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Documents Required for Visa

Obtaining a student visa before departing your home country is a requirement for formal registration as a student at a Turkish university. Therefore, students who come to Turkey without a student visa will neither be allowed to register as a student at the university nor receive a residency permit once in the country.

Student visas must be obtained from a Turkish consulate, generally the one nearest your place of residence in the country of your nationality. Student visas CANNOT be issued from within Turkey. You must take or mail a copy of your "Letter of Acceptance" from a Turkish university and a completed visa application form to the appropiate Turkish Consulate. Consulate staff can provide you with an application form upon request. Please note that it generally takes around eight weeks from the time you submit your application until you receive your visa. The student visa will be stamped in your passport.

Although a time limit will be indicated on your visa, your student visa remains valid as long as you are enrolled at school.

Foreigners may apply for an education visa only after they have enrolled in a Turkish university, school or a language course certified by the Ministry of Education.

To apply for this type of visa, please submit the following documents to this Consulate in person:

    Visa application form to be filled in capital letters.
    Please click here for PDF or here for MS WORD formats.
    Minimum 1 year valid passport
    One passport size photograph of the applicant
    An acceptance letter from the Turkish University or  school or language course certified by the Ministry of Education
    If you would like to apply for a student visa as an Exchange Student, a confirmation letter from your school in United Kingdom is required
    Non British Citizens also required minimum 1 year valid residence permit valid minimum 12 months.
    Bank statement
    If you have sponsor,sponsor letter,sponsor bank statements and passport copy of sponsor.






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