Short-term resident permits are ideal for foreigners who want to stay in Turkey for one to two years. This type of permit is suitable for those who own property in Turkey, have a Turkish partner, or have a work permit. To be eligible for a short-term resident permit, you need to provide proof of your financial means of support and accommodation in Turkey.
Short-term resident permits are usually valid for one year and can be extended for another year.
Who may Apply to short term residence permit?
1- Individuals who plan to conduct scientific research in Turkey must obtain a license from relevant institutions or organizations, such as the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ministry of Energy, or universities. If the research is subject to permission, the license is necessary. If no permission is required, a statement regarding the research subject is needed for the residence permit application.
2- Foreigners who own immovable property in Turkey can apply for a residence permit. The property must be a house and used for residential purposes. Additionally, family members residing in the shared or cooperated property can also apply for a residence permit.
3- Individuals who aim to establish business or commercial connections in Turkey may apply for a residence permit for more than three months. They will need to provide an invitation letter or similar documents from the individuals or companies they plan to collaborate with.
4- Individuals participating in on-the-job training programs can obtain a residence permit for the duration of the training. The permit will be based on documents provided by state institutions or organizations, indicating the content, duration, and location of the training.
5- Individuals who are part of student exchange programs or agreements in which Turkey is involved can apply for a residence permit. They will need to obtain relevant documents from the institutions they are affiliated with. The duration of the residence permit cannot exceed the duration of the educational or similar programs.
6- Individuals visiting Turkey for tourism purposes must provide information about their travel plans, including their intended destinations, duration of stay, and other relevant details. Additional documents and information may be required if deemed necessary.
7- Foreigners seeking medical treatment in Turkey, provided they do not pose a public health threat, can apply for a residence permit. They need to receive treatment at public or private hospitals and are not required to have valid health insurance if they can prove that treatment expenses will be covered.
8- Individuals who are required to stay in Turkey based on a request or decision by judicial or administrative authorities can apply for a residence permit.
9- Individuals transferring from a family residence permit to an individual residence permit can apply accordingly.
10- Individuals attending a Turkish language course can apply for a residence permit.
11- Individuals participating in educational programs, research, internships, or courses organized by public agencies can apply for a residence permit.
To apply for a short-term residence permit, you must submit the required documents to the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management in your city. The documents required for a short-term residence permit include the following:
- A valid passport or travel document
- A residence permit application form
- Two passport-size photographs
- Proof of financial means of support
- Proof of accommodation in Turkey
- Health insurance