Residence permits in Turkey for Saudis 2022: types and conditions

Learn about the types of residence permits in Turkey for Saudis and the conditions for residence in Turkey and how Saudis can obtain them, read by Imtilak Real Estate.

Residence permits in Turkey for Saudis 2022: types and conditions
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2022-07-07 Last update 2022-07-26

Residence permits in Turkey for Saudis 2022: types and conditions

Is a residence permit in Turkey available for Saudis?

Similar to many laws of countries around the world, the Turkish constitution allows the granting of a legal residence permit within the country to foreign citizens. The Turkish law on foreigners residing in Turkey clarifies the different cases and types of residence permits granted to foreigners. The law also details the duration, renewal, and qualifications for each type of residence permit.

A Saudi citizen in Turkey is treated according to the law regulating the presence of foreigners in Turkey, whereby holders of Saudi nationality can obtain all types of legal residency authorized in Turkey when the necessary conditions for each type of residency are met.

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

1. Tourist residence permits in Turkey for Saudis

It’s one of the types of short residence permits in Turkey, issued by a Saudi citizen wishing to stay longer than the period given to him after the entry stamps to Turkey, which is often between 30 or 90 days and is submitted to the General Directorate of Immigration Management, usually, It is given for a maximum period of one year.

Tourist residence permits in Turkey for Saudis

Advantages of tourist residence permits in Turkey for Saudis

  • The ability to move freely within the country and book domestic airline tickets through a residence permit
  • It qualifies you to obtain a Turkish driving license
  • Possibility to travel and re-enter Turkey without a visa
  • Facilitating the matters of renting a house or a car in Turkey
  • Obtaining health insurance that enables you to be treated in government hospitals
  • Obtaining a tax number facilitates the matters of opening companies and other investment projects
  • Entering 4 countries on the Turkish residence card (Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkish Cyprus)

Conditions for obtaining tourist residence permits in Turkey for Saudis

  • Show documents that prove your tourism plan in the country
  • Proof of ability to afford throughout the stay
  • Registering your residence address in the Turkish Population Department
  • Obtaining health insurance with a validity period compatible with the period of stay

Documents required for a tourist residence permit in Turkey for Saudis

  • A copy of a passport valid for at least 6 months
  • 4 biometric photos (white background)
  • Officially registered residence address paper in the Population Department
  • A copy of the entry stamp to Turkey
  • Health insurance
  • Receipt of tax paid

2. Permanent residence permit in Turkey for Saudis

A permanent residence permit in Turkey is granted to a foreign citizen who resides in the country legally for 8 consecutive years without traveling outside the country for a long period. It does not include the period of time in which the foreigner resides for reasons related to asylum and temporary protection, and the residence for the purpose of study (student residence) is calculated at half the time period.

Holders of Saudi nationality are among the foreigners who are able to apply to the competent Turkish authorities to obtain a permanent residence permit in the country after they fulfill the conditions of that law.

Advantages of permanent residence permit in Turkey for Saudis

A permanent residence permit holder in Turkey has all the rights of a Turkish citizen, but he is not entitled to run for office or be elected within the Turkish system, and he is not obligated to military service.

Conditions for a permanent residence permit in Turkey for Saudis

  • To meet the requirement of legal residence in the country for a period of not less than 8 consecutive years
  • That the previous residence was not under the provision of temporary protection or asylum
  • A criminal record free from any problems during his previous stay in Turkey
  • Having a stable and sufficient source of income for living
  • To threaten public security in Turkey and does not pose a threat to the country's national and national interests

Documents required for permanent residence in Turkey for Saudis

  • A copy of the passport and entry stamp
  • A copy of the previous residence permit
  • The residence address is registered in the Department of Population
  • 4 biometric photos with white background
  • A document proving that no aid was received from non-governmental organizations during the last 3 years of residence in Turkey
  • Financial adequacy statement
  • Health insurance
  • Receipt of tax fees paid

3. Real estate residence permit in Turkey for Saudis

It is considered one of the best types of residence permits that are guaranteed to be accepted and renewed by the Turkish authorities. This residence permit is given within the category of the short residence permit for foreigners in Turkey.

A real estate residence permit is granted to foreigners in Turkey by virtue of their ownership of a property in the country, and the residency is renewed every year or two as long as the property is still owned by the foreigner.

Advantages of real estate residence in Turkey for Saudis

  • Guaranteed permanent renewal and issuance
  • It qualifies for a permanent residence permit in the country
  • Benefiting from health insurance services
  • Issuance of residence permits under this property for the wife and children of the property owner provided that the children are under the age of 18

Conditions for a real estate residence permit in Turkey for Saudis

To obtain a legal residence permit in Turkey by owning a property, the following conditions must be met:

  • The price of the purchased property should not be less than $75,000 in major Turkish cities and $50,000 in other Turkish cities.
  • To register the property in the Title Deed Department in the name of the foreigner who buys the property and to own the title deed of the property
  • The property has earthquake insurance

Documents required for real estate residence in Turkey for Saudis

  • A copy of the passport and entry stamp
  • 4 biometric photos
  • A copy of the title deed of the property
  • Tag (taj) number paper for the property
  • A family statement or birth certificates for family members + marriage contract
  • Earthquake insurance policy
  • Health insurance
  • Receipt of payment of the tax due

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4. Work permit in Turkey for Saudis

A work permit is granted in Turkey based on the holder of Saudi nationality obtaining a work permit from the Turkish Ministry of Labor, and an application for a work permit is submitted by companies or institutions operating in Turkey.

