Living in Turkey as a British

Living in Turkey as a British

Turkey has a rich culture with several developed cities that have many historical sites and landscapes to offer plenty of adventure, and sightseeing. The climate too remains to be pleasant which combined with the low cost of living, several real estates, and employment opportunities to make the overall lifestyle experience much pleasing and happier. 

How long a British Citizen Can Stay in Turkey? 

Foreigners with British nationality can live in Turkey for some period. British citizens could visit and stay within Turkey for travel or business purposes for a period of up to 90 days in a 180 days timeline. However, if you plan to live in Turkey for more than 90 days, then you will be required to submit a residence permit one month prior to the completion of the allowed 90 days. 

Turkey’s Embassy demands that your passport should be valid for at least another six months from the date of entry. It is also necessary to have a full blank page within the passport for the reason to have entry and exit stamped on it. 

Other British Nationalities 

Those who come under a different kind of British Nationality, such as British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person, and so on, should check with the Turkish Consulate General for visa requirements before their travel. 

Since such types of entities carry the UK Special Passport, the application for a visa must be made at the Turkish Consulate General before travel. 

Benefits for a Brit Living in Turkey 

Those British Nationals who choose to live in Turkey are eligible for several kinds of benefits back in the UK. 

Not only do they get tax credits for up to eight weeks for living in Turkey for about a year but also might be eligible for other benefits such as the State Pension, Winter Fuel Payment, Maternity benefits, Child Benefit, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Bereavement benefits and so on. 

Those who are Crown servants or are employed in cross border work are further eligible for greater benefits which can be useful to check before traveling to Turkey.