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  • residencetr 4:01 pm on September 24, 2017 Permalink
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    The Powerful Work Visa, is Foreigner Work Permit + Turkish Residence Permit 

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    NOTICE: BEFORE WORK VISA APPLICATIONS LODGED with the Turkish consulates in the foreigner’s country of citizenship for legal stay, the
    EMPLOYEE PASSPORT must be valid for 12 months + 60 days AS THE FIRST CONDITION. Foreigner applications approved by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security must enter Turkey within a maximum of 180 days after the date, the work permit is issued.
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    FOREIGNERS WHO;

    • DO NOT QUALIFY FOR TOURISTIC OR BUSINESS VISA
    • PREVIOUSLY  HAVE BEEN TOURISTIC OR BUSINESS VISA DENIED
    • UNABLE TO FIND A TURKISH COMPANY INVITATION LETTER
    • UNABLE TO FIND A TURKISH PERSON SPONSOR LETTER
    • DEPORTED FROM TURKEY (FOR VISA VIOLATION ONLY)
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    SHALL ENTER TURKEY WITH WORK VISA under  the Turkish Passport Law No. 5682 and Foreigners International Protection Law No. 6458
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    IN TURKEY WITH WORK VISA;

    • FOREIGNER WORK PERMIT ID CARD
    • IS ALSO RESIDENCE PERMIT
    • VALID 1 YEAR
    • READY FOR USE
    • CAN SPONSOR FAMILY

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    HOW TO APPLY FOR WORK VISA TO TURKEY


    SEND YOUR PASSPORT copy and BIOMETRIC PHOTO via e-mail or WhatsApp Application Center +90 530 1130728. NO FEE TO START
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    receive your EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT for TURKEY sponsored by the qualified TURKISH COMPANY undertaking the clauses to ; Pay for return flight tickets, Pay all travel costs, Provide accommodation with 3 daily meals, Pay monthly salary and social security government fee, Emergency call numbers. SIGN AND VALIDATE DOCUMENT

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    STEP 1.
    FILL ONLINE WORK VISA APPLICATION FORM at visa.gov.tr and select a consulate of the Republic of Turkey in the country of which you are a citizen or a permanent resident. UPLOAD THE SIGNED EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT and SUBMIT APPLICATION. BOOK AN APPOINTMENT DATE AND ATTEND WITH + Visa application form + Signed employment contract + Passport + 2 biometric photos. ALL nationals add original Police Character Certificate.
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    NEXT you will receive an e-mail from TURKISH EMBASSY 2 days after, FORWARD THE WORK VISA REFERENCE NUMBER TO EMPLOYER

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    STEP 2.
    WITHIN PAYMENT FOR SOCIAL SECURITY $300 DEPOSIT the TURKISH COMPANY IN TURKEY will follow up your WORK PERMIT APPLICATION to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security and conclude for APPROVAL procedure.
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    NEXT you will receive WORK PERMIT REFERENCE NUMBER e-mail from TURKISH EMBASSY 10 – 12 days after,
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    STEP 3.
    WITHIN PAYMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT $1.200 FOR WORK PERMIT the WORK VISA WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU from the consulate of the Republic of Turkey in the country of which you are a citizen or a permanent resident..
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    SCHENGEN VISA NOTICE : Provide your last 3 MONTHS EMPLOYMENT RECORD IN TURKEY, and obtain your 90 DAY SCHENGEN VISA  from the GERMAN EMBASSY IN TURKEY. When in Germany, you are allowed to visit all the other members of the Schengen agreement as following, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

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    REASONS FOR DENIAL FOR ENTRY OF FOREIGNERS IN TURKEY FIGURES

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    FROM period  Sep 2016 – Sep 2017 total 40 MILLION VISITORS ARRIVED TO TURKEY. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF UNAUTHORIZED FOREIGNERS who came to TURKEY BORDERS was 18.294 persons. Where 7.399 persons 40% had active deport on ENTRY BAN, 4.300 persons 24% came to Turkey WITHOUT VISA, and 2.491 person 14% were not allowed to enter due to INVALID PASSPORT or travel document.
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  • residencetr 11:38 am on July 11, 2017 Permalink
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    61 Questions Answers About Foreigner International Protection Law No. 6458 Turkey 

