TURKEY E-IKAMET NEW RULES AND BENEFITS 2020

Revised May, 2020 – Resource, Directorate General of Migration Management Turkey
.
.
FIRST TIME TOURISTIC RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATION IN TURKEY

.
First-time application in Turkey after entered, must be lodged to Directorate General of Migration Management (Göç İdaresi) online website before your Visa, e-Visa or Visa-Exempt 1 – 90 day stay period expires. Next the signed application and supporting documents along with proof of address in Turkey, are given in person to Göç İdaresi government authority at the appointment date and time to complete Residence Permit process same day.

.

.
FOREIGNERS TO LODGE RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATION IN GOVERNMENT MIGRATION SYSTEM AND WHO DOES NOT ATTEND THEIR BOOKED APPOINTMENT OR CANCEL ACTIVE APPLICATION IN PROGRESS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED AND ENTITLED TO INFRINGEMENT OF VISA VIOLATION
. AT EXIT.

.
The Turkish Citizenship Law No. 5901 defines any person not in bond of citizenship with Turkey, is deemed to be as foreigner. Learn more on Turkish visa and residence permit overstay, deport and fines for foreigners.

.
.
.
RENEWAL TOURISTIC RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATION IN TURKEY
.
Update May 2019 for Touristic Residence Permit Extensions
at 81 provinces in Turkey has been regulated with the 8 month announcement period to end 31 December 2019.
.
In the new period, about short term Touristic residence permit extension for foreigners who have been granted 1 year or 2 year short-term Touristic residence permit within the framework of Subparagraph 31-1 (e) of Law 6458 (Foreigners who will stay for Touristic purpose in Turkey), in case request for Touristic residence permit for Tourism purpose stay second time consecutive by apartment / home rental contract, extension applications after 01 January 2020
will be disapproved.
.

.
EFFECTIVE JAN 2020 FOR FIRST TIME TOURISTIC RESIDENCE PERMIT BY APARTMENT OR HOME RENTAL CONTRACT WILL BE ISSUED SINGLE PERIOD ONLY
..
FOR TOURISTIC RESIDENCE PERMIT ID CARD RENEWAL AFTER JAN 2020 BY RENTAL CONTRACT CONSECUTIVE PERIOD, WILL REQUIRE AN ACTIVE FOREIGNER WORK PERMIT ID CARD FOR MORE PURPOSE TO STAY IN TURKEY (TO AVOID CONTINUED ILLEGAL LABOR IN ISTANBUL).
.
OECD MEMBER COUNTRIES EXEMPT TO CONDITION ARE
USA, UK, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, CANADA, DENMARK, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, ICELAND, IRELAND, LUXEMBOURG, THE NETHERLANDS, NORWAY, PORTUGAL, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, ITALY, JAPAN, FINLAND, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, MEXICO, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, HUNGARY, SOUTH KOREA, POLAND, SLOVAKIA, CHILE, ESTONIA, ISRAEL, SLOVENIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, JORDAN, INCLUDING RUSSIA.
.

.
It is estimated over 1 million foreigners in Istanbul from previous continue to stay by expired Passport, expired Visa and expired Residence permit, and 300 thousand to work illegal with 100.000 to land and sea border cross to EU non stop.
.
.
However after 01 Jan 2020 for Touristic Residence Permit renewal or extension if you do not have an active Foreigner Work Permit ID Card you must lodge online Residence permit ID Card extension application to stay consecutive period in Turkey, with other purpose short-term Residence permit ID Card TYPES below.

.

  1. Real Estate Residence Permit ID Card is purpose of owned real estate in Turkey any value. Can continue from 1 term Touristic to 2nd term Real Estate Residence permit (with Turkish citizenship option after 5 years) and reason for additional Touristic stay in Turkey more period.
    .
  2. Real Estate Residence Permit ID Card is purpose of owned real estate in Turkey 250.000 USD value reduced Turkish citizenship amounts reduced from 1 million USD with temporary Legislative change. Can continue from 1 term Touristic to 2nd term instant Turkish Citizenship program.
    .
  3. Student residence permit ID Card if you are enrolled in Turkish University, will allow extra stay in Turkey. Can continue from 1 term Touristic to 2nd term Student Residence permit by rental contract.
    .
  4. Family Residence Permit ID Card will allow by Turkish spouse marriage and Turkish citizenship after 3 year stay. Can be apartment / home renal contract for residency or Turkish Tapu own property in Turkey.
    .

