This is to highlight and give more details about the new submission way of student residence permit (SRP) applications. Please do read the below announcement carefully.

As of 28.03.2022, according to the new mandate by the Migration Directorate, all students applying for a residence permit must be present at their appointment date at the Migration Directorate to submit their application documents and provide their fingerprints. From now on, you will need to go to the Migration Directorate in person rather than submitting your documents to the university. We will keep checking your application documents and guiding you in the filing process. 

In light of this new regulation, we have updated our Student Residence Permit pages with the latest information.

Once you have collected your documents, you may visit our office to pick up a folder. We are located at the Student Center, -3 Floor, Room B398.

After watching the video, make sure to visit our First Time and Renewal pages for the full list of necessary documents.

Essential points to keep in mind:

  1. When choosing the “Place of Appointment” on the online application, make sure to choose “İstanbul İl Göç İdaresi – Fatih” since that is where you will be submitting your documents. If you cannot find that option, you may select any other office but you are obligated to take your documents to the İstanbul İl Göç İdaresi in Fatih at the appointment date.
  2. After you complete your online application, you will receive an email or SMS (depending on your preference) with your appointment date and time within a week. Make sure to keep checking the communication channel you provide in your online application so you do not miss the information sent to you by the Migration Directorate/İl Göç İdaresi.
  3. You do not need to wait for the appointment message to collect your documents. You should collect your documents and visit ICO (located at the Student Center, -3 Floor, Room B398) from Tuesdays to Thursdays between 2-4 PM to have your folder checked.


We have our advising hours between 2 – 4 PM during workdays. If you would like to have a meeting with us (either in person or virtual), please make an appointment in advance by sending an email to

If you already completed your online application before 28.03.2022 but did not submit your documents to us at last month’s help desk, please bring your documents to us on 19 April as mentioned in the announcement we have sent you last week.


Quick Wrap-up:

  1. Those who are done with their online SRP applications before March 28th will submit their application documents to us on April 19th at Student Center, lower 3rd floor, room B335 between 10 AM-4 PM. 
  2. Those who will start their SRP applications as of March 28th are obligated to submit their application documents to the Migration Directorate in Fatih and provide their fingerprints at their appointment dates. 
  3. ICO will still check the application documents and guide you in filing them from Tuesdays to Thursdays between 2-4 PM.
  4. SRP applicants must be in the country at the time of application and evaluation. 
  5. If you are planning to travel abroad, please check out the related guide on our website


If you have further concerns or questions, please email us and make sure you stay tuned.