Residence Permit

I’ve Lost my Residence Card, What Should I do?

Residence permit cards, which are issued for those who will stay in Turkey for a long time with a valid and legal reason, are a legal document for foreigners to stay in the country legally and must be protected carefully. However, residence permit cards of foreigners legally in Turkey may be lost or stolen in some cases. In such cases, you must first go to the nearest police station in your district and get a report on the matter. After this process, you can go to the immigration office and reissue your residence permit card with the following documents:

  • Loss report from the police station
  • Certificate of residence
  • Photocopy of the passaport
  • 2 photos
  • Half of the card fee
    If you have questions about lost residence permit cards, you can send them to us in the comments section.


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