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Residence Permit Fee Guide in Turkey 2024

Last Modified: 2023-08-28

Foreigners wishing to live in Turkey or stay for more than 90 days are required to obtain a residence permit. When applying for a residence permit, it is essential to choose the appropriate type of permit, complete the e-ikamet application, prepare the necessary documents, and pay the applicable fees related to the residence permit. In this article, you can find detailed information on residence permit fee calculations for 2024, including the cost of a standard residence permit, family residence permit fees, short-term residence permit fees, residence permit extension fees, residence permit documentation fees, and other associated costs.

Among the types of residence permits are short-term residence permits, family residence permits, student residence permits, long-term residence permits, humanitarian residence permits, and residence permits for victims of human trafficking. For more detailed information on these residence permits and answers to the question of How to obtain a residence permit in Turkey? you can read our article titled Turkey Residence Permit Acquisition Guide 2024.

With five years of experience in the consultancy field and having served thousands of clients, the Global Mobility Turkey team has prepared this Residence Permit Fee Guide for you. If you are also considering living in Turkey for an extended period, you can find our comprehensive article on residence permit fees below. Global Mobility Turkey offers consultancy services for individual and corporate clients in the processes of citizenship, residence, and work permits. If you wish to get in touch with us, you can fill out the form located at the bottom of the page.

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Table of Contents

  1. Fees for Residence Permit
  2. When and How to Pay Residence Permit Fees?
  3. How is the Foreign Residence Permit Fee Calculated?
  4. Countries with a Single Entry Visa Exemption

  1. Which Fees are Required for Obtaining a Residence Permit?
  2. To obtain a residence permit in Turkey, a foreign national is required to pay certain fees. These fees can be categorized into the residence permit card fee, the residence permit fee, and the single-entry visa fee. The residence permit card fee is a fixed amount applicable to all foreign nationals. However, the amount for the residence permit fee varies based on the country of citizenship of the foreign national and the duration of the intended stay.

    The manner in which the foreign national enters Turkey also affects the fees to be paid for obtaining a residence permit. Foreign nationals who enter Turkey under visa exemption must pay a single-entry visa fee. For those who enter Turkey with a visa, there is no requirement to pay the single-entry visa fee during the residence permit application process. The single-entry visa fee is also a fixed amount applicable to all foreign nationals.

    Examples of how to calculate the residence permit card fee and the residence permit fee can be found later in this article under the section titled, How can the Foreign Residence Permit Fee be Calculated?

  3. When and How to Pay Residence Permit Fees?
  4. For foreigners applying for a residence permit, the first step is to determine the type of residence permit they require, followed by submitting an application through the e-ikamet system. After the application, fees should be paid, and the necessary documents should be prepared before visiting the provincial immigration directorate on the appointment date. For more detailed information on the residence procedures for foreigners, you can read our article titled Turkey Residence Permit Acquisition Guide 2024

    Upon completing the required information during the e-residence application, the system will automatically generate a liability number (tahakkuk numarası), which will appear on the printed application form. Foreign nationals will make their fee payments based on this liability number. All fees related to obtaining a residence permit should be paid before the appointment date with the provincial immigration directorate.

    Payments for all the fees related to the residence application can be made to tax offices, banks, or online tax portals, using the liability number in the application form. Do not forget to obtain the payment receipts after completing the payments. In Ankara and Istanbul, the provincial immigration directorates have financial counters where you can also make these payments.

  5. How is the Foreign Residence Permit Fee Calculated?
  6. The cost of the residence permit is calculated based on the country of citizenship of the foreigner and the duration of stay in Turkey. In this article, countries are divided into seven groups.

