Visa and Residence
All international degree/exchange/erasmus/visiting students must have obtained a Student Visa before entering Turkey for studying at Izmir Bakircay University. A student visa is required to register as a student in Turkey, please do not come to Turkey without your student visa.
Student visas must be obtained from a Turkish Consulate, generally the one nearest your place of residence. Student visas cannot be obtained after you come to Turkey.
You must take a copy of your “Letter of Acceptance” from Izmir Bakircay University and a completed visa application form to the Turkish Consulate. The Consulate will provide you an application form upon request. Generally, you must also pay application fee.
Please try to apply to the Turkish Consulate as soon as you get a copy of your acceptance letter. The process of issuing a student visa to Turkey generally varies depending on your country of residence and in some countries it may take upto 6 weeks.
Please check the relevant web site for visa status: http://www.mfa.gov.tr
Within one month after you enter Turkey you must apply for your Residence Permit at the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Interior Directorate Provincial Migration Management (T.C. İçişleri Bakanlığı Göç İdaresi, İzmir İl Müdürlüğü) Do not wait too long to schedule an online appointment because available dates are limited. We strongly recommend you schedule this appointment on your first day of arrival.
According to new regulation, all international students must obtain a Health Insurance that is valid in Turkey to be able to receive the residence permit.
Address : Kemeraltı Mahallesi 855 Sokak No:40/A Konak / Izmir
Tel : 0 232 402 44 62
Fax : 0 232 484 32 70
Each Student is required to make an individual appointment through the internet. You can follow the steps below:
- First go to https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr
- Then you can change the language as English from the upper right side.
- Select the pink “I lodge an application for residence permit fort he first time”
- Then select the type of application as “I would like to lodge a new application”.
- Fill the form
Below is the list of documents you must submit for your residence permit application. Generally you can pick up your residence permit along with your passport after a week as your passport is kept along with your application documents. You must pick up your own permit.
1.Residence Permit Application Form (must be signed by the foreigner and/or his/her legal representative)
2.Passport or original and photocopy of passport substitute document (pages containing identity information and the page containing photo and processed pages)
3.Four (4) pcs photos (must have been taken within the last 6 months, against a white background and biometric. Do not upload family, selfie, unrecognizable, non up-to date or black and white photos into the system, otherwise residence permit document shall not be issued!)
4.Declaration which states that financial capacity is to be provided sufficiently and regularly throughout the stay (Is declared in the Application Form. Directorate may request supporting documents.)
5.Valid health insurance (Insurance period must cover the intended residence permit duration. One of the following document is considered as sufficient):
- E-signed/signed and stamped/sealed document to be obtained from provincial social security units which states that theforeigner is benefiting from the health servicesin Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements.
- E-signed/signed and stamped/sealed provision document received from Social Security Institution (Provision documents to be received from Social Security Institution must be in such a manner that they must be both supportive and cover family members.)
- E-signed/signed and stamped/sealed provision document received from Social Security Institution (Provision documents tobe received from Social Security Institution must be in such a manner that they must be both supportive and cover family members.)
- For private health insurance please present signed and stamped/sealed original of your insurance policy during application! For extension applications, attach only approved (sealed, signed) copy of your policy into your application file.)
6.Student certificate which shows that you are entitled actively to benefit from the rights of being a student (e-signed/signed and stamped/sealed document).
You can find Residence Permit Application Form and detailed informations in the following documents.
Explanations for the Documents and Application Procedure
Student Residence Permit Application Form
Required Documents for the First Application Appointments