How to get a Turkish Residence Permit

If 2011 is the year you make that dream move to sunny Turkey, it can get a bit confusing and difficult to know where to start; but don’t fear, help is at hand. Before you make any plans, the first step is securing your resident permit.

You can apply for a 5 year residence permit provided you have a title deed (Tapu) to your property for sale in Turkey. If you have a rental agreement or a purchase contract to a property, you can go for maximum 3 years Residence Permit.

Basically, the residence permit fees calculation is done as £40 for the first month and an additional £30 for each consecutive month.

Here’s a checklist of everything needed for the application;

  • Unexpired original passport
  • Full name of both parents
  • Occupation
  • Religion
  • Turkish Tax Number ((If you don’t have a Turkish Tax Number, you can apply for one with your passport details and full name of parents)
  • Residential address in either Turkey or UK
  • Telephone number in either Turkey or UK
  • Between 10 and a dozen (12) passport photographs of yourself
  • The title deed of your Turkey property in your name, a sale contract or rental agreement.
  • If you have a child under 18, his/her birth certificate needs to be translated into Turkish.
  • A bank statement from your Turkish or UK bank to prove you can look after yourself. Usually for a 5 year residence permit, you need to have a minimum of 3000 GBP.

Here are a few other things to take note of:

  • All monies for residence fees should be in Turkish currency.
  • Passports submitted to Turkish foreign office takes at least six weeks to be returned so please plan accordingly. There is a Fast Track Application Service that normally takes not more than 7 days but it comes with extra charges.
  • If it is your first application you will pay 138 TL Residence Permit Book Fee and 6.5 TL for the money transfer charge of Residence Permit Book Fee.

Below is a table with the full charges for a Turkish residence permit for British Nationals:

1 month £40 13  months £400 25  months £760 37  months £1.120 49  months £1.480
2 £70 14 £430 26 £790 38 £1.150 50 £1.510
3 £100 15 £460 27 £820 39 £1.180 51 £1.540
4 £130 16 £490 28 £850 40 £1.210 52 £1.570
5 £160 17 £520 29 £880 41 £1.240 53 £1.600
6 £190 18 £550 30 £910 42 £1.270 54 £1.630
7 £220 19 £580 31 £940 43 £1.300 55 £1.660
8 £250 20 £610 32 £970 44 £1.330 56 £1.690
9 £280 21 £640 33 £1.000 45 £1.360 57 £1.720
10 £310 22 £670 34 £1.030 46 £1.390 58 £1.750
11 £340 23 £700 35 £1.060 47 £1.420 59 £1.780
12 £370 24 £730 36 £1.090 48 £1.450 60 £1.810
1 YEAR   2 YEARS   3 YEARS    4 YEARS   5 YEARS  

 

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One Response to “How to get a Turkish Residence Permit”
  1. John Harper says:

    When I have a residence permit can I transit through Turkey with a lorry carrying goods to Saudia Arabia without obtaining a transit visa ?

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