Important Information
  1. An application can only be made after entering Türkiye. It is not possible to make it outside the country.
  2. To be able to apply, dependents need to enter Türkiye with their original passports. No other entry document is acceptable for residence permit applications.
  3. Dependent Residence Permits are issued contingent upon the residence permit of the primary resident (benefactor).
  4. All applications must be made before the expiry date of the visa or permission to stay without a visa period or residence permit expiry. Dependents’ passports must be valid 60 days further than the requested end date of the residency (i.e. if the benefactor has a residence permit until March 1st, a dependent can only apply for a residence permit which ends at this date. Therefore, his/ her passport must be valid until April 30th).
  5. If you attempt to apply after the visa expiration date, this will not be possible and you will be asked to leave Türkiye and re-enter with a new visa or passport entry stamp.
  6. Apostilled marriage certificates for your spouse and apostilled birth certificates for your child are musts for their applications. Those apostilled certificates must be translated into Turkish and notarized.
  7. While filling out the online application form, a dependent should select “SHORT-TERM/ touristic” instead of “FAMILY”. Application platform: e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr.
  8. It is necessary to upload the applicant’s (dependent’s) headshot photograph to the online application form. Please have your dependents’ headshot photographs in the JPEG version on your computer available before starting the online application.
  9. Please select the “I lodge the application on my own behalf” option on the Person Applying on Behalf of the Applicant part of the form.
  10. There are 3 types of fees that a dependent must pay: Application Fee, Card Fee, and Visa Fee (if applicable). Only Tax Offices accept all types of fee payments.
  11. Since the dependents do not have their foreign ID numbers yet, they must obtain tax ID numbers to be able to pay their fees. To purchase a tax ID number, a photocopy of the passport ID page and a filled tax ID application form are required. You can find the sample form here.
  12. Applicants can not depart from Türkiye until their applications are evaluated. Otherwise, their applications will be automatically canceled.
  13. Each dependent must collect the documents listed below and submit them to the Immigration Office they have an appointment. The benefactor should collect his or her documents as much as the number of his or her dependents. (i.e. if you have a spouse and a child, you should have 2 photocopies of your passport ID page).
  14. If you indicated any incorrect data in your online application form, you need to cancel it and apply it again. For the Instructions Guide to Cancel Residence Permit Application, please click here.
Required Documents for Each Person In Family
Important:

  1. The primary resident (researcher) must provide his/ her required documents as much as the number of his or her dependents (i.e. if the researcher has a spouse and a child, s/he must provide two photocopies of his/her passport ID page).
  2. We do advise you to have photocopies of your translated and notarized copies of marriage and birth certificates. You will need them while you apply for an extension.
  3. Please make sure that all the photocopies are separately taken to separate A4- size papers.
  4. You can photocopy both sides of your residence permit card on one side of an A4-size page.
Please note:

  1. If the primary residence holder’s (benefactor’s) spouse is abroad, an apostilled consent letter is required (from a Turkish Consulate in their home country or a notary public) for the chid’s application.
  2. If the benefactor is divorced and is the legal guardian of the child, a notarized Turkish translation of the court’s ruling is required.

Primary Resident (Researcher)

  1. Photocopy of the passport ID page
  2. Address Certificate I
  3. Address Registration Certificate (If you already have a residence permit card)
  4. Health Insurance Policy Document II
  5. Scholarship Document in Turkish
  6. Bank statement V

Spouse

  1. Health Insurance Policy Document II
  2. Apostilled Marriage Certificate III
  3. Photocopies of passport ID, last entry stamp to Türkiye, and visa pages
  4. Photocopy of residence permit card – both sides (only for Renewal Applications)
  5. 4 biometric head-shots in ICAO standards taken within the last six months
  6. Receipts of fee payments IV
  7. Address Registration Certificate (only for Renewal Applications) I

Child

  1. Health Insurance Policy Document II
  2. Apostilled Birth Certificate III
  3. Photocopies of passport ID, last entry stamp to Türkiye, and visa pages
  4. Photocopy of residence permit card – both sides (only for Renewal Applications)
  5. 4 biometric head-shots in ICAO standards taken within the last six months
  6. Photocopy of parents’ passport ID pages
  7. Receipts of fee payments IV
  8. Address Registration Certificate (only for Renewal Applications) I
I-  If you stay at KU Housing (dorms or boardings), you must collect a housing document (in Turkish) from the KU Housing Department (Dorm Management). To do so, you can use the H- Track-it system and request a residency document. If you stay off-campus, you must bring either a notarized copy of your rental contract or a utility bill in your name.


II- Please contact our Human Resources Department to ask for your and your dependents’ health insurance policy documents. You can send an email to catespare@ku.edu.tr

If you are not insured yet, please click here to review our health insurance recommendations. 


III- These apostilled certificates must be translated to Turkish and notarized.

If your country is not a party to the Apostille Convention, you have two options:

  1. Before arriving in Türkiye, you can contact a Turkish mission in your country. The Turkish mission can translate and approve your certificates.
  2. After arriving in Türkiye, you should visit the consulate of your country and get your certificates stamped. Then you should visit the Sarıyer District Governor (Kaymakamlık- 5th floor) to have your stamped documents approved. Finally, you must get them translated to Turkish and notarized. We suggest the 23rd Notary Public since its location and the translation service it provides are convenient.

List of Parties to the Apostille Convention

Please click here to see the Apostille Convention Countries (Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents).


IV- There are 3 types of fees that a dependent must pay: Application Fee, Card Fee, Visa Fee (if applicable)

Since the dependents do not have their foreign ID numbers yet, they must obtain tax ID numbers to be able to pay their fees. To learn how to purchase a tax ID number, please visit our Tax ID web page. 

Visa Fee: If you entered Türkiye without a visa because of Türkiye’s visa regime, you need to pay a visa fee to apply for a residence permit. For instance; German citizens can enter Türkiye without a visa. If they want to apply for a residence permit, they have to pay a visa fee. 

Visa fee exempt countries: The citizens of the following countries do not have to pay visa fees: Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Czechia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Luxemburg, New Zeland, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Russia.

Payment of all fee types can ONLY be made to Tax Offices. The closest tax office to campus is the Sarıyer Tax Office. For directions, click here.


V

If you want to provide extra proof, you must have a bank statement from a Turkish bank. The statement must be in Turkish and hand signed with an authorized signatures list. There is no certain amount given by the authorities, but the amount in your account must be sufficient enough to financially assist your family and your life in Türkiye during the requested permit period.

Traveling While Your Application is in Process
For the process, you may check this page.