Visa and Student Permit

Northern Cyprus

ENTRY VISA

Most nationalities do not need to obtain a visa to study in Northern Cyprus. They only need to show the final acceptance letter to the immigration officer on the port and that will be enough. Only the students who curry the passport of “Syrian Arab Republic”, “Federal Republic of Nigeria” and “Republic of Armenia” will need to make a visa by visiting a Northern Cyprus’ embassy.

NOTE: For Nigerians. It is enough to make a transit visa to turkey from any Turkish embassy. and it can be used to Enter Northern Cyprus.

 

Click the button below and find the cities that have a Northern Cyprus embassy in it:

      2. Then, choose the most suitable embassy to visit. Click on it, to get the contact info of that embassy. Example:

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After clicking

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NOTE: For students who need to make another visa to go to a Northern Cyprus’ embassy. Then can apply for a Transit Visa to Turkey by going to any Turkish embassy. They need to inform the Turkish embassy about the reason. Which is “I have an appointment in the Northern Cyprus’ embassy which located in Turkey”. All of that after taking the appointment from any of the Northern Cyprus’ embassies which are located in Turkey.

Click the button below and find the countries and cities that have the Turkish embassy in it:

      3. From the info provided, every embassy has its own email address. The student should take it then email them, to ask for an appointment.

The email template which can be used to be send to the embassy:

______________________

To whom it may concern,

I am (The student’s full name) who have a final acceptance letter from the (University’s name) which located in Northern Cyprus. Therefore, I need to get an Entry visa from your embassy as a student. If you please could send me an appointment date and the form that I have to fill. And which Papers needed for this case.

 

Thank you for your cooperation,

(The Student’s Name)

______________________

NOTE: If the student’s parents are welling to come with the student. Or the student is married or married and has children. They can add one of those sentences after in email body content. according to their case:

 

“Also, my parents are welling to apply. To come with me during my registration process”

“Also, my wife is welling to apply. To come with me during my registration process”

 

“Also, my husband is welling to apply. To come with me during my registration process”

 

“Also, my wife and children are welling to apply. To come with me during my registration process”

 

“Also, my husband and children are welling to apply. To come with me during my registration process”

 

“Also, my wife is welling to apply. To live with me during my studying period”

 

“Also, my husband is welling to apply. To live with me during my studying period”

 

“Also, my wife and children are welling to apply. To live with me during my studying period”

 

“Also, my husband and children are welling to apply. To live with me during my studying period”

 

“Also, children are welling to apply. To live with me during my studying period”

Then,

          a. the student should wait the Northern Cyprus’ embassy replay. The Embassy will send a form with a list of the documents they need and will give the student the appointment date and time. Which is usually after one week of the receiving of the email.

 

          b. Then, the form needs to be printed. Filled by a handwriting. Scanned then saved as PDF file.

 

          c. After filling the form and preparing the documents they asked for are ready. The student needs to go back to the email and press on “replay” then upload the form and all the documents the embassy asked for. Then send the email.

 

          d. On the appointment date. The student should bring the form and all the documents as a hardcopy + pay the Visa fees which is approximately about 77$.

 

          e. During the meeting, the embassy will inform when the Entry Visa is going be ready.

 

          f. When it is ready. The student has to go back to the embassy again to take it. 

(Usually, All The embassies give the Entry Visa paper after 2 or 3 days of the meeting. Except the embassies in Turkey will give it in 24 hours)

Finally, the student is ready to go to Northern Cyprus.

OKAY TO BOARD

 

OKAY TO BOARD is required for the Palestinians who hold the Lebanese travel document and the Nigerian students.

We as KNOWMORE StudyAbroad Office. We make the (OKAY TO BOARD) to our students who register throw us. The student should book the flight ticket and send it to us at list 10 days before the date of the flight.

 

OKAY TO BOARD requirements:

- University Final acceptance letter.

- Booked Flight Ticket.

- Scanned copy of passport. (First and second page)

ON ARRIVAL

 

At the port of entry. All students need to submit the university’s final acceptance letter to the immigration officer to get a Student Entry Visa that is valid between (60-90) days. In this period, the student has to finish the registration process in the university and make a Student Residence Permit. If the student didn’t finish the registration process during the Entry Visa period, will get a heavy penalty for each day after the expiry of the Entry Visa.

NOTE: The student has to pay the initial tuitions fees in order to get the final acceptance letter before the arrival. Which is required to get student entry visa.

NOTE: The Student Residence Permit finish on 30 of September whenever the student made it. After that date. The Student Permit must be renewed in order to give the student the freedom of traveling from and to Northern Cyprus.

STUDENT RESIDENCE PERMIT

 

After completing the registration in the university. The university will give the student a “Student ID”. Then, the student can start registering to the online immigration system.

Click the button below to sign up for the Student Residence Permit online system:

     1. The student should Fill the required information inside then click on “Sign Up” button. After this, the student can login into the system with the username and password sent by SMS or EMAIL. After logging in to the system, the student must follow and complete the steps described there.

