Our counselors are trained and tested in the visa process, we ensure that the process is followed completely. Obtaining a student visa before departing the home country is a requirement for formal registration as a student at a Turkish university. Therefore, students who come to Turkey without a student visa will neither be allowed to register as a student at the university nor receive a residency permit once in the country. Student visas must be obtained from a Turkish consulate. Student visas CANNOT be issued from within Turkey. Students must take or mail a copy of your "Letter of Acceptance" from a Turkish university and a completed visa application form to the appropriate Turkish Consulate. Please note that it generally takes around eight weeks from the time the student submits his application until he receives his visa. The student visa will be stamped in the student’s passport. The student’s Visa (student visa) remains valid as long as you are enrolled at school.