FAQ – Permanent Residency (PR)

The most important questions you should know about Permanent Residency (PR).

Permanent residency is a person’s legal resident status in a country or territory of which such person is not a citizen but where they have the right to reside permanently. This is usually for a permanent period; a person with such legal status is known as a permanent resident.

FAQ - Permanent Residency

The most significant difference between citizenship and permanent residence is the ability to apply for a passport for the country in which you reside. Permanent residents do not have the right to apply for a passport.

  • Muslim country offering democratic and Westernised lifestyle.
  • One of the best climates in the world throughout the year.
  • Safe and happy environment to settle with your family.
  • Traditionally very hospitable, tolerant and welcoming manner to all foreigners.
  • Fantastic nature, beautiful beaches, green forests and lakes
  • Excellent food, globally renowned Turkish cuisine, one of the few countries offering food security
  • Free Health Facilities
  • Free Educational Facilities
  • High Quality of Life
  • Easy to open business
  • Regional powerhouse
  • G20, NATO Member
  • EU Candidate Country
  • Prospective Visa-free travel to EU (Schengen zone) for all Turkish Citizens,
  • Easy to obtain long-term, multiple-entry visa to EU, US, Canada, UK and Australia for Turkish citizens
  • Perfectly located, nestled between Europe, Asia and the Middle East and Africa
  • Opportunity to relocate and live in Istanbul, one of the most beautiful and developed towns in the world or any other part of Turkey

It is required to have a Residency Permit in Turkey to live permanently in Turkey, which is subject to rules.

It is possible to obtain a Turkish residence permit with a property investment worth $100,000 in Turkey. The residency permit would be renewable after two years as long as you would keep the legal ownership status of the property.

Yes. In principle, it is possible to open a new Turkish Bank Account with a Turkish Tax ID number, not necessarily without a Turkish residence or work permit.

You must apply for a residence permit in Turkey during the period provided by a visa or visa exemption.

The completion period for residence permit applications is 90 days by law. If this period is extended, information should be provided.

You must have a passport or travel document that replaces the passport for at least 60 days longer than the period you requested.

If you wish to apply by yourself, you only need to bring your passport to Turkey. However, if you want to apply together with your family members, additional documents are required. Therefore, if you wish to apply for Turkish residency as a family, it is important that you consult a Turkish immigrant lawyer and duly procure the required documents which your attorney asks from you. 

Esenyurt and Fatih are closed to foreign residents, then 8 more districts are included. Please refer to goc.gov.tr website for updated information.

Foreigners who have expired visas and residence permits before the date of appointment are allowed to stay in our country until the day of the appointment with the application form.

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