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The consequences of overstaying in Turkey

Update : 03.09.2015 Overstaying in Turkey might occur in three possible ways; A foreign national, might overstay a visa; or might breach the 90 in 180 days rule during his/her stay in Turkey, or might continue to stay in Turkey without renewing his/her residence permit after its expiry period.

90 in any 180 Days Rule In compliance with the Decision of the Council of Ministers dated 10.10.2011, No: 2011/2306, starting from 01 February 2012, total duration of stay of foreigners who visit Turkey as tourists cannot exceed 90 days in any 180 days period. Foreigners, who are intending to stay in Turkey longer than mentioned period (90 days in 180 days period), are required to apply for residence permit.

An overstayer, in all mentioned circumstances, will be subject to administrative fine and as well as might be barred to re-enter Turkey lawfully for a fixed term.

ADMINISTRATIVE FINES

In case of overstaying tourist visa (or breaching 90/180 days rule)  or exceeding validity period of residence permit, foreigners will be subject to administrative fines.   According to Law on Duties no: 492 section 6, failing to apply for residence permit or failing to renew the existing one, does not prevent collection of the fees for overstayed period. Administrative fine may vary according to the nationality of the foreigner. This fee is calculated on the basis of double amount of existing permit fee charges. In addition to the permit fees, if applicable, administrative fine may include residence permit card fee  and single entry visa fee.  (For details permit fees page.)

 LIST ALIST BLIST CLIST DLIST E 
2015 RESIDENCE PERMIT FEESOTHER COUNTRIESAlbaniaPhilippinesIsraelJapanCambodiaMacedoniaMaliOmanTajikistanBelgiumBelarusAlgeriaSpainKuwaitJordanLuxemb.MaltaSingaporeTaiwanEthiopiaSouth KoreaHong KongMicronesiaRussiaMoroccoIvory CoastIraqMontenegroEgyptTunisiaSerbiaFijiNorwayChileK. Marino
DAILY FEES1  $0.5 $0.4 $0.3 $0.2 $13,30 TL
MINIMUM  MAXIMUM10-25 $5-14 $4-9 $3-7 $2-5 $24,80-126,70 TL
FIRST MONTH25 $14 $9 $7 $5 $126,70 TL
REMAINING MONTHS5 $3.5 $2.5 $1.5 $0.5 $84,20TL

RE – ENTRY BAN FOR OVERSTAYING IN TURKEY

An entry ban is imposed to the foreign nationals who are staying in Turkey illegally when they don’t have valid visa or a valid residence permit.

In case of an overstay of less than 10 days, no entry ban will be imposed.  Moreover “entry ban order will not be issued against the foreigners who exceed the duration of visa, visa exemption or residence permit for more than ten days and arrive at the border gates to exit before a removal decision is taken against them. However, the foreigners who violate the mentioned durations of visa, visa exemption, work permit or residence permit will pay a fine.” (For more information you may consult to the  Ministry of Interior Directorate General  of Migraion Management –Frequently Asked Questions about Foreigners.)

The Length of ban is approximately corresponds to the length of overstayed period.  Notification about the entry ban period and the administrative fine is issued at the border gates.  In case of failing to pay imposed administrative fine, a foreign national might be barred to enter Turkey for five years period.

Maximum duration of an entry ban to Turkey is five years. “The entry ban to Turkey for foreigners whose visa or residence permit has expired and who has applied to the governorates to exit from Turkey before their situation is established by the competent authorities upon which a removal decision has been taken, shall not exceed one year.” (Art.9/4  Law no 6458 on Foreigners and International Protection)

Entry ban might be lifted in case the overstayed person applies to the Turkish missions abroad for the relevant type of visa. Applications are forwarded to the Turkish Ministry of Interior for approval and the visa can be issued upon the affirmative instructions of the Ministry.

Please consider that the website you have visited contains general information only, not legal advice. Although Expatuci Relocation has taken great care in compiling the content of Expat Guide publication and Expat Guide Turkey website,we cannot guarantee that all information is accurate and complete.

RELATED LEGISLATION

  • For Entry Ban, you may consult to Articles 9 and 10, for new deportation rules you may consult to the second part (section 4) of the Law no.6458.
  • For the interpretation of the Law no.6458,you may consult to the official page of Directorate General of the Migration Management. Frequently Asked Questions about Foreigner

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  1. Hello, I’m South African have have been living in turkey for almost 1 year with out a residence permit. This is due to being stuck in the country thanks to covid. How much do would my fine be and do I have a high chance of being band even when I haven’t been able to travel due to covid ?

  2. Hello, my partner and I have overstayed our tourist visa by 52 days. We are leaving today with private vehicle. Can you advise the penalty for Australians and Canadians for over stay. And if we can not pay, what happens?
    Also, is there any penalty for the vehicle?

  3. Hi expert, I applied for a new resident permit in September 2020 but it never came out. I wish to return to Cameroon; my home country. How much will it cost for the overstayer administration fee (penalty) ? And do i need to pay for any card fee as well? And also what will be my ban period if any at all?
    Thanks

  4. Hello,
    I am a US citizen, I visited Turkey in Jan 14 to Feb 21 for 39 days and visa is until July 12, 2021. Now, I artived in Turkey, May 13, They said I have 52 more days left. What are my options if I want to stay for 90 days from May 14? Do I exit Turkey before my visa expires then reenter to get another 90 days ? Or pay the fine for overstaying?
    Thanks.

  5. HI there me and my girlfriend are from the uk , we have overstayed a little over 3 months, we wanted to leave long ago but problems with the pandemic that we couldnt just leave because of closures and quarantine rules prices back in the uk and our place is rented there and countrys have closed for us to just leave and go there as it was normal, we will leave to georgia i guess as soon as possible by flight can we leave during the lockdown here, what will be the fine at the airport calculated as 3 half months overstay, i sure do hope the border control understand us with this because we would like to come back to get residence oneday in the very near future, thank you tom

  6. Greetings,
    I am Tajik citizen. I overstayed recently in Turkey for less than one month. I told the fines and was told not to come back for three months. Now, I must enter Turkey to take PCR test and get the next flight US. The receipt that I was given did not have writings of my banning. This is my situation. Please, I look forward to your response as soon as possible.

  7. Hello please I entered Turkey last year September 24 and stayed till December 08 before leaving and it wasn’t even up 3 months yet but still I was asked to pay a fine at the airport but I didn’t cos there was a guy before me, we came to Turkey the same date and we were leaving together who had same issues but he wasn’t asked to pay any fine so I refused to pay and was given an entry ban for 3 months which expired last month March. So all I want to know is if I can apply again for another Visa to Turkey since the entry ban has expired. And I applied for a resident permit but couldn’t wait to receive it due to a family emergency.

  8. I entered Turkey on 29.03.2021 at 11.00 PM. My visa is valid upto 90 days. On which date, I have to leave the country. Can I leave on 27.06.2021.

  9. Hallo, my name is Khalil and I am from the Netherlands. I would like to apply for a residence permit. But I have a problem, namely that I had overstay and paid a fine. after that I left turkey. Then I came back to Turkey and paid a fine again and filled in a form that within 10 days I have to fill in the residence permit. However I didn’t fill in the resident permit within 10 days and is still want tot get the residence permit? What should I do now? can I Still get it, even its out of the 10 days?

  10. We are an Australian couple who have overstayed our visa by 71 days. We have purchased a property but settlement took a while because it was new and the builder had not finished. We have been free camping in our camper so no address. We have applied for residency and had appointment but will not receive ikamet for a while. We have to be in Bulgaria (crossing tomorrow) to have roadworthy on camper registered under friends company in Bulgaria before it expires. We have not been able to fly home begad of covid. We will pay fine when crossing but need to come back across border next week as we have furniture white guys etc ordered and we need to move in. Immigration said no problem then when we enquired again they said don’t know. This does not help us at all. We do not want to get stuck in Bulgaria with an apartment we just bought in Turkey sitting empty

  11. Hey,
    I had to apply for a resident permit extention but ended up overstaying for 6 month because I got scammed in the process, I know I will need to pay a fine but will I also be banned to re-enter the country after paying my fine or not?

  12. Hello,
    I have overstayed my student resident permit by 3 years, when I pay my overstay fines do I still get entry ban

  13. Hello i want to travel back home next and it will be 3years of over stay. I want to pay in fine of over stay. What period will be given for re entering Turkey. Thanks

  14. hello
    I overstayed with my daughter and husband in turkey for 2 months but we applied already for a tourist ikamet but no answer was given yet. I travelled from tukery with my daughter urgently becase my dad died and payed the fine at the border lines. but while i am in Lebanon i recieved that my ikamet and my daughter ikamet are rejected because we are outside turkey. Now i want to get back to turkey with my daughter. Can i enter and re apply for the residence permit?

  15. Hello,

    I overstayed for about 7 months in Turkey and I was banned for 3 months (I came yesterday 06.03.2021).
    I have a job offer would it be ok if I got back to turkey 2 weeks after my ban during this covid 19 issue… Or will they ban me again for up to 5 years?
    Many thanks in advance

  16. I am a Police officer from The Gambia. I came to Turkey at the request of the Turkish Embassy in Banjul for officers to attend a Police Chief’s training and Non-thesis Master’s at the Police Academy in Golbasi since December 2020. When the COVID19 stated, we were asked to leave the academy till further notice. Funnily my first permit got expired in August and by December i stated renewing it and finally got enrolled in December 23,2020 but having waited for two months i decided to go to the immigration office to enquire only to be told i was rejected and i should leave the country and reapply for visa. It sounds really crazy that i face such harassment and regretted even coming to Turkey but as it stands i don’t know what to do as i came to Turkey through diplomatic protocol and i cannot just go with 10 days.
    Please advice on the step i can take.

  17. Hi,my visa date ends in 20 days however I applied for ikamat and it has been approved positively but I still haven’t gotten my card yet. On website it says it’s on printing stage. If it doesn’t come in the 20 days will it be considered overstaying?

  18. Hello…I have overstayed by 20 days due to sickness from food poisoning…I took some medicine from pharmacy but still not well ..i would like to go to hospital but concerned about overstay status….will this be a problem as would have to provide passport for treatment.

  19. Hello,
    I want to apply for renewal of my residence permit, because i should stay because of school until March, but for some reason e-ikamet website ask me instead of reason for stay the legal representative which I dont have any in turkey.. Do you have some tutorial how to extend residence permit please?

  20. Please i am a student in North Cyprus and i came in October 2020 and i want to withdraw my admission and go back to Nigeria but the stamp on my passport has expired with less than 2 months. Do i have any problems leaving the country without doing the permit

  21. Hello,
    I’m an Italian citizen married to a Turkish citizen. I’ve been leaving in Turkey for almost 2 years and I have a work permit, a registered address and a private insurance. The problem is that my work permit expired on 9/01/2021 and for several reasons I was late with the application for the Aile Oturma Izni which I did on 02/02. In the meantime, I’m still hired by the company (which is my husband’s family company). Will this be a problem? Is there a risk that I will be sent out from Turkey even if I’m married to a Turkish citizen? In case they will reject my application, am I allowed to apply for a different resident permit in order to live and work in Turkey?
    Thanks in advance for your reply.

  22. hello! I’m a architecture student in Istanbul. I really forgot to renew my ikamat and overstayed here for 3 months. I would like to know if i have to leave the country and come back or if i could paid the fine and continue staying without leaving the country. And i’m from Myanmar, i would like to know how much is the fine for this country. Thank you in advance.

  23. Привет!
    В течение 90 дней, есть ли необходимость регистрироваться в каких-либо органах? Или приехала и могу свободно ходить 90 дней? А потом когда подавать на ВНЖ , по истечению 90дней или можно заранее?
    Спасибо за ответ!

  24. Hello!
    I am currently in Turkey (Antalya) and I have 2 more weeks before it comes to 90 days of staying here. I am about to apply for ikamet but i worry if my appointment/randevu will be scheduled for later period and I will overstay my visa. So, in case I overstay while waiting for appointment, will I get any problems? And the second question is – am I allowed to stay in Turkey while waiting for ikamet even if I overstay while waiting?

    Thanks a lot in advance,
    Marina

  25. Hello i have overstayed my ikamet ( i have a second time extension ) for 37 days after its expire date. I am Italian and how much will i need to pay for the overstay fine at airport upon leaving? also for how long i will be banned from turkey? can i re apply for a ‘brand new ikamet ‘ when i’ll back please ? thanks

  26. Hi there, we are planning to spend 5 months on tourist visa in Turkey. I am aware that we can stay up to 90 days on that visa. And honestly don’t want to deal with short term residence permit application. I rather pay the fine upon my departure. So my question is if we pay the fine, can we avoid the ban for our future visits to Turkey? Thanks.

  27. Hello
    Am in Turkey since nov 5 I want to apply for ikammat but at this time I can’t still my 90 days visa not finish if I cross another country ad comeback to turkey again should they give 3 months again or no
    I don’t need to apply visa I can enter normal stamp in airport

  28. I am processing my residence permit but maybe, I fear that my permit will take too long, what happens if I leave the country before the permit is, will I be banned from entering?

  29. Hello, I’m from libya and my visa expired on the 4th of December 2020 and I’ve been here since then i would like to know how much would i have to pay as a fee

  30. Hello!
    I just had 1 question. If you pay the fine for overstaying (when you’re leaving Turkey at the airport) then you do not receive an entry ban?
    I am an EU citizen and I cannot spend time to collect documents needed for a residence permit. I went to the office with everything they had asked for, only to come out with a list of more things that were needed. So, I decided that I would rather pay the fine for overstaying than spend my time on this, as I am here for medical reasons, not to go from office to office chasing documents.
    However, it is important to me that I do not receive an entry ban!
    Thanks!

  31. Hello! I have the following concern:
    I am from South America. My tourist visa expire 1st February 2021. I just want to stay in Turkey 2 month more because I have a rental contract (if I cancel the contract before time I wont receive the deposite back). I dont want to apply for a tourist residence permit 1 year lenght because I dont want to pay 200 euros en total for only 2 month more here.
    I read about fines in this website, first month is $25 fine + remaining months $5. Or how should I calculate the fine?
    So tecnically is convenient, in my case, overstay and when I leave pay the fine, right?
    And another thing: lets say a policeman ask me for my passport on the street and he/she see I am overstaying. Can I face deportation in that case? Or the same solution: will I pay the fine when I leave?
    I await for an answer. Thanks a lot.

  32. If you applied for a residence permit but because of COVID it’s taking 3 months to process and you have to travel quickly for 3 weeks outside of Turkey before coming back, does that (leaving turkey temporarily) cancel your residence permit ? I know I will pay a fine and that’s ok, but does leaving harm the residence permit process?

    1. Hey Lee, did you find an answer to this question? (I know I will pay a fine and that’s ok, but does leaving harm the residence permit process?) My husband needs to leave for a business trip but hasn’t received his new resident permit yet. It’s in process but no word on whether approved or denied.

  33. my wife has a thai passport and I have an american passport but we would like to visit for 90 days. can she get a 90 day visa or extension to her visa exempt entry? or if we had no plans on returning would it be easiest to just have her overstay and just pay the fine when we leave?

  34. Hello, I am in Turkey right now but my residence permit is expired two months before and I’ve already applied for renewing my stay two months before but I’m still waiting to receive an appointment message.
    taking into consideration I’ve applied with my Morrocan passport
    my question is it ok to go out from turkey for a week and come back
    or do I have to wait until I receive my appointment message

    Thank you in advince

  35. I’m visiting Turkey with a visa exemption for 90 days. I have already applied for a residence permit but the earliest appointment I could get was 1.5 months AFTER my 90-day exemption ends.

    What happens if I stay in the country during that period? Will there be any repercussions regarding my residence permit application when they see that I have overstayed my visa?

