According to the Law on Foreigners and International Protection No. 6458, foreigners who will stay in Turkey for more than 90 days or longer than the period granted by the visa or visa exemption are required to obtain a residence permit.

In this context, foreigners are obliged to submit information and documents regarding the address where they will stay when applying for a residence permit within the scope of the aforementioned Law.

Further, the foreigners staying in our country are requested to attach a notarized copy of the rental agreement to the residence permit application documents.

Before the new regulation, it was sufficient to add the notarized rental agreement by the foreign tenant to the application during the residence permit applications in Turkey. Notarization by the lessor was not required. However, since this situation caused the below stated problems, new conditions were introduced to the rental agreement, added to the application during the residence permit application in Turkey.

Residence permit application is a procedure that demands attention. Antalya Lawyer Ceren Topcu İncetaban and her team existing of experts in residence permit applications can support you during this procedure. Feel free to contact Antalya Lawyer Ceren Topcu İncetaban for free information regarding residence permit applications.

• WHY ARE THE RENTAL AGREEMENT CONDITIONS AMENDED IN THE SCOPE OF RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATION IN TURKEY?

It has been understood that foreigners draw up rental agreements with fake addresses or real addresses without the knowledge of the landlord. The foreigners had these agreements also notarized and used in residence permit applications in Turkey. The reason was the lack of an effective detection mechanism for the determination of the reliability of the content of the rental agreements submitted by foreigners at the stage of issuing the residence permit.

In this respect, the conditions for these rental agreements are changed. With the letter of the Directorate of Migration Management, the rental agreement should be notarized by the “lessor (regardless of Turkish citizen / foreign national)” or the person “presenting a power of attorney that he is authorized to act on behalf of the lessor”. The identity copy of the lessor should be attached to the contract as well.

It has been evaluated that the use of unrealistic rental agreements, which do not meet the necessary conditions for the permit and are prepared without the knowledge of the landlord, can be prevented from being used in applications.

During the residence permit application, it is necessary to prepare the rental agreement carefully and within the framework of the new rules. Otherwise, the residence permit application will be rejected and it will cause a loss of time and money.

Do not hesitate to contact Antalya Lawyer Ceren Topcu İncetaban and her Antalya Law Firm for legal assistance during your residence permit application.

• WHEN WILL THE NEW RULES BROUGHT INTO FORCE IN THE SCOPE OF RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATION IN TURKEY? 

As of 07.02.2022, while the notarized copy of the rental agreements is being issued, the identity information of the above-mentioned individuals will be checked, and a copy of the identity document and, if any, a copy of the power of attorney stating that he is authorized to act on behalf of the lessor should be added to the copy of the contract.

For this reason, it is important that the rental agreement approvals for the residence permit applications in Turkey are made by paying attention to the above-mentioned procedures.

It is very important to work with an expert in order to proceed quickly and without errors during your residence permit applications. Feel free to contact Antalya Lawyer Ceren Topcu İncetaban for free information and get an answer within the same day.