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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/

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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

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  1. How can get work permit visa in a construction company as a artict engineer or civil engineer in turkey

  2. Assalam o Alikum

    I want to ask about the resident visa or turkish citizenship. i am a widow with 3 kids. i am working as a patisserie trainer here in Pakistan. but now I wish to studyat Le Cordon Bleu Istnbul.. and live in turkey with my kids.

    what immigiration possibilities are available?

    Your detailed reply with cost of immigration and living details will be highly appreciated.

    Thank You

  3. I am graduate and want to move in turkey for work.. with my and husband.. kindly tell me process and jobs there which can i apply or my husband..

  4. Sir
    İ want to apply for resıdent permıt. İ have already went to turkey. My husband is turk. Please let me know the process.
    Thanks

  5. Sir Kindly guide me if I have a job in Pakistan of 17 scale in education department or as a CSP officer and if we want to migrate in turkey permanent with family .then tell me how can we do this to take a citizen permit of turkey and can our job will be transfer there with a same scale. And can by buying a property in turkey we can get a citizen permit.

  6. ACTUAL I LOVE TURKEY INSTEAD OF PAKISTAN. I WANT TO CANCELLED MY PAKISTANI CITIZEN SHIP AND NEED ONLY RESIDENT PERMIT. I AM NOT INTEREST ANY JOB IN TRUKEY. I LOVE TURKEY AND WANT TO STAY EVERY
    YEAR SIX MONTHS. MY INCOME IS 73000 LIRA PER YEAR . IT IS POSIBLE
    I WILL BE ALLOWED IN TURKEY

  7. I am from Pakistan.I want to know that can an under 18 and a student get a turkish visa easily to live and get a job there.

  8. hello like I need a job and I want to work in Turkey my experience 7 year i experience in k s a i am work k s a 2010/2017
    6 year experience

  9. I work remotely for foreign employees from home and want to move to Turkey. What would be the procedure for me as I don’t need a job in Turkey and won’t have an employer for a work permit because I work from home.

  10. Is there a possibility to get work visa which eventually convert into citizenship by making investment in a business or buy a property for his / her family.
    I have been know that one can make investmnet to have work visa convertible into citizenship after 5 years.

    1. Hello,
      You can search for a job in Turkey through websites such as http://www.kariyer.net. Once you find a job your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

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      1. Hi Sir,
        I am from Pakistan, I am mechanical engineer with 12 years experience.
        I am looking for job in Turkey.
        Do Turkish companies offer job to Expats.

    1. Hello,
      You can search for a job in Turkey through websites such as http://www.kariyer.net. Once you find a job your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

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  11. Hi i am from pakistan and i am having 12.5 year experience in logistics and werehousing i am plaing to mkve to turkey om visit what i need can i get a job in logistics and wherehousing filed.

    Thanks and Regards

    1. Hello,
      You can search for a job in Turkey through websites such as http://www.kariyer.net. Once you find a job your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

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  12. Hello this is from Pakistan. I want to know if i come to Turkey on Student Visa for my Graduate studies and start even working there in case i got the job, hence does Turkish government grant the citizenship to such individuals if our stay is for some specific time period? OR Immigration is only on Investment?

    1. Hello,
      After you find a job in Turkey and obtain work permit you can be eligible for Turkish citizenship application after staying within the country for 5 years uninterruptedly on basis of work permit. Within mentioned five years you should not spend abroad more than one year in total and more than six months in a row. Evaluation of Turkish citizenship application on basis of work permit can take up to two years and your work permit must be remained until receiving result of the application.

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        1. Hello,
          Work permit application is evaluated according to your qualifications. If Ministry of Labor does not find your qualifications or education background suitable for particular position, application can be rejected.

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  13. Asslam o alaikum sir i want open the hotle in turkey istanbul city i have residence permit who expired at march 2021 how i get work permit for hotle please guid me

    1. Hello,
      After you establish a company and open a hotel in Turkey you can obtain work permit as a company owner/shareholder. In order to apply for work permit your company must meet criteria of Ministry of Labor as:
      – paid capital of at least 100.000 TL
      – employing at least 5 Turkish citizens per each foreigner in the company including yourself
      Our company can assist you to establish a company and apply for work permit in Turkey. For details you can contact us at: info@expatguideturkey.com

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    1. Hello,
      Foreigners can not work in Turkey on basis of residence permit. In order to work within the country, first you need to find a job in Turkey and your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

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  14. Dear
    I am business man into import export. I want to buy property in İstanbul can you guide me list of government projects for immigration purposes in İstanbul. Secondly cam after buying property and immigration can i get import export licence there.
    Regards
    Riaz farooqi

    1. Hello,
      There is no projects specified by Turkish government for abovementioned purposes. Foreigners can purchase any property in Turkey. In order to obtain residence permit on basis of property ownership you must buy a residential property. For Turkish citizenship by investment application properties can be either residential or commercial. If you establish a company in Turkey you will be allowed to do import and export under condition that your company will meet required criteria for particular type of products.

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  15. Please let me know who will be the employer of foreigner. can it be Govt. Department or any individual with strong business setup?? or can it be any store chain etc??

    1. Hello,
      Foreigners can be employed in companies, which meet criteria of Ministry of Labor as paid capital of at least 100.000 TL and 5 Turkish citizens employed per each foreigner in the company. Private persons can also employ foreigners in their home as child care or aged care. In both cases employer must obtain work permit for foreigners. Once the work permit is issued foreigners are allowed to start working within Turkey.

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    2. Sir Kindly guide me if i go to Turkey on touristic visa and find job within one month, Can i extend my touristic visa with valid reason of stay if yes how much budget is required and what reason should i tell, and if i get job there how much Pakistani budget is required to complete work permit.
      Thanks in advance

      1. Hello,
        In order to extend your visa you are allowed to apply for touristic residence permit, which can be granted for up to one year. In order to make an application, foreigners must have address in Turkey and health insurance obtained within the country, which is covering the whole requested period of stay. Moreover, foreigner must prove having financial resources to stay in Turkey (at least 500 USD per each month of requested stay). Funds can be proved by bank statements from foreigner’s bank account in their home country. Cost of governmental fees for obtaining residence permit for citizens of Pakistan is 80 USD + 110 TL card fee.
        Once you find a job in Turkey your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

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  16. Hello. Hope you are doing well. I m from Pakistan. My husband is system and network administrator and worked as deputy director IT and LMS manager in agriculture university Peshawar having experience of 14 years in his relevant job. Is there any hope of getting work permit visa of Turkey. Kindly guide us. Thank you

    1. Hello,
      Unfortunately we can not help your husband to find a job in Turkey. You can search for one through websites such as http://www.kariyer.net and once your husband find a job his future employer must apply for work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

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  17. AOA. Sir i am disabled and graduate in business administration. Currently working in govt organization. I want to job in turkey. Can u help me

    1. Hello,
      Unfortunately we can not help you to find a job in Turkey. You can search for one through websites such as http://www.kariyer.net and once you find a job and your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

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  18. Hello Sir/Mam

    I am Pharmacist I have done pharmD (doctor of pharmacy) I have 9 years of working experience with different organizations, I am willing to work and settle in Turkey with citizenship with my family, please guide me the procedure

    Thank you

    1. Hello,
      Unfortunately it is forbidden for foreigners to work in Turkey as a pharmacist. If you find a job in another field and obtain work permit you can be eligible for Turkish citizenship after staying within Turkey for five years uninterruptedly on this basis. Otherwise if you purchase a property in Turkey and stay also for five years uninterruptedly as a property owner you and your family can gain a right to acquire Turkish citizenship.

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        1. Hello,
          In order to obtain work permit, first you need to find a job in Turkey and your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country. Once the work permit application is approved, consulate is issuing a work visa in order to enter Turkey on this basis.

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  19. Hello, i would like to inquire about work permit i am an Flight Operations Officer/Flight Dispatcher from Pakistan, so can foreigners can work permit from aviation industry.Thanks

    1. Hello,
      Foreigners can obtain work permit in aviation industry under condition that they find the employer within Turkey, who will submit the application on behalf of foreign employee. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

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  20. Hello.. Sir/Madam if I go on visit visa for 20 days after that can I extend my visa time.
    Thank you

    1. Hello,
      In order to stay in Turkey longer than your visa allows you to, you need to apply for residence permit. After entering Turkey foreigners can apply for residence permit before expiration of their visa. In order to make an application, foreigners must have address in Turkey and health insurance obtained within the country, which is covering the whole requested period of stay. Moreover, foreigner must prove having financial resources to stay in Turkey (at least 500 USD per each month of requested stay). Funds can be proved by bank statements from foreigner’s bank account in their home country.

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  21. Salam! My husband is an HR professional for about 8 years in banking industry. I’m a previous Banker too. We have two boys of 5 and 7 years. Can we apply for Turkey citizenship? Please guide me

    1. Hello,
      Foreigners, who purchase a property in Turkey in amount of at least 250.000 USD or deposit 500.000 USD in one of banks operating in Turkey can acquire Turkish citizenship on this basis. Turkish citizenship by investment application takes only 4 months upon the investment. Otherwise, those, who stay in Turkey for 5 years uninterruptedly on basis of work permit or residence permit for property owners are eligible for Turkish citizenship application.