    It’s practically impossible to get an appointment within the 90-day period when the earliest appointments available are 2.5-3 months after filling out the online application form. I appreciate your advice here.

  36. Hello,

    Firstly, thank you for making all this information available — it’s really helpful.

    My wife and I arrived in Turkey on tourist visas in March and applied for Short Term Touristic Ikamets. Because of extended processing times due to COVID, our Visas are now 3 months expired, and we’ve just learned we will need to provide a notarised rental agreement for 12 months in order to get our Ikamet approved. (We inculded a letter from our AirBNB host in our application, but they have told us it is not enough.)

    We do not want to get a rental agreement, as the whole point of us being here was to travel around the country… so now we think we would prefer to leave Turkey and come back next year on another tourist visa for further travel.

    So this is my question — If we do not submit the lease agreement in the 30 day period they’ve given us to supply the additional documents, will our application be automatically rejected, and does that mean we will receive a 10 day grace-period to leave turkey without overstay fines or penalties?

    Thanks in advance for your help 🙂

    1. Hello,
      If you do not provide required documents to Immigration Office within 30 days your application will be cancelled. Although you submitted residence permit application, if you leave Turkey before receiving residence permit card or the application will be cancelled/rejected you need to pay a fine for overstaying. Once the penalty will be paid while leaving Turkey you should not be banned to reenter the coutry. Otherwise the entry ban for up to five years can be issued.

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      1. Hello, hope you are fine some of us we apply for the resident permit but with all the documents but we were denied permits and we did it in time and some of the people we were presentation were so insultive and some of as it’s one first time to travel

  37. Hi,
    I overstayed one turkey during Covid 19 and re-entered again snd was given 10 days to apply for residence permit. I applied but still on exit from Turkey I was handed told to 460tl in admin fines.

    I stupidly followed another person in front of me who said he didn’t have the cash on him and was told that he could pay when he returns after 3 months.

    So I also said I don’t have cash on me. They handed me with a paper banning me from entering turkey for 3 months… until 2nd Nov 2020!

    Now what happens when I re-enter? The paper I was handed does not mention anything about payment of fine but stipulates that “all provisions in respect to preliminary permission decision stemming from non payment of admin fine are reserved irrespective of the expiration of the entry ban.

    Please kindly advise, if it would still possible to make the payment may be through a friend at the airport or at Turkish consulate generals?

    1. Hello,
      If there is any valid reason for you to reenter Turkey before end of the entry ban, you should contact Turkish consulate in your home country in order to receive information if you can obtain a visa to enter Turkey. However if you applied for residence permit and did not receive residence permit card before leaving Turkey your application should be cancelled and you can not apply for the same type of permit within 6 months upon the cancellation.

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  38. İ have been in since February 2014 without resident permit and l want leave the country by November 2020, how much will i pay for over stay? Also can I pay the money in my country before applying for visa to come back to Turkey?

    1. Hello,
      Amount of fine for overstaying depends on your nationality and will be calculated by the customs at the boarder while leaving Turkey. If for any reason you refuse or can not pay the fine you will be banned to reenter Turkey for up to five years. Fine can be only paid on the boarder while leaving the country.

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  39. Hello,
    I applied for short term residency in April with the reason for Turkish learning. But it has been rejected because I didn’t enter the country with a langue learning visa. Now I have to leave within 10 days, but I also received a job offer. Is it for sure that I will be banned for three months? If I get a work visa, can I come back even if I was banned?
    Thank you.

    1. Hello,
      If the fine for overstaying applies to your case and you pay the fine you should not be banned to reenter Turkey. In this case, after you leave Turkey your future employer must apply for your work permit and you will need to submit required documents in Turkish Consulate in your home country. Once the application is approved you will receive work visa in the consulate so you will be allowed to enter Turkey on this basis.

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      1. Hello , I’m from nigeria… I’ve been in turkey for a year now and am planning to leave my April ….Please how much is 1 year overstay?

  40. Hello, I’m from Colombia. For the moment I can not fly back to Colombia because the airport is closed probably until November. I applied for renewal in March and I just got a message saying “Sonuçlandırıldı. İl Göç İdaresi Müdürlüğüne müracaat edilmesi gerekmektedir”. I’m afraid the permit was rejected. In this case, can I exit Turkey within 10 days, come back as a tourist and stay for 3 months more? Or if I choose to overstay until the airport opens in Colombia, will I be fined and not allowed to enter?

    1. Hello,
      According to announcement of Directorate of Migration published on 15.06.2020, foreigners who overstay in Turkey due to Covid-19 should not be fined under condition that they leave Turkey within 30 days from the date since transportation to their home country is possible. You can find the announcement in link below:
      https://en.goc.gov.tr/statement-regarding-the-foreigners-who-could-not-exit-from-turkey-due-to-the-pandemic
      You should also confirm your status with Directorate of Migration.
      If your application has been rejected and you leave Turkey you should stay abroad for at least three months before reentering Turkey.

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  41. Hello
    Im an afghan student in turkey. I left turkey on 1st of July and came to Afghanistan. Now i cant go back to turkey because the flights from afghanistan to turkey is canceled till 5 September. The problem is my turkish residence permit will be expired on 25th of august and I cannot extend the residence permit from here. Now I have no idea how am i gonna go back to turkey with an expired residence permit. Do i have to issue for a visa to enter turkey?

    1. Hello,
      If you meet the criteria for extension of residence permit and will not be able to reenter Turkey before expiration of your current permit, you will need to submit new application once you enter the country. In this case you will need to obtain visa to reenter Turkey. Please, be informed that if you are currently holder of touristic residence permit you can not reapply for the same kind of permit unless the purpose of stay is other than tourism. Touristic residence permit can be obtained for up to one year only once within every two years.

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      1. Please I applied to residence permit in burdur and the Goc idaresi office ask me to provide letter from my school. I got admitted into Tomer. But the school said I have to wait for other students before I could be able to register and get my students certificate. My visa is about to expire and till now I haven’t gotten my students certificate.

  42. Hello. I was renewing my childs residency permit and it was denied because my name is not on her birth certificate. They asked for proof that she is my child and now I have to go london in order to sort this matter out. Is she considered to have overstayed her visa? It expired on july 07th but we made a proper ikamet appointment and then was denied.

    1. Hello,
      Once the residence permit application is denied, time spent in Turkey after expiration of visa/previous residence permit is taken under consideratin as the period of overstaying. Currently foreigners, who leave Turkey within 30 days from date when flights to their home country are possible do not have to pay the fine. Please, be informed that the final decision on the amount of fine if applies will be taken by the customs at the airport.

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  43. Hello I am a bulgarian citizen and I overstayed for 3 months. How much is the fee I would have to pay on the borders and will I be banned for entering Turkey ?

    1. Hello,
      Official amount of fee applying to Bulgarian citizens for overstaying in Turkey for three months is 70 USD. Please, be informed that final decision on the amount of fine will be taken by customs at the airport and it can differ from official amounts. Foreigners who pay the fine for overstaying if applies should not be banned to reenter Turkey. However, currently foreigners who overstayed in Turkey due to Covid-19 do not have to pay the fine under condition that they leave Turkey within 30 days after flights to their home country are opened.

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      1. ok i see this comment we are in the same situation we wouldnt of been if there was no covid 19, i know it seems like deliberate attempt to overstay but is not the case this bugarian citizen would be fined 70 usd, would it be around the same for uk citizans, it proberly will 4 months due to the fact the money comes next month soon money comes through we book the flight and go georgia , hopefully we come bakc next year

  44. Hello.
    I’m a Canadian student in Turkey and my residence permit expired 10 days ago,

    If I leave the country now and pay the fees, can I re-enter immediately with a new visa? or do I have to spend some time out of Turkey before being allowed back in? Will I face an entry ban?

    Thank you

    1. Hello,
      If you pay a fine for overstaying, you will not be banned to reenter Turkey. However, as your residence permit has already expired you should stay abroad for at least three months in order to reenter the country. If you enter Turkey earlier you can face a problem on a boarder and most probably would enter the country conditionally, which means that you must apply for residence permit within 10 days upon your arrival.

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      1. Hello am from uganda my tourist residence permit iş expaired on september what can i do my country is closed

        1. Hello,
          According to announcement of Directorate of Migration published on 15.06.2020, foreigners who overstay in Turkey due to Covid-19 should not be fined under condition that they leave Turkey within 30 days from the date since transportation to their home country is possible. You can find the announcement in link below:
          https://en.goc.gov.tr/statement-regarding-the-foreigners-who-could-not-exit-from-turkey-due-to-the-pandemic

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  45. Hi I have 2 questions. What are rhe overstay fines for Canadian citizens? And second what happens if touristic residency permit is rejected? Still have to pay overstay fines or just have to leave country within 10 days? Thank you very much.

  46. I am graduated from master’s degree in Turkey in mid june, but my residence permit is valid until mid September. If I would leave the country do I need to pay penalty? I wouldn’t be able to leave anyway, the flights to my countrtiy started in 1st of August. I need to return to country in september to start my phd education and make a new student visa.

    1. Hello,
      Currently foreigners who overstay in Turkey due to Covid-19 do not have to pay the fine under condition that they exit Turkey within 30 days from the date when flights to their home country start. If you are not planning to stay in Turkey longer than until expiration date of your residence permit you will not face any problems while leaving the country.

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      1. Hello, how much will they charge daily, weekly, and monthly if you decide to overstay after your country reopens its doors?

        1. Hello,
          Amount of fine depends on your nationality and is counted as double amount of residence permit fee. You can see amount of daily and monthly residence permit fees according to nationalities in chart provided in the article above. Please, be informed that final decision on the amount of fine will be taken by customs at the airport and it can differ from official amounts.

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  47. Hi if I have overstayed more than 6 month and for almost 7 month? Can I still come back to Turkey after 3 month or will it be a 6 month ban, then?

    Best regards

    1. Hello,
      If you pay a fine for overstaying while leaving the country and will not be informed about entry ban you can reenter Turkey after 3 months. If you enter the country earlier you can face problems on the boarder and most probably would be allowed to enter conditionally, which means that you must apply for residence permit within 10 days upon your arrival.

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  48. Hi, I am married to a Turkish citizen and I overstayed my tourist visa. I exited turkey on 12/02/2020 and I payed my fine and they said I am not allowed to go in the country for 3 months. I am in the U.K. now and I have applied for my residence permit. I am waiting for my appointment date. I am thinking of going back to turkey on 10/08/2020 of this month. Will I get stopped at the airport?? Will there be a problem?? Will I be allowed in the country ??

  49. Hi!

    If I overstay my visa by 6 months(2 month cause of No flights/corona) and If I pay my fine, when can I return to Turkey?

    After 3 months and then I get a new Tourist Visa 90/120? Yes?

    But if I return after 1 month, then I have to apply for a permit stay, within 10 days, even if I overstay 6 month?

    Kind Regards

    1. Hello,
      If you pay a fine for overstaying you are allowed to reenter Turkey after staying abroad for at least three months. If you enter the country earlier, you can face a problem on the boarder and most probably you would enter Turkey conditionally and will be obliged to submit residence permit application within 10 days upon your arrival.

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  50. hi i overstayed in turkey for personal reasons with my parents. my visa expired in march. and now im staying illegaly what should i do im from algeria and if i go to algeria how much time should i stay there to return to turkey ?

    1. Hello,
      Those, who overstayed their visa in Turkey due to Covid-19 do not need to pay a fine under condition that they leave the country within 30 days after flights to their home country are opened. After overstaying your visa you should spend at least three months abroad in order to reenter Turkey with new visa. If you enter the country earlier you can face a problem on the boarder or enter the country conditionally, which means that you will be obliged to apply for residence permit within 10 days upon your arrival.

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  51. Hi, I am married to a Turkish citizen and I overstayed my tourist visa. I exited turkey on 12/02/2020 and I payed my fine and they said I am not allowed to go in the country for 3 months. I am in the U.K. now and I have applied for my residence permit. I am waiting for my appointment date. I am thinking of going back to turkey on 12/08/2020 next month. Will I get stopped at the airport?? Will there be a problem?? Will I be allowed in the country ??

  52. I recently got back from turkey to the UK July 11th of course due to Corona I overstayed my visa, which was due to end July 2nd, when would I be allowed to enter turkey again I have a flight booked August 16th will I be allowed to go because of course it wasn’t my fault Corona prevented me from getting home after my one weeks holiday. Please help no one is replying to emails from consulates.

    1. Hello,
      As you overstayed your visa you should stay abroad for three months before reentering Turkey. If you enter the country earlier you can face problems at the airport. In most cases foreigners who enter Turkey before three months passes are entering Turkey conditionally and must apply for residence permit within 10 days upon their arrival. In this case you must stay within the country until receiving residence permit card, otherwise you can be banned to reenter Turkey for up to five years.

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  53. Hello thank you for all the information you’ve given, it’s been really helpful. I just need a little clarification for my situation. So my e-visa expired in April and I haven’t been able to leave the country because of the Pandemic, I’m supposed to be schooling in Milan and the have only been available recently and I plan to go back soon. Are there any consequences I’ll have to face?
    Thank you

    1. Hello,
      Foreigners, who overstayed their visa because to being unable to leave Turkey due to Covid-19 do not need to pay the fine under condition that they leave Turkey within 30 days after flight to their home country is possible.

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      1. Okay thank a lot for that info! Just one more clarification. So since I’m well within those 30 days and I’m planning to leave Turkey on the 10th, would you advise that once I’m at the airport I go straight to passport control or do you think I have to stop by immigration/visa violation first of all?
        Thank you

  54. Hello,
    In October 2017 i visited turkey and stayed 4 months – till Feb 2018 – (for an Exchange program) under student visa. But unfortunately I didn’t issue a resident permit at that time and I wasn’t aware of the 90 days in 180 days, so before my 90 days visa expires I left the country and came back again with new visa expecting that it will be again 90 days.

    When I was leaving the country I informed that I overstay for some days.. and I paid 70 tl fine.

    So does this makes me ban from Turkey if I want to apply for visa now?

    Regards,

    1. Hello,
      As you paid the fine and were not informed about entry ban, you are allowed to reenter Turkey with new visa.

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      1. My wife is Latvian, is it correct that she can only stay for 30 days at a time in Turkey, upto a maximum of 90 days in each 180 days?

        1. Hello,
          Citizens of Latvia, who are ordinary passport holders are exempt from visa requirement for their travels up to 30 (thirty) days.

          Kind Regards,

  55. Hello, I am in Turkey right now but my residence permit is expiring soon, but I have a Jordanian passport, which allows me to stay in Turkey for 90 days. Do I still have to pay a fine if I stay after my residence permit expires?

    1. Hello,
      Currently due to Covid-19 foreigners who overstay their visa or residence permit do not pay the fine for overstay under condition that they leave Turkey within 30 days after flights to their home country will be possible.

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  56. Hello my tourist ikamat is expires on July 5 and I have join midsan school of language in ankara and they promise to help get a another ikamat.. Will I get it or I will be rejected

    1. Hello,
      Foreigners, who attend language courses, which are accredited by the Ministry of Education can apply for extension of the residence permit. Extension of residence permit can be granted for as long as the course will be continued. Language school must provide an applicant adequate documents stating duration of the course. However, please, be informed that there is no guarantee that residence permit application would be approved on this basis.

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  57. Hello, I am an American citizen who entered Turkey on March 10th on a research visa. My 90 day period has expired yesterday and I have not applied for a residency permit yet. Will I be allowed to apply for a residency permit after the 90 day period has passed? If not, what course of action would you recommend I take?

    1. Hello,
      You can not apply for residence permit after your visa has already expired. In order to be eligible for application you need to leave and reenter Turkey. You will need to pay a fine for overstaying your visa while leaving the country however due to the fact that boarders are currently closed you may not be requested to pay a fine.

