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Yabancı Kimlik Numarasi (Foreigner Identity Number) for non-residence permit holders - Foreigners staying in Turkey on an e-Visa can be issued with a Foreigners identity Number on request without having to obtain a residence permit.
 Please visit the Foreigners Police Department in the nearest city (not local town) in order to obtain your foreigner identity number. (This service is free of charge.)

If you have a Turkish Residence permit and you want to obtain your foreigners identity number (Yabanci Kimlik number) please follow the steps below.

To obtain your YKN please visit your local Nufus offıce (Civil Registry office)
You will need to take your residence permit and submit your residency permit number, along with your year of birth. You will then be given your Yabanci Kimlik number.

Alternatively, for a quicker way to obtain your YKN; please apply online -
https://tckimlik.nvi.gov.tr

You will be directed to a website, (in Turkish), However, here is a helpful step by step guide

1)Click on the link which reads “Dogum Yili ve Ikamet Tezkere No ile Yabanci Kimlik No Sorgulama

2)Enter your YEAR OF BIRTH (Dogum Yili) eg 1975 and your RESIDENCY PERMIT NUMBER (Ikamet Tezkere) eg No:21/61231 Note your residency number is located on the first page of your residency book

3)Enter the number in the security field

4)Click 'Sorgula' (located benife security field number)

5)You will then see your YKN along with your personal details

Please note: For newly issued residency permits; you have to wait at least 6 months before acquiring your Yabanci Kimlik number.


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