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)
  • Passport Copy
  • Diploma Copy (Translated to Turkish by sworn translator)
  • If applicable a letter of recommendation (Translated to Turkish by sworn translator)
  • Copy of Valid Residence permit for at least 6 months
  • One biometric photo
  • The original of the existing work permit (effective in work permit extension applications)Documents required from the employer are;
    • · A work permit application petition addressing Ministry of Labor and Social Security,
    • · A work permit application form addressed to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security,
    • · Balance sheet and statement of profit and loss related to last year of the institution (approved by tax administration or chartered accountant),
    • · The Turkish Trade Registry Gazette indicating the most recent capital and shareholding structure of the organization,
    • · Commercial Activity Certificate,
    • · Give authorisation to person via electronic signature to do the online work permit application
    • · Documents showing the employer company has no unpaid tax debt (effective in work permit extension applications)

    It should be noted that the list above is not exhaustive. Ministry of Labor and Social Security has discretion to demand other documents during the evaluation period. The supporting documents may also change in accordance with the business sector of the employer and/or with the nature of the work.

    2. ABROAD APPLICATIONS

    Common Documents required from foreign personnel;

    • Passport
    • Work visa application Form
    • Employment Contract
    • One Biometric Photo
    • Under the discretion of the foreign representatives of Turkey or in accordance with bilateral agreements, some other supporting documents might be demanded for work visa applications.
      Common Documents required from the employer are;

      • · A work permit application petition addressing Ministry of Labor and Social Security,
      • · A work permit application form addressed to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security,
      • · Employment Contract (signed by foreigner and employer)
      • · Passport Copy of Foreigner (Translated to Turkish by sworn translator),
      • · Diploma Copy of Foreigner (Translated to Turkish by sworn translator)
      • · If applicable a letter of recommendation of Foreigner (Translated to Turkish by sworn translator)
      • · Balance sheet and statement of profit and loss related to last year of the institution (approved by tax administration or chartered accountant),
      • · The Turkish Trade Registry Gazette indicating the most recent capital and shareholding structure of the organization,
      • · Commercial Activity Certificate,
      • · Give authorisation to person via electronic signature to do the online work permit application.

       

     

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07:38 06 Jan 21
Hello. Thank you for help and support and answering our questions. it is the second time that I ask a question because... I forgot the previous time. If someone want to apply for Short Term Resident Permit but the expiry date of Passport does not allow for one year, then is it possible to apply for shorter period like ten months and 120 days outside of Turkey rule still exist or not? Thank you againread more
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Thank you very much for answering my first question. I forgot to ask the other question that I had. If my mother... passport does not allow her to apply for short term resident permit for a year because of expiry date of her passport can she apply for ten months instead of one year? I also heard that 120 days outside of country rule is not apply anymore.read more
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07:20 27 Nov 20
Hi i have finally received my residence card yesterday.5 months from start to finish 🤔The problem l have now is my... surname on my card is spelt incorrect.How can l get this fixed? Will it cost me more money if so how much? Will l need to give them a new photo?I went to open a bank account and was told that my address isnot linked to my card. Why is that?How do l get my address linked to the card?Am l able to still do this while l sort out the surname mistake?I am from Australia would l be able to extend my 12 months visa if l am still here?If not, what would l need to do so l was able to extend?Your help is much appreciatedread more
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11:53 13 Nov 20
Hello, We are planing to apply for residence permit in turkey by investing in property, I have a question that my... husband will be the principal applicant (owner of property ) stays in abroad for 6 months in an year as he is a business person and he has to look after his business but on the other hand we (wife and 2kids) will stay in turkey and follow the protocol to get citizenship in 5 years period.1. will my husband be able to apply for citizenship of all 4 of us as the main applicant? if not?2. will I and my kids will be eligible to get citizenship, if we are eligible, will I be able to apply for his citizenship based on my citizenship status?Or what do you suggest that we should done as the aim is to get the citizenship in 5 years period for the entire family.An expert opinion will be highly appreciatedThanksread more
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I gained lots of knowledge with help of this web site it is very informative.I have some questions plz answer .1 -... What is the minimum house price to buy in order to get a residency permit?2 - we are a family of three me 46 year old my son aged 22 and daughter aged 19 . can we by one house or 3 houses to get property residency permit for all of us ?3 - How many month a person to stay in turkey per year for qualify a Turkish passport because my both adult children are studying medicine in Georgia .4 - How many years will the three of us have to wait to get citizenship?read more
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HelloIm from Iran ( I have Iranian Passport ) but I live in Budapest. I would like to study in Turkey. Do I have to... get a student visa from Turkish embassy before going to Turkey or can I just go to Turkey and register at my course and then apply for Student residence permit ?May I also ask how long does it take to get an appointment at the immigration office and then how long does it take to receive the Student residence permit ?Thank you very much for your helpBest regardsread more
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AFSAR ALI KHAN
AFSAR ALI KHAN
5 years ago

I want residence permit.
JOB WANTED: CNC ROUTER OPERATOR
I am from Pakistan
our mob:+92 321 9006150

Gabriel Gabrillo
Gabriel Gabrillo
3 years ago

Hello Expat Guide Turkey!

