and made your plan already.In this case you can ask for “İkamet İzni Müracaat Belgesi” on your appointment day. But this document can be taken only after you deliver your papers and all the payments made to police. You can not get it before your appointment.

P.S : If you are going to stay more than 15 days out of Turkey and you are still waiting for your residence permit ID , you need to visit your permit officer and ask for your ID number before your flight date. It is going to be helpful on the borders[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”I’m European Union citizen and I want to stay more in Turkey after my Erasmus period, But my visa expires at the end of my study period. What shall I do?”] You have two options: In this case you can apply for getting a residence permit again (renewal application- NOT NEW APPPOINTMENT) before your visa expires. You can get a new appointment for an Internship, Turkish Course or touristic visa. Option 2 is that you can leave Turkey on the last day of your residence permit expires and then apply for a visa over www.evisa.gov.tr website. And then you are going to have a new visa. But in this case you must have had a residence permit before.[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”I have not entered my universities international office as office adress. As far as I have understood, the residence permit will be sent by post. Is it possible to add my office adress online or directly at my appointment?”] Yes it is possible to add your international office address and also Turkish mobile number details by your hand on your appointment paper print out. If there is no specific space for those details you can put that details at the bottom of that page.[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”If my last entry date to country is different than the appointment paper states what should I do?”] It is not going to be a problem as long as you inform the police officer on your appointment day that your last entry changed or you put another date accidently.[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Shall I prepare my rental contract and notarize it for residence permit?”] In case of you are an exchange student you do not have to prepare as long as you stay here less than a year. It is for long term students. But they usually ask for rental contract in Beyoğlu Directorate.[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”I did an appointment in Üsküdar but I live in Kadıköy and I heard that they will not accept my papers. How can I cancel my appointment?”] It does not matter where you live as long as you do your appointment at Vatan Emniyet.It is the main one but if you are not able to go there, you can have your appointment where you live.Let’s say that you did it at different police station except Vatan Emniyet then you should go to Vatan Emniyet Yabancılar Şube Müdürlüğü and ask for “İdari Büro” office. It is next to informaton desk on the 2nd floor. You can cancel your appointment there. And then you can get a new one online from your district or Vatan.[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”What if I apply my application after 30 days passed?”] You are going to have problem about your documents procedure after 10 days ,It depends on your country but as long as you are EU citizen you have still chance to apply in the first 90 days .But you will hate to pay a fine and it will be added to your residence permit fee. For first 10 days it is 50 TL extra.[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”What if I don`t apply for residence permit?”] You are going to pay huge fine and it is going to be much more than the residence permit fee. This fine depends on your country and you can pay this fine at the customs during your arrival or departure.[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”I still haven`t received my residence permit and I want to go abroad and come back. What shall I do? “] First of all it would be better if you visit your residence permit police officer and ask if your ID number is ready or not. If it is ready you won`t have any problem about travelling as long as you save it. If it is not ready you should ask for “İkamet İzni Müraacat Belgesi” this document can also help.[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”I applied for residence permit but I missed my appointment and I do not know what to do?”] It is not going to be a problem as long as you are still in your 90 days.First you need to cancel your appointment in person by going to Vatan Emniyet then you can apply to a new one after cancellation.[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”I didn`t apply for residence permit and my 90 days passed but my university is still going on what do I have to do?”] There is only one thing you can do you have to leave country as soon as possible in order to pay less fine and come back to Turkey . You can go to neighbor countries as the cheapest way. And you are going to pay a fine at the airport because of overstaying. After you come back to Turkey you should apply for the residence permit in 10 days.[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”My permit appointment was after my tourist visa expirement date. So I had to leave Turkey and come back. Eveything worked fine for me but I heard some people got deported during same process?”] Yes these situations are getting less and less but we still hear that there is an instability. It must be very confusing laws between your country and Turkey’s. In these case if you get banned we recommend you to have a lawyer and make him/her track the case.[/learn_more]


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