RESIDENCE PERMIT - First Time Application

(FOR RENEWAL APPLICATION OR RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS - PLEASE SEE BELOW)

Abdullah Gül University, AGU, obtaining residence permit, study in Turkey

All international students need to apply for a residence permit at the Kayseri Provincial Directorate of Migration Management. You have one month after coming to Turkey to apply for a residence permit.

The validity of your residence permit cannot exceed the date of expiry of your passport. Therefore, before coming to Turkey, please check that you have a sufficiently valid passport (or plan to renew your passport in Turkey or, in some cases, back in your home country; after your enrollement at AGU).

The application process is as follows:

  1. Go to the official Residence Permit Application platform and fill the online application form here (link). PLEASE FIND HERE (LINK) AN ONLINE STEP-BY-STEP APPLICATION GUIDE.
  2. Pick a day for your individual appointment (please select the earliest available date, starting from 2 weeks after your arrival in Kayseri) and print your filled application form.
  3. If possible, please make sure to pay the Residence Permit fee (89 TL in September 2019) via the online system. Print your payment receipt*.
  4. Come to the Abdullah Gül University and complete your registration (please read the information about the Diploma Equivalency, required for registration).
  5. Collect all necessary documents:
a) Filled Online Application Form                         Print and sign on page 6
b) Payment Receipt  Pay online in the Application platform (credit card) and print receipt, or pay in cash at the Tax Office
c) 4 ID Photos  Recent Passport style photos
d) Passport and Photocopies  Photocopy your passport ID page (and validity date page if separate), your visa page, and page bearing the latest stamp of entry into Turkey
e) Student Certificate  To be obtained, signed and stamped, from the Student Affairs office. Student certificate must bear your photo (to be uploaded on UIS.
f) Foreign Student Information Form  Yabancı Uyruklu Öğrenci Bilgi Formu" download the document here. Replace the Yellow Items with your own information DO NOT leave any yellow text. After filling it, please print it and have it signed & stamped by the Student Affairs office.
g) Proof of Accommodation  Students living in the AGU dorms can obtain an accommodation letter from the the Health, Culture, Sports Department (SKS)
h) Proof of Health Insurance Coverage  Students planning to subscribe to the Turkish State Health Insurance (SGK) still need to be covered by a private insurance for the first 4 months of their stay
i) Underage Students: "Authorisation of Temporary Guardianship"  Template to be obtained from the AGU International Office before coming to Turkey. To be signed by the parents in English and Turkish and notarized.

 

  1. Go to your individual appointment at the Immigration Office**
  2. Submit your Health Insurance certificate; either from the State Health Insurance, SGK (more info here (link)), or from a private company
  3. Finalize your application at the Immigration Office and wait for your Residence Permit card to arrive via postal service (it will cover 1 to 4 years)

 

Students whose residence permit has expired must extend it within maximum 15 days or leave Turkey. In case of an address change, the students should inform the police within 48 hours. There should be no erasures or scrapes on the residence permit. In case of loss, the Turkish National Police/ Foreigners Unit should immediately be notified.

*Students who are not able to pay online should pay in cash at the Kaleönü Tax Office in Kayseri before going to their appointment at the Immigration Office. Directions to the Tax Office (behind Adalet Sarayı/adliye): HERE

**Immigration Office Address: The Immigration Office has moved to the former tax office building near Dünyam Hospital and our Vakıfbank branch. Directions HERE

***SGK Main Office Address: Kayseri Sosyal Güvenlik İl Müdürlüğü Fatih Mahallesi İstasyon Caddesi No:44 Kocasinan KAYSERİ


RESIDENCE PERMIT - Renewal Application

All international students need to apply for a residence permit at the Kayseri Provincial Directorate of Migration Management. You can start your online renewal application 60 DAYS prior to your current residence permit's expiry date.

Once your current residence permit card is expired, you have 10 days to apply for renewal (complicated and not recommended! Please apply for renewal PRIOR to expiry of your current card!)

The validity of your residence permit cannot exceed the date of expiry of your passport. Therefore, before renewing your residence permit, please check that you have a sufficiently valid passport (or plan to renew your passport in Turkey or in your home country during semester breaks).

The application process is as follows:

  1. Go to the official Residence Permit Application platform and fill the online application form here (link). PLEASE FIND HERE (LINK) AN ONLINE STEP-BY-STEP APPLICATION GUIDE. For renewal, please click "I am applying for extension"
  2. Pick a day for your individual appointment and print your filled application form.
  3. The Residence Permit fee (89 TL in September 2019) can be paid online or at the Tax Office (behing Adalet Sarayı/Adliye building). Print your payment receipt*.
  4. Collect all necessary documents:
a) Filled Online Application    Form                         Print and sign on page 6
b) Payment Receipt  Pay online in the Application platform (credit card) and print receipt, or pay in cash at the Tax Office
c) 4 ID Photos  Recent Passport style photos
d) Passport and Photocopies

 Photocopy your passport ID page (and validity date page if separate), your visa page, and page bearing the latest stamp of entry into Turkey

 If you changed passports, please photocopy both your old and new passport

e) Student Certificate  To be obtained, signed and stamped, from the Student Affairs office. Student certificate must bear your photo (to be uploaded on UIS.
f) Foreign Student Information Form  Yabancı Uyruklu Öğrenci Bilgi Formu" download the document here. Replace the Yellow Items with your own information DO NOT leave any yellow text. After filling it, please print it and have it signed & stamped by the Student Affairs office.
g) Proof of Accommodation  Students living in the AGU dorms can obtain an accommodation letter from the the Health, Culture, Sports Department (SKS)
h) Proof of Health Insurance Coverage  Students planning to subscribe to the Turkish State Health Insurance (SGK) still need to be covered by a private insurance for the first 4 months of their stay
i) Photocopy of your current Residence Permit card  Front and back
j) Criminal Record certificate

 "Adli Sicil". can be obtained online via E-Devlet online platform. This online service is accessed using your Residcence Permit number (99---) and a "E-Devlet Şifresi" which you can obtain from the post office (PTT) for a few Lira). You can find HERE a STEP-BY-STEP guide on how to obtain you Criminal Record.