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  58. Hello
    I have my visa expired in 10 june beacuse of corona i could not get back to my country but right now i wish to stay in turkey 2 mounth or more. It okey for me me if i pay the fine of overstaying (how much per day im from morocco) but i heard that i can also get banned to enter the country is that true even if i pay, if so how many months ?

  59. If I obtain another Visa and re enta turkey will I go for the formal interview or a new fresh application.

  60. If I obtain another Visa and re enta turkey will I go for the formal interview or a new fresh application. Because I was told that my appointment will be around September

  61. If our Visa expiry 18/7/20 but my flight ticket on 9/8/20 meaning overstayed at Turkey. May I know the charges for Malaysia Citizen overstay at TURKEY how much I need to paid.

    1. Hello,
      The daily fee for overstaying for citizens of Malaysia is 2 USD. Please, be informed that final decision on the amount of fine will be taken by customs at the airport and it can differ from official amounts.

      Kind Regards,

  62. Hello, Can you share what is the fee for overstays for US citizens? Thank you!

    1. Hello,
      Daily fee for overstaying in Turkey for US citizens is 2 USD. Maximum fee for first month is 50 USD and for each remaining month it is 10 USD.

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      1. Hi can you please share the fee for tourist visa overstay for Lebanese and Croatian citizens in Turkey?

        1. Hello,
          Daily fees for overstay in Turkey for citizens of Lebanon and Croatia is 2 USD. Please, be informed that final decision on the amount of fine will be taken by customs at the airport and it can differ from official amounts.

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      2. Please am a Nigerian, holding a resident permit. I went back home during the Xmas period and was due to return on the march 20th but due to the pendamic and every airport was shot down. Now my residents permit has expired this June. What should I do to return back to turkey. I have already made a new resident permit application but am still here in Nigeria.

        1. Hello,
          If your residence permit expires before your flight to Turkey you will need to obtain a visa to reenter the country.

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  63. Hello!
    I have a couple of the questions:
    1. I arrived to Istanbul on 22 of February with a one-month visa exemption. I couldn’t leave the country because of the pandemic by the middle-end of March and I applied for a tourist residence permit (March 16). From the date of my application passed more than two months, and there is still no information when I will have an interview. what can I do? is it normal?
    2. Once the borders will be opened, can I leave the country? or Should I wait until the interview? if yes, but I have to return back, what can i do?
    3. If the borders of my destination will not open even after my interview, and i will be refused for residence permit, will be there a chance to stay in Turkey?
    4. Where can we write our suggestions and complies? Is Foreign Ministry of Turkey dealing with entering, residing and exiting procedures for foreigners?

    1. Hello,
      Since March appointment dates are not being granted in Istanbul so most probably there is no reason to be concerned, however you can always check the status of your application by calling 157, which is official line of Directorate of Migration. As your visa has already expired, you should stay in Turkey until you receive residence permit card. Otherwise you will need to pay a fine for overstaying while leaving the country. After residence permit application is denied, foreigners are supposed to leave Turkey within 10 days upon receiving information about the denial but if the boarders would be still closed, this rule will be adjusted accordingly. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Directorate of Migration are dealing with topics related to foreigners in Turkey.

      Kind Regards,

  64. Hi.
    What are the fees for UK citizens overstaying the 90 day period?
    I will be around 34 days over when I leave Turkey and return to the UK.

    Tia

    1. Hello,
      Fee for overstaying for UK citizens is 50 USD for first month and 10 USD per each remaining month. Please, be informed that final decision on the amount of fine will be taken by customs at the airport and it can differ from official amounts.

  65. Hey, do I need a turkish resident permit as a requirement to get a Canadian work visa while applying for it in Turkey

    1. I’m on tourist visa in Turkey which will expire in a week.Im over 65 and on total lockdown.What shell I do?

      1. Hello,
        In order to stay in Turkey longer than the visa period for your nationality allows you to, you should obtain residence permit. Online application should be submitted in the system before expiration of your visa however appointment date currently can be granted even for August/September depending on a city, from which the application will be submitted from. After the application would be submitted in the system, you can stay in Turkey legally until receiving residence permit card even if your visa expires in the meantime. Otherwise, if you overstay your visa, you will need to pay a fine while leaving Turkey.

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  66. Hello,

    I am Alexandra and I came from Romania on 4th of February – this meaning that I am allowed to stay here without a residence permit until 4th of May. However, I couldn’t leave Turkey because all the flights were canceled from 23rd of March until now (16th of April) and they will be extended until May.

    I also tried to fill the pre-registration form on the https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/Ikamet/OnKayit, but it didn’t work and I guess it’s because of Coronavirus. I would like to take a residence permit for 1 year as soon as possible (tourism permit).

    Apart from the fine that should be paid every day of my stay in Turkey, is there anything else involved that can harm me administratively?

    Thank you for your time!

    1. Hello,
      If you obtain residence permit, you would not need to pay a fine for overstaying in Turkey. If you want, our company can assist you to apply for residence permit. For details you can contact us at: info@expatguideturkey.com.

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  67. Dear Sir
    Dear Madam

    I am a French citizen, travelling in Turkey for business, registered a company in the textile industry last October,
    Unfortunately, I have overstayed my visa, not being aware of the 90 days rule within 180 days, when I realized the mistake
    I was in danger from travelling due to the infection growing in France and couldn’t leave due to the international flights restrictions,

    What can I do to not be penalized or banned from Turkey? I have a business here and wish to open more business between France & Turkey In Sha Allah after this coronavirus is over,

    Please tell me what can I do to regulate the situation as I wish to respect the legal rules of your country,

    Thank you

  68. Merhaba, I am in Instanbul and I have short term residence permit that will expire on April 1 but due to covid19 all international flights are cancelled, thus I cannot leave turkey before the expiration. Would I need to pay penalty of overstaying ?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      There is no official statement regarding foreigners, who overstay in Turkey due to Covid19. Due to current rules, you need to pay a fine for each day of overstay.

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  69. Hello,
    I am a UK citizen who was in Turkey for work with a completed Work Visa and blue card valid to the end of November 2020. I have flown home for a 30 day holiday period but may now not be able to return within the 30 days due to travel lockdown.
    What is the impact of not returning to Turkey within the 30 days ? Will all my visa and work permits still be valid ?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As long as your employer would not cancel your work permit, the document will be still valid and you can enter Turkey on this basis.

      Kind Regards,

    2. Hello there,
      My residence permit expired on the 18.04, I applied for renewal on the 13.03 but due to delays of coronavirus, I still don’t have an appointment. At the 157 they told me the appointment shouldnt be before August, however, I need to go to France in July/August for family matters, they told me I should pay a fine (for 4 months overstay??) when I leave, and then be banned for 3 months.. Is that right? This delay is due to corona and even if I wanted to leave I couldnt because of closed borders.. Thus doesn’t sound very fair/legal to me, is there any special treatment for those “coronavirus” delays?
      Thanks a lot

      1. Hello,
        Currently there is no update regarding foreigners who overstayed in Turkey due to Covid-19. Decision on amount of fine and entry ban to Turkey will be taken by the customs at the airport while leaving the country.

        Kind Regards,

  70. Hello!
    My tourist visa expires in a week but currently I can not literally go anywhere else cause due to pandemic, flighys have been cancelled. Has the government issued any statement regarding overstaying during the pandemic?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Currently there is no official statement regarding those, who overstay in Turkey due to flights cancelletion caused by pandemic.

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  71. Today I just received a letter that my residence permit renewal was rejected, can I apply again? What should I do?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      It is not possible to reapply unless you leave and reeneter Turkey. You are also not allowed to apply for the same purpose of stay for six months upon the rejection of your application.

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    2. Hello Harriet, i am thinking of applying for a renewal also then i saw you messsage i was shock, really they rejected your application ?

  72. I had student resident permit which was valid to 2022 but due to some reason i left the university so university cancelled my ikamat then police caught because of cancellation of ikamat and that time i dont have any appointment while in police custody my friend applied for new tourist resident permit but unfortunately that date has gone in 28 feb now i have new appointment in march so am i able to get ikamat or not ?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As we do not know the details of your current status, unfortunately we do not know if you are eligible for toursitic residence permit.

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  73. Hi!
    I have overstayed the 90/180 days by 149 days, I still have a valid visa till 12 of April, and I am still staying in Turkey at the moment. I am planning on going home (to Norway) by the end of this week but I was wondering what the consequences will be of this overstay. It was by all means not intentional, I simply thought that I could stay full 180 days in turkey with a visa.

    Thanks for your attention.
    I’m looking forward to your reply.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You must pay a fine for overstaying in Turkey while leaving the country. You can find official amount of fines in the chart above. Please, be informed that final decision on the amount of fine will be taken by customs at the airport and it can differ from official amounts.

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  74. Hello guys, I am a French citizen and overstayed my touristic visa for 60 days, how much would be the fees? where do i need to pay those fees and would i be automatically banned from entering Turkey if i decide to leave to come back few days later to legal apply for a resident permit?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Official amount of fine for 60 days overstay in Turkey for French citizens is 60 USD. Fine should be paid at the customs while leaving the country. Please, be informed that final decision on the amount of fine will be taken by customs at the airport and it can differ from official amounts. If you pay the fine, you would not be banned to reenter Turkey and you are allowed to apply for residence permit after entering the country with new visa.

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      1. Thanks for the reply. Now that the international flights are cancelled and that the visa is overstayed, what will happen once they reopen the borders? Do we risk a ban , do we risk a fine? So for overstayed days as French citizen its 1$ per day?

        1. For French citizens official amount of fine is 2 USD daily, maximum 50 USD for first month and 10 USD for remaining months. If the fine would be paid, there is no reason to be banned to reenter Turkey.

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  75. Hello everyone, im a moroccan citizen, I overstayed my visa for about 1 month . I want to know if i can arrange this by taking a resident permit and paying all the fees or is it already too late and i’ll cert Get a rentry ban. If yes can you please explain to me how it works and if it is possible to bypass it. Thank you in advance

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      It is not possible to obtain residence permit if your visa has already expired. In order to apply for residence permit you need to leave Turkey and reenter the country with new visa. If you pay a fine for overstaying while leaving, you will not be banned to reenter Turkey.

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    2. Hello!
      I’m a Russian exchange student and I haven’t applied for residence permit in time, so I have to pay a fine.
      I visited the Göç Idaresi today and they told me that if I pay the fine at the airport when going back to Russia, I will not be banned from entering Turkey at all and moreover I will pay less than I would have to pay here in Istanbul.
      Is it actually true?..
      (By the time I would be going back I would overstay for three months)

      1. Hello,
        If you pay a fine, you will not be banned to re-enter Turkey. Decision on the amount of fine will be taken by customs at the airport.

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  76. Hello,

    How much would the fine be for the citizens of Kenya who overstayed on a tourist visa?
    How much per day would be the fine?

    Thanks.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Daily fee for overstaying for Citizens of Kenya is 2 USD. Please, be informed that final decision on the amount of fine will be taken by customs at the airport and it can differ from official amounts.

      Kind Regards,

  77. Hi!
    I’m a Somali citizen and I’m a master student in Istanbul. I’ve applied for a student residency permit but they rejected on account of my previous residency permit had expired and i overstayed. I’ve bee here for a year now and they’ve told me i need to leave and re-enter. I’ve contacted 157 and the göc idaresi but they have no clue about how much my possible fine would be. What is the overstay daily fine for a somali citizen?

    Thanks in advance,
    Hasan

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Daily amount of fine for citizens of Somalia is 2 USD. Please, be informed that final decision on the amount of fine will be taken by customs at the airport and it can differ from official amounts.

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  78. Dear sir or madam,
    I am a uk citizens who entered turkey without visa and payed fine at airport in order to leave. If I want to apply for a visa to go to turkey in the future. will my application be rejected?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you paid a fine and were not banned to reenter Turkey, you are allowed to obtain a visa to visit Turkey in the future.

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    2. Thank you for your swift answer to my previous question. May I ask you how I know if I am banned for the future entry?
      I tried for evisa & was rejected. Although it was said I may apply for a sticker visa. Is it likely that I am banned?

  79. Hello there, I’m Burundian I overstayed my visa and I’d like to go to Svalbard as is free visa for my Burundian passport, do I have to go back home or I just have to book my flight ticket and go?

  80. I was in Turkey for 20 days as bussines trip during january. I will also travel in Turkey in february and march and will be there most of this months. So I will spend my 90/180 days by 10-15 april. Also My wife is a pregnant and probably she will delivered baby at middle of april (17 april) in Turkey. She will not overdue but I will. So I will probably overdue for 10-15 days not to live her alone and to be present during delivery. What I can do to legaly stay for 10-15 days more and what can be fee if I overdue (cost and enterence). I’m Bosnian citizen.

    Thanks in advance!

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      The only way to extend a visa is obtaining residence permit, however application procedures take up to 4 month currently, depending on the city you would apply from. Daily fine for overstaying in Turkey for citizens of Bosnia is 2 USD. Please, be informed that final decision on the amount of fine will be taken by customs at the airport and it can differ from official amounts.

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  81. Hello,

    I am a US citizen and I overstayed my visa while waiting for my new residency appointment in Turkey. I didn’t realize that between the time my visa expired to my appointment meant that I would be overstayed and had to leave Turkey temporarily for a couple weeks which is when I found all this out upon arriving at Istanbul Airport. At Istanbul Airport I was told I had to pay a fine, however, I didn’t have enough money on me. I explained I planned to return to Turkey in a couple weeks and had no problem paying then, I was allowed to leave but told I had to step into a Turkish consulate in the US, pay my fine to return to Turkey. They stamped my passport (a regular looking stamp) and I was on my way. However, when I arrived at the Turkish consulate., I told them my story and was told I couldn’t even be seen without an appointment which I had to apply online for. I also needed to provide my passport, a bank statement, reservation for round trip tickets, travelers insurance($160), a passport sized photo, the place/hotel i was staying and a reason for visit. Basically it was like reapplying for a visa all over again. I really don’t have the money to do this whole process…and I am concerned about being able to re-enter for my appointment coming up.

    Basically I want to know if I can just apply for an evisa online and pay the fine upon my arrival back into Turkey. No one told me I was banned or put any funny stamp in my passport.
    I know it’s lengthy story but I wanted to give the full scope, to allow anyone to provide me with any information that I may be missing.
    Please if anyone can explain to me the best way to handle this so I can re-enter Turkey and not be banned or sent back to US. Is there a way I can find out if I am banned before returning?

    Thank you in advance!

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You should follow the procedures as required by Turkish Embassy in order to reenter Turkey.

      Kind Regards,

  82. Hello i am from switzerland and i wanted to ask if i could get banned in my case i applied for a residency permit the first time and i had the appointment on 09.01 i came in september 2019 and i already left turkey once without my residency before 3 weeks i had to pay a fine of 800 TL and they told me i would get banned if it happens again so now i must to leave for a very urgent emergency for like 2 weeks maybe and the migration center in fatih istanbul told me i can get the müracet belgesi for 15 days after 1 month after my application so now what can i do ? Paying a fine is not the problem but what would be a big problem in my case the re entry ban because of my studies thank you

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      We would recommend not to leave Turkey before receving residence permit card or document allowing you to stay abroad for up to 15 days (müracaat belgesi) if you have overstayed before and entered Turkey conditionally as most probably you would be banned to reenter the country for up to 5 years.

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      1. Hi: My fiance is in Istanbul since 14/08/2019 on a business trip. His a US citizen. His business didn’t go well. He’s overstayed his Visa and now he has to return to US. What can he do? Is there a amnesty forgiveness form.

