Turkey’s Ministry of Domestic Affairs has issued secondary legislation outlining the requirements for visa, residence permit, deportation and international protection requests. The latest regulation codifies processes and practices which have largely already been applied in Turkey, since the primary legislation entered into force in 2014. It also introduces working principles for the Migration Policies Board, the Migration Consultancy Board, International Protection Evaluation Committee, as well as the Fight Against Irregular Migration Coordination Board.

The Regulation Regarding Law No. 6458 on Foreigners and International Protection (“Regulation”) was published in Official Gazette number 29656 on 17 March 2016.

The immigration processes in question are overseen by Turkey’s General Directorate of Migration. Specific details about the procedures and processes can be found on its websitein English, German and French.

Please refer to this link for the full text of the Regulation (only in Turkish).

Information first published in the MA | Gazette, a fortnightly legal update newsletter produced by Moroğlu Arseven.