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  • Beyoğlu Business Center
    İstiklal Street Number: 187 Flor: 4
    Beyoğlu – İstanbul/ TURKEY
  • 444 7 284

324 Comments

  • Lauren Hales

    Good day,
    I am a South African citizen traveling in Turkey on a tourist visa (30 days). The visa is only valid for 30 days within a 180 period, however I would like to extend my visa for an additional 30 days as I would like to continue traveling in Turkey.
    How do I go about this process and is it possible for me to get a visa extension if my original visa is only valid for a period of 30 days? Or would I have to apply for a new visa of 30 days?

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      In order to extend your stay, you would need to apply for residence permit. Application procedures last up to 90 days and you can stay in Turkey legally during the process, however, you are not supposed to leave the country after your visa expires and before you receive residence permit card.

      Kind Regards,

  • Rashid Qamar Khan

    I have 15 days tourist visa of Turkey. I want to apply turkish temporary residence permit. How long this procedure take time to complete?
    Meanwhile may i come back?
    How much total cost?

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Residence permit application procedures take up to three months. You can leave Turkey and come back for as long as your visa will be valid, however you must be present in Turkey for your appointment date. After your visa would expire, you can stay legally in Turkey if your application is already lodged in the system. You can read about governmental fees in our article below:
      https://www.expatguideturkey.com/work-and-residence-permit-fees/

      If you want, our company can assist you throughout residence permit application procedures. You can contact us at: info@expatguideturkey.com

      Kind regards,

  • Gustave

    Hello,

    I finished my interview of short-term residence permit in Istanbul today.

    My question is if I can go abroad now and come back with a new visa.

    Or I have to stay here in Turkey until I receive the email of approval.

    Thank you very much in advance.

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can obtain a document from Immigration Office allowing you to leave Turkey for 15 days. You are not supposed to exceed this period of time as you would need to obtain new visa to re-enter Turkey and your residence permit application might be cancelled.

      Kind Regards,

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  • Sareh

    Hello
    My husband and I are English teachers who are looking for a job opportunities in Turkey, we were wondering if you could help us with finding a job.

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, we can not help you to find a job in Turkey. After you find one, we can assist your future employer to obtain work permit for you.

      Kind Regards,

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  • Sam

    Hello

    I wanna take a Turkish language course and my visa is Turkish language course my question is which residency permit is right for me

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you can prove your purpose of stay by the document stating that you will attend language course in Turkey, you are supposed to apply for short term residence permit for language course purposes.

      Best Regards,

  • Ayush

    Hi,
    I brought my family to Turkey on tourist VİSA and applied for their Residence permit. I received the copy of stamped application of Residence permit through immigration office. At present, i am waiting for residence permit card but my family want to visit the India in mean time.

    Please let me know, if my family members can exit and entry Turkey with the stamped application form of Residence permit received from the immigration office?

    Thanks

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Your family should obtain a document from Immigration Office allowing them to leave Turkey for maximum 15 days in order to travel before the residence permit card would be issued.

      Kind Regards,

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  • Mohammed

    Hello,
    I have received an email ( see below) with employment letter from a company called VoltWood Inc. is it genuine or not? Please advice.
    Thanks

    The Management and Staffs of Volt Wood Inc hereby Congratulates you over
    the success of your application. At Volt Wood, we believe in offering a
    competitive and contemporary benefits package that focuses on individual
    choice based on personal needs and preferences. Our “Wealth” benefits
    include Pension, Savings, and Employee Share Purchase Plans. These
    programs promote financial security through competitive employer
    contributions and attractive opportunities for employee participation.

    We operate a more structured and systematic approach towards new
    employee’s induction and on boarding. There will be a two weeks
    induction and on boarding of all new employees to enable new hires
    adjust to the social and performance aspect of the new job quickly and
    smoothly. New hires will learn the attitudes, knowledge, skills and
    behaviors required to function effectively within our organization.

    It is important that you also understand that In Volt Wood Inc, Our
    selection and Appointment are based on the following:

    – CURRICULUM VITAE
    – LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE
    – QUALIFICATION
    – RECOMMENDATION
    – PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT RECORDS

    Kindly find the attached documents which embodies the approved terms of
    your offer of employment with VoltWood Inc the contingent agreement is
    at-will upon your acceptance, you have been accepted as well invited by
    the Management to resume duties on the record time.

