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Booking appointment for residence visa (Istanbul)

Hi all,

I understand this may have been covered before, however I just want to be clear.

I have been in Istanbul just over a week and intend to stay here long term (my wife-to-be is Turkish and we are settling into the Gayrettepe area). This morning I went online to book an appointment ( Protected content and was offered three dates in July all of which are fully booked.

While I understand that it can be normal to have an appointment months ahead of the actual date you are trying to book (in my case today), is it normal to be provided with only three dates all of which are fully booked?

Also, should the date I book be outside the 90 day tourist visa threshold, am I am to legally remain in Istanbul?

Thanks in advance.


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