Assembly visa Turkey
Citizens of other countries who visit Turkey for the purpose of mounting, installation, repair and all kinds of maintenance of various equipment that was supplied by foreign companies/ countries, should apply for the appropriate visa.
If the foreign company decided to secondee its employee for certain period of time to contracted company in Turkey for the purpose of mounting or installation of the equipment, the employee has to apply for assembly / montage visa from its country of origin / residing country. Generally the assembly /montage visa is given only for 3 months within 1 year, without extension possibility. This type of visa is given for the purpose of installation, maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment imported to Turkey, providing training for their utilization or transporting of defective equipment from Turkey and provided that they do not exceed the total stay of three months within a year as of the date of entry into Turkey.
With this type of visa foreign employee is allowed to stay in Turkey for up to 90 days without getting work permit. However if the foreign employee would like to stay in Turkey for longer period of time local employer should apply for work permit. The detailed information of work permit application procedure and requirements could be found in our webpage https://www.expatguideturkey.com/work-permit-applications/
If the Turkish company is refused to apply for work permit or doesn’t meet the Ministry of Labour’s criterias, our company will be glad to provide with our payroll umbrella service. The detailed informed of payroll umbrella service could be found at https://www.expatguideturkey.com/payroll-accounting-in-turkey/
In order to apply for the montage and repairment purposes visa, firstly foreign employee should fill the visa form at the https://www.konsolosluk.gov.tr/Visa
Start filling the form by entering the pre-registration form and choosing the purposes of staying as montage and repairment purposes
At the second page of the form, you may find the list of required documents which is necessary in particularly to the Turkish Consulate of the country from where the application will be done.
By clicking on I agree with the statements above, the applicant start filling the visa application form which includes his personal details.
Once you complete filling the pre-registration form, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs system will send you a 13digits reference code which should be written to the system in order to continue filling the visa form.
Once this reference code will be entered you will keep filling the application form and go to the page of uploading supportive documents for assembly visa. Please see below the screenshot of the page where the documents should be uploaded.
Once the documents has been uploaded and all filled information was checked, system will transfer you to the next page where you can download visa application form and get an appointment date at the Turkish Consulate of applicant’s country of origin.
Please find below the common list of the documents which should be prepared and submitted to the Turkish Consulate on appointment date in person by the applicant;
- Visa application form
- Biometric Photo
- Medical insurance policy
- Flight Reservation
- Hotel Booking
- A detailed invitation letter from the company in Turkey including place and duration. (This letter should cover all the details of work that will be undertaken in Turkey)
- A detailed letter from your employer in United Kingdom. (This letter should cover all the details of work that will be undertaken in Turkey)
Once the applicant receives the assembly/montage visa which will stamped to the applicant’s passport, employee is allowed to enter to Turkey on next day and work here for 3 months.