    Revised Jul 2017 – Resource, Directorate General of Migration Management Turkey
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    frequently asked questions 1 - 61 Questions Answers About Foreigner International Protection Law No. 6458 Turkey
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    1. Where do you apply for international protection?
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      Application for international protection will be done to governorates in person by individuals.
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    2. How do you make an international protection application?
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      Except for the illiterate applicants, the declaration of the applicant including information on international protection application will be taken in the language which the applicant can express oneself. The declaration of the applicant will be handwritten and signed by applicant and governorates will have the applications translated.
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    3. Are the documents submitted during the international protection application returned to the applicant?
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      Copies of information and documents deemed as necessary can be taken by abiding the confidentiality, the originals of entire documents including the passports will be returned to the applicant.
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    4. Can the legal representative or attorney of an individual apply for international protection on behalf of that person?
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      International protection applications cannot be done through the attorney or legal representative of an individual.
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    5. Can the international protection applicant apply on behalf of the family members?
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      Applicant can make an application on behalf of the family members traveling with the applicant based on the same justification. Approval of adult members of the family will be taken.
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    6. What are the benefits affiliated to “Application Registry Document” issued to international protection applicants?
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      The document will enable the applicant to reside in the designated province without obtaining one of the residence permit types and to access to education, health and social services provided to applicants.
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    7. What are the rights of an individual who has an “International Protection Applicant ID”?
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      Such ID will ensure the right to stay in Turkey and access to education, health and social services provided to applicants without obtaining one of the residence permit types.
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    8. Who will have “International Protection Status ID”?
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      Individuals, who have the refugee, conditional refugee and subsidiary protection status, will be entitled to such an ID.
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    9. How long will it take to finalize the application of international protection?
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      The application will be finalized within six months following the date of registry. In case of failure to decide in this period the applicant will be notified.
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    10. Can the applicants with accelerated evaluation reside in the province, which they made the application?
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      The General Directorate may allow them to stay in the province of application but these applicants can also be referred to other provinces.
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    11. In how many days should the international protection applicant go to the designated province?
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      The applicant must go to the designated province in fifteen days.
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    12. Is it possible to have an independent evaluation for one of the family members in the course of application?
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      If in the course of application it has been observed that one of the family members should be subject to independent evaluation then the application of that individual can be accepted separately.
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    13. How will the registry date be notified to international protection applicants?
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      After the international protection application has been received, the date identified for registration will be notified to the relevant individual and “Personal Interview Appointment Document” will be given.
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    14. Under which circumstances can the international protection applicants be taken under administrative detention?
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      a) If there is a serious suspicion about the accuracy of the identity information
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      b) If entry into the country has been realized without due process of law at the border check points
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      c) If the elements constituting the basis of the application cannot be identified due to failure to implement administrative detention
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      d) If the individual poses a significant threat to public order or public security administrative detention can be implemented.
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    15. Who will render the decision of administrative detention?
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      Decision of administrative detention will be rendered and terminated by the governorates.
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    16. Which authorities will give permission in visiting the individual under administrative detention?
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      If the visit is at the border gate then the highest administrative authority’s permission will be taken. If the visit is to be realized at the reception and accommodation centers as well as removal centers then the permission of the center’s administrator will be required.
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    17. How long the applicant can be kept under administrative detention?
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      Taking applicants under administrative detention is an exceptional situation. Administrative detention period cannot exceed thirty days for the applicants of international protection. Administrative detention will be immediately terminated if the conditions disappear.
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    18. Who can the applicant see during administrative custody period?
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      The applicant can have visitors within the framework of the rules. Permission will be granted for the applicant to meet his/her legal representative, attorney, notary public and representative of UNHCR.
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    19. Is objection possible as a legal remedy for the applicant under administrative detention?
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      The applicant, his/her legal representative or attorney can object to the judge of criminal court of peace against administrative detention.
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    20.  In how many days will the applications of objection against administrative custody be finalized?
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      The judge of criminal court of peace will finalize the review in 5 days.
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    21. How is the identity of international protection applicants detected?
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      If the applicant cannot submit documents about his/her identity then comparison of personal data and data collected from the conducted research will be used to detect the identity of the applicant. Language analysis can also be used as a method to identify the identity of the applicant. If the identity of the applicant cannot be detected after such research then the declaration of the applicant will be taken as basis.
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    22. Is the applicant of international protection obliged to provide personal data?
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      If the applicant objects to provision of personal data, he/she will be accepted to have withdrawn his/her application.
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    23. Which date will be considered in determining the date of initiation of international protection application registry document?
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      The initiation date of the registry document is the date of application for international protection. The termination date of the visa or visa exemption period for those who legally entered the country and the date of illegal entry into country for those who directly came through illegal means will not be taken into account but the date of application will be taken as basis.
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    24. When will the interview with the foreign applicant of international protection be conducted?
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      Within thirty days following the date of registry the interview will be conducted.
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    25. If the first interview with the applicant of international protection cannot be completed when will it be possible to do the second interview?
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      There will be at least ten days between the date of initial uncompleted interview and the date of second interview.
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    26. Is it possible to have an additional interview after the first interview with the international protection applicant?
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      Even if the initial interview has been conducted additional interviews can be conducted in order to obtain additional documents and information.
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    27. Will there be a certain period between the initial interview date and additional interview date?
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      There is no time restriction for the period between the initial interview and additional interview.
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    28. Who can join the interview to be conducted with the international protection applicant?
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      Conducting the interview individually is essential. However, if there is the consent of the individual the family members, upon the written request of the applicant the attorney as an observer, interpreter, psychologist, social worker, child development expert available in accordance with the possibilities, officers from other expertise areas, parents or legal guardians if the children are interviewed can take part in the interviews.
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    29. Is the international protection applicant obliged to pay the interpretation fees if interpreters are used in the interview?
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      In application, registration and interview and other processes deemed necessary by the administration, when the required level of communication cannot be established without the presence of an interpreter then the interpretation service is provided free of charge.
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    30. Who will issue the ID for the applicant of international protection?
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      The identity documents will be issued by the governorates.
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    31. What is the procedure for the delivery of the identity document?
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      The applicant of international protection will get his identity document personally from the governorates.
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    32. How will the international protection applicant or status owner change the province of residence?
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      The request to change the province of residence due to reasons of relatives or health will be evaluated and finalized by the governorates.
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    33. How many days can be allowed for leaving the province for a temporary period of time?
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      The governorates can give a period of up to 15 days for leaving the province temporarily.
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    34. If the international protection applicant or status holder wants to leave the province of residence for more than 15 days what will be the procedure?
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      The requests for more than 15 days leave will be forwarded to the governorate but the decision will be taken by the General Directorate.
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    35. If the international protection applicant or status holder who obtained a shot term permission to got another province wants to extend the permission what will be the procedure?
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      Individuals, who cannot complete the required transactions in the given time, can directly apply to the governorate of the related province in order to extend the related period.
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    36. When will the international protection applications be finalized?
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      International protection applications will be finalized in at most six months following the registration date of the application.
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    37. If the international protection applicant is kept outside international protection will the applications of the family members be affected?
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      Keeping the applicant outside international protection will not affect the provision of international protection for the other members of the family.
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    38. Can the individual kept outside international protection benefit from the status acknowledged for the members of the family?
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      The continuation of the status of the family members will not ensure any kind of right to the individual kept outside international protection.
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    39. Is it possible to apply to the authorized administrative court prior to finalization of the objection filed to international protection evaluation commission?
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      Objection to the international protection evaluation commission will not prevent the individual from filing an application to the authorized administrative court. However, if the individual’s application to the administrative court is detected then the objection to the commission will not be evaluated.
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    40. Under which circumstances during the application process it is possible to apply only to the court?
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      a) If the individual is taken under administrative detention,
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      b) If the application is evaluated as inadmissible,
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      c) If the application is reviewed as an accelerated evaluation
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    41. Who will decide on the termination of international protection decision and how will be the notification?
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      The decision on termination of international protection will be taken by the General Directorate and notified to relevant individual by the governorate.
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    42. Who can the applicants under administrative detention see?
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      The applicant can see his/her legal representative, attorney, notary public and officials of UNHCR under administrative custody.
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    43. Which document will the applicants and status owners who have obtained the residence permit before April 11, 2017 stay in Turkey?
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      After the termination of the term of existing residence permits depending on their status, international protection application registry document or international protection applicant identity document or international protection status holder identity document will be issued.
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    44. Who will get the refugee status?
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      Due to incidents that happen in European countries individuals who cannot benefit from the protection of the country he/she is a citizen of, who do not want to use such protection or who is stateless due to a fear of persecution at that country on reasonable grounds because of race, religion, nationality, membership to a certain social group or thoughts will be given refugee status.
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    45. Who will get the conditional refugee status?
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      Due to incidents that happen in countries outside Europe individuals who are outside the country they are a citizen of and cannot benefit from the protection of that country or who do not want to use such protection because of fear on reasonable grounds due to race, religion, nationality, membership to a certain social group or thoughts or stateless individuals who are outside their residence country due to such incidents, cannot return to that country or do not want to return due to such fear will be given conditional refugee status after the necessary operations have been carried out.
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    46. How long a conditional refugee is allowed to stay?
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      The conditional refugee will be allowed to stay in Turkey until his/her resettlement in a third country.
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    47. Who will be entitled to subsidiary protection?
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      Foreigner or stateless person who cannot be identified as refugee or conditional refugee but upon his/her return to country of origin or residence who;
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      • Will be sentenced to death penalty or whose death penalty will be executed,
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      • Who will be subject to torture, inhumane or degrading penalty or treatment,
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      • Who will be faced with grave threat against oneself in armed conflict in the country or in international armed conflicts due ton on-discriminating violent conflicts, And due to the above mentioned reasons who cannot make use of the protection of the country of origin or residence or who do not want to use such protection will be entitled to subsidiary protection.
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    48. Who will be entitled to International Protection Applicant Identity Document?
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      When the interview of the foreigner applying for international protection has been completed the identity document will be given to her/him and the members of his/her family if any.
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    49. Is there a fee applicable for International Protection Applicant Identity Document?
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      The identity document is not subject to any kind of fee or duty.
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    50. What are the practices specific to unaccompanied minors?
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      It is essential to consider the best interest of the child in all of the operations. Such children can be accommodated in suitable places or with their adult relatives or with a foster family by the Ministry of Family and Social Policies. The ones who have completed the age of 16 can be accommodated in reception and accommodation centers. Special attention is paid to keep the siblings together. No change will be made in the accommodation facility unless there is an obligation.
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    51. What kind of privileges are the people with special needs be provided with?
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      Priority will be given to people with special needs in all of the tasks and actions. Individuals who have been subject to torture, serious psychological, sexual or physical violence will be provided with treatment possibility to mend the damages incurred with such acts.
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    52. Are the owners of international protection status subject to the principle of reciprocity?
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      Individuals who have international protection status will be exempt from the principle of reciprocity. However, the rights and possibilities provided to these people will not be interpreted in a way to exceed the rights and possibilities provided to Turkish citizens.
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    53. Is there any assistance provided to the applicants of international protection or people with international protection status?
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      Access to social assistance and services is facilitated for the applicants of international protection or people with international protection status who are in need.
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    54. Are applicants of international protection or people with international protection status granted a right to education?
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      Applicants of international protection or people with international protection status and their family members can benefit from the education services at primary and secondary education institutions by using the documents illustrating their status. The ones entitled to pre-graduate/associate, graduate, undergraduate or doctorate degrees in Turkey will be able to stay without getting a student residence permit by only using the documents illustrating their status.
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    55. Can the applicants of international protection or people with international protection status benefit from health services?
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      From among the applicants of international protection or people with international protection status, only the ones who do not have any kind of health insurance and who do not have sufficient financial means may benefit from general health insurance.
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    56. When can the applicants of international protection benefit from general health insurance?
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      They can benefit from the insurance starting from the date of application for international protection.
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    57. Is it possible to obtain a work permit for applicants of international protection or people with international protection status?
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      Applicants and conditional refugees can apply to obtain a work permit six months after the date of international protection application. Refugee or subsidiary protection owners can work dependently or independently after obtaining the status.
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    58. Which authorities will the applicants of international protection or people with international protection status notify about their work permits?
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      Applicants of international protection or people with international protection status are obliged to inform their employment status or changes pertaining to their employment status to the governorates within thirty days.
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    59. Where will the applicants be accommodated?
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      The applicants will be accommodated in provinces determined by the General Directorate of Migration Management.
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    60. Are refugee status holders obliged to notify authorities about their residence?
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      Refugee status holders are obliged to become registered on the address registration system and notify their residence address to the governorate within twenty working days at the latest.
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    61. What are the obligations for applicants of international protection or international protection status holders in addition to the obligations listed in Section 3 of Law No. 6458?
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      a) To notify authorities about their employment status within thirty days,
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      b) To notify authorities about their income, movable and immovable assets within thirty days,
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      c) To notify authorities about the change of address, identity and marital status within twenty working days,
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      d) To reimburse the full or partial amounts spent for her/him if it is detected that she/he benefited from the rights, services and assistance provided to her/him wrongfully.
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  • residencetr 10:08 am on July 11, 2017 Permalink
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    101 Questions Answers About Residence, Work Permit, Visa Turkey 

