Public Transit Directions to the Most Popular Offices

You can find several important addresses and information about public transit options to those addresses below:

Istanbul Immigration Department
Public Transit Directions

Address: VALILIK EK HIZMET BINASI 1ST FLOOR  FOREIGNERS IMMIGRATION OFFICE

  1. Take the M2 metro line from Hacıososman Metro Station (reachable by bus no 154, dolmuş or shuttle) to the last stop: Yenikapı Metro Station.
  2. Transfer to the M1A or M1B line in the Atatürk Airport direction and exit through the Emniyet- Fatih Metro Station.
  3. You’ll see a police department on your right side.
  4. Pass the police department about 500m, and you will see the VALILIK EK HIZMET BINASI.

Use the entrance -> ACROSS THE BEZMI ALEM HASTANESI (hospital)

Tips

  • On every visit, bring your passport with you.
  • If you want to update your marital status, bring your residence permit and apostilled marriage certificate (translated to Turkish and notarized) as well. You have to visit the Immigration Office to update your marital status within 20 days after your status changed.

In case you need help with Turkish translation for the most common procedures at the Migration Office info desk, below are some useful phrases in Turkish:

My marital status has changed from single to married. I’d like to get this updated on my records.

Medeni durumumu “Evli”ye çevirmek için geldim. Yardımınızı rica ederim.

My residence permit card is stolen, and I have a police report with me. I came to apply for a new one.

İkamet kartım çalındı ve polis tutanağı yanımda. Yenisini çıkartmak için geldim. Teşekkürler.

I lost my residence permit card, and I have a police report with me. I came to apply for a new one.

İkamet kartımı kaybettim ve polis tutanağı yanımda. Yenisini çıkartmak için geldim. Teşekkürler.

I have already submitted my application and want to collect a document presenting that the process is still ongoing.

Oturma izni başvurumu yaptım ve başvurduğuma dair bir belge istiyorum. Teşekkürler.

Istanbul Department of Immigration



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Beşiktaş Immigration Office
Public Transit Directions

Address: Gayrettepe, Gönenoğlu Sk. No:10, 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul

  1. Take the M2 metro line from Hacıososman Metro Station (reachable by bus no 154, dolmuş or shuttle) to the last stop: Gayrettepe Metro Station.
  2. After a 12 minutes walk, you will reach the office. Please use Google Map or any other navigation.

Tips

  • On every visit, bring your passport with you.

In case you need help with Turkish translation for the most common procedures at the Migration Office info desk, below are some useful phrases in Turkish:

I completed my application, and I'm here to collect my 15-day travel permit document, please.

Ikamet başvurumu tamamladım. On beş günlük çıkış izin belgemi almaya geldim. Teşekkürler.

I have already submitted my application and want to collect a document presenting that the process is still ongoing.

Oturma izni başvurumu yaptım ve başvurduğuma dair bir belge istiyorum. Teşekkürler.

Beşiktaş Göç İdaresi



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Sarıyer Tax Office
Public Transit Directions

Address: Sarıyer Vergi Dairesi, Büyükdere Mah. Çayırbaşı Cad. No:125 Sarıyer/İSTANBUL

  1. Take bus no 154 or dolmuş from the main campus to the Belediye stop.
  2. Take the bus no 150, 154, 40B, 25E, or dolmuş from Sarıyer center to the Belediye stop.
  3. Walk straight about 100 m and turn right to Karaorman Sokak.
  4. If your transit drops you off on the main road, continue through the fish market on the bridge and turn left. About 100 m, you will see the tax office.

VERGİ DAİRESİ: TAX OFFICE

Tips

  • On every visit, bring your passport with you.
  • Enter the building and go up one floor to the “SICIL ISLEMLERI” desk.
  • The personnel might not be able to speak English. Therefore, you can bring this message to anyone, and they will help you:

Merhaba! Ben Koc Universitesi’nden geliyorum. Yabanci Uyrukluyum. Vergi numarasi almaya geldim.  Yardiminiz icin tesekkurler.” (Hello! I study at Koc University and am a foreigner. I came here to obtain a tax ID number. Thank you for your help in advance.)

