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Work Permit in Turkey

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Work permt is a permission which is given by Ministry of Labour of Republic of Turkey to foreign employees and companies which would like to employ foreigners. There is four types of work permit as temporary, permanenet, independent and Turquoise cards. The work permit application could be done via https://ecalismaizni.csgb.gov.tr/#/eizin by using electronic signature of employer or by authorized consultancy firm on behalf of the employer. Foreigners cannot obtain work permit on behalf of themself, without employers.

 

Under contemporary globalization, inevitably labor markets have become increasingly integrated. In order to manage international labor mobility more effectively, especially in those emerging markets and developing countries, new labor migration policies have been established or the existing ones have been re-organized rapidly. At this point, achieving a right balance between the protection of local employment and the relaxation of barriers before high-skilled foreign labor has been the main concern of the state, which led to the introduction of effective tools in the management of international labor mobility.

2003 has been a remarkable year for Turkey to review its rules and principles dealing with the employment of foreign workers in Turkey. As one of the most popular destinations within the global labor market, Turkey has introduced and effectively has reformed a new system to control foreign labor immigration. In the purpose of centralization of work permits system under one code ‘Law no: 4817 on Work Permits of Foreigners’ was originally enacted on 27th February 2003, as the principal legislation in controlling entry of foreign nationals in the Turkish labor market. Subsequently the same year ‘Regulation on the Implementation of the Law on Work Permits for Foreigners’[1] has been introduced to set forth the rules and principles regarding the implementation of the Law on Work Permits of Foreigners. Furthermore, within the context of encouraging foreign direct investments, a new Foreign Direct Investment act was voted and became effective on 5th June 2003. Under the new FDI law, a special treatment is granted to the employment of expatriates with a separate regulation on the employment of expatriates under foreign direct investments. To encourage the employers to seek to employ high skilled foreign workers as well as to prevent informal foreign employment in Turkey, the past few years we have witnessed both systematical and procedural reforms in the Turkish legislation about the foreign labor immigration. Simplification of the eligibility conditions in work permit applications, adaptation of a new automated system for the work permit applications, a shortening in the period of the finalization of the work permit applications and a reduction in the procedural costs of applications might be considered main themes of the reform in the Turkish work permit system. There is no doubt that those further amendments have provided to the Turkish work permit system a more simplified, understandable and dynamic outlook.

The Law on Work Permits of Foreigners provides a legal framework about the employment of foreigners in Turkey by specifying  the rules and the principles to be applied at the procedures concerning work permits of foreigners. The law, in its relevant sections, specifies the types of work permits, outlines the exemptions and restrictions and formulates the rules about granting, extending, rejecting and canceling the working permissions.

 

The Turkish Ministry of Labor and Social Security is entitled as a competent authority in the work permit process of foreigners. However certain Ministries, Public Institutions and Organizations are also empowered to grant working permissions.  On the basis of their existing authorities arising from relevant Turkish legislation, Prime Ministry, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Economy , General Directorate of Free Zones and  Council of Higher Education have the competence to grant working permission for specific categories of professions.

As a general rule, individuals who have no citizenship bond with the Republic of Turkey, in order to either work dependently or independently, are obliged to have a valid working permission before they start to work.  Exceptionally, for the working periods no more than one month, in the state of necessity or for the sake of state benefits, by prior notification of relevant authorities and with the ministry approval, working permit may be given after starting to work.

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The rules and principles stipulated in the Law on Work Permits of Foreigners are applicable to the foreigners working dependently or independently in Turkey. Those foreigners who receive a job training and the natural and judicial persons that employ foreigners are included within the scope of Law No. 4817 as well. The term “foreigner” in general refers to a person who is not a Turkish citizen under the Turkish Citizenship Law.[1] However those Turkish citizens by birth who got permission to renounce citizenship from the Ministry of Interior are excluded from the scope of Law No. 4817. Moreover, press reporters who are subjected to Press Law, Members of Foreign Press Organs, foreigners who are exempted from working permission requirement in their employment in Turkey due to reciprocity principle, international and European Union laws and foreigners who are employed or granted with working permission by the other Ministries, Public Institutions and Organizations [2] are not included within the scope of the Law on Work Permits of Foreigners.

In accordance with the article 15 of the Law on Work Permits of Foreigners, certain professions are reserved only for Turkish citizens. Different legal instruments in Turkey, prohibit foreigners to work either dependently or independently in  certain professions and occupations. Foreigners are not allowed to work; (i) as attorney[3] (ii)  as notary public[4] (iii) as security guard at private or public institutions[5] (iv) as customs broker and assistant customs broker[6] (v) as dentist, midwife and nurse[7] (vi) as pharmacist[8] (vii) as Veterinarian [9] (vii) as director in private hospitals[10].

Moreover in accordance with Turkish Cabotage Law[11]

“The right to catch or obtain fish, oysters, mussels, sponges, pearls, coral, mother-or-pearl and the like, extract sand, gravel and the like, extract and salvage sunken ships and vessels or shipwrecks and the like either on the surface or on the bottom of the sea, perform diving, searching, piloting and maritime supply, work as captain, secretary, crew or workman or in another capacity on Turkish maritime vessels, and carry out wharf porterage or any type of maritime business, within Turkish continental waters, shall belong exclusively to Turkish nationals.”

Additionally, law no: 6458 on Foreigners and Internal Protection defines the cases in which foreigners may not apply for work permit. Article 27(2) of law no: 6458 states that the following foreigners (who are defined in the article 7 of the law no: 6458) may not apply for work permit.

 “i) it is determined that his or her passport, passport substituting document, visa or residence permit or work permit is absent or fraudulent; or that he or she has obtained these permits fraudulently, ii) he or she does not hold a passport or a passport substitute document which is valid for at least sixty days as of the expiry of visa, visa exemption or residence permit, iii) he or she falls under the scope of the foreigners listed under the first paragraph of Article 15, without prejudice to the second paragraph of Article 15 of this Law, and regardless of whether or not he or she is exempted from a visa.”


[1] Law No. 5901 Date of Enactment: 29.05.2009 Published in the Official Gazette on 12 June 2009, No. 27256

[2] Law No. 4817, Art. 2

[3] Law No. 1136 on Attorneys

[4] Law No. 1512 on Notary Public

[5] Law No. 2495 on the Protection and Security of Certain Institutions and Organizations, as security guards at private or public institutions.

[6] Articles 227 and 228 of Law No. 4458 on Customs.

[7] Law no: 1219 on the Practice of Medicine and its Branches

[8] Law No. 6197 on Pharmacies and Pharmacists

[9] Law No. 6343 on the Pursuit of Veterinary Medicine Profession,

Establishment and Duties of Turkish Veterinary Medical Association and Veterinary Medical Chambers,

[10] Private Hospitals Act No. 2219

[11] Law No. 815 Date of Enactment: 19.4.1926 Published in the Official Gazette 0n 29 April 1926, No. 359

Work permit in turkey : There are some laws for the employment of the foreigners who reside in Turkey or that the foreigners who come to Turkey for work are subject to. Within the framework of Law on International Labour No 6735 and Law on Foreigners and International Protection No 6458, work permits of the foreigners who come to Turkey are regulated.

 

How many types of work permits are there?

There are 4 types of foreigner work permits in our country. These are;

  • Work Permit for a Definite Period:In accordance with the International Labour Law No 6735 which came into force after being published on the Official Gazette dated 13.08.2016 and No 29800; work permit shall be granted to the individuals whose foreigners work permit application is approved for maximum 1 year provided that it does not exceed the term of the labour contract they signed with the employer. At the end of this period, a permit is granted for maximum 2 years to the foreigners who want to extend their work permit, provided that they continue to work in the same workplace. On the third and further application, work permit is granted up to maximum 3 years.
  • Work Permit for an Indefinite Period:Foreigners who have long-term residence permit in Turkey and work permit for minimum 8 years are entitled to apply for a work permit for an indefinite period. Foreigners who have a work permit for an indefinite period can benefit from the rights granted to the Turkish Citizens, except for some special regulations in laws. However, they cannot benefit from rights such as military service, working at public institutions and right to vote and be elected.
  • Independent Work Permit:Every foreigner cannot benefit from the independent work permit which is granted for a definite period. This permit is evaluated by the Ministry in accordance with the following criteria:
  • Level of education
  • Professional experience
  • Contribution to be made in science and technology
  • The contribution of the investment to be made in Turkey in the country’s economy
  • The capital to be invested in our country, if a shareholder of a foreign company
  • Turquoise Card

 

Turquoise Card is a card given to the foreigners who contribute in our country in the fields of economy, science, technology and industry, who invest and provide employment or who are evaluated to do so. The holders of this card benefit from all rights granted to the foreigners who have a work permit for an indefinite period. The spouses and children of holders of this card are granted a document which functions as an indefinite residence permit.

First 3 years are the transition period. Within this period, if the foreigners fail to provide the expected contribution, their Turquoise Card shall be cancelled. If the holders apply for getting Turquoise Card for an indefinite period within the last 6 months of the 3-year period, Turquoise Card for an indefinite period is given if they fulfil the required criteria. However, the applications after this 3-year period expires shall not be accepted and the card they have shall expire.

 

How to apply for Foreigners Work Permit?

Foreigners who want to work in our country are required to submit some documents and pass through certain stages within the scope of work permit. These are;

Foreigners work permit application is made at the Turkish Consulate from which the foreigner has obtained the residence permit or the Turkish Consulate in the country of origin of the foreigner. In the applications stage, it is obligatory to submit;

  • Labour contract
  • Invitation letter
  • Application letter for work permit
  • Foreign personnel application form
  • Photocopy of the passport
  • Copy of the diploma or interim graduation certificate translated into Turkish by certified translators or official institutions (in applications for household services, the applicant’s diploma from the last school he/she has graduated)
  • Notarized power of attorney of the person who is authorized to submit electronic application in the capacity of “user” on behalf of the organization or institution who will employ the foreign personnel or a certificate showing that the person acting in the capacity of user works at the organization or institution which submits the application
  • Turkey Trade Registry Gazette which shows the most recent capital and partnership structure of the organization or institution which will employ the foreign personnel
  • Balance sheet and profit/loss statement of the last year approved by the tax office or the certified public accountant

At the same time, the organization or institution which will employ the foreign personnel in Turkey is required to scan the required documents during the electronic application and submit these documents online within the prescribed time. It is also required to submit the documents required to the Ministry of Labour and Social security by hand or mail after the application is completed.

In order to apply for a work permit, the foreigners who live in our country are required to have a residence permit which is valid for at least 6 months. The foreigners who meet this condition are required to submit their applications online. Within the 6 business days following the application, the application form and application letter must be delivered to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.

 

What are required for acceptance of Foreigner Work Permit Application?

Even though the abovementioned steps are fulfilled, there are some conditions to be fulfilled by both the employer and the foreign personnel in order that the applications are accepted. These are;

  • The employer has to employ at least 5 Turkish Citizens in the workplace. If more than one foreign personnel will be employed, it is necessary to employ 5 Turkish personnel for each foreign personnel.
  • The workplace which will employ foreign personnel must have at least TRY 100.000 capital. If this requirement is not provided, the gross sales of the workplace are taken into consideration. These sales must be TRY 800.000 or the overseas sales must be minimum USD 250.000.
  • If the applicant for work permit is a shareholder of a company, he/she must have a capital of minimum TRY 40.000.
  • The salary paid to the foreigner must comply with his/her professional competence. According to this;
  • 6,5 times the minimum wage for the senior managers,
  • 4 times the minimum wage for the unit or branch directors, engineers and architects,
  • 3 times the minimum wage for the ones who will be employed in jobs which require specialty or competence, teachers, psychologists, physiotherapists, musicians and stage artists,
  • At least the minimum wage for the foreigners who will be employed in household services and 1,5 times the minimum wage for the foreigners who will be employed in jobs other than the above (Sales representatives, marketing-export personnel, etc.)
  • 2 times the minimum wage for the foreigners who will be employed in tourism-animation and organization companies as acrobats or in similar positions and masseurs and SPA therapists, etc.

 

Foreigners who can get a work permit unconditionally

Unconditional work permit is granted to the foreigners who fulfil the following conditions provided that they submit the documents taken from official authorities of the Republic of Turkey indicating that they fulfil these conditions.

  • Foreigners whose parents or child are Turkish Citizens,
  • Foreigners who are married to a Turkish Citizen for at least 3 years,
  • Citizens of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus,
  • Foreigners who have residence permit within the framework of the practices of the Administration for Turks Living Abroad and Related Communities,
  • Foreigners who have residence permit within the framework of the humanitarian considerations,
  • Foreigners who have residence permit because of being a victim of human trafficking,
  • Foreigners who have residence permit in the status of stateless (heimatlos) persons.

 

What are the duties of the Directorate General of International Labour?

Directorate General of International Labour, which was established when the International Labour Law No 6735 which was enacted on 28.07.2016 came into force after it was published on the Official Gazette dated 13.08.2016, has started its operation under the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. It was founded to determine, inspect and approve the work permits granted to the foreigners.

 

Where can the foreigners submit their objections if their work permit application is not accepted?

Foreigners, whose work permit or work permit extension applications are rejected, can submit their objections online within 30 days after the rejection date. In this objection, it is required to scan and upload the petition which contains the detailed explanations regarding the acceptance of the objection and other required documents. If the objection is rejected, a lawsuit may be filed.

 

What are the procedure for the foreigners who work illegally and the employers who employ foreigners illegally?

Administrative fine is imposed on the he employers who are determined to employ foreigners without work permit and the foreigners they employ. In addition, the employer is obliged to cover the accommodation and medical expenses of the foreigner they employ and their spouses and children if any until they leave the country as well as the expenses for the return of these foreigners and their families to their countries.

Foreigners who are determined to be working without a foreigners work permit shall be brought to the Ministry of Interior to be deported. Then they are brought to the Directorate General of Migration Administration and required procedure is carried out.

 

What are the professions that cannot be performed by the foreigners who have work permit?

There are some jobs that cannot be performed by the foreigners who have a work permit in Turkey. These are:

  • Lawyer
  • Notary Public
  • Dentist
  • Nurse
  • Veterinarian
  • Customs Broker
  • Tourist Guide
  • Pharmacist
  • Director of Private Medical Institutions
  • Security Officer
  • Fisherman, captain, ship crew, etc. in our territorial waters.

 

Can the foreigners who come to Turkey as tourists apply for work permit?

Foreigners who come to our country with a tourist visa cannot apply for work permit in our country. Such foreigners can go to the Turkish Consulates in their countries and submit their applications together with required documents.

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Which documents are required for employing Syrians?

As known, hundreds of thousands Syrians have come to Turkey because of the turmoil which started in Syria in recent years. The employers who want to employ the Syrians who come to our country can submit their application to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. For this, it is required that minimum 6-month residence permit that the Syrian to be employed has taken from the Directorate General of Migration Administration is not expired yet.

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  1. Hello,

    I am currently living in Turkey for a period of 3.5 years, I am married to a Turkish citizen for more than 3 years and I have an active work permit until April 2023. My family residence permit expired and I have only the work permit. Is the work permit enough for applying for Turkish Citizenship?

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  3. Good morning Sir/Madam.
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  4. Good day,

    I;m currently employed in the tourisim sector.. I have a job offer from another company ..
    could anyone please enlighten me about the process of Transferring of a work visa..

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  5. I am shocked! I am coming on a tourist visa from the US.
    It is possible I will be hired, possibly as a private domestic worker (in a private home)
    or as a clerical worker by Turkish citizen that owns a business.

    According to what was said above I must return to my own country to apply for a work permit?
    I don’t have the money to go back and forth again. Are there ever exceptions? The citizens I know there have a very big company- very big, many employees, maybe 1000.

    1. Hello,

      There are two ways of work permit application: within Turkey and outside of it. In order to make an application for work permit within Turkey, you should first of all get a residence permit here. As soon as you get a residence permit, you can immediately apply for work permit without leaving the country. In case if you don’t have a valid residence permit card, in this case the application should be done from Turkish consulate of your home country.

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  6. Good morning, I am a Travel Agent here in Nigeria and Kenya and I have a lot of applicats that needed Turkey Resident Permit and I was asked to contact your Company regarding this matter. Kindly let me know the requirements, Costs, procedures and time duration of the processing thanks. Looking forward to hear from you as soon as possible.

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  7. Hello from Philippines i just want to ask i have already visa and work permit but because of duration of process and the agency from turkey is not accredited already i want to quit my application ang my employer agree with that..Can i ask if i get a problem if i applying again in other agency?how can i know if my visa is cancelled already by my employer?hoping you can help me about my situation..Tia

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  8. Hello,

    Once again thank you for your comprehensive guides. I have a Work Permit that expires next September. I work from home, and because of the pandemics I rarely need to go to the office. I want to travel to my home country for 3 months, I will be working from there. I already spoke to my boss and he approves. Will there be any issues if I stay abroad for 3 months? Is there a limit of days a worker or resident can stay out of Turkey?

