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How to get a permanent residence permit in Turkey: possible options for Ukrainians to stay in the country

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How to get a permanent residence permit in Turkey: possible options for Ukrainians to stay in the country

Refugees from Ukraine can stay in Turkey under three statuses: with a tourist or humanitarian residence permit or under international protection. Learn more about how to apply for Ikamet in Turkey and stay after the war

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Ukrainians who went to Turkey because of the war in Ukraine can currently stay there with three statuses: with a tourist residence permit, a humanitarian residence permit, or with the status of international protection. Ukrainians can also legally stay in Turkey for up to 90 days without additional documents as visa-free tourists.


In more detail about each of the statuses, which it grants rights and for which period it can be issued - we talked here.

E-Devlet: How to join Turkey's e-government service portal - read here.

Investing in Turkey: the best opportunities for foreigners - details here.

Residence permit in Turkey: changes in 2023.


How to stay in Turkey after the end of the war in Ukraine?


If for some reason you decide to stay in Turkey and live after the war in Ukraine ends, then the right to permanent residence in this country is provided by either a permanent residence permit or Turkish citizenship.


Read more about healthcare in Turkey for expats and foreigners, as well as health insurance and medical tourism here.


Permanent residence permit


This document is issued once for life and does not require continuous renewal. Usually, you can get such a permit after you have lived in Turkey for three to eight years with a temporary permit. At the end of this term, a person has the right to submit documents for a permanent permit.


Temporary residence permit in Turkey is called Ikamet. It is issued for up to 5 years. When the temporary permit expires, it must be extended until a permanent residence permit is obtained.


Read more about obtaining Turkish citizenship through investment here.


What are the grounds for obtaining a permanent residence permit in Turkey:


• marriage with a Turkish citizen

• the need for family reunification – a person who is already a resident or citizen of Turkey can submit documents for reunification with close relatives (children, financially dependent parents, brothers and sisters, husband or wife).

• buying real estate in Turkey

• legal employment or opening a business

• study at a Turkish university

Step-by-step instructions on how to apply for a permanent residence permit in Turkey can be found here.


It is important to note that in order to obtain a permanent residence permit, a person must have lived continuously in the territory of Turkey for eight years (or three years in the case of a marriage with a Turkish citizen). If a person with a temporary permit lived in Turkey for a year, then left the country for a month, the eight-year period will start again from the moment of his return to Turkey.


The knowledge base for tourists and expats to Turkey is here.


Citizenship of Turkey


Citizenship in Turkey can be obtained faster than a permanent residence permit. You can apply for citizenship after five years of legal residence on the territory of the state. But the applicant for Turkish citizenship will have to study the history of Turkey and the language. Second citizenship is allowed in Turkey, that is, a foreigner can keep a passport of another country even after receiving a Turkish document.


The fastest way to get Turkish citizenship is investment. In this case, the wait will last 6-8 months. Investments start at $400,000.


In both cases, both residency and citizenship require you to have a stable income to support yourself and your dependents, if any, have valid health insurance, not pose a threat to national security, and be law-abiding.


Would you like to know how to get a residence permit or citizenship through real estate investment? Follow this link.


Attention! More detailed information on the procedure for obtaining a residence permit in Turkey: a package of documents, contact details of institutions, legislative subtleties and much more can be found on the Visit World service platform - the largest database that contains all the necessary information for tourists, migrants and expats about border crossing rules and legal stay in all countries of the world for a citizen of any country.




Relevant tips and advice:


• How to issue a visa to Turkey: travel for tourists from different countries of the world and rules

• Kimlik and Ikamet: what is the difference and how to get a residence permit in Turkey?

• Kazakh tourists in Turkey: visa-free and entry rules in 2023

• Knowledge base for tourists and expats to Turkey

Law on foreigners and international protection Turkey: regulatory framework and main provisions

Marriage and divorce in Turkey: laws and regulations for foreigners

• Traveling to Turkey: why a foreign tourist can be deported
• Turkish laws: what interesting and strange rules a foreigner should know about




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