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.

239 Comments

  • Irfan Ali

    I want to work permit in turkey and want Turkish residency.
    can you assist me for having job in turkey?

    • Expatguide

      Hello,
      Unfortunately we can not help you to find a job in Turkey. You can search for a job in Turkey through websites such as http://www.kariyer.net. Once you find a job your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

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  • Shahzad Rasheed

    I am shahzad Rasheed from Pakistan I have 5 year experience in security job in Dubai and now I am job less I need job kindley help me I have also driving license .

    • Expatguide

      Hello,
      Unfortunately we can not help you to find a job in Turkey. You can search for a job in Turkey through websites such as http://www.kariyer.net. Once you find a job your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

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  • Christiaan Swindon

    I got a job offer in Turkey fron Cengiz Holdi gs.they gave me a email to speak with travel agency for works permit.
    Do you need to Pay $2400 for security reasons when going to work in turkey.im from South Africa

    • Expatguide

      Hello,
      We do not know any details of this offer, however as by Turkish Labor Law no security deposit is required from foreigners during work permit application process. We strongy recommend you to be careful and not to make any payment in advance as this offer can be a scam.

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  • Nasir

    Sir I need turrky Vesa for work

    • Expatguide

      Hello,
      You can search for a job in Turkey through websites such as http://www.kariyer.net. Once you find a job your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country. Once the application is approved foreigners receive work visa in order to enter Turkey.

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  • Muhammad adil zaib

    Sallam sir i worked in turkey since 2014 to 2017 till the end now im in pakistan so my boss need me to back in his company so what shuld he do???note i worked in turkey as a illegal migrant….plz sir tell me the right way to

    • Expatguide

      Hello,
      If you were not banned to reenter Turkey your employer can apply for your work permit while you are abroad. You will also need to submit documents for work permit application in nearest Turkish consulate. Once the application is approved you will receive work visa in order to enter Turkey on this basis.

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  • Shermeen

    Asalam o alikum i wana apply for work permit in turkey how can i apply for a teaching job over here n how i get work permit plz guide me

    • Expatguide

      Hello,
      You can search for a job in Turkey through websites such as http://www.kariyer.net. Once you find a job your future employer must apply for your work permit. Foreigners can not apply for work permit in their own name or without having a job in Turkey. Application for foreigner who has residence permit valid in total for at least 6 months can be done within Turkey. For foreigners who are not residence permit holders, application must be done via Turkish Consulate in their home country.

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