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If you hold a Short-Term or Family Residence Permit you may leave Turkey for any length of time. There are no Restrictions on your Permit.

Short-Term Residence Permit & Family Residence Permit

120 & 180 day Restrictions have been removed since 13TH AUGUST 2016 FOR ALL PERMIT HOLDERS.

Short-Term Residence Permit

Please note; prior to 13th AUGUST 2016 - If you have already spent more than 120 days a year outside of Turkey your residence permit will be cancelled. You must re-apply for a new permit.

Family Residence Permit

Please note; prior to 13th AUGUST 2016 - If you have already spent more than 180 days a year outside of Turkey your residence permit will be cancelled. You must re-apply for a new permit.

UPDATE SUMMARY - 27th Sept. 2016
:- According to new information received from the Migration department the 120 + 180 day restrictions have been removed from all Short-Term & Family Residence Permit holders, regardless of your 'Valid from date' of you card. HOWEVER If you have already spent your limit abroad prior to 13th August your permit is cancelled and you must re-apply for a new Residence Permit.

If you have any questions regarding the restrictions of your permit or if you do not know if your permit is cancelled, please speak with your local migration department. Contact details for Main districts can be found here.

If you would like to apply for a new Residence permit or renewal application YellAli can provide professional assistance. Contact us here.

(Please note; For long term residency permit holders, the limit spent abroad is 1 year)

Please note:
Spending large amounts of time abroad and having breaks in your residency will also effect you later if you wanted to apply for 'Permanent Residency.'
After 8 consecutive years of residency you can apply for Permanent Residency. This allows you to stay indefinitely in Turkey and have the same rights as a Turk. ( short breaks abroad, holiday etc won't affect your application)


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