All international students residing in Turkey as students must obtain a residence permit during their student life. You can see the Student Residence Permit application process steps below:

Step 1: An application form should be created from the relevant web page of the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management (https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/). On your application form, there will be an appointment date and place where you will submit the necessary documents. In addition, when you complete your form, your appointment details will be sent to you by the Directorate of Migration Management.

Step 2: You need to prepare other documents, the details of which can be seen below. Please read carefully the informations about what the documents are and how you should prepare them.

Step 3: When you complete all required documents, the required informations must be sbumitted to the new system developed by the International Student Office. You can find the guide for the new system here. At the latest one day before your appointment date. For document control, you can come to our Office between 10.00-12.30 / 13.30-15.00 on weekdays. Please do not go to your appointment for document submission without the approval of our office.

Step 4: You can deliver your documents approved by our office, at the appointment date and time, to the relevant appointment place.

Important notes:

- Document submissions will not be made to our office. Our office is only responsible for the control and approval of your documents.

- When coming to our Office for document control, please make sure that your documents are complete and in the following order.

- In case of freeze registration and non-registration (if you do not register to any course in a term), your studentship becomes passive and students who are passive students cannot benefit from any student rights. Students in this situation are reported by the University to the Directorate of Migration Management and your student residence permit will be cancelled. Likewise, in case of graduating, disenrollment or dismissal, as your studentship ends, this will be reported to the Directorate of Migration Management and your student residence permit will be cancelled.

- For your questions, you can reach us via intstudents@itu.edu.tr e-mail address.

Collection of Required Documents for Student Residence Permit Application by the Student

    • After completing the Residence Permit Student Registration Form application form within the legal period*, print it out from https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/ and sign the signature on the first page.
    • Before starting the online application form, make sure you have a digital copy of your Biometric photograph on the computer you use.
    • If you are applying for a residence permit for the first time, please get help from this video to fill out the form.
    • If you are applying for an Extension residence permit, please get help from this video to fill out the form.
    • If you have any residence other than a student residence permit, please click on "I am applying for a residence permit transfer".
    • When filling out the form, be sure to enter your address and other informations completely.

      * Legal Period
      • Within the legal period that the student can be in the country after entering the country (For example, within 1 month if you have a 1-month visa / within 3 months if you have the right to 3-month visa exemption)
      • For Extension Application: After 2 months (60 days) of residence permit expires, the student has to apply for a residence permit (Extension Application - Student - Undergraduate / Postgraduate / Doctorate). For example, if your student residence permit expires on 19.04.2019, from 19.02.2019 You must apply for an extension.
      • For Transition Application: Within 20 days from the day the student fulfills the necessary conditions to apply for residence (For example, after completing the Turkish Preparatory Course, starting the English Preparatory Course or taking courses / While holding a Short Term residence, after the student completes his final registration)

      Important Notes
      • When filling out the form, be sure to enter your address and other informations completely.
      • The address of the University: Resitpasa Mah. Katar Cad. No:2/1 Sariyer/ Istanbul. Do not use this address as your residence address. If you use this address as your residence address, your residence permit application may be rejected.
  1. 4 of your photographs must comply with ICAO Standards and be Biometric. Click here for detailed information.

    Do not upload family photos, selfies, outdated or black-and-white photos that are difficult to recognize, otherwise your residence permit will not be issued.

    Bring the 4 biometric photos separately. Do not bring 4 photos adjacent to each other.

  2. Copies of Passport, Visa (if Possible) and Entry Stamps▼
  3. Bring the first page of the passport, visa (if any) and Entry stamps each on a separate page. Do not bring the copies in one page.

     

    When you submit your documents to the University, your original passport must be with you.  

     

    The students who do not have a passport for any reason when you deliver your documents to the universty. They have to bring a notarized copy of their passports.

     

    If you have changed the passport you declared during the e-residence application (if you have received a new passport), you must also bring the relevant copies of your old passport and new passport (first pages, visa pages, entry stamps).

  4. Photocopy of the Residence Permit Card(if any)▼
    • Bring a copy of your residence permit card (if you do not have a residence permit card, disregard this item.).  Click here for an example
  5. Student Certificate▼
    • You may get your student certificate from ITU Registrar's Office.
  6. Transcript (Only for Extension Application)▼
    • Students applying to extend residence permit should obtain official and latest transcripts from Registrar' s Office.
  7. A Document That Shows Your Address Information and Statement of Income▼
    • Please first print out the form here and fill it out.
    • You can get help to fill out the form here.

      In addition to the address declaration;

    • If the student is staying in the dormitory, the document to be obtained from the relevant dormitory directorate,
    • If the student stays at home, rental agreement approved by notarized and the student's electricity, water or natural gas bill
    • If the student stays in hostels, hotels, etc., accommodation certificate from the management of the relevant enterprise,
    • is required to be submitted.