 You can also obtain it without E-Devlet account, by going to the Courthouse (Adliye).

  1. Go to your individual appointment at the Immigration Office**
  2. Submit your Health Insurance certificate; either from the State Health Insurance, SGK (more info here (link)), or from a private company
  3. Finalize your application at the Immigration Office and wait for your Residence Permit card to arrive via postal service (it will cover 1 to 4 years)

Students whose residence permit has expired must extend it within maximum 15 days or leave Turkey. In case of an address change, the students should inform the police within 48 hours. There should be no erasures or scrapes on the residence permit. In case of loss, the Turkish National Police/ Foreigners Unit should immediately be notified.

*Students who are not able to pay online should pay in cash at the Kaleönü Tax Office in Kayseri before going to their appointment at the Immigration Office. Directions to the Tax Office (behind Adalet Sarayı/adliye): HERE

**Immigration Office Address: The Immigration Office has moved to the former tax office building near Dünyam Hospital and our Vakıfbank branch. Directions HERE

***SGK Main Office Address: Kayseri Sosyal Güvenlik İl Müdürlüğü Fatih Mahallesi İstasyon Caddesi No:44 Kocasinan KAYSERİ


RESIDENCE PERMIT - Application For AGU Exchange Students (Erasmus or Bilateral Agreement)

All international students need to apply for a residence permit at the Kayseri Provincial Directorate of Migration Management. You must apply for a residence permit before your Study Visa expires.

The validity of your residence permit cannot exceed the end date of your exchange at AGU. Please also check the validity of your passport before coming to Turkey.

The application process is as follows:

  1. Go to the official Residence Permit Application platform and fill the online application form here (link). PLEASE FIND HERE (LINK) AN ONLINE STEP-BY-STEP APPLICATION GUIDE. For Erasmus students, in "Reason for Stay" (page 20 of our step-by-step guide), please select "Erasmus Exchange". For bilateral agreement students (non-Erasmus Exchange), please select "Other Exchange Program".
  2. Pick a day for your individual appointment and print your filled application form.
  3. The Residence Permit fee (89 TL in September 2019) can be paid online or at the Tax Office*. Print your payment receipt.
  4. Collect all necessary documents:
a) Filled Online Application Form                         Print and sign on page 6
b) Payment Receipt  Pay online in the Application platform (credit card) and print receipt, or pay in cash at the Tax Office
c) 4 ID Photos  Recent Passport style photos
d) Passport and Photocopies  Photocopy your passport ID page (and validity date page if separate), your visa page, and page bearing the latest stamp of entry into Turkey
e) Student Certificate  To be obtained, signed and stamped, from the Student Affairs office. Student certificate must bear your photo (to be uploaded on UIS.
f) Foreign Student Information Form  Yabancı Uyruklu Öğrenci Bilgi Formu" download the document here. Replace the Yellow Items with your own information DO NOT leave any yellow text. After filling it, please print it and have it signed & stamped by the Student Affairs office.
g) Proof of Accommodation  Students living in the AGU dorms can obtain an accommodation letter from the the Health, Culture, Sports Department (SKS)
h) Proof of Health Insurance Coverage  Students planning to subscribe to the Turkish State Health Insurance (SGK) still need to be covered by a private insurance for the first 4 months of their stay
i) AGU Acceptance Letter for Exchange  In English and Turkish, signed by the AGU Exchange/Erasmus Office
j) Exchange Letter from your home institution  

Students whose residence permit has expired must extend it within maximum 15 days or leave Turkey. In case of an address change, the students should inform the police within 48 hours. There should be no erasures or scrapes on the residence permit. In case of loss, the Turkish National Police/ Foreigners Unit should immediately be notified.

*Students who are not able to pay online should pay in cash at the Kaleönü Tax Office in Kayseri before going to their appointment at the Immigration Office. Directions to the Tax Office (behind Adalet Sarayı/adliye): HERE

**Immigration Office Address: The Immigration Office has moved to the former tax office building near Dünyam Hospital and our Vakıfbank branch. Directions HERE

***SGK Main Office Address: Kayseri Sosyal Güvenlik İl Müdürlüğü Fatih Mahallesi İstasyon Caddesi No:44 Kocasinan KAYSERİ


WORK PERMIT

This residence permit is issued for educational purposes. Students who wish to work may do so by obtaining a work permit. However, for undergraduate students, the right to work starts after their first year of education and may not be more than twenty four hours a week. This residence permit does not make the parents and other relatives of the student eligible for a residence permit.

We would like to remind you that it is your responsibility to be aware of and act according to these rules and regulations. Please pay attention to these in order to avoid any serious legal problems and financial penalties in the future.

Legal action is taken against students who do not follow the procedures explained above.