Residence permit in Turkey for Lebanese 2022: types and conditions

Your guide to learning how to obtain a residence permit in Turkey for Lebanese and its conditions including tourist residency, real estate residency, work permit, and other types.

Residence permit in Turkey for Lebanese 2022: types and conditions
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2022-06-07 Last update 2022-07-18

Residence permit in Turkey for Lebanese 2022: types and conditions

Is a residence permit in Turkey available for Lebanese?

Lebanese enter Turkey without a prior entry visa and are granted a legal residence permit on the entry stamp for up to 60 days. Whoever wishes to extend and reside must settle their affairs during that period granted to them, then submit an application to the General Directorate of Immigration in Turkey according to the type of residency that meets its conditions in line with the foreigner’s goal of residency.

Several types of Turkish residency are granted to holders of Lebanese nationality without any significant problems or obstacles when the conditions for these types of residency are met. The most important types of residency granted to holders of Lebanese citizenship in Turkey are as follows:

What are the types of residence permits in Turkey for Lebanese?

types of residence permits in Turkey for Lebanese

1. Tourist residence permit in Turkey for Lebanese

It is one of the types of short stays given to foreigners if they wish to extend their legal residence inside the country, and it must be applied for before the end of the legal period of residence granted on the entry stamp, and the tourist residence is often given for a year.

Advantages of tourist residence permit in Turkey for Lebanese

  • Moving inside and outside Turkey and returning to Turkey and entering it again without any obstacles.
  • Enrolling children in Turkish public schools
  • Benefiting from treatment and medication in Turkish government hospitals and clinics
  • Facilitating the procedures for obtaining travel visas for many countries such as the USA and the European Union
  • Getting a Turkish driving license

Conditions for obtaining a tourist residence in Turkey for Lebanese

  • Having a valid passport
  • Having a legal entry stamp into the country
  • Registering your residence address in the Turkish Population Department
  • Getting a tax number
  • Your stay should not be in violation and exceeded the legal period of residence after the entry stamp, and it is often advised to apply two months before the end of the legal residence period
  • Showing a tourist plan inside the country with proof that you can spend on yourself throughout the stay

Documents required for a tourist residence permit in Turkey for Lebanese

  • A copy of a valid passport
  • A copy of the entry stamp to Turkey
  • 4 biometric photos with white background
  • A valid health insurance
  • Your residence address registered in the Turkish Population Department
  • Receipt of payment of the tax due
  • A document showing your tourism plan in the country, with proof that you are able to support yourself throughout the stay

2. Permanent residence for Lebanese in Turkey

Holders of Lebanese nationality can obtain permanent residence permits in Turkey, as Turkish laws allow a foreigner to obtain permanent residence in Turkey after fulfilling several conditions.

Advantages of permanent residence for Lebanese in Turkey

  • He/she has all the rights of a Turkish citizen except for candidacy, election, compulsory military service, and entering official positions in the state
  • Opening a company inside the country or working legally in private companies and institutions
  • This type of residency includes the wife and children up to the age of 18
  • Taking advantage of health insurance services
  • Enrolling children in free public schools until the age of 18

Conditions for permanent residence for Lebanese in Turkey

  • Legal residence in Turkey for a period of no less than 8 years without interruption, refugee residence, humanitarian residence, or temporary protection are not counted, and the student's residence is calculated at half the period.
  • Not to have received social assistance during the last three years before applying for this type of residency
  • Proof that he has a regular income that secures living expenses for himself and his family
  • To have valid health insurance
  • Not to constitute a threat to public security and Turkish national interests

Documents required for permanent residence for Lebanese in Turkey

In order for Lebanese citizens to apply for permanent residence in Turkey, they are required to provide the following documents:

  • A copy of a valid passport of the person concerned
  • Entry stamp to the country
  • Residential address document registered in the Population Department
  • 4 biometric photos
  • Unexpired health insurance
  • Residence application filled out with the required information (the form is downloaded from the Immigration Department’s website)
  • Receipt of payment of the tax due
  • A copy of the previous residence card
  • Non-governmental social assistance document for the last 3 years
  • A statement of financial adequacy for the period of stay

3. Real estate residence permit in Turkey for Lebanese

It is the most secured type of residence permit that can be issued without any obstacles, under the foreigner’s ownership of the real estate in his name inside the country, and it falls under the section of the short residence law and is renewed periodically without any obstacles mentioned as long as the title deed is still in the name of the foreign owner (the concerned person).

This type of residency is granted for a period of up to two years, and holders of Lebanese citizenship have the right to own property in Turkey. Granting this type of residency requires the condition that the value of the property in major Turkish cities is not less than $75,000, and not less than $50,000 in smaller cities.

Advantages of real estate residence for Lebanese in Turkey

  • The holder is qualified for permanent residence in the country after 8 years
  • Ensure that it is renewed periodically without any hindrance throughout your ownership of this property
  • This type of residence includes the family of the owner of the property, which is made up of the wife and children under the age of 18
  • Enrolling children in government schools, obtaining health insurance, and benefiting from the services of government centers and hospitals
  • Issuance of a Turkish driving license, and the ability to travel and move outside and inside the country

Conditions for real estate residence in Turkey for Lebanese

  • The value of the property should not be less than $75,000 in major Turkish states, such as Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya, and Izmir.
  • The property value should not be less than $50,000 in small Turkish cities, such as Sakarya and Izmit.
  • The title deed must be in the name of the owner
  • Proof of the value of the property paid through the real estate appraisal report and payment receipts

Documents required for real estate residence in Turkey for Lebanese

  • Real estate residence application form (to be taken from the website of the Turkish Immigration Department and filled out)
  • A copy of the passport, which is valid for a period of no less than 6 months
  • A copy of the entry stamp to Turkey
  • A DASK document earthquake insurance for the property
  • Medical insurance documents that can be obtained from Turkish insurance companies
  • The family book is translated into Turkish, and certified by a notary public in Turkey
  • The title deed document registered in the name of the property owner
  • 4 personal photos
  • Having a fixed monthly income of at least $500 per month
  • Bank account in Turkey
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4. Work permit in Turkey for Lebanese

It is applied by Turkish companies that employ Lebanese, and these companies must provide a convincing justification for their need for this employee and that his/her qualifications are not found in a Turkish citizen, and for each foreign employee there must be 5 Turkish employees working in the same company.

