Short Term Residency Permit

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A short term residence permit is regulated under Articles 31 to 33 of the Law No. 6458. As per these articles, a short-term residence permit may be granted to foreigners who arrive to conduct scientific research in Turkey; own immovable property in Turkey; establish business or commercial connections; participate in job training programs; who arrive to attend educational or similar programs as part of student exchange programs or agreements to which Turkey is a party; who wish to stay for tourism purposes; who intend to receive medical treatment, provided that they do not have a disease posing a public health threat; who are required to stay in Turkey pursuant to a request or a decision of judicial or administrative authorities; who attend a Turkish language course; who attend an education program, research, in­ternship or, a course by way of a public agency; who apply to a higher education program in Turkey within six months upon their graduation. Short-term residence permits shall be issued with maximum one year duration at a time.