TURKEY IMMIGRATION REPORT SHOWS INCREASE OF PERMITS IN TURKEY

Revised May, 2020 – Resource, Directorate General of Migration Management Turkey
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HOW FOREIGNER IMMIGRATION APPLICATIONS ARE ISSUED FOR TURKEY

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The recent Directorate General of Migration Management published report shows 34.633.391 million tourists have entered Turkey borders in 2016, breaking a new record. From this total, 14 million tourists has destined to the popular Mediterranean resorts and city Antalya for holidays, to live, to retire or to work within the strong tourism sector.
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Compared to year 2015 there has been an amazing increase in visitors coming to Turkey up 6 million tourists. The Top 10 tourist country citizens to visit Turkey in order are Germany, Russia, UK, Georgia, Bulgaria, Iran, Holland, Iraq, Syria and France.

In 2019 a total 37 million visitors entered Turkey breaking a new high record.
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During a visit to Turkey international citizens have been issued 461.217 various types of permits with the most being for both the short term residence permit, long term residence permit and foreigner work permit in Turkey.
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The permits issued by the Turkish government in 2016 are shown in below figures, and reveal an %11 higher increase when compared permits issued the year before.
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  • 244.034 short-term, long-term, family Residence Permits were granted in Turkey
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    Top 10 countries Iraq, Syria, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Libya and Iran.
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  • 61.116 student Residence Permits granted in Turkey
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    Top 10 countries Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Greece and Libya.
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  • 56.591 foreigner Work Permits granted in Turkey
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    Top 10 countries Georgia, Ukraine, Syria, Turkmenistan, China, Uzbekistan, Russia, Iraq, Syria, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Russia, Kirghistan, Moldova and Azerbaijan.

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For more information, view online or download the Directorate General of Migration Management reports for full detail.
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  • Migration Turkey, Immigration Report 2013 Download
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  • Migration Turkey, Immigration Report 2014 Download
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  • Migration Turkey, Immigration Report 2015 Download
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  • Migration Turkey, Immigration Report 2016 Download
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