REGISTRAR's OFFICE


RESIDENCE PERMIT

 

First Application:

 

Newly admitted students, after registration to the University, before the expiry of the visa or visa exemption period (this period is 10 days for those who enter the country with the conditional entry form of residence permit), must apply for a residence permit online (from www.goc.gov.tr). Within 30 days from the date of application following documents should be submitted to the International Students Office (applications with missing document will not be accepted). Those who have missing documents will be given 7 days to complete them. Those who do not complete the documents within this time period, must submit their documents to the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management.

 

Required Documents:

  1. e-İkamet Online application form (taken from www.goc.gov.tr)
  2. A valid passport and copy (copy of last entry page and the visa page, if any) (the copy should be approved as “true copy” taken from the Registrar’s Office)
  3. 4 biometric photos
  4. 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 are planning to apply for the General Health Insurance after getting the national id number can sign a statement in our office and submit the insurance document to the Migration Management later.Those who have a health insurance valid in Turkey based on a bilateral agreement do not need to have a health insurance)
  5. The Residence Permit Information Form (taken from the International Students’ Office)
  6. Document showing your address information (If you stay in dorm you should submit a document with e-signature/signature and sealed/stamped taken from dormitory management. If you stay as a tenant you should submit a notarized rental contract)
  7. Residence permit card fee receipt
  8. Income statement (Must be declared during online application. Students whose expenses are paid by a governmental authority should state this issue to the migration management)
  9. For those who are younger than 18 ( By the date of application to e-ikamet)
    1. Letter of consent* (If the foreign mother and father officially reside in Turkey, this document is not needed.)
    2. Birth certificate (This document is needed in case the mother and father of the student cannot be identified from the given identification/passport)

 

*These documents arenot requested from those who enter the country with a visa taken from our foreign missions. 

 

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 application (from www.goc.gov.tr). After that with the residence permit information form taken from the Registrar’s Office and the following documents should be sent to the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management.

 

Required Documents:

  1. e-İkamet online application form (taken from www.goc.gov.tr)
  2. A notarized copy of the passport
  3. 4 biometric photos
  4. Income statement (Must be declared during online application. Students whose expenses are paid by a governmental authority should state this issue to the migration management)
  5. The Residence Permit Information Form (taken from the Registrar’s Office)
  6. 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)
  7. Residence permit card fee receipt
  8. Letter of consent (for those who are younger than 18)
  9. Presentment of the previous residence permit

 

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 be notified immediately.
  • 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 Migration Management carries out the residence permit procedure. 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:

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

 

 For your questions Foreigners Communication Center (YİMER) Phone: 157


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