I am Sonya from Taiwan. I am going to stay in Turkey for non-employment company visit from March 23 to May 28(67 days in total). However, I just got a 60-day visa from the Turkish Trade Office in Taiwan and was asked to apply for residence permit at the Alien's Branch of Local Police Department for my stay.
You set up your appointment too early. You need to do it after you entered the country. Ok, here is a clue to you. Please, read announcement which pops up on the website http://yabancilar.iem.gov.tr/ and all announcements on that page.
Are you trying to extend your visa for touristic reasons? Then it would be better to set up an appointment 15 days before your visa expires. The day of application for the appointment is the day when you actual residence permit's issue day validation begins, from that day you count whatever month or days your apply for. You can stay in the country before your interview even if your visa expires, as far as you scheduled the appointment you are ok in the country . So don't worry about it. What you need to do now is when you will arrive you will have to go to the immigration police and cancel your appointment in person. Then apply again 15-20 days before the visa expiration, that way you would be able to stay in the country longer.
Thank you so much for helping me. You are right.I want to extend my visa for my trip after company visit. I was asked by the Trade Office in Taiwan to apply for it within 30 days upon my arrival. Therefore, I'd better go to the Local Police Department upon my arrival to cancel the reservation and make a new appointment online.
Would there be any problems like fine at the airport if I leave Turkey without residence permit (before the residence permit interview) after my visa expires?
Well i can tell you that my visa ended last september and i got an appointment the last february so i overstayed 5 months without visa and i got my residence permit nothing happens as long as you apply once you are here and before that your residence permit expire .