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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  1. Please i lost my residence permit in Istanbul Turkey how much will it cost me to redrive my card ?

    1. You have to pay half of the amount of residence permit governmental fee, the exact amount could tell you only the immigration officer.

  2. I lost my Turkish residence permit in my country, can I be permitted to enter into Turkey upon my return?

  3. Hi sir actually I lost my turkish resident card in pakistan and 2nd September is my flight so in this situation what can I do here is not possible to complain or something please tell me I need help sir

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