The Presidency of Migration Management made a new statement on 30.06.2022 regarding the residence permit application in Turkey. Foreigners’ quota, which was 25% before in Turkey, has been reduced to 20% as of June 1 to prevent foreigners from concentrating in certain regions of our country.
Normally, in Turkey, it is prohibited for any region or territory to have a foreign population that makes up more than 25% of the overall population. However, due to the recent immigrants breaking this legislation, Turkey has reaffirmed in recent months that it will restrict the number of districts or locations those foreign nationals may live in or use as their registered residence. This change was anticipated to take place soon.
In response to this, Turkey’s Interior Minister, Süleyman Soylu announced that, as of June 1, neighborhoods were closed to some foreigners in its various states, in order to control their numbers in Turkey’s provinces and districts and to prevent their gathering in specific areas. According to the state immigration policy, foreigners cannot exceed 20% of the population in a neighborhood and 10% of the population in a town/district and city.
1169 Neighborhoods in 58 Different Cities Closed for Residence Permits
Now, a total of 1169 neighborhoods in 58 different cities are closed for new residence permit applications. There are 4 neighborhoods in Alanya district, 2 neighborhoods in Döşemealtı district, 3 neighborhoods in Konyaaltı district, and 1 neighborhood in Muratpaşa district among the closed neighborhoods in Antalya province.
Click here for the full and detailed list of the neighborhoods closed for residence permit
NOTE: In addition to this list, the first residence permit applications made by showing the addresses of Avcılar, Bahçelievler, Bağcılar, Başakşehir, Esenler, Esenyurt, Fatih, Küçükçekmece, Sultangazi and Zeytinburnu districts in Istanbul will not be accepted.
New foreign national candidates cannot obtain a residence permit even if they buy property in these closed regions.
The current title deed holders are unaffected by the new law. Holders of titles will still be able to reside there. Even if they live in restricted areas, they are allowed to renew their residency permits.
Does the New Law Prohibit Renting or Buying a Property in Turkey?
Of course not. In Turkey, real estate investments are still viable. The property you’ve bought can be rented out even if you don’t have a residence permit. If you need a residency permit, you must pay attention to the forbidden neighborhoods listed in the new law. Simply TR can answer all your questions about buying real estate in Turkey with its licensed sales consultants.