Sarıyer Vergi Dairesi



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Sarıyer District Governorship (Kaymakamlık)/ Social Security Office
Reason to visit

  1. If your country does not have any apostille agreement with Turkey, you can visit the district governorship to have your documents approved after you get them stamped in your country’s consulate.
  2. You can register your address at the Civil Registry Office on the ground floor.
  3. You can go to the Social Security Office (SGK) to collect your Social Security Activation Document.

Public Transit Directions

  • Address: Ferahevler Mah., Muhtar Cad. No:6, Sarıyer/İstanbul
    • Take the bus no 154, dolmuş or shuttle to Hoacıosman bus stop.
    • Transfer to the bus no: 25C, 29D, 42, 59RH, 41C, 41SF, 29M1, 29M2 and get off at the Sarıyer kaymakamlık stop.

Sarıyer Social Security Office (SGK) is on the left side of the building’s main entrance.

Tips

  • On every visit, bring your passport and residence permit with you.
  •  If you just take a dolmuş (cash minibus) from the main campus or anywhere in Sariyer, the last stop on this route is the District Governorship. This is a single trip without any transfer.

Civil Registry Office (NÜFUS MÜDÜRLÜĞÜ) for Address Registration

Ones you enter the building and get through the security, the Civil Registry Office (NÜFUS MÜDÜRLÜĞÜ) will be in front of you. If the queue ticket dispenser works, on the right side of the room, get your queue number. If not, get in the line. Tell the personnel that you want to register your address: “ADRES KAYDI YAPTIRMAK ISTIYORUM”, and hand the required documents in. He or she will notify you when your address registration is done with a smile.

Sariyer District Governor



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Sarıyer Branch of the PTT (National Post)
Public Transit Directions

Address: Merkez Mahallesi, Sarı Hüseyin Sok. No:22, Sarıyer/İstanbul

  1. Take the bus no 154 or dolmuş from the main campus to the Şehit Mithat Yılmaz bus stop.
  2. Cross the street and walk around 60 meters. The PTT building is on your right.

Tips

On every visit, bring your passport and residence permit (if you have) with you.

In case you need help with Turkish translation, we listed some useful phrases in Turkish below:
Hello! I want to collect my post. I was not at home upon delivery. Here is my tracking number: XXX

Merhaba!

Postamı almaya geldim. Dağıtımda evde olmadığım için teslim alamadım.

Takip numaram şu: XXX

Sarıyer Branch of Ziraat Bank
Public Transit Directions

Address: Merkez Mahallesi, Şehit Mithat Yılmaz No:13, Sarıyer/İstanbul

  1. Take bus no 154 or dolmuş from the main campus to the Hacı Ömer Meydanı bus stop.
  2. Walk around 60 meters.  The Ziraat Bank will on your right side.

Tips

On every visit, bring your passport and residence permit (if you have) with you.

In case you need help with Turkish translation, we listed some useful phrases in Turkish below:
Hello! I want to pay my residence permit card fee. The reference code is 9267. Thank you!

Merhaba!

Oturma izni kart ücretimi ödemek istiyorum. Referans kodu 9267 (Dokuz- İki- Altı- Yedi).

Teşekkür ederim!

Hello! I want to open a bank account here. Thank you!

Merhaba!

Burada bir banka hesabı açmak istiyorum.

Teşekkürler!

Ziraat Bankası Sarıyer/İstanbul Şubesi



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Sarıyer Branch of Vakıf Bank
Public Transit Directions

Address: Merkez Mah, Şht. Mithat Yılmaz Cd. No:7, 34450 Sarıyer/İstanbul

  1. Take the bus no 154 or dolmuş from the main campus to the Sarıyer Merkez (Center) bus stop.
  2. The Vakıf Bank will be on your right side.

Tips

On every visit, bring your passport and residence permit (if you have) with you.

In case you need help with Turkish translation, we listed some useful phrases in Turkish below:
Hello! I want to pay my residence permit card fee. The reference code is 9267. Thank you!