    Upon acceptance of this offer, you are required to forward your signed
    contract offer to our consultant for the procurement of all travel
    documents. Ensure you comply with there directives to enable them
    complete the process without delay. Prospective employees must make all
    travel arrangements through EXPAT CONET CONSULT, we ensure that the
    arrangements are made in compliance with policy, and security receives
    location information to support New Hires in the event of a travel
    disruption.

    TRAVEL EXPENSES POLICY:
    Voltwood shall reimburse only relocation/travel expenses made through
    the assistance of our approved consultant. Travel and Finance and
    Expense management will be reviewing your TRAVEL EXPENSES to ensure
    employees are in compliance with the policy and are reimbursed
    according.

    Contact EXPAT CONET CONSULT with your unique identification and tracking
    number for the acquisition of your travel documents.

    UIN:6748/VW/36/0T54-2019
    TRACKING NO: VW85762019TR.
    Contact Person: RECEP AYVAZ
    Phone: +90 531 355 35 69
    support@expatconet.com
    http://www.expatconet.com

    Congratulations

    Kind Regards
    HRO.Mehmet Budak
    VoltWood Inc.

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      We do not have any detailed informations about this job offer. We strongly recommend you to be careful and not to make any payment in advance as this offer most probably is a scam.

      Kind Regards,

  • Endurance

    I’m a Nigerian national residing in TRNC with plans to relocate to Turkey June 2019 and would like to confirm the following;

    What is the cost of obtaining residence permit (one year) including your service fee and all government charges? How long does it take to process?

    Since work permit depends on employment, do you render any service relating to job matching? I need assistance in getting a job quickly and then obtain work permit through your firm.

    What other special services can you render in my situation? Meeting some obligations is understandable.

    Regards

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Governmental fee for obtaining residence permit for one year is 80 USD + 89 TL card fee. You can read more about the amounts of fees in our article below:
      Work and Residence permit fees for 2019

      Our service fee for residence permit application is 900 TL + VAT (this fee does not include governmental fees and health insurance costs). Application procedures last up to three months.

      Unfortunately, we do not provide services reagrding job matching.

      Best Regards,

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  • Massiel

    Hi, I would like to know, what are the processes that i have to follow in the case that my residence permit (short term student) expires 3 days before my flight back home. And if there’s a fee how much will it be ? Thanks in advance for all the help,

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      3 days of your stay in Turkey after expiration of your residence permit will be considered as overstay and most probably you will need to pay a small fine. You can read more about the amounts of fines in our article below:
      The consequences of overstaying in Turkey

      Please, be informed that the final decision on the amount of fine will be taken by the customs at the airport and it can differ from the official amounts.

      Best Regards,

  • Youssef

    Hi,i m tunisian . I have a work permit since january 2019. I want to know how much cost the insurance assigned for me,because it is not indicated in “Edevlet” , there was just indication for the hole amount who paid my comany. What can i do please?

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Cost of your social security should be visible in e-devlet system. You can also visit SGK in order to receive informations regarding your social security.

      Best Regards,

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  • Stephen Hillcoat

    I have established an internet based company. All the documentation has been registered with the relevant Turkish authorities and notarised. We are not receiving an income from the company. Are there any legal restrictions?

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you very much for your email.

      If you are not receiving income in Turkey, you are not obliged to pay income tax within the country, however, you still need to prepare compulsory tax declarations.

      Best Regards,

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  • Mike

    Hello,

    I want to apply for health insurance for my wife (29 years) using ATA service. Please I have the following question:

    How much?
    What documents you need?
    Can I come to office on her behalf, without her presence?

    Thank you so much

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Price of one year health insurance policy for 29 years old is 195 TL. Your wife does not need to be present in our office to obtain health insurance. You will need your wife’s passport (original or photocopy), father’s name and address in Turkey.

      Best Regards,

  • Kushtrim Ajvazi

    Greetings,
    I have a question regarding my work permit. I am from Kosovo and I am currently working in Gaziantep Turkey, my work permit is going to expire on May 13th. My company has submitted the paper worm for the new work permit and I am waiting to receive it by mail at the PTT, but I have to travel back to Kosovo for a business trip on the 29th of April and I still haven’t received my new work permit, my return date is May 13 which is also the expiration date on my Work Permit. Will I be able to reenter Turkey, or is this going to be an issue. If yes, what can I do? Is there some kind of paperwork that I can get to present at the airport so that they will allow me to reenter?