        1. Hello,
          Thank you for your comment.

          While leaving Turkey, your fiancee will need to pay a fine for overstaying. Otherwise, he will be banned to reenter Turkey for up to five years.

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          1. Hello there, i overstayed my visa and I’d like to leave Turkey, is it possible to go in another country, or I will have to go back home first, the country I wanna go is free visa

          2. Hello,
            Thank you for your comment.

            You are not obliged to go to your home country after you overstayed your visa, after you pay a fine for overstaying, you can go to any country.

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          3. Hello
            I applied for student residence permit a month ago but I still haven’t gotten my residence permit and my visa will expire in a week. Will I be forced to leave the country if my residence permit is not yet available by next week ?

          4. Hello,
            Thank you for your comment.

            As your residence permit has been already submitted, you are allowed to stay in Turkey legally until your card will be issued even if your visa expires in the meantime.

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        2. What are the fees my fiance has to pay for overstaying his visa? Its almost 4 months he overstayed?

  83. Hi Admin,
    I am a Nigerian citizen and I entered Turkey on 22/11/2019 with a student visa, I am here for my graduate school. I wanted to do my registrations in order to get a residence permit, but the university insisted I have to wait till this month to write an exam after that I can register. Registrations open on 27/1/2020 and my visa expires on 28/1/2020. I really don’t know what to do.
    i don’t if you could help me with a solution. Am I in trouble?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You must apply online for residence permit before expiration of your visa, which means by 28.01.2020. If you make you application before this date, you will not face any problem.

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  84. Hello, I am Japanese national. I got banned on border gates as I could not pay the fine. ( I was on 10 days conditional entry visa and was asked to apply for ikamet. I applied for student ikamet actually but the university later told that they are not starting the language course so i should leave turkey and not take ikamet anymore and thatswhy i was leaving without finalizing ikamet process. But the border police asked me that i cant leave without getting ikamet and asked fine but I couldnt pay that time, i explained also that its the university asked me to leave but he didnt listen and banned me for 3 years i think).I want to go to Turkey again. My passport is Japanese that normally dont need visa. I want to ask should i apply for visa at the embassy in this case? Is it the normal process to apply? and as I will not be in Japan, can I apply from any Turkish embassy or only from Turkish embassy in Japan? By the way, is there any other way to lift the ban, like through the lawyers? Thank you for your help.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As we do not know the details of your case, you should contact nearest Turkish Consulate/Embassy to get information about your current status.

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  85. Hello admin,
    Thanks for your feedbacks, my question: Am in turkey already, with fair/exhibition visa, and am likely to get a scholarship to study a masters program, can I get residence permit even when I have a different visa
    ??

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      It is not possible to obtain residence permit on basis of fair/exhibition visa. If you would get enrolled into university in Turkey, you will be eligible for student visa and after entering Turkey with this kind of visa, you can obtain student residence permit.

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  86. hello. im korean. i came here 3.5 months ago and i applied for student visa a month ago.i wanted to go Dubai for trip. so i went to goc idaresi for ikamet izin bilgi and they said that i have to pain fine of 300tl for overstaying 15 days. is it okay if i just leave the country and come back after 3 weeks.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you pay a fine for overstaying in Turkey while leaving, you will be eligible to reenter the country with new visa. If you have already applied for residence permit, you can obtain from Directorate of Migration a document allowing you to leave Turkey for up to 15 days without consequences after your application will be approved in the system and before receiving residence permit card.

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  87. Hello,

    My name is Larisa, I overstayed my visa with 2 months. I am a lebanese citizen. I want to leave turkey in the next days.Do you know if I will be allowed to have a connection flight from istanbul? Now I am living in ankara and the best way to travel is connection from Istanbul.
    As well do you know how much the fees can be?

    Thank you

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you will pay the fine for overstaying and show the customs your flight tickets to Lebanon, you should not face a problem regarding connection flight. According to official fine rates, you shold pay approximately 60 USD for overstaying for 2 months in Turkey. Please, be informed that final decision on amount of fine will be taken by the customs at the airport and it might differ from the official rates.

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  88. Hello,
    Im currently a student in Istanbul and had a student visa when I came to Turkey(September). After 2 months, I received my residence permit (November) which expires this January. My Question is: I want to stay 1-2 months longer in Istanbul for touristic purposes, can I leave Turkey when my residency expired and reenter Turkey with an EVisa (even though I had a visa before?!)
    Thanks

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you leave Turkey before expiration of your residence permit, you will be eligible to obtain new visa and reenter the country.

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  89. I have to ask i miss my appoinment yesterday now my resident permit expire on 6 nov 2019 if i will not pay fine they will deport me without fine

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If, for any reason, you aould not pay the fine for overstaying, you may be deported and banned to reenter Turkey for up to five years.

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  90. Hi I’m a Turkish and Australian citizen however my children are only Australian. I got my daughter a 3month visa and she is in turkey at the moment. Her father who resides in turkey and also a Turkish citizen has applied for my childrens Turkish citizenships and waiting for the process. İf my daughter hasn’t still become a citizen by the time her viza runs out what does she need to do. She is only 13 and she traveled by her self. I’m hoping she can stay until she gets her citizenship even after her viza might run out?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You should apply for daughter’s residence permit before her visa expires. This way your daughter will be allowed to stay in Turkey legally until Turkish Citizenship application will be approved.

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  91. Hi,

    I just wanted to check about my E visa- I just purchased my second one on the 4th of January 2020 and entered the country on the 6th of January – currently here. I purchased my second visa two days after my very first e visa expired and then came to Turkey. I just wanted to confirm that if the system let me buy a new visa then I shouldn’t have any issues leaving the country? To clarify, I bought my first visa on the 3rd of July 2019 and then I went to Turkey for just 5 days from July 7th- 12th and did not return the rest of that visa. I just know these visas are complicated and I wanted to make sure I didn’t break any rules!

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Visa regulations depend on your nationality. If for your nationality period of stay is 90 days within 180 days and you spent in Turkey less than 90 days within the validity period of your visa, you are allowed to obtain a new visa whenever the previous one is expired and reenter the country on this basis.

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  92. I’m a Zimbabwean with a 6 months visa so I entered turkey on the 23 of December but my visa will be expiring on the 20 of January 2020 now my question is since I’ve already overstayed by less than 10 days and I want to live because I didn’t notice that my visa only allows me to be in the country for only 10days will I be in trouble by the immigration

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you overstayed your visa for a short period of time and will leave the country during upcoming days, you will need to pay a fine for overstaying while leaving Turkey. If you pay the fine, there would be no other consequences of your overstay.

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  93. Hello,
    I am a German citizen in Turkey, I have a residence permit that expires on January 24th 2020. My returning flight is on February 1st, which is within the ten days after expiry.
    However I have planned a trip to Georgia from the 21th to 28th of January, which means my residence permit will expire during my trip. My question is whether I can reenter Turkey with an expired residence permit within those ten days of allowed overstay.
    Kind regards,

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As your residence permit will expire while you would be outside of Turkey, you will need new visa in order to reenter the country.

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  94. Hi, I’m Student here currently studying in ODTU and probably finishing my study this month (January). I have a question, my residence permit (Ikamet) is expired on 1st of January and It is better to extend or pay the bill?, I’m trying to extend it, but the appointment might come late January or even February and I have appointment on 8th of January to go to Istanbul (I’m Living in Ankara), It is save for me to travel when the residence permit is expired?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you would apply for extension of your residence permit and as long as your application would be already lodged in the system while travelling, you should have your application form with you so you would not face any problems while travelling within Turkey.

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  95. I have a question. My fiancé is currently stuck at Istanbul airport due to his overstayed visa. He had submitted the work document to the immigration office inside the airport but have not heard anything back from them for almost a week. What should he do? Go to the embassy?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Your fiance should contact Embassy/Consulate in Turkey for help in his case.

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  96. Hello,

    I am a British citizen with a tourist residency which expires on 10th January 2020. I have booked an appointment but the only availability is in March 2020. If I overstay will this cause me any issues? Or is it best to leave the country and come back on a tourist visa? Thanks

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As your application is already lodged in the system, you are allowed to stay in Turkey legally until receiving the result of your application even if your visa has already expired.

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      1. Thank you for your reply. What happens if I leave before my visa appointment for renewal and cancel my appointment? Will they ban me and fine me? Thanks for your help.

  97. Hello

    Please I want to find out if one can still do a residence permit even after your visa have expired with over 4months of overstay. And if yes then how much will it cost to do it

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      It is not possible to obtain residence permit after your visa has already expired. You need to leave Turkey and reenter the country with new visa to be eligible for residence permit application.

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  98. My resident permit expires on 24 January 2020 some how I can not book my appointment for extension, I visit immigration officers they said I can apply now after the expiry date on my card within 10 days? And I m pragnant can’t travel?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Residence permit can be extended the earliest two months before the expiration date and the latest 10 days after the expiration of your current residence permit.

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  99. I have come to Istanbul on 29 Sep. 2019, applied for 1 year residency , had an appointment on 29 Nov. 2019, and waiting for the Ikamet permission.
    Question can i leave turkey on 29 Dec. for ten days? and return on 8 Jan. 2020? Or should I stay in Turkey until I receive the residency permission? Your advise please, I have an Israeli passport.
    Many Thanks

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you would obtain a document allowing you to leave Turkey for up to 15 days from Immigration Office, you are allowed to go abroad for this period of time even if you would not receive your residence permit card by this time.

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  100. My name is anohia zehra I came here as a student in turkey I applied my residence permit but some problem is there in my kimlic my visa expired n I m living 4 month in turkey so I leave this country so what should I pay and how much fines

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Amount of fine depends on your nationality. You can see the official amounts of fines in chart provided in the article. Please, be informed that the final decision on the amount will be taken by the customs at the airport and it can differ from the official amounts.

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  101. Hello
    I’m a Pakistani citizen and I entered Turkey on 18th september 2019 with a 8 Days visa. I plan to stay until february 2020, so I applied for short term touristic residence permit. I have submitted my documents on 13th november 2019 and I am now waiting to obtain the residence permit (which can take up to 90 days) i want to back home emergency?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As you have already submitted application file, you are allowed to obtain a document from Directorate of Migration, which allows you to leave Turkey for up to 15 days and come back without obtaining new visa.

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  102. Hello, I have applied for the family resident visa as I am married to a Turkish citizen. The appointment they gave me is on February 2nd but my 90 days for my touristic visa will be finished in the middle of this month. Am I allowed to stay in the country as long as I have a copy of my appointment and my passport with me or do I need to leave the country and return for my appointment? I keep getting conflicting information so I don’t know what to believe.

    Thanks so much!

    Jereme Sanders

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Because your application is lodged in the system, you can stay in Turkey legally until receiving the result of application.

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  104. Hello
    I’m a Swiss citizen and I entered Turkey on 13th september 2019 with a 3 month visa. I plan to stay until february 2020, so I applied for short term touristic residence permit. I have submitted my documents on 28th november 2019 and I am now waiting to obtain the residence permit (which can take up to 90 days). I want to travel to Switzerland for Christmas holidays between 22nd December 2019 and 11th January 2020. The problem is, that I will probably not receive the residence permit before I leave and accordingly, I will not be able to enter Turkey after the holidays in January. As far as I understood, at the border a “conditional entry” can be issued, requiring to apply for residence permit within 10 days after the conditional entry. Is it guaranteed, that the conditional entry will be given, or is there a risk to be sent back to my country from the airport?
    Best regards

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As you have already attended the appointment, you have a right to obtain a document from Immigration Office, which allows you to leave Turkey for up to days while waiting for result of your residence permit application.

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      1. Hello,
        Thank you for your answer.
        How long is the travel document from Immagration Office valid? I will stay 3 weeks abroad from Turkey, I think this is longer than this travel document allows.
        Best regards

  105. Hello!
    I’ve applied for residency and it’s processing, but has not been approved or denied yet. My family has bought me a ticket to visit them in Germany next week, but Migration office has told me I have to wait until the approval of my residency. Is there a way I could pay my “overstay” fine (it would be day 97, son just 7 days over) and come back and get a visa on arrival or submit for an E-Visa? I’ll only be in Germany for a week.
    Thanks!

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      After the appointment date, Immigration Office can provide you with the document allowing you to leave Turkey for up to 15 days and you should not face any problem while leaving or re-entering Turkey. Otherwise, you should wait until your residence permit card will be issued in order to avoid cancellation of your current application.

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    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you have already overstayed your visa, you are not allowed to apply for residence permit. You must leave Turkey and re-enter the country with new visa to be eligible for application.

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  106. Hello,
    I would like to ask what happens if I overstay the 90 days limit and at the border I am issued a fine, but do not have enough money to pay the fine.
    Thank you for your reply.

    G.C.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If, for any reason, you refuse to pay a fine, you may be banned to re-enter Turkey for up to five years.

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  107. hello there, i entered turkey on the 1st of july 2019,on a 1 months business visa, from 09/06/19 till 09/07/19…. durabilition of stay is 7days….. i applied for residence permit immediately i came, but i was made to wait for almost 3 months after,got a message that my application was negative…and about then, i am not doing with stuffs am here for, now that december is almost approaching,i am thinking of returning back to my country nigeria, is there a way you can help me calculate how much i am to pay for my over stay will going back….means i have over stay from july through december… almost 6month.how much will my over stay fee after being calculated.. Moreso,i would like to know if i won’t be ban from apply for visa again once the overstay is being paid….

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Official amount of fine for 6 months overstaying in Turkey for citizens of Nigeria is equal to 100 USD. However, be informed that the final decision on amount of fine will be taken by the customs at the airport and can differ from official amounts.

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  108. I’m on Erasmus here in Turkey from Lithuania. I didn’t know I need a residence permit and I’ve overstayed 30 days already and be staying here for 60 more. Can I still apply for residence permit? And if not approximately how much will I have to pay when I’m leaving the country?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As you have already overstayed your visa, it is not possible to apply for residence permit until you leave Turkey and re-enter the country. Officially the amount of fine for 3 months overstaying in Turkey for citizens of Lithuania is equal to 70 USD. However, be informed that the final decision on amount of fine will be taken by the customs at the airport and can differ from official amounts.

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    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Amount of fee depends on your nationality and on how many days you have overstayed. You can check official fee amounts in chart provided in the article, however, final decision on the fee would be taken by the customs at the airport and can differ from the official amounts.

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        1. Hello,
          Thank you for your comment.

          You can only obtain residence permit as long as your visa is valid. If you have already overstayed your visa, you need to leave Turkey and pay a fine for overstaying. After you obtain new visa and re-enter Turkey, you will be eligible for residence permit application.

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  109. Hello,

    Im on a student residence permit and i forgot to apply for extension. My residence permit expired on 11/sept/2019 and today is 24 sept 2019. Im already in Turkey and i dont know what to do next. How can i apply for extension now?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As your residence permit has expired already, it is not possible to extend it. You need to leave Turkey and come back on a new visa in order to apply for new residence permit.

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    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Minimum and maximum is defined for payment of the fees calculated daily. For example, if daily fee for your nationality is 1$ and you have overstayed in Turkey for 5 days, your fee should not be 5$, but 10$, which is minimum fee. In the same way, if you have overstayed for 28 days, you should not pay 28$ but maximum amount, which is 25$.

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  110. Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me please.

    I have a current visa, and have been in and out a few times, totalling about 50 days, the visa expires on 21st September. I need to fly into Istanbul on 17th September for 3 weeks, obviously this is a problem.

    Can I buy a new visa, valid from 22nd September, to cover this? Or even a new visa valid from now, but I don’t believe you are allowed two visas at the same time?

    thanks
    Scott

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you are currently holder of a visa, which allows you to stay in Turkey for 90 days within 180 days and you have not stayed full 90 days by now, you are allowed to obtain new visa starting from the date following expiration of your current one.