    Revised Jul 2017 – Resource, Directorate General of Migration Management Turkey
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    frequently asked questions 1 - 101 Questions Answers About Residence, Work Permit, Visa Turkey
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    1. Which documents are required for foreigners to enter into and exit from Turkey through border gates?
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      Foreigners may enter into or exit from Turkey through border gates with a valid passport or with a travel document after a document check. However, as of 1 January 2017, those who do not hold passport or a travel document with a validity of minimum sixty days after the expiry date of the visa, a visa exemption or a residence permit will not guarantee admission into the country.
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    2. What is a comprehensive check? How long does it last and where does it take place?
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      A comprehensive check means an exhaustive check for the conditions of entry into the country. The main purpose of a comprehensive check is to identify the persons who are not allowed to enter into Turkey. In this respect, if a law enforcement officer, who is responsible for the entry procedures, has a suspicion regarding the situation or a foreigner’s documents, the officer may subject the individual to a comprehensive check. Comprehensive checks are not considered as administrative detention procedures but a means of an exhaustive check for especially the documents as well as the conditions of entry into the country. The control procedure is to be completed in four hours or less, and if it exceeds four hours, then the consent of the foreigner is required. The foreigner may return to her/his own country during a comprehensive check or may wait until the conclusion of the procedures. A comprehensive check is conducted at a separate place in vicinity of the passport control point.
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    3. Who are inadmissible passengers?
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      Inadmissible passengers are those who will not be allowed to enter into Turkey as per Article 7 of the Law No. 6458.
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    4. Am I obliged to obtain a visa to enter into Turkey?
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      Provided that the provisions of visa exemption are reserved, the foreigners who wish to stay in Turkey up to ninety days are required to obtain a visa in accordance with their purposes of visit from the consulates in the countries of which they are citizens or where they reside legally.
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    5. How much is the tourist visa fee for Turkey?
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      You can find more information about visa fees in the link: online e-visa fees.
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    6. Where should a foreigner wishing to travel to Turkey lodge a visa application?
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      Visa applications must be made at the consulates in the countries, of which the foreigner is a citizen or where the foreigner legally resides.
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    7. How long does it take to conclude the visa application and how many days before the travel date should the visa application be made?
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      The applications lodged at the consulates are concluded latest within ninety days of receipt of the request. E-visas are sent to the foreigner’s e-mail address 24 hours after the application. (For the applications made at the consulates) a visa application should be made at least thirty days before the planned travel date considering possible delays in visa issuance procedures.
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    8. Under which circumstances is the visa cancelled?
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      A visa will be cancelled by the issuing authorities or the governorates in cases when/where:
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      a) it is determined that the visa is subject to forgery,
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      b) there is erasure, scraping or alteration detected on the visa,
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      c) the visa holder is banned to enter into Turkey,
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      d) there is strong doubt that the foreigner may commit a crime,
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      e) the passport or travel document is false or has expired,
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      f) the visa or the visa exemption is used outside its purpose,
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      g) the circumstances or documents on the grounds of which the visa was issued are determined to be not valid.
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    9. Is it possible for those who stay in Turkey with a visa or through visa exemption and whose visas or visa exemption durations have expired to extend their visa or visa exemption duration without leaving the country?
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      Foreigners may apply to the governorates for a residence permit for longer than ninety days in accordance with their purposes of stay in Turkey.
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    10. Are the foreigners arriving with a visa with special remarks required to receive a residence permit?
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      Except for those arriving within the scope of work permit exemption regulated in Article 55 of the Law No. 4817 on Implementation of Foreigners’ Work Permit these foreigners are not required to obtain an additional residence permit if the visa duration is sufficient.
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    11. Is it possible to make an objection if the visa is cancelled or the visa application is rejected?
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      The foreigners whose visa application is rejected or whose visas are cancelled as per Article 16 of the Law will be notified about the procedure. Objection to the rejection of a visa application can be initially made through a written application to the authorities which have rejected the visa. If no positive response is received, it is possible to resort to courts for further objection.
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    12. Should the foreign students wishing to stay in Turkey through Erasmus program pay any visa fees?
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      When the foreign students enter into Turkey through Erasmus program, the visa fees will be applied within the framework of reciprocity principle.
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    13. What are the exceptional situations in which an exemption about visa obligation is granted by the Law on Foreigners and International Protection?
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      a) Entry due to force majeure Foreigners in a carrier, which has been obliged to use Turkish airports and seaports due to force majeure such as air conditions, accidents and technical problems in the carriers, will be granted the permit for entry into Turkey without seeking the condition of visa by the governorates as long as the force majeure continues and it is notified to the Ministry.
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      b) Entry without visa from the seaports with touristic purposes Provided that it is valid for the seaports, the foreigners who have arrived at seaports for the purpose of touristic visits to the port city or nearby cities will be granted the permit for entry without a visa by the governorates, provided that their visit does not exceed seventy-two hours. As a rule, passports of these people will not be taken during their entry into the country.
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      However, the passports of those who are evaluated, as possibly being subject of irregular migration in our country by the officials who are responsible from the entry and exit checks at the seaports will be taken to be given back at their exit from the country and a “Port City Permit Certificate” will be issued for them. These foreigners will exit only from the port they have entered into. Otherwise, the foreigner will have to pay a transit visa fee. Entry visa fee will be also charged to those who have exceeded the duration of seventy-two hours.
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    14. What is the purpose of the “ninety days within a hundred and eighty days” rule?
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      By issuing a residence permit for the foreigners who will stay in Turkey for more than the maximum allowed visa period or visa exemption period, it is aimed to ensure that the visas or visa exemptions, which are mostly issued for touristic purposes, are not used for unintended purposes. In this regard, if the foreigners, who have completed their 90 days in a 180 day-period, want to stay in our country for more than the issued duration, then they are required to apply for one of the residence permit types, of which they meet the conditions, and to obtain a residence permit.
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    15. What are the exceptions to the rule of “ninety days within a hundred and eighty days” for stays with a visa?
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      As the rule of ‘ninety days within a hundred and eighty days’ is for the foreigners subject to the visa requirement, the foreigners identified below are out of the scope of this rule:
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      a) Those having a valid residence permit or work permit
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      b) Those having ceased to be a citizen of Turkey by receiving permission (those having blue card)
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      c) Those being exempt from the residence permit through the bilateral or multilateral agreements, which Republic of Turkey is a party to, (like NATO force elements)
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      d) Members of the diplomatic and consular mis¬sions in Turkey and family members of diplomatic and consular officers, provided that the exception is limited to their spouses and children, whom they are responsible for taking care of, and also provided that they are notified to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (these people will have documents showing their statuses)
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      e) Those working in the Turkish liaison offices of international organizations and whose status is defined by agreements (those people have a document showing their statuses)
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      f) Those having a “stateless person identity card”
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      g) Those having “the registration document for international protection application”
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      h) Those having “the identity card of international protection applicant”
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      i) Those having “the identity card of international protection status holder”
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    16. Is it possible to give temporary flexibility about the rule of “ninety days within a hundred and eighty days” as the residence permit applications cannot be completely received by the consulates yet?
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      Foreigners arriving at our border gates after completing the stay duration of 90 days within 180 days in Turkey may be allowed to enter into the country if there is not any other obstacle to the entry and if they pledge to apply to the Foreigners Department in the province where they will stay within ten (10) days to obtain a residence permit as of the date of entry. In this respect, the entry procedures will be initiated within the scope of the general provisions for the foreigners who accept the conditions stated in the standard form handed to them.
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    17. What happens if the foreigners who have completed the stay duration of “ninety days within a hundred and eighty days” do not apply for the residence permit within ten (10) days as of the date of entry?
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      Those who do not apply for a residence permit within ten days will be regarded as having committed a residence permit violation as of the entry date.
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    18. Will any punitive action be taken against those who exceed the durations of visa, visa exemption, work permit or residence permit for more than ten days?
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      An entry ban order will not be issued against the foreigners who exceed the duration of visa, visa exemption or residence permit for more than ten days and arrive at the border gates to exit before a removal decision is taken against them. However, the foreigners who violate the mentioned durations of visa, visa exemption, work permit or residence permit will pay a fine.
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    19. What is e-visa?
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      E-visa replaces visas with the “seal” or “stamp” previously given at the border gates. The applicants can receive their visas electronically by entering the required information through the address of http://www.evisa.gov.tr and make the payment through credit cards. When the application is successfully completed, the e-visa will be sent to the e-mail of the applicant and the applicants are required to show their e-visa printout to the airlines and the customs authorities and to keep their e-visa printouts until the end of their travel. Please visit http://www.mfa.gov.tr for detailed information.
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    20. How is a decision taken for the foreigners who have come through the e-visa but do not travel by Turkish Airlines?
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      Limited with the tourism season (May, June, July, August, September), to the citizens of 49 countries stated in the visa regime table who have arrived with e-visa on a carrier other than Turkish Airlines will be given the entry permit in line with general visa provisions and general rules about the entry into the country if they hold a valid visa or a residence permit of Schengen countries or one of the OECD countries.
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    21. What are the conditions for the visa given at border gates?
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      a) To have a passport or a travel document which is valid for at least sixty days beyond the requested visa duration, (This provision will be applied as of 01/01/2017.)
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      b) Not to carry any diseases that are described as a threat against the public health, defined in the Health Regulation of the World Health Organization and have an epidemic potential,
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      c) To have a valid health insurance to cover the period of stay of the foreigner in Turkey,
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      d) To have sufficient and regular financial resources during their stay,
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      e) To show justifiable grounds for the purpose of entry into Turkey, transit through Turkey or stay in Turkey,
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      f) Those who do not pay their debts and fines stemming from visa violation, violation of previous residence permit or other laws will not be issued a visa
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    22. Did visa issuance at border gates (Stamp Visa) end on 11 April 2014?
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      As per the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, it was foreseen to end the seal/stamp visa issuance at our border gates as of 11 April 2017. Notwithstanding, the current practice will continue during the transition period including the tourism season of 2017.
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    23. What is the “Port City Permit Certificate” and who can obtain it?
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      To be valid only at seaports, among those foreigners who have come by vessel to travel around the port city or the neighboring cities with touristic purposes and are given the permit of entry without visa by the governorates with the condition that it will not last for more than 72 hours, passports of the foreigners, who are considered to have the possibility to be subject to irregular migration in our country, will be taken by the officials responsible for entry and exit checks at the port, to be given back on their exit and “Port City Permit Certificate” will be issued for them.
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    24. Who makes the decision for an entry ban order in Turkey?
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      Directorate General of Migration Management or the governorates.
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    25. What is the duration of an entry ban?
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      Maximum duration of an entry ban to Turkey is five years. However, if a serious threat occurs against the public order and public security, this duration may be extended by maximum ten years by the Directorate General of Migration Management.
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    26. How can I find out whether I am subject to an entry ban?
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      It will be notified to the foreigners when they go to the consulates for application or when they arrive at the border gates to enter into the country.
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    27. Who are exempt from the residence permit?
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      Foreigners who are exempt from the residence permit are as follows:
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      a) Those staying in Turkey with¬in the period of the visa or the visa exemption,
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      b) Those who lost the Turkish citizenship by receiving an exit permit,
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      c) Those having a “registration document” for international protection application,
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      d) Those being exempt from the residence permit through the bilateral or multilateral agreements of which Republic of Turkey is a party to. (If they will continue to stay in Turkey after their assignment in Turkey is over, within ten days at the latest they are obliged to apply to the relevant governorate in the province they will reside to receive any type of residence permit.)
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      e) Members of the diplomatic and consular missions in Turkey and family members of diplomatic and consular officers, provided that they are limited with their spouses and children, whom they are responsible for taking care of, and also provided that they are notified to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (If they will continue to stay in Turkey after their assignment in Turkey is over, they are obliged to apply to the governorate in the province they will reside within ten days at the latest to receive any type of residence permit.)
