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 platform if you are already registered to 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.
*You may read out or hand in the following text (that reads “Hello! I came to collect my social security activation document.“) to an officer at the Social Security Office:
“Merhaba! Sağlık provizyon belgesi almaya geldim.”
IV- These apostilled certificates must be translated to 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 document showing that you are able to activate your Social Security (Provizyon alabilir belgesi) can be collected from the Sarıyer SGK (Social Security Office). For more information, please click here.
VI- There are 2 types of fees that a dependent must pay: Card Fee and Visa Fee (if applicable)
Since the dependents do not have their foreign ID numbers yet, they must obtain tax ID numbers to be able to pay their fees. To learn how to purchase a tax ID number, please visit our Tax ID web page.
Visa Fee: If you entered Türkiye without a visa because of Türkiye’s visa regime, you need to pay a visa fee to apply for a residence permit. For instance; German citizens can enter Türkiye without a visa. If they want to apply for a residence permit, they have to pay a visa fee.
Visa fee exempt countries: The citizens of the following countries do not have to pay visa fees: Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Czechia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Luxemburg, New Zeland, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Russia.
VII- 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 within their visa or visa-free periods, they must depart from Türkiye and re-enter. Those documents collected from your consulate need to undergo the same process explained in footnote IV.
This document allows you to travel and stay outside Türkiye for up to 15 days after your application is evaluated and before you receive your new permit card.
Departing from Türkiye before your residence permit application is evaluated results in rejection. Your application automatically gets canceled.
This document becomes available after you receive a notification saying that your application has been evaluated positively. The evaluation of a residence permit application may take approximately 15 days after ICO submits them to the authorities. The system automatically sends SMS messages to the applicants’ Turkish mobile phone numbers. If you did not provide your Turkish mobile phone number in the application form, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and inquire about the status of your application. It is very important to add your online application form (in PDF) and a copy of your passport ID page (in PDF or JPEG format) to your email.
If you have a valid multi-entry visa, you do not need this document. You can travel abroad after your application is evaluated.
If you do not have a valid multi-entry visa period, you need to obtain this document showing that you applied for a residence permit. With this document, you can depart from Türkiye without any issue for 15 days. If you want to stay abroad for more than 15 days without your permit card, you should obtain a new visa to enter Türkiye.
Please click here for the Turkish visa regulations.
Transit directions to Beşiktaş Immigration Office and instructions to obtain this document can be found here.