The foreigners who are living in Turkey can apply for a long-term residence permit if they meet the following requirements:
Living in Turkey for a minimum of eight (8) years consecutively and consistently, except for short-term absences not exceeding six (6) months in a year.
Being financially self-sufficient and not receiving any financial assistance from the Turkish government in the last three years (3) years.
Being a holder of a valid private health insurance policy.
Having no criminal records or events individually and not posing a threat to the public or endangers public safety.
How to Apply for Long Residence Permit?
The applicants must go to the immigration office or provincial police headquarters where they live with their current passport and Turkish ID.
To be eligible for the Turkish residence permit, the applicant must not live outside of Turkey for more than a year. There are exceptions to this rule such as leaving Turkey more than this time for health, education, or compulsory public service in the applicant’s home state.
Long-term residence permit holders also have the same rights as Turkish citizens, except: *Right to vote and to be elected *To enter public service *Exemption from customs duties on vehicle imports *Compulsory military service
Requirements and Documents for Long Residence Permit
Original and photocopy of the applicant’s passport. Copy of the passport notarized by the Turkish Notary Public
4 biometric passport photos
Current residence permit and Turkish ID
A document confirming that the applicant has not received financial assistance from the Turkish government or institutions in the last three (3) years