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      1. Hi. I am professional textile designer if I get turkey tourist visa can I extend ? Into work visa or can get citizenship or can I get work visa for 1 year ?

        1. Hello,
          In order to obtain work permit, first you need to find a job in Turkey and your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country. Work permit application can not be submitted basing on visa.

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  22. Aslam o aliakum,I’m sidra from Pakistan .I’m teacher n have a work experience .I have done my Masters in English Literature.can i apply for job in turkey after tourist visa in Turkey

    1. Hello,
      After entering Turkey with tourist visa you can search for a job and attend job interviews. After you find one future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

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  23. I am Abdul wahab. Basically i am from Pakistan but now in Bahrain. Actually i am looking for a job in Turkey in health and safety profession.
    I need to from direct Bahrain how can i apply and can get work permit directly.
    Please guide me.

    Thanks in advance

    Regards
    Abdul Wahab

    1. Hello,
      After you find a job in Turkey your future employer can submit work permit application while you are staying abroad. You will need to visit Turkish consulate during application procedures. After work permit application is approved work visa will be issued so you will enter Turkey on this basis.

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  24. I’m M.com from Punjab University .l wish I could go to turkey to study and do work or just b as part time. Is this possible? Even in pandemic situation.

    1. Hello,
      Foreign students of Master Degree or PhD are allowed to obtain work permit in Turkey. However, it is not possible to get work permit for a part time job, foreigners can only work in Turkey as full time.

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    2. Yes. It is possible. Right now admissions are open.
      You can send me email with your name. I will contact you back.

  25. aslam o alaikum
    i m a teacher by profession. i want to apply in the turkey as a teacher. i have completed my degree of m phil in microbiology and MA special education.
    how can apply for turkey and which websites offer such jobs.

    1. Hello,
      You can serach for a job in Turkey through websites such as http://www.kariyer.net. After you find one your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

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  26. I’m a Civil/ Structural Engineer in pakistan, want to immigrate in turkey… is there any job possibility for me in turkey.thanks

    1. Hello,
      There are job opportunities for foreign engineers in Turkey, however it depends on your qualifications and job experience. You can search for a job on websites like http://www.kariyer.net and when you find one your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

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      1. Hi…i want to apply for turkey immigration..i did mphil in finance and 12 years of experience,my spouse is MS orthopedic physiotherapist..i have 3 kids..we also did ielts as well.plz guide us what we goona do for immigration??

        1. Hello,
          After you find a job in Turkey your future employer must apply for your work permit. Work permit allows you to reside and work within Turkey and your family members as spouse and children under 18 years old can be also eligible for residence permit application on basis of your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

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  27. I am Muhammad Amir. I have got 30 years of advertising experience as an Art Director/Creative Manager. I am a Professional Photographer do all kind of Photography which includes FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY, ALL KIND OF PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY (THEMATIC and for e-commerce), FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY, INTERIOR SHOOT, WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY. I also design Corporate IDs (logo and development of complete Brand Guideline for Brands). I do PRODUCT DESIGNING, PACKAGING AND PACKAGE DESIGNS. Development of complete creative Campaign including ATL and BTL. I do INTERIOR DESIGN, SPACE PLANNING as well. All kind of creative solutions I give. I want to establish my creative production house in Turkey (Istanbul). What should I do to get Business License to start with and what will be total cost.
    Waiting for your reply. Regards. Muhammad Amir

    1. Hello,
      Foreigners can establish a business in Turkey with minimum paid capital of 10.000 TL, however in order to obtain work permit for foreign company owner/shareholder company’s paid capital must be at least 100.000 TL and there must be 5 Turkish citizens employed in the company. You can read more about company establishment in our article below:

      Establishing Company in Turkey

      If you would like to benefit from our services to establish your own company in Turkey, you can contact us at: info@expatguideturkey.com

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      1. Thanks for the reply and what If I want to give my all advertising services as a freelance creative person to Turkey as an Individual. What is the procedure for that. Should I buy 1 year work permit Visa or what.
        Thanks & Regards.

        Muhammad Amir

  28. Can you suggest some other websites which has job opening in the field of asset management and finance?

  29. Asalam o alikum
    My name is Danish Ali I’m from Pakistan I want to apply for a work permit in turkey, mainly I have worked for banks and insurance companies….. What is the procedure to apply and find employer in Turkey pls guide.

    1. Hello,
      You can search for a job in Turkey through websites like http://www.kariyer.net and after you find one your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

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  30. Is that possible if a Pakistani citizen go to turkey as tourist and then want to open a business and can stay legally ???

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Foreigners are allowed to establish a business in Turkey as non-residents after entering the country on basis of tourist visa. After establishment of a company, you can be eligible for residence permit on this basis to stay in Turkey legally for longer period of time than the visa regime allows you to.

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      1. Hi there
        My name is Mohammed i am looking for a work permit in Turkey.
        Right now I am working in oman in Administration Department.
        What is the procedure to apply for the work permit?

        1. Hello,
          In order to obtain work permit, first you need to find a job in Turkey and your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

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  31. Assalam o Alaikum
    I am an electrical as well as mba too. Can you kindly guide me how can i apply for a job in turkey for work permit and what are the chances of that?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can search for a job in Turkey through websites like http://www.kariyer.net. After you find one, your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

      Kind Regards,

      1. Im a dentist in pakistan,want to settle in turkey is there any job possibility for me in turkey.thanks

        1. Hello,
          Unfortunately dentistry is one of proffessions, which are forbidden for foreigners in Turkey.

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  32. Hello hope u are doing great sir
    My name is ahmad shah I m from pakistan I m a civil engineer and welling to apply for a job there in turkey kindly guide me in this regard thank you

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can search for a job in Turkey through websites as http://www.kariyer.net. After you find one, your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

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  33. Dear I have applied for Turkish temporary residence permit last year with family which has been approved. But due to some personal engagement we came back to Pakistan. Now we want to renew that permit going to be expired in July this year. Is it possible to get permit renewed from Turkish embassy in Pakistan?

  34. I m Shehriyar Khan from Pakistan want to start business in Turkey as poultry veterinarian if this is possible please send mail to the above email address.
    Dr.shehriyar Khan Peshawar Pakistan

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, veterinary is one of the fields forbidden for foreigners in Turkey.

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    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can search for a job in Turkey through websites like, for example, http://www.kariyer.net. After you find a job, your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

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  35. Hello

    I am umer

    And I want to start study in Turkey.
    But is this possible with part time work/job ?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Only Master Degree and PhD students sre allowed to obtain work permit in Turkey.

      Kind Regards,

        1. Hello,
          Thank you for your comment.

          In order to obtain work permit, first you need to find a job in Turkey and your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

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  36. Can I get a job as a veterinarian in turkey? In other words can I work as a veterinarian in turkey?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, veterinary is one of proffessions, which are forbidden for foreigners in Turkey.

      Kind Regards,

  37. My family wants to move to turkey initially I have to go on a visit visa than apply for PR there right…what are the chances to get the PR for the whole family how long does it take and what is the procedure and what are the chances to not get the PR. Plz reply.im from Pakistan.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      After entering Turkey, foreigners can apply for residence permit before expiration of their visa. In order to make an application, foreigners must have address in Turkey and health insurance obtained within the country, which is covering the whole requested period of stay. Moreover, foreigner must prove having financial resources to stay in Turkey (at least 500 USD per each month of requested stay). Funds can be proved by bank statements from foreigner’s bank account in their home country. Currently application procedures last up to 4 months, depending on the city and available appointment dates. Foreigners are allowed to stay in Turkey legally during the whole application procedures even if their visa expires before receiving the result.

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  38. Hi,
    As Pakistani citizen, if I get a temporary resident permit and wish to start my own business in Turkey, what will be the procedure?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Foreigners can establish a company in Turkey with minimum paid capital of 10.000 TL. You do not have to be a residence permit holder to establish your own business. Our company provides assistance to establish a company in Turkey. For more details you can contact us at: info@expatguideturkey.com.

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  39. hello sir,
    I am from Bangladesh but now i am in Northern Cyprus. If i get 10 days Turkish tourism visa, can i apply for residence permit.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      After entering Turkey, you will be eligible for submission of residence permit application before expiration of your visa.

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  40. What is the minimum age required for a solo (alone) traveler to visit turkey and then later apply for a temporary residence permit?
    secondly, can we also renew the temporary residence permit?
    as I’m 20, am I able to travel and visit turkey alone?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As you are above 18, you are allowed to apply for residence permit in Turkey on your own behalf. Temporary residence pemit can be extended if you apply for extension before its expiration.

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    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, we can not help you to find a job in Turkey. Please, remember that after you find one, your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

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      1. Hello,
        Thank you for your comment.

        For detailed information regarding company establishment in Turkey, you can contact us at: info@expatguideturkey.com

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  41. AOA,
    what are the immediate benefits for family or individuals if they get short term residency visa and start living in rental house / apartment.Secondly, how many years are required to get permanent residency or citizenship of turkey. Thirdly, what are the chances and requirements for getting a professional job ? Finally , what benefits can I have after getting citizenship of turkey.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Residence permit in Turkey allows you to stay in the country longer than validity of your visa and to open a bank account within the country. In order to obtain permanent residence permit, you must stay within Turkey for 8 years uninterruptedly. If you stay in the country for 5 years uninterruptedly basing on work permit, you can be eligible for Turkish citizenship. Chances of finding job in Turkey depends on your field and qualifications. If you would acquire Turkish citizenship, you would have the same rights as Turkish citizens by birth.

