Residence permit in Turkey for Russians: conditions and advantages

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Obtaining a residence permit (TPL) in Turkey is becoming increasingly popular among Russians wishing to move permanently to this picturesque country. Turkey attracts with its mild climate, rich history and culture, as well as a high standard of living with relatively low living expenses. In this article we will consider the main conditions for obtaining a residence permit in Turkey for Russian citizens, as well as highlight the key advantages that this status opens up for them. From the application procedure to the specifics of residence and integration into Turkish society, all the necessary information will be detailed to help you make an informed choice.

Varieties of residence permits in Turkey


The short-term residence permit in Turkey is intended for foreigners who wish to stay in Turkey for more than 90 days. This type of residence permit is suitable for tourists, business visitors or those who are in the process of looking for a job. It can also be extended if there are good reasons to continue staying in the country for up to 5 years.


A family residence permit is granted to foreigners whose spouses or children are Turkish citizens or are already holders of a residence permit. This type allows family members to live together in Turkey, maintaining family ties and providing legal protection for staying in the country.


A student residence permit is issued to foreign students enrolled in Turkish educational institutions. This status allows them to reside in Turkey for the entire period of their studies. However, it should be noted that the permit itself is given only for one year, but it can be extended as long as the student is studying. If the period of study is less than a year, then the residence permit status will be given for a shorter period. Students are also allowed to work part of the time, which makes this option particularly attractive to young people.

A residence permit for real estate

Foreign nationals who have bought real estate in Turkey can apply for a residence permit. This residence permit is issued on the basis of an investment in Turkish real estate and is usually valid for one or two years, with the possibility of renewal if the property is maintained. It is a popular choice among foreign investors who wish to combine investment with the opportunity to live in the picturesque regions of Turkey.

The cost of a residence permit in such a case will be at least 200,000 US dollars. And if you invest more than 400,000, there is a chance to get full citizenship under an accelerated program.

Investments in the economy

The residence permit through investment in the Turkish economy is available to foreign investors who are willing to make significant investments in the Turkish economy. This residence permit is granted to those who invest in Turkish companies, create jobs or contribute to the capital of Turkish enterprises. In addition to residency opportunities, investors can also look forward to various tax benefits and other incentives.

For pensioners

Turkey's residence permit programs have no special options for those who want to live out their retirement years in Turkey. Pensioners wishing to move to Turkey will have to choose from other available options.

Cost of obtaining

The cost of obtaining a residence permit in Turkey varies depending on the type of permit and the services required to process the application. It includes government fees, administrative costs and possible agency services. Prices can start from a few hundred to several thousand dollars.

Requirements for Citizenship
The following documents are required to obtain Turkish citizenship:

  • A copy of a foreign passport;
  • Certificate of absence of criminal record;
  • Documents confirming the legality of the origin of the funds;
  • A medical certificate of good health.

These requirements are standard for many countries and are aimed at ensuring the legality and safety of the naturalization process

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