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      f) Those working in Turkey offices of international organizations and whose statuses are defined through the agreements (If they will continue to stay in Turkey after their assignment in Turkey is over, they are obliged to apply to the governorate in the province they will reside within ten days at the latest to receive any type of residence permit.)
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      g) Those having an “identity card for international protection applicant”
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      h) Those having an “identity card for the international protection status holder”
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      i) Those having a “stateless person identity card” j) Those having a valid work permit.
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    28. Do the foreigners have to apply for the residence permit in person?
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      Residence permit applications can be made by the foreigner in person or by her/his legal representative or attorney. The authority which receives the application may request the presence of the foreigner during application.
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    29. Where to apply for a residence permit?
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      As of 11 April 2014, the residence permit applications are required to be made at the consulates. However, since the transition period is not over yet, applications by the foreigners who arrive in Turkey with a visa or visa exemption before applying for residence permit will continue to be received by the governorates until 31 December 2014.
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    30. What are the documents required to be submitted for a residence permit application?
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      A passport or a travel document which is valid for 60 days beyond the duration of the requested residence permit duration and the documents supporting the purpose of stay according to the type of the requested residence permit is required to be submitted during residence permit application. Detailed information can be found in the residence permit section of Law No. 6458.
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    31. How long does it take for a residence permit application to be concluded?
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      It depends on whether there is a backlog of applications at the governorates.
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    32. How does the process continue if there are missing documents in the residence permit application?
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      Missing documents and information or the supplementary documents and information to be needed during the application will be notified to the foreigner and she/he will be requested to submit these within 15 days. Otherwise, the application will not be evaluated and be cancelled. The date when the requested information and documents are submitted to the governorates in full will be regarded as the date when the residence permit application is put into process.
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    33. How are the residence permit documents issued?
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      Residence permits will be issued separately for every foreigner depending on the purpose of stay, in any case for a period of sixty days shorter than the validity period of the passport or the travel document. Each individual must obtain a separate document.
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    34. Is it possible to extend the duration of the expired residence permit?
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      Yes. To extend the duration of residence permit, the foreigner must apply to the governorate from 60 days before expiration of the residence permit and in any case before the residence permit expires. A new residence permit document will be issued each time when a residence permit is extended.
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    35. Where can one apply for an extension of the residence permit?
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      Including the residence permits issued before 11 April 2017, the governorates receive and conclude foreigners’ residence permit renewal (extension) applications.
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    36. When can one file an application for extending the residence permit?
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      The applications for extending the residence permit begin from 60 days before the expiration of residence permit and in any case it should be made before the residence permit expires.
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    37. What is the case for those who have not made a renewal application after the residence permit has expired?
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      An application made by a foreigner who has not made an application for extending the residence permit although her/his residence permit has expired and has an “acceptable” excuse will be receive and the residence fee for the duration between the end of the residence permit and the application date has to be paid including a fine.
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    38. How does the process continue if a residence permit request filed in Turkey is rejected, cancelled or not renewed?
      .
      Rejection, cancellation or non-renewal request for a residence permit made within Turkey and notification of these procedures are conducted by the governorates. Such issues as family unity, residence duration situation in the country of origin and best interest of the child are taken into account during these procedures and the decision on residence permit may be postponed. Rejection, cancellation or non-renewal of the residence permit will be notifie to the foreigners, their legal representatives or attorneys. This notification will also include information on how foreigners would effectively exercise their right of appeal against the decision as well as other legal rights and obligations applicable in the process.
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    39. How much is the ID Card fee for the residence permit?
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      Residence permit ID Card fee is 63,00 TRY until the end of 2017.
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    40. How much is the residence fee?
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      Detailed information about residence fees can be found in the link: Residence Permit Document Fees.
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    41. How will the residence permit documents be distributed?
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      All residence permit documents are published by the Directorate General of Migration Management and sent to the addresses of the foreigners through the General Directorate of Post and Telegraph Organization (PTT).
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    42. Will the residence permits received before 11/4/2017 continues to be valid?
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      Residence permits received before 11/4/2017 will continue to be valid after 11/4/2017 and may be used without need for any additional administrative action until the end of their durations.
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    43. What will be the course of action after 11 April 2017 for the residence applications that were made before that date but not concluded?
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      As the residence permit applications that were made before 11 April 2017 but not concluded as of 11 April 2017 are required to be concluded as per the provisions of Law on Foreigners and International Protection, the applicants will be contacted and requested to renew her/his application.
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    44. Will there be any punitive sanction against the foreigners who has made a residence permit application and gone abroad without waiting for issuance of the permit document?
      .
      The foreigners, who have applied for a residence permit and left Turkey for a short period of time to return back without waiting for the issuance of the permit documents, may leave the country without paying a fine on the residence fee, provided that it occurs within the residence permit duration they have requested and they submit the fee receipts (except for those who are stated in the document to be exempt from the fee) together with their application documents during exit from the border gates, and may enter into the country without receiving a visa even if they are citizens of a country subject to visa, provided that they return back within fifteen (15) days. (This implementation is valid until 31 December 2017.)
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    45. What should the foreigners do if they wish to continue to stay in Turkey when the basis for the residence permit no longer exists?
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      If a foreigner with a residence permit will continue to stay in Turkey when the basis for the residence permit no longer exists, then they may continue to stay with their existing residence permits or they may apply for a new residence permit at governorates. Such foreigners will be given a document/letter free of charge showing that they made an application for conversion to another residence permit type.
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    46. What is the residence permit application document?
      .
      It is a document which is given to foreigners free of charge in regard to their first time residence permit applications or for the extension of duration showing that the application has been filed at the foreigners department.
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    47. Can those staying in Turkey with a visa or visa exemption convert to a residence permit?
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      Yes. As it would not be reasonable for them to leave Turkey to apply at the consulate before their visa or visa exemption durations are over, they can apply for a residence permit at the governorates.
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    48. What are some basic facts about the valid health insurance for residence permit applications?
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      1) Private or public health insurance is not required for those who can benefit from the health care services in Turkey within the framework of bilateral social security agreements, provided that they document this situation.
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      2) “Travel health insurance” covering the duration of stay will be requested from the foreigners who request a residence permit in Turkey for less than a year. If the travel health insurance does not cover the whole residence permit duration, the residence permit is given to the foreigner but she/he is notified that the residence permit should be used by extending the insurance duration; otherwise, cancellation of the permit may be possible.
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      3) For the residence permit applications for a year or more; a) Residence permit procedures of those who prove that they have applied to the Social Security Administration to have general health insurance will be concluded without seeking for the valid health insurance condition. However, they should apply to the Social Security Administration after receiving the residence permit and inform the authority, which they have received the residence permit from, after finalizing this insurance. Otherwise, their residence permits will be cancelled. (Valid health insurance is not required for the relatives of these people, whom they are liable for looking after.) b) “Private health insurance for one year” covering the costs of outpatient and inpatient treatments and the costs of medicine and medical equipment is required for those who have not applied to the Social Security Administration. (If the foreigner has foreign private health insurance but this insurance does not cover her/his relatives she/he is liable for looking after, a valid health insurance is not required for her/his relatives.)
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      4) Foreigners who apply for student residence permits are included within the scope of general health insurance if they make a request within 3 months of the first registration date. Thus, the conditions set for a valid health insurance do not apply to these foreigners. However, the foreign students who do not apply within 3 months as of the registration date are required to obtain an annual private health insurance “covering inpatient and outpatient treatments”.
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      5) The condition of any valid health insurance is not required for the foreigners who are being treated or brought to our country to be treated for free in our country within the scope of the agreements, protocols and the relevant legislation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provided that document this situation.
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      6) If the foreigners have a valid health insurance that they obtained in their home countries covering them in Turkey, such insurances are also regarded as valid within the scope of above mentioned rules.
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      7) As of 20 June 2014, statement of compliance with the Law No. 6458 will be sought in the insurance policy. Undersecretary of Treasury has notified the insurance companies about the required standards.
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    49. Who are obliged to register in the address registration system and how is the registration made?
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      Registration in the address registration system will be made at the Civil Registration Offices within twenty working days from their entry into the country for the foreigners who received residence or work permits from the consulates and from the date when the permits are notified to them for those who received residence or work permits within the country.
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    50. Which address should the foreigners who come to our country for yacht tourism and wish to apply for residence permit submit?
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      The ports or marinas where the yachts are anchored are accepted as residence address during residence permit procedures for the foreigners who want to stay in the yacht rather than a residence address such as a house, a hotel or a hostel. Residence permit documents are sent to these addresses.
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    51. Is any visa or residence violation related sanction imposed on the foreigners who are kept under detention, in prison or under administrative detention?
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      Time spent as a prisoner or detainee in prison or under administrative detention in removal centers beyond the expiry date of the residence permit will not be considered as a breach of the time limit of the residence permit. No administrative sanctions will be imposed on such foreigners due to violations of visa or residence permit. Any such person, who does not have one, will be issued a foreigner identity number without the requirement of holding a residence permit.
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    52. What is the course of action in case of a change in the province of residence?
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      The foreigners who change their residence from the province where they received the residence permit to another address in another province are required to file an application for a new residence permit within 20 working days at the latest to reside in the province they have moved to. For this process, if the residence permit type does not change, a new residence permit document is issued but the fee is not paid again for the duration of the relevant fee.
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    53. What will be done if the residence permit information is adjusted or if any changes occur about this information?
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      The foreigners are obliged to make notification within 20 working days if their home addresses, marital status, names or surnames in their passports change. If the residence permit document is lost, stolen or worn; the residence permit document will be issued again. In this case, fee for the residence permit document has to be fully paid and fee for this permit has to be paid in half. Wrong or faulty information in the residence permit document stemming from the administration will be immediately corrected and data entry will be made to issue a new residence permit document.
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    54. Are those having a valid work permit required to receive also a residence permit?
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      No. As the “work permit” and “work permit exemption confirmation document” will be regarded as a residence permit, those having a valid work permit are not required to receive a residence permit additionally. Durations of work permit and work permit exemption confirmation document are added to the total duration in calculation of residence permit durations.
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    55. Who issues the work permit which replaces the residence permit?
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      It may be issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security as well as the public institutions and organizations that are entitled to issue work permits pursuant to their own special legislations.
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    56. Does the holder of work a permit have to pay a residence permit fee?
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      Residence permit fee has to be paid for the duration of the work permit.
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    57. How will the residence permits of the foreigners who are exempt from the work permit be determined?
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      Foreigners who are exempt from work permit and arrive in the country after obtaining a visa from our foreign representative offices that is appropriate for their purpose of visit will not be obliged to obtain a residence permit for stays up to ninety days if their visa durations are sufficient. If they submit documents to prove their situations at the end of this period, they will be given a “short-term residence permit.” Foreigners who have arrived in Turkey without obtaining a visa appropriate for their purposes and stated that they are exempt from work permit and proved their situations with a document obtained from the relevant institutions or organizations, will be given a “short-term residence permit” after paying an entry visa fee regardless of whether they are subject to visa or not.
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    58. A valid work permit can substitute for a residence permit now pursuant to the Law on Foreigners and International Protection. Does this also apply to the foreigners who arrived in Turkey before 11 April 2017 by obtaining a work permit?