Thank you for your extensive and informative information regarding work permit and other pertinent applications for foreign people residing in Turkey.

I would say that your website along with your competent personnel are very much helpful.

KUDOS to the Job well done!

I will be in touch for further inquiries and consulting advise needs.

CHEERS!

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Gabriel Gabrillo
3 years ago

Thank You Mr Gabriel,

We are trying our best to give the best service and information aailable.

Best Regards,
ExpatGuideTurkey Team

Moji
Moji
3 years ago

Ive a question if you pls can reply me.
I dont have high school diploma , but i have beauty diploma, in this case , can i get work permit for a job like , spa manager in turky?
Than you

Moji
Moji
Reply to  Moji
3 years ago

Hi dear
Is business& knowledge diploma accepted, instead high school diploma for turkish work permit?
Is this kind of diploma equal to high school diploma in turkey?
Thank you , appriciated.

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Moji
3 years ago

Dear Sir/Madam,

We do not know the exact equivalence for every diploma. The only thing we can say is that as long as you had an education and a diploma after secondary school it should be valid.

Best Regards,
ExpatGuideTurkey Team

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Moji
3 years ago

Dear Sir/Madam,

A Beauty Diploma might be enough for some kind of aplications. While a Diploma is strongly advised for Work Permit application it is not mandatory for some jobs.

We strongly advise to first consult and check before making the application.

Best Regards,
ExpatGuideTurkey Team

Jasmine
Jasmine
3 years ago

Hello , I have already a work permit with a company with some job position , but i want change the company and work in different job . my question is : my new company will apply new one but should i give same document such a diploma and other (start from 0 ) or my diploma are already registration in the ministry and they will only issue for me a new one for new company ?

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Jasmine
3 years ago

Hi Jasemine,

Thank you for your comment.

In every new application you have to complete the required documents, the documents you gave in the previous application are registered in the company you are working in, and you will have to send the required documents again as you will be transferred to the new company.

Kind Regards

Richard CONRAD
Richard CONRAD
3 years ago

Hello,

I have a one month internship offer in Turkey that I accepted. I was told that I would just have to give the name of the company to the consulate and then the consulate would contact the company (it is a big firm). I have a few doubts about this. Could you share you opinion about this info?

Thank you

Shahab Ul Haq
Shahab Ul Haq
2 years ago

Sir i am M.B.A in Marketing and have 17 years sales experience
Can i apply for work permit viza….

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Shahab Ul Haq
2 years ago

Hello,

You can not apply for work permit by yourself, only if you find job in Turkey your employer can submit the application for you.

Kind Regards

viennie
viennie
2 years ago

Hello Expat Guide Turkey,

Im on a business trip to Turkey with a short stay business. Can i enrol into a Masters program and have my visa changed or i will have to return to my country before apllying for a sudy permit?

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  viennie
2 years ago

Hello,
Thank you for your comment.

You can not apply for student residence permit basing on business visa. After you enroll into school in Turkey you must obtain student visa to be able to apply for residence permit.

Kind Regards,

Adeniyi wasiu
Adeniyi wasiu
2 years ago

I need to start my masters. I studied History and Diplomatic Studies in First degree and I equally need a job to corroborate my academic. Thanks.

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Adeniyi wasiu
2 years ago

Hello,
Thank you for your comment.

Unfortunately, we can not help you to find a job. As a master degree student you are allowed to work in Turkey and before you start a job, your future employer must apply for your work permit. After you find an employer, our company would be glad to provide them with assistance regarding work permit application.

Kind Regards,

MEHBOOB Alam
MEHBOOB Alam
2 years ago

Dear Sir

Good evening!

I am Mehboob Alam Pakistani National, from Gujranwala Punjab. I receive an offer letter from Summa Construction company Turkey as Store incharge which I send back after signing. Now HR ask me about other requirements such as Mentioned below # 4 they Need 2000 USD security by Western union or money Grame (Sender should be any of my relatives and receiver should be my Named full as mentioned in attached File Bank statement is not acceptable . I want to confirm it is the way to issue work entry permit to Turkish for Pakistani or it is any fraud. Advice please.

and find all documents offer letter and requirements Paper send by HR summa Construction company and Consultant to me.

Check-list of Requirements to be submitted;

1. Immediate Mobile telephone number (For DHL Delivery of your Visa Materials)
2. Full Mailing address (For DHL Delivery of your Visa Materials)
3. Completed Turkish Work Permit Visa Application Form (Attached in this e-mail)
4. Basic Travel Allowance deposit receipt (Read Attached Carefully)
5. Your current photo passport
6. International Passport
7. Medical Report

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  MEHBOOB Alam
2 years ago

Hello,
Thank you for your comment.

