Residence & Work permit in Turkey for citizens of Pakistan

To obtain a visa you need to decide the purpose of your visit to Turkey (depending on it: there  will be different form of invitation and the procedure for its completion). There are the following main types of visas and travel purposes:

  • Tourist Visa – tourism
  • Business Visa – conferences, business meetings;
  • Work Visa – work in a Turkish company.

Pakistani citizens who are willing to visit Turkey could get a touristic visa in 2 ways. One of them by getting e-visa online, another option is to apply documents to the Turkish Consulate in case if 1st option could not be applicable to this category of people.

İn order to get an e-visa online, the applicant should meet the requirements below as

  • To have a valid passport, which will cover the period that will be staying in Turkey.
  • Have valid Supporting Document (Valid visa OR valid residence permit from one of the Schengen Countries, USA, UK or Ireland

İn case if the applicant can’t meet the criterias for evisa application, he should apply for touristic visa via Turkish Consulate in Pakistan. Please follow the list of requirement documents which should be submitted to the Turkish Consulate in Pakistan as

  1. İnvitation letter / İncome status
  2. Biometric photo
  3. Flight itinerary reservation
  4. Hotel booking
  5. Bank statement

Once the foreigner get a touristic visa, he can come to Turkey and stay here legally for the certain period of time. İf Pakistani citizen would like to extend its visa, he has a right to apply for short term residence permit. The application should be done while visa is still valid. Once the visa will be expired, foreigner cannot apply for residence permit in Turkey. The short term residence permit allow foreigner to stay in Turkey legally, but it doesnt give any right to work in Turkey legally.

The residence permit could be transferred to work permit later in case if the foreigner have a job offer from the employer. Please note that foreign employee cannot apply and get a work permit by himself. The one and only who can get a work permit for employee is employer. Employer should apply for a work permit to the Ministry of Labour. Generally the application process and evaluation takes 30 working days. The initial work permit is granted for 1 year and subsequently  is renewable further.

The work permit application and procedure could be found in our website https://www.expatguideturkey.com/work-permit-applications/

93 Comments

  • hadimkoy it’s a scam and a big fraud please be aware don’t pay any money to them this is mother fuckers who trying to fool people and earn money fuck you hadimkoy fuckers wipe my ass with your contract.

    • RANDY ANTIG ELLOSO

      I am currently in ISTANBUL, and have just visited the Company for confirmation of the Job Offer I received from Hadimkoy. Offer of Employment remains very GENUINE, and I have just begun the process of getting my work permits.

    • Constantin Mihai

      The Offer Letter is authentic. I am in Turkey right now and already getting acquainted with the Hadimkoy work metropolis after fulfilling my work permits’s requirement through the approved Agency.

    • Jaturapit Multongka

      Below is the latest correspondence from travel Agency…

      Attn: Jaturapit,

      In order to commence processing your permits into Turkey, please fill attached Visa form, and send us together with scan copies of identification documents as listed below:

      1) Data page of international passport
      2) Filled Visa/work permits form
      3) Passport sized photograph

      Send us also, the Government/Immigration charges below:

      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

      Payment for family status processing is USD 2450, and this amount will cover for your entire family. Also include the passport copies/photos of all your family members.

      We will send by courier service the original Work Permit Papers/Entry Visa and all hard copies of documents to your address., please indicate your postal address while reverting with the work permit requirements.

      Yours Sincerely,
      Jane Fell!

  • Edgar Dela Cruz

    Hadimkoy Group
    To:
    edgar delacruz

    Apr 11 at 6:42 PM

    Dear Edgar Manantan Dela Cruz,

    This is an affirmation that your experience and qualifications were found successful for the requirements of Hadimkoy Group-Istanbul.

    Please find attached herewith, the contract package for your perusal and digest. Upon acceptance, sign on the last page, resend us and to Jane Fell Travels -Turkey for the processing of your Turkish residence/work permits, which will enable you to legally live/work in Turkey.

