Ridence in Turkey Without Visiting the Immigration Office

Ridence in Turkey Without Visiting the Immigration Office
Dr.Marwa Fahmy Date : 14 Dec 23

Good news for international students in Turkish universities 2024!

The Turkish Immigration Department is pleased to announce that residence permits for university students can now be renewed and issued through the "Foreign Student Affairs Office" at their respective universities. This allows students to renew their residence permits within the university without the need to visit the immigration office.

This decision is based on the protocol signed between the Council of Higher Education (YÖK) and the Immigration Department in Turkey. Students from institutes, undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs can now submit their applications for renewing their student residence permits at their universities.

This decision includes all universities in Turkey, whether public or private, and all universities registered under YÖK.

Please note that the renewal of residence permits does not apply to those holding "temporary protection" or "international protection" permits. Additionally, those who have booked appointments twice within the past six months through the online registration system but failed to attend or cancel their appointments are not allowed to submit new applications.

Required documents for student residence permits in Turkey


1. Student certificate (öğrenci belgesi) from the university.

2. Four personal photos.

3. Original passport and a copy, along with the visa and entry stamp.

4. Proof of residence address, obtainable from the neighborhood headman or from the student housing administration in case of student dormitories.

5. Tax number issued by the tax office.

6. Health insurance contract for the student is valid for one or two years.

7. Appointment sheet from the immigration office after online booking.

8. Payment receipt for the residence permit document.

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