Foreigners who would stay in Turkey beyond the duration of a visa or visa exemption or longer than ninety (90) days should obtain a residence permit. As it is envisaged by the law, it will soon be possible to lodged with the consulates in the foreigner’s country of citizenship or legal stay, and this will also be announced. Till the adoption of this procedure, applications for residence permits shall be lodged with the governorate.
Pursuant to the law in question, accompanying is no longer valid and, in addition to this, residence permit documents following their applications shall be issued separately for each foreigner. Those applications may be made in person as well as by his/her legal representative or lawyer. However, if the administration deems it necessary, it may also require foreigners to be present at the time of application.
By the Law No. 6735, the provision stating that all applications may also be made through Authorized Intermediary has been included in the scope of Article 21 of the Law No. 6458. Authorized Intermediary refers to the institutions or organizations authorized by the Directorate General and their qualifications and task frameworks shall be set forth by regulation.