.
AS OPTIONAL PRACTICE FOREIGNER IS WELCOME TO RE-ENTER TURKEY BY NEW TOURISM VISA AND LODGE NEW
APPLICATION FOR SAME TYPE TOURISM RESIDENCE PERMIT AGAIN BY RENTAL CONTRACT AFTER 1 YEAR BREAK PERIOD.
.

.
.

NEW RULES TO FOREIGNERS FOR E-IKAMET RESIDENCE EXTENSION
.
Update May 2019: Foreigner to renew short term Residence permit ID Card in 81 province, the procedure to submit e-ikamet documents in 5 days by mail has ended and extension applications are no longer done by mail or PTT cargo.
.
In the new period, foreigner shall submit online extension application and (be present at determined appointment date and hour) at the district / provincial Directorate of Migration Management city locations below;
.
Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Alanya, Aydın, Bursa, Gaziantep, Istanbul, İzmir, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Mersin, Muğla, Samsun, Şanlıurfa, Tekirdağ, Afyonkarahisar, Aksaray, Amasya, Ardahan, Artvin, Ağrı, Balıkesir, Bartın, Batman, Bayburt, Bilecik, Bingöl, Bitlis, Bolu, Burdur, Denizli, Diyarbakır, Düzce, Edirne, Elazığ, Erzincan, Erzurum, Eskişehir, Giresun, Gümüşhane, Hakkari, Hatay, Isparta, Iğdır, Kahramanmaraş, Karabük, Karaman, Kars, Kastamonu, Kilis, Konya, Kütahya, Kırklareli, Kırıkkale, Kırşehir, Malatya, Manisa, Mardin, Muş, Nevşehir, Niğde, Ordu, Osmaniye, Rize, Sakarya, Siirt, Sinop, Sivas, Tokat, Trabzon, Tunceli, Uşak, Van, Yalova, Yozgat, Zonguldak, Çanakkale, Çankırı, Çorum, Şırnak. Affected area: applications from 81 provinces all over Turkey.
.
.

.
NEW RULE APRIL 2019: TURKISH POLICE STATIONS HAVE ENDED SERVICE TO FOREIGNERS IN TURKEY. IN THE NEW PERIOD FOREIGNERS APPLY BY APPOINTMENT AT TURKEY CITIZENSHIP AND PASSPORT OFFICIAL WEBSITE TO GÖÇ İDARESI IN TURKEY. FOR TURKISH DRIVER’S LICENSE AND NATIONAL ID BY APPOINTMENT TO CLOSEST MINISTRY OF INTERIOR GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF POPULATION & CITIZENSHIP AT 850 OFFICE LOCATIONS IN TURKEY.
.

.
.
UPDATES FOR E-IKAMET RESIDENCE APPLICATION FOR FOREIGNERS

.
According to Law 6458 on Foreigners and International Protection (YUKK) approved by the President on 10.04.2013 and published in the Official Gazette No.28615 dated 11.04.2013, Short-term residence shall be regulated by Articles 31-33 of the Law on Foreigners and International Protection No. 6458.
.
In immediate effect the Directorate General of Migration, management and procedure changes, mainly impacts Istanbul region and some other migration congested parts of Turkey.
.
.
.
The new set rules are combined with some questions and answers below;
.
.

How may I check my 2019 – 2020 Turkey residence permit id card online?
.
Before lodging a new online application you first may track Turkish residence permit ID card validity here. To query enter date of birth + e-Ikamet Tezkere number on ID Card.
.
.
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?
.
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?
.
If you have moved to 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 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. A document is granted at appointment free of charge for multiple exit-entrance conditions for first 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 in Turkey 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 determined 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.
.
.
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 if 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.
.
.
How many months / years do I have to have a residence permit to apply for a foreigners 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.
.
.
Where should I apply for international protection in Turkey?
.
Application for international protection should be made to the provincial directorate of migration management.
.
.
.
UPDATES FOR FOREIGNER TO STAY LEGAL, LONGER AND SAFE IN TURKEY

.
You may explore below links for instant advice on,
.