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How to Get a Residence Permit? 

All foreigners wishing to live and/or work in Turkey are required to obtain a residence permit within one month following their arrival in the country and prior to the commencement of their work.


For long-term residence in Turkey, the applicant should submit the following documents to the local Police Department:

 

  • 4 passport-size photos
  • Passport
  • Photocopies of the following pages of the passport: the page bearing the applicant’s photo, the page stamped at the last entry, the page indicating the validity and expiry dates of the passport
  • A bank statement or a currency exchange slip testifying to an asset in the amount of USD 300 for each month


Documents required to apply for a residence permit for work purposes:

 

  • 4 passport-size photos

  • Passport

  • Photocopies of the following pages of the passport: the page bearing the applicant’s photo, the page stamped at the last entry, the page indicating the validity and expiry dates of the passport

  • The original and a copy of the work permit issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security