Turkey is among the most prominent countries that enjoy the ease of granting residence of all kinds on lands.

Types of residence in Turkey

Date:Saturday, September 25, 2021

Turkey is among the most prominent countries that enjoy the ease of granting residence of all kinds on lands.

Types of residence in Turkey

Turkey is among the most prominent countries that enjoy easy granting of all kinds of residency on its territory, without any legal obstacles, unlike many countries that restrict residency conditions on their lands.

Recently, Turkey has worked to expand the government departments concerned with issuing residency permits for foreigners of all kinds, and to provide employees who speak international languages ​​such as Arabic and English, to facilitate communication with foreign applicants.

All residencies are issued by the Security Department (General Directorate of Immigration Management) of the Ministry of Interior, after completing the conditions required for each type.

In the following article, we will learn about the most important types of residence permits in Turkey

Tourist Residence:

Short-term residence, one-year renewable, Turkey has also set several criteria to determine whether the tourist residence can be renewed or not, and to obtain it, it is required to bring the place of residence through the house rental contract, and to translate the passport into Turkish. The passport must be certified by the notary public, 4 personal photos, in addition to the health insurance (sigurta), and the tax number obtained from the tax department (it takes less than half an hour to obtain it).

Student Residence:

It is also a short-term residence, also called study residence, and is granted to foreign university students in the bachelor's, master's and doctoral stages, and can be renewed throughout the university years in Turkey

Work Residence:

One of the long-term residences in Turkey, granted to employers or employees in Turkish companies, and the foreign resident working in Turkey enjoys many advantages, the most important of which is the possibility of applying for Turkish citizenship after 5 consecutive years of obtaining a work permit, and this is what distinguishes it from the rest of the residences long term. In addition, the company must employ five Turks for each foreign employee, and must obtain a tourist residency before submitting an application to the Ministry of Labor, and it takes about 40 days to obtain a work permit.

In the event that the father or mother obtains a work permit, all family members (husband / wife / children) are entitled to obtain a residence permit for the same period as the work permit of the accompanying person.

Human Residence:

It is granted to foreigners who have entered Turkish territory in an official way and obtained official residence in it, but they have lost the reasons that qualify them to renew it, and they cannot return to their country for security reasons or fears of threat or exposure.

Real estate residence:

It is a short, renewable residence granted to foreigners who own property in Turkey; Real estate residency (residency in Turkey by buying a property) is usually granted for one year, and the wife, as well as children under the age of 18, are entitled to obtain residency as well as accompanying the owner.

Conditions for real estate residence in Turkey

Real estate title deed (Tabu).

Seismic insurance for the property.

A passport valid for at least six months.

A family statement for the children translated into Turkish and certified by the Turkish embassy in the mother country.

Health insurance in Turkish territory for each family member.

Advantages of real estate residence in Turkey

Real estate residency (residency in Turkey by buying a property) shares many aspects with tourist residency, but real estate residency is considered stronger in terms of the ability and duration of renewal granted.

The residence permit enables the owner of the property to reside on Turkish lands, by buying an apartment in Turkey and residency, but he is not entitled to apply for Turkish citizenship through this residence, unless the property is worth at least 250 thousand dollars, then the owner has the right to apply Turkish citizenship in return for buying a property according to specific conditions.

When renewing the real estate residence permit, the title deed (title deed) must be present on the basis of which the residence was granted, and it is not permissible to apply for anything else!

Family Residence:

This residence permit is granted to the husband and children under the age of 18 in the event that the partner “husband or wife” has Turkish citizenship or work residence in Turkey, and in general if the husband is Turkish, he can be nominated for Turkish citizenship after three years at most for each of the family residents “wife and children” under 18"

How can I obtain Turkish citizenship through residency?

Turkish citizenship can be obtained through residency in three ways:

-Obtaining a family residence for 3 consecutive years

-Obtaining a work permit in Turkey for 5 consecutive years

-Obtaining long-term residence in Turkey for 8 consecutive years

-Turkish citizenship is also granted to Syrians who have obtained temporary protection status in Turkey, on an exceptional basis, through their nomination from the Immigration Department in Turkey and not by applying.

Notes about types of residence in Turkey

There are a lot of notes and points to be noted when talking about the different types of Turkish residency, namely:

-It is not possible to obtain Turkish citizenship through real estate residency, unless the price of real estate owned by the foreign resident reaches at least 250 thousand US dollars.

-Tourist residence is granted individually, but the file can be submitted collectively to each family, but for example, if the husband holds a tourist residence, this is not a condition for the wife to obtain it.

-Family and real estate residence permits in Turkey can be obtained in addition to children under the age of 18, both children with disabilities and those with special needs

-The application for renewal of residence in Turkey must be submitted at most two months before the expiry of the current residence period.

-The student is not entitled to invite the parents to reside in Turkey, or grant them any advantages, but they can, when they want to reside in Turkey, travel to Turkey and request a tourist residence.

-When the property is sold, the resident and his family lose the right of real estate residence

-Upon divorce, the foreign husband/wife loses the right of family residence

-AFTER leaving work and not obtaining a new work contract, the resident loses the right to establish work

-Upon completion of studies or leaving the university, the foreign student loses his study residence.

T-he residence must be exchanged after losing the reason for obtaining it, and before the expiry of the legal period of residence, for example, if a student has obtained a study residence in Turkey, and has completed his studies or was dismissed from the university, if he wishes to stay in Turkey, an application for obtaining a tourist residence must be submitted in Turkey.

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