Residence Permit

Residence Permit

Students enrolled to the Üsküdar University 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 30 days upon their arrival in Turkey. To do this, students need to make an online residence permit application and submit the required files. It is students’ responsibility to prepare all the documents listed below and submit them on time!
Every student has to check the Immigration Office’s official web page and follow the updates about Law on Foreigners and International Protection, as regulations might change time to time: .

What to Do in Order to Gain a Residence Permit?
You have to complete the final registration process to the Üsküdar University and apply for residence before your legal residence ends. Otherwise, you may face with serious problems. After the final registration you can start to collecting the documents written below;

Required Documents for the Student Residence Permit Application

1.    4 biometric headshot photographs.

2.    General health insurance. The policy should be valid for at least one year from the time of residence permit application obtained, and must be made from an insurance company in Turkey (*international insurance obtained abroad is not accepted)

3.    Application form. An online application can be taken from

a.    First Application: Who can apply for First Application?
1. Students applying the residence permit for the first time.
2. Students, whose previous residence permit has expired.

b.    Renewal Application: Who can apply for Renewal Application?
1. Students, whose residence permit hasn’t expired yet. Student can apply for renewal earliest 60 days before expiry date. (Please do not miss the renewal period)

c.    Transfer Application:  Who can apply for Transfer Application?
1. Those who have valid short term or long term permit, after becoming an active student have to apply for transfer application.
2. Students whose student statue will over soon, have to apply for a short term permit.

4.    Residence Permit Card Fee Payment Receipt:
In 2022 this amount is 160₺) It can be paid by: 

a.) Going to any Tax Office (in this case after the payment original tax payment receipt should be submitted)
b.) Online from the web-site is:

5- Passport ID Page Copy (Data Page):
It is important for the page to include all your ID information, be sure that all the information is visible.
6- Visa Page (or the page with stamp of last entry to Turkey):
Be sure that visa page is clear and visible to add your file. 

a) If your country does not require a visa to enter Turkey, a copy of entry stamp would be sufficient.
b)  If you are entering with an electronic visa, a printout of electronic visa will be required.

7- Previous residence permit copies:
If you are applying for renewal, front and back side of your previous residence permit copies should be included to your file.
8- Original Student Certificate in Turkish:
Student Certificate should be obtained from the Student Affairs. It should be with original signature, stamp and new date on it. For your application to be accepted, you need to be an active student.

9. Address Notification:
The students who are applying for the first time need to register their active adress to the Migration Office. For this reason, they need to submit their:
•    notary approved rent contract, if there is a registered address in active use, 
•    they need produce and submit the place of residence paper from e-devlet.


In order to be an active student, make sure that:

-    You have chosen your courses for the current academic year and they have been approved.
-    You have submitted your Equivalence to the Student Affairs and finalized your registration (Please do not forget to read the information about ‘’Equivalency Certificate’’  ).
Please visit the International Office (Central Campus, room 108) after you collected all the required documents.

  1.    You can call 157
  2.    You can check from the website  and click the ‘’I Would Like to See My Application Result’’
  3.    If you still having problem about application result, please visit the International Office.


  1. Turkish language course students should go to the appointment and submit the files by themselves.
  2. If you are under the age of 18, you have to enter Turkey with ‘’Education Visa’’ and in addition to all of the previously stated documents, you must also produce a constant letter from your parents as well as your original birth certificate.  *The constant letter should be written by one of your parents and signed & approved by legal authority or embassy of student’s home country.
  3.  It's important to understand that being a registered student at the university is not the same as being an active student. *Student needs to complete the registration successfully, make course selections in timely manner, and attend regularly for being considered as an active student.
  4.  Application with the expired visa or overstaying than the granted duration may cause sanction. For this reason, student needs to be aware of documents’ expiry dates and ready for renewal application within timely manner.
  5. Students who wants to stay in Turkey after graduation, have 10 days from the date of graduation to apply for short-term residence. During graduation period, please keep contacting with your faculty to not miss the date.
  6. Students who entered Turkey conditionally must make their application within 10 days after the entry date, otherwise their applications will be rejected by the Migration Office.
  7. If the residence address has changed, the relevant matter should be reported to the Immigration Administration as soon as possible.
  8. While registering at our university, students must confirm with the relevant immigration office that their previous cards are active and they are obliged to notify the outhorized university personnel. Students, who do not have a residence card must apply within 10 days of their entry in to Turkey.

Dear Students,
According to the new policy, all the students who took the residence permit appointment after 28th of March, 2022, must give fingerprints and submit their documents in person to the related Migration Office, Istanbul.

  1. Before applying please find the statement "Required Documents for the Student Residence Permit Application" above in order to check the needed documents to be collected.
  2. After collecting all of the requested documents, you have to visit International Office (Central Campus, room 224) for the authorized officer to check your documents (Wednesday & Thursday, between 15:00-17:00).
  3. After finishing your application, you will receive an appointment date and appointment place from Migration Office to your phone number. You have to be at the right address on the right time.
  4. Please do not forget to write your valid e-mail address and valid phone number in your application form to recieve all of the notifications from Migration Office. (Your phone number and e-mail adress is written on the 2nd page of your application form. Please do not forget to check.)
  5. Submit your documents to the relevant Migration Office and keep on tracking your residence permit process.

We would be glad to guide you throughout the application process, please feel free to reach us by communication channels.

Wish you best for your new journey!

Best regards,
Üsküdar University
International Admission and Communication Office