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Prior to arrival in Turkey;

How to get a work permit?

 

Obtaining a Work Permit in Turkey

Applications for work permits can be made inside or outside Turkey:

Foreigners residing outside Turkey shall apply to the relevant Turkish Consulate of either his/her country of residence or his/her country of citizenship. Foreigners with a valid residence permit (valid for a minimum of 6 months, except for residence permits for educational purposes) can apply directly to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.

  • Foreigners applying for a work permit from their country of residence
  • Foreigners applying for a work permit in Turkey

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How to get a residence permit?

 

All foreigners wishing to live and/or work in Turkey are required to obtain a residence permit within one month following their arrival in the country and prior to the commencement of their work.

For long-term residence in Turkey, the applicant should submit the following documents to the local Police Department:

  • 4 passport-size photos
  • Passport
  • Photocopies of the following pages of the passport: the page bearing the applicant’s photo, the page stamped at the last entry, the page indicating the validity and expiry dates of the passport
  • A bank statement or a currency exchange slip testifying to an asset in the amount of USD 300 for each month

Documents required to apply for a residence permit for work purposes:

  • 4 passport-size photos
  • Passport
  • Photocopies of the following pages of the passport: the page bearing the applicant’s photo, the page stamped at the last entry, the page indicating the validity and expiry dates of the passport
  • The original and a copy of the work permit issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security

 

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