Need to Know About Residence Permit Extension in Turkey

Update 02.01.2021 Please read our post until the end, our page is constantly updated.


Residence permit extension card fee: 125,00 TL

Residence permit extension fee:  650,00 TL (per one year)

Health Insurance Fee: 145 TL-740 TL (It varies according to the age of the foreigner-It is necessary for foreigners under 65 years old)

Notary and translation fee: 250 TL (MAX)

Apostille approval fees: 72,61 TL / for each page (May not be necessary)

Our consulting fee: 2500 TL (Extension)

Our consultancy fee for extension of residence permit will remain the same in 2017 and is 450 TL + VAT.

You also need to have private health insurance for extension procedures, private health insurance prices are available on our website. You can obtain your insurance policies from our offices in Taksim and Kızılay and also you can use our cargo service anywhere in Turkey.

Ata Institutional Consultancy, provides consultancy services mainly Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya, Izmir, Antalya, Bursa, Gaziantep and all over Turkey. Do not hesitate to call us for any questions.


You can apply for an extension, based on the type of your residence permit.

The end date of your residence permit can be selected as the start date of the extension period.

Extension process can change by passport and type of the selected residence permit.

Photos must have been taken within the last 6 months, against a white background and biometric. Also photo must be installed in the system during the application process.

Residence permit extension applications must be made within last 60 days of the residence permit end date and in any case it must be made before the end date.

To make an extension application, please make sure that the contents of the documents related to your situation are complete.

Once the application is made, the residence permit application form will be generated by the system with the required documentation. The foreigner is legally entitled to reside in Turkey until the date of appointment with this form but it doesn’t guarantee the foreigner’s right to enter and leave the country.

(!) If the foreigner wishes to enter the country or to leave the country, he / she must personally apply to the Provincial Immigration Authority.


The required documents may vary depending on the type of residence permit or the reason you want to stay. The administration may request additional information or documents relevant to your request for residence at any time. You are required to have a passport or passport substitude document for 60 days longer than the period of residence you requested.

Age Price Age Price
0-18 166 TL  36-40  238 TL
18-25 169 TL  41-50  311 TL
 26-30 215 TL  51-60 445 TL
 31-35  231 TL  61-65  770 TL


  • Photos must have been taken within the last 6 months, against a white background and biometric.
  • Private Health Insurance Policy
  • If there are no Latin letters on passport, translation in Turkish and notarial approval are required
  • If the name and surname are not written separately on the passport, a document that shows the foreigners identity clearly will be requested from the foreign representatives.
  • If there is a change in name or family name, the information needs to be updated by contacting the local staff personally. Also, birth certificates can be requested from foreigners.
  • During the requested residence permit period, if your food, accommodation or medical expenses are covered by public authorities, you need to notify the authority concerned.

In the case of being under 18 years of age, the person must be given consent by the parents or legal representatives living away from him, and the document must be issued and administered by the real and legal persons.

Documents required for residence permit applications can be found on the link:


The fees to be paid are calculated automatically by the system, taking into account such criteria as bilateral agreements, residence permit end date, requested extension period, citizenship information and marital status with Turkish citizens.

Pay residence permit fee and residence permit file fees separately and request double invoice. Payments for work permit fees and work permit costs can be made to local finance units, provincial financial authorities or banks with agreements with the Ministry of Economy.


After paying the fees for the residence permit and the residence permit card, you must send all necessary documents along with the receipts to the Provincial Immigration Authority with a large A4 size paper envelope and via PTT or by cargo.

The applicant is responsible for any inconsistencies between the online declared informations and the documents being mailed. (Except for problems related to cargo and postal services)


All informations and documents will be evaluated when the documents delivered to the Immigration Office. From this date, the assessment period is 90 days.

The application will not be assessed unless it is delivered via PTT or by cargo.

If your evaluation is positive, your residence permit will be approved by the General Directorate of Immigration and will be sent to your residence address.


According to Article 97 of Law No. 6458, the General Directorate of Immigration or the Provincial Immigration Authorities may request you to:

  • In the necessary investigations about entering and staying in Turkey
  • Where it is possible to make an export decision from the country
  • Where it is necessary to inform about the application of the relevant law

If you can not answer the official call or if there are serious doubts about not being answered, you can be taken by the security forces without being informed.


