Turkey Residence Visa

An authorisation to stay in Turkey for more than three months within six months for purposes such as settling, working, or studying is known as a Turkish Residence Permit. You can live in Turkey, study there, get married, change your driver's licence to Turkish, obtain a tax ID, establish a bank account, buy real estate, make investments, and a lot more with a residency permit. You only need a work permit, which doubles as a residency permit, if your primary motivation for moving to Turkey is to find employment.

Types of Turkey Residence Visa are listed below

  • Short Term Residence Permit: Among all other residency permits, the Turkish short-term residence permit is the most sought-after. This residency permit may be obtained for any of the following reasons: for medical treatment if you don't have a disease that's considered a threat to the public's health, to participate in in-service training programmes for educational or similar purposes within the framework of student exchange programs, to attend Turkish language courses, for scientific research, to forge business relationships, to travel for these reasons The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is your country of residence.
  • Visa for family residence : The foreign spouse, minor children, and dependent foreign kid of a Turkish native are all eligible for a family residency permit. To obtain a residence permit, the sponsor must be financially capable of supporting the applicant.
  • Residence visa for students : If you are in Turkey with the intention of enrolling in primary or secondary education, you are eligible to apply for a student residency permit. You won't require this one if you already have a family home permit. If you want to pursue studies leading to an associate degree, bachelor's degree, master's degree, doctorate, specialisation training in medicine (TUS), or specialty training in dentistry, you will also be qualified to apply for this residence (DUS).
  • Permit for long-term residence: You may apply for a Turkish long-term permit with an indefinite duration if you have lived in Turkey for at least eight years continuously and have a valid residence permit from the Turkish government. Note that you are not eligible to apply if you have lived in Turkey for the allotted time as a refugee, a person with conditional refugee status, a person with secondary protection, a person with a humanitarian residency visa, or a person with temporary protection.
  • Visa for humanitarian residence : If you are in Turkey without a valid visa or residence permit, but no deportation decision has been made against you, you are awaiting your deportation, or you are unable to return to your home country due to an emergency, you may apply for this residence permit.

Documents you need before you apply for Residence Visa Turkey are mentioned below

  • Form for requesting a residence permit.
  • Four biometric images that meet Turkey's standards
  • authentic passport.
  • copy of the passport or other travel document notarized.
  • evidence of adequate and long-term financial support for the duration of the stay. You must provide evidence that you have at least €500 in your bank for each month you spend in Turkey or that you will receive that much each month.
  • Proof of health insurance

Process Turkey Residence Visa

  • Your Turkey visa application will be processed differently depending on the nation you are applying from. While you can receive a response within three days in some nations, it could take as long as 15 working days on average in other nations. The processing of your application for a work visa could take up to 25 working days. On the same page where you started your application, you can check the status of your application.
  • Firstly you have to complete the online application form with your personal information and trip- related facts. Your valid supporting documentation must match the information on the form, so keep it close at hand. Your visa application will be denied for any irregularities.
  • Then you have to confirm that all the information on your e-visa application is accurate. The most frequent errors on application forms are incorrect passport numbers, inaccurate dates of birth, and misspelt first and last names. You can go to the following step as soon as everything looks good.
  • After that you have to pay for your electronic visa and provide a scan of a valid supporting document. Credit and debit cards are accepted as forms of payment.
  • One of our e-visa experts will thoroughly evaluate and ensure that your application is error-free once we get it. When your visa is accepted, you will receive a PDF copy via email. The Department of Foreign Affairs has access to the Turkey e-Visa, which is electronically connected to the passport.
  • Please print your current visa and bring a physical copy when you visit Turkey. Foreign nationals may also be required to show proof of a hotel reservation and return ticket when they arrive.