Student residence in Turkey

 

Student residence is an identification card that gives its holder the right to reside and study in Turkey legally, Personal information includes the student’s name, date of birth, as well as gender (male / female) and nationality (home country), With the personal photo of the card holder.

A foreigner residing in Turkey with the right to a short-term residence (tourist residency) or a family of no more than eighteen years of age is entitled to study in Turkish and international schools in Turkey without a student’s residence. Upon reaching the age of 18, the student’s residence becomes legally compulsory.

It is also compulsory for foreigners wishing to study in Turkish institutes and universities (postgraduate studies: Bachelor, Master, Turkish (Postgraduate): PhD).

Student residence in Turkey gives you many advantages, Like:

  1. Legally residing in Turkey throughout the study period
  2. Freedom of movement within Turkey
  3. The ability to exit and return to Turkey without the need for a new visa
  4. The student has the right to obtain a reduced transportation card that is suitable for all public transportation (except for taxi, minibus, The dolmus) within the state in which he resides
  5. Holders of a residence permit are also entitled to work in Turkey. But a work permit must be obtained from the Ministry of Labor. If the student is in the bachelor’s degree, he can work after completing the first academic year

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Student residency details in Turkey (first time)

The papers required for student residency in Turkey

  1. The “Student Data Öencrenci Belgesi” document, which is a letter issued by the educational institution to which the applicant will be enrolled stating that the educational institution concerned has granted him the right to study
  2. Residence request form (signed by the applicant or his legal representative)
  3. The original copy of the passport (or travel document)
  4. A copy of the passport (or travel document): Pages that contain the information of the applicant + the passport number or the document + the date of issuance and expiry of the passport or document + the entry and visa stamp (visa)
  5. Tax number, You can get it for free from any tax department
  6. 4 colored personal photo on white background, not older than 6 months
  7. A valid health insurance that covers the entire length of the stay
  8. Address verification:
    1. Resident with a lease: A copy of the lease contract signed by the applicant, certified by a notary public (Notre)
    2. In the event that the applicant is not the tenant, A residence certificate issued by the circle of souls affiliated with the place of residence must be estimated
  9. A copy of the application fee payment receipt

Steps to apply for a student’s residence in Turkey

  1. Extract all the required documents and prepare them before proceeding to the next step (except for the application form and payment receipt)
  2. Fill out the application form via the Immigration Department website on the “First time” section, Make sure to mention the reason for requesting residency is study
  3. The site will book an appointment at the earliest date. The location of the interview, date and time will appear on the page (keep this information, it is very important)
  4. Print the application (the site will save the request as an electronic PDF file) You can print this file
  5. Collect all the required documents together, Including “student document”
  6. Ensure that the documents are complete and that the form is signed by the applicant
  7. Collect all the documents in one workbook to present them together in the interview
  8. In the interview, you can request a translator for free
  9. After accepting the documents from the responsible employee, you will be required to pay the fees at the treasury office (within the same building), When you pay the amount, you will receive a receipt from the treasurer. Return this receipt to the first employee and they will give you a document proving the application and making your legal status until the residence card is issued

Notes

  1. Make sure to submit the application before the visa you have with you expires
  2. The passport (or travel document) must be valid for more than 6 months
  3. The appointment date issued by the Immigration Department is a personal appointment of the applicant, and the date of the interview is very important
  4. The minor applicant is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  5. Payment of fees is exclusively in cash and in the local currency (bank transfers and credit cards are not accepted), So make sure you bring in enough cash to pay your application fee
  6. Ensure that the Proof of Application document is sealed by the Immigration Department before you leave
  7. The residence card is issued within 30 to 60 days from the date of application, and it is valid according to the type of study and as indicated in (duration of academic stay)
  8. If the passport (or travel document) is valid for less than the period of study, The validity of the residence is the passport validity minus 60 days
  9. In the event that the documents are not complete, the employee will inform you immediately of this, minus 60 days Or if the Immigration Department requests additional documents after receiving the application, the applicant will be notified via SMS, In both cases, the applicant is given 30 days to submit the additional documents

Renewal of student residence in Turkey (extension)

The papers required to renew the student’s residence in Turkey

  1. A “student document” is a letter issued by the educational institution in which the applicant is studying stating that he is still a student with the relevant educational institution
  2. Residence request form (signed by the applicant or his legal representative)
  3. A copy of the passport (or travel document) certified by the notary public (notre): Pages that contain the information of the applicant + the passport number or the document + the date of issuance and expiry of the passport or document + the entry and visa stamp (visa)
  4. A copy of the current residence card
  5. 4 colored personal photo on white background, not older than 6 months
  6. A valid health insurance that covers the entire length of the stay
  7. Address verification:
    1. Resident with a lease: A copy of the lease contract signed by the applicant, certified by a notary public (Notre)
    2. In the event that the tenant is not the same as the applicant, The applicant residing with the tenant must submit a residence certificate issued by the Department of Souls in which he lives
  8. A copy of the application fee payment receipt

Steps to renew the student’s residence in Turkey

  1. Extract all the required documents and prepare them before proceeding to the next step (except for the application form and payment receipt)
  2. Fill out the application form via the Immigration Department website on the “Extension” section
  3. If any of the information provided in the previous application does not change, The site issues the request as a PDF file, Print out the application and make sure it is signed
  4. Pay the application fee by deducting what was displayed on the website page, Payment can be made online on the website itself using a bank card or in person at any Turkish bank
  5. Keep two copies of the payment receipt:
    1. When paying online, the payment receipt is issued as a PDF file. Print two copies)
    2. When paying at the bank, the bank employee requires two copies of the receipt
  6. Collect all required documents together (one copy of the receipt, The other copy must be kept with the applicant) (including the “Student Document”,
  7. Ensure that the documents are complete and that the form is signed by the applicant
  8. Collect all documents within one workbook and send them by government registered PTT or express mail within a period not exceeding 5 working days (holidays not calculated). Applications submitted by regular mail will not be accepted. Applications submitted more than 5 days after the application date will not be accepted

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