Upon student arrival in North Cyprus, they are registered with their university and the student affairs of the universities will upload and update their information on the immigration site, this information includes date of entry of the student, both parents’ full names, full name of student, international passport number, date of birth and the student identification number generated after registering the student. The whole process from signing up till the collection of the permit is done online.
The student will sign up through the immigration website( https://permissions.gov.ct.tr/login). The information given by the student when registering must correspond when signing up so as to successfully complete creating an account on immigration student permit portal. Note that both Turkish and English language are the means of instruction on this website.
On creating an account, a text message and an email is sent to the student which entails the username and password to gain access to the student’s portal. The account created makes the student permit process attain 40%. At this point the student is set to make the first payment, this payment is for medicals and it cost 544tl as of the time of writing this article. The payment is made by a Turkish bank card and immediately this is made, a registered laboratory located in the municipal where the university is located pops up. The result of the laboratory takes 10 – 15 days to be ready and evaluated by the Ministry of Health.
After the successful evaluation of the Ministry of Health the process moves to 60% and the prompts to pay for tax is displayed on the students permit portal. As at the time of writing this article tax cost is 189.20tl and likewise it can only be paid with a Turkish bank card. The permit process limps to 90% on paying for tax and it takes around 5 -7 days for the permit to be ready. A text message is sent to the student notifying them that their student permit is ready and has been sent to their university for pick up. Generally the permit will arrive in school 3 days after receiving the text message.