Get a comprehensive guide to obtaining Turkish residency in this article. In this article, we are going to explain all the methods of obtaining Turkish residence in detail. The specialized team of Deluxe Real Estate is by your side so that you can make the best decision for yourself.
Methods of obtaining Turkish residency
In 2023, obtaining Turkish residency by Iranians has reached its highest level in the last decade. Considering the conditions that prevail in our own country, every year, more Iranians are attracted to Turkey. In other words, these days, Turkey has become the first immigration destination for us Iranians.
Many people take action without determining their immigration goals, without knowing the ways to obtain Turkish residence, and as a result, they not only do not get what they want but also waste their capital and time…
Turkey is a Eurasian country located in the Middle East region. Turkey is one of the most sensitive regions of the world geographically, which has a very good strategic position and acts as a bridge between Europe and Asia. The proximity of this country to Iran and the low cost of living have caused Turkey to attract the attention of applicants to immigrate abroad.
To know the conditions of immigration to Turkey, you must first get information about the laws of Turkey and the routes of immigration to Turkey. Turkish immigration is possible through legal methods such as education, investment, and work. Turkish laws regarding tourist immigration to this country are such that Iranians can stay in this country for 3 months without a visa.
What is Turkish Kimlik?
Kymlik means identity in Turkish, and the so-called Kymlik residence card.
Foreigners who apply for residence and live in Turkey, after accepting the documents, the immigration officer gives them a card called Kimlik. By having this card, you will be considered a resident of Turkey, which has privileges for you.
But you need to know that you are not considered a citizen of Turkey and receiving this card does not have any benefits for getting a passport.
And the most important thing is that with this card you will not be allowed to work in Turkey, and if you want to work in this country, you must get a work permit.
Obtaining a Turkish or Kimlik residence permit is necessary when you plan to stay in Turkey for more than 3 days. Iranian tourists can stay in Turkey for three months without a visa, but if they intend to study and start a business or stay in Turkey for a long time, they must obtain a Kimlik.
Turkish residency through education
If you are of a suitable age and less than 35 years old, you are fluent in Turkish and English, and you have the necessary financial resources, you can apply for this type of residence.
Popular courses in Turkey
- Business Management
- Graphic Design
- International Relations
The cost of studying in Turkey
- Public universities are 500 to 2200 dollars
- Private universities are $4,000 to $30,000
- Medical sciences $20,000 to $60,000
University admission type
Diploma equivalency government and get a good rank in yos/sat exam
private diploma equivalency/participation in the entrance exam/tuition payment
Turkish residence through a work permit
In order to immigrate to Turkey, you must have a job offer from an employer in Turkey. Due to the possibility of visa-free travel to Turkey for up to 90 days, Iranian citizens can apply for a job in Turkey in person.
After finding the desired job, the employer must register the application for recruiting foreign workers on the website of the Turkish Ministry of Labor and Social Security within 10 days, and then the job seeker will have up to 90 days to submit his application along with all the required documents to Turkish residence administration and receive your residence along with work permit.
It should be noted that knowing the Turkish language is one of the privileges and requirements of working in Turkey due to the small number of work opportunities in the English language. There are also other work permits such as work permits for artists, athletes, journalists, repair technicians, and university professors. For more complete information, use the work permit article in Turkey.
Turkish residence through investment
Obtaining Turkish residence through investment is possible in several ways. These methods include buying property, investing in economic sectors, investing through the purchase of shares and securities, investing in Turkish banks, and investing without working rights. Turkish citizenship leads.
The minimum requirement for investing in Turkey is to be at least 18 years old and have an economic proof plan. Among the most profitable industries in Turkey for investment, we can mention the agricultural, automobile, clothing, mining, real estate, and tourism industries. We have fully explained the most profitable investment methods for you dear ones in the investment in Turkey article.
Staying in Turkey by buying a property
Buying property is one of the best and fastest ways to immigrate to Turkey and obtain citizenship in this country. To obtain a Turkish passport and citizenship, you must buy a property worth 400 thousand US dollars.
In this way, you can get a passport to this country in a short time, by obtaining the passport of this country, you will enjoy all the rights of citizenship.
You can also buy a property in Turkey with less money, and in this way, you can put immigration to Turkey on the agenda and get Turkish residents with Tapu.
Turkish residence through marriage
Marrying a Turkish citizen is one of the ways to obtain Turkish residence. For this purpose, they must be over 18 years old and at least 3 years have passed in their marriage so that they can apply for Turkish residence through marriage, and also the couple must prove that they lived together and have the full financial ability to continue their life together. And there is no security problem in their file. If they receive 5 years of residence in Turkey, they can apply for a passport and citizenship.
Residence by birth
Residence by birth has certain principles and rules. Turkey is known as one of the countries subject to the principle of blood, in the sense that the mere birth of a child in this country for non-Turkish citizens will not lead to obtaining residency and citizenship of the child unless one of the parents of the child is Turkish so that the child can also be considered a citizen of Turkey. . Also, a Turkish citizen can apply for citizenship for his child by adopting a non-Turkish person who is under 18 years old.
Turkish tourist accommodation
This type of residence, which was received with a rental document, was changed from one year to 6 months after the new laws passed in 2022, and the acceptance of this type of residence was rejected by the government 60% of the time.
Documents required to obtain Turkish residence
- Residence application form
- 4 biometric photos
- Original passport
- Copy of passport
- Evidence of financial ability
- health insurance
- House rental document
Procedures for obtaining Turkish residency
If you want to stay in Turkey for more than 90 days, you must obtain a long-term residence permit. If you do not use Turkish residence for six months, your permit will be invalid. There are different types of residence permits: short-term, long-term, family residence permits, student, and humanitarian residences, which you can apply for according to your needs and conditions.
Obtaining Turkish residence is done online and is possible through the website of the Turkish Immigration Department. After completing the relevant form and sending the required documents to obtain Turkish residence, an appointment should be made. After the application and documents are approved by the commission, the residence permit card will be sent to the person.
Turkish residency for people under 18 years old
The conditions for obtaining Turkish residence or passport are different for people under the age of 18. People under the age of 18 are considered children in Turkey, and it is important for their residents to know who their parents are and their consent is required.
If the parents want to stay in Turkey, only the birth certificate, i.e. the translation of the birth certificate of the child, is necessary and sufficient, and if one of the parents only intends to stay in Turkey, the consent of the party who does not intend to stay in Turkey must be obtained in an official form and translated. and hand it over with the prominent seal of the embassy, indicating that he consents to his child staying with the other party.
If the parents are separated and divorced, the party who wants to stay in Turkey must have an official translated document from the Iranian court, stamped with the prominent seal of the embassy, confirming the custody of the child.
If one of the parties has died, he must bring an official and translated document confirming the death of the other party.
The difference between Turkish residency and Turkish citizenship
Residency and citizenship in Turkey are two issues that many people do not know the difference about, that’s why we thought it better to explain the difference between residency and citizenship to you before continuing the article.
Residency means staying somewhere, if you are going to stay in Turkey for a long time, you must obtain Turkish residence, which is a one-year or two-year residence, and after 5 years, you can get Turkish citizenship if you meet certain conditions.
This type of stay is divided into two types: short-term (tourist) and long-term (investment).
Naturalization or citizenship is said when you are officially and legally recognized as a Turkish citizen and use the benefits that a Turk enjoys, which will happen with the purchase of 400 thousand dollars or (having 5 consecutive years of residence).
Citizenship has many advantages and sometimes disadvantages, which we will examine below.
|feature type||permanent residency||Passport|
|Voting right||does not have||has it|
|The Possibility of cancellation||can be canceled||It cannot be canceled|
|Residence requirement||The requirement to attend a specific course||does not have|
|Type of accommodation||must be extended||Lifetime|
|Transfer to the child||Depending on the circumstances, it can be transferred to the child||Citizenship is transferred|
|work permit||is required||not required|
Other benefits of Turkish citizenship include the following:
- Retirement salaries and benefits will include your present.
- Birth certificate, national card, and national passport will be issued for you and you can change your name and surname in them.
But these are among the disadvantages that can be counted
- You must know the Turkish language.
- If you are between the ages of 21 and 38, if you did not do military service in your country, you must do military service in Turkey.
Cost of living conditions in Turkey
Certainly, living conditions and costs in Turkey depend on various things such as the city of residence, people’s lifestyle, the number of family members, etc., but in general, the average cost of living in Turkey is between 500 and 1000 dollars (monthly).
Costs for generally
- Housing rent (1 bedroom) – 800 to 1000 dollars
- Meals (1 person) _ 1000 to 2000 liras
- Transportation (bus/taxi) 500 to 800 lira
- Additional costs of 500 to 1000 dollars
Advantages of Turkish residency
- The possibility of free trade without sanctions
- The possibility of opening international accounts worldwide
- Receiving facilities, loans, buying real estate
- Living in a peaceful country far from the outskirts
- The possibility of cheap education compared to European universities
Disadvantages of l Turkish residency
The concentration of all jobs is seen more in Istanbul, that’s why it may be more difficult to find a desired job in other cities. Also, the cost of living in Istanbul is higher than in Iran, so if you want to live in a good style, you have to pay a lot.
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