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Short Term Residence Permit

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1.SHORT TERM RESIDENCE PERMIT
1.1 Foreigners to arrive in order to conduct scientific research
1.1.1. First Application
Residence Permit Application Form
Original and photocopy of the passport or travel document
Relevant visa issued by foreign representative offices of the Republic of Turkey
Four (4) photograph
Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of
their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
Official document regarding the duration and location of the research to be conducted
Valid medical insurance (one of the followings shall be sufficient):
oDocument enabling health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
oProvision document issued by Social Security Institution
oDocument regarding the application made to the Social Security Institution to have general health insurance
oPrivate health insurance » Purchase residence permit health insurance Online or get a quote here

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1.1.2.Applications for Renewal
Residence Permit Application Form
Coloured photocopy of the passport or travel document
Submission of the previous residence permit (Coloured photocopy)
Two (2) photograph
Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of
their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
Official document regarding the extension of the research
Valid medical insurance (one of the followings shall be sufficient):
oDocument enabling health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
oProvision document issued by Social Security Institution
oPrivate health insurance including the duration of renewal » Purchase residence permit health insurance Online or get a quote here

1.2. Foreigners owning immovable property in Turkey
1.2.1.First application
Residence Permit Application Form
Original and photocopy of the passport or travel document
Four (4) photograph
Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of
their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
Official document regarding person’s possession of the residence
Valid medical insurance (one of the followings shall be sufficient):
oDocument enabling health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
oProvision document issued by Social Security Institution
oDocument regarding the application made to the Social Security Institution to have general health insurance
oPrivate health insurance » Purchase residence permit health insurance Online or get a quote here


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1.2.2.Renewal application
Residence Permit Application Form
Coloured photocopy of the passport or travel document
Two (2) photograph
Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of
their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
Official document regarding person’s possession of the residence
Valid medical insurance (one of the followings shall be sufficient):
oDocument enabling health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
oProvision document issued by Social Security Institution
oPrivate health insurance including the duration of renewal » Purchase residence permit health insurance Online or get a quote here

1.3.Foreigners to establish business or commercial connections
1.3.1.First application
Residence Permit Application Form
Original and photocopy of the passport or travel document
Four (4) photograph
Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of
their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
Valid medical insurance (one of the followings shall be sufficient):
oDocument enabling health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
oProvision document issued by Social Security Institutiono Document regarding the application made to the Social Security Institution to have general health insurance oPrivate health insurance» Purchase residence permit health insurance Online or get a quote here

1.3.2.Renewal application
Residence Permit Application Form
Coloured photocopy of the passport or travel document
Submission of the previous residence permit (Coloured photocopy)
Two (2) photograph
Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
Invitation letter or documents of such written by person or companies to be conducted on occasion that management demands Valid medical insurance (one of the followings shall be sufficient):
oDocument enabling health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
oProvision document issued by Social Security Institution
oPrivate health insurance including the duration of renewal » Purchase residence permit health insurance Online or get a quote here

1.4.Foreigners to participate in on-the-job training programs
1.4.1.First application
Residence Permit Application Form
Original and photocopy of the passport or travel document
Four (4) photograph
Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
Document regarding the duration and location of the training given by the state institutions and organizations offering on-the-job training
Letter of consent given by mother/father living abroad or legal guardian and commitment letter to be issued by natural or legal persons in Turkey provided that it is noted in the letter of consent; on occasion that the person is under the age 18
Valid medical insurance (one of the followings shall be sufficient):
oDocument enabling health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
oProvision document issued by Social Security Institution
oDocument regarding the application made to the Social Security Institution to have general health insurance
oPrivate health insurance » Purchase residence permit health insurance Online or get a quote here

1.4.2.Renewal application
Residence Permit Application Form
Coloured photocopy of the passport or travel document
Submission of the previous residence permit (Coloured photocopy)
Two (2) photograph
Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
Document regarding the renewing the duration of the training given by the state institutions and organizations offering on the job training
New letter of consent and commitment letter regarding the minors under 18 if the renewal application doesn’t include the duration of renewal
Valid medical insurance
(one of the followings shall be sufficient):
oDocument enabling health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
oProvision document issued by Social Security Institution
oPrivate health insurance including the duration of renewal » Purchase residence permit health insurance Online or get a quote here

1.5.Foreigners to arrive in order to attend educational or similar programmes as part of student exchange programmes or agreements to which Republic of Turkey is a party to

1.5.1.First application
Residence Permit Application Form
Original and photocopy of the passport or travel document
Four (4) photograph
Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
Training/internship document to be given by the state institutions and organizations offering the training/internship
Letter of consent given by mother/father living abroad or legal guardian and commitment letter to be issued by natural or legal persons in Turkey provided that it is noted in the letter of consent; on occasion that the person is under the age 18
Valid medical insurance (one of the followings shall be sufficient):
oDocument enabling health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
oProvision document issued by Social Security Institution
oDocument regarding the application made to the Social Security Institution to have general health insurance
oPrivate health insurance » Purchase residence permit health insurance Online or get a quote here

