Have You Misplaced Your Residence Permit?

If your residence permit is lost or stolen, you must immediately notify the police and file a report. Then go to the immigration office with a copy of the police report. You will not require an appointment.

Bring the following items to the immigration office:

  • A copy of the police report or
  • A residence permit request form
  • Two biometric images
  • Your passport and a copy of it, including the pages with your name and photo and the page with the most recent entry stamp.
  • A copy of the lost or stolen residence permit, if you have one (it is always a good idea to take a photo of the front and back or scan your residence permit and save it in case you need it).

Fees for Replacing a Residence Permit

The cost of printing your new residence permit card is TRY 356 for 2023.

You may be required to pay residency tax for the remaining months of your residency permit, which ranges between $0 and $5 per month for most applicants and must be paid at the tax office following your visit to migration management. The sum is based on your original "kamet zni Kayt Formu" submission (Registration Form for a Residence Permit), as indicated on your initial page.

Your fee will vary due to daily fluctuations in the Turkish Lira and the US dollar, but you'll have a good idea of what it will be.

The Delivery Of The Residence Permit

When your replacement residence permit application is approved and your new card is printed, the immigration office will send it to you via registered mail.

If Your Residence Permit Is Stolen or Lost While You Are Outside of Turkey

Suppose you are in another country and your residence permit is lost or stolen. In that case, you may enter Turkey without purchasing an e-visa if you can travel to Turkey. Depending on your nationality, you may also need a visa to check in at the departure point.

Explain the situation to the immigration officer while showing them your passport. Using your passport number, they'll be able to see that you're a resident in their system. After entering Turkey, report the theft or loss to a police station. Obtain a copy of the police report and proceed as directed above.