  8. Valid Health Insurance▼
    • It is obligatory to have a valid health insurance in order to obtain a residence permit.

    • Valid Health Insurance Types

      General Health Insurance from SGK:
    • Newly registered students can obtain a General Health Insurance by applying to SGK after receiving their Turkish ID numbers within the first 3 months from the date of registration to university.
    • If the newly registered students do not have health insurance and you are going to get health insurance from SGK, print out this form and fill it out in the residence permit application.
    • Click here to get help filling out the form.

    • Private health insurance:

    • You can get health insurance from any private health insurance agency valid in Turkey.

    • Important Notes
    • When applying for a residence permit, you must submit your e-signed/signed and stamped/sealed provision document from SGK regarding the General Health Insurance or, if you have a Private Health Insurance, your signed and stamped/sealed provision document.
    • The insurance period must cover the requested residence permit period. For example, if you are requesting a 2-year residence permit, you must have a 2-year health insurance.
    • Valid health insurance condition is not required for students under the age of 18 and over the age of 65, but those with valid health insurance must present their documents.
  9. Receipt of The Residence Permit Card Payment▼
    • It is obligatory to submit the receipt showing that the tax of the residence permit card has been paid.
    • You can pay the relevant payment from the tax offices (https://ivdb.gib.gov.tr/vergi-dairesi-mudurlukleri), on the e-ikamet website, on the website of the Turkish Revenue Administration (https://intvrg.gib.gov.tr/gocborc.jsp) or if you have previously obtained a residence permit card, you can make your payment from Vakifbank, Halkbank or Ziraat Bank branches.
    • If you have previously obtained a residence permit and are going to pay from bank branches, you can pay with the code '9207 - RESIDENTIAL REGULATION BOOK SALES PRICE'.
  10. Declare and Accept Declarations Document▼
    • This document must also be printed out, filled and added to the file in a signed way.
    • Click here to print out the document.
    • Click here to get help filling out the document.
  11. If The Student is Under 18 Years Old Birth Certificate and Consent▼
  12. If foreign student is under 18 years of age and has visa requirements while entering the country, the relevant documents are not required (except for e-visa)

     

    Birth Certificate:

    * If the birth certificate is obtained from Turkish authorities, it must be e-signed/signed and stamped/sealed. If it is obtained from abroad, a notarized Turkish translation and apostille annotation is required. In case of being a citizen of the country that is not a party to the apostille agreement, the document must be approved by the relevant countrys authorities (consular approval and Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Turkish Authorities authorized in this regard).

    Parental Consent:

    * If the individual is under the age of eighteen; Consent of the mother / father or legal representative abroad will be sought. [If taken from Turkish authorities, it must be e-signed/signed and stamped/sealed. In case of being a citizen of a country that is not a party to the apostille agreement, the document in question must be approved by the relevant country authorities (consular approval and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Turkish Authorities authorized in this regard.)]

    * In the absence of a mother or father (in case of death the other spouse must present a death certificate), the consent declaration must be [e-signed/signed and stamped/sealed if obtained from the Turkish authorities. In case of being a citizen of a country that is not a party to the apostille agreement, the document in question must be approved by the relevant country authorities (consular approval and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Turkish Authorities authorized in this regard.)]

    * In case of divorce, the child's custody document [must be e-signed / signed and stamped / sealed if obtained from the Turkish authorities. In case of being a citizen of a country that is not a party to the apostille agreement, the document in question must be approved by the relevant country authorities (consular approval and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Turkish Authorities authorized in this regard.)]

    Health insurance is not required for applicants with ages under 18 or over 65, however applicants already having a valid health insurance are required to submit their documents.


 

Evaluation Procedures of The Application for the Residence Permit, Application Document and the Approval or Rejection of the Application

  • Evaluation of the Residence Permit Application is done by the General Directorate of Migration Affairs. The legal period for the evaluation and conclusion of the Residence Permit Application by the General Directorate of Migration Affairs is 90 days.
  • You can view the status of your residence permit application on the website of the General Directorate of Migration Management by entering your information after choosing your application type (first application/extension application/transition application).
  • Foreigners Communication Center ( YIMER ) - 157 You can find out the student residence permit application status from the call center . Make sure you have your passport number and residence permit registration number (20**-**-*******) with you when calling the yimer-157 Call Center.
  • After submitting the documents for the residence permit application, the foreigners who will leave Turkey for a short time without waiting for the residence permit document to be issued, click here for the necessary information.
  • Click for what to do in case your residence permit application is approved or rejected.

Notification of Residence Permit information to the University

  • Foreign students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs of the university must submit their foreigner ID numbers (starting with 99) to the directorate after receiving their residence permit card. For detailed information Click Here

  • Contact 1: Registered students can create help tickets from this link
  • Contact 2: You can reach the Directorate General of Migration Management call center by calling 157.