    • Group 1 Countries

    United States, Afghanistan, Germany, Andorra, Angola, Antigua, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, United Arab Emirates, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Bhutan, Chad, Djibouti, People's Republic of China, Cook Islands, East Timor, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, El Salvador, Indonesia, Eritrea, Armenia, Estonia, Eswatini, Palestine, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Grenada, Guatemala, South Africa, South Cyprus, Georgia, Guyana, Haiti, India, Croatia, Netherlands, Honduras, England, Iran, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Iceland, Jamaica, Cape Verde (Green Cape), Cameroon, Canada, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Kiribati, Northern Cyprus, Colombia, Comoros Union, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, North Korea, Laos, Lesotho, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Lebanon, Hungary, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Mongolia, Moldova, Monaco, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Niger, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Central African Republic, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Samoa, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, San Marino, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Chile, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, New Zealand, Greece, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    For countries in Group 1, the fee for the first month is 25 US Dollars, followed by 5 US Dollars for each subsequent month. For example, the annual residence permit fee for a German citizen would be 25 USD + 11 x 5 USD, amounting to a total of 80 USD.

    • Group 2 Countries

    Albania, Philippines, Israel, Japan, Cambodia, North Macedonia, Mali, Tajikistan, Oman

    For countries in Group 2, the fee for the first month is 14 US Dollars, followed by 3.5 US Dollars for each subsequent month. For example, the annual residence permit fee for a Japanese citizen would be 14 USD + 11 x 3.5 USD, amounting to a total of 52.5 USD .

    • Group 3 Countries

    Belgium, Belarus, Algeria, Spain, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Singapore, Taiwan, Jordan

    For countries in Group 3, the fee for the first month is 9 US Dollars, followed by 2.5 US Dollars for each subsequent month. For example, the annual residence permit fee for a Spanish citizen would be 9 USD + 11 x 2.5 USD, amounting to a total of 36.5 USD.

    • Group 4 Countries

    Ethiopia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Micronesia, Russia

    For countries in Group 4, the fee for the first month is 7 US Dollars, followed by 1.5 US Dollars for each subsequent month. For example, the annual residence permit fee for a Russian citizen would be 7 USD + 11 x 1.5 USD, amounting to a total of 23.5 USD.

    • Group 5 Countries

    Morocco, Ivory Coast, Iraq, Montenegro, Egypt, Tunisia

    For countries in Group 5, the fee for the first month is 5 US Dollars, followed by 0.5 US Dollars for each subsequent month. For example, the annual residence permit fee for an Egyptian citizen would be 5 USD + 11 x 0.5 USD, amounting to a total of 10.5 USD.

    • Group 6 Countries

    Serbia, Fiji, Norway, Northern Mariana Islands

    For countries in Group 6, the fee for up to the first month is 128.40 TL per day (this amount cannot be less than 241.05 TL or more than 1238.55 TL for the first month), followed by 822.90 TL for each subsequent month. For example, the annual residence permit fee for a Norwegian citizen would be 1,238.55 TL + 11 x 241.05 TL, amounting to a total of 3,890.10 TL.

    • Group 7 Countries

    Czech Republic, Denmark, Ireland, Kosovo, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Syria, Turkmenistan

    Countries in Group 7 are exempt from paying a residence permit fee.

     

  7. Which Country Citizens are Exempt from Single-Entry Visa Fees in Turkey?
  8. We had previously mentioned that foreigners entering Turkey under visa exemption are required to pay a single-entry visa fee if they wish to obtain a residence permit. However, due to bilateral agreements between countries, citizens of certain nations are exempt from this single-entry visa fee requirement. These countries include Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, South Africa, Armenia, Iran, Iraq, New Zealand, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Northern Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, and the Russian Federation.

    In addition, students are exempt from the residence permit fee, regardless of the type of residence they are applying for. No residence permit fee is charged for long-term residence applications.

    To Summary, Foreigners who have entered Turkey with a visa are obligated to pay both the residence permit card fee and the residence permit fee should they wish to obtain a residence permit. Those who have entered Turkey visa-free are required to pay not only the residence permit card fee and residence permit fee but also the single-entry visa fee. The residence permit document fee for the year 2024 is 565.00 TL. The residence permit fee varies based on the country of the foreign national and the duration of stay. The single-entry visa fee for the year 2024 is 5,476.80 TL.

    For more detailed information on residence, work permits, and citizenship matters, you can consult the expert team at Global Mobility Turkey by filling out the form below to get in touch with us.

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