Revised January, 2020 – Resource, Directorate General of Migration Management Turkey.
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GENERAL INFORMATION FOR TURKEY VISA OR E-VISA FOR 1 – 90 DAYS STAY
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Ordinary e-passport holders require Visa to enter Turkey. The online e-Visa is valid only 30 days when the purpose of travel is Tourism or Commerce (+ with valid Schengen visa in your e-passport or USA, UK or Ireland residence permit) as additional support document at arrival to Turkish airport or border.
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For other purpose travel, such as Tourism, Education or Business, single-entry or multiple-entry sticker Visa in e-passport upto 90 days is given by the Turkish Embassies or Consulate missions abroad.
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You may find out more about Visa types here, or visit the Turkish Ministry of Foreigner Affairs website for Visa information to foreigners.
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THE PERIOD OF STAY IN TURKEY PROVIDED BY THE VISA OR VISA EXEMPTION CANNOT EXCEED 90 DAYS WITHIN A PERIOD OF 180 DAYS.
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IN CASE THAT FOREIGNERS, WHO HAVE STAYED IN TURKEY 90 DAYS WITHIN THE 180 DAY PERIOD, AND COME TO TURKEY AGAIN; (UNLESS THERE IS ANOTHER MATTER PREVENTING THEM FROM ENTERING INTO TURKEY AT THE BORDER GATES), THEY ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER INTO TURKEY BY FILLING THE V.84 RESIDENCE PERMIT CONDITIONAL ENTRY INFORMATION FORM TO DECLARE AND APPLY FOR RESIDENCE PERMIT ID CARD AT THE GOVERNORATE WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS OF ENTRY DATE.
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FOREIGNERS WHO HAVE ARRIVED AT THE BORDER GATES TO ENTER INTO TURKEY AND DO NOT HAVE PASSPORT OR TRAVEL DOCUMENT VALID FOR AT LEAST 60 DAYS AS OF EXPIRATION DATE OF THE VISA, VISA EXEMPTION, RESIDENCE OR WORK PERMIT WILL NOT ENTER INTO TURKEY.

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Non-eligible Visas to convert to 2020 Residence Permit ID Card: Single Transit, Double Transit, Business Meeting / Commerce, Conference / Seminar / Meeting, Festival / Fair / Exhibition, Sportive Activity, Cultural Artistic Activity, Courier, Montaj, Freight, Seafarer.

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TOURIST VISA EXTENSION FOR TOURISTIC E-IKAMET RESIDENCE PERMIT

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The first migration rule to foreigner who entered Turkey within 1 year, before with e-passport may lodge e-ikamet residence permit application online and book advanced appointment date in the Migration system before entering Turkey by Visa, and arrive 1-2 days before the Migration appointment to complete process.
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Foreigner entering first-time with Visa upto 90 day stay within the first 30 days, and Visa upto 30 days stay before the expiration, are eligible to apply for e-ikamet residence permit to stay more than 90 days in Turkey after entered, and wait till the appointment date depending on the home address location and congestion.
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From +5 million foreigner applications lodged to the Göç İdaresi government migration offices in Turkey 1 million Turkish residence permit is issued, 50% from Istanbul and 50% from other 80 provinces combined.
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STEP 1 – YOU MAY FIRST ENTER TURKEY BY TOURISM E-VISA, VISA OR VISA-EXEMPT, AND NEXT TO STAY LONGER THE TOURISTIC RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATION MAY BE LODGED ONLY IN TURKEY, BY YOU (OR REPRESENTATIVE) AND NOT AT THE TURKISH CONSULATES IN THE FOREIGNER’S COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP OR LEGAL STAY.
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Remember, your first-time e-ikamet application and evaluation to the Turkish government is important. If you need our legal Expert to complete your online form 100% correct and error-free for government approval in iResidence Application Center, you may use our Professional form fill-in service. (basic fee applies).
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To use our service means that your online e-ikamet residence application lodged to the government Migration system will be processed fastest and guarantees application and appointment date in Turkey, approval within 24 hrs.
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iResidence simply helps start your migration process in Turkey, to take your Residence fast and easy.
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STEP 2 – TO START ONLINE APPLICATION IN TURKEY AND BOOK APPOINTMENT DATE AND TIME YOU SHALL ATTEND, YOU (OR REPRESENTATIVE) REQUIRE TO TAKE LOCAL HOME ADDRESS IN TURKEY AND TURKISH HEALTH INSURANCE, AT THE MINIMUM.
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The province of home address is the (same provincial government Migration office) location applied to. Once your residence is concluded you may still continue to travel as tourist, study, work or establish company and business, change an address or stay in other provinces within the boundaries of Turkey.
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How long does it take for e-ikamet application started and concluded? The government Migration office at 81 provinces are available for foreigners nationwide, however appointment wait, process-time and ID card delivery varies, in Istanbul province is 3-4 months, Ankara is 2-3 months, and 1 month or less in Antalya and smaller population towns and resorts.
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For express appointment find 1 hour regular flights from Istanbul to Antalya International Airport in the sunny Mediterranean.
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RESIDENCE PERMIT IS PERMISSION TO LIVE IN TURKEY OVER 90 DAYS