1.5.2.Renewal application
Residence Permit Application Form
Coloured photocopy of the passport or travel document
Submission of the previous residence permit (Coloured photocopy)
Two (2) photograph
Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
Document regarding the renewal of the duration of training/internship to be given by the state institutions and organizations
New letter of consent and commitment letter regarding the minors under 18 if the renewal application doesn’t include the duration of renewal
Valid medical insurance (one of the followings shall be sufficient):
oDocument enabling health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
oProvision document issued by Social Security Institution
oPrivate health insurance including the duration of renewal » Purchase residence permit health insurance Online or get a quote here

1.6.Foreigners to stay for tourism purposes
1.6.1.First application
Residence Permit Application Form
Original and photocopy of the passport or travel document
Four (4) photograph
Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
Information or document regarding the travel plan and accommodation location in case the management demands
Letter of consent given by mother/father living abroad or legal guardian and commitment letter to be issued by natural or legal persons in Turkey provided that it is noted in the letter of consent; on occasion that the person is under the age 18
Valid medical insurance (one of the followings shall be sufficient):
oDocument enabling health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
oProvision document issued by Social Security Institution
oDocument regarding the application made to the Social Security Institution to have general health insurance
oPrivate health insurance » Purchase residence permit health insurance Online or get a quote here

1.6.2.Renewal application
Residence Permit Application Form
Coloured photocopy of the passport or travel document
Submission of the previous residence permit (Coloured photocopy)
Two (2) photograph
Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
Information or document regarding the travel plan and accommodation location in case the management demands
New letter of consent and commitment letter regarding the minors under 18 if the renewal application doesn’t include the duration of renewal
Valid medical insurance (one of the followings shall be sufficient):
oDocument enabling health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
oProvision document issued by Social Security Institution
oPrivate health insurance including the duration of renewal » Purchase residence permit health insurance Online or get a quote here

1.7.Foreigners intending to receive medical treatment, provided that they do not have a disease posing a public health threat

1.7.1.First application
Residence Permit Application Form
Original and photocopy of the passport or travel document
Four (4) photograph
Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
Document regarding the hospital admission records and initiation of treatment given from public or private hospitals to be treated
Letter of consent given by mother/father living abroad or legal guardian and commitment letter to be issued by natural or legal persons in Turkey provided that it is noted in the letter of consent; on occasion that the person is under the age 18
Valid medical insurance (one of the followings shall be sufficient):
oDocument enabling health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
oProvision document issued by Social Security Institution
oDocument regarding the application made to the Social Security Institution to have general health insurance
oPrivate health insurance » Purchase residence permit health insurance Online or get a quote here
oForeigners whose expenses during the treatment are covered by relevant state institutions and organizations shall not be stipulated for valid health insurance.

1.7.2. Renewal application
Residence Permit Application Form
Coloured photocopy of the passport or travel document
Submission of the previous residence permit (Coloured photocopy)
Two (2) photograph
Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
Document taken from judicial or administrative authorities regarding the necessity of person’s stay in Turkey
New letter of consent and commitment letter regarding the minors under 18 if the renewal application doesn’t include the duration of renewal
Valid medical insurance (one of the followings shall be sufficient):
oDocument enabling health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
oProvision document issued by Social Security Institution
oPrivate health insurance including the duration of renewal » Purchase residence permit health insurance Online or get a quote here
oForeigners whose expenses during the treatment are covered by relevant state institutions and organizations shall not be stipulated for valid health insurance.

1.8.Foreigners required to stay in Turkey pursuant to a request or a decision of judicial or administrative authorities

1.8.1.First application
Residence Permit Application Form
Original and photocopy of the passport or travel document
Four (4) photograph
Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
Document given by judicial or administrative authorities regarding the necessity of person’s stay in Turkey
Valid medical insurance (one of the followings shall be sufficient):
oDocument enabling health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
oProvision document issued by Social Security Institution
oPrivate health insurance including the duration of renewal » Purchase residence permit health insurance Online or get a quote here

1.8.2.Renewal application
Residence Permit Application Form
Coloured photocopy of the passport or travel document
Submission of the previous residence permit (Coloured photocopy)
Two (2) photograph
Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
Document regarding the continuation of the decisions and demands of judicial or administrative
Valid medical insurance (one of the followings shall be sufficient):
oDocument enabling health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
oProvision document issued by Social Security Institution
oPrivate health insurance including the duration of renewal » Purchase residence permit health insurance Online or get a quote here

