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  • Beyoğlu Business Center
    İstiklal Street Number: 187 Flor: 4
    Beyoğlu – İstanbul/ TURKEY
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310 Comments

  • rana

    Dears,

    My friend is from Azerbaijan and they made a mistake with his residence, they gave him only 4 months and he didn’t notice until now.

    now his residence has expired and he doesn’t know what to do, everyone is telling him different thing.

    Would you please advise?

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Your friend must leave Turkey and after coming back can apply for new residence permit. However, if his permit is already expired, he must pay a fine for overstaying in Turkey while leaving the country.

      Kind Regards,

  • Hassan

    please share your contact number

  • Lars Adderson

    Dear Team,

    I read in your website that Danish nationality are exempted from residence permit fee.

    Am I understood it right?

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      That is correct, citizens of Denmark are extempted from residence permit fee. Only card fee, which is 89 TL must be paid.

      Best Regards,

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  • Anna

    Dear Expatguideturkey team,
    My name is Anna and I am from Hungary. I need some help regarding the residence permit and the 90/180 days rule.
    Can you help me please to see how is calculated this 90/180 days rule? I found two different information on your website, and I am really confused now.
    One of the information wrote that I should calculate it from the departure day, retrospectively ( so, if I enter in Turkey on 10 of March and I plan to leave Turkey on 10 of June, I have to calculate from 10 of June back 180 days and that’ s it)
    The other info wrote that I should calculate 180 days from the first entry. But… what means the first entry? I was in Turkey for some days in January, also some days between September – December period. Which one count for first entry?
    I also read on your webpage that at entrance in Turkey maybe I’ ll have to sign a document that I will apply for residence permit in 10 days. In this case, can you help me to obtain it? I don’t intend to work, just touristic visit and visiting friends. What will be the cost? I am 42 years old.
    Thank you in advance for your help!!
    Best regards,
    Anna

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Dear Anna,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If your visa is issued for 90 within 180 days, it means that from the starting date of your visa’s validity, which is 180 days, you can only spend 90 days in total within Turkey. Let’s say that you obtained a visa, which is valid from 1st of January. You arrive on Turkey on 8th January for 7 days. After that period you can only spend 83 more days in Turkey before your visa expires in the end of June. You can come to Turkey multiple times during the period of 180 days but time spent in Turkey during all of your visits can not exceed 90 days.
      Document stating that you would apply for residence permit within 10 days is issued only if you overstayed in Turkey before.

      Kind Regards,

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  • deva nargis

    I have another question to ask.how can i keep my father’s surname as a EU citizen after my marriage to my Turkish fiance.thank you deva.

  • matin

    Hi,I want to ask a question.I live in Tehran,I request for visa work and after that they send me a reference code,now I don’t know what should I do,could you please help me?

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You need to give the reference number to your employer in order to proceed with application.

      Kind Regards,

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  • Aydin

    Hi,

    Recently, I’ve been accepted to work in turkey through some interviews. So, they told me to send my documents in order to get working permission. But till now, It has taken 6 month and they just tell me we will inform you when we get the permission request. Could you tell me that how long it takes normally?

    Many thanks.

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Normally work permit application procedures last around 30 working days from the date of submission the documents to the Ministry of Labor. You can ask your employer to provide you with an application form as a proof that your application has beed made.

      Kind Regards,

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  • Mohmed Mahmoud

    I have received an invitation letter from private company in turkey asking me to come to interview me there, also send me a list of documentation needed including Interpol clearance certificate & expatriate clearance certificate. Is it mandatory in traveling there knowing that i’ll work there , secondly , who should obtain it me or them & they ask me it will be refundable. what should i do

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      None of the documents mentioned above is required for work permit application. Only the employer can apply for your work permit, however, the application costs are usually covered by the employee. You shoud precise this case with the company before procedures will start in order to avoid problems later.

      Kind regards,

      • Mohmed Mahmoud

        I contact them through official website & they emphasis that this is company policy , & should pay the cost of these certificates 1300 us but i afraid to be fruad & there is some one who hack their website. what should i do as if it is real , it will be a good vacancy for me. Is here in Egypt any official representative office , embassy , council house to advice & show the case to it. appreciate your quick advice

  • lina

    Hi
    i am Entry to Application for the Extension of the Duration of Residence Permit in the form says that i have two the first two letters of my name but i have two names and two last name so what should i do ?

