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I'm a US citizen planning to live (but not work) in Istanbul for one year. I'm a graduate student. I just got a serious scare...I arrived in Turkey in December on a 90/180 tourist visa. I've been here for almost two months and only now decided to apply for my extended stay (uzun sure) ikamet at the Emniyet Mudurlugu, thinking that as long as my tourist visa was valid I could make my appointment whenever I want. So I made this appointment -- it's in May.However, I have been hearing from certain sources that I needed to have made this appointment within the first month of my time in Turkey.Am I screwed? Will I never get my ikamet? Would leaving to, say, Bulgaria for a day and re-entering fix this problem? This is a matter of huge importance to me, because if I cannot re-enter Turkey I will lose a very large scholarship and be in serious financial straits.