    Thank you

    1. Hello,

      You can stay outside of Turkey for 3 months without any problem, however during this period of time your employer should keep paying your Social Security premiums.

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    1. Hello,

      Your wife should apply for family or tourist visa to the Turkish Consulate of Nigeria on basis of supportive documents as your work visa and marriage certificate. As soon as she enters to Turkey on visa, she may apply for family residence permit.

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  9. Hello Sir,

    I am living in Turkey and I have valid touristic residency, I want to give online courses for foreigners outside Turkey. Do II need a work permit?

    Thank you in advance

    1. Hello,

      The work permit could be applied for employees only if you have a legal entity or employer in Turkey, otherwise it is impossible.

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  10. Merhaba

    I am from Pakistan and currently in Pakistan as well. I have got a firm employment offer from Turkey. I understand as per the regulation i need to apply for work visa at consulate in my home country and later my employer will complete formalities of work permit with Ministry of Labour. I have the following queries:

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    – would i be entitled to get my family along with me?
    – what would be your service fee in this case?

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      1. No, that would e single entry work visa, but as soon you enter Turkey, employer will provide you with work permit card which could be used for departure and arrivals to Turkey at any time.
      2. As soon as your family will get tourist visa from Turkish Consulate in Pakistan, they will be able to make an application for family residence permit in Turkey on basis of your work permit card.
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  11. Hello, it’s really helpful to find a site like this where things are explained like no other place, i have a question and would really appreciate your help understanding it , I have a work permit working for a company however i want to quit and open my own company, will i be able to that without having to leave the country ?how it the process handled is there an economic way to do it ? Many Thanks in advance!!

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  12. Hello,

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  13. I live in the Netherlands with my partner who is a Turkish citizen. We have been legally married in Turkey since 2014. Under these circumstances, would I need a Work Permit to be able to work in Turkey, or do I fall under the exception as I am the spouse of a Turkish citizen? We are traveling to Turkey in August and stay there for a month. Would I be able to work there?

    1. Hello,

      In order to work in Turkey legally, first of all you should get a work permit by employer. If you are married with Turkish citizen for more than 3 years, you will be exempted from the criteria which should be fulfilled by company during the work permit application, however work permit card should be gotten.

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  14. Hello,
    I am working with the current company and I have a working permit with them. So now I found a new company they offer better salary . So for the transfer of the working permit from the current company to the new company, how is it done?
    What is the main issue to focus on?
    Thank you

  15. Hello.
    I work for an online English tutoring company that are not based in Turkey. Do i need to have a turkish work visa or pay any tax in turkey?
    thanks

    1. Hello,

      In order to get a Turkish work visa, you would need an employer or company which is located in Turkey, otherwise it is impossible to get a work permit by yourself. As I understood from your message, you are working for the company which is based abroad, that is why you cannot get any work permit in Turkey. In regards of tax payment, kindly ask you to refer the Labor Law of the country, where the company is based.

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  16. Hey,

    I have my work permit less than 3 months and the company put me on unpaid leave and said they will terminate the contract once unpaid leave is over. What is the notice period they have to give me and how much time do I have to find a new job? I heard that there is a brand new rule!

    Thanks

    1. Hello, the duration of notice prior terminating contract depends on how long you have been working there, but starts prior two weeks and so on. If you let me know the duration of working there, i ll give you the exact answer. Thank you

      1. Hi,

        i worked there for three months. My question is, how much notice period once unpaid leave is over and how much time do I have to find a new job!

        Thanks,
        Elly

  17. I AM MY WORK AGENT WHICH IS TRAVEL AGENY IN IRAN WE WANT TO CREAT BRANCH ORNEW ONE IN ISTANBUL .i WANT TO GETWORK PERMIT TOO SO 5 TURKISH SHOLD BE HIRED

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  18. Hello, I’ve got a question. I’ve been living in Turkey for the last 7 months with a residence permit and they have granted me other 7 months of residence permit. The thing is that I want to start working as freelance translator. In this case it is with companies outside of Turkey. So should I register myself in some turkish authority or should I be subject to income tax in my home country? Thank you in advanced!

    1. Hello,
      If you will be employed by companies out of Turkey and your income would come from abroad you are only subject to taxation in related country. You do not need to pay separate income tax in Turkey.

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  19. Hello,
    My husband does not have a residence permit. He has a work permit (valid for October 2021) with a company. However, he received a better job offer with a new company and would like to Transfer his work permit from old to new employer.
    He has already submitted his resignation and his current employer is only granting him 21 working days as notice period. We are worried if the new work permit is not issued within those 21 days does it mean he has to leave turkey and enter again and apply for short term residency visa?
    What are the documents required to make the transfer?
    Really appreciate your help with clarifying the process.
    Thank you very much

    1. Hello,
      Your husband’s current work permit and Social Security primes must continue until the new work permit application will be approved. Otherwise work permit application submitted by the new employer will be cancelled. In such a case your husband must leave Turkey and new application can be submitted via Turkish consulate in your home country or after reentering Turkey first residence permit must be obtained and later new work application can be submitted within Turkey. Our company can assist the new employer throughout work permit transfer application. For details you can contact us at: info@atakurumsal.com

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  20. Hi!
    I’ve just received my work visa (a company hired me). However, I also want to do some freelancing, as I am a graphic designer. I want to make it legal. Can I use the same work visa for that and accept payments to my bank account? How do I pay taxes in that case?
    Thanks!

    1. Hello,
      As work permit in Turkey is obtained by the employer, it can be only used for working in particular company. Foreigners can only work as freelancers if the income is from outside of Turkey and in such a case they are subject to income tax in their home country.

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  21. Hi,

    I have been working for a Turkish company for almost 4 years. I am in my 4th year contract and would like to quit. Is there a official notice period for a year contract after 3 years?

    Do I need to leave the country right after I stop working?

    1. Hello, According to the regulations, you have to inform the company about quitting prior 8 weeks. Once your work permit card will be cancelled you have to leave the country within 10 days or apply for short term residence permit.

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      1. Hello,
        Depending on nationality of foreigners spouse and children under 18 years old of work permit holder can obtain adequate visa. After entering Turkey family members can obtain family residence permit on this basis. Residence permit can be granted for period of time not exceeding validity of sponsor’s work permit. This type of residence permit can be renewed multiple times for as long as work permit will be extended.

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    1. Hello,
      There is no monthly payment for work permit. Employer is only obliged to pay monthly Social Security primes and related taxes, which are calculated over amount of employee’s gross salary.

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    2. Thanks for the previous answer!

      Now it happened that my new employer missed the deadline to pay for the transfer of my work permit and the application got cancelled. My current work permit is expiring on 3.2. which is in another 5 days. What are my options now? Can they revive the file? Can I apply for tourist residence and start over?

  22. Hello,

    I have a question regarding transfer of work permission. The work permission is expering on 5.2.21 from a previous company but the new employer already applied for the work permission beginning of November. Until now no new update, it just say it is processing. Now the previous company asks to cancel the work permission and to sign the final resignation letter, but this is usally done only when the final approval for the new work permit from the new company is approved. What should be done?

    Thanks

    1. Hello,
      Even after your current work permit expires before receiving the new one your previous employer should not cancel your Social Security and must keep paying the primes until your new work permit application will be approved. Otherwise application submitted by your new employer will be rejected.

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  23. hey…
    i am a registered pharmacist in Pakistan can i work as a pharmacist in turkey by any means?

    1. Hello,
      Unfortunately foreigners are not allowed to work in Turkey as pharmacists. Only if you acquire Turkish citizenship you can be allowed to work in your field within the country.

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  24. June 26th this year my employer applied for work permit for me but Up till now we haven’t seen or hear any response. My current tourist resident permit will expire 30th of this month. Can I apply for tourist resident renewal while waiting for the work permit result? What could be the reason for the delay

    1. Hello,
      Currently delays in work permit application procedures are common, however your employer should check status of your application with Ministry of Labor. You are allowed to extend your residence permit during work permit application process, however residence permit does not entitle you to work within Turkey, you can start working once the work permit card is issued.

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  25. Hello Expat,

    My employer applied for my work permit since late June till today (two and half month now) and according to my employer, they haven’t received any reply or email from the ministry of labor yet.

    Please is there delay in the processing due to the COVID-19 or there is a different reason for the delay?

    Please your response is very much appreciated. Thank you.

    1. Hello,
      Official evaluation time of work permit application is 30 working days, however currently it is very common that there are delays in applications, especially those submitted through Turkish consulates. Your employer can check status of your application by contacting Ministry of Labor.

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      1. Thank you so much for the information. My employer submitted the application here in Turkey. I also live in Turkey. Can they still check up with the ministry of labor? Thank you.

  26. Thank you for these information, very appreciated.
    I have a question, if the employer that I work with decided to not renew my work permit (for any reason) what are my options then? Can I apply for tourist permit in order to stay and find another job? (another work permit). Does my employer have full control over my work permit residency in the country?

    1. Hello,
      If your work permit will not be extended and you find another employer before its expiration transfer of work permit to another workplace can be made. Otherwise you can apply for residence permit before expiration of your work permit under condition that you did not obtain touristic residence permit within past two years. This rule does not apply to UE citizens, citizens of OECD countries, Russia and China, who can renew and extend touristic residence permit multiple times. If none of abovementioned is possible, you must leave Turkey within 10 days upon expiration of your work permit. Later, if you find another employer, they can apply for work permit through Turkish consulate in your home country.

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      1. Thank you very much. I really appreciate your help.
        Few questions if you don’t mind. From what I’ve read on the internet, if I buy a property (e.g. an apartment) I can get residency based on the ownership of that property, and this residency can be renewed multiple times in a row. Is that correct? Can I apply for this type of residency in the 10 days window? (After expiration of my work permit and not being able to find another job in time).
        I plan to move to turkey and stabilize there, hoping to get the citizenship by getting work permits for 5 years. Do these 5 years need to be in a row or it’s fine to be segmented? (I’m a doctor, if my work permit expired and I couldn’t find another hospital to work with for few months, do the period of 5 years reset?
        Sorry for my lengthy message. I really couldn’t find the information on the internet. Your help is immensely helpful to me.

    1. Hello,
      If the company meets a criteria of Ministry of Labor as paid capital of at least 100.000 TL and is employing at least 5 Turkish citizens per each foreigner in the company, work permit application can be submitted. Work application can be only submitted by the employer/company owner, foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name unless they are company owners. 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. Hey! My old work place will terminate my work permit soon and I’m sure my new place won’t be able to transfer it on time.
    I’m trying to apply for the red tourist card, do I apply as a first timer? Because when I applied to “transfer” it told me this permit isn’t valid (even though it is) and when I applied to renew it told me your red tourist visa has sleazy expired and that I must apply as a “first timer” .. any info on this?

    1. Hello,
      Once work permit card is issued residence permit is getting cancelled. That is why even if according to the date on your residence permit card it should be still valid, you can not use the document to submit extension application. You must submit residence permit application as a first time before your work permit will be cancelled. Please, be informed that touristic residence permit can be obtained only once within two years unless you are citizen of one of EU countries, OECD countries, Russia or China. If you are not citizen of one of above and you obtained touristic permit before you may not be eligible for residence permit application.

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  28. How many days before the first work permit card expires do you have to apply for the second card?
    Is there any time restriction school can send your dacuments even last day of expire.
    I am teacher and my school my dacuments to renew work permit but still they didn’t apply yet I have ten days left until my card expires.

    1. Hello,
      Work permit extension application can be submitted the earliest two months before expiration of your current work permit and the latest until the last day of the permit’s validity. As long as the application will be made before expiration of your current permit the date of submission does not affect result of the application.

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  29. Hello!

    I am from Azerbaijan. I came here for my MBA (Master Bussiness of Administration) degree. While I was studying I found a job here on March, then my employer applied for me work permit. Since March there have not been any answer or email by them. it actually worries me a lot because on 18th of September my student permition will end (By the way I graduated). What can I do? Actually I did everything legally. I checked permition application, even now there is written ”assessment phase” and also I called proper organisation due to my application, the same answer by them too ”your letter of application is in proccess” Could you please inform me?

    Sincerely,

    1. Hello,
      As we do not know any details of your application, we can not provide you with informations regarding the reason of delay in procedures. Official evaluation time is 30 working days, however due to Covid-19 for most of applications submitted between March and May this timeframe has extended a lot. For updates about progress on the application you should contact Ministry of Labor, where at this stage you can receive the most accurate and detailed information.

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  30. Dears, Your answers are valuable. I have multi fold question.
    I am owner of a Turkish “Limited Sirketi” (with paid up capital 10,000 TL) to provide internet based services to international customers (no local Turkish customer). I work from anywhere in the world and get money in my Turkish bank account.
    Q1) Do I have to have a work permit to operate this company if I am residing in Turkey or outside?
    Q2) Am I still bound to hire 5 Turkish employees to operate this company?
    Q3) What if my company engages into some export business from Turkey – do I have to have a work permit to do so?
    Q4) Is there any favorable consideration for TRC if I generate enough revenue for Turkish economy either via export or my Internet services remittances?
    Thank you once again for your kind insight to the legal system and requirements.
    Best regards

  31. Hello- Urgent help
    I have been working in Turkey for almost one year now and my employer wants to offer me a permanent contract. What are the visa options for this? Thanks

    1. Hello,
      First extension of work permit can be made for maximum two years and second extension can be granted for up to three years. After residing in Turkey for at least eight years and within this period of time being a work permit holder for at least six years uninterruptedly, work permit can be granted for indefinite period of time. It is not possible to obtain this kind of permit without residing and working in Turkey for abovementioned period of time.

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  32. Hi,

    Can you please clarify that if you hold any residency, specifically a 1 year tourist residence permit – if you then find employment you can apply with your employer for a work permit?

    Many thanks

  33. Greetings
    I am an english teacher, i have renewed my residence permit for work purpose. And now the school I will work with is in the process of applying for the work permit for me. I would like to know the exact papers I am required to provide. (residence permit, translated document of my licence degree and transcript, e-devlet account…) that’s what the school asked me for.and also my bachelor degree is in ‘English Literature Civilization and linguistics.’ I wanted to ask whether it was enough to register me as an english teacher. Because technically I have studied Pedagogy, TEYL(Teaching English for Young learners) and TEFL (Teaching English as a foreign language). Is it enough for me to get the work permit.
    Thank you for your help

  34. Merhaba, I am currently in Turkey on a tourist visa (30 days granted). This is my second week here and I have just found a teaching job in Istanbul. My employer has sent me the work contract to sign. On the contract, it says that I am responsible for a work permit application and they will also help for necessary documents. The question is, am I eligible to apply for a work permit myself with support of my employer?

    1. Hello,
      Work permit application must be submitted by your future employer. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name. 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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  35. Dear Sir/Madam,

    Recently I have got my work permit. Since it substitutes a residence permit can I travel freely in and out of Turkey within the valid period? Thank you for your answer.

    Best regards,

    1. Hello,
      You are allowed to leave and reenter Turkey without obtaining visa for as long as your work permit is valid. There is no limit of time you can spend abroad within validity of your work permit.

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  36. Hi, I am an english teacher. I had work permit in Turkey. But I had some problems for renewing it. And I had to apply residence permit, but unfortunately I am rejected and have to go back to my country. I want to apply work permit from my country and also my school will apply from here. But I don’t know what do I need, what kind of documents. I know some of them.
    I need to know what do I need for applying?

    when I apply from my country can I come back directly? After some days ?

    And my last question how long does it take? I mean is it a long process?

    Please answer my questions. I couldn’t find my answers among the comments.

    1. Hello,
      The school will need to provide you with job agreement and petitions, which you will need to take to Turkish consulate in your home country. You can enter Turkey with work visa, which will be issued by the consulate once your work permit application will be approved. Currently evaluation process takes approximately 30 working days. Our company can assist your employer throughout work permit application process, guide them to prepare necessary documents and submit the application on their behalf. For details you can contact us at info@expatguideturkey.com

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  37. Looking for a new opportunity to work in turkey. I ‘m 54+ wether I am eligible to work here.
    Please suggest.

    1. Hello,
      There is no restriction regarding age of foreign employee. If you find an employer in Turkey, they can obtain work permit for you. 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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  38. Hi
    Im Bangladeshi passport holder living in dubai next September im coming to turkey possible apply for residents permit thanks

  39. Hello,
    Is that possible to make a new residential permit when your time is finished in Turkey?
    Last year I applied through Aiesec and I got my resident and work permit.
    They informed us for this year that I can applied myself. I got the appointment and went there with my company contract. But they did not give the residential permit in the immigration office.
    And they informed because time is finished I they cannot apply for work permit, otherwise I should get the letter from Aiesec and not the company.
    I do not want to work with Aiesec again, so I wonder if I can apply for a new resident permit and if I am legal till my appointment date is passed already.