    Jane Fell Travels Contact Details:
    Address: Ground Floor Kucuk House,
    Kat No: 5, Fatih-Istanbul.
    Tel: 00905396650471
    Email: janefelltraveltr@outlook.com

    Update us with the process between you and the Travel Agency in case of advice where necessary, and ensure you provide their requirements for the fastest process from their office.

    Meanwhile, there will be a mandatory orientation/training exercise for all new employees which will take place within the premises ofHadimkoy Group-Istanbul and this program will start 7 days on arrival for work sign-on.

    Should you require more information, please contact us for further clarifications.

    Management,
    Hadimkoy Group
    2-9 Incertepe Mahallesi
    Atalay Cad. P.O.Box 33456
    Istanbul, Republic of Turkey.
    Telephone: +905-550281021
    Emails: screen.hadimkoy@gmail.com OR info@hadimkoyoil.com
    Website: http://www.hadimkoyoil.com

    I received this email can i confirmed from your company if its true

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Dear Edgar,
      Thank you for your comment.

      We do not have any informations about this company so we can not confirm if this offer is real or not. But as recently we received a lot of signals about fake companies asking employers to pay for work permit in advance, we strongly advice you to be careful and not to pay for any services unless you make sure it is not a scam.

      Best Regards

  • Shaikh shadan mateen

    Dear sir,
    I wanna ask that can we renew the resident permit of if its getting expired and if yes then how many time we can renew the resident permit.

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can renew your residence permit 2 months before its expiration date. There is no defined limit for extending short term residence permit but after 8 years of having residence permit in Turkey uninterruptedly, it is possible to apply for long term residence permit.

      Best Regards

  • Akhlaque ahmad

    Hello sir i need whole information about residence visa or work visa for turkey i m banker n have 14 years experience.

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,

      For work permit you need to find job in Turkey first and then your employer can apply for it before or after you come here.
      For residence permit you need visa to Turkey due to purposes of stay and after arrival you can apply for adequate residence permit.

      Thank you and have a good day

  • imtiaz ahmed

    sir i want bussiness work permif

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,

      work permit application for an employee can be made only by an employer. That means that to apply for work permit you need to find a job in Turkey and then your employer can make an application before or after you arrive to Turkey.

      Thank you and have a good day

  • SAEED KALHORO

    Hi Sir

    I am Pakistani national and working in travel company, am planing to visit turkey and want to convert my visit visa to multi pal entry visa or residency permit so i can travel their any time when ever i need.
    Please guide me that what is the process and what documents do you need.

    Regards

    Saeed Kalhoro
    +964 750 331 2275
    +92 333 352 3459

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      You can apply for residence permit after you arrive to Turkey. To obtain residence permit you will need to buy or rent an apartment. İf you want, our company will be glad to assist you during application process. The cost of our services is 900 TL plus health insurance costs. For more details you can contact us at: info@expatguideturkey.com

      Best Regards

      • SAEED KALHORO

        Thanks for the response,
        Actually i don’t need to get stay their i just need to get residence permit for frequent visits at any time

  • Muhammad Farhan

    Hello i need information i have valid visa of turkey for 16 days . can i eligible for residence permit .?? if i apply can you please tell me the complete processs and total expenses for getting TRP ??

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Dear Muhammad,

      İf it is not a transit visa, you can apply for Residence Permit as long as your visa is valid. İf you want, our company can assist you during application process. The cost of our services is 900 TL plus health insurance costs.

      Thank you and have a good day

  • Khurram Iqbal

    I received Offer letter from Bakirkoy Oil and Gas, and they advised our official policy that all our employees must bear the financial responsibilities for their Work Permits’ processing, as a proof of their seriousness to join us, and they are to contact JANE FELL TRAVELS–TURKEY, in this regard.
    Hence any expense incurred during this process shall be refunded to the candidate after five (5) working days of
    concluding all Immigration process. Please confirm it is real or fake?.

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As we do not have any informations about this company, we can not confirm if it is a real job offer. That is why we advice you to be careful and not to send any money in advance until you make sure it is not a scam.

      Best Regards

    • Sami Haider

      I also have received the same offer letter. I am not sure weather it is fake or real job offer.
      But to me it seems to be fake. Because the same offer letter is available on https://www.scribd.com/document/372183883/Bakirkoy-Softcopy
      If you got any further information kindly do let me know.

