FOREIGN NATIONAL IDENTITY NUMBER

FOREIGN NATIONAL IDENTITY NUMBER

Every foreign resident, just like any Turkish citizen, has an identity number issued by the Turkish Republic. This number is also used in RTEU’s Student Affairs Information System (SAIS). RTEU SAIS requires this number when

  1. learning your grades at the end of the semester,
  2. requesting student certificates,
  3. you graduate.

In other words, students who do not have this number will not be able to learn their grades, get student certificates or graduate. For this reason, those who have not submitted their Foreign National Identity numbers previously, need to submit the number to the advisor who is responsible for their program in the Registrar’s Office, visiting the Registrar’s Office.

HOW TO FIND OUT YOUR FOREIGN NATIONAL IDENTITY NUMBER

  1. Visit https://tckimlik.nvi.gov.tr/
  2. Make an inquiry by either entering your Residence Permit Number (İkamet Tezkere no.: the number on the first page of your Residence Permit, e.g. 1-112233), or your personal information.
  3. Upon your inquiry, you will be given an 11 digit number generally starting with 99 upon. Take a print-out of this inquiry and submit it to the advisor who is responsible for your department in Registrar’s Office.
  4. There is a possibility that the inquiry may not give you a number, which means that you have not been assigned this number yet. In this case, you will need to go to the Turkish National Police/ Foreigners Unit (Rize Emniyet Müdürlüğü/ Yabancılar Şubesi) to learn your Foreign National Identity Number. Once you obtain the number, submit it to the Registrar’s Office as instructed in (3) above.

WARNING: You must obtain your Foreign National Identity Number as soon as you get your residence permit so that you may benefit from the General Health Insurance services.