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How to extend a Residence Permit

If foreign nationals with a residence permit wish to continue living in Turkey, they must extend their permit by following the necessary procedures and meeting the requirements set by the Turkish authorities.

As part of the extension process, foreign nationals must also obtain private health insurance to comply with the regulations. This requirement applies to all foreign nationals seeking to extend their residence permit in Turkey.

However, if a foreign national is accompanying someone who holds a work permit, they may be exempt from the private health insurance requirement if they can provide proof of existing health insurance coverage. It is important to verify the specific requirements and regulations for each case to ensure compliance with Turkish laws.

Please note that the explanations provided are intended for informational purposes only. For the most up-to-date and detailed information on residence permits and related procedures in Turkey, it is recommended to visit the official website of the Turkish government at It is important to verify the information and requirements specific to your situation before taking any action to ensure compliance with Turkish laws and regulations.

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