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  111. I was on vacation with my girlfriend in may and my passport was about to expire in 3 months. I had to pay the police around 800TL for 1 week. Later that week I got sick and overstayed for 2 days. I had to pay 210TL to the Vice Office at the airport. I want to travel to turkey again. Can igo to turkey? I have a new passport now.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you paid the fine and was not ban to re-enter Turkey, you are allowed to enter the country again.

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  112. Good morning,

    I’m French and I stayed 111 days instead of 90 days in Turkey for an internship (the establishment who employed me said that they weren’t aware of the rules of visa so I applied for short-term residence. But the administration took so much time that I’ve not been able to get my ikamet card before I left Turkey to go back to France at the end of my internship. I had to paid a fine of 890TL at the airport.
    I received an email when I was already back in France saying that my residence permit request has been evaluated positively. But a few days after, it was written on the website that I had a problem at phase of card printing… it’s been 2 weeks and nothing changed.
    Now, I want to go back to Turkey because I would like to find a job there (my boyfriend lives there).
    I’ve heard about ban on websites, but there is no stamp on my passeport noticing that I am banned or anything, I didn’t get any paper…
    So what can I do to go back to Turkey ?
    I thank you by advance for your answer,

    Best regards,

    Nina

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you paid the fine while leaving Turkey and did not receive a notice about entry ban being imposed, you are allowed to re-enter the country. If you enter Turkey before 90 days required to obtain new visa passes, you would make a conditional entrance and you would be obliged to apply for residence permit within 10 days upon your arrival. However, if you receive an email stating approval of your residence permit application, you should check with Immigration Office if the card has been issued and is still valid before you lodge a new application.

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  113. I have received a 5 year ban in turkey due to not being able to pay my fine with my credit card. Whilst I am not wanting to return to turkey any time soon, I do want to still pay my fine and not have an ban on my passport anymore. Can the fine be paid to my nearest turkish embassy and the ban be lifted from my passport?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Fine can be only paid while leaving Turkey, it is not possible to cancel a ban by making payment in embassy.

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  114. Hello,
    We (me with my husband) are here in Turkey for visit . Our stay was just 10 days but we want to stay more so we applied for TRP . It’s about a month now but we didn’t get any response of that application.i want to know how much time will it take because now we want to leave but as we all know that we cannot exit on that application slip.please guide what should we do now?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Please, be informed that residence permit evaluation procedures take up to 90 days. In order to check status of your application, you can call 157.

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  115. I will be visiting Turkey on September 27 through October 12. I have valid e-visa starting September 27 and valid for 6 months. My family (Spouse and three kids ) got the visa which is valid from July 12 to October 10. I have confirmed return air tickets for October 12. So it seems, i have to over stay for two days. What will be the charges and what could be the consequences for me and my family due to this two day over stay means What it effects mine and my family’s travel history ? and would there be issues in getting visa of other countries ?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Amount of penalty depends on your nationality and can be calculated as double of amounts provided in the chart above. For only two days of overstaying, if required penalty will be paid, there would be no further consequences.

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    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Amount of penalty depends on your nationality and can be calculated as double of amounts provided in the chart above.

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  116. Now im in Turkey and overstay for 15 days. How much does fine cost approximately?, I will leave from airport to another country. I like Turkey “,, im from Indonesia. Please help.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As by official amounts, your fine should not be higher than 30 USD. However, be informed that the final decision on the fine will be taken by the customs at the airport and it can differ from official amounts.

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  117. If I have Turkish tourist visa valid for 6 months but the duration of stay is only 10 day. What should I do to stay longer than 10 days (additional 50 days). Please not that my Turkish visa will still be valid at the time I am leaving the country and I don’t plan to reside in turkey so I don’t need residency permit.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Obtaining residence permit is the only way to extend your visa without leaving Turkey.

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  118. I enter Turkey with conference visa and i apply for resident permit and i didn’t get the resident permit and i have wait for the resident permit for three months now and i want to go back to my country Nigeria i will i ben to re-enter Turkey if i pay my overstay? Please somebody help me because i love turkey i will like to come back in one months time

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you would pay the fine for overstaying, there would be no reason to be banned to re-enter Turkey.

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  119. I am a Canadian citizen and I have been a given a 5 year entry ban to Turkey in February 2019 and I have went to the Turkish Embassy in London for clearance on April 2019 and I have received a reply from the Consulate on June 2019 saying that I have been that my “visa application has been denied”. I would like any help on what I should do next to re-Enter Turkey in the near future.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      In most cases it is not possible that the entry ban would be cancelled, unless you have important reason to re-enter the country. In this case you would need to inform Turkish Embassy about the reason and decision would be taken accordingly.

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  120. Hello i have turkish permit residence, my passport is going to expire august/8/2019 and also my residence is going to expire 6/7/2019 i have only 15days i went to my embassy to re New my passport they Said it takes 3months anybody help me what can i do, i need to stay in turkey in legal way my uncle is sick i can’t leave him a lone he is cancer patient.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you would stay in Turkey after your residence permit expires and until you receive you passport, this period will be considered as overstaying. Whenever you receive your passport, you would need to leave Turkey and pay the fine for overstaying. After that you should obtain new visa in order to re-enter Turkey. If you would enter the country less than three months after you leave it, you would make conditional entrance to Turkey and would need to apply for residence permit within 10 days upon your arrival.

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  121. Merhaba,

    I’m a german citizen and I was entering Turkey on 30.04.19. At this time I have had already ZERO days left in the computer system, because I was here shortly before also. The gümrük office at the border gave me only ONE day more to stay (enough for the entrance). Now I’m still here in Turkey. Great country by the way! How much will be the fee when I leave now after 4-5 days? Can I pay it cash at the border?
    Thanks for your reply.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      For less than two months, fine should not be higher than 100 USD. However, be informed that the final decision on the amount of fine will be taken by the customs at the airport and it can differ from the official amounts.

      Kind Regards,

  122. I was enter turkey by road from iranian border on 6th june 19, I am plan to go back by road to pakistan on 20th june 19 becoz i have applied visa for iran, i will get passport from iran embassy on18th june, i have 8days tourist visa, i have pakistan passport, how much fine will face at the time to leave turkey, suppose i am 07 days overstay in turkey.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      According to official fee amount, fine for 7 days of overstay in Turkey should be approximately 15 USD. However, be informed that the final decision on the amount of fine will be taken by the customs at the airport and it can differ from the official amounts.

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  123. I want to extend my sister visit in turkey for a month she is Pakistani citizen visiting her sister in Istanbul and she has only one month visit visa can you help by telling how to do this and from where we can apply for extension

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      In order to extend validity of visa, foreigners must apply for residence permit. However, be informed that the application procedures can take up to three months and after expiration of visa foreigners are not supposed to leave Turkey until receiving residence permit card.

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  124. Hello, im typing this because im kind of having cold feet and need some assurance (sort of).

    Im an Egyptian in Turkey now with a tourist visa of a duration of only 10 days. What happens if I overstay a tourist visa and spend 19 days instead and how much would the fine be? Also, what if im not able to pay the fine?

    P.s im traveling from Sabiha Airport and do I need to have a “valid” reason for overstayin?

    Waiting for your reply. Thank you so much 🙂

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As by official amounts presented in a chart above, fine for overstaying in Turkey for 9 days most probably would not be higher than 10 USD. However, be informed that the final decisipn pn the amount will be taken by the customs at the airport and can differ from official amounts. If, for some reason, you would refuse or not be able to pay the fine, you can be banned to re-enter Turkey for up to five years. Reason of overstaying is usually not taken under consideration until you can provide the authorities with documents like, for example, hospital report, which can have influence on amount of fine.

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  125. Hello,

    I’m thinking of staying 16 days longer than my RP is valid.

    What is the punishment and how can I be sure to pay the fine flying to Sweden from Sabiha Gökçen?

    Best regards

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Amount of fine depends on your nationality. Please, be informed that the final decision on the amount will be taken by the customs at the airport and it can differ from the official amounts presented in the chart. You can pay the fine at the airport, for this purpose you should go to the information point so you will be instructed about further procedures.

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  126. if my short term residence card is valid for one day more than my entry day to istanbul, will i face any problems in the airport ?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you would not obtain a new visa or have return ticket for the following day, most probably you would make a conditional entry. In this case you would be obliged to apply for residence permit within 10 days upon arrival to Turkey.

      Kind Regards,

  127. Hi. I have a short term student residence permit that is valid until 28th of June, but I’m flying back home on the 1st of July. What is the procedure or fine to be paid is this case that i need to overstay for these 3 extra days?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You will need to pay a small fine at the airport, the officers will inform you about the exact amount according to your nationality.

      Best Regards,

  128. Hi!
    I am from American and have been living in Turkey for a little over a year now and I have a RP. My RP expired on May 1, 2019 and I have currently been living the past 4 days on an expired RP. I am moving back to the States on June 15 and don’t want to apply for another RP as I don’t have plans to move back for one year.
    I bought an e-visa online just in case. But I am wondering,
    1. Can I travel INSIDE Turkey with my expired RP? just give my RP, my passport and my e-visa.
    2. Can I travel outside of Turkey within 15 days and pay the fine and then return on my e-visa one or two days later?

    Thank you so much for your help!

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Your stay in Turkey is considered as illegal and you may be deported if you do not leave Turkey and re-enter the country to activate your e-visa. You are also not supposed to travel within Turkey before your visa will be valid.

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      1. Thank you so much for this information!
        One more question…
        1. Am I able to go to a Greek Island and come back the following day and just pay the fine and activate my e-visa? Or is there a certain amount of days that I have to be out of the country?

        I am planning a trip to a Greek Island for this Saturday and that will be exactly 10 days since my PR expired. I will be okay leaving and re-entering?

        Thanks again!

        1. Dear Raylee,

          As you will overstay your residence permit, you should stay abroad for the period of time, which is equal with visa regulation for your type of passport (mostly 90 days if you entered Turkey on 90/180 days visa). Otherwise while re-entering the country, you might be asked to sign the document stating that you will apply for residence permit within 10 days upon your arrival to Turkey.

          Best Regards,

  129. Hi!
    I overstayed my student visa in 2015 (by about 29 days) and was unable to pay the fine when leaving Turkey. Does this mean that I cannot reenter Turkey until 2020? Will I still have to pay a fine when I go back to Turkey?

    Thank you,
    William

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you were banned to re-enter Turkey, officers should have informed you about duration of entry ban while leaving Turkey. You should contact Turkish Embassy/Consulate if you are not sure about your status. You will not need to pay the fine during your next visit in Turkey.

      Best Regards,

  130. Good morning sir.
    Please I want to know how long do I have to wait after applying for Turkish residence permit.
    I mean the processing duration?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Evaluation procedures last up to 90 days.

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  131. Good morning I have 2 questions.
    Firstly : I’m coming to Turkey with one month sportsman Visa .
    Am I eligible to apply for Residence permit?

    Secondly: if I eventually get residence permit and I want to go back how long should I stay outside turkey before coming back again

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you can provide Immigration Office with documents confirming your admission into sports fedaration or club within Turkey, you are eligible for residence permit application. You can leave Turkey and come back with no need to obtain new visa as long as your residence permit will be valid. After expiration of your residence permit, you should stay abroad for a period of time depending on visa regulations for your nationality.

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  132. hello, I’m a student here in turkey and planning to go to middle east next week and my student permit it will be expired 5 months and 23 days before I will come back to turkey. I asking this question because some of my friends told me that I need to come back to turkey 6 months before the expiration date of my RP.
    thank you very much

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      There is no restrictions regarding leaving or entering Turkey before the expiration date of your residence permit. You can enter the country as long as your permit is valid, even if just one day is left.

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  133. My work permit was cancelled İn December 2018. I was not in Turkey at that time and my employee did not inform me the actually date it was cancelled.
    I applied for residence permit with all the necessary documents needed. After two months the application was cancelled with the reason i failed to apply with 10days after it was cancelled. Do i have the right to appeal. ı think its unfair, i work legally, pay tax, no criminal records and even have credit card debts to pay.
    i need help concerning this matter and if they reject my petition. Will be ask to pay a fine at the airport or will be ban.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      It is highly possible that you made a conditional entry to Turkey and you were supposed to apply for residence permit within 10 days upon arrival. You will need to pay a fine at the airport while leaving Turkey and if you will, it is unlikely that you would be banned to re-enter the country. However, final decision on the fine will be taken by customs at the airport.

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  134. i have to go back to my home for the summer and my RP expires on 1 sept while um coming back on 5 september .Will it be a big problem,will i have to pay a fine

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you overstay in Turkey for 4 days, you will need to pay a small fine while leaving the country. Please, be informed that the final decision on the exact amount would be taken by the customs at the airport.

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  135. Hi
    I overstayed on my e-visa by about 30days and paid a fine at the border when leaving turkey. The police said nothing about conditions of re-entry or if I’d been banned from returning to turkey. If I want to return soon can I just buy another e-visa?
    Thanks for your help

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you would be banned to re-enter Turkey, officers at the boarder must inform you about this fact. As you paid the fine and did not receive any notice regarding entry ban, there should be no problem to re-enter the country.

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  136. Hello, I am an erasmus student from romania at Marmara University, and I have some problems applying for resident permit.
    My 90 days ends on 05 of may 2019, but I have to stay in Turkey untill the end of June. Do you think that if I cross the border for a couples of hours to BG or GR, those 90days are gonna be renewed? Otherwise, what should I expect as worst case scenario?
    Thank you in advance!

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you leave Turkey and re-enter the country before another 90 days pass, most probably you will make conditional entry and will be obliged to apply for residence permit within 10 days upon arrival. If you would not fulfill this condition, your stay in Turkey would be considered as overstaying your visa. You will then have to pay the fine while leaving the country.

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  137. Hi! Thank you so much for the information you’re providing, you’re the first website that I’ve read that actually clarifies this situation!

    My question is, my tourist visa ends on the 12th of April, but I’m only leaving on the 18th of May (already bought a ticket back to Portugal, since I’m Portuguese). My mother is coming to visit from the 10th to the 18th of May, and we were hoping to spend 2 days in Cappadocia. My problem is, since my stay will already be illegal by that time, do you think that is possible to take a domestic flight showing only my Portuguese ID card, without them noticing at the airport that I am overstaying my stay in Turkey, or is it too risky?

    Best regards,

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      It will be required to show your passport at the airport and if the fact that you are staying in Turkey illegaly would be noticed, most probably you would get deported and might be banned to re-enter Turkey for up to 5 years.

      Kind Regards,

  138. Hi, My wife has a recidence permit and is expiered on 20th of March, and we have to stay one more month due to my job, is it possible to go out from Turkey Thru Cesme via Ferry to a greek island, and come back with E-Visa ? we have planned to go out on the 22nd, so it will be just 2 days of overstay.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you leave Turkey after residence permit expiration date and come back earlier than visa regulations for your nationality allows you to (for most countries it is 90 days), most probably your wife would be asked on the boarder to sign a document stating that she will apply for residence permit within 10 days upon arrival. If the application would not be lodged within this period of time and finalized, your wife’s stay in Turkey would be considered as overstaying. In this case she would need to pay the fine while leaving the country and might be banned to re-enter Turkey for up to 5 years.

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  139. My girlfriend over stayed her tourist visa by over 15 days at the very least. She messaged me yesterday that she was being taken to a station for her expired visa and has no replied to me back yet. Is she being deported? she doesnt have means to leave the country otherwise, and is an american citizen. what happened to her? what do i do?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If your girlfriend was caught without valid visa, there is possibility that she is being deported. If you are within Turkey, you can call 157. If not, you should contact the Turkish Embassy.