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      Those who arrived in Turkey before 11 April 2017 by obtaining a work permit but have not received a residence permit yet can continue to use their work permits after paying the residence permit fee for the duration of the work permit. This procedure is carried out at the governorates.
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    59. How is the continuous residence duration calculated?
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      Any stay outside of Turkey exceeding a total of six months within one year or a total of one year within the last five years for reasons other than compulsory public service, education or health reasons will be considered an interruption of residence. In cases where there is an interruption of residence, the previous residence durations will not be taken into account for a residence permit application or changing to another residence permit. In the calculation of continuous residence permits, half of the duration of student resident permits and the full duration of all other types of residence permits will be taken into account. Durations of work permit and “Work Permit Exemption Confirmation Document” are included in the total duration while calculating the residence permit durations. Residence permits obtained through a fraudulent marriage and cancelled later will not be taken into account in the calculation of total residence durations.
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    60. Is it possible to convert between different types of residence permits?
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      It is possible. Further information can be obtained from governorates.
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    61. Between which types of residence permits can a change take place?
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      If a foreigner who holds a student residence permit can meet the conditions for acquiring a family residence permit, then a family residence permit will be issued for the foreigner and she/he will continue to benefit from the rights granted with the student residence permit as long as she/he continues to meet the conditions for a student residence permit. If a foreigner who holds a family residence permit can meet the conditions for acquiring a student residence permit, then the family residence permit of the foreigner will not be cancelled and the foreigner will continue to benefit from the rights granted with the student residence permit.
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      If a foreigner who holds a work permit can meet the conditions for acquiring a student residence permit, then the work permit will not be cancelled and this person will continue to benefit from the rights granted with the student residence permit before being transferred to the student residence permit. If a foreigner, who holds a residence permit on humanitarian grounds or a residence permit for victims of human trafficking, can meet the conditions for receiving a student residence permit, the foreigner can benefit from the rights granted with the student residence permit before acquiring the student residence permit.
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      As per Article 42 of the Law numbered 6458; refugees, conditional refugees and subsidiary pro-tection beneficiaries as well as persons under tem¬porary protection or humanitarian residence permit holders are not entitled to the right of transfer to a long-term residence permit.
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    62. Is there any time limitation for conversion to another residence permit type?
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      There is not any time limitation for conversion between the residence permits.
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    63. What are the residence permit types defined in the Law on Foreigners and International Protection?
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      a) “Short-Term Residence Permits” which will be issued for a maximum of one year at a time.
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      b) “Family Residence Permits” which will be issued for a maximum of two years at a time.
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      c) “Student Residence Permits” which will be issued in line with the length of study.
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      d) “Long-Term Residence Permits” which will be issued without any time limitation.
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      e) “Humanitarian Residence Permits” which will be issued for a maximum of one year at a time.
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      f) “Residence Permits For Victims of Human Trafficking” which will be issued first for thirty days and may be renewed for up to six months at a time and to exceed three years in total.
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    64. Who are granted a short-term residence permit?
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      A short-term residence permit may be granted to those who:
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      a) arrives to conduct scientific research;
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      b) owns real estate in Turkey;
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      c) wishes to establish a business or commercial connections;
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      d) participates in on-the-job training programs;
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      e) arrives to attend educational or similar programs as part of a student exchange program or agreements to which the Republic of Turkey is a party to;
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      f) wishes to stay for tourism purposes;
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      g) intends to receive medical treatment, provided that they do not have a disease posing a public health threat;
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      h) is required to stay in Turkey pursuant to a request or a decision of judicial or administrative authorities;
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      i) converts from a family residence permit to a short-term residence permit;
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      j) attends a Turkish language course;
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      k) attends an education or a research program, an internship or a course through the agency of a public institution in Turkey;
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      l) files an application within six months upon graduation from a higher education program in Turkey.
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    65. What are the conditions for a short-term residence permit?
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      a) To apply for a short-term residence permit and submit the information and documents regarding the application;
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      b) Not to fall within the scope of the foreigners who will not be allowed to enter into Turkey; 1) Those who do not hold a passport, a travel document, a visa, a residence or a work permit or such documents or permits obtained deceptively or, such false documents or permits; 2) Those whose passport or travel document expires sixty days prior to the expiry date of the visa, visa exemption or the residence permit; 3) Without prejudice to paragraph two of Article 15, foreigners listed in paragraph one of Article 15 even if they are exempted from a visa;
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      c) To live in accommodation conditions which conform to general health and safety standards;
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      d) Upon request, to present criminal record certifi¬cate issued by the competent authorities in their country of citizenship or legal residence;
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      e) To submit information on their address of stay in Turkey.
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    66. What is the appropriate course of action for the residence permits to be granted for the purpose of scientific research?
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      The implementations for the foreigners who will make archaeological excavation and surface survey and the foreigners who are outside this scope who will make direct research, examination, filming and similar activities will continue the same way as before within the framework of existing legislation. Foreigners involved in archaeological excavation and surface survey are required to obtain a visa from our foreign representative offices in accordance with their purposes.
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      Those arriving with such visas may stay up to ninety days without acquiring a residence permit if their visa durations are sufficient. Residence permits for the foreigners under both archaeological excavation and surface survey and other types of research will be issued as “short-term residence permits.” Therefore, these foreigners are required to meet the conditions for short-term residence permit stated in Article 32 of the Law on Foreigners and International Protection.
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    67. How will the residence procedures be conducted for the foreign journalists who are assigned in our country and holders of press cards issued by the Directorate General of Press and Information?
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      Residence permit applications of these individuals will be accepted without a request for an additional letter if they submit their press cards and “Short-Term Residence Permits” will be issued for them as per Article 31 of the Law No. 6458.
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    68. What is the family residence permit?
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      It is the residence permit type given to Turkish citizens, those who left Turkish citizenship by permission, foreigners who hold any residence permit in Turkey, refugees and subsidiary protection beneficiaries to ensure the unity of family with their relatives as stated in the Law.
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    69. What is the duration of the family residence permit?
      .
      Family residence permit may be granted not to exceed two years at a time. The duration of the family residence permit cannot exceed the duration of the sponsor’s residence permit under any circumstances whatsoever.
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    70. Who can become a sponsor for the family residence permit?
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      For the family residence permits, a Turkish citizen or a foreigner legally staying in Turkey who undertakes the expenses of foreigners who would come to Turkey for the purpose of family reunification and who is refer¬enced as the “supporter” in the application by the residence permit applicant is required to be present.
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      The following individuals may be a sponsor:
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      a) a Turkish citizen,
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      b) a Blue card holder,
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      c) a holder of any residence permit,
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      d) Except for the international protection applicants and conditional refugees; those having an identity card, which can substitute for the residence permit pursuant to the Law,
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      d) Refugees and holders of subsidiary protection status.
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    71. What are the conditions sought for the sponsor of the family residence permit application?
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      The following conditions will apply to the sponsor:
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      a) to have a monthly income in any case not less than the minimum wage (monthly net minimum wage for 2017 is 1,404.06 TL) in total corresponding not less than one third of the minimum wage (468,02 TL for the year 2017) per family member;
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      b) to live in accommodation conditions compliant with general health and safety standards corresponding to the number of family members and to have health insurance covering all family members;
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      c) to submit proof with a criminal record certificate of not having been convicted of any crime against family order during the five years preceding the application;
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      d) to have been residing in Turkey for at least one year on a residence permit;
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      e) to have been registered with the address registration system.
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    72. Who can apply for the family residence permit?
      .
      Foreign spouse of the sponsor, sponsor’s or sponsor’s spouse’s foreign minor children or the foreign children of the sponsor or her/his spouse whom they are obliged to look after even if the child turns 18 years old may apply for the family residence permit.
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    73. Under which circumstances is a family residence permit application refused, cancelled or not renewed?
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      a) If the conditions sought for the sponsors or the foreigners who will apply for family residence permit to stay with the sponsor in Turkey are not met or no longer apply,
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      b) If the short-term residence permit is re¬fused when the conditions for obtaining a family residence permit no longer apply,
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      c) If there is a valid removal decision or an entry ban to Turkey in respect to the foreigner who will apply for family residence permit to stay with the sponsor in Turkey,
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      d) If it is determined that the family residence permit is used outside of its purpose,
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      e) If the foreigner stayed outside of Turkey for longer than one hundred and eighty days in total dur¬ing the year preceding the application,
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      f) If the marriage is arranged for the purpose of obtaining a family residence permit.
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    74. In case of the death of the sponsor, does the permit obtained depending on that person become invalid?
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      In case of the death of the sponsor, family residence permit holder may continue to stay in Turkey until the end of the residence duration and she/he may apply for a short-term residence permit at the end of that duration.
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    75. Is it possible for more than one member in the same family to receive only one residence permit?
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      Separate residence permits are issued for each foreigner. Accompany practice is no longer available.
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    76. Can children staying in Turkey on a family residence permit obtain a student residence permit?
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      A family residence permit entitles the holder right of education in primary and secondary educational institutions until the age of 18 without the need for obtaining a student residence permit. Those who cannot graduate from the primary and secondary educational institutions even after reaching the age of 18 are obliged to receive a student residence permit if they wish to continue their education.
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    77. Can children who stay in Turkey on a family residence permit continue to stay in Turkey when they are over the age of 18?
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      The foreign child whom the sponsor or the spouse is obliged to look after even if the child is over the age of 18 may continue to stay in Turkey on a family residence permit. Any person reaching the age of 18 who has been residing in Turkey for a minimum of three years on a family residence permit may, upon appli¬cation convert to a short-term residence permit or any other type of residence permit the conditions of which they fulfill.
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    78. If a foreigner married to a Turkish citizen staying in Turkey on a family residence permit gets divorced, is she/he allowed to continue to stay in Turkey?
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      In the event of divorce, a short-term residence per¬mit may be issued to the foreign spouse of a Turkish citizen, provided that she or he resided in Turkey on a family residence permit for at least three years. However, in cases where it is established by the relevant court that the foreign spouse has been a victim of domestic violence, the condition for the residence of three years will not be sought.
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    79. What is a student residence permit and what are the requirements?
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      It is the type of residence permit to be granted to those who will receive education in a higher education institution in Turkey and to the foreign students who will attend primary and secondary schools even though they do not have a family residence permit. Those who meet the following conditions may be granted a student residence permit:
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      • Submit a document showing that the foreigner will receive education in a higher education institution in Turkey,
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      • Submit a document showing that her/his care and expenses will be covered by a natural or legal person,
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      • Submit a proof of consent of the parents or the legal guardian of the foreigner, who will receive primary and secondary education in Turkey,
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      • Submit a proof of address in Turkey,
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      • Not have a condition preventing him/her from entering into Turkey.
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      The permit is issued to cover the entire education program from the starting date of education for the foreigners who will attend an undergraduate, graduate or doctorate program in a higher education institution in Turkey. For those who will receive education in a primary or a secondary school, the residence permit will be valid from the starting date of education until the beginning of the next school year.
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    80. Under which circumstances is a student residence permit refused, cancelled or not renewed?
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      a) If the conditions for being granted a student residence permit are not met or no longer apply,
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      b) If there is evidence that the studies will not be continued,
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      c) If it is determined that the student residence per¬mit has been used for a purpose other than the one it is issued for,
