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Getting Residence Permit for International Applicants

In order to get a short-term residence permit, you should visit e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr in order to take an appointment for submitting the documents listed below;

In order to get a long-term residence permit, foreigners should have continuously resided in Turkey for at least eight years.

For further information about submission of the long-term residence permit documents, please click here.

Republic of Turkey has amended its law to offer citizenship to international investors!

The decree on the changes published in Turkey's Official Gazette grants citizenship to foreigners who make a fixed capital investment of at least USD 2 million, keep at least USD 3 million in a bank account for at least 3 years or create at least 100 jobs in the country.

With the new law (announced on January 12, 2017 on Official Gazette), foreign investors who bring substantial assets/capital to Turkey can obtain Turkish Citizenship. In brief we can list how foreign investors who fulfil one of the following criteria can gain the Turkish Citizenship:

In this context, investors who request residence permit will be granted 5 years of residence permit by Directorate of Migration Management.