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Can Illegal Immigrants Get Covid-19 Vaccine in Turkey?

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Vaccination is one of the most important methods for the challenge against Covid-19. Within this scope, more than 100 million doses of vaccination have been carried out in Turkey as of September, and serious precautions are being taken in the fight against the pandemic. In addition, vaccination practices have been expanded to cover not only Turkish citizens but also foreigners in the country. With the start of the vaccinations, the vaccination processes started with the foreigners with residence and work permits, and then the application was extended to cover all foreigners legally in Turkey. According to the new application, some of the foreigners who are illegal can be included in the Covid-19 vaccine program. In this text, we will briefly talk about how foreigners who are illegal in Turkey can be vaccinated.

How Can Illegal Foreigners Get Vaccinated in Turkey?

First of all, it should be known that foreigners who entered Turkey only legally, but later became illegal, can be included in the Covid-19 vaccine program. In other words, irregular migrants who have entered Turkey illegally cannot receive the Covid-19 vaccine in Turkey. According to the new application, foreigners who have been in Turkey with a valid residence permit or visa before, but have not made the necessary renewals within the legal period for any reason, and have continued to be in Turkey at the same time, are included in the vaccination program within the framework of the legal entry requirement. Even if they are not active at the moment, these foreigners must have foreigner identification numbers starting with 99. We recommend that you apply to the vaccination centers with your foreign identity number and passport and get your vaccination as soon as possible.

If you have questions about illegal foreigners getting the Covid-19 vaccine, you can share them with us in the comments section.

Enes Sahin

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13 Comments

  1. My residency permit has been cancelled (long story). The case is in court as we speak but I no longer have a residency permit card. Can I still get vaccinated while I wait for my case?

    1. Hello,

      You can be vaccinated even if your residence permit is no longer valid, however you should know your ID number starting with 99…

      Thank you,

      Thank you,

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      1. Please my residential permit was seized…i was allowed to take vaccine but my problem is vaccination certificate because i need it to travel to italy since the Turkish police arrested based on accusations and seized kimlik and i have my Italian residential permit and i want to leave turkey but i need vaccination certificate

        1. Hello,

          As I understood from your comment, you already got Covid-19 vaccine in Turkey. You can get access to your vaccination certificate through HES (Hayat Eve Sığar) mobile app or e-nabiz system.

          Thank you,

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  2. Hi my residency card got cancelled (long story) but right now it’s going through the court system and I’m told to stay put and not leave. I’d like to get the vaccine. How do I go about getting the vaccine? I can pay for it if i have to go to the private hospitals

  3. Hallo, ist eine befristete Aufenthaltserlaubnis das Gleiche wie ein Visum? Wenn ich als deutscher Staatsbuerger ohne Visum bis zu 90 Tage bleiben darf, kann ich mich dann auch dort impfen lassen?

    1. Hallo, nein, Ausländer, die keine vorläufige Nummer der Republik Türkei haben, können vorerst nicht geimpft werden.

    1. Hello,

      You may be vaccinated in Turkey only if you have a temporary residence permit card, otherwise for now it is impossible.

      Thank you,

      Are you satisfied with the answers we have given to your questions? ExpatGuideTurkey would like to know your feedback. Please leave a comment on our page.

      1. Would it work with either a Tourism resident ID card or Medical resident ID card? Or are you only eligible for vaccination if you have a Turkish resident permit? Thank you!

        1. Hello,

          You can be vaccinated if you have a Turkish residence permit started with 99… both residence permits gotten on basis of tourism or treatment is also OK for vaccination.

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