Applications for work permit in Turkey

  • Applications for work permit are made through e-Government portal of Turkey (www.turkiye.gov.tr). The automated work permit application system enables the users to fill the online work permit application form and upload necessary documents into the system. Once online application is made through the e-government portal, the employer is required to make direct application to the Ministry by mail or in person. Duly applications are finalized by the Ministry at most thirty days and once the decision is made, the ministry informs the applicant through e-mail.
    Foreigners residing outside the Turkey can make their work permit applications through the Turkish representative offices in their home countries. In the existence of residence permit valid for at least 6 months, foreigners residing in Turkey can make their applications directly to Ministry of Labor and Social Security.

    1. FOREIGNERS RESIDING OUTSIDE OF TURKEY

    Foreigners residing outside the Turkey are subject to apply for work permit from the representative offices of Turkey in their own countries. Pursuance to work permit application of foreigner, within 10 working days the employer should process both online and direct applications to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security in Turkey. Once the approval from the Ministry is granted, foreigners are required to apply for work visa to the Turkish representative office within 90 days. Upon their arrival to Turkey with work visa, foreigners are required to apply for Work Registered Residence Permit to the Alien’s Branch of the Local Police Department within 30 days. Work permit will only takes effect in the existence of valid residence permit.

     

    2. FOREIGNERS RESIDING INSIDE TURKEY

    Foreigners with residence permit valid for at least 6 months (expect residence permits for the purposes of education) may make their applications to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security internally. Internal applications are made by the employer directly to the Ministry. Once the online application is submitted, the employer is required to make direct application to the Ministry within 6 working days. Upon obtaining the work permit, foreigner is required to apply for Work Registered Residence Permit to the Alien’s Branch of the Local Police Department within 30 days.

     

    3. WORK PERMIT EXTENSION APPLICATIONS

    Extension application of the work permit period is made to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. As Internal applications, after submitting online applications, direct application to ministry should be made within 6 working days. The application for extension should be filed within 2 months before or 15 days after the expiry date of the work permit. After 15 days period, the applicant no longer may request for extension and the application is regarded as initial application.

     

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  • Nankwe Asabi

    What if my 2 months visa expires while i am Turkey and i have no other means to extern my stay , what will the authorities do? Pls help

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Dear Sir/Madam,

      If you stay in the Turkish territory for longer than the time you are allowed (Ex:Visa, Residence Permit etc…) you will be considered Overstaying. In this case you will have to pay a Penalty at your exit of territory, if do not pay this penalty you will not be able to re-enter the Turkish territory.

      You can check our webpage concerning the Overstay in the link bellow :
      https://www.expatguideturkey.com/the-consequences-of-overstaying-in-turkey/

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  • randy

    Dear sir/mam,

    I received an appointment letter from oil and gas company together with all compensation offer for 2 years contract which is renewable my question is who will pay for all the necessary payments such as working permits,ticket etc.

    these are the following payments :

    A) Work Permit Fee: ————————- USD 300.00
    B) Residence Permit Fee: ——————- USD 300.00
    C) Release Documents: ———————- USD 200.00
    D) Entry Clearance Fee:———————- USD 350.00
    E) Courier/Dispatch: ————————- USD 100.00
    Total: USD 1250.00

    is this scam or not?

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Dear Mr Randy,

      These information seems to be misleading. We strongly advice you to be carefull concerning this proposition.

      The first point is related to the Residency Permit, the application fort he residency permit can only be done once you enter Turkey, and the Residency Permit is not required for a work permit abroad application. Also Entry Clearence Fee and Release Document Fees doesn’t exist.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  • denzio

    I got an appointment from Tuknet Turkey, they want me to send 1,130USD for the legalization of my documents and working permit/ Visa. Is this true or just scam? Thank you.

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Dear Mr Denizo,

      We cannot confirm nor deny if this application is a scam. However we can clearly state that a lot of scamer use this method. Be very careful related to this kind of advertisement or deal.
      You should also note that in general Work Permit and Residency Permit expenses are paid by the employer in Turkey.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  • kelvin

    I came to Turkey and apply for residents permit, I miss my appointment date because of sickness and later they denied me my residence permit. I don’t know how I will get the resident permit again. If they are means for me to get it again please let me know.

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Dear Mr Kelvin,

      Unfortunately you cannot apply for a residency permit once the first application has been cancelled. If your residency permit has been cancelled and you still have a valid visa, you can make a second application. However if your visa has also expired you will have to re-enter Turkey with a Visa.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  • Wicak

    Dear ExpatGuideTurkey Team

    I Wicaksono also got appointment and job offer from Turkish National Drilling Company and tell me to make security deposit $3000 via western union. They say like this:
    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.
    It is scam or true?

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Dear Sir/Madam,

      There is no regulation in the Turkish Law stating that foreign worker need to make a deposit of 3000$(or any other amount) in order to be able to apply for a work permit.
      These job offers are mostly and certainly scam.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  • Wicak

    Dear Vinodkumar mani,
    I Wicaksono also got appointment and job offer same like you only they request security deposit $3000 via Western Union to my name account. It is scam or real?

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Dear Sir/Madam,

      There is no regulation in the Turkish Law stating that foreign worker need to make a deposit of 3000$(or any other amount) in order to be able to apply for a work permit.
      These job offers are mostly and certainly scam.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  • Abdul mumin Zakaria

    am from Ghana I need your help offer me to work as scaffold or security if any one you have in your company.
    Thank you

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Dear Mr Abdul Mumin Zakaria,

      Our company does not provide Human Ressource Management Service.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team

  • Vinodkumar Mani

    Dear Sir/ Ma’am,

    I Vinodkumar mani got appointment letter from Turkish national drilling company. Also, along with the visa application form they asked to send a receipt for security deposit of 3,000 US Dollar in my account ,as they say employees come to live and work in Turkey for at least 12 months are mandated to show availability of $3,000 USD

    Therefore my concern is that for visa processing in Turkey normally they ask to show the security deposit through receipt in our account?

    Please advice me on this issue as soon as possible

    Regards,
    Vinodkumar Mani

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Dear Mr Vinoskumar,

      For the residency application officer at the immigration might ask to show a proof that you will be able to finance yourself in Turkey. You can show the deposit in a Turkish Bank Account, preferably, however a bank account receipt in your name from a foreign bank account might be accepted as long at it is in english.

      Our best advice for you would be to directly apply for a work permit from abroad. We can make this application if the company which will employ you contact us.

      Best Regards,
      ExpatGuideTurkey Team.

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