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      d) If there is a current removal decision or an entry ban to Turkey for the foreigner or if she/he is among the foreigners who cannot be allowed to enter into Turkey.
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    81. What is the course of action for foreign students’ residence permits arriving via EU education or youth programs?
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      Residence permits are granted to the foreigners regardless of their visa types if they arrive in Turkey via EU education or youth programs. In line with the content of the program, “student residence permits” may be issued for those who will attend an education program or an internship at a university and “short-term” residence permits may be issued for others. Documents or information showing income will not be requested from the students arriving in the country for above mentioned purposes.
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    82. Can the parents and other family members of the foreigners staying in Turkey through the student residence permit stay in Turkey on the ground of that permit?
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      The student residence permit will not entitle the parents as well as other family members of the foreigner any right to obtain a residence permit. They may apply separately for a residence permit if they meet the conditions.
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    83. Can the foreigners with student residence permit receive a work permit?
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      Foreign students attending a pre-graduate/associate, under¬graduate, graduate or doctorate program in Turkey may work, provided that they obtain a work permit. However the right of work for pre-graduate/associate or undergraduate students starts after the first year of their study and the weekly working hours will not exceed maximum twenty-four hours. The principles and procedures governing the right of work for pre-graduate/associate or undergraduate students will be determined separately.
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    84. What is a long-term residence permit and what are the requirements?
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      A long-term residence permit is granted by the governorates for an indefinite period of time upon approval of the Ministry. Long-term residence permits are issued free of charge and granted for an indefinite period of time. The foreigner is obliged to pay the residence permit document fee.
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      The following conditions are required for converting to long-term residence permit:
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      a) Having continuous residence in Turkey for at least eight years
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      b) Not having received social assistance in the past three years
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      c) Having sufficient and stable income to maintain themselves or, if any, to support their family (Total monthly income of the foreigner should not be less than the net minimum wage valid for the year when an application for the long-term residence permit is filed. Also, the foreigner is required to have a monthly total income of at least one third of the net minimum wage for each family member who she/he takes care of.)
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      d) Being covered with a valid medical insurance
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      e) Not posing a threat to the public order or security.
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    85. What is the scope of the rights granted to the holders of long-term residence permit?
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      Foreigners holding a long-term residence per¬mit will benefit from the same rights as accorded to Turkish citizens with the exception of the provisions of special laws, and of;
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      a) compulsory military service,
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      b) the right to vote and to be elected,
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      c) entering public services,
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      d) exemption from customs duties when importing vehicles.
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    86. Under which circumstances is the long-term residence permit cancelled?
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      The long-term residence per¬mit will be cancelled if the foreigner;
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      b) stays outside of Turkey continuously for more than one year for reasons other than health, educa¬tion and compulsory public service in her/his country.
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    87. Can a foreigner, whose long-term residence permit has been cancelled, make an application again?
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      Those whose long-term residence permits have been cancelled for being outside of Turkey continuously for more than a year for a reason other than health, education and compulsory public service in their own countries can make an application by submitting their official or other satisfactory evidence to the administration. Foreigners whose residence permits have been cancelled for posing a serious threat against the public order or security cannot apply for a long-term residence permit again.
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      Applications must be made in person at the consulates abroad and at the governorates in the province, where the foreigner resides in Turkey, and in accordance with the application procedures defined by the administration. These applications will be evaluated with a higher priority and concluded within a month at the latest. In these applications, long-term residence permit conditions must be be met but the condition of continuous residence for eight years on a residence permit will not be required.
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      During the review of the application, following will be taken into account and the review will be conducted separately for each individual;
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      a) Will of the foreigner to stay in Turkey with the purpose of settlement,
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      b) Whether the foreigner has relatives in Turkey or not,
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      c) Immovable assets of the foreigner,
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      d) Active work and labor relations of the foreigner,
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      e) History of social, financial and cultural relations of the foreigner to Turkey.
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    88. Who are not allowed to convert to a long-term residence permit?
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      Refugees, conditional refugees and subsidiary pro¬tection beneficiaries as well as persons under temporary protection or humanitarian residence permit holders are not entitled to the right of transfer to a long-term residence permit.
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    89. What is the humanitarian residence permit? Who can be granted a humanitarian residence permit?
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      Humanitarian residence permit may be granted under exceptional circumstances without seeking the conditions for other types of residence permits, upon approval of the Min¬istry, with a maxi-mum duration of one year each time. This permit is issued and renewed by the governorates.
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      Humanitarian residence permit is granted under following situations:
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      a) where the best interest of the child is of concern,
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      b) where, notwithstanding a removal decision or ban on entering Turkey, foreigners cannot be removed from Turkey or their departure from Turkey is not reasonable or possible,
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      c) where there is a judicial appeal against the ac¬tions of a removal decision, an unacceptable application, withdrawal of an application or an application being regarded as withdrawn,
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      d) during the removal actions of the applicant to the first country of asylum or to a safe third country,
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      e) in cases where foreigners should be allowed to enter into and stay in Turkey due to an emergency or in view of the protection of the national in¬terests as well as reasons of public order and security, in the absence of the possibility to obtain one of the other types of residence permits due to their situation that precludes being granted a residence permit,
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      f) in extraordinary circumstances.
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      Foreigners that are granted humanitarian residence permits should become registered with the address registration system no later than twenty working days from the issuance date.
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    90. Can a humanitarian residence permit holder apply for any other residence permit?
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      Foreigners who have the humanitarian residence permit, within the duration of this permit, may apply for one of the other residence permits of which they meet the requirements, except for the long-term residence permit.
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    91. What is the course of action for foreigners who are assigned in the schools, cultural associations and religious institutions affiliated with the foreign Embassies/Consulates General in Turkey?
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      The work permits of foreigners who are assigned in the schools, cultural associations and religious institutions that are affiliated with the foreign Embassies/Consulates General in Turkey are exceptional and their permit applications will be made through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and their residence permits to work will be granted by the Ministry of Interior.
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    92. Who is a stateless person? How is the stateless person identification document issued?
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      Stateless persons are those who have come to Turkey as stateless or have become stateless by losing their citizenships during their stay in Turkey. Stateless persons are obliged to apply to the governorates in order to legally stay in the country. These persons make applications personally. However, the applications for minors may be made by their mothers or fathers. Those whose applications are accepted will be given an application document/letter which is free of charge and valid until a decision is made, so the legal stay permit on this basis will not be taken into account during calculation of the total residence permit duration.
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      The person will be interviewed at the governorate within no later than fifteen days, except for the force majeure, after the application and registration procedures have been completed. During the interview, the information and the document proving that the person no longer has citizenship ties with the country, of which she/he was a citizen, may be requested and in cases where the evidence cannot be brought personally, the provisions about the loss of citizenship in the citizenship legislation of the related country may be regarded as evidence.
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      Those who are approved by the Ministry to be treated as a stateless person will be granted a “stateless person identification document.”
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    93. Can a foreigner who has a stateless person identification document granted by another country apply for residence permit in Turkey?
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      A foreigner who has a stateless person identification document of another country may apply for a residence permit to stay for any purpose in Turkey. Their applications are evaluated within the framework of general provisions.
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    94. Who renders the deportation decision?
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      Deportation decision will be rendered by the governorates on a case-by-case basis.
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    95. Who can be subject to deportation decision?
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      a) Foreigners who are considered to be deported within the scope of Article 59 of Turkish Criminal Code No. 5237 who have been subject to imprisonment due to the crimes they committed,
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      b) Managers, members, supporters of terrorist organizations or managers, members, supporters of criminal organizations,
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      c) Individuals who use forged or fake documents in entering into Turkey, in operations needed to obtain visa and residence permit in Turkey,
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      d) Individuals who use illegal means for a living in Turkey,
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      e) Individuals who pose threat for public order or public security or public health,
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      f) Individuals who exceed the visa period or visa exemption period for more than 10 days or the ones whose visas have been cancelled,
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      g) Individuals whose residence permits have been cancelled,
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      h) Individuals who violate the residence permit for more than 10 days after the termination of the residence permit’s term without an acceptable reason,
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      i) Individuals who are identified to be working without a work permit,
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      j) Individuals who violate the legal entry and exit provisions into and from the country,
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      k) Individuals who have been identified coming to Turkey although there is an entry ban against them,
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      l) Individuals whose international protection application has been rejected, who have been exempted from international protection, whose application has been found inadmissible, who withdraw the application, who has been accepted as withdrawing their application, whose international protection status ended or cancelled and who do not have right to stay in Turkey according to the other provisions of the Law herein after the final decision rendered about them,
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      m) Individuals who do not leave Turkey in ten days although their application for residence permit extension have been rejected.
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      However, individuals listed under paragraphs (e), (f), (g) and (j) above and who come to border gates to leave the country by themselves may not be deported.
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    96. Is it possible to take a deportation decision against international protection applicants or international protection status holders?
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      If there are significant indicators that he/she poses a threat against security of the country or if there is a conviction due to a crime threatening public order regarding international protection applicants or international protection status holders, then deportation decision may be rendered.
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    97. Who are subject to administrative detention decision pending deportation?
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      About the individuals who have been decided to be deported if there is a risk of escape or being lost, if there is a violation of the rules while entering into or exiting from the country, if forged or fake documents have been used, if these individuals did not leave the country at the last allowed date without an acceptable reason, if they constitute a threat in terms of public order, public security and public health then the governorate takes an administrative detention decision about them.
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    98. What is the duration of administrative detention pending deportation?
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      Administrative detention period in the removal centers will not exceed six months. But this period can be extended for at most six more months if the deportation operations cannot be completed because of the foreigner’s failure to cooperate and the foreigner’s concealment of information and forgery of documents about his/her country.
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    99. May the administrative detention decision pending deportation be inspected ex officio or may it be terminated without further application?
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      The reasons for continuation of administrative detention will be regularly checked by the governorates every month. If deemed necessary the thirty-day period will not be respected. The foreigners, for whom the continuation of administrative detention is not necessary anymore, will be immediately released. Foreigners, who are no longer under administrative detention, may be subjected to certain obligations such as residing at a certain address, to make notifications on set forms and dates.
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    100. Which countries can the foreigners, who have been decided to be deported, be sent?
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      Foreigners who have been subject to deportation decision may be sent to the country of origin, the country of transit, the country that they passed in transit to come Turkey or to another third country.
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    101. Who will pay for the travel expenses of the foreigners who are to be deported?
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      The expenses of the foreigners to be deported will be covered by themselves. If this is not possible then the expenses will be covered fully or partially from the budget of the General Directorate. If the expenses are not reimbursed the foreigner may not be allowed to enter in Turkey again. The passports and other documents of foreigners may be kept until deportation and their tickets may be cashed in order to be used in deportation operations. Natural and legal persons are obliged to pay the deportation expenses of the foreigners of whom they guaranteed the stay or return. Employee or employee representative who employed a foreigner without work permit is obliged to pay the accommodation expenses of the foreigner, his/her spouse and children if any, the expenses for their return to their country and health expenses if necessary.
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  • residencetr 2:32 am on June 12, 2017 Permalink
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    How to Get Visa for Turkey from Pakistan and India ? 