Work permit in Turkey for Lebanese

Advantages of work permits in Turkey for Lebanese

  • You’re qualified for Turkish citizenship after five years
  • Benefiting from the Social Security Act
  • Obtaining health insurance for all your family members
  • Reserving your rights to work with the company

Conditions for work permits in Turkey for Lebanese

  • Hiring five Turks for every foreign person working in the same company.
  • The foreigner has skills required by the employer and not found in a Turkish citizen
  • That the salary and insurance of the foreign employee match what is authorized in the labor law for foreigners in Turkey

Documents required for a work permit in Turkey for Lebanese

  • A copy of the passport
  • A copy of the entry stamp to Turkey
  • 4 biometric photos with white background
  • The residence address is registered in the Turkish Population Department
  • Residency application and filling it out
  • Receipt of payment of tax owed

5. Family residence permit in Turkey for Lebanese

This type of residency comes in two types:

  • Family residence permit for a foreigner

It includes his wife and children (under the age of 18), while a foreigner obtains one of the types of legal residence in Turkey, his children and his wife obtain legal residence in Turkey.

  • Family residence permit for a Turkish citizen

This residence permit is granted to a foreigner if he/she marries a Turkish citizen, and it is for a period of three years, renewable if the marriage takes place, and this type of residency qualifies for obtaining Turkish citizenship if the marriage contract continues for a period of 3 continuous years.

Advantages of family residence for Lebanese in Turkey

  • It qualifies for obtaining Turkish citizenship if one of the spouses is a Turkish citizen
  • Eligibility for permanent residence if the legal stay lasts for eight years
  • Enrolling children in Turkish public schools, institutes, and universities
  • Benefiting from health insurance and treatment services in Turkish centers and hospitals.

Conditions for a family residence in Turkey for Lebanese

  • The children must be under the age of 18
  • The husband and wife must be over 18 years old
  • Having health insurance covering all family members
  • Having an income that affords living in Turkey for the person and all members of his family
  • Family members live within one residential address installed in the Turkish Population Department
  • A clean criminal record of the supporter, and no previous domestic violence

Documents required for a family residence permit in Turkey for Lebanese

  • A copy of the passport
  • 4 biometric photos with white background
  • Valid health insurance
  • The residence address is registered in the Turkish Population Department
  • Receipt of payment of tax owed
  • Residence application (A form downloaded from the Department of Population website and to be filled out)
  • A bank statement for a period of no less than three months for the person supporting the family
  • A document from the Turkish Ministry of Justice (for the supporting person) proving that his criminal record is free of any crimes

6. Student residence permit in Turkey for Lebanese

Advantages of student residence permit in Turkey for Lebanese

  • Taking advantage of the public facilities offered to students in Turkey, such as discounts for using public transportation, social facilities, and others.
  • Obtaining good health insurance, through which you are entitled to treatment in government centers and hospitals
  • Easily obtaining the right to work in Turkey legally and according to the text of the constitution after graduation
  • It falls within the period that qualifies its holder to obtain permanent residence in Turkey (but half of the period is calculated for the student’s residence). That is, when a foreigner applies for permanent residence in Turkey, the total of the years of his/her legal residence in the country must be 8 years, but the student's residence is calculated for only half of the period.

Conditions for a student residence permit in Turkey for Lebanese

  • Obtaining an official university admission from a private or public Turkish university
  • Continue studying regularly
  • Issuance of health insurance

Documents required for a student residence permit in Turkey for Lebanese

  • A copy of the passport
  • An official proof document certified by the university stating that the student is registered and studying at the university
  • Application form
  • 4 biometric photos
  • Receipt of payment of the tax due
  • A copy of the entry stamp
  • The residence address is registered in the Turkish Population Department

After the recent laws, is it difficult for the Lebanese to obtain residency?

In view of the recent increase in the number of immigrants and refugees in Turkey, which was due to the economic and political crises that the surrounding countries are experiencing in the country, scrutiny has increased in matters of achieving the conditions for the issuance of each type of legal residence in Turkey for Lebanese and other nationalities.

But if the announced conditions for each type of legal residence in Turkey are applied, the residence is easily obtained.

What are the best and most secure types of residence permits in Turkey for Lebanese?

It’s the most secured type of residence in Turkey is the real estate residence, where this type is obtained according to the foreigner’s ownership of the real estate in the country, and therefore these properties are the guarantor for accepting the issuance of the residence permit.

The real estate residency can be renewed easily if the foreigner continues to own that property, and all family members, including a wife and children under the age of 18, are granted residency within the country under this property.

How does Imtilak Real Estate company help Lebanese to obtain real estate residency in Turkey?

Imtilak Real Estate company provides various real estate opportunities in many Turkish states, through which it creates an opportunity to own an apartment for its foreign clients that is commensurate with the conditions for obtaining real estate residence in Turkey.

As Turkish law stipulates that the value of the property eligible for real estate residency must be $75,000 in major Turkish states and $50,000 in small states.

Imtilak Real Estate company provides its services in an integrated manner after purchasing the property, as it works on getting residency for the client and all his family members, in addition to other after-sale services, such as resale or leasing.

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