1.9.Foreigners to transfer from a family residence permit

1.9.1.First application
Residence Permit Application Form
Original and photocopy of the passport or travel document
Submission of the previous residence permit
Two (2) photograph
Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
Information and documents regarding the transfer to short-term residence permit:
oCourt decision regarding divorce (Court decision on divorce from Turkish citizen at the end of a 3 year and a longer period; court decision regarding that foreign spouse is a victim for reasons of domestic violence irrespective of the 3 year of marriage condition)
oDeath certificate of the sponsor
Valid medical insurance (one of the followings shall be sufficient):
oDocument enabling health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
oProvision document issued by Social Security Institution
oPrivate health insurance including the duration of renewal » Purchase residence permit health insurance Online or get a quote here
oForeigners whose expenses during the treatment are covered by relevant state institutions and organizations shall not be stipulated for valid health insurance.

1.9.2.Renewal application
Residence Permit Application Form
Coloured photocopy of the passport or travel document
Submission of the previous residence permit (Coloured photocopy)
Two (2) photograph
Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
Valid medical insurance (one of the followings shall be sufficient):
oDocument enabling health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
oProvision document issued by Social Security Institution
oPrivate health insurance including the duration of renewal » Purchase residence permit health insurance Online or get a quote here

1.10.Foreigners to attend a Turkish language course

1.10.1.First application
Residence Permit Application Form
Original and photocopy of the passport or travel document
Four (4) photograph
Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
Document regarding the education to be given by a state institution and organization authorized to give Turkish language course
Letter of consent given by mother/father living abroad or legal guardian and commitment letter to be issued by natural or legal persons in Turkey provided that it is noted in the letter of consent; on occasion that the person is under the age 18
Valid medical insurance (one of the followings shall be sufficient):
oDocument enabling health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
oProvision document issued by Social Security Institution
oDocument regarding the application made to the Social Security Institution to have general health insurance
oPrivate health insurance » Purchase residence permit health insurance Online or get a quote here

1.10.2.Renewal application (shall only be renewed once for this reason)

Residence Permit Application Form
Coloured photocopy of the passport or travel document
Submission of the previous residence permit (Coloured photocopy)
Two (2) photograph
Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
Document regarding the extension of the education duration given by institution offering Turkish language course
New letter of consent and commitment letter regarding the minors under 18 if the renewal application doesn’t include the duration of renewal
Valid medical insurance (one of the followings shall be sufficient):
oDocument enabling health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
oProvision document issued by Social Security Institution
oPrivate health insurance including the duration of renewal » Purchase residence permit health insurance Online or get a quote here

1.11.Foreigners to attend an education programme, research, internship or, a course by way of a public agency

1.11.1.First application
Residence Permit Application Form
Original and photocopy of the passport or travel document
Four (4) photograph
Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
Document regarding the duration and location of the programme given by state institutions and organizations offering the education, research, internship and course
Letter of consent given by mother/father living abroad or legal guardian and commitment letter to be issued by natural or legal persons in Turkey provided that it is noted in the letter of consent; on occasion that the person is under the age 18
Valid medical insurance (one of the followings shall be sufficient):
oDocument enabling health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
oProvision document issued by Social Security Institution
oDocument regarding the application made to the Social Security In stitution to have general health insurance
oPrivate health insurance » Purchase residence permit health insurance Online or get a quote here
oForeigners whose health expenses during the aforementioned programmes are covered by relevant state institutions and organizations shall not be stipulated for valid health insurance.

1.11.2.Renewal application
Residence Permit Application Form
Coloured photocopy of the passport or travel document
Submission of the previous residence permit (Coloured photocopy)
Two (2) photograph
Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
Document regarding the extension of duration and location of the programme given by state institutions and organizations offering the education, research, internship and course
New letter of consent and commitment letter regarding the minors under 18 if the renewal application doesn’t include the duration of renewal
Valid medical insurance (one of the followings shall be sufficient):
oDocument enabling health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
oProvision document issued by Social Security Institution
oPrivate health insurance including the duration of renewal » Purchase residence permit health insurance Online or get a quote here
oForeigners whose health expenses during the aforementioned programmes are covered by relevant state institutions and organizations shall not be stipulated for valid health insurance.

1.12.Foreigners applying within six months upon graduation from a higher education programme in Turkey
1.12.1.First application
Residence Permit Application Form
Original and the photocopy of the passport or travel document
Submission of the previous residence permit
Two (2) photograph
Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
Original and photocopy of the diploma or temporary graduation certificate
Valid medical insurance (one of the followings shall be sufficient):
oDocument enabling health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
oProvision document issued by Social Security Institution
oDocument regarding the application made to the Social Security Institution to have general health insurance
oPrivate health insurance » Purchase residence permit health insurance Online or get a quote here

1.12.2.Renewal application Renewal application shall only be issued once with maximum one year duration, it will not be extended.


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