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    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      After entering Turkey, foreigners can apply for residence permit before expiration of their visa. In order to make an application, foreigners must have address in Turkey and health insurance obtained within the country, which is covering the whole requested period of stay. Moreover, foreigner must prove having financial resources to stay in Turkey (at least 500 USD per each month of requested stay). Funds can be proved by bank statements from foreigner’s bank account in their home country.

      In order to obtain work permit, first you need to find a job in Turkey and your future employer must apply on your behalf. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

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  42. I want to start a new business in Turkey. What’s the procedure. I am residing in Pakistan and a Pakistani citizen. Which Visa should i obtain and how? What is cost of such visa and which business is good in Turkey. I have 30,000 USD capital.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Foreigners may set up a business with the minimum of 10.000 TL in Turkey. However, in order to get a work permit for foreigners, the company’s pre paid capital should be 100.000 TL and more and there must be 5 Turkish Citizens employed per each foreigner in the company, including yourself. Company can be established within one week. Entering Turkey with touristic visa is enough to start your business.

      You can read more about this topic in our article below:

      Company Establishment in Turkey

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  43. Hello Sir

    I am from Pakistan, and want to come to Turkey for employment purposes in accounts field, Can i come as an tourist visa and obtain a job offer letter? and obtain work permit ?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      In order to obtain work permit, first you need to find a job in Turkey and your future employer must apply on your behalf. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country. Work permit application can not be submitted basing on visa.

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  44. I am doctor from Pakistan and want to do job in Turkey. What are the possible ways that I can do job as General Practitioner physician in Turkey anywhere.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      After you find a job in Turkey, your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country. Work permit application can not be submitted basing on visa.

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  45. Can a student work during study to meet expenses? Off campus and on campus? And can you please tell are there language barriers in turkey?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Only students of graduate programs are allowed to obtain work permit in Turkey under condition that they were not receiving state scholarship during undergraduate studies in Turkey.

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    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      In order to move to Turkey permanently, you should either find a job here and your future employer must apply for your work permit or invest in a property to be eligible for residence permit that can be extended multiple times. After staying in Turkey on this basis for five years uninterruptedly, you can be eligible for Turkish Citizenship application.

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  46. Hello i m Rimsha . I m from Karachi. i m a student.I want to ask u that how do i want a Turkish TRP so please guide me what are some easiest ways for getting it.does it require some skills? and if yes then what kind of skills are more appreciable? and please also tell me that what is more easy ,student visa then TRP or Tour visa Then TRP? please tell me total as low as much cost please

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you would be enrolled into education program in Turkey, you are supposed to apply for student visa in order to enter the country and later apply for student residence permit. Otherwise, if you enter Turkey with touristic visa, you will be eligible for touristic residence permit. Costs of obtaining both kinds of residence permit are the same, you can find the details in our article below:

      Work and Residence permit fees

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    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Depending on your purpose of stay in Turkey, you can apply for residence permiy after you enter the country or if you find a job in Turkey, your future employer can apply for your work permit, which would allow you to stay in the country for as long as you will be employed here.

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  47. Hi, I’m planning to study in Turkey, can I work on a student visa to cover my expenses

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Only students of Master Degree and PhD are allowed to obtain work permit under condition that they were not receiving state scholarship during Bachelor’s degree in Turkey.

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    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      After you enroll into study programme in Turkey, you will be eligible for student residence permit, which can be extended for as long as you will continue education within Turkey. If you will be residence permit holder for 8 years uninterruptedly, you will have a right to apply for permanent residence permit.

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  48. Hi, I am a marketier by profession, residing in Pakistan. I am exploring options in order to move to Europe. Are they any possibilities for me to get Turkish citizenship via any skilled worker immigration programme?

    Best Regards
    Shaikh Umair

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Soon the Turquoise Card will be released in order to help skilled foreign workers in immigration process to Turkey. Turquoise Card holders can be later entitled for Turkish Citizenship application. Currently the card has not been issued yet and the exact criteria are not known by now, however you can find general informations about this topic in our article below:
      Turquoise Card

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  49. Im from Iran and my husband from Pakistan , if i buy a property in turkey how can we reach the turkish citizen ship – (not with 250000 usd) ..we r also going to run a small hostel in turkey , can u guide us in both , woulld it be easy for my husband if i get residency permit to turkey?

    regarding buying an apartment:
    – how much budget is needed
    -how long it would take to reach permanent residency
    – how long i should stay in turkey and is it possible to go and back , I mean if it is 6 months , could it be divided ?
    -is it possible for my husband to b with me eaily
    -how muc would be the taxes each year for property

    regarding renting a hostel and run it:
    -would it help to reach permanent residency
    -how much busget would be needed to run a 10 rooms hostel
    -how much would be the taxes
    -can we (my husband and /I ) work there

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you purchase a property in Turkey, you and your husband can easily obtain residence permit for property owners, which is usually granted for one year at first and can be extended multiple times, up to three years each time. There is no minimum value of property required for residence permit application purposes. If you stay in Turkey for 8 years uninterruptedly basing on this kind of residence permit, you will be eligible for permanent residence permit. If you stay in Turkey for 5 years on basis of residence permit for property owners, you would be eligible for Turkish Citizenship application under condition that you would not spend more than one year abroad within those 5 years. Amount of property tax depends on kind of property and location also, mostly it is 0,2% of the value of property.
      As a foreigners, you can establish a company with minimum capital of 10.000 TL, however to do business activity and work in your hostel, you would need to obtain work permits. For this purpose, criteria of Ministry of Labour are as below:
      – company’s paid capital of at least 100.000 TL
      – 5 Turkish Citizens employed per each foreigner in the company

      If you would stay in Turkey for 5 years uninterruptedly on basis of work permit, you would be also eligible for Turkish Citizenship application.
      Income tax is 20% in Turkey.

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  50. After Real Estate investment of Us$ 250000 shall I be allowed to work in Turkey

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      After acquisition of Turkish Citizenship on basis of investment, you have the same rights as Turkish Citizens by birth and can work within Turkey with no need to obtain work permit.

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  51. Hello sir ..this is hilal khan from swabi ..sir i had apply before 15 days for work permet and i jave friend thwre he send me all permet paper then i submited in gerrys office .ofter 10days they called me and give me back my pasport and refused paper ..i dont know why they refused my visa ..tell me sir reason and again when i will apply for visa

  52. Hello;
    Your posts are very informative, I am a Pakistani national living in Middle-East and interested to open a Bank Deposit Account in Turkey because of the fact that very good Rate of return being offered in Turkish banks nowadays, I am not interested in residency etc. at this moment but would take it if comes in the process because I have a stable job here in middle-east for now. What is the best possible option available for me? How can i open a Term-Deposit or Savings Account in Turkey, will I be eligible for Turkish Residence, but I would not be able to stay in Turkey longer to keep my residency valid. Regards;

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Mostly residence permit is required to open a bank account in Turkey. Otherwise bank account can be opened for investment purposes only.

      Kind Regards,

  53. There is an investment scheme for getting the citizenship of turkey. It needs US$ 250,000/-. Please let me know, if some of my relative having nationality of UK is investing in turkey and he want me to get the nationality of Turkey and take care of his investments on his behalf. He dont need the nationality of Turk because he is UK national.
    Please guide me whether it is possible and if possible then what document should I need.

    Kind Regards,

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Only investor, their spouse and children under 18 years old can benefit from the programme. No other relatives of investor would be eligible for Turkish Citizenship on basis of investment. If you are interested in Turkish Citizenship by Investment programme, you can contact us at: info@expatguideturkey.com

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  54. AOA,
    what are the immediate benefits for family or individuals if they get short term residency visa and start living in rental house / apartment.Secondly, how many years are required to get permanent residency or citizenship of turkey. Thirdly, what are the chances and requirements for getting a professional job ? Finally , what benefits can I have after getting citizenship of turkey.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you obtain short term residence permit in Turkey, you and your family can benefit from health system and education within the country. However, residence permit does not give you the same rights as Turkish citizenship. If you stay in Turkey for 8 years uninterruptedly, you have a right to apply for permanent residence permit. If you stay in Turkey for 5 years uninterruptedly basing on work permit or property ownership, you will have a right to apply for Turkish citizenship. Chances of being hired in Turkey are dependent on your qualifications. After acquisition of Turkish citizenship you would have the same rights as Turkish citizens by birth.

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    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can apply for residence permit after you enter Turkey and before your visa expires. In order to apply, all of the applicants must have address in Turkey and adults also need valid health purchased within the country. Application procedures can take up to three months. If you purchase a property in Turkey, you and your family can apply for residence permit for property owners, which is possible to extend multiple times.

