Residence Permit for Foreigners Married to a Turkish Citizen, Family Residence Permit

The family residence permit, is given to spouse, minor or dependent child, subsidiary protection owners, refugees, people who lost Turkish citizenship in compliance with 28. Article of the law no. 5901 Turkish Citizenship Law.

Family residence permit is gained depending upon to whom law gives the “sponsor” concept. This permission may be taken for the sponsor’s foreign wife and children, as well as for the children of the supporter who are dependent on their partner but not his/her children.

According to the law, the opportunity to get benefit from the family residence permit for foreigners have a large scale. It is essentially sufficient that the person who is the supporter of the foreigner who will apply for a family residence permit is a foreigner with one of the residence permits in Turkey. In this case it is sufficient that the person with supportive status has at least a short-term residence permit.

The family /ies of foreigners who have residence permit in Turkey can take this permit, as well as Families of Turkish citizens, refugees or foreigners with subsidiary protection status can also have this permit.

In other words, the sponsor of family residence permit can be a foreigner who have a residence permit in Turkey or a refugee or have subsidiary protection status. By law, the person can also be a Turkish citizen.

The family residence permit is given for maximum 2 years in each application. In case of having more than one spouse, the family residence permit application can be made for only one spouse. However, family residence permit can be issued for children from other spouses. On the other hand, both married couples must be older than 18 years.

For the family residence permit applications of children, it’s required that consent letter of mother or father who have joint child custody except Turkey. The children who have Family residence permit do not need to have student residence to study at primary and secondary schools until the age of 18.

The children who completed age of 18 in Turkey with minimum 3 years family residence permit from family residence permit holders, if they demand, they can convert to short term residence permit. In case of divorcement of foreigners who is married with Turkish citizen, they can apply for the short term residence permit on condition that staying Turkey at least 3 years with a family residence permit. However, if the foreign spouse is fixed by the relevant court decision that he or she is the victim of domestic violence, the three-year time limit is not required.

Birth certificates for children must be apostille- approved for family residence permits

The following conditions must be met in order to apply for Family Residence Permit

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(i) Staying in Turkey with a residence permit from one year

(ii) Providing that the total income is not less than the minimum wage, the minimum wage per person in the family is not less than one third of the monthly income

(iii) According to the population of family, having the conditions of marriage in accordance with the general health and safety standards

(iv) Having a health insurance covering all family members,

(v) As of the date of application date, proving criminal record that there has been no conviction of offense against family order within five years and,

(vi) Registered in the address registration system.

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For family residence permits, the criminal records must be apostille- approved from foreigners’ country.

The Required Documents for Family Residence Permit Application

o For People who are married with a Turkish citizen

o Residence Permit Application Form

o Original or photocopy of Passport or required document

o Four (4) photos

o Document showing they got married

o Originals and photocopies of the sponsor’s identity card

o The document of sponsor’s enough and regular sources where he/she will stay

o A health insurance covering all family members (one of the following will be sufficient):

o Within the scope of binary social security agreements, a document showing the foreigners can benefit from the medical services in Turkey

o Provision document from Social Security Instutition

o Document showing application to the Social Security Instutition for general health insurance

o Private health insurance compatible with the circular of Treasury Complies 9/2014 dated 06.06.2014.

o Criminal record (may be taken from the authorities of the country or from Turkish judicial authorities if they have been in our country for the last five years)

o Document showing that foreigners are registered to the Address Registration System

The Spouses of People who stay in Turkey with one-year residence permit, have a work permit, refugees and subsidiary protection status

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o Residence Permit Application Form

o Original or photocopy of Passport or required document

o Four (4) photos

o Originals and photocopies of the passport or substitute document of sponsor (for refugee and subsidiary protection status holders, if applicable passport or substitute document)

o Submitting the original residence/work permit document, refugee or ID card with subsidiary protection status

o Document showing they got married from sponsor

o Originals and photocopies of the sponsor’s identity card

o A document that proving the supporter have adequate and regular financial resources during the supporting period.