Advantages of work permit in Turkey for Saudis

  • Its holder is nominated to obtain Turkish citizenship after five consecutive years of working in the country
  • The owner is included in the Turkish social security system
  • By obtaining a work permit, the holder has health insurance that qualifies for free treatment in state hospitals
  • Health and social insurance cover all family members

Conditions for a work permit in Turkey for Saudis

  • To work in the same institution that submitted the work permit for every foreigner, 5 Turks.
  • A compelling reason to employ the foreigner (in the event that a Turkish citizen does not have the required qualifications).
  • Applying the legal conditions and fulfilling them before applying for the issuance of this type of residence.

Documents required for a work permit in Turkey for Saudis

  • A copy of the passport and entry stamp
  • 4 biometric photos
  • Health insurance
  • Receipt of payment of the tax due
  • The residence address is registered in the Turkish Population Department

5. Family residence permit in Turkey for Saudis

This type of residency is granted when the holder of Saudi citizenship is associated with a Turkish citizen in the event of an official and legal marriage established in the government departments of the state, and the period granted for this residency is up to 3 years.

Family residence permit in Turkey for Saudis

Advantages of a family residence permit in Turkey for Saudis

  • It qualifies for Turkish citizenship if the marriage lasted for three years without violence or any problems between the spouses
  • It is easily renewed for a period of up to three years each time in the event that the marital relationship continues between the two parties
  • It grants permanent residence in the event that the granting of Turkish citizenship is refused

Conditions for a family residence permit in Turkey for Saudis

  • One of the spouses must be a Turkish citizen
  • Living in one place for the spouses, and proof of the good marital relationship
  • The ability to afford living expenses (the presence of a breadwinner for the family)
  • Having health insurance
  • The person's judicial record is free of any legal problems

Documents required for a family residence permit in Turkey for Saudis

  • A copy of the passport
  • 4 biometric photos
  • A copy of the family book or the marriage contract proven in the Turkish state
  • The address for both spouses is fixed in the souls
  • A copy of the identity of the spouse holding Turkish citizenship
  • Non-conviction document
  • Tax payment receipt
  • Evidence of the ability to bear the costs of living for one of the spouses
  • Valid health insurance

6. Student residence permit in Turkey for Saudis

Turkish universities receive a large number of international students wishing to study in Turkey, and upon registration in Turkish universities, the foreign student is granted a legal residence permit in Turkey for the duration of the study.

Advantages of student residence in Turkey for Saudis

  • It qualifies for a permanent residence permit in the country, provided that it is calculated in half the time period, that is, if the student has resided for 4 years, only two years out of the 8 years are calculated for permanent residence.
  • The holder benefits from discounts and prices for students in public transportation, shopping, etc. in Turkey
  • Obtaining health insurance that guarantees treatment in government hospitals and health centers

Conditions for a student residence permit in Turkey for Saudis

  • Obtaining a university enrollment in a Turkish university
  • Get health insurance
  • Registering the residence address in the Turkish Population Department
  • Having a passport valid for at least 6 months

Documents required for a student residence permit in Turkey for Saudis

  • A copy of the passport and entry stamp to Turkey
  • 4 biometric photos
  • Student document
  • Health insurance
  • Document of residence address installed in the Turkish Population Department
  • Receipt of tax fees paid

After the recent laws, has it become difficult for Saudis to obtain a residence permit?

The Turkish authorities have generally stressed during the recent period the application of the conditions for obtaining residence permits in Turkey of all kinds, and if the foreigner meets all the conditions, his residence permit is issued without any problems.

Saudi citizens are also among the most residing nationalities in Turkey, due to their investment activity in the country regarding their purchase of real estate and tourism in Turkey.

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

A real estate residence permit is one of the best types of residency in Turkey in terms of its issuance without any obstacle, as it is issued according to the person’s ownership of a property inside the country, and therefore the Turkish authorities are forced to accept his file to obtain residency for the property owner with his family consisting of a wife and children under the age of 18.

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

Imtilak Real Estate company has gained its reputation in the Turkish real estate market from being the pioneer in taking over the real estate marketing for the Arab region and the Middle East, as it was one of the first companies that worked in the field of real estate brokerage and providing the best investment opportunities in the Turkish real estate market.

The experience of Imtilak Real Estate extends to more than a decade, during which it worked to develop its real estate services for its clients until it reached a high level of professionalism in providing quality services that appear from first sight in its dealings with its clients.

Saudi clients were one of the most important nationalities with whom the Imtilak Real Estate team made strong friendships which continue even after they purchase real estate in Turkey, through the after-sales services provided by the company, such as reselling or leasing and investing the property, and even other services of interest to those wishing to settle in the country.

Imtilak Real Estate company works on selecting the appropriate properties for obtaining real estate residency, and it works to provide properties that comply with the conditions for granting Turkish citizenship to those wishing to obtain Turkish citizenship, and the company is the one who undertakes all procedures for obtaining real estate residency or Turkish citizenship.

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