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  55. Hello sir this is hilal from pakistan …sir i have a friend in turkey and he working for me to bring me there for work so already he disscussed with an organization .he required my documents i sent him .organization start proces on my work permet and they sent me one approval later ‘ sir i dont know this one is approval later or contract but i dint pay him until now ‘ he told me when i will send u some ducuments then u wiil bring it to gerrys office when they start work on ur documents u will give me 5oo $ i have a letter i singed and send it back …but i dont know how i blv him if gerrys will not give me visa then my 500$ is gone …sir plz shiw me some way …

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, we do not have any informations about this job offer. We strongly recommend you to be careful and not to make any payments in advance as this offer might be a scam.

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  56. my wife has got a pharmacist degree from pakistan. i want to know what are the requirement for an expat pharmacist to work in turkey. please provide me if you have any information

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, foreigners are not allowed to work as pharmacist in Turkey.

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  57. Hi sir I am a travel agent from Pakistan. I have a valid visit visa till 1st MAY
    Soon I’ll be there. Please guide me how can I get temporary residency.
    And what is the scope of travel agent in Turkey.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      After you enter Turkey you can apply for residence permit before your visa expires. In order to apply, you will need address in Turkey and health insurance purchased within the country. You will also need to prove your financial resources in amount of 500 USD per each month of your stay. If you want, our company can assist you throughout the application procedures. You can contact us at info@expatguideturkey.com.

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  58. Dear ,
    I am a Pakistani and I want to visit turkey for searching job of profession civil engineering.can u give me proper information how i get visa and other requirements.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You should contact Turkish Consulate in Pakistan in order to get detailed informations regarding visa requirements. After you find a job in Turkey, your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country. Work permit application can not be submitted basing on visa.

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  59. Sir,
    Me and my wife are currently living in UAE as we are Pakistani National.
    We alredy have 6 months visit Visa of Turkey, can we apply for residency permit when we visit Turkey or we have to apply as business Owners?
    What is the easiest way to apply for Turkish residency as we are planning to stay there for good.
    Your reply will be appriciated.

    Thanks & Regards
    Khurram Ahmed

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      After entering Turkey, you can apply for touristic residence permit before your visa expires. This kind of permit is usually being granted for one year. If you are planning to settle down in Turkey, you are supposed to purchase a property here. This way you will be eligible for residence permit for property owners, which is possible to be extended multiple times.
      If you are considering establishment of a company in Turkey, you will be also eligible for residence permit on this basis. However, in order to do business activity as a company owner or shareholder, you must obtain work permit.

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  60. Dear Sir

    I m here to ask you that I m working in Dubai As IT(Network Support) but I want to apply for Work Permit along with my fiancee so can I apply for that or there is some other way to get a visa and then I find a job there.

    THANKS

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      In order to obtain work permit, first you need to find a job in Turkey and your future employer must apply for the document on your behalf. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country. Work permit application can not be submitted basing on visa.

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  61. Sir if my greece residency is valid and i take evisa from pamistan so can i travel turkey to greece without any problem

  62. Sir i am pakistani national and I wish to get turkish visit visa please guide me thnx

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      For detailed information about visa application procedures and requirements you should contact Turkish Consulate/Embassy in Pakistan.

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  63. sir i ma pakistani passport holder and i have greece valid residency and i got turkey evisa so
    can i travel turkey to greece and can i take a turkey residence permit
    thanks

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      After you enter Turkey, you can apply for residence permit as long as your visa would be valid.

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  64. Sir, I have turkish residence permit so I want to know that can i travel to bosnia or Ukraine without visa or I have to apply visa. Furthermore, if i have apply the visa then can i apply this visa from turkey or i have to apply from my home country Pakistan. Regards

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Residence permit can be used as supporting document for visa application, however, you should contact the Consulates of particular countries in order to get detailed information regarding visa requirements. If you are currently within Turkey, you can visit consulates in Turkey.

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  65. Dear if some body got the Tourist visit visa and he would like to apply for Tourist residence permit . Kindly let me know the fee and the duration of the stay for Pakistani national. For Pakistani national i could not find the fee on the website.
    Thanks brother.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      First residence permit is usually given for maximum one year. Governmental fees for one year residence permit for Pakistani nationals are 80 USD + card fee, which is 89 TL.

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      1. My friend plans to visit Turkey and is interested in starting a small consulting business and buy a small apartment approx USD 60,000 in Istanbul. As he has an established business in Pakistan, and his children are studying here. They will spend approx 3 months each year for 2 years before they fully move to istanbul so that their eldest kid completes A levels from Pakistan. What options do they have for settling in Turkey and how can they get citizenship based on this scenario?

        1. Hello,
          Thank you for your comment.

          If your friend purchase a property in Turkey, he and his family will be eligible to obtain residence permit for property owners. Basing on this residence permit they will be allowed to stay in Turkey with no need to obtain a new visa everytime as long as the permit will be valid. However, in order to be eligible for Turkish Citizenship, your friend should invest at least 250.000 USD in a property. Otherwise, basing on property worth less than 250.000 USD, he must stay in Turkey for 5 years uninterruptedly and can not stay abroad for more than 1 year within the 5 years to be allowed to apply for Turkish Citizenship.

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          1. So can this be 5 years out of 7 years as initial 2 years they will be out of country for more than 6 months each year and then permanently reside in turkey

          2. 1. Will this be a permanent residency permit or temporary?
            2. Will they require visa everytime they exit and enter Turkey?
            3. Are there any benefits of having Turkish residence for travel to other countries? Like, is there any visa waiver for Pakistani nationals having Turkish residence permit when they visit countries like Singapore, Azerbaijan, Georgia etc., just like UAE residence?

  66. Dear Support Team,
    I am Pakistan National resident in Saudi Arabia for 25 years.
    I would like to apply for Turkish Resident permit and would like to live with my family and move permanently.
    Please be so kind to advise what selection criteria required?

    Kind Regards,

    Abdulrazak Maqsood

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you are planning to move to Turkey permanently, you should purchase a property in Turkey to obtain residence permit for you and your family. This kind of residence permit is also possible to be extended and after 5 years of staying in Turkey as a property owner, you have a right to apply for Turkish citizenship. Please, be informed that in order to be allowed to work in Turkey, your future employer must apply for your work permit. Residence permit does not allow you to work within Turkey.

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  67. Asalam alekum
    I am a I.T. Professional I would like to know that if i apply for visit visa then search the job over there and if i get the job there so government can give me job permit ?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      In order to obtain work permit, first you need to find a job in Turkey and your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country. Work permit application can not be submitted basing on visa.

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  68. AOA,

    I need information that how to get immigration of Turkey with family like Canada or Australia offer.

    What is process and how much time its take and what is cost. I have Wife and 3 kids in my family.

    Waiting for your kind reply.

    Regards

    Irfan

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Once you and your family obtain a visa to Turkey, after arrival you can apply for residence permit depending on a purpose of stay. If you would like to move to Turkey permanently, you are supposed to purchase a property here. This way you can obtain residence permit for property owners, which is possible to obtain multiple times and if you stay in Turkey for 5 years uninterruptedly, you will be eligible for Turkish Citizenship application.

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    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, we can not help you to find a job in Turkey, you can find one via websites like kariyer.net and after you find one, your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country. Work permit application can not be submitted basing on visa.

      Kind regards,

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      In order to obtain work permit, first you need to find a job in Turkey and your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country. Work permit application can not be submitted basing on visa.

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  69. hi
    i am looing for higher education for my younger sister who has completed her bachelor 16 years education in textile designing. could you please guide me any good uni in turkey for masters
    further please let me know can we considering turkey as long term i.e study then work then citizenship like in canada & australia for pakistani.
    i shall be greatly thankful for your reply.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Choosing the university depends on your sister’s personal preferences, she should check the offer and study programmes of universities in Turkey and contact them directly in order to get information about application procedures. If your sister stays in Turkey for 5 years uninterruptedly basing firstly on student residence permit and later switching it to work permit, she will gain a right to apply for Turkish citizenship.

      Kind regards,

  70. Hey sir i need guidance about dentistry job in turkey i m fresh graduate of BDS what wud be the criteria to work in Turkey( specifically istanbul)? And can i apply for specialization study there? I

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, dentistry is on the list of jobs, which are forbidden for foreigners in Turkey.

      Kind regards,

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      In order to obtain work permit, first you need to find a job in Turkey and your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. If you stay in Turkey uninterruptedly for 5 years basing on work permit, you will be entitled to apply for Turkish citizenship. You can read more about requirements regarding Turkish ciitizenship in our article below:

      Turkish citizenship

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  71. Hello, I’m a Turkish citizen and my husband is a Pakistani. He came to Turkey with a family unification visa and within the validity period of the visa we applied for residence permit for touristic purposes in Istanbul. We didn’t apply for a family visa because I don’t have a job. After the procedure took months, they recently rejected his residence permit and said he should go back to Pakistan and come back with a tourist visa in order to get a short term residence permit. Now we want to know how much the fine would be? The status of his application hasn’t been updated on the e-ikamet webpage and we didn’t receive any document. The officer just said he should leave within ten days. Is it possible that he applies for a family residence permit while he’s in Turkey now (his visa ended 6 months ago)? Because I think it will be very difficult to him to get a new visa if they see that he overstayed his current visa. Are they any other options so that he can legally stay in Turkey? Thank You very much

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Applying for residence permit is not possible after a visa expires. Your husband is supposed to leave Turkey and apply for family unification visa again in order to apply for family residence permit after arrival to Turkey (if you do not have income, he will need to prove his own income from abroad) or for touristic visa in order to apply for touristic residence permit. Fine for overstaying in Turkey for 6 months, according to official charts, should be around 100 USD. However, be informed that the final decision on the amount will be taken by the customs at the airport and might differ from the official fine amounts.

