Providing parallelism in practise of international law and international law rules has a place in creating a system respecting human dignity and in preventing violations of human rights. Within this scope, foreigners in our country have various rights and obligations. Residency permits form a legal basis for the stay of foreigners in our country within the framework of these rights and obligations.
Residence Permit Application
Pursuant to the law in question, accompanying is no longer valid and, in addition to this, residence permit documents following their applications shall be issued separately for each foreigner. Those applications may be made in person as well as by his/her legal representative or lawyer. However, if the administration deems it necessary, it may also require foreigners to be present at the time of application.
By the Law No. 6735, the provision stating that applications may also be made through Authorized Intermediary has been included in the scope of Article 21 of the Law No. 6458. Authorized Intermediary refers to the institutions or organizations authorized by the Directorate General and their qualifications and task frameworks shall be set forth by regulation.
First and Transfer Applications
Furthermore, original passport for the first or transfer applications and notarized passport photocopy for the extension applications shall be submitted.
After applying for residence permit via e-Residence system and gathering required documents, foreigners are required to send those documents by post to the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management within 5 (five) working days.
In addition, during the application for extension, the information given earlier should be checked to ensure correct entry. Otherwise the e-residence system will not allow to make an extension application and will direct the applicant to the appointment system.
Work permit as a residence permit
Health insurance requirement
Duration of your insurance must cover the requested duration of residence permit.
One of the following health insurances shall be considered sufficient:
2-An e-signed/signed and sealed/stamped certificate of authorization received from Social Security Institution (This certificate, for family residence permit, must be issued in a way covering both sponsors and family members.);
3-An e-signed/signed and sealed/stamped document proving the application made to Social Security Institution for General Health Insurance;
4-Private Health Insurance.
Residence Permit Fee
Address of Stay in Turkey
If the address information changes within the period of residence permit, the necessary documents are required to be submitted to the provincial directorate of migration management and provincial directorate of civil registration and citizenship within 20 (twenty) working days.
Right to Exit-Entry for 15 Days
-Residence Permit Application Document shall be issued following the first application of the foreigner via e-Residence and completion of the application on the appointment date at the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management.
-Residence Permit Application Document shall be issued by the system upon the completion of the application for the extension of the residence permit via e-Residence system.
Foreigners can exit from Turkey with the “Residence Permit Application Document” approved by the Directorate along with the fee receipt on condition of entry within 15 days. However, in case of staying abroad for more than 15 days, the provisions of visa shall apply to the foreigner.
Finalization of Residence Permits
According to Article 21 of the Law in question, residence permit applications shall be finalized no later than ninety days.
In addition, pursuant to Article 22 of the Regulation on the Implementation of the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, the ninety-day period shall begin from the date on which information and documents have been fully submitted to the competent authority. Foreigners are notified in case of an extension in this period.
Warning about fake documentation
The Directorate General of Migration Management shall not work with the third real and/or legal entities in the activities and actions related to foreigners. It has been determined that fake documents have been produced to be used in residence permit applications by persons or companies that are working for a consideration. In this context, applications for residence permit are required to be made in person, and the third real and/or legal entities should not be accredited.