    1. Hello,
      It is not possible to apply for residence permit if your previous permit has already expired. In order to submit residence permit application you need to leave Turkey and reenter the country with new visa. Your employer can also directly apply for work permit when you will leave Turkey so you do not need to apply for residence permit. After work permit application would be approved, work visa is issued so you are allowed to enter Turkey and start working on this basis.

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  40. Dear sir
    I have two questions 1st one is that i am a Pakistani if i obtain turkish Trc then can i apply visit visa of any country from turkey. 2nd question is if i want to start a small business in turkey to get work permit so how much money in dollars minimum i need to start a small business like a shop or food corner etc.

  41. Merhaba:

    I have a couple of questions about work-permit and my status in Turkey.

    1. I move to Istanbul in September 2015. So this year, I will be in the country for 5 years. Is this grant me for a new status here in the country? If it does, which are the benefit of it. ( I am originally from an EU country )

    2. I am currently under work-permit status. I am waiting for an offer for a new job, the new company is here in Turkey.
    My question is: Is it possible for the new company to make my new work-permit without the need of me to apply for a new Ikamet and then, the new company will apply for the my new work-permit. If it is possible. What do we/I need to do?

    Many thanks in advance,
    All the best,

    1. Hello,
      If you spend five years in Turkey uninterruptedly on basis of work permit, you can be eligible for Turkish citizenship on this basis. During mentioned five years you should not stay out of Turkey for more than 6 months in a row and more than one year in total.
      If you decide to change your job, work permit transfer can be made from one company to another with no need to apply for residence permit. Our company provides services regarding work permit transfer. If you want, we can assist your employer throughout the process. For details you can contact us at: info@expatguideturkey.com

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      1. Thanks for your reply. I will consider pass your details to my new employee.

        What Turkish citizenship means? Which benefits I can have during this? I am Spanish and my country does not allow two passports. I am confuse here. Would you clarify what turkish citizenship will benefit from?

        Many thanks in advance. You guys have been super helpful 🙂

        1. If you would acquire Turkish citizenship on basis of work permit, you would have the same rights as Turkish citizens by birth. You would also not need work permit to reside and work in Turkey as you would be a Turkish ID holder.

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          1. Interesting. I need to give some thoughts about this because as far as I understand I do not have dual citizenship as Spanish.
            Thanks again for your responds. You have been very helpful.
            Have a good day!

  42. How are you sir I am need work visa and work in storyboard just you help me my visa ok I am coming soon please send me visa application

    1. Hello,
      Unfortunately, we can not help you to obtain a visa to Turkey. In order to obtain work visa, 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 and the work visa is issued once the work pemit application is approved.

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  43. Hello
    I have applied for tourist residence via rental contract. But all appointments in immigration office are postponed due to covid19. It is now 5 months I’m in Turkey. By the time of my rendezvous it will be more than six months and by the time I get my kimlik card maybe about 8 months.
    Can i apply for work permit now and directly without caring for that residence? Let’s say there is an employer who is ready to employ me.
    And if I get my residence and only 3 months left out of it, will that affect getting a work permit?

    1. Hello,
      Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. In this case work permit application can be submitted until the last day of resident permit’s validity, remaining duration is not taken under consideration. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country. After the application would be approved, work visa is issued so you can re-enter Turkey on this basis and start working directly after entering the country.

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  44. My employer is threatening to cancel my work permit in the next two weeks. I have a residence permit which was issued previous to the work permit and has not yet expired. Would this residence permit still be valid until its expiration date despite cancellation of the work permit?

    1. Hello,
      Your residence permit was cancelled automatically when your work permit was issued. You can apply for new residence permit within 10 days upon cancellation of your work permit.

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  45. Hello,

    Is there a way to receive a work permit if I work for a foreign company in Turkey and if I receive a salary from the foreign company while in Turkey? I understand that I need a work permit so that I can receive citizenship after living a in Turkey for five years.

    Thank you so much.

    1. Hello,
      Work permit can be obtained by a company which is either based in Turkey or has a branch in Turkey under condition that the branch meets criteria of Ministry of Labor as minimum 100.000 TL paid capital and 5 Turkish citizens per each foreigner employed in the company.

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  46. Hi!
    I am EU citizen employed by a European company. This company is supposed to do a 6 months long project in Turkey and I am supposed to be the manager on site.
    Do I need a visa for that? Is there a way to obtain a visa for this type of activity?

    Thanks for your answer!

    1. Hello,
      You should obtain a visa for this purpose, however type of visa depends on company’s assignment in Turkey, field and kind of project. You should contact Turkish Embassy in your home country for detailed informations regarding application procedures for your case.

      Kind Regards,

  47. Hello,

    I hope this finds you well. I am a foreigner living in Turkey right now. I have my residence permit for a year and I am looking at getting a work permit as I feel that would be great for visa purposes and travel as I work as a Nomad Capitalist. I travel a lot.

    I do not have any company in Turkey right now as I am still looking into things here. However, I would like to acquire a work permit. Can you help me with this?

    What would be the total cost for this if you were to acquire the work permit for me? Also, how much insurance fees and tax would I be paying monthly? This is very important to me.

    Finally, if I were to renew my residence permit with your agency, what would be the total cost and is it 100% guarantee I would get the residence permitted renewal approved?

    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. Our company can assist you to apply for residence and work permit. For details in this topic you can contact us at: info@expatguideturkey.com

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  48. Please, i received an offer letter from a company in Turkey, Here what they said don’t know if its right?

    We acknowledge the receipt of the signed contract letter. Please contact Mr. Yigit Ozkan the Turkish Embassy Liaison Officer/Immigration Representatives for the processing of your Turkish Work Visa, Resident Permit and other supporting documents that will be needed for entry into Turkey.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      We do not know any details of the offer, however it does not seem authentic. We strongly recommend you to be careful and not to make any payments in advance if required unless you make sure that the offer is real.

      Kind Regards,

      1. Thanks Expatguide,

        Please, can you send your email that i can send the offer to for your verification. I need it to be done urgently before i proceed further.

        Thanks for your prompt response.

  49. Hello,

    Thanks for you supportive website.
    I am from Iran. I have got a job offer from a company in Turkey and I want to apply for work permit inside the Turkey via ministry of labor and social security, So I am going to travel to istanbul next month to sign the one year contract.
    As you know, iranian could stay in Turkey up to 90-days when traveling to this country. Is it possible to apply for work permit visa when mytourist visa is available just for 90 days?
    I would be grateful if you could help me.

    Regards,
    Mahyar

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Work permit 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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  50. Hello,

    I hope you are all fine and let me sincerely thank you of the help that you provide to everyone.

    I am Jordanian and currently i am in the process of obtaining my work permit as my employer already submit my application 3 weeks ago and please note that I have applied from Turkey, as I have a valid Residence permit. this is also my 2nd time to get the WP, so I have 3 questions which I would appreciate to get your answers on them.

    1st- How much time is expected to receive my work permit and if there are any phone which I can follow up directly.

    2nd- I have received another tempted job offer, but as i have mentioned my work permit process with my current job is still in process so how can I fix this issue if I want to accept the other job offer.

    3rd- If I receive my work permit can switch it to another company or please advice how to move from one to another when u have a work permit in Turkey.

    I really appreciate your kind assistance.

    Regards,
    Mujahid

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Your employer has received application number after submitting your work permit application. You can follow up on the progress online if your employer shares the number with you. As your application is still in progress, your employer can cancel it if you decide to accept another job offer before cuurent application will be approved. If you decide to change your workplace after work permit application would be approved, transfer of work permit from one workplace to another should be made.

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  51. my resıdence has expıred on 01/02 but on december 1,19 for resıdence and recıeved an appoıntment for 26/02 and ı have applıed for work permıt on decemeber 16/12/19
    but ı have recıeved a rejected message.so sınce they dıdnt accept my work permıt applıcatıon.can ı go for my normal resıdence permıt on feb 26. ı have afrıcan passport

    Thnaks ın advance

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As your work permit application has not been approved, you should attend your appointment and continue on residence permit application procedures.

      Kind Regards,

  52. Hi,
    I was wondering if it is possible to apply for work permit after I arrive to turkey. I am from Turkmenistan, but currently studying in the netherlands (Applied Computer Sciences). I do not need visa for 30 days and wanted to get to turkey directly from the Netherlands and apply for the work/residence permit. I also wanna know what procedures are there for my situation.
    Thanks

    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.

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  53. Hello
    I am an a very difficult situation now, so i am working in Istanbul and i have work permit until 08-2020 i hate the job now and i feel i am stuck, i want to start searching for an other job but i am afraid i would be back to my country or the boss will cancel and i don’t know what to do …. i want to quite when i will find a job but how can the other company make for me a work permit from the beginning ? please help

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you find a new job, your current employer and your future employer can make a transfer of your work permit from one company to another. Otherwise, if you quit your job, you have a right to apply for residence permit before cancellation of current work permit and after it would be issued, work permit application can be made after you find a new job.

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  54. hello i am currently working in dubai as a Quality controller in the food sector. i would like to ask how can i get a job there and are there any visa sposored jobs for food scientists

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can search for a job in Turkey through websites as 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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  55. hi my name is aya i’m currently studying for bachelor’s of dental surgery in ajman university in dubai and im planning to work in turkey in the future.
    how will i get my work permit and do i have to do licsence exams?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, dentistry is one of the professions which are forbidden for foreigners in Turkey.

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  56. Hello,

    I am owner of a company in Dubai and we have awarded a contract to execute project in Turkey, the client has to arrange vise for our crews to mobilize them to Turkey “visit or business visa is not possible” , my question is: Is it possible for our client to get temporary work permit for our crew members ? if yes, please advise the steps. If no, please advise the best possible solution.

    Best regards

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As your company is not located in Turkey, you can not obtain work permit for your staff. However, you can benefit from our payroll umbrella services to issue work permits for your crew, which is going to work within Turkey. You can read more about this topic in link below:

      Payroll Umbrella

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  57. Sir my red card last date 4/17 2020 can I renew my red card easily , can you help me please because some people says your red card not renewal,, problem?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you are holder of short term residence permit for touristic purposes and you are not citizen of one of EU countries, Russia, Ukraine, China or one of OECD countries and your purpose of stay would not change, it is not possible to extend your residence permit.

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  58. Hi,
    I am currently holding a work permit which is valid until June 2020. However, my contract with the current employer expires on February 2020 without the possibility for renewal due to regulation. Will my work permit in this case still be valid as a residency permit until June 2020, or would I need to apply for a touristic residency permit in order to remain in the country?

    Thank you for your time,

    Kind regards

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Your employer is supposed to cancel your work permit when your contract will be finished. In this case, you are allowed to apply for residence pemit within 10 days upon cancellation of your work permit.

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  59. Hello,

    I am currently working in Turkey on a work permit (original expiration date: 30/06/2020). However, I am quitting my job and the official employment termination date is now set as 25/01/2020. Hence, I believe the expiration date of my work permit is also changed to this date (i.e., 25/01/2020). My company has approved me taking annual leave from 10/01/2020 to 25/01/2020, so my actual last day of work would be 09/01/2020. And I am planning to leave Turkey on 10/01/2020. I just want to confirm that it is okay to leave the country about 2 weeks before the new expiration date of my work permit without the need to show any documentation or proof of anything.

    Sincerely,

    Andrew N.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You are allowed to leave Turkey with no need for any additional documents as your work permit will be still valid while leaving the country.

      Kind Regards,

    2. Im a Canadian citizen working as an English teacher in Muscat Polyglot. I’m 61 and I’d like to know the possibility of getting a work permit to teach English in Turkey. I have BA in English and hold a TESOL/TEFL certificate. I’d like to know what is the procedure and how can I apply.
      Your help will be much appreciated. Thank you.

      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.

        Kind Regards,

  60. Hi,

    I need some advice on a Columbian Citizen wanting to work out of Turkey, but not employed in Turkey. He will be self employed working for other clients outside of Turkey can you advice what he needs to do to be able to do this in Turkey.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      It is not possible to be self employed in Turkey as a foreigner. Foreigners can not work in Turkey unless they find an employer or establish a company and employ 5 Turkish citizens.

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    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As pharmacy is one of fields forbidden for foreigners to work in Turkey, it is not possible to obtain work permit as a pharmacist.

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    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you establish a company and obtain work permit after employing 5 Turkish citizens, you can be eligible for Turkish citizenship application after staying in Turkey for 5 years uninterruptedly on basis of work permit.

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  61. Hello!

    I hope you are all well, I would like to know if there is a solution for my case. I had a work permit but I resigned two months ago,( I Have collected as much information as I could about that) as I was informed there is no problem doing that if I will apply for a new residence within 10 days from my resignation day,and that was what I did , today I had my appointment and they weren’t very optimists about it they even told me that According to the low I will not be able to apply for a residence for one year because I resigned, even though I spoke with the line and they told me it’s totally normal that I apply for a tourist residence after resigning.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Employer should apply for your work permit through the Ministry of Labor’s website.

      Kind Regards,

  62. Hi,
    I hold a residence card and a work permit, do i have the right to apply for a visa? and which countries i can enter with my work permit card only ?
    Thank you

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Visa rejime depends on your nationality, regardless of being residence/work permit holder in Turkey.

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  63. hi
    I am a Canadian pharmacist and I know pharmacy is only for Turkish, my question is, If I was able to get the Turkish citizenship, do you think this will make me able to work as a pharmacist in Turkey ? thanks

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      After acquisition of Turkish citizenship, you would have the same rights as Turkish Citizens by birth and profession forbidden for foreigners would not apply to you anymore.

      Kind Regards,

  64. Hello,

    My name is Nimit, living in istanbul from last 4 years. Last month, i resigned from my job and my work permit still in cancellation process. When i called 157 they told me apply for resident permit and i did. Now i have an appointment on this Monday and i will also sign for my new job also. What should i do? Somebody told me they will not accept the resident permit application because work permit is not cancelled yet! Please help

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      That is correct, as long as your work permit is not cancelled yet, residence permit can not be granted. You should contact your employer in order to cancel the work permit before residence permit evaluation procedures start.

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    2. hello l need your help,l got an offer from a certain company in turkey and l signed the contract,moreover l was referred to the immigration dept for visa and work permit.so the guy gave me a list of requirements but they is one outstanding requirements to me.is there a BASIC TRAVEL ALLOWANCE DEPOSIT RECEIPT (SECURITY DEPOSIT) ofus$2700 for the applicant and us$1000 for each dependent -to be deposited into my western union acc and me being the receiver and someone being the sender.is there a thing like that?is this genuine or a scam.PLEASE EMAIL ME AND LET ME KNOW WHETHER TO BE TRUE OR FALSE.YOUR HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

      1. Hello,
        Thank you for your comment.

        We do not know any details about this job offer, however this kind of deposit is not a standard requirement. We highly recommend you to be careful and not to make any payment as this offer might be a scam.

        Kind Regards,

  65. Hii, I am a pharmasist and I’m from India , I wanted to move turkey for my internship & for my job , I have experience in production management and novel drug delivery systems , can I go with my plan ?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, pharmacy is one of the fields, which are forbidden in Turkey for foreigner to work in.

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  66. He. i want to know what are the requirement for my future employee in Turkey to get me a work permite. i mean the document and kind or medical test requred

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      In order to apply for work permit, company’s paid capital must be 100.000 TL or more and there must be at least 5 Turkish Citizens employed per each foreigner in the company. 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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  67. Hello, i am a Nigerian, an administrator by profession and I would like to move to turkey for greener pasture can I get administrative work in turkey? and how do I get work permit and resident permit?

    Thanks.

    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 for work permit 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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  68. Hi , i am a scandinavian dentist with 15 years experience , would i be allowed to work in a dental clinic in Turkey as a hygienist /assistent / helper , if not as a dentist until i become a turkish citizen ?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, any job connected with dentistry is forbidden for foreigners in Turkey.

      Kind Regards,

  69. hello!
    Hope you’all are fine, and thanks for the support you provid to all of us 🙂 .

    my case is I am currently working in a company with a work permit that will expire late October, my question is if I quit before that time will I be able to apply for a tourist permit without having to go out the country , or should I wait till it expires so I can apply for the tourist permit ( is it even possible )?
    Many thanks in advance 🙂

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you will quit earlier, your employer must cancel your work permit and you will be allowed to apply for residence permit few days before the cancellation or the latest within 10 days after the permit would be cancelled.

