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Family residence in Türkiye
17th June 2023
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Family residency in Turkey has become a popular choice for many people who seek to live and settle in this beautiful country, and this residency gives them the opportunity to enjoy the many benefits that Turkey offers, whether in the cultural, social, economic and educational fields and in this article, we will explore the concept of family residency in Turkey and shed light on the needs and requirements necessary to obtain this residency and we will learn about the benefits and privileges that family residence on the territory of the Republic of Turkey comes with.

What is family residence in Turkey?

Family residence permit in Turkey is a type of residence permit that is granted to individuals who wish to reside in Turkey as a family with their family members.


What are the advantages of obtaining family residency in Turkey?

  1. Three years after the family obtained the family residence card in Turkey, they have the opportunity to obtain Turkish citizenship, especially if the head of the family holds Turkish citizenship.
  2. Family holders of family residency enjoy free health insurance in Turkish government hospitals, in the event that there is no work for them.
  3. The family enjoys facilities in its procedures with government departments, and its dealings are similar to dealing with Turkish citizens.
  4. Children have the opportunity to study in Turkish public schools and universities for free.
  5. The family is allowed to travel and return to Turkey as long as the family residence card is valid.

What are the conditions for obtaining family residency in Turkey?

  1. Family-friendly housing that meets the standards of good living and health, such as the availability of natural light and fresh air, must be provided to ensure a comfortable living.
  2. The applicant for family residence must not have committed a crime that contradicts Turkish family laws.
  3. The applicant must also obtain a monthly income sufficient to provide a decent life for his family.
  4. The applicant should provide an address registered with the Turkish Civil Service Department.
  5. Family residency is granted for a period of three years from the date of obtaining it, and it can be renewed later.

What documents are required to obtain family residence in Turkey?

  1. Submit a copy of the passport.
  2. Bring four personal photos.
  3. Notice of payment of family residence card fees in Turkey.
  4. A translated and certified copy of the family book or marriage contract.
  5. Turkish identity in the event that the applicant is Turkish and married to a foreigner and wants to grant her residency in Turkey.
  6. A document showing the applicant's physical condition, such as a bank account statement signed and certified by the bank, including the last three months.
  7. Valid health insurance.
  8. A residence document in Turkey.

What are the steps to obtain family residency in Turkey?

  1. Fill out the electronic form through the Turkish residency website.
  2. Book an appointment from the same site to visit the branch of the Presidency of Turkish Immigration and Foreigners Affairs on the specified date, and make sure to bring all the required papers.
  3. Pay the family residence card fee at the designated window at the Immigration Presidency branch.
  4. Attach the fee receipt with the family residency application file.
  5. Submit the file to the concerned employee, and make sure that all required papers, signatures and seals are available to avoid rejection of the application.
  6. You will receive a tracking number from the employee to track your application on the website, where you can enter the required information and see the status of the application.
  7. Within a period of 7 to 90 days, the application will be approved and the tracking number will indicate that the family residence card is being printed and will be sent to you via Turkish Post PTT to the address mentioned in the application.

Tips for family residence in Turkey

  1. Check that you submitted your residence application before your visa expires.
  2. The passport or travel document must be valid for at least 6 months.
  3. Follow all previous steps and provide a separate file for each family member.
  4. An interview will be scheduled for each individual separately.
  5. If the applicant is a minor, he must be accompanied by his parents or legal guardian.
  6. Fees must be paid in cash and local currency only (no bank transfers or credit cards accepted).
  7. Ensure that your Proof of Application document is stamped by the Immigration Department before your departure.


Is it possible to renew the family residence permit in Turkey?

Certainly, as a family residency holder in Turkey, you can renew it when its expiration date approaches and t is recommended to submit a renewal application two months before the expiration date of the residency, if you have changed your place of residence or the address of the property in which you live, you will have to repeat the renewal procedures in the same way as you did the previous time, including bringing the required papers and your personal presence.

It is worth noting that if you do not change the address of the previous property, you do not need to repeat the procedures and the new residence can be sent to your residence address easily and without the need for your personal presence.


What is the validity of the family residence card in Turkey?

The family residence card is issued for a period of one, two or three years, according to the period specified in the residence application.


Common questions

What are the conditions for obtaining family residency in Turkey?

The applicant must be married to a Turkish citizen or have long-term residence in Turkey and some required documents and certificates must also be available.

Can I renew the family residence permit in Turkey?

Yes, family residency in Turkey can be renewed, and the application for renewal must be submitted before the current residency expires.

Do I have to be present in person to apply for family residence?

Yes, the applicant must be present in person when submitting the family residency application at the relevant office.


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