Common Problems You May Encounter While Obtaining a Residence Permit in Turkey

It is quite natural to suffer some problems while obtaining a residence permit. This is true for all countries and most of the time, they happen because of the lack of information of the applicants. Thus, we wanted to compile some of the common questions that most applicants ask us. We hope, the following guide can be useful for you as well.

Can I Apply for Residence Permit After My Visa Expires?

You are going to have 10 extra days for the application if you have a 30-, 60- or 90-day visa on the first entrance to Turkey or if you have stayed more than 90 days with your 180-day visa. You will be charged with a penalty during the application, but you will not have to leave Turkey to apply for a residence permit.

What Do You Need to Do to Extend the Residence Permit?

You can apply for the renewal of your residence permit in the last 60 days of your existing permit. This means that you will only have a 60-day period to apply for the renewal of the Turkish residence permit. Considering the 10 extra days provided by the government, you will have 70 days in total.

Can I Renew My Residence Permit after the Expiration of Existing Permit?

Yes, you will have 10 extra days starting from the last day of your residence permit expiration. You will not have to leave the country and re-visit to apply for the residence permit only if you apply for it within 10 days.

How Much Does Residence Permit Cost?

The costs may vary depending on various factors such as the type of residence permit you are going to apply for or other personal elements. On the other hand, besides the fees you are going to pay to the government, you will also need private health insurance. The costs of the insurance may also vary depending on your age, health condition, and so on.

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