How to get an assembly visa to Turkey?

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.

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  • ATA Kurumsal

    Please find below three alternatives of employing foreign employee in Turkey.

    1. Assembly visa

    Assembly visa allows foreign employees to stay here for 3 months within one year, without the possibility of extension it. Generally, 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, provided that they do not exceed the total stay of three months within a year as of the date of entry into Turkey.
    In order to get this visa, local Turkish company provides employee who currently works in abroad country with the invitation letter and other supportive documents. The process of getting this assembly visa takes up to 10 days. The foreign employee may do the activity without getting a work permit for 3 months, turkish company is exempted from the local payroll taxes and Social Security contributions. Employee’s salary could be paid by the abroad’s company to his personal bank account.

    2. Work permit in Turkey

    Please be informed that in order to apply for work permit for employee, the employer should make a work permit application to the Ministry of Labour. There are two ways of making work permit application: within Turkey or from abroad. In case if the foreign employee doesn’t have a residence permit in Turkey the work permit application should be done from the applicant’s country of origin / residing country. Firstly, local company prepare the list of the required documents as petition, invitation letter and etc. for foreigner which should be submitted to the Turkish Consulate of the employee’s homecountry. Before submitt,ng documents, employee should fill the visa application form and get an appointment date at the Turkish Consulate. Foreigner will submit the documents on appointment date and get a reference number which is valid for 10 days.Within these 10 days the employer should fill the form online and submit the list of original documents to the Ministry of Labour in Ankara. Generally the process of evaluation takes up to 30 working days. Once work permit is approved, foreign applicant should visit Turkish Consulate, pay the work visa fee and get his visa stamped to the passport. On next day foreign employee may enter to Turkey and work here legally for 1 year with the following extension if needed. The employer should register employee at Social Security İnstitution (SGK) and pay the SocialPremium contributions monthly.

    Besides, please be informed that there is a list of countries, with whom Turkey has a bilateral agreement regarding Social Security contributions and payroll taxes.Regarding Germany and Turkey, there is mutual agreement between these two countries which states that the foreign employee who makes social security contributions in Germany might be exempted from Social Security payments in Turkey.

    3. Payroll umbrella service.

    Our company provides PEO services for many temporary international and local staff under our payroll umbrella. Our payroll umbrella service includes;

    · On the basis of this service, abroad company should not open any branches in Turkey and will not make any tax contributions to Turkey.
    · Obtaining of the work permit according to the İnternation Labour Law.
    · Making payment of payroll taxes and Social Security contributions on employee’s name

    Please be informed that once the work permit will be approved, our company will issue a monthly invoice which includes our service fee + payroll taxes and SGK taxes+ foreigner’s NET salary. Our company will be responsible for payroll tax and SGK contributions each month and we have to transfer the minimum salary which is indicated to the Ministry of Labour to the employee’s local bank account.

    Ata Kurumsal Danışmanlık provides service to all abovementioned procedures. We will be happy to assist you with the procedure at any time.

    If there will be any questions, please feel free to contact me.

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