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Where can I go to find emergency/short-term housing?

There is no official/general housing opportunity provided by the state. Services such as Airbnb mceclip0.png for short-term housing are also available in Turkey. Accommodation may also be provided by local people (such as hotels and private houses) in Turkey on a voluntary basis. You can also try to find accommodation for rent on Turkish real estate websites sahibinden.com mceclip0.png and hepsiemlak.com mceclip0.png.

For Ukrainians who fled the war to Turkey, a large-scale support project was launched by the ASAM international organization. This project is the only centralized initiative to support Ukrainians in Turkey. As part of the project, Ukrainian refugees receive:

  • Free temporary accommodation;
  • Additional financing of rental housing;

For all questions of assistance within the framework of the project, call 0312 212 60 12 (Mon-Fri from 9:00 to 17:30). To continue in Ukrainian, press 6. The SGDD-ASAM office in Antalya is available by phone: +90 (312) 212 60 12.

Can I access public housing or housing provided by the state? How and where do I apply for public housing?

As per Article 95 of Law No. 6458 on Foreigners and International Protection, as a general rule applicants and international protection beneficiaries shall provide their own accommodation. However, the Directorate General of Migration Management (""Directorate General"") may establish reception and accommodation centers to meet the accommodation, food, healthcare, social and other needs of applicants and international protection beneficiaries. Priority shall be given to the accommodation of persons with special needs. You must apply to the Ministry of Interior Department of Immigration Administration for available housing assistance.

You must apply to the Ministry of Interior Department of Immigration Administration for available housing assistance.

How do I find long term housing?

As a general rule applicants and international protection beneficiaries shall provide their own accommodation. You can stay with friends or can rent a property on your own. Rental agreements are not subject to any specific form requirement. Therefore, even a verbal agreement is sufficient for renting a property. However, to ensure the probative force of the agreement we highly recommend execution of it in writing. The only document that might be required for the execution of the agreement would be the ID of the lessee to prove the identity. You can call 157 or download "Gรถรง ฤฐdaresi" mobile app for any questions with respect to the legal status, available assistance and any other questions pertaining to foreigners in Turkey, including questions regarding housing.

You can use services like Airbnb mceclip0.png to find a place to stay.

You can also try to find accommodation for rent on Turkish real estate websites sahibinden.com mceclip0.png and hepsiemlak.com mceclip0.png.

If you plan to rent an apartment not on the shores of the Aegean or Mediterranean seas, you should expect from 4,000 to 6,000 Turkish lira per month (โ‚ฌ200-330) for a two-room apartment.

In Istanbul, a one-room apartment on the outskirts of the city costs from 3,500 liras (โ‚ฌ180). The closer to the center, the higher the prices. For an apartment in the heart of Istanbul, you can pay up to 100,000 lira (โ‚ฌ5,200) per month.

Monthly utilities consist of electricity, water, gas, telephone, internet and television fees, with an average cost of 1,250 lira (โ‚ฌ65).

Groups in Telegram for finding housing:

Facebook group for housing search: Alanya mceclip0.png

If I am staying with friends and family in the long term, what documents do I need to fill out to make it official? How can I obtain proof of residency?

Long term residency will require an application for a residency permit. If such residency will be at friends or family within Turkey, a notarized letter of undertaking will be requested from such persons (including from spouses in case of married individuals). The following documents are required for a residence permit:

  1. Residence Permit Application Form (must be signed by foreigner and/or his/her legal representative.).
  2. Photocopy of passport or passport substitute document (pages containing identity information, photo and processed pages) (The original document must be presented on the appointment day.).
  3. 4 biometric photos (must have been taken within the last 6 months, against a white background and biometric).
  4. Statement on having sufficient and regular financial means throughout the stay (shall be stated in the Application Form. Administration may request supporting documents from the applicant.).
  5. Documents/receipts for the payment of residence permit and card fee.
  6. Valid health insurance (Insurance period must cover the duration of the intended residence permit).
  7. Document showing the registration in the Address Registration System (in case of registration in the address registration system).
  8. Document of Residence.