Residence Permit

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.


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.)

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


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 Expat Guide Turkey 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.


  • 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 overstayed my touristic visa for 22 days while waiting for the result of my residence permission application. It got rejected and I left the next day, but I still had to pay the overstaying fee.
    Now I want to go back after exactly 90 days. Will there be some kind of issue with this with this? Do I need to apply for a visa before?
    I’m a German citizen.

    1. Hello, dear Lisa,
      You can find out whether you have a re-entry ban at the passport control at the airport. If you do not have a re-entry ban, you can easily enter Turkey after 90 days based on your passport. You do not need a visa.
      Thank you for your comment.

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