Due to increasing volume of work permit applications for Foreign Domestic Workers in Turkey, to prevent abuse of the issue (relative low – cost and easiness of the Foreign Domestic Worker Work Permit application procedures) and for the security of foreigners working in House Works sector, Ministry of Labor and Social Security has decided on the following restrictions.
1) Only applications for Foreign Domestic Workers who will help with Elder or Patient care or those who will work in the households with young child/children will be considered.
2) Need for patient care must be confirmed by a medical report.
3) Except serious situations necessitating special care, applications for Male Domestic workers will not be accepted.
4) During the WP extension application, if it is established that previous social security premiums of domestic workers have not been paid, application will be rejected and the necessary actions against employer will be taken.
Source: Turkish Ministry of Labor and Social Security