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Can I go abroad when I have a residence permit in Turkey?
Sometimes foreigners will go to other country or going to their home country even after they have a Turkish residence permit. Surely you can stay outside Turkey as long as you need. But do not forget about your residence permit expiration date. If you still want to live in Turkey legally using your permit, please do not exceed the validity period.
Can I stay at Turkey Without Residence Permit?
Foreigner can stay legally in Turkey without holding a residence permit because of their visa expiration date. Countries can differ from one to another. Your country may get the maximum of either 30 days, 60 days, or 90 days. It can be spent consecutively or separately but still within 180 days since their first departure.
The 180 days is actually validity period of a Turkish residence permit. Be brave enough to stay any longer and you will run the risk of a fine and a deportation.
Types of Residence Permit in Turkey
Short-Term Residence Permit
Foreigners might live legally in Turkey using their permit for up to one year before renewing it back.
This type of short-term residence permit for tourism purpose, business purpose, and buying property.
Long-Term Residence Permit
This residence permit might be valid infinitely. Unless they reside outside Turkey for more than one year while they are holding the permit. This rule excludes peoples with the reasons of health, education, or compulsory public service in the beholder’s native homeland. Foreigners may apply for long-term residence permit when they have resided in Turkey for a minimum of 8 years consistently.
Family Residence Permit
The validity of this type is up to three years. Family residence permit suits for national foreign who wish to bring their spouse, child, and other family member to Turkey.
Student Residence Permit
This residence permit will be valid during the duration of the course by the approval of their Turkish educational Institute. It can be one, two, three, or even more.
Humanitarian Residence Permit
This type is specifically for those who suffering from displacement from civil war, violation of human rights, refugees, and a wide variety of individual humanitarian situations. The governments offered humanitarian residence permit which for up to one-year validity.
Residence Permit for Victim of Human Trafficking
This residence permit shall be issued when someone is having strong circumstance evidences that they might be the victim. It can be valid for up to 30 days and can be extended for a maximum of 6 months. However, the total extension cannot exceed 3 years.