The letters on the back of the Turkish residency card – What do they mean?

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Turkish residency card is a card that specifies the identity of a foreigner in Turkey. If you want to stay in Turkey for more than 90 days, you must apply for a residency card (Kimlik).

We have talked about this issue in the article on ways to obtain Turkish residence. Now, in this article, we want to tell you what the letters on the back of the Turkish residence card (Kimlik) mean.

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The letters behind the Turkish Residency Card (Kimlik)

Every foreign national who receives a Turkish residency card has a series of letters written on the back of the card, indicating the type of residence they applied for.

The residency card (Kimlik) consists of 7 different letters, the letters of which are different for each foreigner depending on the type of residence request.

The letter A

People who go to Turkey for scientific research and apply for residence, the letter A is written on the back of the residency card (Kimlik).

The letter B

People who have bought real estate in Turkey and have real estate, the letter B is written on the back of the residence card (Kimlik).

The letter Ç

The letter Ç is written on the back of the residence card (Kimlik) for people who have applied for residency to attend training courses.

The letter D

People who go to Turkey to continue their studies have actually applied for student residence, the letter D is written on the back of the residency card (Kimlik).

The letter E

People who have applied for tourist residence (residence by renting property) have the letter E written on the back of their residence card (Kimlik). These people stay for a short time.

The letter F

People who travel to Turkey for treatment and apply for medical residency, the letter F is written on the back of the residency card (Kimlik).

The letter J

The letter J is written on the back of the residency card (Kimlik) for people who have obtained residency through investment.