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      In this case first two letters of first name and two letters of surname, which is written in your residence permit as the first one should be required.

      Best Regards,

  • Dirdemi

    I was on state scholarship during my master’s. I graduated last September. Now I am using short term residence permit. Can I apply for work permit? Thank you in advance.

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you were not receiving state scholarship during Bachelor’s degree, you are allowed to obtain work permit in Turkey.

      Best Regards,

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  • Maaz Khurshid

    Hello,

    Could you please share the estimated cost to get the resident Permit of Turkey. My family consists 5 members (me, my wife and 3 kids (18,13, 8 – ages)).

    This estimated cost must be covering everything (all the govt fee, Insurance, consultancy fee, translation and etc).

    Waiting for your response.

    Thanks
    Maaz Khurshid
    +966507862677

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Governmental fees depends on your nationality and requested period of stay. Health insurance costs change according to the age of all applicants. For detailed informations in this topic you can contact us at: info@expatguideturkey.com.

      Kind regards,

      • Maaz Khurshid

        I sent an email at info@expatguideturkey.com but it bounced back.
        Required Information as follows:
        Pakistani National
        Requested period of stay can be 1 to 2 years,
        My age 41 years, wife age 36 years & 18,13, 8 ages for 3 kids.

        Thanks in an advance.

  • Thomas

    Thanks for your comment , my question is I have all documents to apply to the USA embassy , I need to know that I’m ok a tourist visa right now with that status I can apply to the USA embassy or should I get a Turkish residence permit to apply to the USA , please let me know , thank you

  • thomas

    hi i am in turkey right now as a tourist , ive got a job offer from USA , can i apply From USA embassy in Turkey or i need to go back to india and appky from india ? please let me know thank you

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As we do not know requirements for work permit applications in USA, you should contact the nearest Embassy/Consulate in order to receive detailed informations in this topic.

      Kind regards,

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  • Jolien

    Hi there,

    I really like your site, the information is so clear and nicely written. thanks for that! I especially like the replies you give to the questions from others, so I really hoped you could help me out too 🙂

    So my question is about applying for a work permit at the Turkish consulate in my home country. When I applied at the consulate, they told me that after the work permit is approved, i have to come to the consulate to get a stamp in my passport, with which i have to apply for a residence permit once I enter Turkey. But this is old news, right?

    I have been working for a Turkish company since November 2017. That time my employer applied for the work permit in Turkey, and when my work permit was expiring in October 2018 the person who would apply for the renewal failed to do it. I had to leave turkey because i was overstaying my visa time. I then applied for a new work permit at the Turkish consulate in the Netherlands, and came back to Turkey on a tourist visa. Last week my employer got the news that the work permit was approved.

    I know that the work permit covers the residence permit, but why does the consulate still want me to come? Do you maybe know if my employer will receive the work permit card on their office address in Turkey (like the last time), or that it will arrive at the consulate from where I applied?

    Every time I talk to the consulate they are so unclear about it, and I just hoped you know the answer. I am in Istanbul at the moment, so I want to be sure if I do really need come to the consulate again.

    Thanks a lot for your help! Have a nice day,

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you very much for your comment.

      The Work Permit card should be delivered to your employer and there is no need for you to go to your home country, neither to apply for separate residence permit as you can stay in Turkey legally basing only on your work permit.

      Best Regards,

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  • Shahid Mohammad

    thanks for your reply. in my earlier question about work permit i see my mobile no is also visible. would you please remove it from message. cheers also send me me email for citizenship via 250k route to my email

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Dear Shahid,

      Your phone number has been removed from the comment. Please, check your mailbox.

      Best Regards,

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  • shahid

    I would like get a work permit as sef finance. is it possible?
    cheers
    shahid

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      In order to obtain work permit, first you need to find a job in Turkey and your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country. Work permit application can not be submitted basing on visa.

      Kind Regards,

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  • adnan

    can you please provide me detail about Turkey

  • Mert

    My Ukranian friend overstayed 2 days in Turkey. At the airport she was asked to pay a fine about 760 TL but since she did not have enough money she could not pay that amount. The officers told her that she can pay next time she enters the country. But when we read the internet there are so many contradicting comments/info like since she did not pay she could be banned for 5 years and so on.. So my question is, if you overstay less than 10 days and if you cannot pay the fine (not refuse to pay but cannot due to insufficient money), will it be the case that she can enter the country next time and pay the fine?

