Protests Impact Immigration Processing

13 Jun 13


Civil unrest in Turkey is currently causing delays in processing times for work and residence permits. In Istanbul and other cities, residence permit processing times have doubled. At Istanbul’s main police station, Vatan Emniyet, which issues initial work and dependent residence permits, the processing time is now estimated to be four weeks.

BAL urges clients to allow for flexibility in planning travel and work start dates. BAL will keep clients updated on any other changes to processing times.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group. For additional information, please contact

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