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Residence & Work permit in Turkey for citizens of Pakistan

To obtain a visa you need to decide the purpose of your visit to Turkey (depending on it: there  will be different form of invitation and the procedure for its completion). There are the following main types of visas and travel purposes:

  • Tourist Visa – tourism
  • Business Visa – conferences, business meetings;
  • Work Visa – work in a Turkish company.

Pakistani citizens who are willing to visit Turkey could get a touristic visa in 2 ways. One of them by getting e-visa online, another option is to apply documents to the Turkish Consulate in case if 1st option could not be applicable to this category of people.

İn order to get an e-visa online, the applicant should meet the requirements below as

  • To have a valid passport, which will cover the period that will be staying in Turkey.
  • Have valid Supporting Document (Valid visa OR valid residence permit from one of the Schengen Countries, USA, UK or Ireland

İn case if the applicant can’t meet the criterias for evisa application, he should apply for touristic visa via Turkish Consulate in Pakistan. Please follow the list of requirement documents which should be submitted to the Turkish Consulate in Pakistan as

  1. İnvitation letter / İncome status
  2. Biometric photo
  3. Flight itinerary reservation
  4. Hotel booking
  5. Bank statement

Once the foreigner get a touristic visa, he can come to Turkey and stay here legally for the certain period of time. İf Pakistani citizen would like to extend its visa, he has a right to apply for short term residence permit. The application should be done while visa is still valid. Once the visa will be expired, foreigner cannot apply for residence permit in Turkey. The short term residence permit allow foreigner to stay in Turkey legally, but it doesnt give any right to work in Turkey legally.

The residence permit could be transferred to work permit later in case if the foreigner have a job offer from the employer. Please note that foreign employee cannot apply and get a work permit by himself. The one and only who can get a work permit for employee is employer. Employer should apply for a work permit to the Ministry of Labour. Generally the application process and evaluation takes 30 working days. The initial work permit is granted for 1 year and subsequently  is renewable further.

The work permit application and procedure could be found in our website https://expatguideturkey.com/work-permit-applications/

Ata Kurumsal

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

330 Comments

  1. I want to get a job in turkey i have 6 year experience in clerical staff do let me know if any thing is possible

  2. Hello,

    I am from Pakistan and I only got 14days of visa so I got here and realised that I would need more time to explore so I did all the steps and submitted the application.

    after all hard efforts when i checked online status of my application is says its resulted negative and stating the article 32

    Since i had spent so much now my budget has very limited , but i still wants to stay legal in the country

    please tell me all possible options for me along with prices and steps !

    I am thinking of a student permit , work permit , or sole proprietor business permit .

    I am located in uskudar istanbul please provide your office address is well maybe we can meet in person

  3. Hello,
    I read all of your terms and policies for visa but I need to know one thing can you guide me through how this is possible and what i need to do and what kind of documentation i need to gather..
    i want to buy a any business in turkey like food related something like fast food or any shop or any business that can help me earn but 1st can i buy in turkey while im in pakistan and 2nd if i will buy can i live in turkey with my family and i will buy a house and car and schooling for my kids.
    I want to start life in turkey is this possible for me and i can get nationality for me and for my family or not.
    Thank you.

  4. I am a Finance specialist with 13 years of experience and want to relocate to Turkey. Can you help?

    1. Hello,

      The residence permit application process could be started once you arrive to Turkey, for detailed information you can contact us by 4447284.

      Thank you,

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