Merhaba!

Oturma izni kart ücretimi ödemek istiyorum. Referans kodu 9267 (Dokuz- İki- Altı- Yedi).

Teşekkür ederim!

Hello! I want to open a bank account here. Thank you!

Merhaba!

Burada bir banka hesabı açmak istiyorum.

Teşekkürler!

Ziraat Bankası Sarıyer/İstanbul Şubesi



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Sarıyer Branch of Halk Bank
Public Transit Directions

Address: Merkez, Sarıyer Deresi Sk. No:6, 34450 Sarıyer/İstanbul

  1. Take the bus no 154 or dolmuş from the main campus to the Şehit Mithat Yılmaz bus stop.
  2. Cross the street and enter the Avukat Aziz Öztük Sokak taking İş Bank on your left.
  3. Turn right to Sarıyer Deresi Sokak.
  4. Walk around 30 meters.  The Halk Bank will be on your left side.

Tips

On every visit, bring your passport and residence permit (if you have) with you.

In case you need help with Turkish translation, we listed some useful phrases in Turkish below:
Hello! I want to pay my residence permit card fee. The reference code is 9267. Thank you!

Merhaba!

Oturma izni kart ücretimi ödemek istiyorum. Referans kodu 9267 (Dokuz- İki- Altı- Yedi).

Teşekkür ederim!

Hello! I want to open a bank account here. Thank you!

Merhaba!

Burada bir banka hesabı açmak istiyorum.

Teşekkürler!

Halkbank Istanbul Sariyer Branch



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4.Levent Branch of Yapı Kredi Bank
Public Transit Directions

Address: 4. Levent Akçam Sok. No:14 D:4, 34330 Beşiktaş/İstanbul

  1. Take the bus no 154 or dolmuş from the main campus to Hacıosman Metro Station.
  2. Transfer to the M2 line in Yenikapı Direction and get off at the 4.Levent station.
  3. Follow the signs and exit through 4. Levent. Walk around 200 meters and you will see the bank branch on your right.

Tips

On every visit, bring your passport and residence permit (if you have) with you.

In case you need help with Turkish translation, we listed some useful phrases in Turkish below:
Hello! I am a KU student and want to open a bank account here. Thank you!

Merhaba!

Ben Koç Üniversitesi öğrencisiyim ve burada bir banka hesabı açmak istiyorum.

Teşekkürler!

Yapı Kredi Bankası - 4. Levent Şubesi



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The 23rd Notary Public
Reason to visit

You might need a notary service for situations such as:

  • Authentication of foreign document translations,
  • Notarized copies of tenancy agreements (for residence permits),
  • Giving the power of attorney (purchase/sale of property, cars or boats, bank, legal procedures, etc).

The 23rd Beyoğlu Notary Public, the most conveniently accessible and the one offering certified translation. A Turkish notary is not able to notarize documents in a foreign language.

At the notary public offices, all fees are standard and fixed. Foreigners and locals can use notary services for several official transactions.

Public Transit Directions

Address: Emniyetevleri Mahallesi, Eski Büyükdere Caddesi. Kağıthane/İstanbul

  1. Take the bus no 154 or dolmuş from the main campus to Hacıosman Metro Station.
  2. Transfer to the M2 line in Yenikapı Direction and get off at the 4.Levent station.
  3. Follow the signs and exit through Emniyetevleri. The Notary Public is on your right side.

Tips

  • On every visit, bring your passport and residence permit with you.
  • Both the translation office (Çeviri Teknesi/ 2nd floor) and the notary (1st floor) have the same entrance.
  • If you want a document to be translated, you can directly visit Çeviri Teknesi. It works with the notary public and can contact the notary public to have your translated documents notarized. 

In case you need help with Turkish translation, we listed some useful phrases in Turkish below:
Hello! I came to translate a document to Turkish and notarize it.

Merhaba!

Bir belgeyi Türkçeye çevirtip noterde onaylatmak için geldim.

Beyoğlu 23. Noterliği



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