Please always check with HR about the accuracy of the documents.

We are only providing instructions to help international newcomers.

We are very pleased to welcome you to Koç University (KU) as the International Community Services Office.

We are a part of the Office of International Programs, and we are in charge of work/residence permit arrangements of international faculty, staff, students, and dependents. We are also a resource hub for numerous topics about the lives of internationals in Istanbul and Turkey.

We work closely with Human Resources and other departments and cooperate in certain places to support newcomers.

We strongly advise you to read through the “Newcomers’ Guide” and “Faculty Welcome Guide“– publications by our office- and refer to them anytime you are looking for information about the university or life in Turkey.

Below you can find some directions and tips about how to prepare your onboarding documents for your employment to become official at KU.

If you have any questions regarding the documents required by HR, please contact Ms. Nil Sığırcı at or Ms. Nuray Daşdan at

Notarized Copies of Diplomas

We suggest the Çeviri Teknesi Translation Office where is next to and working with the 23rd Notary Public. We recommend there since its location and the translation service it provides are convenient.

You can find the directions to and a photo of the 23rd Notary Public here.

Address Registration Certificate

Please visit our Obtaining Official Documents webpage to learn how to collect an Address Registration Certificate

Bank Account

To learn how to obtain a health report, please visit our Opening a Bank Account page.

Chest X-ray

You can have a chest x-ray at any hospital. However, HR asks you to obtain it from a tuberculosis dispensary.

Therefore, you should visit a Tuberculosis Dispensary close to you to have it. It will cost a certain amount of Turkish Lira (₺). We do not know the amount, but we suggest you visit there with some cash.

When you go there, you can read out or show the following sentence to a staff member:

İşe giriş için akciğer filmi almaya geldim (I came to have my chest x-ray for my employment)”

Sarıyer Tuberculosis Dispensary: Map Location

Taksim Tuberculosis Dispensary: Map Location

Health Report and Blood Test

To learn how to obtain a health report, please visit our Obtaining a Health Report page.

You may declare that you need a blood test as well for your employment when you visit your doctor.