Turkey – Police Department has Stopped Appointments for Dependent Residence Permits

What has changed

On May 6, 2015 the Police Department announced that they have stopped issuing appointments for Dependent Residence Permits as they are trying to implement a new process. The plan is to have the main immigration office handle the Dependent Residence Permit applications going forward. Until a new process has been implemented, dependents may only visit Turkey temporarily on a Tourist Visa for a short period of stay not exceeding ninety (90) days.

Who is affected?
What to expect

  • Dependent Residence Permit applicants

Currently appointments are not available for dependents seeking a Residence Permit. Dependents who will be traveling to Turkey for the first time can do so on a Tourist Visa for a period of stay not exceeding ninety (90) days. Until the authorities implement a new process, dependents cannot move to Turkey as an accompanied dependent.

Appointments that had previously been made will be honored, but going forward no new appointments will be available at the police department.

Emigra Worldwide is working closely with the Turkey authorities along with our Representatives for further information and clarity regarding the new process that will be implemented.  As soon as further updates are released, we will update you accordingly.

What you need to do
Planning ahead

  • Dependents who currently have an Residence Permit that is due to be extended, please contact your Emigra Worldwide representative for information regarding possible options.
  • Contact your Emigra Worldwide attorney or representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your clients

The information above was provided by Emigra Worldwide, our global network partners, and relevant government authorities. The information herein is for general purposes only and not intended as advice for a particular matter. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the global immigration professional with whom you work.