Short Term Residency in Turkey
Short Term Residence Permit is issued for:
Tourist permit is given for those coming to Turkey for tourism, visit friends, family etc for a year or two years depending on expiry of passport and having visa valid at the time of application.
2. Accompanying family
First degree relatives of foreign nationals that come to our country for any reason and get a residence permit may also get a residence permit for accompanying purposes.
The foreign national that has the residence permit will have a status of supporter in this case. Accordingly, foreign spouse of the supporter, minor foreign child of the supporter or his/her spouse, and the major foreign child the supporter or his/her is obliged to look after although the child in question has turned 18 may also apply for a family residence permit.
3. Purchase of property
Foreign nationals that wish to reside in a dwelling bought in Turkey may get a residence permit up to one year. For asking for a residence permit, they first of all need to buy a dwelling, and apply to the Turkish representation office together with the original of the title deed in the country of citizenship or permanent residence. If deemed fit by the representation office, the foreign national may be given a visa for Title Deed purposes or a Short Term Visa, thus they are given the right of applying for a residence permit for him/her and family members.
4. Business interviews or trade activities
Foreign nationals that come to Turkey for having a business interview or for establishing their own business may be given a residence permit up to one year provided they ask for it and meet the criteria. For doing so, they need to make an application to the Immigration and Refugee Offices prior to expiry date of their visa or visa exemption for making an appointment, and make the requested documents ready until the date of appointment.
5. Medical treatment
Foreign nationals asking for a residence permit for treatment purposes may be given a residence permit during the treatment periods in case they document their condition by virtue of a letter or a report obtained from a private or public health institution. For doing so, they need to make an application to the Immigration and Refugee Offices prior to expiry date of their visa or visa exemption for making an appointment, and make the requested documents ready until the date of appointment.
6. Higher Education
Foreign nationals that study for an associate degree, bachelor’s degree or doctor’s degree programmes at a higher education in Turkey may e given a residence permit up to one year if they apply for it within six months of time following the completion of their studies (following the date of graduation).
Foreign nationals that enter in Turkey through legal means due to civil wars in their home land or in cases whenever it is mandatory for them to stay in Turkey for different reasons, a residence permit (a short term visa) may be given up to one year. Humanitarian residence permits can be given for the following reasons.
- When there is a high benefit for the child
- In case of a deportation or exclusion order when departure procedures of the foreign nationals from Turkey cannot be performed or when it is seemingly neither reasonable nor possible for them to leave Turkey
- During the time the procedures for returning the applicant to the country of asylum or to a third country that is safe are still underway
- Foreign nationals that are allowed to enter or stay in Turkey in case of emergency or for reason of protecting national benefits and interests and for reasons of public peace or public order
- In extraordinary cases
8. Scientific search
Foreign nationals that come to Turkey for conducting a scientific research may be given a ‘Short Term Residence Permit’ up to one year provided they ask for a residence permit and meet the criteria. For doing so, they need to apply to the relevant government agencies prior to expiry date of their visa or visa exemption for making an appointment, and make the requested documents ready until the date of appointment.
9. Judicial reasons
Foreign nationals that have been given a residence permit in advance and that are mandatory to stay in Turkey based on a court decision ruled by the courts in Republic of Turkey may be given a ‘Short Term Residence Permit’ up to one year. For instance, a foreign national that is married to a Turkish citizen and is residing in Turkey may be given a residence permit to ensure he or she is not in a tight position during a divorce case.
By obtaining a residence permit, you are eligible for the followings:
• Obtaining a Turkish driving license
• Public notary proceedings
• Purchase and sale of real estate
• Obtaining and renewing insurance policies
• Bank accounts and transactions
• Purchasing a Vehicle
As Estist, we also give residency permit aquisition service as well as citizenship aplication.
Please contact with us for more information.