Visa and Residence Permit Procedures

 Visa and Residence Permit Procedures

“Students accepted for Erasmus mobility for studies at Bezmialem Vakıf University will receive a Letter of Acceptance issued by the International Relations Office. These students will use this acceptance letter to get a "Student Visa" from the nearest Turkish Embassy/Consulate as soon as possible. This visa is required for entering the country and registration.


The Letter of Acceptance will be sent by e-mail to the students accepted.


If you enter Turkey with a tourist visa, your application for residence permit to the Turkish Immigration Administration will not be accepted. Therefore, please apply to the Turkish Embassy in your country for a student visa and enter Turkey with that visa rather than a tourist visa.


All international students in Turkey regardless of their status, must register and obtain a residence permit (ikamet tezkeresi) from Directorate General of Migration Management within 1 month of entering Turkey.


Online appointment for residence permit:​


VERY IMPORTANT: Please note that, you should consult our Office about submitting documents to the Immigration Administration. You can schedule the appointment in advance and fill out the application form, but you should contact our office before you go to the appointment."