Health Insurance in Turkey

rmwmfoj5336259When purchasing accommodation tin Turkey for permanent residence, do not forget to take care of health. Since 2014 the Law on foreigners and international protection has been in force in Turkey. According to this law, availability of health insurance is required. Only citizens under 18 and over 65 are exempt from insurance. In other cases the residence permit can be granted only after receiving the health insurance.

So, where to start?

When you get a residence permit in Turkey, you need to apply for local insurance for 1 year. It usually includes out-patient treatment, hospitalization, doctor’s consultation, tests, and even operative (surgical) intervention. But if you need to make a dentist appointment, you will need to pay extra.

How to Choose the Right Insurance Company

This depends on your desire and financial capacity. The cost of insurance and its coverage may vary significantly in different countries. The most popular among foreigners are the following firms: Ankara sigorta, Guneş sigorta, Yapı kredi sıgorta, Aliyanz sıgorta, Acıbadem sigorta, Groupama sigorta, Ak sigorta, Axa sigorta.

What Documents Will You Need When You Apply?

A foreign passport, the previous residence permit (if you have one) and the amount of money claimed by the company are needed to apply for the health insurance.

How Much Does Health Insurance Cost?

The average cost of an annual health insurance varies between 400 and 3000 Turkish liras depending on gender, age, the insurance company and the coverage area of the insurance.

Can I get a Refund

Yes, you can get a refund in two cases: if you have a health insurance from another company and if you are refused to obtain s residence permit.