The way that the Turkish Government administers applications and permits to allow foreigners to reside in Turkey will change from Monday 18 May 2015.
The new national system replaces the old, cumbersome, confusing and time consuming locally administered permits system with a new system for all of the 81 Turkish provinces.
The Directorate General of Migration Management has now largely completed its hard infrastructure, equipment, GÖÇ-NET software system and hardware, staff recruitment and training and subsidiary legislation practices and will go live with the system open for forest applications from the 18 May 2015.
The website application process and detailed instructions are available in the English language.
Turkish Foreigner Residence Permit – What Will Successful Applicants Receive?
Residency requests received are evaluated by Directorate General for Migration Management.
If successful the applicants new “Residence permit” is then printed in Ankara from the GÖÇ-NET system and sent to the foreign applicant at their address by the Turkish postal service (the PTT) in a special envelope.
Included in the envelope will be a letter signed by the Minister of Interior Efkan Ala and informative brochures prepared in five languages, namely Turkish, English, German, Arabic and Russian.
How to Make an Application for a Turkish Foreigners Residence Permit
Full details on how to make an application for the following:
Turkish short-term residence permit applications
documents required for Turkish family residence permit applications
documents required for Turkish student residence permit applications
documents required for Turkish long-term residence permit applications
points to take into consideration for the Turkish residence permit application
Information on Turkish residence permit holder’s requests
Can be found at the link here Turkish residence permit application website
The website of the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management is comprehensive and includes information and answers to many questions.
The Law No 6458 on “Foreigners and International Protection” available in 10 languages is also available on the official Turkish residence permit application website