Visa and Residence Permit

Some Tips Before You Start

Please note that if you are planning to stay in North Cyprus for more than 60 days within a 90-day period, for any reason, including tourism, you must get a Residence Permit.

In order to obtain your Student Residence Permit, it is strongly advised to follow this guide to submit all the required information, ensuring this process runs as smoothly as possible.

International students who have overstayed their visas, residence permits, or visa exempt periods (for some countries), will be subjected to a fine or a travel ban preventing you from re-entering North Cyprus for a period between 3 months to 5 years.


Deprature To TRNC

Check if you’re required a visa to enter North Cyprus through the following button.

If you need to get a visa to enter TRNC, you may apply for it at the closest TRNC Embassy/Consulate with your Official Acceptance Letter which states that you will be our student here in TRNC. You may check the information for each embassy/consulate using the following link:

If the Enbassy/Consulate is not available in the countey where the student is coming from,the student must go to Turkey and get a the visa from the nearest Embassy/Consulate there.

After Arriving in TRNC

Applications for the Student Residence Permit should be made within the first month of your arrival in TRNC. You can make your online application through the following link. Below you may find the full process on how to obtain a Student Residence Permit:

Process To Obtain Student Permit


After the arrival to the university and finalize the registeration process. Each student must signup to the student permit website to get the user name and password required for loging in.

Pay Your Medical

First thing to do after logging into the system is to pay the medical test fee and health insurance. Once the payment is done the student can go to the given lab address and do the medical test.

Pay The Tax

Once the results of the medical test is published on the website one more step left to obtain the permit. Payment of the tax, once it is made the student will have his permit for a 1 year.

Obtain The Permit