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      1. thank you very much for your answer,
        I would like to understand if by applying for a residence permit you mean just getting an appointment or should I actually attend the appointment and then ask my employer to cancel my work permit.
        thank you in advance 🙂

  70. I am foreign citizen with valid residence permit (family residence permit) in Turkey. My employer applied for my work permit . Can I go to working place and start my daily work before to receive the work permit? or I should wait until the work permit will be approved and issued by Turkish Authorities.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You are only allowed to start working afer you receive work permit card.

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  71. Hello Sir,
    as a pharmacist working in turkey is not allow , is there possible to work as pharmacy assistant ?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, it is not allowed for foreigners to work on any position related to pharmacy.

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  72. Hello,
    I’m an Iranian computer network technician/system engineer and am looking to buy a house in Turkey and start to work. My question is that may I start looking for a job and acquire a work permit while making progress on my temporary residency permit? And when will I be able to start to work?

    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.

      Kind Regards,

  73. Hello, please I want to know, i’m an immigrant and I have immigrant residents permit and I need a work permit, how possible is that may be?.

    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.

      Kind Regards,

  74. Hello,

    Can I get a freelance work permit ? I’m working as a freelance software consultant/developer through freelancing platform (upwork.com), can I just apply for tourist one year visa, open bank account and start working?

    Kind regards,

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you are working online and receive salary from abroad, you are not obliged to obtain work permit in Turkey. This kind of permit must be only obtained if you would be hired by a company within Turkey.

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  75. I have lived in turkey for nearly three years and my busband to be who is turkish has just started up a photography business. He would like me to work with him but i obviously need a work permit. Problem is i have read on two sites that he needs to prove his gross earnings. He has just started up so can not give that information. Can you advise please.

  76. Is it possible to get a job in the shipping industry in turkey for foreigners?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      In accordance with Turkish Cabotage Law:

      “The right to catch or obtain fish, oysters, mussels, sponges, pearls, coral, mother-or-pearl and the like, extract sand, gravel and the like, extract and salvage sunken ships and vessels or shipwrecks and the like either on the surface or on the bottom of the sea, perform diving, searching, piloting and maritime supply, work as captain, secretary, crew or workman or in another capacity on Turkish maritime vessels, and carry out wharf porterage or any type of maritime business, within Turkish continental waters, shall belong exclusively to Turkish nationals.”

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  77. Hi,
    I am an Indian citizen, currently working in Bahrain from 2 years. I would like to move to Turkey, how do I find a job in Turkey or get a work permit?
    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 on you 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. You can search for a job in Turkey online or enter the country on tourist visa to find an employer here.

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      1. Then how do I find a job in Turkey, could you please give some guidance? Going with a tourist visa & finding an employer is expensive, how to find online/other alternate?

  78. In case of changing job before the expiry of the work permit, is it possi le to make a work permit transfer rather tgan applying for a new one ? Thanks in advance

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      It is possible to make work permit transfer to another company under condition that both of your employers – current and new one agrees for the transfer.

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    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      We can not help you to find a job in Turkey, however, be informed that it is not possible to obtain work permit for a cleaner position.

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  79. Hello
    I’m an Iraqi dentist and I know we cant work in turkey , but I wonder if I can work privately ? or even private jobs are prohibited ? please explain if there is any way for me to work ..also I wonder about the DUS exam , why there is a stationary exam then for dentists ?

    Thank you

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Private jobs in this field are also prohibited for foreigners. Foreign nationals of Turkish origins can enter the DUS exam in order to be eligible for working as dentists in Turkey.

      Kind Regards,

      1. Thank you for answering .
        So even the Dus exam wont work since I’m not from a Turkish origin right ?
        And is there anyway a foreign dentist can work as a hygienist or assistance ?

  80. My work permit expires on August 31, 2019. I’ve been informed that new permits may take 1 to 2 months to arrive at work. I am booking a vacation with a return date of September 1st. Do you know if I’ll be allowed back in without paying for a tourist visa?

    Thanking you in advance.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If your new work permit card would not be issued by this timeou must obtain a visa to enter Turkey as your work permit would be already expired.

      Kind Regards,

  81. Hello sir,

    I’m a pharmacist, and I’m wondering what are the procedures for me to get a work permit in Turkey.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, pharmacy is on the list of professions forbidden for foreigners in Turkey.

      Kind Regards,

  82. Hello
    May I know the regulations against who has an employee but without a work permit

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Employer, who is employing foreigners without obtaining work permit for them, would be obliged to pay a fine. Foreign employee would be deported and banned to re-enter Turkey for up to five years.

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  83. I have a 1 year work permit. How do i pay insurance? and should i have to pay in monthly basis or annually?

    Thanks.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As you are a work permit holder, your employer is obliged to pay your social security on monthly basis.

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  84. hi i am a foreign dentist from scandinavia how can i get a work permit in turkey

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, dentistry is on the list of proffessions forbidden for foreigners in Turkey.

      Kind Regards,

  85. Do forein remote workers, that have Turkish residence permit (the red card) need a work permit? Do they need to pay social security in Turkey?
    Thank you!

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Foreigners, who are employed abroad and receive the salary from abroad do not need to have work permit nor to pay social security in Turkey.

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  86. Hello.sir i am pakistani. I have appaly to work parmit visa 8 mounth ago. Appliction ata all docmounts sabmints.tukery emabbeasi was not repaly yas or no visa issush kindly plzz give me ans to repaly my appliction .cheak a stutes always Rio153272 is under prosser .plzz proved a appliction and give a visa nu Thanks

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      Please, be informed that we are a private company, not a governmental institution and we do not have any informations about status of your application.

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  87. Thank you very much sir for helping sir only my sigorta card is cancelled but I have still valid visa on my passport till 15.10.2019 can i enter the turkey on my passport visa .love from pakistan. Thanks in advance sir

  88. Hi,
    I am a dentist from Egypt, i have known that its forbidden for a foreigner to work as a dentist in Turkey, is this right? and if so, would i be allowed to work there if i acquired the citizenship through investment? thanks in advance

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      After acquisition of Turkish Citizenship on basis of investment, you would have the same rights as Turkish Citizens by birth and you can also work in Turkey as a dentist.

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  89. Hello sir kidley help me plz how can i check my work visa is cancel or not and can i enter turkey if my work permit cancelled but I have 7 months left on passport visa sticker

    1. Hello,

      If you are not sure about your visa status and if you are allowed to enter Turkey, you should contact Turkish Consulate/Embassy.

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  90. If my spouse has diplomatic status in Turkey, can I get a work permit? I now work as a consultant, self-employed, in the US. Could I get a permit to be self-employed in Turkey? If not, would it be legal to work on a book or website about Istanbul while living there?

    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. You can not apply for work permit as self-employed or do a freelance job as a foreigner. However, if you would be employed for company abroad as a freelancer and be paid by company abroad, you can do your job activity within Turkey.

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  91. Hello sir I’m from pakistan I have work permit for 1 year I been there 1 month and come back to pakistan here I check my work visa card number which start from 99 online there my expire date is 7.12.2018 but before my expire date wz 15.10.2019 my question is can i still travel back to turkey or no on passport my visa expire date is 15.10.2019 plz guid me sir tnx

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can enter Turkey with no need to obtain new visa if your work permit is still valid. Expiration date is written on your work permit card.

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      1. Tnx sir for reply me but sir problem is it’s expire date mention card 15.10.2019 but when I check online status it’s shows it’s expire on 7.12.2018 So can i still travel back to turkey sir plz help me for this thank you very much sir

        1. If your work permit was cancelled, you can not use the document to enter Turkey.

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  92. Hi sir I m Ali from Pakistan I have Turkey tourist visa But I need a resident permit for Turkey How much time will it take and how much money will it take to get the resident permit

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Residence permit application procedures take up to three months. If you want, we can assist you to obtain residence permit. Our service fee is 900 TL + VAT. This fee does not include compulsory health insurance and governmental fees.

      Best Regards,

  93. Goodmorning,
    I am Anita, am a Nigerian, I want to apply for a tourist visa to Turkey,what are my chances of applying for a job and applying for a work permit during my 30days stay in Turkey.

    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.

      Kind regards,

  94. Hi,

    I just received an offer letter from VOLTWOOD INC, they sent me an offer letter, which is generally accepted, but they instructed me to deal only with a company called EXPAT CONET CONSULT to do all travel documents, they also gave me a unique identification an tracking number to use to receivetravel documents.

    nothing mentioned about money payments so far, but no face to face or phone call interview took place which I believe is so weird!!!

    Please advise whether such company exist or it’s a scam

    Thanks,

    1. Dear Ahmed,
      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 by your explanation, this offer might be a scam.

      Best Regards,

  95. Hi
    I have been told by a company called Voltwood inc that they have a job interview and asked me to apply ECC/ICC for expat clearences. Is that required for work and live turkey? Also, to process they need $650 USD for 2 years. I am skeptical and need some help to understand this requirement
    Thanks in advance

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Expat clearances are not required by Ministry of Labor for work permit application. Moreover, the amount mention by you is not adequate with actual fees for work permit, which is 850 TL per year, which is now equivalent of approximately 155 USD.

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  96. Helo please I got an offer from a friend in Turkey asking me to pay $800 for a work permit of which I did, to my greatest surprise he told me the permit is just one month!!! Please my question here now is how do I renew the permit and how long can work permit be before it got expired??? Thanks looking forward to your reply

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Most probably you were scammed as amount of 800$ is not adequate to the real cost of work permit application. Moreover, work permit is usually given for one year, it is not likely that you would be granted one month permit.

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  97. Hello, my sister is in Nigeria. A friend of hers said he found a job for her in Turkey. She was asked to pay $800 for the work permit but said the permit is just one month. My question is could this be real and also how will she extend the work permit when she get there. Thanks

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      First work permit can be obtained for one year, however, the amount is not relevant to the real fee amounts, which you can find in link below:
      Work and Residence permit fees for 2019

      Please, be careful and do not make any payment in advance as this offer is most probably a scam.

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  98. Dear team, hello!

    I am asking you to clarify some points of employment rules and regulations in Turkey. Few days ago I received an offer for the job in Turkey from the international company with a brunch office in Russia. They are providing all registration managing by the Labor Law of Russian Federation with an income in Russian currency on the Russian bank account, but working on the Turkish territory. My question is- is it legal to work in Turkey and getting working visa and job permit but be registered on the Russian branch and get a salary and all social package within Russian law regulations? It seems for me more than strange and illegal. Can you provide me with several web resources, where I can search for the information regarding this?

    Many thanks in advance.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      This case depends on a kind of job that you are supposed to do in Turkey. You are allowed to work as a freelancer within Turkey while being amployed and paid by company abroad. However, you are not supposed to do some particular kinds of business activity if the company is not registered in Turkey and without work permit within the country.

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  99. Can you please advise, I just received a job proposal from oil company in Turkey and they are request docs to start work visa process. The problem is – they are requesting to do a money gtransfer of U$3,000, by West Union, from my country to myself in Turkey. See bellow the original text:

    Turkish e-visa is only valid when the purpose of travel is tourism or commerce. Other purposes, such as work and study,
    require regular visa given by Embassies or Consulates. Foreigners who shall reside, work or study in Turkey, should
    register themselves at the nearest local police department upon their arrival in Turkey, regardless of the validity of their
    visa.
    LIST OF REQUIRMENTS
    1. Employment Contract (Signed by foreigner & employer)
    2. Passport (Valid at least three months longer than the expiry date of the requested visa)
    3. Completed Visa Application Form
    4. One passport size photograph (It should be affixed on the top left side of the visa application form)
    5. Basic Travel Allowance Deposit Receipt (Security Deposit)
    Apart from sponsorship from Turkish Based Employers, employees coming to live and work in the Turkey for at least 12
    months are mandated to show availability of $3,000USD, which is the stipulated financial requirement/applicant travel
    allowance that must be in possession of the applicant/employee into Turkey.
    You must be able to demonstrate that you have funds to support yourself and any dependents. For the main applicant this
    is $3,000USD and you will need a further $1,000USD for each dependent accompanying you. This is to certify that you can
    be responsible for your maintenance as mandated by Turkish Insurance policies to protect and secure Expatriates
    financially. This is not a payment but a security deposit to ensure that you can cater for your needs and support yourself
    once you arrive here before you receive your first salary from your Employer in line with the Turkish Expatriate Financial
    Statutory Law (TEFSL).
    Turkish Immigration would ensure via this means that only eligible applicants who are financially capable are allowed
    entry into Turkey and must be competent to show availability of funds in cases of Emergency and for full financial security
    of the applicant/worker before receipt of first month salary and benefits from Employers.
    PROCEDURE: VERIFICATION/ CONFIRMATION OF APPLICANT TRAVEL ALLOWANCE FUNDS
    Bank statements is NOT accepted, due to falsification which does not compulsorily certify/ surety that the applicant would
    enter the Country with the mandatory Travel allowance/ financial requirement, we no longer accept bank statements as
    final travel guarantee.
    Applicants are required to make a Cash deposit of the stipulated financial requirement of $3,000USD via WESTERN UNION
    MONEY TRANSFER using the information below:
    SENDER: ANYONE AT YOUR DISCRETION (FAMILY MEMBER, RELATIVE OR FRIEND)
    RECEIVER: THIS MUST BE YOU AS THE PRIMARY VISA APPLICANT (YOUR NAME IN FULL)
    PAYOUT CITY/ COUNTRY: TURKEY
    NOTE: (As per Immigration policies, this process must be completed by anyone at your discretion, Family member,
    Relative or friend.)

    CAUTION!!! Ensure that the Receiver is you so that only you can withdraw the deposit after the verification of deposit has
    been carried out. This is not a payment but a deposit for verification that is why it is in your Name as the Receiver and to
    also fulfill that you have funds to support yourself as is the mandatory process for your financial security when you arrive
    here till you receive your first salary from your Employer.
    Visit the nearest Bank, Bureau de Change Store, Post Office, Western Union agent or Shop close to you and effect this
    deposit. Follow the transfer instructions above carefully, After deposit has been effected, you MUST send us the receipt of
    the deposit as an evidence that the deposit has been made and to enable our office verify availability of funds with
    Western Union. Turkey has taken this move to meet the requirements of the European Union

    There is a FAQ also:

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ);
    WHY DO WE USE WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER INTERNATONAL INSTEAD OF BANK STATEMENTS, DRAFTS OR
    CHEQUES?
    Before now, the Turkish Immigration accepted Bank statements, Drafts and Cheques as methods of submission of
    security deposits. Unfortunately, a lot of Visa applicants from Asia, Africa and some parts of Europe abused the method.
    These Applicants submitted copies of falsified documents, bank statements and dud cheques.
    Over the years, we have been saddled with the challenges of identifying these fraudulent Visa applicants and in a swift bid
    to curb their operations; we are in alliance with the Metropolitan police and Interpol. These dramatic situations prompted
    the Turkish Immigration to revise the standard of operations hence, the annulment of the acceptance of Bank
    Statements, Drafts or Cheques and adoption of the WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER as the ONLY method of
    submission of security deposits for all International Visa applicants.
    WHY CAN’T EMPLOYERS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SECURITY DEPOSIT?
    Your Visa fees, Residence/ Work Permit fees and Flight ticket are shouldered by your Employer. As much as
    Employees are mandated to submit the security deposit of $3,000USD to show proofs of sufficient funds for their Basic
    Travel Allowance (BTA), Employers are as well mandated to submit a security deposit of $6,000USD to show that they have
    sufficient funds to sponsor your stay in Turkey.
    Therefore, it is a criminal offence and violation of Turkish Immigration Acts of 2014 should any Employer be responsible
    for security deposit required by the Employee. Any Employer who flaunts this law in any way will be penalized.
    IS THIS SECURITY DEPOSIT REFUNDABLE OR JUST A ONE TIME PAYMENT?
    The Security deposit of $3,000USD is not a payment, it is only a deposit required for verification and subject to retrieval
    upon arrival to Turkey.

    Is this a FAKE or True.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      We do not have any detailed informations about this application, however, deposit is not required in order to obtain work permit and it is highly possible that this offer is a scam. We highly recommend you to be careful and not to pay anyone in advance until you make sure that the job offer is real.

      Kind Regards,

  100. Merhaba,

    Can you please advise how long it would take to obtain a short term resident visa in Instanbul, I am due to travel to Turkey on a 90 day business visa

    I thank you for your time
    Kind regards

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Residence permit application procedures in Istanbul last between 1,5 and 3 months, depending on available appointment dates. After the application is started, you can stay in Turkey legally until receiving result of application even if your visa expires.

