This information based on official website of Goç idaresi Genel müdürlüğü ( according to their info it starts on may 18, 2015)
For the first application or changes of types for Residence permits (ikamet) – especially I would advice to pay attention to parts marked red color, as this is some new points hadnt been used before.
For applications the new method was developed, so called ” centralized online randevu system” for all turkish provinces ( before they used online randevu system only for Istanbul). Here is an official page: E-RANDEVU, Goç idaresi Genel Müdürlüğü
This online randevu system works for Short term, Long term, Family type and student type Residence permit (ikamet) applications and changes between them.
Applications for Refugee Residence permits or for victoms of human trafficking still have to be made directly at Migration offices.
Terms and dates for randevu
Every kind of application or transfers between ikamet types have to be made before visa or ikamet expire date.
All fields should be filled in carefully, data should match your official documents and info.
After online application form system will generate a new form for you where you can see your randevu date, time, referance number and list of required documents. Untill your randevu date you are legally staying in country, but you can not use this form for leaving/ coming to Turkey.
During online application process one of the nesseccary points is uploading your electronic photo.
You have to be present at Migration office you chose at your appointment date and time, otherwise your randevu will be canceled.
You can not cancel or change data at your randevu application.
If all your paperwork is OK your new ikamet starting date will be the expire date of your visa or previous ikamet.
WHAT YOU NEED
List of exact required documents depends on your ikamet type you want to apply for.
Migration office has right to ask extra data or documents from you
Your passport should be valid at least 60 days longer than your required ikamet term
You must be present personally at your randevu, if you have any representative, he should have official provement of it
You can pay your fees for ikamet at the offices controlled by Ministry of Finance ( Maliye Bakanlığı), or at banks which have legal permit for that type of transactions. You will have 2 separate payments: for exactly Ikamet card and for your paperwork, also dont forget to ask receipt in 2 copies each.
Your photo must be biometric, not older than 6 month, with open face and white background
IF your passport doesnt include info in latin letters you have to make notarized translation
For a foreign child should be avaliable Birth sertificate
While application for children and teens under 18 , if both parents are out of Turkey, legal representative should be present at randevu date
IF THERE IS LACK OF DOCUMENTS
While randevu at Migration office, if officer says that you need to bring some extra documents or you dont have all nesseccary ones, you have period of 30 days to bring it there
If you could not bring that required documents during 30 days, your ikamet application counts as canceled.
In a case if they call you to come to Migration office, you have to come, If you feruse to do that and they have suspitions that you broke the Law, they can bring you by force.
To be able to get all updates about your application process you must have working cell phone and e-mail address.
Please, check your e-mails regarding to ikamet application, but be aware that Migration office sends you emails only from addresses with “@goc.gov.tr” – all other emails are fake and can be fraud.
All list of addresses of Migration offices in each province you can find here: Migration offices’ address list by province
You will get new randevu date and you should bring printed variant of your previous randevu beside you at the appointment date!
Other legal issues:
– if you could not take ikamet, you will be treated again as a person who stays by visa or previous ikamet till expire dates
– you are responsible for providing real data
– if they can find out that you cheated or used fake documents , according to the law, your ikamet application will be canceled, or if your ikamet already issued – it will be stopped and you will be deported.
All info is from official website : Goç İdaresi Genel Müdürlüğü