Izmir

Living and
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Sven Baudach

"My business partners, also mainly expats, and me, we always use the wonderful InterNations Events as an informal get-togethers."

Maggy Roswick

"With all the great information and contacts provided by InterNations, it was no big deal to get settled in Istanbul."

Make the most of living and working in Izmir

Expat living in Izmir raises plenty of questions, for instance: ʺWhat are the requirements from Turkish authorities to get a residence permit?”, ʺWhat are the hottest nightclubs in Istanbul at the moment?ʺ, or ”Who can recommend colleges and universities in town?”

Finding all this expat information about living and working in Izmir takes a lot of time. Our Izmir expat guide is there to make your relocation to Izmir as easy as possible. Starting with embassies and consulates to information about expat institutions & clubs, the guide covers all the different aspects of expat life in Izmir.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Izmir. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world - from living in London to living in Tokyo.

Top Articles in the Izmir Expat Guide

  • Moving to Izmir

    Being the third largest city in Turkey, Izmir is home to over 4 million people. The climate in Izmir is mild and pleasant all year around. Foreigners moving to Izmir need to obtain a visa. Read up on the information about the city and visa policy on the InterNations Expat Guide.
  • Living in Izmir

    Located in the western region of Anatolia, Izmir is the third largest city in Turkey. Its Levantine, Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultural heritage makes Izmir distinct from the other Turkish cities. Check out the InterNations Expat Guide for more information about living in Izmir.
  • Working in Izmir

    Serving as the third largest exporting region in Turkey, Izmir has been an important part of the wider Turkish economy since the Ottoman Empire. There are many employment opportunities in the trade and service sectors. Expats planning to work in Izmir need a work permit. Check out the InterNations Expat Guide for more information.

Information on the Expat Life in Izmir

Are you looking specifically for foreign-media news agents in town or a doctor speaking your native language in Turkey? In addition to our expat guide, the expat directory for Izmir provides you with listings of all expatriate-relevant locations and relocation services in Izmir. Furthermore, you might want to also consider our Izmir expats forum to receive first hand information from your fellow expats.

Simply become a member of InterNations Izmir and you’ll be warmly received with a friendly Merhaba among our expats living and working in Izmir.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Izmir? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Jersey City or living in Hong Kong!

Sven Baudach

"My business partners, also mainly expats, and me, we always use the wonderful InterNations Events as an informal get-togethers."

Maggy Roswick

"With all the great information and contacts provided by InterNations, it was no big deal to get settled in Istanbul."

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