Turkey Residence Permit


How To Apply For Turkish Residence Permit In Turkey?

Owning property in Turkey before was not a qualification to receive Turkish residence permit. In the old days foreigner who owned real estate in Turkey was permitted to stay for only 1-3 months with the Tourist visa. Now that everything has just become more simple, below explain the new rules and benefits of e-ikamet to foreigners.

With following revision within the governing law "Foreigners and International Protection Law No. 6458" published in the state gazette on 11.08.2013, foreigners who buy property in Turkey shall benefit from the "Family Residency Permit ID card" to live longer and stay permanent in Turkey with ease.


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The real estate purchase in Turkey of any value can range from a House, Apartment, Land or Hotel and as long as the Deed title remains under your name and may be renewed every year. Upon living in Turkey with your residence permit for 5 consecutive years, you are then eligible for Turkish citizenship program and Passport in Turkey.