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  101. hi i have a visit visa and i want to extend in work promit please guide me about price and how much time required and how can i apply psychically i have 7 days visit visa please reply me fast

    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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  102. Hello please can you give me some advice, me and my Turkish partner are opening a business. He will be the director I will be a share holder, I understand if I don’t work I will not need work visa, but if I decide to work within the company how do I apply for this type of work visa
    Thankyou in advance

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      In order to apply for work permit as a foreigner, company’s paid capital must be 100.000 TL or more and there must be at least 5 Turkish citizens employed per each foreigner in the company including you (for 2 foreigners there must be 10 Turkish citizens etc.). If your company meets this criteria and you decide to apply for work permit, you can contact us and we will be glad to guide you and assist you throughout the procedures.

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  103. Could you please give advise, or describe procedure how I can get work permit. I’m EU citizen, I have family ikamet for 3 years (marriage with Turkish citizen). May I apply myself and then find job? Planning looking job in turism sector. Thank you advance, have a nice day

    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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  104. Hello,
    Can you kindly advise me of my next steps after obtaining the work permit? This is my second year in Turkey, I had a short term residence permit for a year and yesterday I received my work permit after a long application process through the employer. What should I do next? Register my address with notary and population directorate? What about insurance? Anything else? My employer has done it for the first time and has no idea about the following procedure.

    Thank you.

    Kind regards,
    R.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You should register your addres in local Population Registry Office if it is not registered yet and employer must register you in Social Security (SGK).

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  105. Hello,
    Greetings,
    Guide me please how can i get a work permit for Turkey, because i applied online in many companies but didn’t any answer. could you please send/suggest me any authentic website where i can search the job for marketing/sales.
    waiting for your kind answer.
    Best Regards,

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can search for a job on websites like kariyer.net or come to Turkey on touristic visa to search for a job in person and attend job interviews. 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.

      Kind Regards,

  106. Hi i am zulqarnain some one name Scot Leslie HR Manager he contacted me for piping supervisor job. I send my CV. And he said i will paste his reply what he said

    Zulqarnain: how many days for process because you said me you need ASAP ?

    Scot Leslie: Total of one 3 weeks because of visa procesing.

    Zulqarnain: is there any money involve from my side because now a days fake recruiters are in the market so I want to asked that any money I have to submit for visa processing

    Scot Leslie: Look, all our recruitment processing is legitimate. We do not charge any fee for visa processing.

    Zulqarnain: ok sorry for asking because its my first time for online processing.

    Scot Leslie: Company will require you to provide the below document before visa and resident permit processing
    *No objection certificate.(NOC)
    * Employment Authorization certificate with Turkish stamp from ministry of Labour.
    * Employment approval letter from any Turkish law firm.

    Zulqarnain: i am living here in UK. How can i provide you these documents. As per my experience i no need NOC. I am legal to work in Uk or outside the UK.

    Scot Lislie: Okay good. You can look up online for law firms here in Turkey or i can provide you with one when necessary.

    Zulqarnain: I don’t UNDERSTAND why your company need from my side?

    Scot Lisie: Your recruitment to the company will be based on replacement and those documents are needed to facilitate your enrollment.

    (((Please any one tell me what Scot Lislie said its legal or not i check his email online the company as per his email is look line that see the link this is his email adress hr_manager@samsungtk.com and as per his email this is the website https://samsungtk.com/team

    Please can anyone guide me its fake or not.

    Regard
    Zulqarnain

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      We do not have any informations about this job offer but the website does not seem authentic and neither the list of required documents is real. Please, be careful and do not share personal informations or make any payment until you make sure that it is a real offer.

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  107. Assalam u alaikum….
    Sir i want a turkish work visa
    I am working air conditioner .
    And i need any food compny visa. choclate compny visa.or air conditioner visa….

    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.

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  108. I am manager in a Turkish company which is invested by a Chinese company. This Chinese company has a branch in Russia too. I think its Turkish branch is subject to “Direct Foreign Investment”. There is only one Turkish employee in this Turkish company. Can I get work visa according to ” Regulation on the Employment of personal of Foreign Nationality In Direct Foreign Investment”? How much is your service fee if the work permit can be applied in my case? and how long time can I get the work permit?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      There must be 5 Turkish employee in a branch of the company to obtain a work permit for 1 foreigner.

      Kind Regards,

  109. Hello, and thank you in advance forvyour advice.

    My employer is in the process of making an application for work permit/work visa in the UK. Whilst that application is being processed, Is it possible to enter Turkey on an e-visa, touristic purposes for 2 months to visit my family, then return to the uk and enter on my work visa when I am due to start my job?

    best regards

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Technically it is possible as you have 90 days to enter Turkey after your work permit application would be approved. However, we would not recommend this solution. If it is possible, it is better to wait for your work visa to be ready.

      Best Regards,

    2. Thank you for your reply to my question, i have a further question…

      If the intial application is made and submitted for my work permit in the UK, then I come to Turkey on an evisa, and then return to the Uk to attend my interview in London for the work permit, is that ok. So basically visiting turkey on an evisa before my work permit interview and before a decision is made. Is that all above board?

      thanks again

  110. Hi,
    first of all, i would like to thank you.
    i wanted to ask about the time for the process of the resident permit and if possible to apply for the work permit while having the resident permit in process .
    best regards

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Timeframe for obtaining residence permit depends on the city and available appointment dates. Application procedures in total should not take longer than 3 months. Work permit application can only be submitted within Turkey if a foreigner has residence permit, which is valid in total for at least 6 months. That is why your employer can start application procedures after you would receive your residence permit card.

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  111. Merhaba,

    Please I would like to know if I can apply for residence permit extension (tourism short period) and work permit at the same time. or the extension of my residence permit will not have any sense after applying for the work permit. and if my work permit was cancelled later how much days should I stay in Turkey. My residence permit will be expired in 40days, do you think that I have enough time to let the company apply for work permit.

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Your employer can apply for work permit as long as your current residence permit is valid. If residence permit expires after the work permit application is already started, you can stay in Turkey legally until result of work permit application process and there is no need to apply for new residence permit. If you stay in Turkey on basis of work permit for at least 6 months and it would be cancelled, you can apply for residence permit within 10 days after cancellation. If the document would be cancelled before 6 months passes, you must leave Turkey within 10 days.

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  112. hello

    if i get a work permit to work as a dishwasher at a small place or something like this ( cashier, cleaning .. ) , do i need to apply for an other work permit if i change the job ?

    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. Your work permit would be indicated for one work place and if you would like to change job, your employers must make work permit transfer on your behalf.

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  113. hi

    i want to know the website where my future employer can tracks the progress of my application procedure please.

    kinds regards

  114. Dear sir/madam,

    I’m a Dutch guy moving to Turkey somewhere next year. I’m trying to figure out if I need a work permit or not as my case is quite undocumented.
    The great company I work for at the moment, based only in The Netherlands, is allowing me to continue my job as software developer remotely from abroad.
    So I would be living in Turkey & employed 100% in The Netherlands for a dutch company and market. I did some extensive search but really can’t find whether or not in this case I would need a work permit in Turkey for it.

    1) is a work permit needed?
    2) If so, how would my Dutch company be able to sponsor me in Turkey? Or what would the procedure look like?

    Thanks in advance!

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You only need work permit if you are going to be employed by Turkish company or the company with branch in Turkey. If the company is located abroad, you are going to work remotely and receive salary overseas, you do not have to obtain work permit.

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  115. I’ve been working in Turkey for the past seven years. This year there was an issue with my renewal and i needed extra documents. However, ny permit expired in September. It is now November. I’ve gotten everything in and it’s being processed. I need to leave the country as i had some prior arrangements. Is it possible? Will I get fined?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You are not supposed to leave Turkey until you receive your work permit. Otherwise you will get fined for overstaying in Turkey and will face difficulties to enter the country again.

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    2. Hello,

      I have been living and working in Turkey for more than 25 years now. I am married to a Turkish national for more than 20 years and have a a “permanent work permit”. I recently retired (58 years old) in Turkey but still work in my own company of which I am a 70% shareholder. I am planning to sell my shares in the company and I am not planning to start another job. What will happen to my working permit ??

      Thanks in advance for the reply.

      eric goossens

      PS. The main reason for asking is that I have a “nearly vintage” car (blue plate) which I would like to restore but if I loose my working permit I will also loose the car.

      1. Hello,
        Thank you for your comment.

        Your work permit is valid as long as you would not cancel the document. Although, even if your work permit would be cancelled, you can keep your car.

        Kind Regards,

  116. Hello,

    I have a work offer from non-government university. I sent all the documents to the HR at the end of last July. I have contacted them on the start of October they said that my documents still ongoing with the Ministry of Higher education. can you please tell me what is the next step? What I am waiting for actually? I will get the work permit from the Ministry or what? And when I expect to get it? the documents completed almost 3 months now.

    Thank you

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Ministry of Higher Education must approve your documents first in order to proceed with application in Ministry of Labour. Getting approval of Ministry of Higher Education is the longest step in this procedure but usually it does not take longer than 3 months. You should keep in touch with your employer to get updated by them if there will be any progress with your application.

      Kind regards,

  117. Dear sir
    I want to know that a company in turkey gave work visa how much valid time I mean one year valid visa or two year valid visa and if a person said that he provid Turkish work visa from Turkish cargo company in istanbul that how I know he speak truth.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      First work permit is given for 1 year. Extension can be done fitstly for 2 years and later for 3 years. You should sign a contract with the company that offers you job in Turkey and later inform you about documents required from you in order to apply for work permit and progress on every step of application.

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  118. Hi, you guys are really doing a good job. please can foreigners in turkey work in a private pharmacy/hospital as a pharmacist assistant.thank you

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, pharmacy is one of the occupations forbidden to be done by foreigners in Turkey. You can only be employed in this field if you acquire Turkish citizenship.

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  119. Dear sir
    I have work permit which i foreigner id no is 99071990082 and its expires date is 31 December 2018 please tell me how can I know that my permit have not been canceled. I can not connect with company.

    1. You can check validity of your permit on izinsorgula.csgb.gov.tr by entering your foreigner ID number and number of your work permit.

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  120. Sir I have a work permit of Turkey which expiry date is 31 December 2018 now I am in Pakistan I want to know that is it possible I go turkey?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If your work permit is still valid and it has not been cancelled, you can enter Turkey basing on this document.

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  121. Hi there! I work at a university in Turkey. I have already decided to stay in Turkey and continue at my school for the 2019-2020 academic year. Currently, my work permit has 6 months validity left. Do you know whether my employer can apply to renew my work permit this early or do we need to wait until closer to the expiry date to lodge the application? Thank you for your time!

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Employer can not apply for extension earlier than 2 months before the expiration date of your current work permit.

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  122. Hello,
    What documents do i need to apply for a work permit from inside Turkey? Or what documents does my employer need to provide me with?
    Thanks in advance.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      To apply within Turkey you need to have residence permit with total validity of at least 6 months. Your employer does not need to provide you with any documents as the application can be made only by employer, you can not apply for your work permit. Documents, which you need to provide your employer with can differ according to your job position. If your employer needs help regarding application procedures, they can contact us and our team will be glad to assist them throughout the whole application process.

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  123. First, thank you so much for your help.
    Can Aiesec or my current employer cancel my short term residency permit if i quit?
    What happens if my new employer can’t ask for a work permit for me knowing that my residency is still valid for 9 months?
    Again, thank you so much, this is very helpful for so many people in the same situation as me. Thanks

    1. Hello,

      Neither Aiesec nor your employer can cancel your residence permit but if immigration office would be reported about the fact that your internship is not continued, your permit can be cancelled by authorities. It is not legal for you to work in Turkey without a valid work permit if you are not enrolled into an internhip program. Employing foreigners basing only on residence permit is illegal.

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  124. Hello, i’m in Turkey through an Aiesec internship and i got offered a better opportunity in another company. I already have my residence permit and it’s with my current company through Aiesec. If i quit my current job, will my residence permit be cancelled? How can i proceed in this situation ? I’m really lost and any help is very much appreciated, thank you in advance!

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      If you change your employer under the Aiesec program, your residence permit will still be valid. Although if you are going to be employed in Turkey with no involvment of internship programs, your future employer must apply for your work permit. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are holders of residence permit valid for less than 6 months, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

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  125. hello , i have a work permit that expires 15 November, I applied for transfer last month (my ex employer and new one ) applied, my question is if for some reason my new application get refused, what should I do ? and how long it normally takes to get a feedback from the ministry? if my work permit expires before I got excepted for the new one will that be a problem ?

    1. Hello,

      If your work permit application would not be accepted, you can apply for residence permit in case if you were working in current workplace for at least 6 months. Otherwise you must leave Turkey within 10 days. Officially work permit applications are being evaluated within 30 working days. As long as your application is submitted to the Ministry, you can stay in Turkey legally even after your current work permit expires.

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  126. Hi,
    I applied 9 weeks ago for a work permit through the Turkish consulate in London. I am a French national.
    For some reasons my employer and I do not know why it is getting so long to be approved.
    Do you know if it is normal for a work visa to take so long? Can the political situation in turkey at the moment be a reason for that?
    I am a bit stuck and don’t know what to do anymore.

    Let me know if you have any advices

    Regards
    Ludwig

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      We do not know any details of your application so it is not possible to give you specific reason. Work permit applications usually do not take more than 30 working days but sometimes can lasts longer up to some circumstances. Recently we did not notice any delays in work permit application procedures. Your employer should contact Ministry of Labour to receive detailed informations.

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      1. Hello,
        I am practically in the same situation, I applied for a work visa in the Turkish consulate in my country 6 weeks ago I didn’t get it yet. The agent of the consulate told me that they sent my documents to the Turkish Foreign Ministry. I contacted the latter ministry to get information but without response.
        I would like please to know how can get information about the process of my application.
        Another question please, if my application is rejected, will the consulate be informed?
        Thank you for your cooperation.
        Best regards

        1. Hello,

          Consulate will be informed about result of application whether it would be accepted or rejected. Your employer should provide you with informations about progress in your application as they can track it online any time.

          Kind Regards,

  127. I have a 3 month visa to turkey and 30days stay.I have stayed more than 30 days.I have 30days left in my visa and I have not applied for a residence permit yet.now I got a job here.is it still possible for me to get a residence permit/work permit?.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can not apply for residence permit if you already overstayed the maximum period of stay on your visa. You need to go back to your home country and pay the fine for overstaying in Turkey. Then your employer can apply for a work permit via Turkish Consulate. Work permit can be issued within 30 working days. After that time you will receive work visa to come back to Turkey and stay here legally basing on your work permit.

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  128. Hello,
    I’ve got an acceptation to work in a governmental university as Assistant professor. The ministry of higher education approved my documents and the university sent me a document containing the amount to be paid to get my work permit from this ministry at the Turkish consular in my country. At the consular, they asked me to file a visa application, which I did. Then they gave me a reference number and told me to ask the university in which I will work to contact the ministry of Work in a delay of 10 days for the work permit. The personal of the university explained me that starting from 2016, it is the ministry of higher education that issues work permits for teachers. I explained that to the agent in the consular but he told me that my documents have been sent to the ministry of foreign affairs. I would know please what is the procedure to be followed now to get my visa?
    Thanks in advance.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You should send the reference number to your future employer, who will need it to finish application procedures. Work permit application procedures are made via Ministry of Labour and after your employer completes the application and receives information that it was accpeted, you will receive your visa from the local Turkish Consulate, where you filled visa form before.

      Kind Regards,

      1. Hello,
        Thanks a lot for your rapid answer.
        I sent this reference number to my future employer as it was asked in the Turkish Consulate. My employer did not contact the Ministry of Labour and informed me that starting from 2016 (see decree 46130956-010-E.19805) it is the Ministry of Higher Education who issues the work permits for TEACHERS and not that of Labour. The Ministry of Higher Education accepted to issue me this work permit and sent me a document to ask me to pay its fee (equivalent of 100 dollars) at the consulate. Now my documents are in the Ministry of Foreign. I don’t know if my employer should contact them because they didn’t contacted the Labour Ministry, for the reasons explained above, or it is the Ministry of Foreign who should contact the Ministry of Higher Education?
        We are all confused!

        Thanks again.
        Best regards

        1. Ministry of Higher Education must approve your documents to confirm that you can work in Turkey as a teacher but Ministry of Labor is the institution responsible for granting work permit. If your employer needs help with work permit application, they can contact us and our company would be glad to provide them assistance during the application procedures.

          Kind regards,

  129. Hi .
    I am from Pakistan came in turkey on evisa .I applied for residence permit and my application is in process .but it’s been more than 10 days of my appointment I didn’t get any response yet.please do favour for me to track my application .
    Another thing as you said they ask for sustainability of funds but they didn’t ask me for that on the appointment day even I was keeping my statement with me that day.does it has any bad affect on my application.
    And in future if I want to change my residence permit to work permit can i ?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You will receive a message with result of the application to the phone number or email within 30 days after the appointment. Now it is still too early to be concerned. Final decision on the documents which have influence on your application is taken by the officers at the appointment. İf you will be granted residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months, your future employer can apply for your work permit after you find a job in Turkey.

