Visa, Insurance and Residence Permit

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.

Kocaeli Police Station:
Address: Körfez Mahallesi Rıza Paşa Sokak No:6 İzmit/Kocaeli
Phone: +90 262 315 75 52 

Students need to have health insurance. They can get their insurance before coming to Turkey (in your own country) or when they come to Turkey.

If students choose to get their insurance in their own country, they should keep in mind that there has to be such an explanation as below.