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  140. Hi my daughter and granddaughter came from UK to visit August 2018 after death of father on an evisa and have overstayed. They intend leaving in June 2019. İn UK they will be homeless as her sister and myself live here and are re married to TC. She has been offered work if she wishes to return which would mean my granddaughter aged ten can go to school here too. She will be alone in UK, a single parent that has no contact with her expertise the father of my granddaughter. I’d like her to remain here. She obviously faces a fine for overstay, any ideas how much and could she apply for a work visa from UK to return and re-enter. Does she face a ban from returning. Help and advice appreciated.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Your daughter and granddaughter should pay a fine for overstaying while leaving Turkey. If no entry ban would be implied, they can come back to Turkey after obtaining new visa and then apply for residence permit or application for work permit can be done by the employer before your daughter’s arrival to Turkey. You can see the amount of fines in our article:
      The consequences of overstaying in Turkey

      Please, be informed that the final decision on the amount of fine will be taken by the customs at the airport and it can differ from official amounts.

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  141. My tourist visa got expired.. 15days overstay is there.. So where to pay fine in airport.. Can you suggest

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      After arriving to the airport you should directly go to the information desk and you will be informed there about further procedures.

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  142. Hello

    Yesterday (March 4, 2019) I got my Tourist Visa. then the embassy put 7 days duration in my passport, but I will stay for 10 days. my question is do I have fine because I have 3 days overstay.

    thank you.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      For overstaying 3 days in Turkey, a small fine can be implied. Please, be informed that the final decision on the amount of fine will be taken by the customs at the airport.

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  143. Hi,
    If I overstayed with an expired residence permit but managed to re-enter Turkey with e visa, is it possible to apply for a new residence permit?
    Thank you.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      After you re-entered Turkey with new visa, you are allowed to apply for residence permit. However, if you entered Turkey conditionally and signed a document stating that you will apply for residence permit within 10 days upon arrival, you are only allowed to apply before mentioned 10 days pass.

      Kind Regards,

  144. Thank you for you answer.
    I have one additional question. I happened to have a dual citizenship. Will I be able to enter Turkey, this time with my other passport with no problems?
    I haven’t traveled anywhere on the other passport so I should be practically able to start over as a citizen of different county with no previous record, is that correct?

    1. Hello,

      Even if you would manage to enter Turkey with another passport, it would not be legal to use another document in order to avoid consequences of overstaying in Turkey.

      Kind regards,

  145. Hello, I’m from the USA. I didn’t realize that I was supposed to stay only 90 days within the duration of my e-visa which was 180 days. It was an honest misunderstanding on my part. Upon leaving Turkey I was surprised when the customs wanted me to pay a fee for overstaying. However, I paid it on the spot and considered it solved. When I returned back to Turkey 5 days later on a new 180 days e-visa I was let in, but I didn’t notice the fine print on the accept form saying that I’m permitted to entry Turkey if I fulfill the condition of applying for residence permit within 10 days which I missed and was not aware of. And now I also realized it’s counted from the day of departure, not according to e-visa duration. So, I have another two problems (Not applying for residence permit on time and overstaying for the second time – because just now I found out ). It’s been all just unfortunate circumstance that I didn’t realize. I’m really afraid now of the consequences and appreciate any advise you can give me. Thank you very much.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, as you overstayed the limit of ten days, you can not apply for residence permit anymore. You are supposed to leave Turkey as soon as possible and pay the fine again. However, for second overstaying the entry ban can be implied. The final decision on the consequences will be taken by the customs at the airport.

      Kind regards,

      1. Thank you for you answer.
        I have one additional question. I happened to have a dual citizenship. Will I be able to enter Turkey, this time with my other passport with no problems?
        I haven’t traveled anywhere on the other passport so I should be practically able to start over as a citizen of different county with no previous record, is that correct?

  146. Hi
    I have a question ,my RP(rezidence permit)expires on marh3/2019,i allready applied for a new one 11.02.2019,i want to travel to my home (Romania),but my flight is on 08.03.2019,so this RP will expire and the new one takes 90 days .
    Can i leave turkey and come back after 15 days ?
    What do i have to do /pay?
    i went today to the residence permit office and they could not issue a paper to leave because the papers where not yet in the system.my old papers are there .
    Can you please help me with this ?

    i went to take this document that allows me to leave 15 days but i am not in the system yet and i am leaving on 8.03.2019 and my old residence expires 03.03.2019,can i leave ,i have to pay a fine?i can came back with a visa or something?

  147. Hi
    I have a question ,my RP(rezidence permit)expires on marh3/2019,i allready applied for a new one 11.02.2019,i want to travel to my home (Romania),but my flight is on 08.03.2019,so this RP will expire and the new one takes 90 days .
    Can i leave turkey and come back after 15 days ?
    What do i have to do /pay?
    i went today to the rezidence permit office and they could not issue a paper to leave because the papers where not yet in the system.my old papers are there .
    Can you please help me with this ?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can ask for the document allowing you to leave Turkey for up to 15 days after the appointment when your new data will be in the system.

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  148. Dear Sir/Bey,
    Thanks for helping all the expat concerns so promptly.

    I work in turkey on work permit, One of my friend is a traveller blogger, he arrived Turkey in May 2018 by tourist visa for 30days and he applied for RP but appointment was in mid july 2018, all the procedures was successfully completed including paying resident fee but after 1-1.5 months. The online status was changed as “please visit immigration office blah blah” when we visited Immigration office in fatih göç idaresi randevu they stated that his tourist visa was expired just after applying for RP and he should leave county to follow the same procedure to apply RP card and also the tax money or fee paid was not refunded

    therefore he started overstaying and continue to go around turkey as travel blogging now it’s almost 9 months and if he overstay for 1.5 year or 2 year and exit Turkey by paying requested penalty. can he travel back to turkey after 6 months cooling period ?

    Looking forward for your response on penalty for 1.5 or 2 years and can travel back after 6months?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Amount of the fine depends on your friend’s nationality. You can check the approximate amounts in the chart above. Please, be informed that the final decision on the fine will be taken by the customs at the airport and it might differ from the official amounts. If your friend pays a fine for overstaying while leaving the country and entry ban would not be implied, he can come back to Turkey after 6 months.

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    2. Thanks for the kind response.

      Addition to the comment, his nationality is Indian and other one is Chinese
      a) What could be the Approx total fine for these nationalities for overstay of 1.5 year and 2 year?

      b) Overstay fine is as per latest policy from Turkey Immigration?

      c) If fine is paid while exit, can they return to turkey after 6 months cooling period?

      Please clarify!.

  149. hello , i renewed my residence permit in 3 January and i left turkey 2 weeks after even before receiving my ID card , and i have been out of Turkey for more than weeks now . can i go back to turkey without the residence permit card ? And how can i know if the new card is issued even though my turkish number which i gave to the immigration office is not working ?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You will need a new visa to enter Turkey again. However, if your residence permit was issued while you were abroad and you have not picked up residence permit card on time, it might be cancelled by now. After arrival to Turkey you should contact Immigration Office, where you applied for residence permit.

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  150. Hello,
    I left turkey 4 days after my residence permit expired, which was the 7th of February 2019
    I was told that if i leave the country and then come back the normal free 90 days of stay will start again. it it true ? cause I need to come back to turkey for 2 more weeks
    Hope you can help.
    best regards

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can come back to Turkey after obtaining new visa. However, be informed that if 3 months since your RP expiration date would not pass before your next entrance to Turkey, on the boarder you might be asked to sign a document stating that you will apply for residence permit within 10 days upon arrival.

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  151. Hi there. Thank you for helping people with giving them advice in regards to their overstayed visa in turkey. I experienced this myself as well. I went to turkey in March 2018 to visit my family through E-Visa which is only for 30 days. However, I ended up staying for 2 months. When I was leaving turkey, I did pay the fines and the officer told me that if I come back to turkey within one year, I can only stay for 15 days. I will be going back to turkey in March (which is before completing that one year in order to stay more than 15 days) and planning to stay for 45 days this time. Would you please tell me what would happen this time. Also, I am going to Ankara and I have a connecting flight in Istanbul, would they stamp entry on my passport in Istanbul or in Ankara, and vice versa. Thank you for your help in advance.

    1. Dear Ahmad,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you would overstay in Turkey again, you might be banned to re-enter the country for up to 5 years. If you are planning to stay longer than your visa allows you to, you are supposed to apply for residence permit in Turkey. However, be informed that the application can last up to 2 months and you are not supposed to leave Turkey before procedures would be completed.

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  152. Hello,
    4 years ago I visited Turkey for 3 days. I was living in Germany (legally, with residence permit)back them. When I was leting Turkey back to Germany Turkish passport control took me to another room. I was the only Brazilian in the flight and I was the only one took to the immigration chief. He asked me if I had other nationality, which I said “no”, later he asked me to wait, typed many things on computer, looked all the pages of my passport, many times, than stamp my exit. He didn´t said or asked anything
    This year I am planning go to Turkey again but I don´t know if I should worry or try to figure out if they put anything against me. I didn´t overstayed nor did anything wrong.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      The officer should have informed you if there would be an entry ban implied on you so there should be no problem to visit Turkey again. However, if you are not sure if you are allowed to enter the country, you should first contact local Turkish Embassy/Consulate.

      Best Regards,

  153. So the case is this I have Schengen visa valid from 27 january,2019 and turkey e-visa valid from 18 january,2019. So in this case can i fly tomorrow for turkey on 25?

    as schengen visa shall be used as supporting document for e-visa and there is difference in dates. Please reply asap. Please.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As Schengen visa is a supporting document to enter Turkey, it should be valid on the day of arrival. However, you should contact Turkish Consulate/Embassy in your homecountry for details in your case.

      Kind Regards,

  154. I overstay 4 days. When i was leaving turkey i didnt have money to pay. Then the police say i cant back to turkey in five years. Would be possible get some borderland and try to pay the penalty??
    Do you know if they would let me enter?
    And if i apply for a visa would be necessary to pay the penalty?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you were banned to re-enter Turkey, it is not very likely that the ban would be removed. However, as you overstayed only for 4 days, you can contact the Turkish Embassy/Consulate in your home country to get more detailed information about possible solutions.

      Best Regards,

  155. Thanks for your response. Do you happen to know what kind of ban could result, as in time frame. For example, I was expecting just a three month ban (normal for tourist visas) but learned a few days ago it is six months. The next time increment will be one year. Do you know at what point it switches from 3-6-12 months?

  156. First of all, thank you for taking the time to answer these questions!

    I would like to know if there is a difference in consequences between overstaying from an expired tourist visa/ikamet and an application denial which orders you out in ten days?
    I was told by several officers it wouldn’t matter how long as long as I was prepared to pay the penalty.

    Thank you in advance.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Fees after denial of application are calculated in the same way as if you would overstay a visa in Turkey, what means that you are supposed to pay the fine for the amount of days between your visa expiration date and leaving Turkey.

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  157. Hiya there, I’m a US citizen that has overstayed my e-visa for 5 months. When arriving at the airport, where must I proceed to head to in order to pay the fine?
    Also, how much of a fine must I pay? After I pay the fine, am I permitted to re-enter Turkey after a few months?

    Thanks in advance for providing such advice.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      According to official fee amounts, you should pay around 90 USD. Please, be informed that the final decision on the amount will be taken by the customs at the airport and it can differ from the official one. After arrival to the airport you should directly go to the information desk so you will receive directions regarding payment. If you pay the fine there should be no reason to imply an entry ban so you can come back to Turkey after 3 months passes.

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  158. Hello, I’m an Italian student. I lived in Turkey for three years with a regular residence permit. I came back to Italy some weeks ago, before the expiration date of the residence permit. My residence permit expired on the 31st of December. Next week I have to go to Turkey again for one week to take my diploma. Italians can enter to Turkey as tourists without visa and they can stay for maximum 90 days. Do you know if I can enter as a tourist even if I had a residence permit that expired some days ago? Thank you very much.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You are supposed to wait for 90 days after expiration of your residence permit in order to enter Turkey again. If you come back earlier, you might be asked at the entrance to sign a document stating that you will apply for residence permit within one week upon arrival.

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  159. Hello I am from Malawi, I graduated from university and have overstayed my residence permit by about 90 days? What will be the fine and what would be the consequences of being unable to afford the fine.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      For overstaying in Turkey 90 days, you should pay the fine in amount of around 70 USD. Please, be informed that the final decision on the fine will be taken by the customs at the airport and can differ from the official fees. If for any reason you would refuse to pay the fine, you will be banned to re-enter Turkey for up to five years.

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  160. Hello, ım from Poland and I overstayed in Turkey over 60 days, my turist visa expired on15th of November,i apply for resident permition on 11th of November,my randevu tarihi was on 21st of December, then when all my documents was check up came up that I overstayed in Turkey, head of emigration office told that I need go out from country pay penalty for overstaying then back in same day bring document I payed penalty and apply for new resident permit. I’m planing my life in Turkey and I’m afraid that when I go out from country i ll be not able to return. So my question is if all what was told to me is right and how much aprocimatly penalty I can pay on border. Best regards

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      For overstaying 60 days in Turkey, your penalty should be around 60 USD. Please, be informed that the final decision on the amount of fine will be taken by the customs at the airport and can differ from the official fees. If you refuse to pay the fine, you might be banned to re-enter Turkey for up to five years. If you pay the fine, you can come back and re-apply for residence permit.

      Kind regards,

  161. hello , i over stayed for almost 3 months , im jordanian
    i really cant know how much fine i would pay if i leave turkey
    can you please help
    thanks in advance

    1. Hello,
      Thak you for your comment.

      As a Jordanian national, your fine should be around 30$. Please, be informed that final decision on amount of the fine would be taken by the customs at the airport and can differ from official amounts presented in the chart above.

      Kind regards,

  162. HELLO .
    I have got a tourist visa on FEB 2014 then I renew it for the second year and on FEB 2016 when i have to renew it for 3rd year my my kids paspoet was unvalid and time i couldnt renew them from our Syrian consulate in ISTANBUL but after 3 month I succesded to get a new passports the i went to immigration office in Alany where im staying to renew the tourist visa for me and my tow kids .. they say that im late more than 3 month for due time of renw’ng … and we are now overstaing in turkey since FEB 2016 and we have to go out of turkety and come again to apply a new visa – i told them that I am syrian and we have war in our country and ‘f we went out of turkey we cant come back since the turkish goverment stoped to accept giving entrance visa for syrian … i tried tow time afterthat to argue them to change our statues without going outside turkey but unfortunatly they didnt accept … i came tired from this situtiaon i need to get a new residence visa and apply for work permision since i am Architect …im under hypertension and i want to find a way to to legalize my situation .. plz advise me what to do and to go …thanks in advance ..my best regards

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, in your case it is not possible to apply for residence or work permit without leaving Turkey and obtaining new visa.

      Kind regards,

  163. I have applied for a residence permit for the first time for myself and my 2 kids and 82 days passed now already and no answer neither any feedback yet till now on the three applications. I called 157 and got the same answer I read online that the application is under assessment. and I am hitting the max limit 90 days in a week time. What are your recommendation for this case please?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can visit your local Immigration Office, where the application was submitted in order to receive any detailed informations.

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      1. Hello, I really need assistance
        I came to turkey on the 11th January 2021 on a tourist visa valid for 15 days and it got expired on the 25th of January 2021….
        However I have overstayed for about 4months and i would like to know how much I have to pay when I leave turkey
        I am from South Sudan
        Looking forward to a your reply

  164. Thank you for the reply. It really helped. I was told that I can leave Turkey within ten days after expiration of my Residence Permit but since I already applied for renewal, I did not leave as I became legal.

    My question is, I have not gotten the refusal letter yet, which is Tabligu Bilgesi. Will my ten days period start the minute I collect it from the Immigration department. That means I can leave the country within ten days after I collect the Bilegsi.

