Status and rights of family members


Country Report: Status and rights of family members Last updated: 10/07/24



Upon arrival in Türkiye, family members receive a “family residence permit” for a maximum duration of validity of 3 years.[1] Holders of this permit have access primary and secondary education institutions without obtaining a student residence permit.[2]

Adult family members on a family residence permit may apply to transfer to a short-term residence permit after 3 years of residence in Türkiye.[3] However, this condition may be waived in cases where the spouse has been a victim of domestic violence,[4] or in the event of death of the sponsor.[5]




[1] Article 34(1) LFIP.

[2] Article 34(4) LFIP.

[3] Article 34(5) LFIP.

[4] Article 34(6) LFIP.

[5] Article 34(7) LFIP.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of main changes since the previous report update
  • Introduction to the asylum context in Türkiye
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • Temporary Protection Regime
  • Content of Temporary Protection