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Requirements of Work Permit in Light of International Proficient Exchange

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security together with the ministry of industry and technology set out an international proficient exchange project. This project aims to bring talented individuals into Turkish companies to an international extent. Under the project, the application can be done for foreigners from 112 different occupations .

Which Companies Will Be Able to Apply for International Proficient Exchange?

Turkish companies that carry on in the field of research and devolopment can take advantage of this project to meet the needs of employment of foreigner technology experts.

At the first stage, as a priority the project will be applied for research – development & design companies and for those carry on in technological development areas. Later on, if needed the extent can be widen for other companies.

The foreigner technology experts who employed under this project, will be detected whether they have sufficient qualifications for contributing both to the company and the country. For the foreign experts who meets the qualifications, there will be some exceptions of criterias which are required during the work permit application process .

How to Apply for Work Permit Under the International Proficient Exchange ?

Work permit application can be done on E-Calisma Izni by the legal entity but not the personnel who will be employed.

Based upon the agreement between the two ministries (The Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Ministry of Industry and Technology) the application will be directed to the ministry of industry and technology due to the requirement of intense consideration of technical sufficiencies.

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Which Foreigners Are Considered to Be an International Proficient?

Companies can obtain work permits for foreigners with specializations listed below, exempt from the work permit criteria.

  • Project Manager
  • Manager-Research and Development Services
  • R&D Chief
  • Quality (Management) System Officer
  • Design Manager
  • Technology Transfer Specialist
  • Project Manager
  • Administrator (IT)
  • Software Manager
  • Software Coordinator
  • System Coordinator
  • Physicist
  • Physics Engineer
  • Meteorology Engineer
  • Chemist
  • Geophysics Engineer
  • Geology Engineer
  • Geomorphologist
  • Hydrogeology Engineer
  • Mathematics Engineer
  • Mathematician
  • Statistics and Computer Scientist
  • Computer Scientist
  • Biologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Bioengineer
  • Genetics and Bioinformatics Specialist
  • Agronom (Agricultural Scientist)
  • Biosystems Engineer
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Forest Engineer
  • Water Sciences and Engineering
  • Agricultural Genetic Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Systems Engineer (Production)
  • Productivity Expert
  • Food Engineer
  • 3D Production Specialist
  • Civil Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer/Specialist
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineer
  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Aviation Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Nuclear Energy Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Aircraft Engineer
  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Space Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Mining Engineer
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineer
  • Metallurgy and Materials Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Nanotechnology Engineer
  • Welding Engineer
  • Planning Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Textile Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Chief Engineer
  • Electrical-Electronics Engineer
  • Energy Systems Engineer
  • Electronics and Communication Engineer
  • Map Engineer
  • 10 Geographic Information Systems Specialist
  • Graphic Animator
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Three Dimensional Graphics Animator (3Ds Max)
  • Cartoon and Animation
  • Augmented Reality Expert
  • Systems Analyst (IT)
  • System Architect/Designer
  • IT Solutions Specialist
  • System Specialist/Consultant
  • IT Business Analyst
  • Application Specialist/Consultant (Informatics)
  • 01 Software Engineer
  • 02 Computer Engineer
  • Software Designer
  • Software Developer
  • Artificial Intelligence Engineer
  • Animation Programmer
  • Computer Games Programmer
  • Multimedia Programmer
  • Microcontroller Programmer
  • Mobile Software Development Specialist
  • IT Personnel
  • Game Development Specialist
  • Digital Game Designer
  • Microprocessor Designer
  • System Evaluator
  • Quality Assurance Analyst (Computer)
  • Software Tester
  • System Tester
  • Application Support Specialist (Informatics)
  • Hardware Development Specialist
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Database Architect
  • ETL Specialist/Consultant
  • Big Data Expert/Consultant
  • Data Scientist
  • Business Intelligence Specialist/Consultant
  • Data/Information Management Consultant
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Mining Expert/Consultant
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Informatics Specialist
  • Cloud Computing Specialist

What is the Talent Transfer Scheme Aiming to Achieve?

Technology companies in Turkey have grown rapidly in recent years. This growth has been accompanied by an increase in the need for manpower. In order to maintain their competitive advantage on a global scale, companies in Turkey need to rapidly allocate their needs.

International talents with expertise in the field of technology are seen as a resource that can be utilized by the technology sector. In this context, in order to utilize this resource in the most effective way, some exceptions will be applied to the work permit applications of technology experts who are citizens of foreign countries.

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