Obtaining and renewal of residence permits in Turkey
Buying real property in Turkey gives the owner the right to obtain a residence permit, which can be prolonged on expiry, if the need arises.
A real property’s direct owner’s immediate family (mother and father), children who have not yet reached the age of majority and spouses can obtain the residence permit along with him or her.
Starting from April 2015, to submit documents for residence permit on the basis of owning real estate, it is necessary to obtain a rendezvous on the Migration Service’s site. To do this, you need to prepare and scan the following documents:
- medical insurance;
- an extract from a Turkish bank on the availability in an account of an amount of US$ 500 per person per month. That is, to obtain a residence permit for a year one person needs to have in an account at a Turkish bank at least US$ 6,000. It is also possible to deposit an equivalent amount in euros or Turkish Liras;
- 4 biometric photographs;
- a fresh extract from the Tapu Office that the housing still belongs to you; foreign passport (pages with the photo and pages where the last entry into the country is registered);
- Turkish tax number.
Having collected and scanned all the documents, you should fill in the form on website: https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/.
After filling in the questionnaire, the system will prompt you to select a date and time when you can come to the migration service with the originals of the documents as well as with the copies of the TAPU and the foreign passport. There you will need to pay for a plastic card and the state fee, the cost depends on your nationality. When going there, do not forget to print out and take with you the questionnaire and the page with the confirmation of the rendezvous.
The residence permit will be sent to you by mail to the specified residence address within a month or two months.
To extend a residence permit it will be enough to simply fill in the questionnaire on the site and send the documents by registered mail.
Collecting the necessary documents and preparing the applications sometimes cause difficulties for a foreign citizen, so our company’s employees will be happy to help in solving this issue.
We will prepare all the necessary forms and applications, help to obtain certificates from the local government agencies and organizations, and consult you on how to fill in the questionnaire correctly.