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Pursuant to Press legislation in Turkey, foreign nationals who
work for Press entities as Journalists and similar assignments can
apply for a temporary or permanent press card
regardless of their entity having a representative in
Turkey. This article will focus on a long-term
press card application process for foreign nationals.
STEPS OF PRESS CARD APPLICATION PROCESS:
- PRESS VISA APPLICATION (TURKISH GENERAL CONUSLATE/EMBASSY
- PRESS CARD APPLICATION IN TURKEY (DIRECTORATE OF
- PRESS RESIDENCE PERMIT (MIGRATION DIRECTORATE)
- ADDRESS REGISTRATION (POPULATIONS REGISTRY)
The entire immigration process of a foreign Press Member takes
approximately 4 – 5 months. Note
that this estimate can vary according to the processing
times/workload of the Turkish Consulate and the Directorate of