Exchange students (Undergraduate and Graduate) are to obtain their student visas in order to study in Turkey before they come to Turkey. Students should apply to the nearest Turkish Consulate in their native country with their “Letters of Acceptance” issued by AGU. There, they can also obtain the latest information about visa procedures and the required documents.
The student visa is required in order for students to apply for a residence permit in Turkey. Here are the some important issues;
You must obtain your student visa before coming to Turkey.
The visa is stamped in the passport.
The Registrar’s Office of the Abdullah Gül University (AGU) sends the Letters of Acceptance.
Your local Turkish Consulate may require additional documents (in addition to passport and letter of acceptance).
A fee is usually charged for the issuing of a student visa.
RESIDENCE PERMIT - First Time Application
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.
Go to your individual appointment at the Immigration Office**
Submit your Health Insurance certificate; either from the State Health Insurance, SGK (around 620TL, more info here (link)), or from a private company
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.
Kaleönü Vergi Dairesi, Tekin Sok. No:8, Kocasinan / Kayseri
Serçeönü Mahallesi Ahmet Paşa Caddesi Adliye Ek Binasi 1. Ve 2. Kat No:4 Hükümet Konaği Yani Kocasinan / Kayseri (Right in the city centre, Cumhuriyet Meydanı behind Valilik (Governor’s Building))
Kayseri Sosyal Güvenlik İl Müdürlüğü Fatih Mahallesi İstasyon Caddesi No:44 Kocasinan KAYSERİ
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