Important changes in the procedure of getting residence permit
Dear readers of our website! We hasten to inform you that since 05.18.15 the procedure of obtaining and renewing residence permit in Turkey has become much easier thanks to a new electronic system, e-ikamet. Now you can fill in the electronic questionnaire on the website of the migration service in Turkey.
Now it is possible to obtain a residence permit in Turkey just in three simple steps, but the procedure for those who apply for the first time and for those who want to extend an existing type of residence permit is slightly different.
If you get a residence permit in Turkey for the first time, or want to switch from one type of residence permit to another, then after you fill in the form on the website, the system will show you the number of the application, as well as the date and time when you will have to come in the General Department of Immigration and submit the necessary documents and printed from the site profile.
If you want to prolong the existing residence permit, then you only have to fill in a form on the website mentioned above, print it out and send it by courier or by registered letter to the provincial Department of Immigration with the necessary documents and the receipt of required payments.
If you have any questions about the new system, we will be happy to answer them.