If your nationality requires a consular visa, we recommend you start the visa process two months before your arrival to be on the safe side.
»Even if you are eligible to enter Türkiye with your national ID card, you must enter with a passport because it is a requirement for a residence permit application which you will have to do after your arrival if you are a student, staff, researcher or intern. We advise that your passport duration covers your entire period at Koç University.
If your nationality is eligible to arrive with a visa exemption or an e-visa as a tourist, we recommend this instead of applying for a consular visa as it will allow you to travel outside Türkiye while waiting on your residence permit.
This does not apply for students under 18, they are obligated to arrive with a student consular visa.
Upon your entry to Türkiye, you will be applying for a residence permit that will cover your period of stay after your visa/visa exemption period. ICO will be providing detailed information on this matter upon arrival.
STEP 2: Take action regarding the information listed below. Depending on the situations given below, we have written the corresponding action you must take.
|“Ordinary and official passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels up to 90 days.”
|Enter Türkiye with your valid passport. NO visa required.
|“Ordinary, Special, and Service passport holders are required to have visa to enter Türkiye. These passport holders with a valid Schengen members or USA, UK, Ireland visa or residence permit may get their single entry e-Visas valid for one month e-Visas via the website evisa.gov.tr, provided that they meet certain conditions.”
|If you meet the mentioned requirements, you can simply enter with an e-visa. If you do not meet the given criteria for e-visa, make a pre-visa application appointment and obtain a consular visa.
|“Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Türkiye. They can obtain three-month multiple entry e-Visas via the website evisa.gov.tr.”
|Visit evisa.gov.tr and obtain your e-visa, pay online, print it, and travel to Türkiye.
»International students who are under 18 years old must obtain a student visa at a Turkish consulate or embassy in their respective countries regardless of their nationality.
The only official website for the Turkish visa application is www.konsolosluk.gov.tr. Please visit this website and begin your visa application process. The process may take up to 2 months, please start the process diligently.
Please note that the visa application is your responsibility. We do not otherwise communicate with consulates for visa applications. You must constantly track your application and provide accurate and necessary documents. KU cannot do anything if your application is late or denied.
Please note: We have answers for all your visa/residence permit-related questions therefore you do not need to seek this information elsewhere. Feel free to reach out to us by creating a Trackit request through Dean of Students Trackit / ICO Requests with your questions.