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If your friend did not receive any informations regarding being banned, there should be no problem to enter the country again. However, she should contact local Turkish Consulate/Embassy in order to receive informations about the payment and her current visa status.

      Kind Regards,

  • Saud Khan

    I just want to have information regarding citizenship programme by buying a property value 250000 dollars . Can a property be anywhere or any specific place ? Can we rent it ? How much rent will i get on it . Citizenship will be for my whole family ? How much time does it takes to get a passport ? How many days I have to stay per year to get passport? Are there any other charges ?

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      There is no restrictions regarding location of the property, it can be in any city in Turkey. You are allowed to rent the property, the amount of rent depends on various circumstances like location, number of bedrooms or standard. Investor, their spouse and children under 18 years old are entitled for Turkish citizenship basing on the investment. If you are interested in Citizenship by Investment programme, you can contact us at info@expatguideturkey.com for more details.

      Best Regards,

  • Khaista Rahman Yousafzai

    I am living in turkey with bearing a residence permit. how can I sponsor my father.

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, you can not be a sponsor for your father as a residence permit holder in Turkey. He must apply separately for residence permit in order to stay here longer than visa validity period allows him to.

      Kind Regards,

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  • Khalid

    I am planning to buy property in the name of my wife (Pakistani National). I have a few questions as below:
    1. What is the minimum value of property purchase for short term residence.
    2. Can her husband (Indian National) and daughter under 18 years (Indian National) apply as dependents based on the property purchase.
    3. How long does it take from the time of property purchase to apply and get the residence permit for her and dependents.
    4. What is the duration of the short term residence that will be given in this case.
    5. Does the property owner or dependent have to stay in Turkey to maintain the short term residence or can he/she stay outside Turkey
    5. Do we have to be physically present there during the entire time or can we delegate your office by Power of Attorney to do any of the process.
    6. What will be you changes for the services from registeration of property (TAPU) to getting the residence permit.
    7. Do you offer real estate services for purchase of property.

    Await your response.
    Thanks & warm regards.

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      There is no minimum value of the property, you can apply for residence permit basing on any amount of property investment. Spouse and children of the investor are also eligible for this kind of residence permit. Application can be submitted as soon as the owner receives title deeds in their name, procedures can last between 1,5 to 3 months, depending on the location of the property and available appointment dates. First residence permit is usually being granted for one year and later can be extended multiple times for up to 3 years each time. Property owners and dependents are not obliged to stay in Turkey after obtaining residence permit and the document would not be cancelled. Applicants must be present in Turkey to start the procedures and at the appointment date, other steps can be made basing on notarized power of attorney. We also provide services regarding purchasing a property in Turkey. İf you want, our company can help you to find a property adapted to your needs and budget. Moreover, before the transaction we will provide you with property valuation report prepared by companies with governmental license and track all necessary formalities like municipal debts and obtaining title deeds. This way the risk of being deceived is decreased to the minimum. If you would like to benefit from our services, you can contact us at: info@expatguideturkey.com or visit one of our offices.

      Best Regards,

  • B Irving

    Hi, I am looking at coming into Turkey over a 12 month period, I will only be entering the country for 2-3 days at a time. I will not be exceeding 90 days on a 180 day travel visa. Can I get a 2nd travel visa once my 180 day travel visa expires?
    Thanks

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If your stay in Turkey would not exceed 90 days within 180 days, you can enter the country as long as your visa is valid and apply for another 180 days visa once the previous one expires.

      Kind regards,

  • deva nargis

    would you please help me,with recommending private insurance company(nies).? thank you.

  • Anastasiya

    Hello. How much does it cost to register a company for foreigner? LLc or a branch. Do you provide accountant service after?

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Our company may provide the assistance to establish a company for you in Turkey.
      Foreigners can set up a business with the minimum of 10.000 TL in Turkey. However, in order to get a work permit for foreigners, the company’s pre paid capital should be 100.000 TL and more.
      We also provide accounting services. Our fees depends on the exact scope of services, for detailed informations you can contact us at: info@expatguideturkey.com.

      Kind regards,

  • Kaleel

    Hi,

    Is it mandatory to have Turkish heath insurance, I have international health insurance that is covering my period.

    Is it ok?

    Regards,
    Kaleel Rahman.

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Policy must be obtained from one of health insurance providers in Turkey.

      Kind Regards,

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