Work Permit

Documents Required for Work Permit in Turkey

For non-Turkish citizens, who want to work in Turkey, supporting documents for the work permit application changes according to the sectors that they want to be employed. Employers should also provide appropriate documents relevant to their business sectors.

1. INTERNAL APPLICATIONS

Documents required from the foreign personnel are;

  • Employment Contract (signed by foreigner and employer)
  • Passport Copy
  • Diploma Copy (Translated to Turkish by sworn translator)
  • If applicable a letter of recommendation (Translated to Turkish by sworn translator)
  • Copy of Valid Residence permit for at least 6 months
  • One biometric photo

The original of the existing work permit (effective in work permit extension applications)Documents required from the employer are;

  • · A work permit application petition addressing Ministry of Labor and Social Security,
  • · A work permit application form addressed to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security,
  • · Balance sheet and statement of profit and loss related to last year of the institution (approved by tax administration or chartered accountant),
  • · The Turkish Trade Registry Gazette indicating the most recent capital and shareholding structure of the organization,
  • · Commercial Activity Certificate,
  • · Give authorisation to person via electronic signature to do the online work permit application
  • · Documents showing the employer company has no unpaid tax debt (effective in work permit extension applications)It should be noted that the list above is not exhaustive. Ministry of Labor and Social Security has discretion to demand other documents during the evaluation period. The supporting documents may also change in accordance with the business sector of the employer and/or with the nature of the work.

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2. ABROAD APPLICATIONS

Common Documents for work permit required from foreign personnel;

  • Passport
  • Work visa application Form
  • Employment Contract
  • One Biometric Photo
  • Under the discretion of the foreign representatives of Turkey or in accordance with bilateral agreements, some other supporting documents might be demanded for work visa applications.

Common Documents for work permit required from the employer are;

  • · A work permit application petition addressing Ministry of Labor and Social Security,
  • · A work permit application form addressed to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security,
  • · Employment Contract (signed by foreigner and employer)
  • · Passport Copy of Foreigner (Translated to Turkish by sworn translator),
  • · Diploma Copy of Foreigner (Translated to Turkish by sworn translator)
  • · If applicable a letter of recommendation of Foreigner (Translated to Turkish by sworn translator)
  • · Balance sheet and statement of profit and loss related to last year of the institution (approved by tax administration or chartered accountant),
  • · The Turkish Trade Registry Gazette indicating the most recent capital and shareholding structure of the organization,
  • · Commercial Activity Certificate,
  • · Give authorisation to person via electronic signature to do the online work permit application.  

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Ata Institutional Consulting is a leading consultancy company in its field, with expert personnel, with 12 years of experience, providing residence permit, work permit, Turkish citizenship consultancy and corporate consultancy services to foreigners. Ata Instiutional Consultancy

64 Comments

  1. Hello,

    My company is applying for a work permit. I live in Turkey and finished my masters here. 1) I’m Colombian, do I need a translated and notarized copy of my passport. 2) My masters diploma is from a public Turkish university, does it need to be notarized also?

    Thank you for your great work!

    1. Hi Maria,

      1-) No, you do not need to have your passport notarized. If your passport consists of Latin letters; You don’t need to translate.
      2-) Yes, you need to have your diploma notarized.

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