The Istanbul Migration Directorate website is currently experiencing a system error where available appointment dates have not been displaying for some days. This system error will probably cause delays for foreign nationals in Istanbul trying to book initial residence permit appointments for dependents.

The application process for residence permits was recently transitioned to an online system back in May of this year. During the time that it has been implemented, the online system has experienced system malfunctions, backlogs, and process changes. It is not clear yet when this new system error will be fixed as there are several government offices currently understaffed.

Please note that this is general information only and not intended as advice on a specific matter. Please feel free to contact Fakhoury Global Immigration directly with questions exclusive to your situation. This news alert may have been prepared using information from Peregrine Immigration Management, which is licensed to Fakhoury Global Immigration.