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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 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 and hepsiemlak.com .
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:
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 "Göç İdaresi" 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 to find a place to stay.
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 (€200-330) for a two-room apartment.
In Istanbul, a one-room apartment on the outskirts of the city costs from 3,500 liras (€180). 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 (€5,200) per month.
Monthly utilities consist of electricity, water, gas, telephone, internet and television fees, with an average cost of 1,250 lira (€65).
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: