All international students, regardless of their status, must register and obtain a Residence Permit (Ikamet Tezkeresi) from the Istanbul Provincial Immigration Administration Office within 10 days of entering Turkey. Enrolled students apply online at the Ministry Of Interior Directorate General Of Migration Management website (

Students need to get the following items ready prior to the appointment date.

  • Permit Application Form
  • Photocopy of passport or passport substitute (the pages which are processed with the pages over which there are identity information and photo)
  • (4) photos
  • Notification regarding sufficient and sustainable resources for the duration of their stay (Notified in the application form. Management may ask for supportive document.)
  • Valid Health Insurance ( one of following health insurances is enough)
    • The document that shows the person has benefited from the health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
    • The certificate of authorization received from Social Security Institution
    • Private health insurance that covers the extension period
  • The visa for the purpose of stay from the foreign missions of the Republic of Turkey
  • Student Certificate

You may get assistance on your residence permit applications from the international office during the orientation week