Please make sure that all the photocopies are separately taken to separate A4- size papers.
You can photocopy both sides of your residence permit card on one side of an A4-size page.
Please do indicate in your request that the documents must be in Turkish with an authorized signatures list (İmza Sirküleri).
Remember: the number of documents must be in accordance with the number of your dependents. If your spouse and child are applying, you should request 2 salary letters and 2 copies of each payroll for the last 3 months.
II- Please click HERE to learn how to obtain an address registration certificate or to learn how to register your and your dependents’ address.
III- Social Security Activation Document can be obtained from the e-Devlet (e-Government) platform if you have already registered with Social Security. If not, you need to visit the Sarıyer SGK (Social Security Office) and register yourself with your work permit card and passport. After registering you, the personnel will print out your activation document and hand it to you.
To learn how to register your dependents and more, please click here.
IV- These apostilled certificates must be translated into Turkish and notarized.
If your country is not a party to the Apostille Convention, you have two options:
List of Parties to the Apostille Convention
Please click here to see the Apostille Convention Countries (Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents).
V- The card fee cost is indicated on the first page of the application form. Payment can be made at the Sarıyer Tax Office using the foreign ID number of the applicant for the 9207 payment code. Please ensure that you receive a stamped receipt. If not, please ask for a stamp (in TR.: Makbuza mühür basar mısınız?)
If the application will be a short-term renewal, the applicant must pay the application fee as well. The fee amount will be given on the application form. If this is the case, you can make all payments (application and card fees) at once online as instructed on the guide, page 30.
VI- It is better if you collect your criminal report in your country and have it translated&issued in a Turkish consulate&embassy there, before your arrival. If you did not bring that translated and approved document before your arrival, you can visit your consulate in Istanbul to request your criminal report from your country. Please note that it will take much longer if you request it from Turkey which can result in a delay in your dependent’s permit application. If they can not finish their applications before their permit expiration dates, they must depart from Türkiye and re-enter. Important: Those documents collected from your consulate need to undergo the same process explained in footnote IV.