You do not have to apply for a residence permit again if you provide the following documents within 20 days from registration to our office. In this situation, you won’t have to re-apply for a new residence permit until the current one expires.
Students who come from a non-Istanbul university with a valid residence permit must still apply for a new residence permit. This application, if possible, must be made within 10 days from exiting the former university to avoid penalties. For up to 3-month time in between the graduation or deregistration, a new application can be made with a certain amount of penalty if the residence permit is valid during this time. After 3 months no application is allowed. The student must leave Turkey and come back.
If the students who come from another university that is not in Istanbul make an entrance and exit with a new visa after their graduation within 10 days, the
application for a residence permit, within their visa duration, will not be penalized.
Students who have a touristic or family purpose residence permit that is valid for a short time can use the remaining time or apply for a Student Residence by using the Transfer Application option.
International students below 18 must bring their apostilled birth certificates and apostilled consent letters signed by their parents. The consent letter must mention that the parents are aware and have permission that the student will be studying at KU in Turkey and he/ she will be financially supported by his or her parents.
These apostilled documents must be translated to Turkish and notarized in Turkey for the residence permit application. We suggest the 23rd Notary Public since its location and the translation service it provides are convenient.
If there is no apostille agreement between your country and Turkey, you have two options:
Traveling While Your SRP Application is in Process
After successfully applying for a residence permit you are entitled to a document called “Ikamet Izni Muracaat Belgesi – Residence Permit Application Form” which can be obtained from Istanbul Immigration Office by going there in person with original passport.
This document allows you to travel and stay outside Turkey for up to 15 days while your application is in process. This document becomes available usually within 10 days from submitting your application to ICO, therefore, if you need this document, please visit the immigration office within 10-15 days from the date of submission of documents. If you are traveling with this document you must re-enter Turkey within 15 days. Transit directions and instructions to obtain this document can be found here.