Student Visas & Residence Permits

​​​​​​​Do I need a residence permit?

In general, all students from countries outside of TURKEY need to have a residence permit to study in Turkey if they are planning on staying for more than three months. 

International students will need to check carefully whether they need a visa to enter Turkey. A Visa is a document necessary for entering the country and must be applied for prior to departure. It is a sticker in your passport issued by a Turkish Embassy or Consulate. 

Check here for more information - Visa Information For Foreigners

A visa is not the same as a residence permit. A residence permit is a document necessary for staying in the country and should be applied for after arrival.

Applying for a visa in your country

When you are accepted to IAU you will receive an acceptance letter with which you can apply for a Visa in your Country. Please keep in mind that visa application procedures take a long time and plan your application accordingly. After you receive your visa in your country plan your travel accordingly for your enrollment to IAU. 

Applying for a residence permit in Turkey

All international students, regardless of their status, must register and obtain a Residence Permit (Ikamet Tezkeresi) from the Istanbul Provincial Immigration Administration Office within 10 days of entering Turkey. 
You can be required at any time to show your Residence Permit.

Enrolled students apply online at the Ministry Of Interior Directorate General Of Migration Management website. After you have applied, you will also need to collect required documents and make a tax payment. 

Applications for residence permits are processed by the Ministry Of Interior Directorate General Of Migration Management, NOT the University. The residence permit application is your responsibility.

First Time Application for Student Residence Permit

All International Students who completed their registration process at Istanbul Aydin University must apply for student's residence permit from www.goc.gov.tr within 10 days.

From the date of application within 30 days, documents must be completed and submitted to the International Student and Staff Affairs (ISSA-OFFICE). Those who have missing documents will be given 7 days to complete them. Those who do not complete the documents within the time period must submit their documents to the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management in Istanbul.


Required Documents for the First Time Student Residence Permit Application;

1. Online Residence Permit Application Form (Form needs to printed out and signed on the 4th page)

2. Passport and photocopy of passport (Pages containing identity information, photo and bearing stamps)

3. Four (4) biometric photos (must be taken within the last 6 months; the picture needs to have a white background)

4. Declaration which states that financial capacity is to be provided sufficiently and regularly throughout your stay in Turkey (as declared in the application form. Please note that the Directorate General of Migration Office in Istanbul may request supporting documents.) (Student can take it from ISSA Office – J Block Ground Floor)

5. Valid Health Insurance (Insurance period must cover the intended residence permit duration.) (Click here for further information)

6. New Dated Student Letter (This document is valid 15 days after issuing) (Student can take it from F Block – 1)

7. Tax Payment Receipt (Fees related to the Residence Permit) 

Students can pay to the nearest Tax Office in Avcılar (Adres: Cihangir, Ormanlı Cd. Avcılar Hükümet Konağı No:55, 34310 Avcılar/İstanbul/ Metrobus : Avcılar Merkez Station)

8. If you are under 18 years old:

      -Permission letter from your parents

      -Birth certificate

(These two documents must be stamped by your Consulate.)

Don't Forget!

Step 1 – Make an Online Student Residence Permit Application from www.goc.gov.tr.

Step 2 - Once you completed the online application process, please be aware that you must submit your required documents to International Student & Staff Affairs (ISSA Office-J Block Ground Floor) within 30 days.

How to submit my required documents to ISSA Office?

Make an appointment from your UBIS account for submitting your documents to ISSA Office. (Click to Appointment for RP Document Submission)


INFOGRAPHIC FOR RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATION

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P.S.: You can't submit your documents to university without an appointment.


Student Residence Permit Extension Application

Students who are still continuing their education and also have a valid residence permit should do an extension application from www.goc.gov.tr. Extension Residence Permit applications can be made only 60 days before the valid residence permit expired. 

Please be aware that you must submit your documents to the International Student & Staff Affairs (ISSA Office) within 10 days.

Required Documents for the Extension Student Residence Permit;

1. Online Residence Permit Application Form (Form needs to printed out and signed on the 4th page)

2. Passport and photocopy of passport (Pages containing identity information, photo and bearing stamps)

3. Four (4) biometric photos (must be taken within the last 6 months; the picture needs to have a white background)

4. Photocopy of the residence permit (Back and Forth)

5. Declaration which states that financial capacity is to be provided sufficiently and regularly throughout your stay in Turkey (as declared in the application form. Please note that the Directorate General of Migration Office in Istanbul may request supporting documents.) (Student can take it from ISSA Office – J Block Ground Floor)

6. Valid Health Insurance (Insurance period must cover the intended residence permit duration.) (Click here for further information)  

7. New dated student Letter (This document is valid 15 days after issuing) (Student can take it from F Block – 1)

8. Tax Payment Receipt (Fees related to the Residence Permit) 

Students can pay to the nearest Tax Office in Avcılar (Adres: Cihangir, Ormanlı Cd. Avcılar Hükümet Konağı No:55, 34310 Avcılar/İstanbul/ Metrobus : Avcılar Merkez Station)

9. Proof of Residency Letter (In Turkish: İkametgah Belgesi, Name of the place in Turkish: İlçe Nüfus Müdürlüğü)

10. If you are under 18 years old:

      -Permission letter from your parents

      -Birth certificate

(These two documents must be stamped by your Consulate.)


Don't Forget!

Step 1 – Make an Online Student Residence Permit Application from www.goc.gov.tr.

How to submit my required documents to ISSA Office?

Make an appointment from your UBIS account for submitting your documents to ISSA Office. (Click to Appointment for RP Document Submission)

P.S.: You can't submit your documents to university without an appointment.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

•  Students are responsible to follow up their application for the residence permit on time. Please obey and follow the rules and regulations in order to avoid any kind of problems and punishments, such as paying penalty or getting deported.

  • Istanbul Migration Office considers the online appointment date of your application form, thus, application process for staying legally in Turkey must be done before the validation of your visa or the residence permit expiration date.

• In case of any changes in Name/Surname, marital status, address, passport, department/program at your university etc. the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management should be informed within 10 days.

• For those who graduated and planning to stay in Turkey, they must transfer their residency to short-term residence permit within 10 days.

• Student residence permit is an individual. It doesn't cover your family.

• The process of the residence permit carries out by The Migration Office, therefore, in case of any rule and regulation change/update, please keep in touch with the below-mentioned address and follow their website www.goc.gov.tr

• If the Cellphone number and E-mail address which you declare on your residence permit application changes, please inform the Immigration Office on time, otherwise, you will not receive any SMS or an E-mail notification according to your application. The University and the Immigration Office is not responsible for the undelivered SMS or E-mails.

P.S.: All you need is to wait for an SMS or an E-mail from the Migration Office when you have submitted your documents to university.

Contact Information:

Immigration office Communication Number: 157

Click here to access Migration Office YouTube Channel 

Residence Permit Manual for International Students
ikamet.Kitapcik.JPGDear Students, If you are planning to apply for the residence permit and need assistance, you can check our manual. We have explained step by step application process.  It's easy you just need to follow step as it is explained in the manual.   


güncelleme: 8.8.2019 17:48