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The Criteria of Employing Foreign Personnel for Tourism Sector in Turkey

The Criteria of Employing Foreign Personnel for Tourism Sector

Ministry of Labour and Social Security has applied New Regulation for Employing Foreigners in the Tourism Sector in order to support the tourism sector which was negatively affected by the regional events experienced in 2016. According to the announcement published by the MoLSS General Directorate of International Labor Force on 14.02.2017, as a result of the requests from the sector representatives, the minimum wage to be paid to foreigners who will work in the tourism sector is  2 times of the minimum wage and employment criteria have been facilitated. The arrangement is as follows:

In tourism sector, foreign labor demands are;
  • At least three star tourism provinces certified by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism who certify that they have an accessible massage parlors, certified holiday villages, thermal houses with permission from the official authorities,
  • Hamam-sauna-SPA and etc. (contracted) facilities with certified tourism enterprises which have a complex,
  • At least twenty Turkish citizens are allowed to leave the official sports centers,
  • Claims of businesses and workplaces not included in this scope will not be eligible, as foreign masters, masseuses and SPA therapists, such as SPA and therapist, who require expertise and mastery, will be assessed.

B) The minimum wage to be paid for foreigners in the tourism sector is 2 times of minimum gross salary;

  • (Small establishments such as SPA, beauty center, sports center, hairdresser, jeweler, leather, carpet, textile etc.), tourism travel agencies, certified holiday villages with certified or undocumented tourism enterprises from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism And tourism-animation organizations and foreigners who will work in independent entertainment places, the minimum wage level that can be paid for foreigners can be applied as the minimum wage in force as of the date of application.
  • In the event that at least ten Turkish citizens are employed for foreigners to be employed in tourism businesses that are certified by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and certified tourism villages, entertainment sector, tourism-animation organization firms,

In the event that at least ten Turkish citizens are employed for foreigners to be employed in tourism businesses that are certified by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and certified tourism villages, entertainment sector, tourism-animation organization firms,

You may interested : International Labour Force Law (Law No: 6735)

For foreigners who will work in the tourism sector, the criteria for domestic application of work permit|

  1. Application petition
  2. Operation Certificate from the Chamber of Commerce
  3. Trade Registry Gazette which shows the latest capital and partnership structure
  4. Balance sheet and profit / loss statement of last year approved by tax office or sworn financial consultant
  5. Power of attorney
  6. Tourism management certificate

Documents Required for Foreigners

  1. At least 6 months residence permit
  2. Photocopy of the passaport.
  3. Notarized and translated diploma in Turkish
  4. 1 photograph

Requested information from foreigner

  • The salary of foreigner :
  • The phone number of foreigner:
  • The marital status of foreigner :
  • The abroad residence address of foreigner :
  • The domestic residence address of foreigner :
  • The position of foreigner in workplace :
  • Justification for foreign employment instead of Turkish citizen

Criteria for applying for a foreign work permit for foreigners working in the tourism sector; Documents required for consular application;

  • Reference number application petition
  • Specific time labor contract
  • Notary commitment
  • Signature circulars
  • Trade Registry Gazette
  • Tax stamp

Information and Documents Required from Foreigners;

  1. Application petition
  2. Tourism operation licence (or Activity document obtained from the chamber of commerce)
  3. Trade registry gazette showing the latest capital and partnership structure of the establishment
  4. Balance sheet and profit / loss statement approved by the tax office or sworn financial advisor approved by the tax office

Information and Documents Required from Foreigners

  1. Specific time labor contract.
  2. Photocopy of the passport.
  3. Notarized and translated diploma in Turkish
  4. 1 photo
  • Work place SGK number:
  • Reference number taken from the consulate:
  • The foreigner’s salary:
  • Phone number of foreigner:
  • The marital status of the foreigner:
  • Domestic residence address:
  • The position of work:
  • Justification for foreign employment instead of Turkish citizen

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