Turkey: Delays continue on dependents’ online residence permit appointment system

Foreign nationals in Istanbul attempting to book initial residence permit appointments for their dependents on the Istanbul Migration Directorate website are continuing to face delays.

Currently, dependents filing initial residence permit applications should expect a three-month processing delay and appointments for application submission are not available until the end of January.

There is not an expected resolution date for the online delays.

What This Means for Foreign Nationals

Foreign nationals in Istanbul attempting to book initial residence permit appointments for their dependents are advised to apply far in advance of the principal applicant’s start date and to expect delays on the online system.

Stuart Beaty

Celsium, Birmingham, UK