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Legalixa is an award-winning immigration law firm in Istanbul, Turkey with an exceptional success rate in almost every legal matter we have ever handled. Our Turkish immigration law lawyers are prepared to handle your immigration matters in Turkey and in the US.
Our Turkish immigration lawyers also represent our clients in Turkish immigration law issues including; applying for work and residence permits, renewing, extending resident and work permits, applying for Turkish citizenship, and filing a lawsuit to cancel any rejections or objections.
What is Turkish Immigration Law?
Turkish immigration law refers to the Turkish statutes, regulations, and legal precedents governing immigration into and deportation from Turkey. Strictly speaking, it is distinct from other matters such as naturalization and citizenship, although they are sometimes conflated.
The Republic of Turkey frequently maintains laws that regulate both the rights of entry and exit as well as internal rights, such as the duration of stay, freedom of movement, and the right to participate in commerce or government
Immigration laws vary around the world and throughout history, according to the social and political climate of the place and time, as the acceptance of immigrants sways from the widely inclusive to the deeply nationalist and isolationist.
Turkish Immigration Law Services
We have the ability to tackle the full spectrum of immigration matters, including:
- Work and resident permit applications
- Extending resident and work permit
- Appeal work and resident permit rejections
- Application for Turkish citizenship
- Represent clients in Turkish immigration lawsuits
Turkish Citizenship Applications by Investment
Our Turkish immigration lawyers are prepared to handle real estate acquisitions to obtain Turkish citizenship by investment. Our Turkish citizenship practice includes; buying, leasing, and selling residential and commercial properties to both domestic and foreign customers in Turkey.
Our Turkish real estate lawyers also represent our clients in real property acquisition, we prepare real estate sale contracts or amend the contracts that the developers prepare. We also represent our clients throughout the Turkish citizenship application process until they get their Turkish passports.
Turkey recently changed the Turkish immigration law for the investment criteria for foreigners to become Turkish citizens. According to new regulations, foreigners can become Turkish citizens, if they own property worth 400,000 US Dollars for three years.
Turkish Citizenship Law’s Article 12 allows foreign investors to acquire Turkish citizenship in exceptional terms; with 18.09.2018 dated 106 numbered Presidential Decree, amendatory new arrangements have been made regarding the amounts mentioned in Article 20 of the Regulation on the Implementation of the aforementioned Law.
Resident Permit Application in Turkey
According to Turkish immigration law, foreigners who intend to stay in Turkey for a period longer than permitted in their visa, visa exemption, or for more than ninety days must obtain a residence permit.
Short-Term Residence Permit for Foreigners
To apply for a short-term residence permit, foreigners who own real estate in Turkey or will establish a business or commercial connections in Turkey must submit the following documents to the relevant Provincial Directorate of Immigration Administration (Göç İdaresi) after the application is made through the e-residence system.
Short-term residence permits are issued for a maximum of two years. A residence permit is invalidated if it is not used within six months.
Documents for Initial Application
- Residence permit application form
- The original and a copy of the passport or travel document
- Four passport-size photographs
- Declaration regarding sufficient and sustainable financial resources for the duration of the stay (Stated in the application form. The authority may request supporting documents.)
- Official document regarding the applicant’s ownership of the residence
- An invitation letter or documents of such written by the person or companies to be contacted
- Valid medical insurance
Turkish Work Permit Services
Turkish immigration law states that applications for a Turkish work permit are made through the e-Government portal Turkey. The automated work permit application system enables users to fill out the online work permit application form and upload necessary documents into the system. Once the online application is made through the e-government portal, the employer is required to make a direct application to the Ministry by mail or in person.
Duly applications are finalized by the Ministry at most thirty days and once the decision is made, the ministry informs the applicant through e-mail. Foreigners residing outside Turkey can make their work permit applications through the Turkish representative offices in their home countries.
In the existence of a residence permit valid for at least 6 months, foreigners residing in Turkey can make their applications directly to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.
Reach our Turkish Immigration Law Lawyers
Since its foundation in 1992, Legalixa Turkish Immigration Law Firm has been the choice of numerous clients in Istanbul, Turkey. Thanks to its nationally recognized Turkish immigration law practice, our firm is now one of the leading immigration law firms in Istanbul, Turkey.