- Residence Permit Extension
Residence Permit Extension
Residence permit applications made from abroad are invalid. Students wishing to apply for the residence permit or to extend the duration of the residence permit must be in Turkey.
If your studies continue past the expiration date of your card, then you have to extend your residence permit.
Please be aware that the extension application is fully your responsibility. You have to make yourself familiar with the extension process from the Immigration Office web page and apply for extension before your residence permit expires. If you do not do so, you will face penalties and even deportation. Therefore, we suggest that you add your expiration date to your personal calendar and make sure to set a reminder at least 2 months in advance. (You have to make your extension application before the expiration date. If you miss the date, then you can still apply within 10 days of expiration, which might bring penalty payments) If your residence permit card has already expired, you cannot apply for extension. If your residence card has expired, see the first application procedures on this page.
Students’ passports must be valid at least 60 days beyond the requested ending date of residence permit (i.e. if a student wants to have a residence permit which expires on June 30th, his/ her passport must be valid until August 29th). Make sure your passport is valid for 6 months minimum.
The student residence permit application process consists of 4 main stages:
- Filling out the online application form, printing it out, and signing the signature field on the first page.
- Collecting the required documents
- Showing your documents to the IRO to make sure all the documents are completed.
- Submitting your application documents to the Immigration office
The steps you should follow up for residence permit extension;
NOTE: It is your responsibility to prepare all the documents listed below and submit them to the Immigration Office on time! As IRO, we are only responsible for checking that your documents are complete and in the correct order and giving you a correct guideline.