Residence Permit

Students enrolled in an academic program in Turkey for 3 months or longer are obliged to acquire a student residence permit as per the Law on Foreigners and International Protection. The Student Residence Permit gives you the right to stay in Turkey during your study period. All international students, regardless of their status, are required to apply for the student residence permit within a month upon their arrival in Turkey. To do this, you need to make an online residence permit application and submit your files. We will submit your hard copy application file on your behalf to Immigration Office Istanbul, except Turkish Language students. However, it is your responsibility to prepare all the documents listed below and submit them to us on time!

We submit residence permit applications to the Immigration Office on the second Thursday and last friday of every month.

Every student has to read the Immigration Office official web page and follow the updates about Law on Foreigners and International Protection, as regulations might change frequently:

You most complete the following documents right after the registration so that we can submit your hard copy application file to the Immigration Office as soon as possible.

Required Documents for the Student Residence Permit Application

  • 4 Photos
  • Health Insurance (General Health Insurance for Internationals)
  • Make an online student residence permit application (from ) and get an appointment.
  • Tax Payment Receipt: 125 TL to any Tax Office
  • Photocopy of Your Passport Data Page and the Last Entry Stamp Page
  • Student Certificate from the Student Affairs
  • Photocopy of Your Old Residence Permit Card (if you are renewing, not required if first time applying for residence permit)


  • When you complete the application, please do not forget to print the form out and save your application reference number.
  • Submit the requirements to International Office (Central Campus, Room 106)