All residents in Türkiye, local and international, are obliged to register their current addresses by law.

As an international person who resides in Türkiye, you are required to register your address after collecting your work/residence permit cards.

If you move to another place, you have to update your address registration through e-Devlet or in person at the Fatih Migration Directorate.

Students who are under the age of 18 should wait until they are of age to complete this process.

1. Collect the required documents

1. Residence permit card

2. Passport

3. A photocopy of your passport ID page 

4. Housing Document

A. If you live in a KU Dorm unit, you should submit a Residence Certificate (in Turkish) which you can request through H-Track-it. In the description, you should mention “Required by Migration Office for address registration”.

In the “TC” section, you can add your passport/residence permit number. If you have roommates, their names must be in the document as well, you can indicate this requirement in the explanation or notes section.

The document must be hand signed and stamped therefore please note this in your request and you can collect it from the Housing Directorate.

B. If you stay off-campus, you must present a notary-approved rental contract and a utility bill (water, gas, electricity) as mentioned our Obtaining Official Documents page. If you live with another person without your name written on the contract, you may find the relevant information on the page as well.

5. Student Enrollment Certificate (for students)

You can download it from the e-Devlet (e-Government) platform. Please click here to learn how to do so.

You can also request it through the KUSIS system (Click here to watch how to do it) Please make sure that the certificate is in Turkish.


2. Visit the Migration Directorate

You should go to the Migration Directorate (İl Göç İdaresi) to complete the process.  Below you can find Turkish phrases to show or read to an officer there:

Merhaba! Koç Üniversitesi’nden geliyorum ve adres kaydımı yaptırmak istiyorum. Yardımcı olur musunuz lütfen? Teşekkürler.

(Hello! I am coming from KU and want to register my address. Could you help me? Thank you.)

Directions: Migration Directorate in Fatih

Registering Your Dependents’ Address
After registering your address and collecting your dependents’ residence permit cards, you can register your dependents at your home address. To do so, you and your spouse should visit the Migration Directorate (İl Göç İdaresi) together with the required documents.

If you have not registered your address yet, you are eligible to do so with your dependents. For this, you can visit the Migration Directorate with them and request the officer to register both you and your dependents at your address by declaring their relation to you (spouse or child) at your visit. Please remember that they must have their residence permit cards to proceed.

Your spouse must accompany you to the Migration Directorate while your children do not need to. Bringing their documents is enough.

Required Documents

1. Above given documents for your address registration (if you have not registered yet)

2. Your work/residence permit card

3. Your dependents’ residence permit cards

4. Your and your dependents’ passports

5. A photocopy of translated and notarized apostilled marriage certificate for your spouse’s registration (a copy of the one you submitted in their permit application)

6. A photocopy of translated and notarized birth certificates of your children for their registration (a copy of the one you submitted in their permit applications)

You may read out or hand in the following text that reads “Hello! I’m coming from KU and want to register my family members at my home address. Could you help us? Thank you.“ to an officer there:

“Merhaba! Koç Üniversitesi’nden geliyorum. Aile üyelerimi adresime kayıt ettirmek için geldim. Yardımcı olur musunuz lütfen? Teşekkürler.”

After registering your address, you can download an official Address Registration Document with a barcode from e-Devlet.

Obtaining Address Registration Document