Effective May 18th, 2015, residence permit applications in all Turkish cities must be made to the offices of the Migration Department, rather than to the local Foreigners’ Department (Police Authority) in the area of residence.

Application Process

Under the new system, residence permit applicants must make an appointment using the online system of the Migration Department, and then submit their application at the main office of the Migration Office (in Istanbul, this is on Vatan Street) at the appointed time and date.

Applicants with pending residence permit application appointments made via their local Foreigners’ Department will now have to submit their applications at the main office of the Migration Department at the appointed time and date.


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