For registration, exchange students have to secure an official approval from the Turkish Consulate of their home country in a document showing the period of study in Turkey. With this consent entered on their passport and an invitation letter from Kocaeli University, they are granted an education visa. Upon arrival, students have to register at the Kocaeli Police Station and receive a registration book in return for 5 photographs and € 70. This book is also regarded as a “residence permit”. The registration at the police station has to be completed in two weeks after arrival. Required documents are as follows.

Should you have any questions, you can ask our Office to guide you in getting the residence permit.

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