    • Mech_Eng

      Hi Khurram,

      Any update on that offer? I’ve just received the same but from Kadikoy Oil&Gas Co. Been in Oil&Gas almost 20 years now and can clearly see that conditions are too good to be true…The letterhead is of a low quality and email sent from gmail. Jane Fell Travels has no official website and email address is @outlook.com ;

      That is their website address: http://www.kadikoyoil.com

  • As i know if someone come to Turkey they can apply for temporary resident permit. i would like to know that whats the validity of temporary resident permit?

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,

      Thank you for your comment.

      If you are planning to stay in Turkey for more than three months, you are obligated to apply for a residence permit. Usually a temporary residence permit is granted for one year, but you can apply for a permit for two years. If you want, our company will assist you in the process of applying for a residence permit. The cost of our services is 900TL per person plus health insurance costs.

      Kind Regards

      • I have Turkey Visit Visa for 7 days stay, which will expire on 30 April, so like said you can i can apply for 2 years temporary resident permit, so i will probably go for 2 years.
        can you please let me know what documents do i need to provide you for this purpose? and what is the estimated delivery time for the 2 years resident permit?

  • azlan khan

    Hi my name is Azlan and I am from Pakistan I got turkey visits visa I want to convert in residence permit for one year so can it possible and how many charge one year residency i mean wht a price foe one year residency me my wife and my son 13 year age

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,

      Thank you for your comment.

      If you have a tourist visa, you can apply for a residence permit. You will have to buy or rent a flat in Turkey and provide you with health insurance. In addition, you should have $ 500 for each month of your stay. So, if you plan to stay in Turkey for 1 year, you must submit $ 6,000 to your bank account. If you want our company will assist you in the process of applying for a residence permit. The cost of our services is 900TL per person plus health insurance costs.

      Kind Regards

  • Muhammad Waqas

    Dear Sir,
    I m from Pakistan and want to work in Turkey. How can I get work visa? Could you pls suggest me legal ideas?

    Regards,
    M Waqas

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Dear Mr. Muhammad,

      Thank you for your comment.

      To get a work permit in Turkey, you must first find a job. According to Turkish law, a foreigner can not obtain a work permit. The employer will apply for a work permit on behalf of a foreigner. You can use, for example, websites like http://www.kariyer.net/. We are not a work agency.

      Kind Regards

  • Hi my name is Mazar and I am from Pakistan I got turkey visits visa for ten days but now I want to convert in residence permit for one year so can it possible if yes so what will be the procedure please.

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Hello,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Once the foreigner get a touristic visa, he can come to Turkey and stay here legally for the certain period of time. İf Pakistani citizen would like to extend its visa, he has a right to apply for short term residence permit. The application should be done while visa is still valid. Once the visa will be expired, foreigner cannot apply for residence permit in Turkey. The short term residence permit allow foreigner to stay in Turkey legally, but it doesnt give any right to work in Turkey legally.

      Kind Regards

  • Dear sir Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh
    sir I am working here in Saudi Arabia road construction company Shobha Jazeera
    heavy equipment
    my experience 10 years
    I am allrounder heavy equipment
    motor grader well loder forklifters
    sir I like it your country
    please sir I need work visa
    thank you very much sir
    I am waiting for your email

    • ExpatGuideTurkey

      Dear Sir,

      Thank you for your comment.

      We are not job agency.
      As far as your work permit is concerned, according to Turkish law your employer may apply for such permission for you. First, however, you must find a job.
      You can apply for a residence permit on the basis of a tourist visa. For this purpose, you should buy or rent a flat in Turkey. In addition, you should have $ 500 on your account for each month of your stay in Turkey. If you want we will help you in obtaining a residence permit. The cost of our services is 900 Turkish lir plus health insurance costs.

      Kind Regards

  • Dr Faizan

    Dr Faizan
    I’m a doctor, I have completed Doctor of physiotherapy course and I want to work in Turkey Istunbul , How can I apply for work in turkey I’m from Pakistan??

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