    Thanks in advance!

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If your work permit would not be received before you leave Turkey, you should take with you any document stating that your extension application was approved. Also, if in the meantime work permit would be received by your employer, they should send you a scan of your card to be printed and presented at the airport.

      Best Regards,

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  • Rhoda

    Hello!
    I am planning to move for a year to Turkey from Sweden ( Europe). Around how much will it cost for the residency permit and the health insurance for me altogether?
    Do I need to pay you for anything more? Thank you in advance!

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Cost of one year residence permit fee is 80$ + 89 TL card fee. Health insurance costs depends on your age and type of insurance. If you would like to benefit from our services, our fee is 900 TL (governmental fees and health insurance costs sre not included).

      Best Regards,

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  • Fada

    Hello everyone,

    Please I need some help regarding my husband health insurance, on the 2. July he will be 65 years old, and I read that people over 65 years old, does not need a health insurance for RP.

    Does he need an insurance if he apply for RP during May 2019?

    Or he should wait til the 2.July, then he apply for RP?

    If he does not need health insurance for RP, what he will write in the insurance-fields on RP-application?

    I appreciate your answer.

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If the application would be lodged before your husband turns 65, he must have health insurance purchased within Turkey. It is not required to fill health insurance policy informations for applicants over 65 years old.

      Best Regards,

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  • Sumera

    Dear Team.

    I have visit visa of turkey till 22nd May 2019.My question is that can i travel to turkey till 20 May 2019 or i have to travel before 22 days like 30 April 2019..Please clarify this issue to avoid any issue at airport.

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you did not spend the time that you are allowed to be within Turkey on your current visa, you can enter the country until the last day of its validity. However, you are not supposed to stay in Turkey longer than your visa’s validity unless you apply for residence permit before expiration of your visa.

      Best Regards,

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  • sami

    merhaba
    ben vatandaslik kazandim tasinmaz mal uzerine,
    esim hamile dogum dan sonra vatandaslik kazanir mi? yoksa sadece cocuk?

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Merhaba,

      Çocuğunuz Türk vatandaşı olacak ama eşinizin vatandaşlık başvurusu yapması için sizin vatandaşlığı kazandığınızdan itibaren 3 sene beklemesi gerekiyor.

  • nasser

    i recived this is offer letter is it true or fake
    he Management and Staffs of Volt Wood Inc hereby Congratulates you over
    the success of your application. At Volt Wood, we believe in offering a
    competitive and contemporary benefits package that focuses on individual
    choice based on personal needs and preferences. Our “Wealth” benefits
    include Pension, Savings, and Employee Share Purchase Plans. These
    programs promote financial security through competitive employer
    contributions and attractive opportunities for employee participation.

    We operate a more structured and systematic approach towards new
    employee’s induction and on boarding. There will be a two weeks
    induction and on boarding of all new employees to enable new hires
    adjust to the social and performance aspect of the new job quickly and
    smoothly. New hires will learn the attitudes, knowledge, skills and
    behaviors required to function effectively within our organization.

    It is important that you also understand that In Volt Wood Inc, Our
    selection and Appointment are based on the following:

    – CURRICULUM VITAE
    – ACCREDITATION SURVEY
    – LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE
    – QUALIFICATION
    – RECOMMENDATION
    – PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT RECORDS

    Kindly find the attached documents which embodies the approved terms of
    your offer of employment with VoltWood Inc the contingent agreement is
    at-will upon your acceptance, you have been accepted as well invited by
    the Management to resume duties on the record time. However, as required
    by the Immigration and Nationality Act 2006 and in compliance with the
    UN terrorism/border control Act (No 345 B) Management have provided the
    mandatory clearances necessary in other to facilitate the procurement
    and approval of your travel documents at the earliest time.

    Upon acceptance of this offer, you are required to forward your signed
    contract offer to our consultant for the procurement of all travel
    documents. Ensure you comply with there directives to enable them
    complete the process without delay. Prospective employees must make all
    travel arrangements through EXPAT CONET CONSULT, we ensure that the
    arrangements are made in compliance with policy, and security receives
    location information to support New Hires in the event of a travel
    disruption.

