Visa and Residence Permit

AnasayfaERASMUSVisa and Residence Permit

Students coming from the countries exempted from visa requirements to Turkey do not have to apply to the Turkish Embassy/Consulates for any visa. They may directly come to Turkey with their passports.  The residence permit application will be made during the Orientation Program.

You must confirm your country’s visa regime with Turkey via the Turkish Embassy or Consulates in your country. If you need a “student visa” to enter Turkey, please make sure that you apply for the student visa as soon as you receive your acceptance letter. Make travel arrangements accordingly so that you will allow adequate time for your visa to be processed before your departure.

You are required to apply for a residence permit in person within a month of your arrival.

The residence permit is obtained from the Directorate General of Migration Management. The Office of International Students Exchange Programs personnel will guide you when you apply for a residence permit during the orientation weeks.

Required documents for Residence Permit;

  1. Passport.
  2. Photocopy of the passport (ID page and Student Visa page).
  3. Residence Permit Application Form.
  4. Four ID photos (separately).
  5. “Student Personal Information Form,” obtained from Office of Exchange Programs.
  6. Health Insurance contract
  7. Dormitory certificate
  8. Application fee: 20 USD or 30 Euros.

Please note that students must apply to the Directorate General of Migration Management to extend their residence permit within 15 days after the expiration date; otherwise, penalty fee will be charged.

For further information for Directorate General of Migration Management, please see the following link:

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