For confirmation and information, you need to provide a valid phone number and an e-mail address that you use. Information will be given to your phone and e-mail address.

Please check your e-mail box until you receive your residence permit documents (the documents may fall into the Junk E-mail box). Please just pay attention to @ mail address extension.

For addresses of Immigration Offices:


The appointments made by the Foreigners Branch before 18 May 2015 have to be renewed through the system.

The date and number of previous appointments must be registered in the system.

Where possible, the previous appointment document must be submitted on the application date.


(!)Applicants whose applications are not processed can apply for visa or residence permit violations by general provisions.

(!)You are only responsible for the accuracy of the information that you have provided.

(!)If you make a false statement, legal action may be taken against you, the residence permit may be refused and, if already granted a residence permit, canceled in accordance with Article 206 of the Turkish Penal Code no 5237 dated 26/9/2004. (2017)

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moo Et
07:38 06 Jan 21
Hello. Thank you for help and support and answering our questions. it is the second time that I ask a question because... I forgot the previous time. If someone want to apply for Short Term Resident Permit but the expiry date of Passport does not allow for one year, then is it possible to apply for shorter period like ten months and 120 days outside of Turkey rule still exist or not? Thank you againread more
Moh Eti
Moh Eti
06:38 06 Jan 21
Thank you very much for answering my first question. I forgot to ask the other question that I had. If my mother... passport does not allow her to apply for short term resident permit for a year because of expiry date of her passport can she apply for ten months instead of one year? I also heard that 120 days outside of country rule is not apply more
Cobb Cobb
Cobb Cobb
07:20 27 Nov 20
Hi i have finally received my residence card yesterday.5 months from start to finish 🤔The problem l have now is my... surname on my card is spelt incorrect.How can l get this fixed? Will it cost me more money if so how much? Will l need to give them a new photo?I went to open a bank account and was told that my address isnot linked to my card. Why is that?How do l get my address linked to the card?Am l able to still do this while l sort out the surname mistake?I am from Australia would l be able to extend my 12 months visa if l am still here?If not, what would l need to do so l was able to extend?Your help is much appreciatedread more
Anum Omair
Anum Omair
11:53 13 Nov 20
Hello, We are planing to apply for residence permit in turkey by investing in property, I have a question that my... husband will be the principal applicant (owner of property ) stays in abroad for 6 months in an year as he is a business person and he has to look after his business but on the other hand we (wife and 2kids) will stay in turkey and follow the protocol to get citizenship in 5 years period.1. will my husband be able to apply for citizenship of all 4 of us as the main applicant? if not?2. will I and my kids will be eligible to get citizenship, if we are eligible, will I be able to apply for his citizenship based on my citizenship status?Or what do you suggest that we should done as the aim is to get the citizenship in 5 years period for the entire family.An expert opinion will be highly appreciatedThanksread more
Khurum Khan
Khurum Khan
13:27 09 Nov 20
I gained lots of knowledge with help of this web site it is very informative.I have some questions plz answer .1 -... What is the minimum house price to buy in order to get a residency permit?2 - we are a family of three me 46 year old my son aged 22 and daughter aged 19 . can we by one house or 3 houses to get property residency permit for all of us ?3 - How many month a person to stay in turkey per year for qualify a Turkish passport because my both adult children are studying medicine in Georgia .4 - How many years will the three of us have to wait to get citizenship?read more
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Emad Babaei
12:18 23 Oct 20
HelloIm from Iran ( I have Iranian Passport ) but I live in Budapest. I would like to study in Turkey. Do I have to... get a student visa from Turkish embassy before going to Turkey or can I just go to Turkey and register at my course and then apply for Student residence permit ?May I also ask how long does it take to get an appointment at the immigration office and then how long does it take to receive the Student residence permit ?Thank you very much for your helpBest regardsread more
Tommy Ade
Tommy Ade
00:06 14 Oct 20
Hello,I am a Nigerian citizen, and I would like to apply for the tourist residence permit. I read that in Antalya the... residence permit is provided in a month or less sometimes.1. Is it possible to apply for the residence permit in Antalya and then move to Istanbul after receiving the residence permit?2. In that case, will my application be accepted if I have a rental contract for just 1 month as I plan on moving to Istanbul and rent another apartment there?3. During the time my application will be processing, can I open a bank account, deposit money in it, and make transactions?I would appreciate if you could shed some light on these matters.Warm regards,read more
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