REGISTRAR's OFFICE


RESIDENCE PERMIT


First Application:


Newly admitted students, after registration to the University, should submit the following documents to the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management. Students first need to make an online appointment (from www.goc.gov.tr) and apply personally on the date and time mentioned.

 

Required Documents:

  1. The Residence Permit Information Form (taken from International Students’ Office)
  2. Online application form (taken from www.goc.gov.tr)
  3. A valid passport and copy
  4. 4 photos
  5. Declaration of sufficient financial resources during education (Must be declared during online application. Students whose expenses are paid by a governmental authority should state this issue to the migration management)
  6. Deed of consent (for those who are younger than 18)
  7. Health insurance (You can apply for General Health Insurance conducted by the Social Security Institution or you can have a private health insurance. Those who have a health insurance valid in Turkey based on a bilateral agreement do not need to have a health insurance)
  8. Additional possible documents

 

Extension:

 

Students who are continuing their education may obtain the form from the Registrar’s Office web page: http://oidb.metu.edu.tr/en/forms and after filling it out, submit it to the Registrar’s Office. Students first need to make an online appointment (from www.goc.gov.tr) and then apply personally to Provincial Directorate of Migration Management  on the date and time mentioned, with the below mentioned documents.

 

Required Documents:

  1. The Residence Permit Information Form (taken from the Registrar’s Office)
  2. Online application form (taken from http://www.goc.gov.tr/main/Eng_3 )
  3. A valid passport and copy
  4. Presentment of the previous residence permit
  5. 4 photos
  6. Declaration of sufficient financial resources during education (Must be declared during online application. Students whose expences are paid by a governmental authority should state this issue to the migration management)
  7. Deed of consent (for those who are younger than 18)
  8. Health insurance (You can apply for General Health Insurance conducted by the Social Security Institution or you can have a private health insurance. Those who have a health insurance valid in Turkey based on a bilateral agreement do not need to have a health insurance)
  9. The fee for the residence permit

10. Additional possible documents

 

Important Notes:


  • Legal action is taken against students who do not follow the procedures.
  • You do not need to obtain a visa to enter Turkey during the period your residence permit is valid. To illustrate, upon returning to Turkey from a visit to your country during a semester break, you may present your residence permit.
  • The Migration Management takes into consideration the online application date. In any circumstances, you need to take appointment before your residence permit or visa expires. (Appointment date can be taken up to 60 days later.)
  • The address you give while you are applying for a residence permit should be correct and complete.
  • In case of any change in name/surname, marital status, address, passport or department/program etc. the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management should immediately be notified.
  • The students who will apply for the first time do not have to present a health insurance. Those students need to get a health insurance in 3 months and present it to the Migration Management.
  • The students who will extend their residence permit need to present a valid health insurance during application.
  • A guarantor is required for those who are below 18. The guarantor can be either a Turkish citizen or a foreigner who has a residence in Turkey. 
  • There should be no erasures or scrapes on the residence permit. In case of loss, the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management should immediately be notified.
  • The list of students who are in statuses: registered, not registered, non-registration, on leave, disciplinary punishment or Erasmus-Exchange is sent to the related unit every semester. Information about those who have graduated, have left with their own will or have withdrawn their registration is sent to the related unit in about one week. Therefore, those must follow their residence procedure carefully.
  • If you are planning to stay in Turkey while you are not registered in any program (for graduation ceremony, for graduate program application, etc.) you need to apply for a for a short term residence permit before your residence expires.
  • The students need to leave the country in 10 days after graduation. Those who will stay more must apply for a short term residence permit before their residence expires, as stated above.
  • The residence permit does not make the parents and other relatives of the student eligible for a residence permit.  
  • Students who wish to work may do so by obtaining a work permit. However, for undergraduate students, the right to work commences after their first year of education and may not be more than twenty four hours a week. Those who want to get work permit needs to apply to Ministry of Labour and Social Security. 


 

It is your responsibility to be aware of and act according to the rules and regulations about residence permit. Please pay attention in order to avoid any serious legal problems and financial penalties in the future.


The residence procedures are carried out by Migration Management. Therefore, in case of any rule and regulation change/update, please keep in touch with the below mentioned managements and follow their website.

 

 

For your questions or application:

 

Ankara Provincial Directorate of Migration Management

Hoşdere Cad. No:144 ÇANKAYA / ANKARA
E-mail: ankara@goc.gov.tr
Tel         : 0 312 439 40 40 / 0 312 440 33 48
Fax        : 0 312 439 40 66

 

Directorate General of Migration Management

Lalegül Çamlıca Mahallesi 122. Sokak No:4 Yenimahalle/ANKARA

URL: http://www.goc.gov.tr/main/Eng_3

E-mail: gocidaresi@goc.gov.tr

Tel         : 0 312 422 05 00 / 01 / 02
Fax        : 0 312 422 09 00 / 99