New residence laws in Turkey in 2021

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New residence laws in Turkey in 2021

Obtaining Turkish residency, living, working and studying in this country in recent years has attracted the attention of many Iranians who intend to immigrate and obtain Turkish citizenship. In the interest of the Turkish government, immigration laws and barriers and restrictions on residence in this country by foreign nationals are updated every year. Turkey’s new tourist accommodation laws in 2021 also impose restrictions and remove barriers. In this article, we will review the new residence laws in Turkey in 2021 and its changes due to the coronavirus epidemic and other cases.

Changes in the rules of residence through the purchase and lease of property

On January 15, 2021, new rules for issuing residence permits through the purchase or rental of property were published on the official website of the Turkish Immigration Office on the Turkish residence site in Istanbul. According to the latest changes made by the Immigration Office and the Government of Turkey, residence permits for foreign nationals in some areas of Istanbul will not be issued. Foreign nationals who rent a house or apartment in certain areas or buy a property cannot apply for residency in Turkey. According to the new law in 2021, it is not possible to buy and rent property in the following areas to obtain a residence permit in Turkey.

Fatih district of Istanbul

According to the latest laws, renting an apartment in this area is prohibited and only foreign students studying in Istanbul can live in this area. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the Fateh area even after buying a house or property.

Istanbul Snivert area

Snivert is one of the newly built areas of Istanbul that attracts the attention of many Iranians and immigrants from other countries. However, under the new Residence Act 2021, Turkish residency permits in the region will be issued only with the purchase of a house. Applications submitted for rent in Istanbul’s Snivert district will not be accepted. Note that this law only applies to people who are applying for a short-term or tourist stay in Turkey for the first time.

Time to change the law

The mentioned laws have been in force since January 15, 2021, and according to them, the applications for a residence permit for the first time after this date are restricted and will not be accepted in the Esenyurt and Fatih districts of Istanbul.

The latest laws to extend the tourist stay in Turkey in 2021

In the past and before 2020, getting a short-term tourist stay in Turkey was one of the most popular ways to immigrate to this country. Because it was easy to apply for a one-year residency and then extend it year after year. However, the terms and conditions of obtaining Turkish tourist residence changed, and by early 2020, tourist accommodation could not be extended through a one-year lease, and from the second year, people had to change their type of residence. This law in 2020 confused and worried many Iranians who had received residence in Turkey through rent or apartments. In 2021, according to the latest news published by the Turkish government and the Immigration Office in Turkey, due to the conditions caused by the Covid 19 virus epidemic, those foreign nationals who received tourist residence in Turkey in 2020, may They can also extend their stay for 2021. Extension of residence has a series of conditions that are listed below:

  • The application for extension of Turkish tourist stay must be made at least 1 month before the expiration of the residence permit.
  • It is mandatory to receive Turkish insurance to extend your stay. Applicants must receive their insurance policy exactly one year after the residence permit expires and within the next year. Obtaining Turkish insurance is mandatory for all family members, but children under the age of 10 do not need insurance.
  • In the residence extension form, the application period for obtaining a permit must be written as one year, otherwise the applicant’s application will not be approved.

After completing and sending the rendezvous form, an email will be sent to you by the Turkish Immigration Office stating the exact date of sending the documents to the Immigration Office, according to which you must send your documents. If your residence permit is rejected, you have 10 days to leave Turkey, and when you leave, you will have to pay a fine or stay in Turkey.

What is a tourist stay in Turkey?

According to an agreement signed between the governments of Iran and Turkey, Iranian citizens can stay in Turkey every 6 months, 90 days or 3 months without a visa or residence permit. After that, they have to apply for a residence permit in Turkey using one of the available methods. Tourist accommodation or short stay is one of the types of accommodation in Turkey. This residence is usually obtained through renting a house or apartment in Turkey and is valid for 1 year. Many Iranians receive this type of residency and live in Turkey for a year and then extend their residency or convert it to another type of residency. The residence permit is issued in the form of a card called the Turkish Kimlik Card. Upon receipt of this card, foreign nationals will be considered residents of Turkey. Note that Turkish residency and citizenship are different and you will not be considered a Turkish citizen with a Turkish Kimlik card and you will not have a Turkish passport.

Finally, note that obtaining a residence permit in Turkey by renting a property for one year is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to obtain a residence permit, but it is also known as one of the most unstable and risky methods. Be. The risk of rejection and rejection of the applicant’s residence application is very high and obtaining a residence permit with a lease is not final. If you want to immigrate to Turkey and get a residence permit in this country, you can contact the experienced consultants of Forki Group to guide you on the best ways to get a residence permit in Turkey according to your conditions and budget, and during the administrative process in Turkey. To accompany.

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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