      Kind Regards,

  72. Hello sir,

    Sir i am from pakistan i got job in turkey and my employer send me all the documents to submit application from pakistan i submit my work visa application from with all documents in gerry’s visa drop Box in my home country after 1 month i got refrence number from turkish embacy and the person from gerry’s office said me i will receive a call from turkish embacy within 3 to 5 weeks and they will give me appointment to come in embacy with my passport but now 5 weeks passed and i did’t receive any call from embacy yet can you please tell me what is the further procedure now how much time embacy will take more when embacy will call me or not?

    Furqan
    Thanks

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You should contact local Turkish Embassy or the office where you aubmitted the documents as we do not have any informations about your application.

      Kind regards,

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  73. Hi,
    i have few Questions. I got my Touristic visa today it says that my duration of stay is 10 days.
    Now my question is can i apply for a short term residence permit with in these 10 days?
    If Yes then how long i can stay in turkey after applying?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can apply for touristic residence permit after arrival to Turkey as long as your visa will be valid. After you apply, you should not leave Turkey after your visa expires and before you receive Residence Permit card. Possible duration of stay after application depends on how long your residence permit would be granted for.

      Kind Regards,

  74. sir if i get on visit visa to turkey then can change it into work permit ?someone turkish told me that i can change it from ankara there is office i forgot about it please guide me i am working in dubai

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      İn order to obtain work permit, first you need to find a job in Turkey and your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country. Work permit application can not be submitted basing on visa.

      Kind Regards,

    1. Hello,

      Application procedures differ depending on type of permit and also according to the city in Turkey which you would like to apply from. If you could say precisely what kind of permit you wish to apply for, we can provide you with more details.

      Kind Regards,

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  75. Hello ..
    If we come to Turkey on a 30-day Visiting visa
    So can it happen that within 30 days we have to submit a TRP
    Because the submission of the request form for the TRP, the date of its appointment is approximately one and a half to two months later. Then ours will be 30 days, then our visa will expire before the appointment date .
    Then whats the way ??
    I want to say that someone comes with a 2-day visa and comes with a 20-day visa but when he deposits a TRP after coming Until you get the appointment of a TRP, its visa expires, what should he do in this case ???

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      After you apply for residence permit, you can stay in Turkey legally until the appointment even if your visa expires during the period of time between application and appointment. Please note that there would be no consequences of overstaying in this case if the application would be approved. İf the application is rejected, foreigner must pay the fine or overstaying.

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  76. Hei sir, My brother want apply a short term residence, Whats a prosess and where can He apply, And fee information? Thanks for the hjelp

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Requirements depend on type of residence permit he would like to apply for. Fees can vary according to his nationality and type of permit as well. Please, note that touristic residence permit is mostly not being granted anymore. To apply for residence permit in Turkey foreigners are supposed to invest in a property or establish a company.

      Kind Regards,

  77. Dear Sir, I am a Pakistani National and resident of Oman since 20 years. I want to registered LLC company in Turkey. What is knows through other websites that the minimum capital is required TL 10,000 ( Ten Thousand Turkish Lira) is it correct? And what will be your charges?
    Second thing after getting registration, does i get work permit?

    Thanks and best regards

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Minimum amount of paid capital to establish a company in Turkey as a foreigner is 10.000 TL but this amount only enables you to do general trade and open a bank account. To do business activity and apply for work permit as a shareholder paid capital must be at least 100.000 TL and there must be 5 Turkish citizens employed per each foreigner in a company including yourself. Our fees depends on the profile of the company and scope of services. For details you can contact us at info@expatguideturkey.com or visit one of our offices.

      Kind Regards,

  78. Hi , I m from Pakistan residing in UAE since 1996 i want to move to Turkey as a permanent residence what are the option for me to move with my family anyone can guide me may be i can get business residence ?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      İf you are planning to move to Turkey permanently, you can obtain residence permit, which later will be possible to be turned into citizenship or permanent residence permit for you and your family by making an investment in Turkey. You can purchase a property worth at least 600-650.000 TL to be able to apply for Turkish citizenship after staying in Turkey for 5 years. İf you buy a property worth at least 1 million USD, you and your family can directly become Turkish citizens. Our company provides services regarding residence permit and Turkish citizenship by investment. For more informations you can contact us via email or visit one of our offices in İstanbul or Ankara.

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  79. Please any one tell me how to get a job letter from any school/college in Turkey. I am from Pakistan and i have 18 years education and i did M.phill (Masters in Philosophy) in Physics. I have 5 years experience as a Physics lecturer of grade 11 to 14. Please help me

    1. Hello,

      Unfortunately, we do not have informations about job offers in Turkey. You can find one via websites or by contacting schools in Turkey. When you find a job your employer must apply for your work permit via Turkish embassy in your country or if you obtain residence permit valid for at least 6 months, application can be submitted within Turkey.

      Kind Regards

  80. Sir,i want to meet you in August. But i will go to Ankara.where is your location in.Ankara.please reply.me

  81. Hello, please help me to confirm if this is real or scam: Dear Owolabi Kehinde Olasunbo,
    I acknowledge the receipt of your message,
    and confirm this is a genuine employment
    appointment from Kirac Unity School,
    Istanbul.
    Kindly review the Contract Agreement very
    well and upon acceptance, contact Jane Fell
    Consults through Email:
    janefelltraveltk@outlook.com for the
    immediate processing of your Turkish
    Residence/Work Permits, which would
    enable you to legally live/work in Turkey.
    Meanwhile, we would provide your flight
    tickets, reimbursements/relocation
    allowances, after you complete the
    processing of your permits, through the
    Agency.
    Management,
    Kirac Unity School Istanbul
    Address: 1-7 Yeşilpınar Mah.
    Köyceğiz Sok., Istanbul – Turkey
    Telephone Line: +905-550491121
    —- On Sat

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      We do not have informations about this company so we can not completely confirm if this offer is real. Although it does not seem authentic, that is why we strongly recommend not to pay any fees until you make sure this is not a scam.

      Kind Regards

  82. hi,

    I am an aspiring safety officer applying for a job. I receive an email of an OFFER LETTER from Hadimkoy Oil in Istanbul, Turkey, but i am just curious about their hiring team using “hadimkoy@gmail.com” is it legit?

    Please, if any anyone can advice me or have receive same as me..

    Thank You.

  83. i am from pakistan. i did M.B.A in Marketing and sales …….so can i apply for work permit for turkey

  84. Hey i am living in Iskenderun for 6 months now. I have a valid visa till 4th of July. I applied for the residence permit in April but still i didn’t get it. Now my mother is ill and i want to leave Turkey as soon as possible. Can i leave without the permit???? Please help me

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As long as your visa is still valid, you can leave Turkey and come back without any consequences. Only if your residence permit card arrives to your address when you would not be there, it will be sent back to immigration office after some period of time.

      Best Regards,

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      1. Thanks a lot. But i am told that i have to go to immigration office with my application and receipt and it would take 15 days to process a document and with document i can leave Turkey

  85. hadimkoy it’s a scam and a big fraud please be aware don’t pay any money to them this is mother fuckers who trying to fool people and earn money fuck you hadimkoy fuckers wipe my ass with your contract.

    1. I am currently in ISTANBUL, and have just visited the Company for confirmation of the Job Offer I received from Hadimkoy. Offer of Employment remains very GENUINE, and I have just begun the process of getting my work permits.

      1. Good afternoon, can you pls. give any update related to you work application and the time it took to get all aranged and in order for commencement of work?

    2. The Offer Letter is authentic. I am in Turkey right now and already getting acquainted with the Hadimkoy work metropolis after fulfilling my work permits’s requirement through the approved Agency.

    3. Below is the latest correspondence from travel Agency…

      Attn: Jaturapit,

      In order to commence processing your permits into Turkey, please fill attached Visa form, and send us together with scan copies of identification documents as listed below:

      1) Data page of international passport
      2) Filled Visa/work permits form
      3) Passport sized photograph

      Send us also, the Government/Immigration charges below:

      A) Work Permit Fee: ————————- USD 300.00
      B) Residence Permit Fee: ——————- USD 300.00
      C) Release Documents: ———————- USD 200.00
      D) Entry Clearance Fee:———————- USD 350.00
      E) Courier/Dispatch: ————————- USD 100.00
      Total: USD 1250.00

      Payment for family status processing is USD 2450, and this amount will cover for your entire family. Also include the passport copies/photos of all your family members.

      We will send by courier service the original Work Permit Papers/Entry Visa and all hard copies of documents to your address., please indicate your postal address while reverting with the work permit requirements.

      Yours Sincerely,
      Jane Fell!

