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The Penalties of Overstaying in Turkey

The Penalties of Overstaying in Turkey

You do not wish to get the penalties while using residence permit, isn’t it? So, be careful about time. Let yourself know how long you can legally stay in Turkey.

Leaving Turkey Without Getting Penalties

Be aware about when your residence permit gets expired. It will be written in your residence permit ID card. So, literally you may be spared from any penalties if you are cautious enough and have a willingness to obey the rules.
Basically, the penalty is received when foreigners are overstaying in Turkey. On purpose or not. Yeah. Maybe there is something special that caught their attention till they do not care about the fact that their residence permit ID card already expired. Or whatever the reason is.

Getting a dynamic is kind of fun for some peoples. But it will not sound so once they really get the penalty. They will get an amount of fine and receive a ban to enter Turkey.

But the good thing is, you still can stay legally in Turkey 10 days after the visa/visa-exemption expiration date. So, if you still have this period of stay, use your opportunity well. Extend it abruptly or choose to leave Turkey without receive a single penalty.

The Penalties of Overstaying in Turkey

If the authorities caught you to overstaying more than 10 days, there are some bad probable things you might get. You may be arrested, fined, deported, and/or even banned from entering Turkey in a certain time.

Ban and fine are usually imposed when you leave Turkey after an overstay by the border control officials. They are a part of the Turkish National Police.

Administrative Fine

Foreigners will be subject of administrative fine when they are exceeding the validity period of their residence permit. The fine you receive depends on how long you overstayed and your nationality.

This fee is calculated based on the requirement of double amount of existing residence permit fee. If applicable, the fine may include residence permit card fee and single-entry visa fee.

Foreigners who do not pay administrative fine and public receivables are not allowed to enter Turkey unless they pay them completely.

Entry Ban

Entry ban is imposed when foreigners are illegally staying in Turkey without valid visa or residence permit. The length of entry ban depends on how long they overstayed.

The maximum duration of entry ban in Turkey is up to 5 years. However, the entry ban order will not be issued before a removal decision is taken against them.