Expat Guide Turkey is an online resource for foreign nationals where they can find reliable and extensive information regarding Turkish rules and regulations especially on Turkish Labor law and immigration procedures. Since 2011, with more than 10.000 social media and e-mail subscribers and over 10.000 unique visitors per month, Expat Guide Turkey is one of the most reliable expat portals in Turkey that provides expat professionals with reliable and updated information about working and living in Turkey.


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Registered Office:
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14 Responses

  1. Hi,

    I am from India currently working in Dubai, I have received a job offer from turkey. But I am not aware the work permit and Visa procedure. Can you please help me to know how can i proceed with this job offer.


    • ExpatGuideTurkey ExpatGuideTurkey

      Dear Mr Rahoof,

      You can check our page concerning the Work Permit in the link bellow :

      If you wish our company can make all the required application in order for you to obtain a Work Permit. However it would be better for your employer to contact us first in order to cehck the criteras of employment.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  2. i want live in turky am from nigeria how can i apply and how can i be assit

    • ExpatGuideTurkey ExpatGuideTurkey

      Dear Sir/Madam,

      Our company can process your application for the residency permit. In order for us to give you this service you need to first get a valid Visa and enter Turkey. We can then start all the procedure for the application of the residency permit.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  3. Has the rules changed can you stay out of turkey longer than 120days now?

    • ExpatGuideTurkey ExpatGuideTurkey

      Dear Mrs Katie,

      Yes, this rule has been lifted and now foreigner is allows to stay outside of Tukrey for not more than 6 month at once.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team.

  4. I wish to travel from turkey to Southern Cyprus for a week. I have a residents permit ,are there any problems

    • ExpatGuideTurkey ExpatGuideTurkey

      Dear Mr Peter,

      Since you have a residency permit in Turkey you are able to travel freely to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. However, as you might know, unfortunately the Southern Cyprus has a different status thus making it a different legislation. Shortly you will need a Visa to get to the Southern Cyprus.

      Best Regard,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  5. My prospective employer wants me to pay for my Work Permit. How much is the rate for the Work Permit?

    • ExpatGuideTurkey ExpatGuideTurkey

      Dear Mrs Gladys,

      Our rate for work permit depend on the position and vacancy you will have, since different position require different types of application. If you get in touch with us by e-mail, we would be able to give you answer more acurately.

      Best Regard,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  6. I am unable to find current ‘Restrictions’ which apply to Short-term Resident Permit. Originally [in 2012] I acquired a ‘Blue Book’ 5 year Residence Permit. There was no restriction as to when I could come and go … actually it acted like a 5 Year Multiple Visa. Unfortunately this Permit will soon expire and I shall have to renew it!!

    In 2014 the rules were changed, 5 year permits were scrapped, ONE YEAR permits were introduced with the RESTRICTION that anyone remaining out of Turkey for more than 120 days would have their Permit ‘Revoked’.

    In August 2016 the rules regarding Short-term Residence Permits were changed again. A ‘qualifying’ person could apply for a 2 Year Permit. A person over 65 years of age needed no Health Insurance ….

    My query is …. does any ‘Restriction’ regarding maximum time one can remain outside Turkey still apply … a Permit holder can come and go as they please … without any caveat or fear that the Permit will be revoked?

    Can someone please advise?

  7. Hello I am finding it hard to get details on the minimum requirement regarding income for retired people who wish to retire to Turkey or in fact if there are limitations to the minimum value of the property to buy for retirement

  8. Hi,

    I am moving to Fethiye, Turkey with my family from the UK, can we apply for a resident permit to stay permanently?

    • Dear Ms. Zahra,

      Yes, you have a right to apply for short term residence permit. İf you need an assistance with Rp procedure, please feel free to call us on 444 7 284.

      Best regards,

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