Short Term Residence Permit in Turkey
SHORT TERM RESIDENCE PERMIT
Short term residence permit is one of the various residence permits. A residence permit is a type of permit that foreigners who will stay in Turkey for more than 90 days or visa or visa exemption are obliged to obtain. Due to the residence permit, foreigners gain the legal right to stay in the country during this period. Residence permits are a kind of extension of the visa period. The visa granted to the foreigner becomes a residence permit by extending the period through an administrative action. As a rule, this document is issued for a period of 60 days shorter than the validity period of the foreigner’s passport or other document that replaces the passport. It is given to the relevant person separately for each foreigner and specifying the type of permit.
There are various residence permits used in the application. These;
Short term residence permit
Long term residence permit
Family residence permit
Student residence permit
Humanitarian residence permit
Victim of human trafficking residence permit
Short term residence permit; It is a type of residence permit that is requested in case the visa or visa exemption period is not sufficient and does not allow for a long stay. This permit is granted for a period of two years each time. Exceptionally, those who will invest, their foreign spouses, minor or dependent foreign children and citizens of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus are subject to a five-year period.
The reasons for which a short term residence permit can be requested are listed one by one in the relevant law by the legislator. Foreigners who want to obtain a short term residence permit for another reason other than the ones listed above can be evaluated by declaring detailed information.
As a rule, the duration of the short term residence permit varies according to the nature of the application. Generally, they find an application area for a maximum of 2 years.
REASONS FOR SHORT TERM RESIDENCE PERMIT
In accordance with the Law on Foreigners and International Protection , the issues that are accepted as grounds for obtaining a short term residence permit have been determined.
If the foreigner requests a short term residence permit claiming that he or she has real estate in Turkey, the properties of the real estate are investigated. The real estate in question must be a residence and should be used for this purpose as a residence. The immovable constitutes a strong presumption regarding both the foreigner’s accommodation and the adequacy of his financial situation.
Requesting a short term residence permit on the grounds of tourism is one of the most based reasons. It is envisaged that people whose visa period is not sufficient in this regard and who are in the country for tourism will be able to obtain a short term residence permit in order to continue to stay in our country. The foreigner is expected to provide information such as where and how long they will stay.
Commercial connection and establishment of a business is also one of the reasons for obtaining a short term residence permit. In this regard, information and documents that reinforce this justification are expected from both the foreigner and the relevant institutions and organizations. If the foreigner requests a residence permit for more than 3 months for this reason, the foreigner in question must receive an invitation letter from the person or organization to be contacted.
The foreigner who wishes to invest in the amount and scope to be determined by the Presidency, his spouse and minor and dependent children are allowed to reside in Turkey for a period of five years.
For diseases that do not threaten public health, a short term residence permit can be obtained for treatment purposes. It should be noted that invasive diseases such as epidemics are not allowed as they pose a threat to public health. Apart from this, it is necessary for the patients who come to receive admission from the hospitals. Health insurance is also required, but is exempted if it can pay all costs.
In applications made for scientific research purposes, it is also investigated whether they are subject to the permission of another institution. Apart from this, within the scope of the said research, archaeological excavations and surface researches, attention is paid to whether the foreigner has a visa suitable for his/her purpose, which he/she has obtained from the Turkish foreign representations. In the absence of this visa, the application will not be processed. In the case of archaeological excavations and other scientific research that is outside the scope of surface research, this request of the foreigner is sent to the migration directorate in the province with the appropriate time and permission. The foreigner is obliged to notify the relevant institutions and organizations about the reports to be prepared as a result of the research.
In practice, it is seen that employees are sent to foreign countries to participate in in-service training programs in order to be trained according to the qualifications of their jobs and workplaces. The foreigner who requests a short term residence permit based on this justification is obliged to submit some documents such as the duration and place, especially the content of the education offered by the institution and organization that will provide the said education.
STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
Exchange programs of universities have been very popular lately. Foreign students who will continue their education in Turkey, through these programs can request a short term residence permit. However, as a rule, the residence permit period to be granted cannot be longer than the education period.
REQUESTS AND DECISIONS OF JUDICIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITIES
In case the judicial and administrative authorities request the foreigner to stay in Turkey, the foreigner may be subject to a short term residence permit. This is especially the case in cases where the proceedings are still ongoing in line with the court decision and it is more appropriate not to go abroad.
ATTENDING TO TURKISH LEARNING COURSES
Foreigners who want to study in our country to learn Turkish can obtain a short term residence permit. This permit can be granted twice a year. Residence permit period cannot exceed the duration of the course.
INTERNSHIP AND COURSE
A short-term residence permit can be obtained if it is led by public institutions to stay in Turkey for education, research, internship and course purposes. If it is guaranteed that the accommodation and health expenses of foreigners will be covered by the public institution during the program, the condition of health insurance is not sought.
GRADUATING FROM UNIVERSITY
Foreigners who have graduated from higher education programs in our country, namely universities, are given a residence permit for one more year and have the chance to stay in Turkey. Foreigners who apply for a shor term residence permit within 6 months of graduation are granted a one-year residence permit for once.
CITIZENS OF THE TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS
A residence permit may be granted for a period of five years for TRNC citizens who wish to live in Turkey.
REQUIRED CONDITIONS FOR OBTAINING SHORT TERM RESIDENCE PERMIT
1.The foreigner must submit the necessary documents for the residence permit.
2.The foreigner should have general health and safety requirements and document these issues.
3.The foreigner should not be in the status of a foreigner who will not be allowed to enter Turkey.
4.Presentation of the foreigner’s criminal record
5.Notifying the address of the place where the foreigner will stay in Turkey
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS DURING A SHORT TERM RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATION
1.4 biometric photos
2. Original and photocopy of passport
3. Appointment Application Form
4.Foreign Health Insurance
5. Reservation document if foreign nationals are staying at the hotel
6. Notarized Rental Agreement if the foreigner stays in the rental
7. If a Turkish citizen is staying with him, T.C. Notary public’s undertaking
8. Income document that can be documented in real quality upon request
9. Fee payment receipts
REASONS FOR CANCELLATION OF SHORT TERM RESIDENCE PERMIT
In the presence of the following reasons, a short term residence permit will not be granted, and the short term residence permit will be canceled or its duration will not be extended.
These cases are;
1.If the foreigner does not fulfill one or more of the conditions required for granting a residence permit
2.In case the foreigner uses the residence permit for a purpose other than the one for which this permit was issued
3.In case of deportation or entry ban decision for the foreigner
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