WORK PERMIT APPLICATIONS

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.
As per new rules on residence permits, valid working permissions will be now used as residence permits as well. Thus work permit validity requirement of residence permit application within 30 days upon obtaining the work permit (for consulate applications 30 days was starting upon arrival of work permit holders) will be outlawed.  On the other hand the same as work permits, “Work Permit Exemption Certificates” will also be used as residence permits.

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2.   FOREIGNERS RESIDING INSIDE TURKEY

Foreigners with residence permit valid for at least 6 months 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.

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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10 Responses

  1. Hello
    I am in Turkey working with a company and Work permit is completing this 22 Jan 17. Company has already applied for renew work permit. I want go to my county 10 days before
    1) can get permit 10 days before ( 0n 12 01 2017) ??
    2) Can I go my country without Work permit card ?

    please reply

    • Dear Mr. Rakesh,

      You can leave the country while your work permit card is valid. Once it will be expired you should stay within Turkey as in case if you decide to leave the country after the expiration of your work permit, your staying here would be considered as overstaying, That is why I suggest you to wait untill your work permit extension application will be approved at the Ministry of Labour. Only after that you can leave the country and come back without any problems.

      Thanks,

  2. I was working but have just stopped. How can I now apply for a residence permit? What should I do? (I’m British.)

    • Good day Ms. Kristina,

      Thank you very much for your message.
      You have a right to apply for residence permit within 10 days once the work permit has been cancelled. Our company may asist you with the residence permit applicaiton. For further information, please contact us by phone 444 7 284 or send us an email on info@expatguideturkey.com

      Thank you and best wishes,

      ExpatGuideTurkey team

  3. Hello, I’ve received a job offer from a hospital in Turkey, they told me the work/residence visa will be processed by a travel agency. My question is: is this how it be processed? Not through a governmental office?
    Thank you

    • Dear Ms. Natalie,

      Thank you for your message.

      In order to work in Turkey legally, foreign employee should have a work permit. The work permit application should be done by the employer, not employee Our company may assist your employer to make a work permit application at the Ministry of Labour on behalf of the company’s name. Kindly ask them to contact us for further information.

      Kind regards,

      ExpatGuideTurkey team

  4. hi.i want to ask information regarding on how will my employer rebew my working permit..should she apply it 15 days before the expiry date or still can be apply 15 days after the expiry

    • Dear Sir,

      According to theNew Law on International Labour Force, the employer should apply for an extension prior 2 months and in any case before the expiration of the work permit. Extension applications submitted after the expiration date shall be rejected.

      Best regards,

  5. Hi, I’m a foreigner currently living in Turkey. I currently have a work permit but I want to change jobs. If the gap between my current work permit being cancelled and my new employer applying for a new work permit for me is only a day or two do I still need to get a residence permit first before they can apply? Thanks in advance for your answer.

  6. I am a Electrician.I want go to abroad.

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