As per new law, the processing of Residency Permit in Turkey is not handled by the police of foreigners affairs department anymore. Now, It is followed by the Interior Ministry's "Directorate General of Migration Management" (http://goc.gov.tr/)
Our Experience of Receiving Residence Permit for One Year (İkamet Tezkeresi)
We will briefly explain you the experience and procedures of residence permit (ikamet tezkeresi in Turkish) which we did for one of our Iranian customer.
Mr. Hamid Reza M. bought an apartment in Antalya city two years ago. During the past 2 years we applied for his short term Resident permit which has been extended for each 6 months.
After New law, in May 2014 we applied for the one year Resident Permit which the needed document are more than before procedure.
For the first time and renewal applications we have to prepared following necessary documents of Residence Permit:
1- Valid Passport
2- Four copies passport-size photo (white background / New and face recognizable)
3- Photocopies of following pages from passport: The page include your picture, info and validity and expiring date of your passport. plus the page stamped at custom at your last entry.
4- Recent Bank statement or Exchange office Report which showing you have minimum balance of 11,000 Turkish Lira in your hand.
5- Full health insurance which will price as per your age and other specifications.
6- Photocopy of your tapu (title deed) along with original copy.
7- Turkish Tax number (Vergi)
8- The existing Residence permit (Blue notebook) (when you applying for renewal)
9- Certificate of your recent living address in Turkey which obtain from Nufus office (Civil Registry Office)
10- Police Check Record (Adli Sicil Kaydi) which should be prepared from the courthouse and must be signed and stamped by court officer.
Note: copies of requested document need for each person even for the married couple.
Fees for the Short Term Residence Permit
The cost is 80 USD which will be paid in TL as per daily exchange rate and should pay to tax office. Plus 50 Turkish Lira for issuing and registration card.
1- Prepare all above document and deliver to police station.
2- The officer will check the documents.
3- Paying corresponding amount to tax office and deliver the receipt to officer.
After completing all docs and confirmation of officer the documents will be sent to Ankara. Within 2 weeks till 3 months your visa will come to your Registered address in Turkey.
For your further information, during this time your registered place may check by police officer.
Mr. Hamid Reza M. received his residence card after about 2 months.
For your further information, when you receive your first Residence Permit (http://www.antalyahomes.com/
Permanent Residence Permit: (not certain for the time being)
Buyer who have resided in Turkey, with Residence permit, uninterruptedly for at least 8 years can be apply for permanent Resident Permit.