 

The Following steps for getting a health report:

 

          a. If the student has a valid health report, should click “I have a valid health report”

 

               i. The student should go to a District Hospital, in which the University is located.

               ii. Gets a health report certified, in that Hospital.

               iii. Make the payment for “health report fee”, via the system.

 

 

          b. If the student does not have a valid health report, should click “I do not have a valid health report”

 

               i. Make the payment for “laboratory tests fee”, via the system.

               ii. Get the lab tests performed in the Laboratory which the system provides its name and address.

 

     2. According to the health report, make the payment for “immigration fee”, via the system. Then, the student residence permit will be ready automatically in few minutes.

 

     3. The residence is issued as a PDF file with a print and a download option.

 

Note: On every 1st of October. The student should login to the system again by the same username and password to renew the Student Residence Permit.

Click the button below to login into the online immigration system:

INVITATIONS

 

The students can invite their first-degree relatives to Northern Cyprus and make a Yearly Student Residence Permit for them. And this permit will be under the student’s permit. That means. If the student is out of permit for any reason. Their relatives permit automatically will be canceled as well.

There are two classifications:

     1. To make an invitation for a relative. Whom currying a passport which does not require an Entry Visa to Northern Cyprus:

 

          a. The student should go the university’s international office and give them (scanned copy of the student’s Passport + The student’s Residence Permit + scanned copy of the relative’s passport)

 

          b. Ask the international office for the form of the university invitation letter. and fill it with the required information.

 

          c. Then, the university will give the student the university invitation letter to scan it and send it to the relatives to print it. Because they need to show it in the port while entering Northern Cyprus.

 

          d. Then, the relative is ready to come to Northern Cyprus.

NOTE: For the Palestinians who hold the Lebanese travel document. Will need to make an OKAY TO BOARD as well.

 

     2. To make an invitation for a relative. Whom currying a passport which does require an Entry Visa to Northern Cyprus:

 

          a. The student should go to any noter in Northern Cyprus with those documents printed (scanned copy of the student’s Passport + The student’s Residence Permit + The student’s student paper + scanned copy of the relative’s passport)

 

          b. Ask the noter to make an official invitation paper.

 

          c. After, the student should go the university’s international office and give them (scanned copy of the student’s Passport + The student’s Residence Permit + scanned copy of the relative’s passport)

 

          d. Ask the international office to make the university invitation letter. To give the student an official invitation letter.

 

          e. Then, the student needs to scan the university invitation letter and the noter invitation letter .then, send them to that relative to print it. Because they will ask about it in the port while entering Northern Cyprus.

 

          f. Thereafter, the relative needs to make a visa by visiting a Northern Cyprus’ embassy.

Click the button below and find the cities that have a Northern Cyprus embassy in it:

           g. Then, choose the most suitable embassy to visit. Click on it, to get the contact info of that embassy. Example:

Before clicking

Ankara Before.jpg

After clicking

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NOTE: For Relatives who need to make another visa to go to any Northern Cyprus’ embassy. Then can apply for a Transit Visa to Turkey from by going to any Turkish embassy. They need to inform the Turkish embassy about the reason. Which is “I have an appointment in the Northern Cyprus’ embassy which located in Turkey”. All of that after taking the appointment from any of the Northern Cyprus’ embassies which are located in Turkey.

Click the button below and find the countries and cities that have the Turkish embassy in it:

          h. From the info provided, every embassy has its own email address. The relative should take it then email them, to ask for an appointment.

The email template which can be used to be send to the embassy:

______________________

To whom it may concern,

I am (The visitor’s full name) who have an invitation letter to visit (Write here the relative relation EX: my son) the student (The student’s name) who is studying in (The university’s name) which located in Northern Cyprus. Therefore, I need to get an Entry visa from your embassy. If you please could send me an appointment date and the form that I have to fill. And which Papers needed for this case.

I attached the invitation papers in this email.

 

 

Thank you for your cooperation,

(The visitor’s full name)

______________________

NOTE: The official invitation paper and the university invitation paper must be attached in this email.


NOTE: The email can be written in plural. If There will be more than one relative.

Then,
     1. The relative should wait the Northern Cyprus’ embassy replay. The Embassy will send a form with a list of the documents they need and will give the relative an appointment date and time. Which is usually after one week of the receiving of the email.

     2. Then, the form needs to be printed. Filled by a handwriting. Scanned then saved as PDF file.

     3. After filling the form and preparing the documents they asked for are ready. The relative needs to go back to the email and press on “replay” then upload the form and all the documents the embassy asked for. Then send the email.

     4. On the appointment date. The relative should bring the form and all the documents as a hardcopy + pay the Visa fees which is approximately about 77$.

     5. During the meeting, the embassy will inform when the Entry Visa is going be ready.

     6. When it is ready. The relative has to go back to the embassy again to take it.

Usually, All The embassies give the Entry Visa paper after 2 or 3 days of the meeting. Except the embassies in Turkey will give it in 24 hours. Then the relative should get the ready Entry Visa paper from the embassy by hand. Finally, the relative is ready to go to Northern Cyprus.