Foreign Students Visa (Residence)Information
Foreign students who will be educated in Turkey at any degree of Higher Education Institution
must be informed about entrance, visa, and procedures of residence permit.
1-Procedures have to be carried out abroad (Visa Procedures)
Students have to get student visa by applying to Turkish representatives abroad along with
the below documents.
a) Letter of Acceptance document the host institution or an equal document.
b) A long time valid passport
c) A document showing that the student has enough amount of money to spend during the period
of his/her education in Turkey (bank account, scholarship document etc)
d) Visa fee determined according to nationality and reciprocity
e) Additional documents may be required from the consulate.
2- Procedures have to be carried out upon arrival at Turkey (Residence Permit Procedures)
Foreigners having study visa have to officially check in Turkey from border gates open to international traffic.
They have to apply for the foreigners office of police department located in the city
h/she will be educated within 30 days of their arrival for the residence permit.
The required documents for residence permit application are listed below.
a) Acceptance or Registration Document from Higher Education Institute.
b) A long time valid passport and its copy
c) Study visa optioned from our representatives abroad.
d) A document showing that the student has enough amount of money to spend during the period of
his/her education in Turkey (bank account, scholarship document etc)
e) Residence permit document fee
f) If needed, additional documents may be required.
g) Six passport size of photos
h) Residence Permit Application Form available on the website of the police department
3-Procedures after the Residence Permit Document is Optioned (Notice Procedure)
a) Foreign students given residence permit for study may get identity number peculiar to the foreigners
from this address: https://tckimlik.nvi.gov.tr/AnonimSorgu.html
b) Students who would like to extend the validity of their residence permit document have to apply for
the foreigners office of police station at latest 15 days before the end of validity date of the document.
c) Students have to inform the police station about the changes such as graduation, disenrollment,
discharge of studentship etc within 15 days. Address change has to be informed within 48 hours.
***On condition that there is defacement on the residence permit document or it is lost,
the students have to apply for foreigners’ office of police department to renew the document.