In accordance with the Law No. 6458 on Foreign Citizens and International Protection, an application for a residence permit is reviewed within 90 days. The application is typically reviewed within a month.

Monitoring the Status of Your Residence Permit Application

Through the government website, you can check the status of your application for a residence permit. To accomplish this, the following shall be indicated:

  • application number;
  • telephone or e-mail;
  • ID or passport number confirming the identity in the country of citizenship.

If you can't get into your account or have forgotten your login information, call 157 or get in touch with your authorized agent.

Delivery Process for Your Residence Permit Card

Once you have gotten or been sent an SMS message from PTT saying that your card is on its way, the process is done. At, you can enter your tracking number to find out where your package is.

They will try to deliver to the address you gave on your application. But if you are out and about and the delivery person misses you, you don't need to worry.
Just take the label off your door and bring your passport with you when you go to the nearest PTT branch.

Reasons for Residency Permit Denial in Turkey

Refuse to issue a residency permit. If a foreigner has ever broken Turkish law or provided false information about himself, his application for a residency visa will be denied. If the offences happened after the person got a residence permit or if the applicant broke the rules for getting an ikamet, he won't be able to get his status extended and his permit could be taken away.

If the person with a residence permit hasn't been in Turkey for 120 days or more in the last year or a year in the last five years, the ikamet won't be renewed. All of the days that people leave Turkey are added up. If you need a residence permit again, you will have to fill out a new application, not an application for an extension.

This rule is not as strict as it used to be, and in 2018, it was rescinded. But it should be known, and it could be converted back at any time.

Appealing a Residence Permit Rejection in Turkey

In the event that you have rejected a residence permit in Turkey, this is what you should do. If your application is denied, you can appeal the decision with the help of an attorney; click here to learn more about the appeals process.


In short, getting a residence permit in Turkey is a fairly simple process that can be tracked online. To make sure your application goes smoothly and is accepted, you need to know the process, meet the requirements, and follow the rules.

If you want to live in Turkey, don't be afraid to get in touch with Ikamet. They can give you advice and help to help you get through the application process and make sure it goes well. Sign up for our newsletter right now to find out what's going on.