      Kind Regards,

      1. Hello,

        I got offer letter to work in a non governmental university as Assistant professor. The university told me that they sent my documents to the ministry of higher education to approve it. Can you please advise me how long this procedures will take? I have submitted my documents at the end of July..

        Thanks for your reply

        1. Hello,
          Thank you for your comment.

          This procedure can last around 2-3 months, you should be patient as this is a standart procedure while applying for a job at University.

          Kind Regards,

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  130. Merhabalar,

    I have work permit till february 2019 but I want to leave this job. I have work visa stick in passport without company name and than I have a card with work visa with company name mentioned on it. If I decide to leave my job can I stay in Turkey on this work visa stick in my passport? Or it will be canceled in my passport? Or can I apply for 1 year ikamet known as a toursit visa?

    Cevabınız için şimdiden teşekkür ederiz.

    İyi çalışmalar

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      İf you were working in your current workplace for at least 6 months, you can apply for residence permit within 10 days after cancellation of your work permit. Otherwise you will need to leave Turkey within 10 days and can come back with a new visa.
      Note: İf you apply for residence permit, there is no guarantee that it would be granted.

      Kind Regards,

      1. Hello,

        Thank you. How I can please apply for residence permit? Is it enough to go to foreign police and apply in person? What I have to prove for getting residence permit?

        Thank you very much for your answer.

        Best regards.

        1. The only way to apply for residence permit is application online via İmmigration Office’s system. You will need to have apostilled non criminal record from your country, proof of having enough financial resources to stay in Turkey and health insurance covering requested period of stay. For details you can contact us to take appointment in one of our offices, where our experts will provide you with necessary guidance regarding application procedures. Our consultancy fee is 100 TL.

          Best Regards,

  131. Assalam o Alaikum
    I havr some queries regarding working in Turkey. I am a Dentist, studied and graduated from Pakistan as well as currently residing in Pakistan as well. I have 3 years work experience. My family is moving to turkey because my husband has gotten a job there.
    I want to know the procedure of what I can do to work and/or study in Turkey.
    What procedures are to be taken to get the permit to work in Turkey as a Dentist?
    Please Help. Thank You

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, dentistry is one of occupations forbidden for foreigners in Turkey. İf you enroll into university in Turkey, you can obtain student residence permit or if you find a job in another field, you employer can apply for your work permit but you are not allowed to work in Turkey as a dentist.

      Kind Regards,

  132. Hello,
    I would like to know if i work in turkey then i decide to join a graduate program, should i change the work permit to a study permit?

    Regards

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      İf you will continue to work, you can be holder of both- work permit and student residence permit so you would be able to benefit from opportunities for students and also continue working legally with your work permit.

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  133. Dear Sir
    I am asking you that I got the offer letter from a new company in turkey they said you come on visit visa then I will provide you a work permit …

    As you say that they will arrange residence permit after then they will arrange work permit for 2 years.

    I want to be sure is it possible in Turkey.

    Accommodation will be given by company…

    1. Hello,

      First work permit is given for 1 year, not 2. This offer does not seem real, you should be careful and check if the company existis before you make any agreement.

      Kind Regards,

  134. Hello,

    I got offer letter to work in a non governmental university as Assistant professor. The university told me that they sent my documents to the ministry of higher education to approve it. Can you please advise me how long this procedures will take? I have submitted my documents at the end of July..

    Thanks for your reply

  135. Dear Sir
    I am asking you that I got the offer letter from a new company in turkey they said you come on visit visa then I will provide you a work permit …

    As you say that they will arrange residence permit after then they will arrange work permit for 2 years.

    I want to be sure is it possible in Turkey.

    Accommodation will be given by company…

  136. Dear Sir
    I got the job in Turkey. They have send me the offer letter but they are saying you come on visit then the employer will convert it into the work permit visa easily. I am in Turkey now .. can it is possible now?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      The employer can apply for your work permit within Turkey only if you have residence permit with total validity of at least 6 months. Otherwise application can be submitted via Turkish embassy or consulate in your homecountry while you would be there. Application can not be based on visa only.

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  137. Hello..

    I have received a job offer from a private university in Turkey. They asked me to send a translated copies of all of my certificates to the Turkish language in order to get the work permit. I have posted all documents and received by the university at 31/7/2018. I would like to ask when I expect to get the work permit? (usually how many months they need to issue it?). Regarding the visa, do I need to apply for it personally from the embassy in my hometown or the university will send it?

    Thanks in advance

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Officially application process takes up to 30 working days. Because of holidays this month, procedures can last around one week longer than usually. After your application would be approved, you will receive your work visa at the embassy/consulate through which you applied.

      Kind Regards,

    2. Hi Lila Moon

      did you finally get your work permit? i posted my documents few days before you since now, no any answer.

      thanks in advance

  138. Hi

    I finally get my reference number and I suggest my employer to contact you. I think tomorrow he will call you.I would like to know if there are any prerequisites to start the procedure … at least on my side

  139. hi

    regarding of the payment of the working permit if you got hired from the employer is it right that the employee will shoulder all the payment?

    1. Regarding work permit applications from abroad, foreigner pays the governmental fee at the consulate or embassy, there is no need to send money to the employer as a repayment of application costs.

  140. Greetings,

    i just recieved a ofer letter from guzel hotel istanbul and this is what i read(NON-TURKEY RESIDENTS: It is 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 JOAN CLAY
    TRAVELS, in this regard.) i just want to know if this is the proper one or scam?

    1. Hello,

      We do not know any details of this offer so we can not tell you for sure if it is real or not. But as the agency’s website does not look authentic and lately a lot of foreigners received very similar offers, which appeared to be a scam, we strongly recommend you to be careful and not to pay until you make sure the offer is real.

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  141. Hello,
    Currently I am a master’s student in Turkey and I was hired by a school as a language teacher. I was told to apply from my country. Since I was coming for holidays, I followed the school’s guidance. The problem is that my return flight is already booked and there is no news about my visa yet. Most probably I’ll get an answer while I’m already in Turkey. In this case, is there something I can do to get this working permit? I can re-enter the country since my student visa hasn’t expired yet (but it will be soon). Thanks a lot.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      We do not know exactly on what stage your application is so we can not tell you for sure what you can do now. İf you have valid student residence permit in Turkey and your application was approved by the Ministry of Labour, you can enter Turkey and you do not need to wait for work visa. Otherwise you should contact consulate to try to receive your visa according to the booked flight.

      Kind Regards,

  142. hello,
    please i need an information. my employer told me that my work permit has been cancelled but when i check on the system i see that my work permit is valid. i am very confused at the moment. please what exactly could be the problem? how can an employee know or find out when his or her work permit is cancelled?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Cancellation procedures can last few days, moreover, because of holidays last week institutions like Ministry of Labour were not working, what could extend the procedures even more. İf there would be no progress next days, you should contact Ministry of Labour to check the status of your work permit.

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  143. Hi.

    Can medical doctors work in goverment hospitals in Turkey?
    If no, why?
    If yes, what documents are required?

    Thank You in advance for reply.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      For foreigners it is easier to be employed by private hospitals. Foreign doctors who graduated from universities in Turkey have priority to apply for job in a government hospitals. Other foreigners can apply if they pass exams like equivalency exam and Turkish language exam with a good grade.

      Kind Regards,

  144. Dear Expat Guide Turkey,

    My thanks in advance your your help & assistance.

    I’ve been offered a position with a public university. To secure a work permit, the university will submit various documents to the Council of Higher Education on my behalf. The process might take a month or two, apparently.

    My question: The entire process will be done in Turkey. The director insists a simple print-out of the scanned work permit (and NOT a work visa) will allow me to enter Turkey. Is this accurate? Everything I’ve read online mentions getting a proper work visa at a consulate or embassy; there’s no information about a scanned work permit acting as an entry visa.

    Once again, your help is much appreciated. (I’m a Canadian citizen, if that matters – although I doubt it does).

    All the best.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You should obtain work visa to enter Turkey. After you receive the reference number from consulate or embassy and your application would be approved, obtaining visa from the same institusion is just a formality. Period of time between approval of application and receiving work visa depends on the embassy/consulate, you should ask there exactly how much time it would take to have your visa ready.

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  145. Hello,

    I got an offer and to work in Oyak Renault Otomobil Fabrikalari A.S
    The employer promised to provide me visa and work permit, but they require me Basic Travel Allowance Deposit Receipt (Security Deposit) 2000$. Apart from sponsorship from Turkish Based Employers, employees coming to live and work in the Turkey for at least 12
    months are mandated to show availability of $2,000USD, which is the stipulated financial requirement/applicant travel
    allowance that must be in possession of the applicant/employee into Turkey.Turkish Expatriate Financial Statutory
    Law (TEFSL).
    Turkish Immigration would ensure via this means that only eligible applicants who are financially capable are allowed
    entry into Turkey and must be competent to show availability of funds in cases of Emergency and for full financial security
    of the applicant/worker before receipt of first month salary and benefits from Employers.
    Please for information whether this is normal or I’m afraid it’s some kind of a scam ?

    Thank you in advance.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, we do not have any informations about this job offer so we can not certainly say if it is real or not.

      Kind Regards,

      1. I am interested only in whether it is usual to require such a deposit under Turkish Expatriate Financial Statutory
        Law (TEFSL) as a condition for obtaining a visa and work permit ?

  146. The embassy called my employer, ask him why he wants to hire me… That’s all. At the end of this short conversation they told him that they will contact him to also give him a reference number… Since 2 weeks nothing. Anyway I will give your number to my employer after they give reference number. How many time for ministry to give their decision?

    Regards

  147. I already had my appointment at the embassy, I gave all the documents they asked me but they just told me that they will call me to give me the reference number… I am confused. I also want to know if to be translator in Turkey it’s forbidden for foreigners

    Best regards

    1. You should receive it in a short period of time if all of the procedures were done correctly by the employer. Unfortunately, we can not tell you the exact time as we do not know the details of application. Translator is not on the list of jobs forbidden for foreigners in Turkey.

      Kind Regards,

  148. Hi dear,
    I was graduated from Okan Unşv in istanbul in january. So Now I got a job and they applied for me a working permit. My question is that: Can I use my working permit to travel. I mean Using it at airport and come back with it . ?

  149. hi, please i want to find out, how can i know that my work permit is valid and when it is cancelled, how can i know on the system?

  150. Dear Mr. and Ms.,

    I m a pediatrician in the training in the specialty of pediatric cardiology in one of the university hospitals in Germany.
    Actually I m a specialist in the general pediatric since 2004 and by the end of February 2019 I will finish my sub-specialization in the pediatric cardiology.
    I heard from some friends about the medical system in Turkey and I would like to know it nearly. But I do not know how to apply for a work permission in Turkey and if it is in general possible for foreign doctors to get vacation in Turkey.

    I would like ask you here to help me find the right way to get information about job opportunities for foreign doctors in Turkey.

    Thank you in advance
    Sincerely

    1. Dear Mohammad,

      There is no restrictions regarding foreigners working as doctors in Turkey, expect of dentistry, which is forbidden for foreigners. You are allowed to work as a pediatrician if you find job in Turkey and your future employer applies for your work permit. You can not apply for work permit by yourself or without finding a job in Turkey. Unfortunately, we can not help you to find job. You can search for one or internet on the websites like kariyer.net and your future employer can apply for work permit before your arrival to Turkey. Otherwise, you can come to Turkey and search for a job while already here and if you obtain residence permit valid for at least 6 months, your work permit application can be submitted within Turkey. After you find a job, our company would be glad to assist your employer to process work permit application.

      Kind Regards,

  151. hello im from morocco and im very much pleased with this website, i would like to ask a question.
    i’ve recently applied for a new work permit after iv changed my work place but havent received it yet … can i go to morocco for the holidays between 17 and 25 august knowing that my ex company will cancel my current work permit this week. thanks lot

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You are not supposed to leave Turkey before you receive your new work permit, otherwise after cancellation of your current permit, you will not have document which entitles you to enter the country again.

      Kind regards

  152. To whom it may concern
    I am a graduate from Tehran univercity as a pharmacy doctor, and I have 10 years work experience, I appreciate if you help to understand how i can get a job in Turkey. I am fluent in Turkish.
    Regards

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Pharmacy is one of the fields which is forbidden for foreigners in Turkey. İf you find job in another field, your employer must apply for your work permit in order to work in Turkey. Unfortunately, we are not job agency and we can not help you to find job. You can search for one or internet and your future employer can apply for work permit before your arrival to Turkey. Otherwise, you can come to Turkey and search for a job while already here and if you obtain residence permit valid for at least 6 months, your work permit application can be submitted within Turkey.

      Kind Regards

  153. Hello,
    Im a moroccan citizen and i hold residence permit. I found one job in Turkey and the turkish company applied for working permit 1st of June 2018 today the ministry answered us stating that the salary written on the contract is not the suitable one. What can we do ? From where can we get a right feedback about the minimum salary that should be written and how shall we change it ?
    Awaiting your feedback,
    Best regards,

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As long as your residence permit is still valid, your employer can re-apply for your work permit. For more informations about the procedures and salaries you can contact us to arrange an appointment in one of our offices in Ankara or İstanbul. Our consultancy fee is 100 TL.

      Kind Regards,

  154. Dear Sir or Madam
    I would be grateful if you could advise me how can a foreigner dentist get work permit in Turkey?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, getting a work permit by foreign detist is not possible as dentistry is one of the occupations forbidden for foreigners in Turkey.

      Kind regards,

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  155. Hello,

    I have read your website and I think it has some pretty helpful content here and I am also impressed that everyone here gets a response so I am hoping I will also get some help…

    I am an expat in Turkey, arrived in 2017 and have worked in the same company since my arrival. The company applied for a work permit for me which shows that it was issued in May 2018. Now I found a new job but my current company does not wish to transfer my work permit.

    What should I do in this case?

    Thanks a lot in advance for your help …

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      İf you were working without work permit before and officially you worked in the company for only 2 months, transfer is not possible. Also, if your employer cancels your work permit now, you can stay in Turkey and apply for another job if your residence permit is still valid. İf not, you need to go abroad and your new employer can apply for work permit via Turkish Consulate in your country.

      Best Regards,

  156. Sir kindly tell me the chepast fee University for master besuces I have not too money so kindly guide me in this regard.

    1. Hello,

      Unfortunately, we do not have informations regarding this topic. You shout directly check on the universities and fields that you are interested in.

      Kind Regards,

  157. Dear sir…
    I am a professional pyrotechnics and i want to open a office in Istanbul..i have a manufacturing company who has agree to be my supplier as far as i can open an office in standbul.now i want to know sir.how do i go about it.after i came into turkey with tourist visa..what permit do i need first to open an office and the cost of the permit and opening just a small office for consultations.after that what will the company that will be my supplier can do for me in getting permanent permit to operate and work and stay legally in turkey.thanks

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As a foreigner, you need to fulfill certain requirements to do business activities in Turkey. You can open an office with paid capital starting from 10.000TL but to operate there as a foreigner, you must have work permit. To obtain work permit for foreigner, paid capital of the company must be at least 100.000 TL and there must be 5 Turkish citizen employed per each foreigner in the company. You can visit our office for more details and benefit from our services regarding opening your office in İstanbul.

      Best Regards,

  158. Please refer to the subject; kindly note that I am interested for work permit in Turkey. You are kindly requested to hare details and difference b/w both yellow highlighted work permit types.

    1. How can I get work permit in turkey?

    2. What type of services will be offered by you in work permit procedure as the same is applied by the employer?

    3. I don’t have any job offer from Turkey; how can I make it happened? Would you help me in finding an appropriate job for me? My resume is attached herewith for your kind review.

    4. Can I get work permit after arriving in turkey on visit/touristic Visa?

    5. Can you help me out to get work/visit Visas?

    1. Hello,

      Unfortunately, we do not have informations about job offers in Turkey. You can find one via websites or arrive to Turkey on touristic visa to search for a job here and attend job interviews. 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. Work permit application can not be proceeded basing on visit or touristic visa. You can obtain a work visa after your work permit application would be accepted by the Ministry of Labour. Only an employer can apply for work permit in Turkey, you can not submit the application by yourself. Our company can assist your employer throughout the application process so the documents will be complete and we will track all of the the procedures to avoid any difficulties.

      Kind Regards,

  159. Hello,
    My work permit with my current employer is expiring August 31. I am unexpectedly looking for a new job. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to find a new job before the end of August. Will I be able to leave Turkey for a short time and come back on a tourist visa and continue to look for work? Do I need to be outside the country for a certain amount of time before I can return? I don’t want to be outside the country too long as I have an apartment that I am paying for and all my belongings here. Thanks for your help!

