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Student Visa & Residency Permit

Student Visa Process and Documents

 International students must have registered at the University of Kurdistan and have a Student ID number in order to apply for a student visa.

  • To apply, the below documents must be ready to hand into the International Relations and Scientific Cooperation (IRSC) Office. 

 

 

    • Download the Visa Form (here) and complete by hand or upload your information on the online visa from.
    • 2 copies of your passport photo ID page and 2 copies of your last visa and entry stamps into the Islamic Republic of Iran.
    • Pay and produce receipt of 70000 Iranian Rials to Safiran Elm Adeeb Company (شرکت سفیران علم ادیب )  and bank account number: 314386000. 

 

 

  • After submitting the above documents to the IRSC Office, they will be sent along with a letter to the Student Affairs Organisation of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. It will take approximately 2 – 4 weeks to process your application.
  • Once a student visa code is allocated to you, it will be sent to the Iranian consulate abroad chosen by the overseas student and stated on the visa form. International students must get their passports stamped with the Student Visa (Type E) in order to apply for Student Residency Permit. 

 

Student Residency Permit Process and Documents

 

  • To apply for student residency, international students must produce the following documents and submit to the IRSC Office of the University of Kurdistan.
    •  3 copies of Student Passport ID page.
    •  2 copies of Student Visa (Type  E) page.
    • Pay and produce receipt of 40000 Iranian Rials to Safiran Elm Adeeb Company (شرکت سفیران علم ادیب )  and bank account number: 314386000.
    • Obtain and produce a copy the Overseas Student Insurance at http://www.hayateamn.ir/shop. 
  • After submitting the above documents to the IRSC Office, they will be sent along with a letter to the Student Affairs Organisation of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. It will take approximately 4 – 6 weeks to process your application. 

 

How to Apply for Family Members Residency Permit

 

  •  A non- Iranian student must have a student residency permit stamped into their passport in order to apply for immediate family members’ residency permits.
  • The following documents must be handed in to the University of Kurdistan’s IRSC Office:
    • Two copies of marriage certificate officially translated into Persian.
    • Two copies of student passport ID page.
    • Two copies of student residency permit stamped into passport.
    • Three copies of family members’ passports’ ID page.
    • Two copies of last visa page of family members’ visa page.
    • Pay and produce receipt of 40000 Iranian Rials for each family member payable to Safiran Elm Adeeb Company (شرکت سفیران علم ادیب )  and bank account number: 314386000.
    • Student’s and all family members insurance certificates. 
  • For International Female Students with Children the below document must also be added to the above list when applying for family member’s residency permits: 
    • An official custody letter stating that the mother of the child or children (the female student) has custody of the children for the duration of her studies in Iran. This custody document must be officially translated into Persian.
  • Once approved for overseas student residency permit, international students will be informed and directed to go to the Passport Office in Sanandaj which is located in Felestine Street near Iqbal Square. 
  • The documents to be submitted to the Sanandaj Passport Office for the residency stamp are as follows: 
    • Six recent passport sized photos (3×4) with white background.
    • A copy of Passport ID page
    • A copy of all visa stamp pages.
    • Student certification letter issued by the University of Kurdistan Educational Office (آموزش کل).
    • A copy of Student ID Card.
    • An official printout of the current semester courses selected for study. 
    • Student’s exact address in I.R. Iran and Iraq.
    • A payment of 200000 Rials into the following Meli Bank account: 2171154354001.
    • A payment of 5000 Iranian Rials into the following Ghavamin Bank account: 3251423.
    • A printout of the Student Insurance Certificate.