Application for residence permit in Turkey
Tourist visas are given to anyone who wants to stay in Turkey less than 90 days during a 6-month
The residence permit application procedure in Turkey is relevant to anyone who wants to stay in the
country for more than 90 days. This includes students, employees, marriage with a Turkish citizen
If you also want to work in Turkey, you must apply for a work permit. This requires a separate


Short-term residence permit in Turkey
When the application for a residence permit is made, for the first time, you receive a short-term
residence permit of maximum 2 years. This permit can be extended for 2 years at a time and after 5
years in total you can apply for a permanent residence permit.

These documents are needed for a residence permit application:

  • Passport with validity of more than 6 months and a colour copy of the passport
  • 4 biometric photos
  • Valid health insurance
  • Copy of TAPU or rental contract
  • Proof that you can financially manage yourself in the country

See below the requirements for citizenship:

  • An investment in Turkey of at least $ 500,000
  • Purchase of a property with a minimum value of $ 250,000. This property must have been in your name for at least 3 years
  • Creating work for 50 Turkish citizens
  • Purchase of government bonds at a minimum value of $ 500,000