Renewal of Residence Permit


* Applications for extension should be made within sixty days prior to the expiration of the residence permit and, in any case, before the expiration of the residence permit.

• If you have a valid residence permit, you should make your online “extension application” before 2 months (60 days) to its expiry date.

• If your residence permit has already expired, you should apply for “first time application” within 10 days after your current residence permit expiry date and you should submit a petition about your excuse for late application to the centers where they make appointments on the day of the appointment together with your other requested documents
• If you do not make any application after 10 days you should leave Turkey with a penalty due to not having an extension application. When you come back you should apply online first application for student residence permit.

First you should visit the online residence permit application page and choose “extension of the duration of residence permit”

** If you are in Turkey when your card expiry date finish and if you exceed your expiry date to apply ( if you are late to apply for renewal) this means you violated your residence . In this case you have to write a letter of excuse addressed to “İstanbul Valiliği İl Göç İdaresi Müdürlüğü“ and mention your reason of this late application ( violation) . You should mention your name, your residence permit application number and your passport number within this petition. You have to sign it as well and it should be in Turkish. You need to submit this petition to the international Students Office together with your other requested documents
** If you exceed your expiry date to make renewal application, you should make “first application “ as renewal is not accepted for residence violated situations.

IMPORTANT NOTE (Before Starting The Renewal Process)
Students should register their address in one of the immigration directorate offices. To do this, they should submit one of the following:

  • If you are staying in your own home, a photocopy of the title deed; ("residence document" is sufficient for extension applications.)
  • If you are staying in a rental house on a rental agreement, a notarized copy of your rental agreement;
  • If you are staying at a hotel, etc. proof of your stay in these places;
  • If you are staying in a student dormitory, e-signed/signed and sealed/stamped document showing that you are staying in the dormitory.
  • If you are staying in a third person’s residence, the notarized undertaking of the host (if the host is married, also the notarized undertaking of the spouse).

** In addition to one of these documents, you might need a bill that has your name on it, or the name of the person whose name is on the rent contract.

When you submit your file to the international students office, you should have the following documents:

  1. Official pink file
  2. Printed residence permit application form
  3. Printed health insurance document (First five pages)
  4. Student certificate (Turkish, recently dated)
  5. Transcript (Turkish, recently dated)

    Note regarding the student certificate: You should be an active student, which means that you do not have any debt, and you have courses on the current semester’s transcript. If any of these conditions in not satisfied, you CANNOT obtain a student certificate. While applying, you might see an application for (Öğrenci Durum Belgesi/Student Status Certificate), this document is NOT valid for the residence permit process.
  6. Copy of passport (identity information and photo page, entry stamp page and visa page). If you have entered Turkey with e-visa, you have to submit copy of your e-visa
  7. Old residence permit card copy (double side)
  8. Prove of address (one of the following):
    • Notarized house contract
    • İkametgah (obtained from e-devlet)
    • A notarized letter of undertaking (Taahhütname) + Bill under the name of the person whom you are living with
    • If you stay in dormitory , you need to get dormitory resdience letter from dormitory management
  9. Notification Form and Unemployment statement form

    1. Notification Form (TEBLİĞ-TEBELLÜĞ BELGESİ)
      Click here

      Notification form should be filled as below;
      You should write in “TEBELLÜĞ EDEN” part ; (at the bottom of the form) ;
      Your name (ad) , surname (soyad) and your signature (imza )
    2. Unemployment Statement form
      Click here

      Unemployment Statement form should be filled as below;
      1st empty field: your nationality
      2nd empty field: your passport number
      3rd empty field: İSTANBUL OKAN
      bottom part; your name (ad) , surname (soyad) , your phone number (tel) and your signature (imza)
  10. Residence permit card fee receipt (tax receipt) (receipt of 356 TL) You can pay this fee to nearest tax Office or you can pay it online through digital tax Office
  11. 4 Biometric photo (white background, not smiling face) otherwise it will be rejected by the Immigration Office
  12. A proof of fingerprint scanning. You should go to any immigration office with your student certificate, residence permit application form, and your passport (not a photocopy) and inform them that you will give your fingerprint. Immigration Office officer will write a number on resdience permit application form after getting your finger print.
  13. Deed of consent and Birth Certificate (only for under 18 students who did not come to Turkey with student visa)

We will NOT accept any file with missing documents.

These documents are required by the immigration office and the evaluation is done by the immigration office. Any delay or rejection would dictate the student to visit the immigration office and inquire.

You can find our office in the Business and Administrative Sciences Faculty, Ground floor, B105.