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How to get a work permit in Turkey?

In order to get a work permit in Turkey, complete the following three steps:

  • find a job in Turkey
  • get a job offer from his own employer
  • Your employer serves application for a receipt work permit or working visa

All this maybe happen in Turkey or beyond. Having received permission to work, they will go to you sprat weeks as soon as you submit an application. In Turkey, permission to work is similar to a work visa and a residence permit.

Citizens of Turkey and citizens Turkish Republic of Northern do not need Cyprus permission for work to work in Turkey. All others, all other foreigners need permission for work to work regularly in Turkey. You can look for a job in Turkey, but in most cases, you can not get permission to work independently.
To get a regular job in Turkey, first necessary to get a job offer. Employer, consultative company, or an employment agency must submit an application for receipt of working visas in your name as soon as they decide to employ you.
If you are abroad, you can apply through the local Turkish consulate to get a working visa If you are in Turkey, your boss must submit an application for receipt permission to work from your name

How to get a work permit in Turkey?

The majority of work permits are granted to Ministry labor. The Ministry economy provides permissions employees have free zones Ministry national education provides employees educational institutions Ministry culture and tourism as well maybe to provide some permissions to work So try it understand, if you can, to whom you are addressing and in which regional departments It may be useful if some procedures are postponed.

Your work permit is in the form of an ID and will also be a residence permit. Here below you can see what a work permit looks like.

Types of work permits

There are two main types of work permits: temporary and indefinite. The first time you apply, you’ll probably get a fixed-term work permit.

For a certain period

It is the kind of work he gets the majority of visitors. The employee must have an employer to receive permission to work, and he ” is dependent “. It should be issued within one year. This must continue every year After this, and under certain conditions period. Application for receipt of such forms permission to work can be submitted from outside Turkey or within Turkey.

Applying from outside Turkey

If you are outside of Turkey, you first necessary get an ordinary letter from a proposal about work and/ or contract. Then, in agreement with the employer, you must apply for a job visa at the Turkish embassy or consulate in your country or where you legally reside. Your application and statement to the employer have to happen within ten working days of each other. After approval of the employer’s application and your application will receive working get a visa that you will use to travel to Turkey permission to work and go to work.

To work in Turkey, you should contact the nearest Turkish mission to obtain a work permit and visa. A passport, a visa application form, and a letter from the employer are the necessary documents for submitting the application. Other documents must be submitted to the Turkish Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MLSS) by the employer within ten working days of submitting your application.

Applying from within Turkey

If you are in Turkey and have completed at least six months of legal residence, you can also apply for a work permit. Again, you first need to get a job offer from an employer.

Requirements and processes such the same as for the application outside of Turkey, except that you and your employer will submit your applications directly to the Ministry of labor and social software (Ministry of labor and social protection).

since you don’t need to get a working visa (because you already are in Turkey). when you apply from inside Turkey, your employer and you must submit your applications within six working days of each other.

Category 2: Permits for independent work for an indefinite period

This category of work permits is “independent” because it is not necessary to have a specific employer to obtain work permits. It is “indefinite” because it does not need to be renewed every year. However, there are certain reporting requirements. For example, you will need to report any change of employer and change of address. There are two types of independent and permanent work permits.

Unlimited work permit

If you worked legally in Turkey for no less than five years or have legally resided in Turkey for at least eight years without a break, you have the right to submit an application for receipt of unlimited permission to work This type of permission to work allows you to work in any the employer, which you want to, and move on from one employer to another without necessity get a new work permit.

Self-employment permit

This type of permission to work is intended for entrepreneurs who have the intention to create a company in Turkey. It allows work for half a year to create your company. After creation, your company’s permission work will be extended indefinitely. In order to get right, you should first live in Turkey for at least five years without break. This type of permission for work does not exist established ” process “, and he will demand a presentation business plan, among other documents to the Ministry of labor and social provision.

Necessary documents for obtaining a work permit in Turkey

To receive working visas in Turkey will need to be provided such documents:

  • Your passport with a minimum validity of six months.
  • Your qualifications are your school or university degree and your various professional development certificates
  • A completed work permit application usually contains four biometric passport photos.
  • Your employer will also need to send a letter confirming your job offer to the Turkish Ministry.
  • You can find a list of these documents on the MLSS website. Applications are reviewed by MLSS no later than thirty days in advance. Immediately after your arrival in Turkey (before starting work), you must register with the local police department within one month to obtain the necessary residence permit.

Limited occupations

Some professions can only be practiced by citizens of Turkey. It:

  • Dentist, midwife, nurse, or pharmacist
  • veterinarian
  • Director of the hospital
  • Lawyer
  • Public notary
  • Guardian
  • Sea Captain, Merman, Fisherman, or Diver
  • Customs consultant.

Your work permit is for one employer only

If you have permission you can not switch to a dependent job from one employer to another with the same work permit. If you get another job, you will have to get permission to work for a new employer. If you have a self-employment permit and you changed employer (or changed address), you should report it to local management Ministries’ labor and social provision.

Working visa

Applications for work permits are concluded positively or negatively by the Ministry of Labor. A work permit is equivalent to a residence permit. Thus, if the work permit is approved by the ministry, the foreign consular office of Turkey will charge the visa entry fee, work permit fee, and residence fee. Since the Work Permit Card replaces the residence permit in Turkey, the Annotated Work Visa issued by these services can only be used for entry and for a maximum of 90 days.

Is it easy to get a work permit in Turkey?

It depends on how easy it is for you to find a regular job in Turkey.

Can a foreigner get a job in Turkey?

Yes, first find a job in Turkey and then apply for a work permit together with your employer.

Can you get a work permit in Turkey without speaking Turkish?

Yes, even if it will be a little difficult. And you can find a job without knowing any Turkish. Most employers will not require you to learn Turkish. But it’s also nice to have a minimum vocabulary to understand what’s going on around you.

How long does it take to get a residence permit in Turkey?

Depending on where you applied, some regional offices may be busier or less busy than others. But it usually takes a few weeks for most of Turkey, less often a few months in bigger cities like Istanbul or Ankara.

Work without a work permit

Someone maybe employs you without permission to work Some Turkish people work without a proper contract.

If you get caught, you will probably lose your job and maybe even your residence permit. In some cases, you could be detained within a short period of time, days or weeks, and sometimes months. And you may be banned from entering Turkey for a period of up to five years. Maybe for hiring your employer a fine
awaits. You always should seek legal advice help if fall into such a situation.

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