RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR FOREIGNERS IN TURKEY
Residence permit is special implementation to dwell anywhere for a while due to some reasons without becoming citizen of any country .In Turkey especially, it is a common practice which is applied due to people’s job requirements in Turkey. This implementation can be concluded positively as long as laws permit it. Duration of residence permit differs from to person to person but it matters how long foreigners wanted to stay in the country.
There are many reasons to get residence permit. Firstly, notable factors must be had to receive it for a short or long time residence permit. The time slot depends on applicant and what justifications applicant have. Short time permit period limit is for 1 year maximum as for long term permit, foreigners have to completed the time slot let once to reside. In terms of Turkey, long term residence permit is for 8 years.
Thus, a foreign who reside interruptedly in Turkey, can apply for long term residence permit. Besides, to receive long term permit, financial difficulty, and criminal record should not be detected for the duration of previous residence permit. Foreigners who want to apply, have to prepare some major documents for both long – short term residence permit. On the other hand, if the documents are completed perfectly, it will become possible to be started procedure process of residence permit. We will in detail explain other subjects in next chapter – What the mentioned documents are and where the documents should be delivered.
What is residence permit and what are the types of residence permit in Turkey ?
Residence permit is known as ikametgah tezkeresi. İkametgah tezkeresi (residence permit) which helps foreigners to reside in determined time period in different countries by applying to relevant intitution with essential documents , is acquiring a reside right. Pursuant to international protecting law and foreigners law, foreigners who wanted to stay more than time period given by visa, visa exemption or 90 days, have to get residence permit. İt is an obligation that foreigners faced. Lawyer’s consulting may be beneficial for implementing procedure because many subjects are required sensitive approach such as application period, application renewal, duration of staying on abroad.
People who are excluded from residence permit, were stated in relevant law. To illustrate that ,persons who are excluded from residence permit, came to Turkey by visa exemption or by visa for maximum 90 days, have an ID card document about being stateless, are responsible as diplomats, consular officer and their families and agencies of international institutions in Turkey, are excluded in accordance with mutual agreement.
There are 2 types duration of residence permit as long term and short term but residence permit is not limited to 2 types compared to the duration. Firstly, it should be specified that, it may be possible to obtain by people who have real chattels in Turkey, will found business, will come with student exchange program, will join in service training program. These examples can be increased..Short term permit can be gained for maximum 1 year for per applying as for long term permit requirements are residing minimum 8 years in Turkey. Foreigners who applied, should not have any social assistant in last 3 years , have income which is enough to earn family’s keep Long term permit which is supplied by ministry cofirmation, is timeless permit.
The another kind of residence permit is family residence permit. Family residence permit is given to Turkish citizen or foreigners (foreign husband or wife, wife’s or husband’s child (non-adult) and child dependent on wife or husband) for 2 years, for every family permit. A different kind of permits which is often seen in practice, is student residence permit which is provided to Students who are undergraduate, associates degree, master degree, or phD in Turkey. The permit is not provide any rıght to family of the students who had students residence permit.
Residence permit fee tariffs in Turkey
First of all. İt should be specified that, finance ministry is authorized to determine the fee of residence permit in accordance with mutul agreement. Anybody is not kept excluding from the fee. Residence permit fee is annually changing in a certain percentage. In terms of 2016, residence permit card fee which is determined by Finance Ministry was 58,50 TL. It classified by citizenship of countries. For example, in 2016 USA, UK and many other countries are charged 235TL for the amount of annual fee. As for Norway, Sırbia, Chilli, Fiji are charged 1050,17 TL. For this reason, it is important issue to pay attention.
How can I have Residence Permit in Turkey ?
First step to get residence permit is application. After that foreigners can both carry out process by themselves and proceed by giving a power of attorney to a lawyer. If an application is from abroad, it should be from Turkish consulate in a country where foreigner’s citizenship belongs. After negotiation with the relevant authority, the application will be evaluated. The result of application will be come out within 90 days at the latest. In application process period, the laws allow for many excluding situation that a foreigner can apply from Turkey, if there is a travel ban on a foreigner by judicial & administrative authorities , the foreigner can also apply from Turkey. It will be beneficial to get advice before applying to avoid making any mitakes and get fast results.
What are the documents for Residence Permit in Turkey ?
One of the most important condition is having an effectual reason to get residence permit. Also, for the permit it is matter having full documents to proceed process fastly and smoothly.
To get residence permit, It is possible to list necessary documents in the following way: A copy of the passport ,4 headshot photos. If there is a missing document at the time of application, it is announced to person who applied that the missing document must be completed within 30 days. Unless that document is completed, the application will be cancelled.
A person who want to apply to extend time of residence permit, should make the application to Governorship within last 60 days before the end of the time. It has an importance that the application is made before the end of residence permit time.
What are the necessary documents of Work Permit in Turkey ?
A foreigner who is in Turkey may apply for work permit as a domestic application if the foreigner has a current residence permit at least 6 months validity. In other cases, foreigners must apply for visa and work permit from Turkish Republic Foreign Representative Offices. To get this permit (foreign work permit) firstly, letter of application must be prepared. Other documents can be listed in the following way: a copy of passport, foreign staff applicaton form, a personal current residence permit at least 6 months validity, certified public translator or approved certificate (diploma) by official authority, a copy of temporary graduation certificate and documents which are contained informations belong to corporations / institutions that will employ foreign staff. Although these are fundemental documents, it is possible to be submitted many additional documents depends on desired sectors. Consequently, it will be beneficial to collaborate with a lawyer for perfection and fast transaction processing.
How can residence permit be cancelled ?
It does not mean that a person may reside in Turkey in any case, even If residence permit were gotten within specified time period. In some cases, residence permit may be cancelled. To illustrate this point , If there is any restriction on applicant or entry prohibition into Turkey or judicial investigation, in that case, Residence Permit going to be cancelled. Moreover, If the purpose of Residence Permit is misused and in case of staying abroad for more than 120 days in a year or entrying into Turkey as another foreigner by changing ID card information although staying in Turkey, it is going to come up a cancellation. In terms of long term residence permit, if a foreigner is a threat to public health and public safety or stay out of Turkey for more than 1 year (except for staying due to health reasons, education or mandatory duty in foreigner’s country) It is going to be cancelled in a similar way.