Study Visa

Required Documentation for a Student Visa 

Applicants that shall become or are students in Northern Cyprus, shall apply for a visa from our preliminary Turkish Visa application center. After obtaining a student visa, applicants need to sustain a residency permit in Northern Cyprus. We would especially like to indicate that, if a touristic visa is sustained, a student visa or a residency permit cannot be applied from within Northern Cyprus.  

Our Preliminary Turkey Visa Application in Qatar accepts visa applications in accordance to the requests and standards of the Turkish Embassy/Consulate in Qatar. The decisions are made by the Embassy/Consulate, Our Turkish Visa Application center has no decision-making authority, affecting the time the applications are processed in or the outcome. 

All visa applications must be made in person.

Applications must be made 90 days prior travel dates.

All payments, including visa fees are made in cash during the visa application at our application centers. 

1)    Passport

-    The original of the passport which is at least valid for 6 months starting by the arrival date in Turkey and has at least two empty pages.

-        Copies of the passport, and if any older passports, ID details and previous visas. You         may contact our call center for further information. 

2)    Biometric Photograph

-    2 biometric photographs, a size of 5X6CM, with white background, shot in the last 6 months.  


-    İn order to apply in Qatar, starting from the date of application, applicant must have a valid resident permit for at least 3 months. 
-    The original of resident permit must be presented for the application to be accepted.
-    For applicants without a resident permit, a return visa to Qatar must be presented. 

4)    Required Documentation in relation to Education 

-    An acceptance letter from the school in Turkey stating details of program, duration of education. Acceptance letter must not be backdated for more than 1 month starting from the application date. 
-    Payment invoice in relation to the program (İf student received a bursary evidential documentation is requested.) 
-    If student has been in Turkey for education before, their previous transcript and school ID is requested.
-    The student’s transcript and certificated, diplomas received from their own country. 

5) Employment Documentation

If an Employee: 
A original guarantee letter from the related company (Company owner or a responsible individual must indicate the position of the applicant, start date of employment, the dates that has vacation approved from work and a documentation proving the applicant will return to his/her country and contact details including a name surname signature and official stamp.) 

If a Company Owner: 
Company Registration Documentation (The originals.)
If available bank statements for the previous 6 months, signed and stamped.  

If Retired: 
The original retirement documentation and a documentation proving the amount of last pension received. 

If somebody else is sponsoring Applicant: 
The above-mentioned employment documentation of the sponsor is required. Additionally, a Qatar ID copy and a declaration stating that the sponsor will cover all costs signed. 
Note: Only Family members can be a sponsor for one another. Sponsors that are not family shall not be accepted.

6)     Documentation Showing Financial Documentation

-    Bank account summary for the last 3 months, must be signed and stamped. Last date of transaction must be 10 days old at latest. 
-    If applicant has a saving account, transactions shall be documented. 
-    If applicants receive salary cash in hand, a letter head from the company indicating salary details, signed and stamped. 
-    If any, the documents related to the properties owned by applicant (title deed, license, etc.)
-    If any, bank account summaries of a bank in Turkey or documents related to the properties. 

7) Documentation for minor applicants. (Applicants under the age of 18 are considered as minors.)  

Documents for Minor Applicants
Besides above-listed documents, the following documents must also be submitted for minor applicants:

-If he/she alone makes application, a NOC letter , Non Objection Certificate signed by both parents must be submitted.
- If one of the parents, together with his/her minor child, makes application (and other parent does not make application), then NOC  signed by non-applicant parent must be submitted. Where one or both parents have a valid visa - regardless of traveling along with his/her minor child -, if application is not made jointly with child, then said NOC must be submitted.
 - If both parents jointly apply for the visa, then NOC is required.
- In case of divorce, both parents must each submit NOC.
- If one of the parents is demised, then the death certificate of demised parent must be submitted.

8) Additional Documentation

 - If applicant previously resided in Turkey, relevant residence document or work permit
- If applicant previously resided in a country other than Turkey, relevant residence document.
- If any, previously received Turkey visa. 
- If any, current or previously received Schengen / USA / UK visa, 
- Applicants with dual citizenship are required to submit documents related to 2nd citizenship. 
- If you have someone who will company your travel, copy of his/her valid visa, and flight reservation must be submitted.

Note: All documents that are presented must be up to date and fully complete as per the list. The Turkish Embassy of Qatar reserves the right to request additional documentation where needed. Completing all the required documentation does not guarantee approval for a visa and a refund is not possible under any circumstances. If applicants are applying as a family or group all the above-mentioned documentation needs to be submitted individually.