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can come back directly when you receive a visa and obtain new work permit via Turkish consulate in your country whenever you find new job, otherwise you will need to apply for residence permit before you can apply for work permit within Turkey.

      Kind Regards

  160. Hello
    I have the following situation. I have a contract with a termination date on October, 20th 2018. Today, Thursday; July 5th the school and I had a talk about renewing my contract. We could not get to an agreement concerning a raise in my salary.
    I said I will honor the contract and respect its terms meaning I will continue working for them until October the 20th but want to give them notice than I will not renew the contract. They said that since I will not renew the contract and they need to hire another teacher then they will be terminate the contract at the end of this current month (July) and that will be the last salary I will receive: my July’s salary.
    My question is: Can they do that? Can they terminate the contract before the official termination date? If they do that; don’t they have to still pay me the months left? Since I am no resigning. I am just not renewing the contract for a second year. My other question is if they decide to fire me to terminate the contract now. Do they still have the legal obligation to pay me the salaries left? And should I give a written document now informing them that I do have the will to fulfill the contract but I will not renew it (I mean do I have to legally give notice that I am not renewing the contract?

    Thank you for any information you might have about this

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As the issues you mentioned are mostly dependent on your contract, you should contact a lawyer who could provide you with solutions for your case basing on what is written in your job contract.

      Kind Regards,

  161. Hello,

    I have a work permit, and would like to apply for a new job and transfer my permit, and my current employer doesn’t mind that.
    The question is, if the new permit application is rejected for example, will I be able to apply for a different job or I will have to wait for one year before applying again?

    Thanks.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      İf you were working in Turkey for at least one year, you can apply again and your employer can obtain work permit for you via Turkish consulate in your country. But if both of your employers agree for the transfer and there is no basis for rejection you should not worry about it.

      Best Regards,

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  162. Hello,
    I would like to ask u about the working permit process from turkey.
    Im moroccan citizen i hold a residence permit with 11 months duration and i found a job in Turkey. The company where i will work applied for the working permit 1st of June online. I was wondering how can we check the application process ? Is there anything were we can check ?
    Regards.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Yes, your employer can check the status of application online on the Ministry of Labour website but this option works only in the Turkish version.

      Best Regards,

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    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      The most important thing is that both, your current employer and your future employer, must agree to apply to the Ministry for the transfer of work permit. Your employer can contact us, our company provides services regarding transfer of work permit so we can assist them throughout the whole procedure.

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  163. Dear Sir
    I am with my family in Antalya. I have residence permit. I want to know the cost of work permit and if I get work permit , how much I had to pay for insurance monthly or my employer will be pay it.
    Also you can find job together with work permit?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      To obtain work permit you first need to find a job. Only your employer can apply for your work permit, you can not submit the application by yourself. Monthly cost of insurance depends on the salary amount and it is covered by the employer.

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  164. Salam,
    I am a Bangladeshi who living in Turkey right Now, I came with a tourist visa (3 Month with one month Maximum stay) but my tour was about to marry what embassy known, and i get married already with a Turkish Lady who is Engineer, By the way before marriage i applied a Short-Term Residency and they also gave me, after marriage i planned to transfer to family residence what is about 3 years maximum. i already spoke with the officer and she said its not a matter she will do if i just make an appointment.

    what i want to know that am i allowed to work with the Family Residence ? if not then what is the things i need to do? and am i able to go to my country and come back with the family residence without visa? as i do not have visa on my passport but i have time on my Short-Term Residency card. and after getting Family Residency ill have 3 years time.

    Advance Thanks for your Reply youll give me.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You are not allowed to work in Turkey with any type of residence permit, your employer has to apply for work permit. You do not need visa to go abroad and re-enter Turkey as long as your residence permit is valid, either it is touristic or family one.

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  165. My husband and I have been in Turkey for a few years on a tourist residency permit. We both work online, providing Linguistic services including translation and Business English Consultancy. With the recent government changes to the duration and number of renewal of tourist residency permit, we are considering our available options in order to stay in Istanbul. Would opening and registering a small company in Turkey allow us to apply for residency as investors or business owners? Could we be eligible to apply for the independent work permit described above?

    Best regards,

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can open a company in Turkey but in order to obtain work permit, which is also necessary for yourselves as an owners, there are certain requirements which are:
      • Pre-paid capital of company is 100.000 TL
      • For getting work permit for 1 foreigner company should employ 5 Turkish employees (for 2 foreign workers = 10 Turkish employees etc.)

      Kind Regards,

  166. Hello,
    I would like to ask if Iranian dentists have work permit in Turkey?
    Thank you in advance

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, dentistry is on a list of jobs forbidden for foreigners in Turkey.

      Kind Regards

  167. Dear Sir/Madam
    I am Pharmacist. I did my PharmD degree from Pakistan. In case If i want to come Turkey as a pharmacist what is the criteria?
    Kindly guide me
    Thanks

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, pharmacist is one of the occupations which are forbidden for foreigners in Turkey so you could not work in your field here.

      Kind Regards

  168. Hi. I’m from Ghana and my Turkish residence permit just expired, before the expiring date, I tried several times to renew it but every time I enter my passport information, it says it doesn’t match with the information I used to enter into the country. Now am planing to move to the United Kingdom, my family is gonna send me an invitation. Can I apply for a visa with or without Residence permit now? Thanks

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You should contact British Consulate as we do not have detailed informations if visa application from Turkey would be possible without valid Turkish visa or residence permit.

      Kind Regards,

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  169. Hello I’m from Ghana and am an English teacher is Istanbul. my residence permit is expiring today , I’ve been trying to book an appointment for the past 4 days and its not going through. I called 157 and they told me after my expire date, i’ve got 10 days to apply as a new applicant. What am trying to find out now is that, if the system doesn’t allow me to book an appointment till 10 days time, Can my employer start a work permit process for me without a residence permit?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You need to have residence permit valid for at least 6 months in total to obtain work permit while in Turkey. Otherwise you would need to go back to Ghana and your employer can obtain work permit while abroad via Turkish Consulate.

      Best Regards

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  170. Dear sir/madam,

    I am planning to come to Turkey after finishing my college .. I study pharmacy .. are there any opportionties for pharmacy jobs in Turkey for foreigners?! I know that I should be speaking Turkish too.. so is it a good idea to begin my career in Turkey ?!

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, pharmacy is on the list of jobs which are not allowed for foreigners in Turkey.

      Kind Regards

    1. Hello,

      İf you would like to work in Turkey, you need to find an employer first so they can apply for your work permit. You can not apply for work permit by yourself or work in Turkey without permit.

      Kind Regards

    1. Hello,

      We are not job agency so we can not help you to find a job in Turkey.

      Best Regards

  171. Hi.i have an ask..I am from Peru and I am dentist. this year I will marry with a Turkish citizeen and I wanna know if after 3 years when I get the citizien Turkish i could work like dentist in Turkey. Thank u.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      After becoming Turkish citizen you have the same rights as citizens by birth, what means you can also work in professions like dentistry.

      Kind Regards

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  172. Good day to all… Can i ask something about work permit… It is possible to sponsor me my employer from turkish citizen as a nanny, and i am from. Philippines.. Can u pls. Help me what will my employer do how to get me and process my documents… Thank u… Looking forward to hear u… Thank u.☺

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      İf you are planning to take care of a child under 15 years old, you can legally work in Turkey and your employer must obtain a work permit for you. Our company would be glad to help your employer throughout the work permit application process. You can find our contact informations in link below:
      https://www.expatguideturkey.com/contacts/

      Kind Regards

      1. I am greatly appreciated ? your comments mam/sir… How much the salary of being nanny in turkey, so that i know mam/sir… Im happy to know all about this if i have a chance…☺☺

  173. Hello,
    I am a Pakistan national planning to do my Master degree in orthodontics in Turkey. Is it possible to for me to work in my field of speciality (Dentistry) while i am doing my master and also after i complete my master studies?
    Thank you in advance.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Dentistry is on the list of professions which are not allowed for foreigners in Turkey so, unfortunately, you can not work in your field here.

      Kind Regards

      1. Thanks alot and what about an information technology or computer science student ? can they work? and how to get work permit while studying a master program of information technology or computer science
        ????

        1. Hello,
          Thank you for your comment.

          Foreign students of graduate programs can obtain work permit in Turkey if they were not granted state scholarship in Turkey while studying the bachelor’s degree. Only an employer can apply for your work permit. You can read more about student work permit in our article below:
          Student Work Permit

          Best Regards,

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  174. Hello,
    Can someone who graduated as an Electrical & Electronics Engineer in Turkey obtain a work permit?
    Regards,

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      İf you were not granted a state scholarship during your education in Turkey, it is possible to obtain a work permit. But remember that only an employer can apply for work permit, employee can not submit the application by him/herself.

      Best Regards

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  175. Hello,

    I’m a German citizen, writing with a question regarding the possibility to work as a dentist in Turkey. From reading on several websites, I understand that it is definitely not possible for a German dentist to work in Turkey under current Turkish laws. This is because dentistry is considered among the professions and duties prohibited to foreigner workers in turkey.

    Could you please confirm or clarify the situation?

    I appreciate your help – Thank you very much in advance!

    Christoph Bre

    1. Dear Christoph,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Dentistry is on the list of professions forbidden to be done by foreigners in Turkey so, unfortunately, there is no possibility for you to do this job here.

      Kind Regards

  176. Hello,
    my work permit has expired a day ago. The application to extend the permit is sent by my employer, but haven’t came yet. I have no document to show if stopped by the police. Is that a problem or there is a certain time after expiration allowed?
    Thank you in advance.
    Kind Regards

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      After expiration of work permit you can still stay in Turkey for 10 days. But as your permit is being extended, this rule does nor apply to you, you can stay legally during the extension process. İf you would not receive your work permit within 10 days and do not feel safe without having any documents, ask your employer for any kind of proof of application for work permit or the copy of your work contract.

      Kind Regards

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  177. Dear sir/ madam
    I am Somalia i am planning to come turkey for educational purpose (Master program), i know that foreign students do not have the right to work in turkey
    Can i get right to work after i complete my master program if yes what are the prerequisites
    If I get work permit cay my wife join me in turkey

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Students of graduate programs like Master Degree or Ph.D. have the right to work in Turkey as long as they have not been granted state scholarship in Turkey during their education. Your wife can also join you, if you get work permit, proving your income in Turkey would be helpful while applying for her residence permit.

      Best Regards

  178. Dear Sir or Madam,

    First, I would like to thank you for the great valuable information you are providing here.

    I have a work permit in a small company in Istanbul, but unfortunately, the company will be closed soon. So I have some questions for what will happen next:

    1. From what I have been told, the process of closing will take at least 6 months. Does my work permit stay valid during this time? Or it instantly becomes invalid?
    2. How can I legally stay in Turkey when the company is closed?
    3. Can I transfer my work permit to another company directly? Or I have to switch to a normal/touristic residency permit first?
    4. I have a work permit for 1 year and 6 months now. Could transferring my work permit to another company or switching to a normal residency permit affect my chances of getting a Turkish citizenship?

    Kind Regards

  179. I am last year undergraduate student in Turkey and I have found an employer who is applying a work permit for me. I am due to graduate in December 2018 but can I still get the work permit and start working ?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      According to the law, foreign undergraduate students can not work in Turkey. Only graduate students are able to apply for work permit. İf you were not receiving scholarship during your study programme, you can apply for work permit after graduation. But if you were granted a scholarship, you will not be able to obtain the permit unless you would work in your country for at least one year after graduation.

      Kind Regards

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      1. But I saw on your page that foreign undergraduate students can work after the completion of first year of their undergraduate studies. Please elaborate

          1. Okay, so can I apply after graduation with my student permit or do I need to leave the country to apply?

          2. İf you were not receiving the state scholarship during your study program, you can just transfer your student permit into touristic permit after graduation to apply for work permit and you would not need to leave the country.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      İf you come to Turkey on touristic visa and obtain residence permit basing on it, after you find a job your residence permit can be transfered by the employer into work permit.

      Kind Regards

  180. Hello I’m living in turkey since 4 months ago, I came here with a permit work visa, and I have a permit work ID , would like to know if I quit will I be allowed to stay in turkey , known that my visa ends in November ,and if I find a job will I be allowed to apply again for a work permit, also would like to know if I can apply for a resident permit (tourist) …
    Thank you , kindly I need a response as soon as possible

    1. Dear Gigi,
      Thank you for your comment.

      İf you quit and your work permit would be cancelled, you have 15 days to leave Turkey and would not be allowed to come again for one year. İf you find another job, you could make a transfer of your work permit with new employer. But to make a transfer, your current amployer needs to agree for it. Also, you could apply for residence permit within 10 days after your work permit would be cancelled.

      Best Regards

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  181. I’m a Canadian citizen.I received a job offer from a Major Oil company in Istanbul .I was to contact a travel agency (Jane Fell Travels ) In Istanbul and they requested money to obtain the Work/Resident Visa . I don’t know if it is a legitimate job offer . Does anyone have some advice ?

    1. Dear Mark,
      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 strongly 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. If I have a work permit then I don’t require a visa to come to turkey? I got a card from Goverment which states my ID and other information which is valid till one year. So will it be allowed for me to go anytime out of turkey and come back again?

        1. Dear Mohammed,

          Your work permit in Turkey is residence permit at the same time so you do not need visa to come to Turkey as long as your work permit is valid.

          Kind Regards

  182. I am in the process of applying for Turkish citizenship from abroad (via marriage). On the Konsolosluk website, the last requirement is:

    “Letters of recommendation from 2 Turkish citizens who are acquaintances of the applicant. (Copies of the acquaintances Turkish birth certificate/identity card, home address,and telephone numbers should be presented with the letters.)”

    Do you have samples of an ideal letter? In my mind, this letter could be a mere paragraph, so I want to ensure all requirements are covered.

    “I have known the applicant’s family since their marriage, both as neighbours and as members of the local Turkish community. They have stayed together and grown throughout. He has always kept a professional full-time job. He is well-regarded and involved in the Turkish community. We would recommend him for Turkish citizenship.”

    Would something like that be enough?

    Thank you for your professional feedback.

    1. Dear Ahmed,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As letters of recommendation are not usually required for citizenship application, we can not provide you with any sample of it. But the paragraph as you wrote it should be enough in case you would be asked to hand this kind of letter.

      Best Regards

  183. A company offered me a job in Istanbul but for a working visa/permit, I have to make contact with one of the travel agency provided by the company and I have to pay to the travel agency on order to obtain the working visa. It is a right procedure to apply the working visa in Turkey. It look weird to since I am been working for many international companies and was assigned to all over the world but never been ask to arrange the visa by myself or it is the correct procedure apply in Turkey. Please advise me on this.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As we do not have any information about this company, we can not confirm if it is a real job offer or not. But as it is not a common procedure to pay in advance and also recently we got informed about some companies arranging this kind of offers which appeared to be a scam, we strongly advice you to be careful and not to pay in advance unless you make sure it is a reliable company and real job offer.

      Best Regards

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  184. sir i am imran babar from pakistan i have 24 years experience in car wash .oil change. and autoworkshop sir i wish i work in turkey

    1. Hello,

      unfortunately, we are not job agency, we can not help you to find job in Turkey. What you need to do is find a job via internet and then the employer can apply for work permit for you. Other option is coming to Turkey, applying for Residence Permit and searching for a job in here. İf you want, our company will help you with Residence Permit application process. The cost of our service is 900 TL per person plus health insurance costs.

      Kind Regards

  185. I am a foreigner professor working in a Yildirim Beyazit University and i want to establish a personal company that offer training and consultation services.

    i would like to know what is needed for that and how much the cost would be.

    Regards

    1. Hello,

      Thank you for your comment.

      We do not deal with visas for foreigners. We help in making a residence permit.

      Kind Regards

  186. Hi, I would like to go to turkey from Nigeria on medical purpose? What type of visa do I apply for?

    1. Hello,

      Thank you for your comment.

      You can come to Turkey on a tourist visa. After arriving in Turkey, you will have to apply for a residence permit for treatment. If you want our frima can assist you in the process of making a residence permit.

      Kind Regards

    2. jamilatu am a Nigerian living here and married.you only need a visit or tourist visa.When you are here you could apply for residency and then be able to resolve your health issues.
      do not let anyone mislead you

  187. Respected Sir
    I want to ask that I want to settle in Turkey with my family and I want to start a small business and stay legally in Turkey. What is the procedure and what will be the cost.
    Best regards
    Zahra

    1. Dear Sir,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Let me inform you that 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.
      Our service fees costs depends on the services. İt starts from 2.000 USD + VAT which only includes of the registration company in Turkey + residence permit application.

      Kind Regards

  188. Hello, I’m living in Turkey (Istanbul) from last 2 years. I have the residence permit (Ikamet) now i’m looking for the work permit. I was searching on internet and find your agency. How can you help in getting the work permit ? Also, Can you give me some information on the Turqouise Card ?
    Thank you.