      1. i received the same message is it true or fake …i contacted the company twice on their official website ..they say it is true …still confused

  86. Hadimkoy Group
    To:
    edgar delacruz

    Apr 11 at 6:42 PM

    Dear Edgar Manantan Dela Cruz,

    This is an affirmation that your experience and qualifications were found successful for the requirements of Hadimkoy Group-Istanbul.

    Please find attached herewith, the contract package for your perusal and digest. Upon acceptance, sign on the last page, resend us and to Jane Fell Travels -Turkey for the processing of your Turkish residence/work permits, which will enable you to legally live/work in Turkey.

    Jane Fell Travels Contact Details:
    Address: Ground Floor Kucuk House,
    Kat No: 5, Fatih-Istanbul.
    Tel: 00905396650471
    Email: janefelltraveltr@outlook.com

    Update us with the process between you and the Travel Agency in case of advice where necessary, and ensure you provide their requirements for the fastest process from their office.

    Meanwhile, there will be a mandatory orientation/training exercise for all new employees which will take place within the premises ofHadimkoy Group-Istanbul and this program will start 7 days on arrival for work sign-on.

    Should you require more information, please contact us for further clarifications.

    Management,
    Hadimkoy Group
    2-9 Incertepe Mahallesi
    Atalay Cad. P.O.Box 33456
    Istanbul, Republic of Turkey.
    Telephone: +905-550281021
    Emails: screen.hadimkoy@gmail.com OR info@hadimkoyoil.com
    Website: http://www.hadimkoyoil.com

    I received this email can i confirmed from your company if its true

    1. Dear Edgar,
      Thank you for your comment.

      We do not have any informations about this company so we can not confirm if this offer is real or not. But as recently we received a lot of signals about fake companies asking employers to pay for work permit in advance, we strongly advice you to be careful and not to pay for any services unless you make sure it is not a scam.

      Best Regards

        1. I’ve recived the same offering letter but from Kirac Unity School which offers high salary and advise me to contact the same person that is jane but most important I didn’t find there given address on Google map so it must be scam

    2. Mr. Edgar Dela Cruz

      we have the same email. i just receive it last 15 June 2018

      —– Forwarded message —–
      From: “Hadimkoy Oil Co, Istanbul”
      To: “gasmar lobrigas”
      Cc:
      Sent: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at 3:09 pm
      Subject: Offer Letter
      Dear Gasmar Mumar Lobrigas,

      This is an affirmation that your experience and qualifications were found successful for the requirements of Hadimkoy Oil Co, Istanbul.

      Please find attached herewith, the contract package for your perusal and digest. Upon acceptance, sign on the last page, resend us and to Jane Fell Consults for the processing of your Turkish residence/work permits, which will enable you to legally live/work in Turkey.

      Jane Fell Consults Details:
      Incirtepe Mh. Okcular Cd. B Block
      Esenyurt Belediyesi-Istanbul
      Tel: +905-353875944
      Email: janefellconsultstr@outlook.com / info@janefellcon.com
      Web: http://www.janefellcon.com

      Update us with the process between you and the management of Jane Fell in case of advice where necessary, and ensure you provide their requirements for the fastest process from their office.

      Meanwhile, there will be a mandatory orientation/training exercise for all new employees which will take place within the premises of Hadimkoy Oil Co, Istanbul and this program will start 7 days on arrival for work sign-on.

      Should you require more information, please contact us for further clarifications.

      Management,
      Hadimkoy Oil Company
      3-18 Eğitim Mah., Bağdat Cadd.
      P. O. Box No: 222 Ataşehir
      İstanbul, Republic of Turkey
      Telephone: +905-051711759
      Web: http://www.hadimkoyoil.com

      This is sent with an Offer Letter.

  87. Dear sir,
    I wanna ask that can we renew the resident permit of if its getting expired and if yes then how many time we can renew the resident permit.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can renew your residence permit 2 months before its expiration date. There is no defined limit for extending short term residence permit but after 8 years of having residence permit in Turkey uninterruptedly, it is possible to apply for long term residence permit.

      Best Regards

  88. Hello sir i need whole information about residence visa or work visa for turkey i m banker n have 14 years experience.

    1. Hello,

      For work permit you need to find job in Turkey first and then your employer can apply for it before or after you come here.
      For residence permit you need visa to Turkey due to purposes of stay and after arrival you can apply for adequate residence permit.

      Thank you and have a good day

    1. Hello,

      work permit application for an employee can be made only by an employer. That means that to apply for work permit you need to find a job in Turkey and then your employer can make an application before or after you arrive to Turkey.

      Thank you and have a good day

  89. Hi Sir

    I am Pakistani national and working in travel company, am planing to visit turkey and want to convert my visit visa to multi pal entry visa or residency permit so i can travel their any time when ever i need.
    Please guide me that what is the process and what documents do you need.

    Regards

    Saeed Kalhoro
    +964 750 331 2275
    +92 333 352 3459

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can apply for residence permit after you arrive to Turkey. To obtain residence permit you will need to buy or rent an apartment. İf you want, our company will be glad to assist you during application process. The cost of our services is 900 TL plus health insurance costs. For more details you can contact us at: info@expatguideturkey.com

      Best Regards

      1. Thanks for the response,
        Actually i don’t need to get stay their i just need to get residence permit for frequent visits at any time

  90. Hello i need information i have valid visa of turkey for 16 days . can i eligible for residence permit .?? if i apply can you please tell me the complete processs and total expenses for getting TRP ??

    1. Dear Muhammad,

      İf it is not a transit visa, you can apply for Residence Permit as long as your visa is valid. İf you want, our company can assist you during application process. The cost of our services is 900 TL plus health insurance costs.

      Thank you and have a good day

  91. I received Offer letter from Bakirkoy Oil and Gas, and they advised our official policy that all our employees must bear the financial responsibilities for their Work Permits’ processing, as a proof of their seriousness to join us, and they are to contact JANE FELL TRAVELS–TURKEY, in this regard.
    Hence any expense incurred during this process shall be refunded to the candidate after five (5) working days of
    concluding all Immigration process. Please confirm it is real or fake?.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As we do not have any informations about this company, we can not confirm if it is a real job offer. That is why we advice you to be careful and not to send any money in advance until you make sure it is not a scam.

      Best Regards

      1. I also have received the same offer letter .. for sure it is a spam .. but no problem to have some fun 🙂

    2. Hi Khurram,

      Any update on that offer? I’ve just received the same but from Kadikoy Oil&Gas Co. Been in Oil&Gas almost 20 years now and can clearly see that conditions are too good to be true…The letterhead is of a low quality and email sent from gmail. Jane Fell Travels has no official website and email address is @outlook.com ;

      That is their website address: http://www.kadikoyoil.com

  92. As i know if someone come to Turkey they can apply for temporary resident permit. i would like to know that whats the validity of temporary resident permit?

    1. Hello,

      Thank you for your comment.

      If you are planning to stay in Turkey for more than three months, you are obligated to apply for a residence permit. Usually a temporary residence permit is granted for one year, but you can apply for a permit for two years. If you want, our company will assist you in the process of applying for a residence permit. The cost of our services is 900TL per person plus health insurance costs.

      Kind Regards

      1. I have Turkey Visit Visa for 7 days stay, which will expire on 30 April, so like said you can i can apply for 2 years temporary resident permit, so i will probably go for 2 years.
        can you please let me know what documents do i need to provide you for this purpose? and what is the estimated delivery time for the 2 years resident permit?

  93. Hi my name is Azlan and I am from Pakistan I got turkey visits visa I want to convert in residence permit for one year so can it possible and how many charge one year residency i mean wht a price foe one year residency me my wife and my son 13 year age

    1. Hello,

      Thank you for your comment.

      If you have a tourist visa, you can apply for a residence permit. You will have to buy or rent a flat in Turkey and provide you with health insurance. In addition, you should have $ 500 for each month of your stay. So, if you plan to stay in Turkey for 1 year, you must submit $ 6,000 to your bank account. If you want our company will assist you in the process of applying for a residence permit. The cost of our services is 900TL per person plus health insurance costs.

      Kind Regards

  94. Dear Sir,
    I m from Pakistan and want to work in Turkey. How can I get work visa? Could you pls suggest me legal ideas?

    Regards,
    M Waqas

    1. Dear Mr. Muhammad,

      Thank you for your comment.

      To get a work permit in Turkey, you must first find a job. According to Turkish law, a foreigner can not obtain a work permit. The employer will apply for a work permit on behalf of a foreigner. You can use, for example, websites like http://www.kariyer.net/. We are not a work agency.

      Kind Regards

  95. Hi my name is Mazar and I am from Pakistan I got turkey visits visa for ten days but now I want to convert in residence permit for one year so can it possible if yes so what will be the procedure please.

    1. Hello,

      Thank you for your comment.

      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.

      Kind Regards

  96. Dear sir Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh
    sir I am working here in Saudi Arabia road construction company Shobha Jazeera
    heavy equipment
    my experience 10 years
    I am allrounder heavy equipment
    motor grader well loder forklifters
    sir I like it your country
    please sir I need work visa
    thank you very much sir
    I am waiting for your email

    1. Dear Sir,

      Thank you for your comment.

