Draft law amends certain provisions related to the Foreigners’ compulsory enrollment in General Health Insurance System. According to new draft law, enrollment in GHI will be optional rather than mandatory for the foreigners residing in Turkey.
From the outset it should be noted that exceptional work permits are not exemptions from the work permit requirements, it merely refers to flexible approach of the Ministry in the granting work permits for certain group of foreigners. Work permits are granted in accordance with the pre-determined periods in respect of foreigners’ legal residence and legal work in Turkey. However for certain categories of people, work permits might be granted exceptionally without considering the principles related to applicable time periods.
Article 55 of the Regulation on the Implementation of the Law on Work Permits for Foreigners outlines main categories of foreign nationals who are exempt form the work permit requirement.