FAQ and answers about ikamet (residence permit)

FAQ about ikamet

FAQ about ikamet

Nowadays there are lots of questions appear about this new online randevu system, ikamet (residence permits), documents atc. So here is the most FAQ:

1. What should I do if while my online application at the Göç idaresi website Im not able to choose my existing randevu date which I took before May 18, 2015 and my page shows error? 

System is new and it may have some bugs and errors, also sometimes people’s flow may be too strong for their servers. If you have deal with some website issues, please, try again later. And make sure you use the latest version of your browser.

2. How and where can I pay for my ikamet application? 

Payments are exepted at Tax offices  ( vergi dairesi)  and some banks  (for ex., Zıraat bankası, İş bankası). But as this online  system is totally new, not all departments may aggree to accept your payments. There is a chance that the closest departments to Migration offices may operate new info more efficiently.

You will need to pay 2 separate payments: the 1st one -55 TL for ikamet plastic card, , and the 2nd one – processing fee  ( amount of it depends on your country of citizenship and you may check exact fees while your online application. Make sure you’ve got double copy of each payment slips. 

While First application you may pay your fees after your exact randevu. While ikamet extension – you will be able to pay right after you finished your online forms.

3. What should I write at the field “income source” and how much? 

The required minimum for application is 500$ per month or more. As you will provide your bank statement as attached document, you can just write the source of income as “Private savings”.Make sure your bank statement for 1 year shows min. 6000$ (for Antalya can be more).

While you apply for Family residence permit (ikamet) you will be asked to fill in the info about your spouse income. Make sure it is higher than around 1300TL if you are a family of two, and plus extra 316 TL if you have more family mements. Calculation depends on minimal living wage.

If your spouse has no official salary or work, you will be able to show his bank statement as well.


4. Website is not working, what should I do? 

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5. I’ve changed my last name in passport for my marriage lastname. How can I change my ikamet?

You will need to use First application at online randevu system . You will just write down there your new lastname, new passport data (number, expire date etc.)

6. What is ikamet izni müracaat belgesi and where can I find it?

This is the most important part of your application online. You are filling in it while your application process and at the end you will get the link to download your application in PDG format. Please be sure you’ve downloaded it at the same moment. You will not be able to find it later by reference number.Also make sure you’ve saved the page with your personal application code, randevu’s date, time and place. 

7. How much Ikamet costs?

There is 2 payments:

– #1 – 55 TL – for exactly ikamet plastic card

-#2  – procesing fee.  It depends on your country of citienship.  You can check in details here:  İkamet İzni Belgesi – Harç Miktarları

8. Should I provide my police records and where can I get it from? 

You can obtain your Police records at  the building of  court of Turkey (Adalet sarayı) by your passport. Its name is Sicil kaydı (sabıka kaydı). You dont need to bring it from your home country, TUrkish one is enough, If they will need police record from your home country they will ask you to provide it separate.

While Family permit ikamet application, the most important  police record is your spouse’s one. If your spouse is Turkish citizen, he/she can get it by kimlik no. at the court palace or online at e-devlet and print out.

9. How much time I have after online application for extension of my ikamet to send my documents to Migration office?  

After your online application, You must make ready the A4 size envelope with your application form, required documents and 2 payment slips. You must send it within 5 business days after your online application. In a case if you will not do that, your application will be canceled.

10. May I apply for a Family ikamet for my parents? 

Unfortunatelly, with the new laws, Family ikamet for parents based on their child’s ikamet or citizenship was canceled. Parents can apply only for Short term residence permit for the term of 1 year with the extension right. It can be touristic one, or based on the real estate,

11. What should I do if I’ve made mistakes while my online application?

If you didnt pay yet or didnt go for randevu, the only way you can change something is New application. If you have already sent your application for extension – for any changes of info you should go personally to Migration office


10 thoughts on “FAQ and answers about ikamet (residence permit)

  1. Heather Preece

    My family of 4 all applied for residency on March 23. Within 2 weeks we received 3 of our ikamet cards. My son’s has not arrived yet. He has been issued a temporary number but we still have no card and are unsure of who to contact. He will be leaving the country for 2 weeks and we want to make sure he gets back in. We have been in country for 6 months. I would like to know who to call or what to do if anyone has any suggestions. This was all before the new system so I am not sure what happened. Thank you!!

    • stayturkish Post author

      As he already applied, he can go to Migration office of your province and ask a special paper for travel. It is A4 document with photo and applicant info, + 2 payment slips he paid for ikamet while application in march. This document gives the right to be out of Turkey for up to 15 days. I guess Migration office will explain all details again for him, as a legal office.

  2. Marina

    Hi. İ calleckted all dokuments. What papers should i give about my address if i live in the hotel – appart ( i am taking appart not flat in appart hotel) ?

    • stayturkish Post author

      hello! Your appart hotel should give you their official paper which will show your all term you are renting a place from them. Then you need to register yourself in nufus dairesi of your district according to that address.

  3. Elizabeth Osman

    In April 2015 I applied for a new Ikamet at the same time as my husband. His arrived within one week. After waiting the 90 days my card has never arrived. Having spoken to the Mugla office several times they have no explanation as to it’s whereabouts, and think it is lost. They tell me to come to the Mugla office, what should I bring with me, and will I have to reapply again? My application has been approved but there is no way to find out if the card was printed.

    • stayturkish Post author

      hello, you should bring your passport, may be its copy as well, also your application paper muraccat belgesi and you suppose to have 2 copies of your payment slips for ikamet

  4. Raad ali

    I am currently studing in a university in ankara . I didnt get my ikamet card yet for the last year but its date is expired now from 16 september . What should i do now? I have my tc kimlik number . Can i apply for renewal of my ikamet without providing last ikamet photo copy?

    • stayturkish Post author

      Your situation is not standart, and I would advice you to ask at your local goc idaresi, as you can not apply for renewal, you will need to apply from beginning, but the details about exactly your situation you have to find out at goc idaresi

  5. Mehmou

    Hey, Is there any possible way to check online if my residence permit is available for collection or not ? I’ve heard that you can check it online using the number on your application or on your old residence permit !

    Any help please ?


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