It is a legal responsibility for all foreigners aged 18 or younger to be live in Turkey with a valid residence permit. Foreigners who have come to Turkey and want to stay in the country longer than their visa period must have a valid residence permit. It is very important for foreigners under the age of 18 to have a residence permit in order to legally live and continue their education in Turkey. In this article, we will briefly talk about the residence permit process in Turkey for children under the age of 18 whose parents are divorced.
Certain conditions are required in order to apply for a residence permit for children under the age of 18. The first of these conditions is that the child has a valid passport and that the residence permit application must be made within the visa period. In the file prepared for the application, the apostilled birth certificate of the child must be attached along with the necessary documents. This document can be obtained from the country of citizenship of the child or from the consulate in Turkey. If the mother and father will attend the appointment together at the immigration office, there is no need for any consent. However, if only one of the parents will attend the appointment, a consent letter from the party who does not attend will be required. If the mother or father who does not participate is in the country, the requested consent can be submitted to the Immigration Administration by having it prepared at any notary public. In case of divorce of the parents, the parents will need an apostilled divorce certificate when making this application. When this document is available, a residence permit application can be made easily for the child without the need for any consent.
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