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Family Residence Permit (2 year Residency Permit)

(1) A family residence permit for a maximum duration of two years at a time
may be granted to the:

a) foreign spouse;
b) foreign children or foreign minor children of their spouse;
c) dependent foreign children or dependent foreign children of their spouse;
of Turkish citizens, persons within the scope of Article 28 of Law № 5901 or, foreigners holding one of the residence permits as well as refugees and subsidiary protection beneficiaries. However, the duration of the family residence permit cannot exceed the duration of the sponsor’s residence permit under any circumstances whatsoever.

(2) In cases of a polygamous marriage pursuant to the regulation in the [foreigner’s] country of citizenship, only one of the spouses shall be issued a family residence permit. However, a family residence permit may be granted to the foreigner’s children from other spouses.

(3) For family residence permits issued to children, if any, the consent of the mother or the father who lives abroad and who shares custody shall be sought.

(4) Family residence permits shall entitle the holder right of education in primary and secondary educational institutions until the age of 18 the without obtaining a student residence permit.

(5) Any person reaching the age of 18 who has immediately before resided in Turkey for a minimum of three years on a family residence permit may, upon application transfer to a short-term residence permit.

(6) In the event of divorce, a short-term residence permit may be issued to a foreign spouse of a Turkish citizen, provided that [he or she] resided on a family residence permit for at least three years. However, in cases where it is established by the relevant court that the foreign spouse has been a victim for reasons of domestic violence, the condition for three years residence shall not be sought.

(7) In the event of the death of the sponsor, a short-term residence permit may be issued without any [minimum residing] time condition attached to those who have resided on a family residence permit in connection with the sponsor.


Please note: Foreigners applying for a residence permit shall be required to hold a passport or a travel document valid at least sixty days beyond the duration of the requested residence permit.

Please see:- » TURKISH RESIDENCE PERMIT - REQUIREMENTS FOR FAMILY PERMIT



See also :- » How do I apply for a Residency Permit in Turkey?

» How much is a residency permit in Turkey?

» How to change your address on your Residency Permit

» Residency Permit Types

Please note: Residence permits shall be issued separately for every foreigner depending on the purpose of stay, [in any case] for a period sixty days shorter than the validity period of the passport or travel document.




Disclaimer: This is for information purposes ONLY - The information is not legally binding. All information is obtained from the LAW ON FOREIGNERS AND INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION Document 2014 - REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF INTERIOR DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF MIGRATION MANAGEMENT

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