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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66 Comments

  1. I have a residence permit of 1 year but i got job offer from a different city of my residence. So, can i apply with my previous city residence permit for work permit or first i have to change my city address? Thanks.

    1. Hello,
      You do not need to obtain new residence permit in the city you will work in to be eligible for work permit application. Once you obtain work permit and start working in another city and move there you will only need to register your address in local directorate of Population.

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  2. I received a contract from one local turkey airline and I signed the contract but they said I have to pay $1.590 for expert permit in Turkey before resuming to there agent .I strongly believe this is fake please help care issue .is this government requirement in Turkey ? Or crooks .

  3. Thank you so much for your helpful answer, I rated u Five stars on google maps reviews. I have one more question about this rule:
    “validity of your passports must be at least two months longer than validity of your work permit. For example, if your passport is only valid for 12 months upon the starting date of work permit, the permit can be granted for maximum 10 months”
    does this rule apply to other kinds of residence permits too?. my wife is Turkish, so if I apply for family residence permit also I will get visa two months shorter than my passport validity ?? or its different case?

    Thanks in advance.

  4. Hello, I am an engineer who is working abroad. I got a job offer from turkey. I want to apply for a work permit from the embassy, I would like to know how long the duration of my visa will be when I receive it. will it be three years permit or one year for the first time I am applying? and in the second year if it is a one year permit when I renew it it will be another one year or two years or three years permit?.
    as the visa duration is very important for me because my passport will expire after one and a half years after applying and due to some issues with my home country I can renew it only after one year from the expiry date. that’s why it is important for me to know how long the duration of the visa for the first time I get it and when I renew it?
    thanks a lot

  5. Hello,

    thank you for this useful information. I have a question. I am an Egyptian who is working in japan currently, and I am married to a Turkish wife. I am planning to move to live and work in turkey. the question is when I go to turkey which is better to go with a tourist visa and apply for family residence permit and then change it to a work permit or from the beginning to apply for a work permit before going to turkey? (knowing that i have already found a job in turkey)

  6. The article was very helpful thanks. But I have a question.
    I have an AIESEC Internship visa currently. My employer has agreed to give a new contract. Can I switch my Visa in Turkey or should I exit the country to change my visa status to work visa? Also is Level 6 Diploma from a UK university recognised in Turkey?
    Thank You

  7. Hi,

    Thank you for your helpful responses. I have a job offer in turkey and I’m studying about the VISA procedure. I would like to apply for my wife’s VISA alongside my application. would you please give me information on it? Do I need to apply for her separately? what documents should I provide to the Embassy in my home country? and is it possible if she applies for a tourist VISA at the time and then after our arrival, she starts for the dependant’s VISA there?

    Your response would be really appreciated.

    Regards,

  8. Is it true that we need to take toefl exam so we can work in turkey depending on the new regislation?

  9. Hello Expat Guide Turkey!
    i have few questions
    – in order to get the work visa, your employer should apply for your work permit from turkey isn’t it?
    -From abroad how long does it take to get the work visa if your employer apply for the work permit in turkey?
    – if you come in turkey with a touristic visa can you change it or extend it into a residence permit , if yes what are the condition ?
    – if you come in turkey with a touristic visa and fond a job , how can you apply for the work permit while in turkey
    I am ooking forward for your reply

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