      We are not job agency.
      As far as your work permit is concerned, according to Turkish law your employer may apply for such permission for you. First, however, you must find a job.
      You can apply for a residence permit on the basis of a tourist visa. For this purpose, you should buy or rent a flat in Turkey. In addition, you should have $ 500 on your account for each month of your stay in Turkey. If you want we will help you in obtaining a residence permit. The cost of our services is 900 Turkish lir plus health insurance costs.

      Kind Regards

  97. Dr Faizan
    I’m a doctor, I have completed Doctor of physiotherapy course and I want to work in Turkey Istunbul , How can I apply for work in turkey I’m from Pakistan??

  98. I’m a doctor, I have completed Doctor of physiotherapy course and I want to work in Turkey Istunbul , How can I apply for work in turkey I’m from Pakistan??

    1. Dear Mr. Faizan,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, Turkish law does not allow a foreigner to get a work permit. Only an employer can do it. You can try to search for jobs on sites like http://www.kariyer.net/.

      Kind Regards

  99. Dear Sir/Madam
    I am doing my own business of sales and services of telecommunication product ( see work details in http://www.realtecpak.com ) from 2003 in Pakistan , our branches are in Karachi, lahore and Islamabad . My company is a member of Karachi chamber of commerce.
    I want to start my branch in Turkey and for this I required some answers of following question
    1- what type of visa required for branch setup
    2 what are basic requirement for above setup
    3 work visa fees
    4 any other requirments

    Your details reply will be appreciated for me

    Thanks & Regard

    Farrukh Imran
    For Real Tec communication

  100. hi, i am ali from pakistan & i love turkey i want to do work in istanbul so can you please guide me if i come in turkey for visit and apply TRC. so can i work in istanbul..? if not so please let me know how will i stay in istanbul..?

    1. Hello,

      Thank you for your comment.

      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. If you want, we will be happy to help you obtain a residence permit for your wife. The cost of our services is around $ 450. The price includes a full consultation package.

      Kind Regards

  101. Dear sir/madam

    Hope you will be fine

    I am from pakistan and applied for residence permit for turkey Istanbul my interview date is march 03 2018 in Istanbul turkey.
    I just want to ask you that what type of questions an interviewer ask and what should be the mode of language for interview is it possible that a person gave interview in urdu language if you have any idea please email me so that i get prepared for it.

    1. Dear sir/madam

      Hope you will be fine

      I am from pakistan and applied for residence permit for turkey Istanbul my interview date is march 03 2018 in Istanbul turkey.
      I just want to ask you that what type of questions an interviewer ask and what should be the mode of language for interview is it possible that a person gave interview in urdu language if you have any idea please email me so that i get prepared for it.

      1. Dear Erum.

        Thank you for your comment.

        Questions are dependent on the officer. Do not stress them. The officer may ask why you want to live in Turkey, what do you do in life, etc.
        It is not possible to hold a meeting in Urdu.

        Kind Regards

  102. I’m a Nurse (BSN) from Pakistan. I want to tour to Istanbul, Turkey with my husband on tourism visa and we want to do a work there?
    what is the required bank balance for visit visa, residence permit and work visa for both of us?
    If tourist visa rejected, will our passport be stamped rejected?
    Can registered nurse work legally in Istanbul?

    1. Dear Sherry,

      Work permits to foreigners in Turkey can be given over a certain workplace or enterprise. There is no permit system that allows them to work in any workplace they want with foreigners. Work permit applicants are required to be employed by the employer who wishes to employ a foreigner.

      Kind Regarts

  103. Dear Sir / Madam,

    I am Turkish and my fiancee is Pakistani. We both work and live now in Germany and have a blue card. But we would like to get married in Turkey. Which documents are needed for the marriage? We read that we need birth certificate and unmarried certificate. Must unmarried certificate be from Pakistan or from Germany?

    Thank you for your answer from now on.

    Best wishes,
    Nilüfer

    1. Dear Madam,

      Thank you for your comment.
      To obtain a detailed list of the documents needed for marriage should direct your question to the registrar’s office. The documents you are talking about should be taken from the country of origin of the person applying for it or through the intermediation of the embassy or consulate.

      Kind Regards

  104. Dear sir I studied your website.I have a question can I apply for the residence visa appointment being here in Pakistan and after getting the appointment I get the evisa and leave for turkey to submit the remaining documents.tell me if your company can assist me in this matter

  105. Sir ..
    i will come to turkey in coming month as a work permit .
    i want a guide about the jobs and also want to know about the studies procedure fr undergraduates(medicine).

    1. Dear Mr. Saad,

      Thank you for your comment,

      Unfortunately, we do not have information on this matter.

      Kind Regards

  106. Hi, my company is sponsoring my work / resident permit (myself, spouse and Kids). I would like my parents to stay with me for a continuous 90 to 120days duration with multiple entry. Is this possible? Pls guide.

    1. Dear Sir/Madam

      Thank you for your comment.

      Your parents may apply for a residence permit in Turkey on the basis of a valid tourist visa.

      Kind Regards

  107. Dear As you said about documents that should i have So i have all thatdocuments wich you mention above & i am in turkey right now but when we Go to Bulidiya They couldnt help us & they are saying we couldnt Register this marriage i dont understand really what should i do now kindly where should i go & contact for this thing cz i have just 15 days visa & i wana finish this work in 15 days & brother from where i can apply for Short term Residents visa?

  108. I am Rai QAMAR from Pakistan i am doing business of textil Faisalabad Pakistan and member of chamber and commerce industry Faisalabad I need invitation for visiting to turkey how can I get and how much it’s fee.

    1. Dear Mr. Rai Qamar,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, we can not help you. We do not have information on this matter.

      Kind Regards

  109. Hi sir…i wanna marry with turkish girl..she aslo wanna marry me. But she have no job latter and bank statement..she couldn’t send me invitation later…so how can i apply turkey visa

    1. Dear Haroon,

      Thank you for your comment.

      We do not know what nationality you are, but if you need an invitation, you will not get a visa without it. If you want to get married, someone from your fiance’s family can send you an invitation and bank statement.

      Kind Regards

  110. Hi .
    This is Adnan from Pakistan.I have the USA multiple visa and on behalf of that I can get evisa.my question is if I come on tourist evisa and apply for the residence permit.can I get that within the certain period of entry or I have to leave the country when it expires.or it will automatically be extended when I make an application for residence permit .and if after getting the residence permit can I apply for the work permit .because I need to start a business there.please tell me the procedure before I leave for turkey.

  111. Dear i need a Small help
    I got married with turkish girl in pakistan past 2 months back & we have registered Marriage certificate of Pakistan authorities but unfortunately we had a short time in pakistan we didnt Register our marriage in Turkish embassy So for this Reason i am comming to turkey next week to register our marriage in Turkey So kindly could you help me what to do & which documents should i bring? I shall me thankfull to you.

    1. Dear Sufyan,

      Thank you for your comment.

      From Pakistan you will need a birth certificate with an apostil, a certificate of no criminal record and a marriage certificate. All documents must be translated into Turkish and notarized.

      Kind regards

      1. Dear As you said about documents that should i have So i have all thatdocuments wich you mention above & i am in turkey right now but when we Go to Bulidiya They couldnt help us & they are saying we couldnt Register this marriage i dont understand really what should i do now kindly where should i go & contact for this thing cz i have just 15 days visa & i wana finish this work in 15 days & brother from where i can apply for Short term Residents visa?

  112. Hello Expat Guide Turkey team.
    I would like to asked you if I take residence permit Turkey. Can I sponcer to my wife for residence permit too.
    Like UAE I am doing job here and she is on my visa.
    Is this possible in Turkey?

    1. Hello Sir,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Once you get your residence permit in Turkey, you will could also have a right ot make an application on basis of your valid RP as well.

      Kind Regards

  113. Hi sir im from pakistan in a next week i wil get visa for turkey so i want to apply residance permit how to apply just guid me plzzzzzzzz

    1. Dear Sir,

      Thank you very much for your message.

      Our company may assist you with the residence permit application procedure. Firstly, you should enter to Turkey on touristic visa and make an application while your visa is valid. For further details you may contact us on info@expatguideturkey.com

  114. Dear Sir / Madam,

    As Salam U alekum

    Hope You are doing well!

    My name is Nausheen and I am from Pakistan, and 39 years old and I’m a female. I need your help to how i get resident or work visa for Turkey ?

    I have done graduation and my working experience is 18 years as a Senior Administration Executive.

    Now I’m interested diploma in culinary art course and applied in many countries, but due to age factor, I could not successful to get admission at any university. I’m a good cook and make very delicious Pakistani dishes but I do not have any degree or certificate.

    I want to start Pakistani food stall business and promote Pakistani food at Turkey. I don’t have huge amount of money, So that’s why I’m requesting you please guide me, I need a place for few months to start my work, Who is near to the market, and as soon as my work will start a little bit, I’ll arrange myself somewhere or any other place. But till then I will need a place that is less expensive and cleaner than all, because I am a Muslim and I have to prayer there too.

    You are thinking why I do not do it in Pakistan Start the work?.

    The most important reason is that current political conditions are not good in Pakistan, so people are not being able to work, and if some people want to do work, so here bad people are threatened, they want money, and if you don’t give the money they are beaten you or kidnap.

    That’s why my mother is so much afraid and she don’t allowed to me to start my catering work at here.

