Types of Work Permits

Types of Work Permits

As a general rule individuals who have no citizenship bond with the Republic of Turkey, in order to work either dependently or independently, are obliged to have a valid work permit before they start to work. The rules and principles of Non Turkish citizens’ entry to the Turkish labor market are governed by the New Law on International…

Exceptional Work Permit

Exceptional Work Permit

From the outset it should be noted that exceptional work permits are not  exemptions from the work permit requirements, it merely refers to flexible approach of the Ministry in the granting work permits for certain group of foreigners. Work permits are granted in accordance with the pre-determined periods in respect of foreigners’ legal residence and…

Eligibility Criteria for Work Permits

Eligibility Criteria for Work Permits

Basically there are two main criteria that must be satisfied by the employer of foreign personnel before applying for the working permission. Before all else, Turkish foreign labor quota system prescribes that, for every individual work permit requests, company should employ at least 5 full-time Turkish employees within its workplace. Additionally the employer must satisfy…

Documents Required for Work Permit

Documents Required for Work Permit

For non-Turkish citizens, who want to work in Turkey, supporting documents for the work permit application changes according to the sectors that they want to be employed. Employers should also provide appropriate documents relevant to their business sectors. 1. INTERNAL APPLICATIONS Documents required from the foreign personnel are; Employment Contract (signed by foreigner and employer)…

Work Permit Applications

Work Permit Applications

Applications for work permit are made through e-Government portal of Turkey (https://ecalismaizni.ailevecalisma.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. Online application is made through the e-government portal.  Duly applications are finalized by the Ministry at most thirty days…

Student Work Permit

Student Work Permit

Work Permit for Foreign Students According to the New Law on the İnternational Labor Force, foreign students who are enrolled in formal graduate programs as Master’s or Ph.D program  in a higher education institution in Turkey are able to work and apply for work permit. However, foreign students who are enrolled in associate degree or…