Fines for overstaying the residency permit in Turkey – All you need to know

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The fine for overstaying the residency permit in Turkey, in addition to the cash amount, is calculated based on the number of additional months you spend in Turkey illegally, and you will not be allowed to enter Turkey for 3 months to 5 years.

Upon departure, you can pay the fine in Turkish Lira.

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According to Law No. 6428 of Article 9 of the Turkish Constitution, which was promulgated on 4/4/2013, violations of the laws on visas, visa exemptions, temporary residence, and work permits by foreign nationals, will prevent these persons from entering Turkey.

Foreigners can stay in Turkey for 90 days out of every 180 days, and apply for residency within these three months.

If they have applied for residency during this period but did not receive their residency card, when leaving the country. They are fined for violating Turkey’s residency law.

Overstay fines and overstaying the residency permit in Turkey

50 Dollar1 Month
60 Dollar2 Month
70 Dollar3 Month
80 Dollar4 Month
90 Dollar5 Month
100 Dollar6 Month
110 Dollar7 Month
120 Dollar8 Month

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In this article, we will provide more details about the fine and ban on foreign nationals when violating the residence law and the legal length of stay in Turkey.

Despite the violation of the right of residence in Turkey, if foreign nationals attempt to leave the country under the following conditions, they are not subject to the legal penalty for entering Turkey:

Individuals who have violated their legal right to reside in Turkey for up to three months and who left Turkey before the authorities issued a warning, will be punished for violating their residency law in accordance with Article 492 of the Fee Law of the Turkish Constitution. The penalty includes a fine only, and if they pay the fine, they will not be prevented from entering Turkey.

Individuals who have violated their legal right to reside in Turkey for up to three months (not included in this law for 3 months) according to Article 492 of the Turkish Constitution, the penalty for violating their residence law is a fine, and if the fine is paid, they will not be prevented from entering Turkey .

Due to the violation of the right of residence in Turkey, if foreign nationals leave Turkey according to the following conditions, they will not be allowed to enter Turkey for a period ranging from one month to five years.

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Foreign nationals who have resided illegally in Turkey for more than 3 months, and who themselves left Turkey and paid a fine before being warned by the authorities to leave the country, based on the period in which they violated the residence law.

They will not be allowed to enter Turkey under the following conditions:

  • Violation of the 3- to 6-month residence law: Entry is prohibited for one month.
  • Violation of the residence law for a period of 6 months to a year: Entry is prohibited for 3 months.
  • Violation of the residence law in Turkey for one to two years: Entry is prohibited for one year.
  • Violation of the residence law in Turkey for 2 to 3 years: entry is prohibited for 2 years.
  • Violation of the residence law in Turkey for more than 3 years: Entry is prohibited for 5 years.

Foreign nationals who have completed their residence in Turkey and left the country or have been deported, will not be allowed to enter Turkey for 3 to 5 years under the following conditions:

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Foreign nationals whose stay in Turkey has expired and who applied before leaving the country to be notified by the authorities, but did not pay the fine, will be banned from entering Turkey for a period of 3 months to 5 years.

Foreign nationals who have lived for up to three months and have not left the country or have been deported but have not left the country despite the authorities’ warning and the expiry of the deadline for their departure, will not be allowed to enter Turkey for a period of 3 months to 5 years.

Foreign nationals whose stay in Turkey has expired and their residency application has not been extended, regardless of paying a fine, if they do not apply to leave the country within the specified period, will be banned from entering Turkey for a period of 3 months to 5 years.

Foreign nationals whose stay in Turkey has expired and their application for a residence or work permit has not been extended, regardless of paying a fine, if they do not apply to leave the country within the specified period, from 3 months to 5 months. They will not be allowed to enter Turkey for a year.

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According to Article 492 of the Fee Law, regardless of paying fines to foreigners and benefiting from the Visa Exemption Law, under which foreigners can stay in Turkey for 90 days out of every 180 days. During this period if the stay is not extended within 10 days, they will not be allowed to enter Turkey for 3 months to 5 years.

According to the fee law, regardless of whether the fine for non-extension of stay has been paid or not by foreign nationals, they will be subject to alternative obligations after the termination of administrative supervision.

According to the fee law in Turkey, regardless of whether the fine for non-extension of stay is paid or not by foreign nationals, they may be deported by officials.

How to pay a fine for overstaying the residency permit in Turkey

Upon departure, you can pay this fine in Turkish Lira at the exit gate.

There is also a specific place to pay for this fine at the airports.