Turkish Work Permit Application for Turkish Work Visa to enter Turkey. Live and Work in Turkey under 30 days. WhatsApp Now +90 530 1130728

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Revised May 2018. Resource, Ministry of Labor Social Security Ankara, Turkey
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iResidence is a dynamic consultant and service agency that operates on full-service that has been sending nationals alike Pakistani, Indian, Nigerian 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 Foreigners who wish to work in Turkey shall obtain the WORK PERMIT from their TURKISH EMPLOYER when hired for WORK.
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The FOREIGNER WORK PERMIT ID Card is specific to the COMPANY NAME on the back of the card and changes when you change job and transferred to a NEW COMPANY.

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For those who have TOURISTIC RESIDENCE PERMIT to stay legal and longer in Turkey, WORK PERMIT is not compulsory should you not wish to WORK, however you will receive also the FOREIGNERS WORK PERMIT ID CARD (blue) when you decide to WORK.
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ACCORDING TO INTERNATIONAL FOREIGNERS PROTECTION LAW NO. 6458 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 (UIK) that entered into force on the date of publication in the Official Gazette No.29800 dated 13 August 2016, 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 DO I APPLY FOR TURKISH WORK PERMIT
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Foreigners outside Turkey shall apply with Turkish company labor contract (invitation and sponsorship documents) to the Turkish Consulates in their country of residence or of citizenship, and enter Turkey in 15 days with work visa procedure. The powerful work visa converts into a work permit and residence permit both, entering Turkey.
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Foreigners inside Turkey shall apply with a valid short-term residence permit (Foreigner ID number) to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security and can obtain work permit ID Card in 5 days.
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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 an 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 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 10 – 12 days usually confirming to issue your WORK VISA 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.
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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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