Students coming from the countries, which are exempted from visa requirement to Turkey, do not have to apply to the Turkish Embassy/Consulates for any type of visa and may directly come to Turkey with their passports. Residence permit application will be made during the Orientation Program.
It is very important that you confirm your country's visa regime with Turkey via the Turkish Embassy or Consulates in your country. If you need a "student visa" to enter Turkey, please make sure that you apply for the student visa as soon as you receive your acceptance letter. Make travel arrangements accordingly, so that you will allow adequate time for your visa to be processed prior to your departure.
You are required to apply for a residence permit in person within a month of your arrival.
The residence permit is obtained from the Directorate General of Migration Management. The Office of International Students Exchange Programs personnel will guide you when you apply for a residence permit during the orientation weeks.
Required documents for Residence Permit;
- Photocopy of the passport (ID page and Student Visa page).
- Residence Permit Application Form.
- Four ID photos (separately).
- "Student Personal Information Form," obtained from Office of Exchange Programs.
- Health Insurance contract
- Dormitory certificate
- Application fee: 20 USD or 30 Euros.
Please note that students must apply to Directorate General of Migration Management for the extension of their residence permit within the 15 days after the expiration date, otherwise penalty fee will be charged.