U.S. voters who enter Turkey with a traveller visa obtained at a Turkish Embassy or diplomatic building or who purchase a tourist visa stamp at associate aerodrome or different port of entry or who are exempt from obtaining tourist visas, and who want to remain in Turkey for business functions longer than ninety days, are able to get a tourist residence permit.
I am an American citizen and I want to reside in Turkey.
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Obtaining a residence permit in Turkey for United States citizens
Making an online appointment through the e-residency system (https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/) (You need to prepare health insurance and a picture of you when making an appointment.) Residence permit application form. (Please print out the form when the application is finished) Residence permit appointment date document (Incoming to your mobile phone or e-mail address) Notarized lease agreement for first-time applicants (address settlement document obtained from the civil registry for extension applications) Obtaining a tax number online (or from the tax office) for first-time applicants Receiving receipts by depositing the fees found on the application form to the tax office. Biometric images for 4 recently taken IDs Picture of each processed page of the passport (For those who apply for an extension, a copy of the residence permit ID)