    My country is not bad, just some people are bad here. Since 1 year I’m jobless. I searched but not succeed still. That’s why I decided, I start my own work but as I said above, I don’t have huge amount. Therefore, I’m humble request to you, please guide me what I do for staying and work at Turkey,

    I appreciate if you resolve my query.

    Thanks Regards,

    Ms. Ansari

    1. Dear Ms. Ansari,

      Thank you very much for your message.

      We will advice you firstly to come to Turkey on tourist visa and make a residence permit application. Once you get a residence permit it will allow you to stay here legally and investigate the local market and look for a place for your restaurant or cafe.
      Please be informed that touristic residence permit is allowed only to stay and live in Turkey, not working. Once you decide to open a cafe and set up business in Turkey, as an owner of the company, you will be able to apply for work permit if your company’s criteria will fit the Ministry of Labour’s requirements.

      For further information, you may contact us via info@expatguideturkey.com

      Kind regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey team.

  115. Dear Sir / Madam,

    As Salam U alekum

    Hope You are doing well!

    My name is Nausheen and I am from Pakistan, and 39 years old and I’m a female. I need your help to how i get resident or work visa for Turkey ?

    I have done graduation and my working experience is 18 years as a Senior Administration Executive.

    Now I’m interested diploma in culinary art course and applied in many countries, but due to age factor, I could not successful to get admission at any university. I’m a good cook and make very delicious Pakistani dishes but I do not have any degree or certificate.

    I want to start Pakistani food stall business and promote Pakistani food at Turkey. I don’t have huge amount of money, So that’s why I’m requesting you please guide me, I need a place for few months to start my work, Who is near to the market, and as soon as my work will start a little bit, I’ll arrange myself somewhere or any other place. But till then I will need a place that is less expensive and cleaner than all, because I am a Muslim and I have to prayer there too.

    You are thinking why I do not do it in Pakistan Start the work?.

    The most important reason is that current political conditions are not good in Pakistan, so people are not being able to work, and if some people want to do work, so here bad people are threatened, they want money, and if you don’t give the money they are beaten you or kidnap.

    That’s why my mother is so much afraid and she don’t allowed to me to start my catering work at here.

    My country is not bad, just some people are bad here. Since 1 year I’m jobless. I searched but not succeed still. That’s why I decided, I start my own work but as I said above, I don’t have huge amount. Therefore, I’m humble request to you, please guide me what I do for staying and work at Turkey,

    I appreciate if you resolve my query.

    Thanks Regards,

    Ms. Ansari

    1. Dear Ms. Ansari,

      Thank you very much for your message.

      We will advice you firstly to come to Turkey on tourist visa and make a residence permit application. Once you get a residence permit it will allow you to stay here legally and investigate the local market and look for a place for your restaurant or cafe.
      Please be informed that touristic residence permit is allowed only to stay and live in Turkey, not working. Once you decide to open a cafe and set up business in Turkey, as an owner of the company, you will be able to apply for work permit if your company’s criteria will fit the Ministry of Labour’s requirements.

      For further information, you may contact us via info@expatguideturkey.com

      Kind regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey team.

      1. Dear Expat Guide Team,

        Thanks for replying and give good advise. Few thinks i ask you.

        How long period I can stay on tourist visa in turkey ? and if I travel on tourist visa and after that I’m apply for resident visa, so are you sure I will getting the resident visa easily ? Can you tell me please. Because as I said in to my earlier email that ” I dont have huge amount of money” that’s why I’ll start from small food stall or find a job for saving some money for start my work properly. What you suggest ? Please advise me and tell any other ways to come. Please it’s my request.

        Thanks & Regards,

        Nausheen

        1. Asalam u alikum
          I want to come to Istanbul Turkey along with my wife and one sister and start a business over there like food. So tell me one thing that once if I got work permit whether my wife and sister will get too, this is the main question which I want some one to give me answer. Thankyou. I am living in Lahore Pakistan. An early reply will be appreciated

          1. Dear Mr. Mozzammil,

            Thank you for your comment.

            First of all, in order to be able to apply for a residence permit in Turkey, you must have a tourist visa to apply for it. In addition, you need to rent a flat in your name and have $ 500 for each month of your stay in Turkey. To set up a company in Turkey, you must have own contribution of 100,000 TL. In a foreign company founded by a foreigner, there must work at least 5 Turks with all benefits. If you would like to work in a Turkish company, please remember that the employer applies for a work permit.

            Kind Regards

          2. Thanks for reply. Its mean if I invest 100000 turkish lira in Istanbul I can get work permit and after 5 years I will get the Turkish passport is it true, and another thing what whould happen with my wife and one sister they also get work permit on my investment or they invest seperatly. Thanks

  116. My boyfriend is in Turkey and his Visa has expired. We can’t afford to pay the penelties right now. Can he leave and pay his fines when he returns home?

    1. Dear Sir/Madam,

      Unfortunately if Foreign Citizens who do not pay the penalty at their exit of territory will get an entry ban. If they dunnot pay the penalty at their exit of territory they can checık their ban status at the Turkish Consulate in their native country. We strongly advice to pay the penalty at the exit of country otherwise the process to lift the ban can be much more complicated.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  117. asalam ao alikum sir,
    i was working as a lawyer in pakistan and from july 2017 i am working in dubai . can i live and work in turkey along with my family and what expences will occur and what incomes can be made, or i can get any other job there to live in turkey . my family is pertaining of my wife and two daughters both are under six years of age. if any work is permited for a pakistani lawyer or any other feild in which i can earn and live , i would love to spend my life there. will be waiting for your reply.

    1. Dear Mr Malik,

      Unfortunately we cannot give any information concerning employment or revenue. However we can proudly say that Turkey is a very dynamic and growing economic. For this reason we truely believe that you can find a suitable oportunity for you.

      There is no restriction concerning legal work that foreign citizens can do. However you should still note that Foreign Citizens cannot work in Governmental Institutions.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  118. Dear Sir:
    I am a retired old man of age above 72 years. I want to live in Turkey for my remaining lifeor/5-6 years .Can I get resident permit if I comeon tourist visa to Turkey?
    Appreciate your early response,
    Khalid Khawaja

    1. Dear Mr Khalid,

      If you come to Turkey with a Valid touristic Visa we can make all the necessary application for a Residency Permit without any problem.

      For further information about our fee for the Residency Permit please contact us by mail.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  119. Dear Sirs, I intend to invite my Pakistani spouse to Turkey. Should he apply for a tourist visa? And I’m not a resident of Turkey, but a Turkish national living in Europe, could I still invite him to Turkey if we book a hotel for the time he will stay in Turkey? Thank You very much.

    1. Dear Mrs Zehra,

      Your spouse can apply for a touristic Visa in oder to enter the Turkish territory. However if you invite him you will be required to show an adress and might also be required to go to the immigration office with him.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  120. dear sir

    i have visited Turkey once on a visit visa. how can i get a work permit ? i am from Pakistan. i intend to visit Turkey and Germany in Dec 2017 again.

    regards

    Farooq

    1. Dear Mr Muhammad,

      In order to get a Work Permit Foreign Citizens are required to first find an employer in Turkey since the Work Permit is delivered on the basis of an employer.

      The Work Permit application can be both made from the inside of Turkey and from abroad. You should also note that in order to make a domestical application you are required to have a valid Residency Permit.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  121. Im black african can i aply for resident permit in turkey by coming there with a tourist visa ? But im in russia

    1. Dear Sir/Madam,

      You can apply for a Residency Permit if you enter the Turkish territory with a valid touristic Visa.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  122. Dear Sir/Madam,

    Hope you are fine.

    I am from Pakistan and came here at the university in Ankara in August 2016 for the purpose of carrying out my Ph.D. research work. I was given 3 months researcher visa. Since I intend to stay in Turkey for one year, I applied for a Short-term residence permit. I got my permit for one year (12 months) which is valid until August 2017. Now, I want to extend my residence permit because I am seeing that my research work will require more time to complete here. I have a couple of queries in this regard:

    1. How much amount should be in my bank account so that I can finance myself here for further 10 months? Please note that funding agency only funded for the first year of my stay in Turkey. Any other expenditures incurred during my stay of more than 1 year will be borne by me.

    2. In the case of applying online for an extension of the short-term permit and sending documents to Immigration Office, which document can be used as a temporary ID that will allow me to departure from and re-entry to Turkey while the permit validity is being processed by Immigration office?

    Waiting for your reply.

    Thanks.

    Haris Mahmood

    1. Dear Mr. Haris,

      Thank you very much for your comment.
      Please find the answers to questions below;
      1. The bank statement should be 6000 USD per year ( 500 monthly)
      2. İn extension application procedure, there wont be any temporary residence permit as you should wait for the card itself which will be delivered to your home address within max. 3 months. ( please dont forget that application form for extension should be sent by PTT cargo witihn 5 days) İn case if you are planning to leave the country while your current RP will be invalid, we suggest you to go to İmmigration office and get a temporary residence permit paper which should be stamped and signed by office. This paper will allow you to leave the country and stay outisde for 15 days.

      if there will be any questions, please feel free to contact me.
      est regards,
      ExpatguideTurkey team

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