If you entered Türkiye with a visa, check your visa type in your passport and see if your visa is a “single” or “multiple” entry visa. If it is a single entry visa, notice that it will become invalid if you exit the country and you will need to obtain a new visa. If it is a multiple entry visa you do not need to worry about traveling and obtaining a new visa but be sure to check the length of the visa as you can travel only within your visa length. Most multiple entry visas will grant 90 days at most within 6 months, however there could be exceptions. If you are not sure, you can contact us for advice.
Regardless of the visa type, a residence permit affords a student a multiple entry permission for the duration of the residence permit. If you have not received your residence permit card yet and wish to travel, please see Traveling While Your SRP Application is in Process webpage.
Turkish immigration authorities require international students and scholars to have passports that are valid 60 days beyond the length of the residence permit requested at a time. Nationals of some countries can travel to Türkiye with documents other than a passport, such as national ID cards, drivers’ licenses. However no individual can apply for residency in Türkiye without a passport. Therefore, all internationals are asked to travel to Türkiye with valid passports.
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