Dear International Students and Researchers,
After several meetings with the migration authorities both in Istanbul and Ankara, we are glad to announce that our advocacy for the families of students and researchers resulted in success.
From now on, the migration authorities in Istanbul will accept the short-term touristic residence permit applications of students’ and researchers’ family members (Spouses and children only- as before) on condition.
They noted that the applications would be evaluated case by case, and there is no guarantee that all applications will result positively.
Please do keep in mind that the regulations are subject to change, and how to proceed is on the officers’ initiative. The authority on the residence permits is solely on the Presidency of Migration Management, the Ministry of Interior. We, as the ICO, can only communicate the changes to you and guide you for your best.
The primary residence holders (Students or researchers) must prove that they have the financial ability to support their family members in Türkiye.
For any questions, as always, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
We wish them a smooth application process.
International Community Services Office (ICO)