    Revised Jun 2017 – Resource, Gerry Visa Dropbox Pakistan via Turkish Consulate General
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    pakistan visa for turkey - How to Get Visa for Turkey from Pakistan and India ?
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    NOTICE: Application processing time will be 10 working days from the date of submission of application. In some cases, the visa procedure may take 3-4 weeks time. Therefore, we strongly advise you to apply at least 4 weeks before the departure date.
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    Embassy/Consulate General and Gerry’s are not liable to provide any information through call or email for visa status. Gerry’s will contact the applicant once the applications are received after processing and are ready for collection. Applicants are advised to submit their applications keeping the above processing times prior to their intended travel date.
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    • The Turkish Consulate / Embassy in Pakistan has appointed Gerry’s Visa Center as partner for visa application process in Pakistan.
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    • After you get all the required documents below, go to Gerry’s Visa Drop-box Turkey since they are responsible to process your tourist visa or work visa application, to the Turkish Consulate/Embassy in Pakistan for you.
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    HOW TO GET VISA FOR TURKEY FROM PAKISTAN?
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    1. You should first fill out the online application form at http://visa.gov.tr print the form and sign it. Remember that the CNIC number, parents’ name, residential address and host address (if applicable) are must.
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    2. You should provide Recent and old Passport Copies along with all used (VISA & entry-exit stamp) pages copies. Passport or other recognised travel document should be valid for at least 180 days. Other Third Country Nationals who resides in Pakistan must provide their valid visa or residence permit in Pakistan.
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    3. You should provide two (2) recent biometric photographs (white background) of the applicant on a white background with 5cm x 5cm size.
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    4. If you found a job in Turkey and hired by Turkish employer you can apply and enter Turkey with a work visa and not tourist visa. You should submit the Employment Cover Letter that states name, position, salary, duration of employment along with visa application. A work visa is not a residence permit. Within 30 days you enter Turkey you need to make 1 year application for a short-term residence permit.
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    5. In accordance with Foreigners and International Protection Act no. 6458, article 15/c, all foreigners wishing to apply for Turkish visa shall submit a Valid Police Character Certificate.
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    6. In accordance with Foreigners and International Protection Act no. 6458, article 15/e, all foreigners wishing to apply for Turkish visa shall submit a Travel Health Insurance Certificate covering the duration of their stay in Turkey and as well as repatriation costs.
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    7. In accordance with Foreigners and International Protection Act no. 6458, article 15/c, all foreigners wishing to apply for Turkish visa shall submit a Health Fitness Certificate.
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    8. In accordance with Foreigners and International Protection Act no. 6458, article 15/c, all foreigners wishing to apply for Turkish visa shall submit a Polio Vaccination Certificate.
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    9. Copy of flight and Hotel booking
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    10. Bank Account Maintenance Certificate and Original Bank Statements of the last three months’ which are signed and stamped by the bank officer. For example for a 30 day visa you should show $50 a day x 30 days = $1.500 statement.

