A long term Residence permit is regulated under Articles 42 to 45 of Law No. 6458. Pursuant to Article 42 of Law No. 6458, long-term residence permits shall be issued by the governorates, upon approval of the Ministry, to foreigners who have continuously resided in Turkey for at least eight years with a permit or, foreigners who meet the conditions set out by the Migration Policies Board. Pursuant to Article 43 of Law No. 6458, having a long-term residence permit depends on certain conditions such as having continuous residence in Turkey for at least eight years; not having received social assistance in the past three years; having sufficient and stable income to maintain themselves or, if any, support their family; be covered with a valid medical insurance; not being a threat for public order or public security.