    1. Hi,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Under Turkish law, a foreigner can not apply for a work permit. To be able to apply for a job, you must first find a job. On the employee’s behalf, the employer applies for a work permit after submitting all necessary documents.
      If you are interested in the Turquoise Card, please refer to our article on this topic https://www.expatguideturkey.com/turquoise-card/.

      Kind Regards

  189. Sir

    I am expat from India. I am in Turkey from July 2016. I had applied for renewal of my work permit.

    Work permit approval letter is received by my employer and they had posted the letter to me also to my office address.

    But the Card is not received.

    Please let me know can I travel with this letter and will I be allowed to come back to Turkey by showing this letter at Immigration.

    Thank you

    1. Dear Prema,

      Thank you for your comment.

      You should already receive your card. If you still have not received it, it means there are problems. The residence permit card is sent via a letter.
      The Ankara labor ministry needs to be handed over from the elderly, or it may be possible to obtain another card by proxy. You may have trouble traveling abroad without a card.

      Kind Regards

  190. Sir/Mam,
    do you have some number where we can contact the ministry to follow up may working permit status ?

  191. I just want to ask how can we check my working permit status, the person who made my application which my boss fully trusted doesnt realy know what he is doing he doesnt even know how to follow up my application he just always tell to us to wait its 2 mos already since he applied my application.. do you have any idea how to check my working permit application status ? I deeply appreciate your help in advance and look forward to hearing back from you ..

    1. Dear Grace,

      Thank you for your comment.

      You can track the process through e-devlet system. All the details regarding the status in indicated there. Or if you know the appliction ID number you can visit the Ministry of Labour and asked the status from the experts there.

      Kind Regards

  192. I just want to ask how can we check my working permit status, the person who made my application which my boss fully trusted doesnt realy know what he is doing he doesnt even know how to follow up my application he just always tell to us to wait its 2 mos already since he applied my application.. do you have any idea how to check my working permit application status? I am worried about my application status .thank you in advance

  193. Dear Sir/Madam;
    To those it may concern

    I am an university teaching/research associate with a Ph.D degree in natural sciences and freshly married to turkish citizen (man). I have moved to Turkey and would like to continue my academic career here. I had an appointment at private university and they expressed significant interest for hiring me after reviewing my CV. But, they said that I should firstly get my diploma recognized (by YÖK), and to apply for a job afterwards. I have found a list of required documents for doctoral diploma recognition (YÖK). Among them, work permit document is requested as well. Now I am facing a blind street, because I cannot get my diploma recognized without the permit and I cannot get a work permit without a job contract, if I understood right. Would you, please, tell me what should be my next step and in which direction I should go? Thank you so much in advance !

    Kind regards

    1. Dear Aors,

      Thank you for ur comment.

      A work permit is not required for the YÖK equivalence application, equivalence applications usually result in 60 days, you will have to give the equivalence certificate to the institution, they will get your work permit for your name.

      Kind Regards

  194. slm
    i am an Algerian doctor , i want to immigrate and live in Turk . please what are the steps that i must fellow ?

    many thanks

    1. Dear Mr. Hilel,

      Thank you for your comment.

      To move to Turkey you need a tourist visa at the beginning to be able to enter the country. You can apply for a residence permit on the basis of a tourist visa. In addition, you will need to rent a flat – a lease contract is necessary when applying for a residence permit.

      Kind Regards

  195. Dear Sir/Madam

    I’m planing to stay and live in Turkey. If I’m enough lucky to get a work permit, after how long of staying I can apply for Turkish Permanent Residency (along with Turkish passport) for myself and my wife?
    What are the work permit types?
    And what other options do I have in order to apply for Turkish Permanent Residency?

    looking forward to hearing from you

    Regards,
    Ali

    1. Dear Ali,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately, it is not possible for a foreigner to obtain an indefinite residence permit. To get a work permit you must first find a job. It is the employer who creates a work permit. A foreigner can not apply for such permission.

      Kind Regards

  196. Hello again

    I am currently working with a fixed work permit as an English teacher in a pre school. I want to quit my job. I read somewhere that I can quit without having any problems if I do it within the first two months. Could you please tell if this is true? And is it enough to present my resignation letter? Can I present it in English? If I present it tomorrow, is there a way I can make sure they will pay me the days already worked during this month of December, meaning is there something I should write in that letter ?

  197. Dear sir/madam
    To whom this may concern
    I am an English teacher from Kosova and I have got a job offer to work in Turkey. My circumstances r anusual because I am engaged to a turkish man and we plan to marry in summer 2018. I need to know how can I apply for a work permit in Turkey and what documents do I need?
    Should I apply in my country or in Turkey? Please give me details.
    p.s We don’t have visa to go Turkey. We can travel just with passport.
    Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you very much indeed!

    1. Dear Mrs. Valdete,

      Thank your for your comment.

      A work permit is made in Turkey.

      Documents required from the foreign personnel are;

      Employment Contract (signed by foreigner and employer)
      Passport Copy (Translated to Turkish by sworn translator)
      Diploma Copy (Translated to Turkish by sworn translator)
      If applicable a letter of recommendation (Translated to Turkish by sworn translator)
      Copy of Valid Residence permit for at least 6 months
      The original of the existing work permit (effective in work permit extension applications)Documents required from the employer are;
      · A work permit application petition addressing Ministry of Labor and Social Security,
      · A work permit application form addressed to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security,
      · Balance sheet and statement of profit and loss related to last year of the institution (approved by tax administration or chartered accountant),
      · The Turkish Trade Registry Gazette indicating the most recent capital and shareholding structure of the organization,
      · Commercial Activity Certificate,
      · A notarized power of attorney for the authorized person to use Online application system
      · Documents showing the employer company has no unpaid tax debt (effective in work permit extension applications)

      It should be noted that the list above is not exhaustive. Ministry of Labor and Social Security has discretion to demand other documents during the evaluation period. The supporting documents may also change in accordance with the business sector of the employer and/or with the nature of the work.

      Kind Regards

  198. From pakistan new visa requirements for business trip is invitation letter should be attested and notrized from notary public
    Is that true ?
    If yes so what is the charges of one invitation notrized.
    Who will provide this service
    Please guide me thanks

    1. Dear Mr. Owais,
      Thank you for your comment.
      All costs are on the side of the person applying for a visa.

      Kind Regards

  199. I would like to get information work permit from Pakistan requirements.
    What documents you needed for work permit application.?
    What are total coast/fee for work permit from Pakistan?.
    Kindly guide me in detail or requirements .

    1. Dear Mr. Owais,

      Thank you for your comment.
      In order to apply for a residence permit in Turkey, you must first have a valid Turkish visa. It is a necessary condition to be able to apply for a residence permit.
      To get a work permit you must first find a job. For fınd a job you can use such a websites like http://www.kariyer.net. Having a job is a prerequisite to be able to apply for a work permit. The price we charge for our services depends on the profession of our client.
      Please also read the information on our website:
      https://www.expatguideturkey.com/work-permit-applications/
      https://www.expatguideturkey.com/residence-work-permit-in-turkey-for-citizens-of-pakistan/
      We will be very pleased to assist you with all process of getting residence permit.

      Kind Regards

  200. Dear Sir/Madam
    with greetings
    kindly please advise how I can find a job in Turkey, either I have to come turkey directly on the visit or is there any other option can contact directly to the employer and can get a job visa.
    I have about 8 years experience in procurement department and currently working in Saudi Arabia as an executive purchaser.
    you further advice will be highly appreciated
    b/regards

    1. Dear Mr. Mohammad,

      Thank you for your comment.
      You can look for work in Turkey through portals such aswww.kariyer.net.
      Kind Regards

      1. Dear Sir / Madam
        thank you for your kind support through portals but when I visit the above-given site it opens the only in Turkish language and there is no any option to change the language to English.
        could you suggest any other portals or further steps?
        b/regards

  201. Hello

    I’ve been working as an English teacher in a kindergarten for three months now. I do have a work permit. The school did it of course. A contract was signed and sent to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. The big mistake I did was to just signed it when it was all in Turkish and I didn’t understand of course. I didn’t get a copy as I should have. And now there are small but annoying misunderstanding concerning the terms of the contract. Could anybody tell me if there is a phone number or website where I can get let’s say the teachers’ basic rights in turkey concerning vacations per year, wether payed or not, etc. Thank you!

  202. Am from Nigeria and I do a hard word by carrying thinks for people cause I don’t have working permit,but I have resident permit?what can I do to get working permit?

    1. Dear Mr David,

      Thank you for your comment.

      “Work permit Note; Foreigner cannot get a work permit by himself. First of all, it is necessary to find a job in Turkey. Later, an employer is able to apply and get a work permit for foreign employee.”

      Having a residence permit entitles you to apply for a work permit. The application for a work permit is made in consultation with your employer. Only in this way can you start working legally in Turkey by preparing relevant documents and fulfilling the conditions.
      For detailed information, I encourage you to read the information on our website.

      https://www.expatguideturkey.com/work-visa-application-procedure/

      Kind regards

  203. hello
    this is sajjad from bangladesh.i want to come turkey for employment. can you help me

    1. Dear Mr Sajjad,

      Unfortunately we do not provide Human Resource Management Services. You can check companşes or websites to find suitble job vacancies such as : http:///www.kariyer.net/

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  204. Dear Sir/ Ma’am,

    I really want to know that how it will cost to me from pakistan to turkey and i want to get work permit and residency as well. and what is the minimum bank statement required in this,

    Regards,

    1. Dear Mr Sameer,

      In orde to apply for a Work Permit domestically you have to first get a Residency Permit. Also you need to find an employer in order to be able to apply for a Work Permit.

      You can find all the required information about the Residency Permit in Turkey in the webpage bellow :
      https://www.expatguideturkey.com/residence-permits/

      If you wish to get a quotation for the Residency Permit and Work Permit please contact us by mail.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  205. helo sir ,

    I am pharmacist and having more then 10 year experience may you plz guide me how I can apply for work permit in Turkey and what is the procedure

    1. Dear Mr Haroon,

      Unfortunately foreign Citizens cannot apply for a position as a pharmacist in Turkey. However if you wish to apply for another positions such a Sale Person in a pharmaceutical company you are allowed. Also in order to apply for a Work Permit in Turkey you have to first find an employer, then our company can make all the required application for your Work Permit.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  206. Hello sir my name amir i want know about work permit i m in turkey on vist visa for 15 days i can get work permit its possible or not so please tell me about this soon as soon thanks

    1. Dear Mr Mirza,

      In order to apply for a Work Permit you must first get Residence Permit. You cannot get Residence Permit based on a visit Visa, you should get a Tourstic Visa. Moreover, you can apply for a Work Permit from your home country if you can find an employer in Turkey.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  207. My boss is applying for my working permit but they told him it is within 10 days, but my diploma was not translated so we waited and now the application is not working could you please tell me what can I do?

    1. Dear Mrs Camille,

      Unfortunately since we do not know the reason of the rejction we cannot advice you concerning the procedure to follow in order to make your Work Permit application. We strongly advice you to call us in order to explain your case in more detail and to check if there is any possible solution for you.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

    1. Dear Mr Badrul Amin,

      In order to apply for a Work Permit you should first find an employer.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  208. Thank you for this article it really helps better undertanding the work permit process in turkey.
    Nevertheless i have a question … what advantages the work permit gives to a foreign employee????
    Thanks

    1. Dear Mrs Sandra,

      The Work Permit for Foreign Citizens grant them the same right as Turkish Workers (Free Health Care, Right to Work and obtain Wage etc…)

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  209. GOOD DAY

    I WOULD LIKE YO KNOW HOW I CAN OPEN A COMPANY IN TURKEY. LET ME KNOW WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE AND REQUIREMENTS.

    THANKS & BEST REGARDS

    MUHAMMAD ASIM FAROOQUI
    CEO OF SAFIA TEXTILE

    1. Dear Mr Muhammad,

      You can find in the link bellow our different packages for the establishment of companies in Turkey.

      The main requirement to open a Company in Turkey is to get a Residency Permit. Also in order to get a Work Permit in your company you will need to fulfill the criteria for the Work Permit.
      In other Word :
      – Have a Prepaid Capital of 100,000TL (which can be withdrawn after the establishment of the company)
      – Have at least 5 Turkish employee after the sixth month of the establishment of the company.

      If you wish to get further information about our fee and different services please contact us by mail.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  210. Hi, I am a Pakistani citizen married to a Turk for 2 years, I have recently learned that to obtain the work permit the ratio for 1/5 is exempted in my case, Is that true? I have a job offer from the employer (foundation) soI want to be sure of that before applying for the work permit. Also does you company provide the services for obtaining work permits?

    Thanks

    1. Dear Mr Ali,

      The exemption from the criteria is valid for Foreign Citizens married to Turkish Citizens for at least 3 year. If your marriage has filled at least 3 year then no criteria will be applied for the company which will employ you.

      Our company provide services for the Work Permit application. For further information about our services and fees please contact us by phone.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  211. Hello I have question about minimum wage. I was reading about work permits on your page and I came across some info about minimum wage for foreigners.

    What is the current monthly minimum wage for Turkish people?
    What is the legal minimum wage for a well qualified foreign English teacher (from Canada)?

    I have received a few offers from different institutions in Istanbul that are wildly different, your help is appreciated.

    Thank you

    Heather

    1. Dear Mrs Heather,

      The Minimum Wage for the Turkish Citizens is 1777,50TL. A foreign teacher is required to get at least 3 time the minimum Wage if they get a Work permit (5332,5TL). Wages can show differnces, whoever you should note that they can also show a lesser wage (With a minimum wage of at least 1,5 time the minimum wage (2666,75)).

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  212. Good day,
    I am a masters student at ITU university, i want to apply for a training program with turkish company in sakarya. They told me that i should have a work permit in order to be able to work with them or at least a “sigorta” provided by the university, i asked the universty about that but they dont make such thing for a graduate students..
    What should i do,and how can you help me in this case?

    Thanks,
    Will be waiting for yor answer..

    1. Dear Mr Ameen,

      Students in their last year of Master degree can apply for a Work Permit. The application can be done through the companyhing to employ you. However the company need to fulfill some criteria, we strongly advise for you to contact the company and tell them to call us to check if we can obtain a Work Permit.

      Also a Work Permit can also be obtained by the University however in your case it will not be necessary since the Work Permit must be obtained from the Place/Company where you are going to Work.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  213. Hello,

    I was wondering if you could answer a question for me.

    Is the employer or employee responsible for the work permit fees? If the employer is responsible, we can I find the law that states that?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    1. Dear Mr Matt,

      There is no legislation stating anything about the party in charge of Work Permit fee. Generally the employer pay for all the fee related to the Work Permit however many employee also pay for their own Work Permit.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  214. l would like to get a work permit. whats the fist stage l can do. l an a zimbabwean national.
    l studied in north cyprus. Turkce biliyor biraz

    1. Dear Mr Dean,

      In order to apply for a Work Permit in Turkey you are required to first find an employer. then an application for a Work Permit can be done.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  215. Hello,
    I have a work permit in Turkey which is supposed to expire on 21st August. I have resigned from my job on 3rd August and wondering if my work permit is also invalid from 3rd August. I am planning to leave Turkey on 12th August. Will I face any problem at the immigration ?

    Waiting for your response.

    Kind regards

    Sujit

    1. Dear Sir/Madam,

      The Work Permit can only be cancelled by the employer. In your case if your employer cancelled your Work Permit it will be invalid from the day they cancelled it not the day you resigned.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

      1. My employer has cancelled my work permit on 3rd August. I am wondering if I face any problem at the immigration if I leave on 12th August.

        Kind regards
        Sujit

        1. Dear Sir/Madam,

          After the cancellation of your Work Permit you have 10 days to exit the Turkish territory without being considered to have overstayed. So if you leave the 12th of Augustus you should not have any problem.

          Best Regards,
          ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  216. Hi,

    I work through my own limited company in UK. I have got a contract with a Turkish company to provide consultancy services and the payment is made to my UK company. Now my Turkish client is asking me to come to Turkey and inspect their construction site that may take up to 6 months. My payments will be made to my UK company as usual for this duration.

    In this situation, do I need to obtain a Turkish work permit. Or, can I do my inspection works with ordinary 90/180 day turist visa?

    Thank you in-advanced for your help.

    Kind regards,

    1. Dear Mr Zahid,

      You should first note that in order to be able to work in Turkey legally every foreign citizen is required to have a valid work permit. Since you are going to do an inspection work you must have a work permit. Since you only have a company in England your Turkish contractor will have to provide you a work permit in Turkey.

      For further informations about the work permit in Turkey and its requirements please contact us by mail.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team