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    GERRY’S VISA DROP BOX OFFICES PAKISTAN
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    VISA FEES TO TURKEY
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    VISA CATEGORY VISA FEE IN PKR
    Single Entry 7350
    Multiple Entry 23,930
    Single Transit 7350
    Multiple Transits 14,700
    Work Visa 35,894
    • Gerry’s Service Charges per Applicant: 2500/PKR

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    IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR TURKEY TRANSIT VISA
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    Published, May 2017
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    The issuance of the free of charge single transit visa with 7 days stay in Turkey to Pakistani nationals who are travelling with Turkish Airlines to the Schengen countries, USA, United Kingdom and Ireland through Turkey on condition that they have a valid visa of these countries and are not banned/objectionable for entering Turkey is continuing. This type of visa can now be obtained either via https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ or from the Turkish Consulates in Pakistan and the Consular Section of the Embassy in Islamabad through GERRY’s Visa Drop Box Center.
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    The free of charge single transit visa with 7 days stay in Turkey will be issued to Pakistani nationals who are travelling with Turkish Airlines to the Saudi Arabia with the aim of Umrah on condition that they have a valid Umrah visa and are not banned/objectionable for entering Turkey.
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    The applicants should submit the required documents for single transit visa as stated before.
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    The application of the free of charge single transit visa (Umrah) with 7 days stay in Turkey, has launched from (8 May 2017) and can only be obtained from the Turkish Consulates in Pakistan and the Consular Section of the Embassy in Islamabad through GERRY’s Visa Drop Box Center.
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    IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR TURKEY TRANSIT VISA
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    Published, Feb 2017
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    The transit visa with 7 days stay in Turkey will be issued free of charge to Pakistani nationals who are travelling with Turkish Airlines to the Schengen countries, USA, United Kingdom and Ireland through Turkey on condition that they are not banned/objectionable for entry into Turkey.
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    The application of the transit visa with 7 days stay in Turkey, free of charge, has started from 13 February 2017 and can be obtained through Gerry’s offices across Pakistan.
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    Please also note that Applicants are eligible to obtain visa from

    For more information, please contact Gerry’s call center on the following numbers;

    • Call Center (Landline Callers): 0900-07860
    • Call Center (mobile callers): 9999
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