o A valid health insurance covering all family members (one of the following will be sufficient):

o Within the scope of binary social security agreements, a document showing the foreigners can benefit from the medical services in Turkey

o Provision document from Social Security Instutition

o Document showing application to the Social Security Instutition for general health insurance

o Private health insurance compatible with the circular of Treasury Complies 9/2014 dated 06.06.2014.

o Criminal record (may be taken from the authorities of the country or from Turkish judicial authorities if they have been in our country for the last five years)

o Document showing that foreigners are registered to the Address Registration System

o Minor and Dependent Foreign Child

o Original or photocopy of Passport or required document

o Four (4) photos

The Residence Permit Application of Sponsor

o Originals and photocopies of the passport or substitute document of sponsor (for refugee and subsidiary protection status holders, if applicable passport or substitute document)

o Submitting the original residence/work permit document, refugee or ID card with subsidiary protection status

o If there is a joint child custody from sponsor, other spouse’s consent letter.

o The document that sponsor have adequate and regular financial resources during the supporting period.

o A valid health insurance covering all family members (one of the following will be sufficient):

o Within the scope of binary social security agreements, a document showing the foreigners can benefit from the medical services in Turkey

o Provision document from Social Security Instutition

o Document showing application to the Social Security Instutition for general health insurance

o Private health insurance compatible with the circular of Treasury Complies 9/2014 dated 06.06.2014.

o Criminal record (may be taken from the authorities of the country or from Turkish judicial authorities if they have been in our country for the last five years)

o Document showing that foreigners are registered to the Address Registration System

 

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Required Documents for Family Residence Permit

  • Residence Permit application form
  • Original or photocopy of Passport or required document
  • Four (4) photos
  • Document showing they got married
  • Originals and photocopies of the sponsor’s identity card
  • The document of sponsor’s enough and regular sources where he/she will stay
  • A health insurance covering all family members (one of the following will be sufficient):
  • Within the scope of binary social security agreements, a document showing the foreigners can benefit from the medical services in Turkey

o Provision document from Social Security Instutition

o Document showing application to the Social Security Instutition for general health insurance

o Private health insurance compatible with the circular of Treasury Complies 9/2014 dated 06.06.2014.

o Criminal record (may be taken from the authorities of the country or from Turkish judicial authorities if they have been in our country for the last five years)

o Document showing that foreigners are registered to the Address Registration System

  • Residence Permit Application Form
  • Original or photocopy of Passport or required document
  • Four (4) photos
  • Originals and photocopies of the passport or substitute document of sponsor (for refugee and subsidiary protection status holders, if applicable passport or substitute document)
  • Submitting the original residence/work permit document, refugee or ID card with subsidiary protection status
  • Document showing they got married from sponsor
  • Originals and photocopies of the sponsor’s identity card
  • A document that proving the supporter have adequate and regular financial resources during the supporting period.
  • A valid health insurance covering all family members (one of the following will be sufficient):

o Within the scope of binary social security agreements, a document showing the foreigners can benefit from the medical services in Turkey

o Provision document from Social Security Instutition

o Document showing application to the Social Security Instutition for general health insurance

o Private health insurance compatible with the circular of Treasury Complies 9/2014 dated 06.06.2014.

  • Criminal record (may be taken from the authorities of the country or from Turkish judicial authorities if they have been in our country for the last five years)
  • Document showing that foreigners are registered to the Address Registration System
  • Originals and photocopies of the passport or substitute document of sponsor (for refugee and subsidiary protection status holders, if applicable passport or substitute document)
  • Submitting the original residence/work permit document, refugee or ID card with subsidiary protection status
  • If there is a joint child custody from sponsor, other spouse’s consent letter.
  • The document that sponsor have adequate and regular financial resources during the supporting period.
  • A valid health insurance covering all family members (one of the following will be sufficient):
  • Within the scope of binary social security agreements, a document showing the foreigners can benefit from the medical services in Turkey
  • Provision document from Social Security Instutition
  • Document showing application to the Social Security Instutition for general health insurance
  • Private health insurance compatible with the circular of Treasury Complies 9/2014 dated 06.06.2014.
  • Criminal record (may be taken from the authorities of the country or from Turkish judicial authorities if they have been in our country for the last five years)
  • Document showing that foreigners are registered to the Address Registration System

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