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

66 Comments

  1. Sir i am sanil from India. Let me know if I get a job in turkey so what kind blood test required for me work permit .

    Regards
    Sanil

  2. By Commercial Activity Certificate: is it some document that the host local turkish company provides?

  3. Hello Expat Guide,

    I got job offer from turkey. I have below given question

    A) Is there any particular salary required for work permit Visa ?
    B) Which is the main documents i have to ask from my company ?
    C) Documents required for Embassy ? what is the time duration to get visa from India ?

    Thank You in advance …

  4. Hi , thank you for wonderful info you always share about turkey it help alot to foreigners living around the world.
    My Question is about work permit . Can you please guide how many turkish workers are necessary for a travel agency to offer work permit to one foreigner ?
    Thank you

  5. Hi Expat Guide Turkey,

    My husband and I are planning to accept a job in Istanbul as an International School Teacher. My question is I haven’t seen any requirements about medical. Do you know what are the medical requirements for a work permit? If so, do they perform the blood tests? and what are the tests they do? Thank you very much your response is highly appreciated.

    Best regards,

    Pie

  6. I have been accepted for a job in turkey and part of the work permit application says highschool.
    I went to highschool in uk until aged 16. Is that enough for the application. I have GCSE certificates

  7. Please i applied for a Turkish residence permit but my application was refused without any reasons given. Now a school has contacted me that they would love to work with me. Is it possible for them to get me a work permit, despite me not having residence permit ?

  8. Iam very intersting the way you post useful Info about Work permit, so my question is: where i can get it work permit vissa while iam staying to somalia?

  9. Hello! I have an offer to work in Turkey, I do trust the employee. It is a seasonal job in tourism. The employer asks me to send a scanned copy of my passport and diploma so he can proceed with work visa? Is it like this? I dont have to be present in Turkey? And then can I enter Turkey as a tourist from Europe? Many thanks!

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