  165. Hello. My Turkish Residence Permit expired on Oct 16, 2018 and i applied for the renewal the same day. They asked me to send the documents via PTT and I did that. Then Today (Dec 11) I went there to check if my card was arrived, they said my application has been rejected because I did not send the missing documents within 30 days. They sent me a text apparently but since it was in Turkish, I did not realise it was from the Ministry of Turkey. Now I want to re-apply but they are saying I need to leave the country and then come back and apply. I dont have a problem leaving the country and paying the penalty. My only concern is, since my visa expired on Oct 16. its been almost 2 months that I have overstayed. Although i did not know because I had applied for the renewal. My question is, If I come back, what can I do to make sure they let me enter the country because if they put a ban, I will miss all my classes at my Academy. Your response would be appreciated. Thank you!

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you pay the fine for overstaying and explain the situation, most probably no ban would be implied. However, when you leave and come back, you might be asked to sign a document stating that you will apply for residence permit within 10 days upon arrival. If you would not manage to apply within this short period of time, your application will be rejected. Amount of fine depends on your nationality, you can read more about this topic in our article below:

      The consequences of overstaying in Turkey

      Please, be informed that the official amounts are approximate and the final decision on the fine will be taken by the customs at the airport.

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  166. HI, I am a Sudanese student studying in Istanbul and I overstayed for 29 days how much is the fine that I should pay?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Maximum fine should be approximately 50$. Please, be informed that the final decision on the amount will be taken by the customs at the airport and can differ from the official chart.

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  167. hi, I got 2weeks visa to turkey and they gave me 7 days to send out of 2weeks but I have already booked 10 for my stay in hotel and flight (i did not realise am going to only 7days). what should i do, because am not running out of visa before I leave the country? am going to be fine or ban.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you were granted 7 days visa, any day spent in Turkey after this periof of time is considered as overstaying. If you overstay in Turkey, probably you would need to pay the fine but entry ban should not be imposed for such a short period of time if it is your first overstay and you pay the fine. Please, be informed that the final decision on consequences of overstaying in Turkey will be taken by the customs at the airport.

      Kind regards,

  168. Hello – My wife is from Moldova and was deported from Turkey in 2011 for a 10 day overstay on a 30 day visitor visa – she did not have money to pay the fine at the time. We think she was banned from re-entry for 5 years.

    We now want return to turkey to set up a company and trying to understand if her 5 year ban has been automatically removed (it has now been 7 years since original ban) or if we need to get an approval from the local Turkish consulate before travelling

    P.S. We know that Moldovan’s now have visa free travel to Turkey since 2016

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Most probably your wife can enter without any trouble now but if you are not sure for how long the ban was implied, you should contact local Turkish Consulate to receive most reliable informations.

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  169. I’m from somalia been students for about 3 years then cancelled my university. I applied tourism visa they gave me 5 months the second time the also gave me 5 months. I have applied again but this time they gave me only one month RP For me to prepare to leave Turkey, But i can’t leave this country now because I’m not ready and for some social reasons i don’t want to go back to my backwarded country. I’m going to overstay Turkey for years or i was thinking to apply humanitarian resident permit. Will there be risk of deportation if happens for me to apply humaniterian resident permit or claim assylum here?

    I’ ve appreciated reading most of the comments here.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you would be stopped for control in Turkey and you would not have valid documents that allow you to stay here legally, you would be deported and banned to re-enter the country for up to 5 years. If the application for another type of permit or assylum in Turkey would be denied, you also must leave the country immediately. The best solution for you is to you find a job in Turkey, then you can go back to your country for the period of work permit application, which takes around one month. When the application would be accepted, you will receive work visa to come back to Turkey and after arrival you will be also given work permit, which would be your residence permit at the same time and you could stay in Turkey legally as long as you are employed here.

      Best Rgards,

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  170. Hello! I am from Brazil. I will need to overstay in turkey for 81 days. How much will I pay? Do I pay this fine at the airport before embarking?
    How long will I have to wait until be able to return to Turkey?
    Thanks for your help.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      For 81 days amount of your fine should be around 70 USD. Please, be informed that the amount of fine can differ and the final decision will be taken by the customs at the airport, where you will also pay the fine. If you would refose to pay the penalty, you might be banned to re-enter Turkey for up to 5 years. Otherwise you can come back to Turkey with new visa after 90 days.

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  171. Hi I’m a 18 years old British female my passport as residence permit expired 3 years ago as I couldn’t afford to renew them. I really want to return home to England. I don’t care if I can’t come back what should I do to leave? Thanks

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      For three years of overstaying without valid documents you will need to pay the fine of around 3000 TL while leaving the country. You would be also most probably benned to re-enter Turkey for up to five years.

      Kind Regards,

  172. Thanks for the information; but i have a problem I overstay 15 days when i leave Turkey a police take too a small room and told me might ban my enter for 5 years but after check only told me I’ll have to pay some feed when I try to come back turkey or if I want pay in the embassy and get Visa the problem is I don’t remember how much I have to pay and the did not gimme any document.
    I’m Salvadorian passport I don’t need visa to enter
    can you help me??

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You were supposed to pay the fine at the airport, before leaving Turkey. Otherwise, you were most probably banned to enter the country for up to 5 years. In this case officers should also inform you about the exact period of time you are banned for. If you are not sure if the ban was imposed and for how long, you should contact Turkish Consulate/Embassy in your country.

      Kind regards,

  173. I want to know if is it possible to enter Turkey again after I exeeded the period of visa ( iam going to apply for another work permit from tunisia), even i am banned from entering turkey for one year????

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you are banned to re-enter Turkey, it is illegal to employ you and apply for your work permit until the period of time that you were banned for will pass.

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    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Amount of fine depends on foreigner’s nationality. For citizens of most countries this fine, according to official rates, should be 110$. Be informed that the final decision on the fine would be taken by the customs at the airport and can differ from official fees.

      Kind Regards,

  174. Hello sir,
    I want to know if possible to renew ikamet after one year overstay ?
    What is the condition to get new residence with that going out?
    Thanks.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can not renew your expired residence permit, without leaving Turkey. You should go abroad to obtain new visa and apply for new residence permit after entering Turkey again.

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  175. Hello!

    Thank you for all the info in this website, is really helpful!
    I have a question regarding the resident permit. I stayed in turkey for 110 days, paid the fine and left. Im coming back next week for a month and a week. As I am brazilian and I don’t need an e-visa Im quite sure they would make me sign the paper with the condition of applying the residence permit in 10 days period. The question is, this appointments for visa are taking much more than one month now that Turkey is having a busy time with immigrants. What could happen when I leave the country again only with the appointment for the permit? Thanks

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you leave Turkey before finishing the application procedures and receiving residence permit card, you will be banned to re-enter Turkey for up to 5 years.

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  176. My partner applied for ikamet renewal 24/10/18 and had appoinment 26/10/18 was informed she has overstayed we have Tickets back to Norway 6/12/18 and return 29/12/18. Do we need to go back to Norway before and Then return with a evisa or can we stay until desember and pay fine at AirPort and will There be a ban on entering Turkey?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As your partner has already overstayed in Turkey, she will need to pay the fine while leaving Turkey and is supposed to come back not earlier than after 90 days. It is the same either your partner decides to leave Turkey now or in December. If she pays the fine and would not be banned to re-enter Turkey, your partner can come earlier than after 90 days but in this case she would be asked to sign a document at the airport which states that she will apply for residence permit within 10 days upon arrival. She must then apply and finish the application procedures, otherwise she would be banned to re-enter Turkey for 5 years.

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  177. hello,

    i have a friend that overstayed at turkey, how much is the penalty for 8 months staying in turkey, thank you

    1. Hello,

      Fees should be calculated according to the chart, depending on foreigners nationality. The final decision on the exact amout will be taken by the customs at the airport.

      Kind regards

  178. hello, my wife just payed 600 L for overstaying. can she come back to turkey in next week ?? no one informed us about any ban.

    1. Dear Houssem,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If your wife paid the fine and there was no information about being banned to re-enter Turkey, there should be no problem to come back next week. Most probably in this case on the boarder your wife will be asked to sign a document stating that she will apply for residence permit within 10 days upon arrival to Turkey.

      Kind Regards,

  179. A friend of mine visa have expired and he have over stayed in Turkey for the past 6 months..How much will it cost him to pay for the penalty and he is departing on the 9th of October to Belgium..

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      According to official fees, fine for 6 months might be up to 144$, which is equivalent of almost 900TL. Please, be informed that the final decision on the amount will be taken by the customs at the airport and might differ form the official charges.

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  180. Hello,

    I have double transit visa with 3 days duration. Does it mean i can only stay 3 days each visit? what if i need to stay 5 days? would it affect my next visa process or any other country visa. I am Pakistan national by the way. need your kind suggestion regards

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you stay longer than 3 days during your visit, it will be considered as overstaying. As a cosequence you will need to pay a fine and you might be banned to re-enter Turkey for up to 5 years. Overstaying might affect future visa applications.

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      1. Thank you for your reply

        Is not there any other solution? i am not willing to overstay as it is illegal, is not there any proper way to ask them to allow me two more days as it is important? without breaching a law

  181. Hi, thank you so much for you Quik answer, my girl Freund came to Turkey on 14th of Mai, and we will leave turkey on the 28th of October, so she will over stay in total 74days, as we are allowed to stay in Turkey 90days .
    Did you mean with 5§ a day or the month? 😮
    Thank you so much for your cooperation.

  182. Hello,
    As i‘m Working in Turkey as a TUI rep, I have my work permit my own appart , my girlfreind came to visit me as she’s Tunisian she diden‘t need a vis for Turkey , but she can only stay 90 days for the next 180 days; but now she’s here in Turkey over 74days overstay, please can you advice me, or tell me how much we have to pay when we leave the country , and if she’s Band to visit Turkey again in short theme. Thanks in advacnce . Sinserly regards,

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      It is difficult to tell how much you will need to pay as yoou did not mention when you are going to leave Turkey. Officially maximum fee for Tunisian citizens is maximum of 5$ for first month and 0,5$ per remaining months. Be informed that amount might differ from official fees. The final decision on the amount is taken by the customs at the airport.

      Kind regards

  183. Hello,

    I entered Turkey on 26.07.2018 with a multiple entry internship visa that is valid until march 2019. I left the country on 24.08.2018 for a vacation and came back on 02/09. I will be staying in Turkey until 07.11.2018 and I don’t really have time to apply for a residence permit. If I don’t count the days spent abroad (which should be the case right?), I will be overstaying for 13 days. Paying the fine is no problem but is there a possibility of getting a ban to enter Turkey in this case?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As you said, only days spent in Turkey count as days when you used your visa. If you did not overstay in Turkey before and will pay the fine, there should be no reason to imply an entry ban on you.

      Best Regards

  184. Dear ExpatGuide!
    I was leaving Turkey on a tourist visa 16 days late of my allowed 90-day stay (as I was confused because I also changed my passport in the meantime). That means how I was in the country for 106 days and I paid the fine.
    I have scheduled a meeting with the residence permit office on 15th of October, for which I need to come back. Am I allowed to enter the country?
    My current visa is valid until 21st of November and I am of Croatian nationality.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You need to be already in Turkey in order to apply for residence permit. If you applied while abroad or left Turkey before the appointment and after your visa expired, your application would not be accepted. You should apply again after you will come to Turkey on new visa.

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  185. Hello,
    I’m from Afghanistan with USA Green Card (Permanent resident ). They give me one month VISA since i have Afghan passport. I would like to Stay for another month. Do you know how much will i have to pay for the fine. And do i get banned from reentry. or any other consequences at the airport. Any input will be greatly appreciated it. Thank you

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Fine for one month overstay should not be higher than 50$. Final decision on the exact amount would be taken by the customs at the airport. If you pay the fine there is no reason for any other consequences like entry ban.

      Kind Regards

  186. Hello
    I unfortunatly recieved a 5 year-ban from entering Turkey, since i was in a hurry when leaving the country and had misunderstood some of the procedures.
    I got this ban lifted, and can now enter Turkey, but i was told i have to pay the fine when i re-enter the country. Since i was in a hurry, i didn’t get the information about the amount of the fine, do you know where i can find this information? Who to contact? I am a danish national citizen, and i got the fine at Sabiha Gokcen airport.
    Thanks in advance.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If consulate does not have informtions about the amount, you will need to ask oficers at the boarder about where and how much you should pay.

      Kind Regards,

    2. Hi Jonathan , I too got a five year ban on leaving turkey . Where did you go to get the ban lifted ? Hope you can advise . Many thanks

  187. If after being rejected for a residence permit and given 10 days to leave, can you leave on the 10th day itself and not get further penalties or does it have to be the day before
    Example: Signed notice of removal on sept 6 and leaving on sept 16th

    Also one other important question
    If I came on April 1st. Applied in April for resident permit And waited till September to get an answer ( and leaving the country in September ) can I come back on October 1st? ( 180 days since april 1st ) and satisfy the 90/180 rule?

    1. You need to leave Turkey within 10 days, including the 10th day.
      İf you pay the fine while leaving Turkey and would not be banned to re-enter the country, you can come back on a new visa after 90 days. Otherwise, if you come back earlier, you will be asked at the boarder to sign a document stating that you will apply for residence permit within 10 days upon arrival. İf you do not apply during this period or fail to finish application procedures, you will have to leave the country and will be banned to re-renter Turkey for up to 5 years.

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  188. Hey there. Can the border agents tell who is a dual citizen. Regarding the 90/180 rule. Can a dual citizen leave for a week and come back with a different passport and visa and will be allowed in ?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As you already crossed Turkish boarder before, your data is in the system so your identity is possible to be checked easily while entering the country again. We would strongly recommend obeying the 90/180 rule instead or applying for residence/work permit if you need to spend more time in Turkey.

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  189. Hello,
    One of my friend overstayed in Turkey around 2 years and while he leaves from Turkey he got banned for 5 years because he didn’t have money to pay.
    Now he wants to pay the fine and lift the ban? Can you please advise how to proceed or is this possible? Thanks in advance.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Your friend should contact local Turkish consulate/embassy to discuss the possibility of cancelling his ban.

      Best Regards,

  190. Hello!
    I have been in Turkey for almost 90 days and I should leave tomorrow to not exceed the permitted time (I have a Swiss passport). I am having some issues with my visa for Iran though, and need to wait for it at Trabzon consulate. Could you tell me what happens if I stay around 10-15 days longer in Turkey? And also, I will leave the country by bus, will I have to pay my fine at the boarder? Is it something that takes long time? (I wouldn’t want the bus to not wait for me!). Thank you very much for your help and best wishes.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You will need to pay a small fine at the boarder for overstaying. İf you pay the fine there should not be any other consequences like ban to re-renter Turkey. You can pay the fine at the boarder, it would not be a long procedure.

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      1. Thank you very much for your swift reply! Small fine means under 30 USD? Can I pay in EUR or USD or do I need to have TL with me? Thank you again, this service is of great help! Kindest regards.

        1. Maximum fee for overstaying up to one month is 50 USD so we would recommend to have at least equivalent of this amount in USD, EUR or TL with you while leaving Turkey. The final decision on the amount will be taken by the customs at the boarder.

