Residence and Work Permit

The authorized governmental body for residence permit is the Directorate General of Immigration Management (Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlüğü), which is a department of the Ministry of Interior.

The information provided here is for general informational purposes only and it may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information. Incoming staff and students are responsible for the application, document submission, and follow up processes, as well as following the instructions stated on the website of the Directorate General of Immigration Management at
For mobilities longer than three months (90 days), all foreign staff and students need to apply for a residence permit for their stay regardless of their citizenship.

  • Those who apply for the residence permit must do so within the legal period* that they can stay in Turkey after their entrance (*for example, if you have a 1- month visa or visa exemption, you must apply within 1 month)
  • For the extension application, you must apply 2 months (60 days) before the expiration of the older residence permit

Residence permit application has two steps:

  • Online application through website of the Directorate General of Immigration Management:
  • Submission of the application documents to Directorate in person on the appointment date.

Online application

  • Go to:
  • Select "first application" (if you do not have an application before)
  • Fill the pre-registration form
  • According to your communication preference, a verification code will be sent to you. In order to continue your residence permit application, you must enter this verification code.
  • Write your permanent residence address in Istanbul while filling out the form.
  • When your residence permit card application is approved, your card will be sent to the address you have provided. Since your card can only be handed to you, provide an address where you can be available.
  • If you are asked about the address of YTU, type the information below:

Province : İSTANBUL

District :    ESENLER

Quarter/Village Quarter : ÇİFTE HAVUZLAR MAHALLESİ

District, Street, Avenue, Square : ESKİ LONDRA ASFALTI CADDESİ

Block : 175 - Kamu – Ana giriş - Bilinmeyen

Single Space : 1- Okul, Üniversite - Kamu – Bilinmeyen

Phone : 0212 383 3937

Education Information (continuing) is for your Erasmus Education at YTU (if applicable):

Student Number (if applicable): See your Student ID card or student enrolment letter

Type of School : State

Beginning/Ending Dates of Study : See your letter of acceptance

Income Information: No income (if applicable)

Source of income: Family, scholarships, grants etc.

Current occupation: Student etc.

Student/staff residence permit information

Reason of Stay: Those who come as a student within the scope of other

International Exchange Programmes (Erasmus), type of recruitment/role within project etc.

  • After you complete the form, you will need to choose an appointment date in order to finalize your online application and to be able to print the form.
Work permit:

Please visit for information on the different types of work permits,​​ required​ documents and application procedures for foreigners to obtain a work permit in Turkey. See for updated information on the
procedures concerning assignments of foreign national academic personnel in Turkey in accordance with the law 2547.

For Academic Staff to Be Employed For the First Time:

  • Foreign Academician Information Compilation and ID Form
  • Foreign Academician Examination and Evaluation Commission Report
  • University Executive Board Decision
  • Foreign Academician Information Form
  • ID Card Copy
  • True Copy of each diploma and Turkish translations
  • Visa Request Form
  • 2 Photos
  • Passport Copy

To Extend Work Permit:

  • Foreign Academician Information Compilation and ID Form
  • Foreign Academician Examination and Evaluation Commission Report
  • University Executive Board Decision
  • Passport Copy

Note: Please contact the Personnel Office for your further enquiries.