Advantages and disadvantages of migrating to Turkey

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Advantages and disadvantages of migrating to Turkey


In this article, we are going to examine the advantages and disadvantages of migrating to Turkey. No matter where you are from or why you are traveling to Turkey, you will need a valid passport from your country of origin that must be valid for at least 90 days. Whether or not you need a Turkish visa depends on your country of origin, duration and reasons for traveling; Many countries, including Iran, have signed visa waiver agreements that allow their citizens to visit Turkey without a visa for three months. Foreigners planning to stay in Turkey

Advantages and disadvantages of migrating to Turkey

If you extend your visa beyond the deadline or intend to stay for more than ninety days with a visa waiver, you must obtain a residence permit in Turkey.

According to reports, the most common reasons for people to immigrate to Turkey are:

  • Employment in a fixed position
  • Get family residency
  • Personal Business Office
  • Study at local universities
  • Medical purposes
  • Property ownership

Immigration to Turkey

To apply for a short-term residence permit in Turkey, foreigners who own real estate in Turkey or intend to establish a business connection in Turkey, must submit the required documents to the Immigration Office of the relevant province after submitting their application electronically. (Göç İdaresi) to offer. Short-term residence permits are issued for a maximum of two years and will be revoked if not used within six months.

To obtain a long-term residence permit in Turkey, foreigners who have resided in Turkey for at least eight consecutive years must submit the relevant documents to the relevant provincial immigration office. To be eligible, you must not have received any social assistance from government agencies in the last 3 years, have sufficient and stable financial resources, and have a clean criminal record.

Instead of a long-term residence permit in Turkey, you can apply for Turkish citizenship after 5 years of legal residence with a break of less than six months; To do this, you must prove your connection to this country, be not convicted of any crime, have no serious illness, and have enough income to support yourself and your dependents. In addition, you must take an interview to prove your ability in Turkish.

In addition to buying property and starting a business, migrating to Turkey is also possible through the following methods:

  • Study stay in Turkey
  • Residence in Turkey through marriage
  • Staying through work in Turkey
Advantages and disadvantages of migrating to Turkey

Advantages and disadvantages of living in Turkey

Life everywhere is always a delicate balance between good and bad, no matter what our situation. People thinking of migrating to Turkey often have questions about relocation, living conditions, cultural differences, and seek advice from friends and family. Before deciding to immigrate and live in Turkey, it is wise to analyze the pros and cons of living in another country, learn about the complexities of obtaining a residence permit, and read about its customs. Understanding the characteristics of the local mentality, customs, culture, economic and political spheres of life is essential for adapting to the new reality.

The lives of Turkish citizens are based on the laws of the Qur’an, but this country is different from other Muslim countries and is a secular republic. Some residents of Turkey, especially those living in Turkish cities or tourist areas, have broad views and are open-minded, often abandoning the religious principles that are common to Muslim countries. Often, people with the same beliefs live in the same area: Religious and secular beliefs are mixed.

Turkish people are friendly towards foreigners; They are very kind and considerate. Socializing with foreigners is somehow embedded in Turkish culture, they are always willing to help and easily make friends with foreign residents. Indigenous Turks’ attitudes towards newcomers depend on the immigrant’s nationality and the city where they live; In recreational cities, such as Antalya or Alanya, foreigners are considered friends. The largest foreign communities are located in Antalya, Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir. In remote settlements such as Konya, people distance themselves from foreigners, especially those who do not follow local laws.

Benefits of Immigrating to Turkey

According to a survey of people who immigrated to Turkey, the benefits of immigrating to this country were as follows:

  • Favorable weather in Turkey
  • Existence of affordable housing
  • Favorable environment in terms of welfare facilities from the Turkish government
  • Acceptable cost of living
  • Fresh products in all seasons
  • Low alcohol or drug use
  • Existence of high quality medical services and care
  • Opportunity to organize and register private businesses
  • Simple accommodation system

Disadvantages of Immigrating to Turkey

The following disadvantages for living in Turkey are mentioned by foreigners living in this country:

  • Problems finding work in Turkey
  • Non-compliance with traffic rules by local people
  • Limited food variety
  • High prices for alcohol and tobacco
  • Learning Turkish is difficult for people who do not have a background

How to adapt as an immigrant in Turkey?

For a quick adjustment to living in Turkey as a foreigner, we recommend:

✓ Learn Turkish, it helps to communicate in your small daily situations and conversations.
✓ Spend more time with locals, go to local cafes, restaurants and markets.
✓ Make friends with your neighbors, they will help you to recognize local traditions.
✓ Read about Turkish local laws, history, culture and customs.
✓ Choose a tourist city to live in Turkey, people are more friendly towards foreigners in such cities and you can easily find a job in the tourism sector.

Experts and immigration lawyers of Holding (4K Group) are proud to provide the best consulting services to our dear compatriots, relying on their legal and immigration knowledge as well as their valuable experiences of many years.

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