FOREIGNER WORK PERMIT AND VISA APPLICATION TO TURKISH EMBASSY OR CONSULATE ABROAD, TO LIVE AND WORK IN TURKEY. WHATSAPP 90 (537) 4538631

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iResidence the dynamic consultant and service agency, operates on full-service and has been sending foreigner nationals to Turkey, for over 17 years. As we saw the government immigration website was complicated we implemented a simple website to make life easier. More importantly, our entire website self guided and easy to use. The Turkish work permit application form is easy to use and can be completed in less than 2 minutes.

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PURSUANT TO WORK PERMIT FOR FOREIGNERS LAW NO. 4817
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Foreigners who wish to work shall obtain the Work permit, permission to work in Turkey. The Foreigner Work permit ID card is specific to the Turkish employer with the name shown on the back of the card. With every job change you receive new ID card.
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For those who have valid Turkish residence permit ID card in Tukey to stay legal and longer, working is not compulsory should you not wish to work. However you will receive an additional Work permit ID card (blue) should you decide to work.

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Foreigners who complete 5 years work permit obtained in Turkey or outside Turkey, has the right to transfer to Turkish citizenship.

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ACCORDING TO FOREIGNERS AND INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION LAW NO. 6458
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Work permit shall substitute for residence permit. Foreigners apply to the Turkish Consulates in the country of citizenship or where they legally reside and enter into Turkey by obtaining “visa for the purpose of work”.
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ACCORDING TO INTERNATIONAL LABOR LAW NO. 6735
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All non-turkish nationals can work and be employed in Turkey and also benefit from social security, medical and retirement. Work permits in Turkey are issued to individuals for 1 year duration only each instance. The normal Foreigner Work Permit must be renewed each time up to 30 days before expiration date. Turkish work permit obtained for 8 years are infinitive and do not require renewal.
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Learn more about professions and duties prohibited to foreigner workers in Turkey
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HOW TO APPLY FOR TURKISH WORK PERMIT?
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1. Foreigners outside Turkey, shall apply with the sponsor Turkish company labor contract and invitation letter, to the Turkish Consulates in their country of residence or of citizenship and enter Turkey in 15 days by Work visa procedure. The powerful Work visa converts into a work permit and residence permit (both on single blue ID Card) provided by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security through your employer, by entering Turkey.

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2. Foreigners inside Turkey, the employer shall start the work permit application and apply with Turkish company labor contract + your valid short-term residence permit (Foreigner ID number) to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security and can obtain Foreigners Work Permit ID Card in 6 days.
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EMPLOYEE APPLCANTS TO OBTAIN WORK PERMIT INSIDE TURKEY

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Short Term Residence Permit in Turkey is issued to non-Turkish individuals, married couple and their children and allows you to stay visa exempt, from 3 months, 6 months, 1 year up to 2 years each instance. The Short Term residence permit is renewed each year with a renewal application, starting from 60 days before the expiration date.

  • Applicants arriving to Turkey with touristic visa, and who have (minimum 6 months valid) Short Term residence permit ID Card to live in Turkey, next can apply for Foreigner Work Permit ID Card with foreigner ID number + registered local address when starting a job and working in Turkey.

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EMPLOYEE APPLCANTS TO OBTAIN WORK PERMIT OUTSIDE TURKEY

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In the case of applications filed abroad, foreigners are required to file work visa application at a consulate of the Republic of Turkey in the country of which they are a citizen or a permanent resident. Your work visa application should be accompanied by a Turkish company Labor Contract, passport and photos.
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  • The consulate will provide you back an Work visa reference number that you will inform your employer.
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  • The Turkish employer in Turkey will then to file an online application at Ministry of Labor and Social Security website and submit the required company documents to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, either in person or via mail, within 10 business days following the date of the candidate’s application to a consulate.
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  • The consulates of the Republic of Turkey and the ministry will execute online approval procedures for the work permit applications filed abroad to issue a work visa to travel and enter Turkey. Make sure to have your Police Character Certificate to upload, doing your work visa application.
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  • The Ministry of Labor and Social Security will provide your employer Work permit reference number in 12 – 15 days usually confirming to issue your Work Visa to travel to Turkey.
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  • The work permit is also a residence permit at the same time. Foreigners entering Turkey with work visa, and converting to work permit are issued an ID Card that also serves the purpose for residence permit, with address registration within 20 days.
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  • Active employment is required at same company to pay the monthly social security fee to govt, or may request for transfer letter after completing  1 month payment and transfer the work permit to the new employer.
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  • Within the scope of law foreigners who shall complete the work permit duration, may transfer direct to 1 year short-term residence permit.
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