    TRAVEL EXPENSES POLICY:
    Voltwood shall reimburse only relocation/travel expenses made through
    the assistance of our approved consultant. Travel and Finance and
    Expense management will be reviewing your TRAVEL EXPENSES to ensure
    employees are in compliance with the policy and are reimbursed
    according.

    Contact EXPAT CONET CONSULT with your unique identification and tracking
    number for the acquisition of your travel documents.

    UIN:6748/VW/36/0T54-2019
    TRACKING NO: VW85762019TR.
    Contact Person: ALEX LEO
    Phone: +90 531 355 35 69
    support@expatconet.com
    http://www.expatconet.com

    Congratulations

    Kind Regards
    HRO.Mehmet Budak
    VoltWood Inc.

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      We strongly recommend you to be careful and not to make any payment in advance as most probably this offer is a scam.

      Best Regards,

  • Maria

    Hello!

    I am currently working in a company that I came with AIESEC. I had a one year residence permit and now it is about to expire, so i will apply for a work permit for the same company.
    Documents will be the same that I need for the application? Passport copy, Photo, Contract (Ikamet), Diploma, Employer Contract?
    And also, application will be online. Could you give me the link?

    Thank you in advance,

    Maria

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Work permit application is in the scope of our services. If your employer needs assistance throughout the procedures, they can contact us to benefit from our services.

      Best Regards,

  • Atif

    If we will take a building in turkey on rent for hostel purpose.
    It is legally allowed from government or not to use any flat or building as hostel..

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you would like to run a hostel in Turkey, you will need to establish a company first. You must also obtain work permit in order to do business activity within the country. To obtain work permit for yourself as an owner, your company’s paid capital must be at least 100.000 TL and there must be 5 Turkish citizens employed per each foreigner in the company including yourself.

      Kind Regards,

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  • alex T

    Hello i live in usa me and my wife . where in usa i need to apply , How long does it take to receive a Turkish residence permit? and do i need to buy a house first or after . thank you

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can only apply for residence permit after you enter Turkey and before your visa expires. Application procedures can take up to three months. If you purchase a property in Turkey, you can apply for residence permit for property owners, which is possible to extend multiple times. You do not have to be a residence permit holder to purchase real estate in Turkey.

      Best Regards,

  • Hassan

    Dear Sir
    Looking for a tourist visa for 3 weeks to Turkey , Citizen Of Pakistan visa is required for 2 adults , the problem is they have no bank statements or work in Pakistan , as i will be paying for the trip , they have been to Croatia back in 2008 and returned back to Pakistan on time , my self am based in UK ,and will pay for their tickets hotels and everything , what are the possible ways you can help Thank you

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, we can not help with visa application procedures. After foreigners obtain a visa and enter Turkey, we can assist them to apply for residence permit if needed.

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  • Hello,

    Can any of the visa types granted by Turkey under the listed category be used to obtain the Turkey Resident Permit for Touristic Purposes?

    1- TOURIST/BUSINESSPERSON (source: http://www.mfa.gov.tr)

    a) Touristic Visit
    b) Single Transit
    c) Double Transit
    d) Business Meeting/Commerce
    e) Conference/Seminar/Meeting

    Thanks for your immediate response!

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You need to obtain touristic visa in order to apply for touristic residence permit after your arrival to Turkey.

      Kind Regards,

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  • Sam

    Dear expatguideturkey
    I am travelling around turkey as a tourist and I have spent 85 consecutive days out of my 90/180 day e-visa. There are still some places I would like to visit however. If I spend a week in Greece and buy a new e-visa and then attempt to renter turkey will my visa day count be reset to zero I.e will I have another 90 days available?
    Best wishes
    Sam

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can obtain new visa only after 180 days of your current visa’s validity will pass.

      Kind Regards,

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  • Stacie

    Hi
    I’m looking to invest in my friends small estate agent company. I will be investing 25% share. Do I need a work permit to do so and if so is it better to apply for a shareholder work permit?
    Thank you in advance

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You do not need a work permit to invest in Turkey, however if later you are planning to do a business activity within Turkey, you must apply for work permit as a shareholder of the company.

      Kind Regards,

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