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In this case, the foreigner should rent a home to live and make Turkish bank deposit for local and economic establishment, and obtain Turkish health insurance covering the requested duration of stay. Note for first time e-ikamet residence application in Istanbul province may require extra; Turkish govt hospital report and Turkish police clearance for public safety and health.
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The requested period of stay, on online application form should meet the same validity period of documents for example upto 1 or 2 year valid; e-Passport, Rental contract notarized or Tapu for local Turkish address, and Turkish health insurance mandatory for residence permit.
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Learn more about Documents needed for e-ikamet application and appointment in Turkey.
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STEP 3 – YOU SHOULD ARRIVE 1-2 DAYS BEFORE APPOINTMENT TO iRESIDENCE OFFICE TO RECEI YOUR DOCUMENTS. ON THE APPOINTMENT DATE AND TIME YOU SHALL BE REQUIRED TO GIVE ORIGINAL SUPPORT DOCUMENTS TO GOVERNMENT MIGRATION OFFICE TO MATCH YOUR APPLICATION INPUT AND DECLARATION.
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Foreigners may continue to stay in Turkey at any city, till their application is concluded.
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  • At the appointment the applicant to pay govt fee with complete submitted documents, may stay 90 days more at no extra charge, to collect their Residence permit ID Card from the PTT post office.
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  • Once collected the e-ikamet residence permit ID card has no time limit to stay inside or outside Turkey, and simply expires on the printed expiration date on back.
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    To check an active or cancel e-ikamet ID card status online, you may enter the ID to query.

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  • Work permit ID Card option is lodged by the qualified Turkish employer to Ministry of Labor and Social Security in Turkey, only after Touristic Residence permit min 6 months is obtained and you are hired to work legal. Foreigner work permit is permission to work in Turkey issued by Ministry of Labor and Social Security.

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HOW TO LODGE APPLICATION FOR SCHENGEN VISA IN TURKEY?
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Non-Turkish nationals with residence or work status in Turkey may lodge application and/if required to other countries worldwide, for USA visa, UK visa, Schengen or EU residence permit at foreign Embassies or Consular missions in Turkey (as opposed to the long line-ups in their own country).
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Turkey the eastern EU candidate country is next to join the Schengen as the 29th member country.
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The Schengen area covers 28 countries (“Schengen States”) without visa and passport, border control between them. These countries are: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

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From 3 million Turks born, living and working in Germany, Turkey holds many bilateral agreements since 1957, just as 5 million German tourists visit to sunny Turkey per year. Apply for Schengen visa from Turkey at authorized iData visa application center for travel to Germany and Italy.

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Start your experience in beautiful Turkey, and enjoy to live or work, or study as planned.
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SUBMIT FORM
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Please fill the details below and we will evaluate the data to determine your Residence permit eligibility. iResidence application center will contact you shorty with further instructions. For direct contact or questions you may call the Live support center, WhatsApp 90 (552) 630-1880.

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you must be legal age to continue

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