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          1. So, what happened is that I overstayed 4 days (entered Turkey the 10th of June, left the 11th of September). At the border they have asked me to pay a fine of 660 TL, more than 90 USD, I didn’t have the money and even if, I wouldn’t have paid such a way to high fine for such a short overstay (caused by the delay in answering from the Iranian consulate in Trabzon by the way… and knowing that some people have paid 50 USD by overstaying 6 months). Refusing payment, I have been deported from Turkey for 5 years. Maybe the information you have regarding fines need update, rules might have changed, they insisted that it is the system (computer) that gives information about how high the fine must be. Thank you in any case for your help and care in answering so promptly. Best wishes, Corinne

  191. Hi:
    I have visa type A2 with spanish passport for tourist propose, I came to Turkey on 6 th of july and at now, I discover that my visa will be expired tomorrow, because itwas 90 days (and not 180 days). This visa is valid until 30 th November (multiple entry) what i have to do? should i go to Greece and come back? can i extended online? can i apply for residence if my visa is expired? HELP PLEASE

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can apply for residence permit as long as your visa is valid. Otherwise, when your visa expires, you should leave Turkey and can come after another 90 days with new touristic visa. İf you come earlier than after 90 days, you will sign a document at the boarder stating that you will apply for residence permit within 10 days upon arrival.

      Kind Regards,

  192. my girlfriend was in Cyprus for only 25 days and was on her way home they stopped her for overstay visa and now wants 2876.00 as a fine or they will send her back to Cyprus to be jailed. is this true can they do that

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As rules in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus might differ from Republic of Turkey, we can not give you clear answer in this topic. You should contact authoriies in Nortern Cyprus.

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  193. Hello I would like to know that I had resident permit which expired in beginning of July 2018 and now I hve overstayed for almost 2 months and hold a US passport and planning on leaving turkey so where do I pay my fine and how much wud it cost me and do I hve to pay in Turkish lira or in US Dollars. I wud appreciate yr prompt response. Thnx.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can pay the fine at the airport. For this purpose you should arrive there around 30 minuts to one hour earlier than planned. For 2 months your fine might be around 60 USD but remember that the final decision on the amount of fine is taken by the customs at the airport. Fine can be paid in both – Turkish Lira or US Dollars.

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  194. Hi Sir, I visited turkey some time ago while my stay there I applied for residence permit they gave me 4 month time for my hearing (appointment). On hearing they refused me residence permit so came back to Pakistan on rejection. I also paid fine for my over stay in turkey at airport. Can I apply for visa now? Is there any ban or restriction on me to apply for turkey visa??

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      İf you paid the fine and were not informed about entry ban being imposed on you, most probably you can come back to Turkey. To make sure you can contact Turkish consulate or embassy.

      Kind Regards,

  195. Hello my name is Mehmed, I am bosnian. My problem is that i stayed long term in turkey without visa. i mean without residence permit. soon i am gonna leave the country, so do i have to pay fee, and would i get banned, i stayed 3 and half years without visa here ? if you can help me please.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      For overstaying three and half years in Turkey you will need to pay the fine, which might be around 3500 TL. The final decision on the amount will be taken by the customs at the airport. İf you refuse to pay the fine, you will be banned to re-enter Turkey for up to five years.

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  196. My permit was when l wanted to renew it and l was told to leave the country in 10days but l couldn’t leave that time because of the business l was doing here ,so know l want go and l was told to pay fine of 1300tl and they will not burn me,my question now is will l be able to come back with a new visa and apply for a new permit.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      İf you paid the fine and were not informed about the entry ban at the airport, you can apply for new visa to come back to Turkey. Possibility of applying for new residence permit depends on the type of permit you had before and the city you are going to apply in. İf you were holder of touristic residence permit before, most probably you can not apply for the same type again.

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  197. Thank you very much. Also if we leave in september after about 90 days of stay will there be country ban on me and what fees do I have to pay for 90 day overstay?

    1. İf you pay the fine, entry ban should not be imposed. The final decision on the amount of penalty is given by the customs at the airport, you should have around 80$ with you.

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      1. Thank you. Its also said that I have to leave the country within 7 days. Is it mandatory or can I still stay for another 30 days in turkey.

        Also, can we get an early appointment date for short-term residence permit, is it possible?

        1. İf you would not leave Turkey within 7 days, even if you pay the fine, you might be banned to re-enter country.
          İt is not possible to choose the appointment date, it is only automatically given by the system.

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  198. Hello,

    I have to go to UK on 13th September and my residence permit has expired on 15 June. I had applied for my ikamet on 15th June but today I got to know that I applied for the wrong category i.e. for student permit extension although I had graduated from university on 11th June and should have taken a short-term residence permit. I have Pakistani passport, I don’t know what to do. Now its too late and I don’t know that if I apply for the residence permit appointment it would be very late. So, what should I do? Please reply ASAP

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Because of your previous residence permit expired, you will need to pay the fine for overstaying in Turkey at the airport and come back again with new visa to apply again. You will still have a right to apply for residence permit as a graduate in Turkey but there is no guarantee that it would be granted.

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  199. Hello sir!!
    Migration refused my application now I’m going back my country Pakistan on 13 Aug.54 days I’m overstay in Turkey..when I will go airport how long before I should go airport ?And where I have to pay fine?same time and same day they can slove my problem?And how much I have to pay?
    Thanks for your cooperation

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You should go to the airport at least one hour earlier and directly go to the information point, where you will be instructed about the fine and payment. All of the formalities will be handled at the aiport within short period of time. Final decision on the amount of fine will be taken by the customs at the airport. You should have the amount of around 80$ with you.

      Kind Regards,

  200. Hello pls I am from Ghana and I have giving 15 days visa for turkey but want to stay for 1 month 1 week .will I have a problem of over staying there for another 18 days ?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      İf you stay in Turkey longer than your visa allows you to, you must pay the fine for overstaying according to the chart above. Final decision on the amount of fine is taken by the customs at the airport.

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  201. Hi, i’ve overstayed in Turkey for 18 days. I hold a Singapore passport. Can i know how much is the fines that i need to pay? Please advise. Thanks

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      For 18 days the fine should not be higher than total 18$. The final decision on the amount is taken by the customs at the airport.

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  202. Hello

    I used to have a residence permit from 2006 to 2010 as my father used to work there as a Nato millitary personel. We moved back to our home contry in 2010 and i guess we havent cancelled our gave back our residence premit and now everytime i visit Turkey as a tourist they stop me at the airport for questioning because their system shows that i am still living in Turkey but with an expired permit. Do you know what could be done in this situation?
    Many thanks

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You should contact immigration office as most probably your personal informations are still not updated in the system what causes misunderstanding every time.

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  203. Hello!
    My recident permit has expired before 3 days, and in 7 days I will go out of Turkey. Can you tell me, if I go out of Turkey when I can come back here? If I stay out for 5 days can I come back and stay 3 months like a tourist?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      For overstaying only 10 days you might need to pay a small fine at the airport. İf you pay the fine, there will be no problem to come back to Turkey but you should wait until the period to obtain a new visa passes. This period is dependent on your nationality. For example if your country’s visa policy is 90/180 days, you should not come earlier than after 90 days. Otherwise you will need to sign a document stating that you will apply for residence permit within 10 days upon arrival to Turkey.

      Kind Regards

      1. And tell me plese what is the punishment if I stay one month more? Just pay some money or …? Thank you!

  204. Greetings,

    I have been residing in Turkey since 2014 as a US citizen, and own my own house. I have been renewing my Ikamet regularly, however this time for some unknown reason everytime I tried to fill up the application to secure an appointment, the system does not allow it. My present residency visa expires next week…I inquired and was told that it could have been caused by the fact that I recently renewed my US passport, therefore I was advised to leave Turkey and return in order to allow the new passport to be lodged in the system, I went to a Greek island and returned the same day. I tried again to complete the application and have not been able to do it. Do you have any suggestion, and can the appointment be made the old fashion way? Kindly advise by convenient return since I am very worried.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      This kind of problems are very often connected with application syatem and they can be solved only by immigration office. But as you went abroad and came back, your passport informations should have been updated. İn this case we recommend to go to the immigtaion office in person and explain the details. Appointment can be taken only online, it is not given in the office anymore.

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  205. Hi, Could you help me with the details i can’t quite understand the fine price is it fixed or it depends on the officer i would like for you to tell me how much i should be expecting to pay ( don’t need exact amount just give me your best guess) my 30 day E-visa is expiring i am planning to overstay 3 days. I have alien’s passport from Finland (not nationality passport) so i don’t think the 180 days rule works for me please could you give me details and 1 more thing my flight is going from ataturk airport 8:30 morning what time should i come before the flight and where do i go to pay the fine? do i go straight to the passport cantroll or is there is some kinda office for vailoting the tourstic Evisa that you can pay the fine from?

    Kinda regards.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Most probably for only 3 days you will not be fined at all or you can be fined with minimum amount of around 10$. You should come earlier than planned but it will not take a lot of time, half an hour would be enough. We would recommend you to go directly to the information point after arrival to the airport.

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  206. Hello, i am from Turkmenistan and i will overstay for 5 days in Turkey because my Russian visa will be ready at the 20th of July. And my permission for staying will be expired at the 16th of July. I want to know how much i will pay for 5 days?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      For overstaying less then 10 days no fee may be imposed or you may be fined with the minimum amount of 10-20$. The final decision on the amount will be taken by the customs at the airport.

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        1. You should go to the office at first to get to know if the fine was imposed and if yes, what would be the exact amount

  207. Hello,
    I have been legally residing in Turkey on a student resident permit since 2014.

    My resident permit expired on the 1 July, 2018. I couldn’t extend it before the expiration date because, I was waiting for my new passport.

    I received my new passport on the 4 July, 2018. Then I tried to make an application for extension i couldn’t. So, I had to make an application for new resident permit for which my appointment has been set for 11 September, 2018

    While I am waiting for the said appointment without a valid resident permit. What should/must I do?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You should carry your passport and a copy of your application form with you as a proof af application for residence permit as it might be required in case of any documents control.

      Kind Regards,

  208. Hi, I am from Pakistan and I have the US VISA as a supporting document to get eVISAI travelled in and out a lot since November 2017 and lost track of time. Last time when I was exiting Turkey in May 2018, the immigration officer asked me to pay around 300TL fine, because I stayed 108 days in the last 6 months. I paid the fine and no ban was imposed on my stamp; it’s a normal exit stamp. I have to go back to Turkey again for about 25 days, and probably very soon on a normal one-month eVisa. My stay in Turkey is around 85 days in the last 6 months as of this moment. My question is: Do I have to wait till this 180 days cycle is over and my stay days in Turkey are back to zero OR I can travel now and stay for 25 days?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      180 days period in 90/180 visa is counted from the first day of entry with the visa. You can obtain a new visa and come to Turkey after 180 days since first entry passes. Otherwise at the airport you will be asked to sign a document stating that you will apply for residence permit within 10 days upon arrival and if you would not be able to finish the application process, your stay in Turkey would be considered as overstaying again.

      Kind Regards

      1. Thank you so much for the response. What are the chances to get a residence permit for just tourism purposes? and will 10 days be enough to get everything done like documentation, application submission, and getting the permit?

        Also, I would really appreciate if you can please share the total cost for this residence permit. (I have a Pakistani passport) and documentation list.

        1. To apply for touristic residence permit you would need to rent or buy a house in Turkey, prove that you have enough financial resources and health insurance for the whole period of your stay and also present non criminal record from your country. But remember that, especially in İstanbul, there is possibility that your application would be rejected. The whole process can take up to 3 months but you can legally stay in Turkey until you receive your residence permit card.

          Kind Regards,

  209. HI,

    I was living in turkey for last 1 year. 2 Weeks ago i came out of the country for a business trip to Europe. I had Ikamet which was expiring in August. Whe i reached the immigration Counter, they told me that my Ikamet is cancelled by the ministry. I want to know that how can they cancel my residence without any intimation to me specially after it was issued to me? I was made to pay the fine as well.

    1. Hello,

      As we do not know any details of your case, we can not give you any specific answer. İf some of your actions were against the rights and duties connected with being a holder of the residence permit in Turkey, it can be cancelled but you should be informed about it. You should contact immigration office and consulate to ask for explanation.

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      1. Thank you very much for such a quick reply. I have 2 questions.

        First, they fined me, gave me a receipt but they didnt put an exit stamp on my passport. It was a normal stamp like everybody else.

        Second, I am going back in 4 days. I usually get my evisa online. I purchased a house in Turkey where I live. What are the chances that they would refuse my entry in the country. However, the guy who informed me about the cancellation at the airport said that coming back would not be a problem. I sent the Directorate of Immigration mutiple emails, they never replied.

        1. İf you received just a stamp with no information about re-entry ban to Turkey, you can come back with no consequences. İf you come back after 4 days, you will most probably receive a document to sign at the airport, stating that you will apply for residence permit in Turkey within 10 days upon arrival. Because you have property in Turkey, you should apply for residence permit for property owners and if there is no circumstances connected with cancellation of your previous residence permit that could affect the result of new application, you will be allowed to stay in Turkey.

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  210. hello!

    Please i need some infos, I applied for residence permit and yesterday was my appointment, they refused the application due to a mistake made by my agency.

    the guy at the ministry of foreign affairs turkey suggest that i have to leave the country for at least 3 days and come back, is that right? (people do this all the time)

    I finish my 3 months the 8th Juin but i was staying legaly because of the appointment, but now they told me i have 10 days to leave without a band at the airport but a have to pay a fine!

    Can i leave for 3 days and come back again to turkey wouldn’t that cause me a troubles at the airport!

    Best regards

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      İf your application was rejected you still need to pay the fine for the period of time spent in Turkey after your visa expired. İf you come back in 3 days with new visa, you would be asked at the airport to sign a statement that you will apply for residence permit within 10 days after your arrival.

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  211. My fiancé is being held at an airport in istanbul turkey. He had overstayed in turkey. Was held until payment of $2500 was paid. Upon traveling to airport to LEAVE turkey he was involved in a fatal head on collision. Has been in hospital in istanbul since accident on 5 /18/2018. NOW they are requiring him to pay again for overstaying. But he was in the hospital under Drs care. Can they LEGALLY force him to pay again even though he was in hospital.

    1. Hello,

      İf he paid the fine already before and have some documents to prove that he was in hospital since then, he can try to refer to those but in this case consultation with a lawyer might be needed because this case is not in a scope of our competences.

      Kind Regards

  212. Hello I am a Pakistani, recent graduate from a university in Turkey. My residency card is expiring on 30th June 2018. I am looking to apply for 6-month new residency permit card. However, due to passport renewal problem I cannot apply for the new residency permit right away and will be able to apply by 5-7 July 2018 (which is 5-7 days after the expiry of my residency permit). So, I wanted to ask you if I can do this and what other consequences will I face? and if I face any fines, where will I pay them? Thank you.
    P.S I am currently staying in Turkey.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      İf you will not be able to apply for residence permit before the end of validity of your current one, you will need to leave Turkey and come back on a new visa to apply again. İf you would not be able to leave Turkey within 10 days after your residence permit expiration date, you will pay the fine for overstaying at the airport.

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  213. hii, my ikamet expired feb but i applied for a renewal as a tourist and the system gave me june as appointment date. i went for the interview and three days later i was sent a message that my application was rejected. my husband stays here and he has a work permit. can i apply again on family residence basis. then how do i go about it. thanks

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      İf your husband stays in Turkey with work permit for at least a year, you can apply for family residence permit on this basis. But still you need to leave Turkey, paying the fine for overstaying at the airport and come again with new visa to be able to apply for residence permit. İf you want, our company would be glad to assist you throughout the application process.

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  214. Hi,I’m from Brazil and I overstay in 1 day (91days in 6 months). I pay 622liras but I want come back in 20 days and stay more 12days. The police attendant told me I can come back but should apply for resident visa. Did you know if I really need apply for this resident visa or can I just pay the fee again? Thanks

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You should wait for another 90 days to be able to come back to Turkey without consequences. İf you come earlier, you would need to apply for residence permit within 10 days upon your arrival and stay in Turkey until the end of application process. Otherwise you would pay the fine for another 20 days and most probably would be banned to re-enter Turkey up to 5 years.

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