Student Resident Permit and Visa Requirements

It is the short-term residence permit category that must be applied when foreign national wants to come to Turkey and receive an education. Those who want to come to the country as a student register through the school here, and then the transaction is made.

When entering Turkey to study here, if it is a country that comes with a printed visa, a student visa is required. Within the scope of this visa, he will be able to enter the country and then turn it into a short-term student residence card and stay in Turkey for the time specified. When foreign students want to study in any state institution in our country, they must first take the Foreign Student Exam. Based on this exam result and previous pieces of training, applications are accepted through the department.

If the person will progress in the university, graduate, or doctorate category, then he/she must submit his previous diplomas. To present the contents of diplomas and previous training, they must also document their transcripts. All these documents must be translated by a sworn translator and submitted with notarization. Another important detail in these education categories is that an application for equivalence must be made to document the conformity of the content of the department to which the person applied.

Before applying for a student residence permit, equivalence applications are based on the level of education the person received in his / her country; it is very important for determining the equivalence and eligibility of the department of graduation.

The subject of directly accepting the application to the department in the form of this document or getting the appropriate level by taking additional courses will be accompanied by this equivalence certificate. Equivalence applications are made to the board of Higher Education. The official equivalence document obtained from here will also be submitted with other documents when applying to the school.

Documents required for Turkey student residence permit application;

  • The printout of the short-term student residence permit application form filled online
  • Passport or equivalent document (Passport duration must be valid for at least 1 year)
  • 4 biometric photographs (with white background and taken in the last 6 months)
  • Health insurance valid for 1 year
  • Document showing the address (rental contract, dormitory documents, if staying with someone, the address commitment document notarized) must be submitted.

Student residence permits are mostly given for 1 year, depending on the education period of the person. Depending on the duration of the education, it is required to be extended without a break by applying for renewal every year. Extension applications start 60 days after the expiry of the student residence permit and must be continued without a break.

The duration of student residence permits must be followed accurately and extension applications must be made without delay. In order not to fall behind in education, the duration of student residence permits should be followed very accurately.

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