Revised July, 2020 – Resource, Directorate General of Migration Management Turkey. . .
. ANNOUNCEMENT – FROM 02 MAR 2020 11 COUNTRIES MORE JOIN VISA-EXEMPTION 90 DAYS FOR UNITED KINGDOM, IRELAND, NORWAY, BELGIUM, THE NETHERLANDS, AUSTRIA, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, CROATIA, MALTA AND POLAND NATIONALS WHOM WILL ENTER TURKEY FOR TOURISM PURPOSES. USA AND CANADA CITIZENS MAY PURCHASE VALID ELECTRONIC E-VISA ONLINE. .
. GENERAL INFORMATION FOR TURKEY VISA OR E-VISA FOR 1 – 90 DAYS STAY .
1. Official and Diplomatic passport holders may be exempt from Visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary Passport holders require Visa to enter Turkey. .
For 110 countries whose citizens are allowed to enter Turkey by online e-Visa is valid when the travel purpose is Tourism or Commerce (+ valid Schengen, USA, UK, Ireland visa or EU residence permit ID Card) as additional support document at arrival to Turkish airport or border. . Countries whose citizens are allowed to enter Turkey with their national ID, Germany, Belgium, France, Georgia, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Ukraine, and Greece.
. Countries whose citizens are allowed to enter Turkey with expired passport upto 5 years are, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Portugal, and Bulgaria. .
2. For other purpose travel, such as Tourism, Education or Business, single-entry or multiple-entry sticker Visa in Passport upto 1-90 days is given by the Turkish Embassies or Consulate missions abroad. .
You may find out more about 34 Visa types here, or visit the Turkish Ministry of Foreigner Affairs website for Visa information to foreigners.
The period of stay in Turkey by visa or visa exemption cannot exceed 90 days within a period of 180 days. .
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 without a visa and fill the v.84 residence permit conditional entry form to declare and apply for residence permit id card at Migration governorate within ten (10) days of entry date. .
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 Permit and/or Work permit will not enter into Turkey.
Entry in Turkey by Visa non-eligible types to convert to Residence Permit ID Card 2020 to include Single Transit, Double Transit, Business Meeting / Commerce, Conference / Seminar / Meeting, Festival / Fair / Exhibition, Sportive Activity, Cultural Artistic Activity, Courier, Montaj, Freight, Seafarer, and may come back soon with new visa again. . .
. TOURIST VISA EXTENSION FOR TOURISTIC E-IKAMET RESIDENCE PERMIT
First migration rule to foreigner who entered Turkey within the last 1 year before with Passport, may lodge e-ikamet residence permit application online and book advanced appointment date in the Migration system before entering Turkey by Visa, and may arrive 1-2 days before the Migration appointment to complete process.
Foreigner entering first-time with Visa upto 90 day stay within the first 30 days, and Visa upto 30 days stay before the expiration (with no nationality discrepancy) are eligible to apply for e-ikamet residence permit to stay more than 90 days in Turkey after entered, and wait till the first available government appointment date and time (depending on the home address location and congestion).
Business Residence Permit is issued to individual upto 3 months who entered with Business visa, and who will establish commercial engagement or business connections in Turkey, and upto 1 year when a Turkish company contract is provided for supporting documentation and proof for purpose to stay in Turkey a longer period..
. 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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. 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. .
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. .
.How long does it take for e-ikamet application started and concluded?
The government Migration office at 81 cities / 250 districts 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. .
Over 1 million foreigners are renewing residence permit ID cards this year + first time applications. . .
RESIDENCE PERMIT IS PERMISSION TO LIVE IN TURKEY OVER 90 DAYS .
The requested duration to stay on your online application form should meet the same validity period of your documents for example upto 1 or 2 year valid; passport, financial stability in Turkey, Turkish apartment or house rental contract or tapu (for local address establishment) and Turkish health insurance for residency throughout the stay. .
. STEP 3 – YOU SHOULD ARRIVE 1-2 DAYS BEFORE APPOINTMENT TO iRESIDENCE OFFICE TO RECEIVE YOUR DOCUMENTS. ON THE APPOINTMENT DATE AND TIME YOU SHALL BE REQUIRED TO GIVE ORIGINAL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO THE GOVERNMENT MIGRATION OFFICE TO MATCH YOUR APPLICATION INPUT AND DECLARATIONS. .
. Foreigners may continue to stay in Turkey at any city, till their application is concluded. .
At the appointment the applicant to pay government fee with complete submitted documents may stay 90 days more at no extra charge, to collect the hard copy Residence permit ID Card from the local PTT post office. .
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. .
Turkish Residence Permit ID card may be used to enter and exit Visa-free at 66 Turkish airports, 180 harbors, and 26 borders of the Republic of Turkey. .
. . Foreigner Work permit ID Card option next may be 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 in 6 days by Ministry of Labor and Social Security located at 850 district offices in Turkey. .
. HOW TO LODGE APPLICATION FOR SCHENGEN VISA IN TURKEY? .
May I travel to Europe with Turkey residence permit ID card? The answer is no. However non-Turkish national with active Turkey residence permit or work permit status in Turkey can 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). . Turkey the eastern EU candidate country is next to join the Schengen as the 28th member country. .
The Schengen area is 27 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. .
. . Start your experience in beautiful Turkey, and enjoy to live or work, or study as planned. . .
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