We do not have any detailed informations about this application, however, deposit is not required in order to obtain work permit and it is highly possible that this offer is a scam. We highly recommend you to be careful and not to pay anyone in advance until you make sure that the job offer is real.

Kind Regards,

Ina
Ina
2 years ago

Hi!
Do you have any information about the procedures on transferring the work permit to another employer?

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Ina
2 years ago

Hello,
Thank you for your comment.

It is only possible to transfer work permit if both of your employers- current and future, agree for the procedure and if you have been working in current workplace for at least 6 months. Our company can guide and assist your employers throughout the transfer procedures.

Best Regards,

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AFSAR ALI KHAN
AFSAR ALI KHAN
5 years ago

I want residence permit.
JOB WANTED: CNC ROUTER OPERATOR
I am from Pakistan
our mob:+92 321 9006150

Gabriel Gabrillo
Gabriel Gabrillo
3 years ago

Hello Expat Guide Turkey!

Thank you for your extensive and informative information regarding work permit and other pertinent applications for foreign people residing in Turkey.

I would say that your website along with your competent personnel are very much helpful.

KUDOS to the Job well done!

I will be in touch for further inquiries and consulting advise needs.

CHEERS!

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Gabriel Gabrillo
3 years ago

Thank You Mr Gabriel,

We are trying our best to give the best service and information aailable.

Best Regards,
ExpatGuideTurkey Team

Moji
Moji
3 years ago

Ive a question if you pls can reply me.
I dont have high school diploma , but i have beauty diploma, in this case , can i get work permit for a job like , spa manager in turky?
Than you

Moji
Moji
Reply to  Moji
3 years ago

Hi dear
Is business& knowledge diploma accepted, instead high school diploma for turkish work permit?
Is this kind of diploma equal to high school diploma in turkey?
Thank you , appriciated.

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Moji
3 years ago

Dear Sir/Madam,

We do not know the exact equivalence for every diploma. The only thing we can say is that as long as you had an education and a diploma after secondary school it should be valid.

Best Regards,
ExpatGuideTurkey Team

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Moji
3 years ago

Dear Sir/Madam,

A Beauty Diploma might be enough for some kind of aplications. While a Diploma is strongly advised for Work Permit application it is not mandatory for some jobs.

We strongly advise to first consult and check before making the application.

Best Regards,
ExpatGuideTurkey Team

Jasmine
Jasmine
3 years ago

Hello , I have already a work permit with a company with some job position , but i want change the company and work in different job . my question is : my new company will apply new one but should i give same document such a diploma and other (start from 0 ) or my diploma are already registration in the ministry and they will only issue for me a new one for new company ?

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Jasmine
3 years ago

Hi Jasemine,

Thank you for your comment.

In every new application you have to complete the required documents, the documents you gave in the previous application are registered in the company you are working in, and you will have to send the required documents again as you will be transferred to the new company.

Kind Regards

Richard CONRAD
Richard CONRAD
3 years ago

Hello,

I have a one month internship offer in Turkey that I accepted. I was told that I would just have to give the name of the company to the consulate and then the consulate would contact the company (it is a big firm). I have a few doubts about this. Could you share you opinion about this info?

Thank you

Shahab Ul Haq
Shahab Ul Haq
2 years ago

Sir i am M.B.A in Marketing and have 17 years sales experience
Can i apply for work permit viza….

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Shahab Ul Haq
2 years ago

Hello,

You can not apply for work permit by yourself, only if you find job in Turkey your employer can submit the application for you.

Kind Regards

viennie
viennie
2 years ago

Hello Expat Guide Turkey,

Im on a business trip to Turkey with a short stay business. Can i enrol into a Masters program and have my visa changed or i will have to return to my country before apllying for a sudy permit?

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  viennie
2 years ago

Hello,
Thank you for your comment.

You can not apply for student residence permit basing on business visa. After you enroll into school in Turkey you must obtain student visa to be able to apply for residence permit.

Kind Regards,

Adeniyi wasiu
Adeniyi wasiu
2 years ago

I need to start my masters. I studied History and Diplomatic Studies in First degree and I equally need a job to corroborate my academic. Thanks.

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Adeniyi wasiu
2 years ago

Hello,
Thank you for your comment.

Unfortunately, we can not help you to find a job. As a master degree student you are allowed to work in Turkey and before you start a job, your future employer must apply for your work permit. After you find an employer, our company would be glad to provide them with assistance regarding work permit application.

Kind Regards,

MEHBOOB Alam
MEHBOOB Alam
2 years ago

Dear Sir

Good evening!

I am Mehboob Alam Pakistani National, from Gujranwala Punjab. I receive an offer letter from Summa Construction company Turkey as Store incharge which I send back after signing. Now HR ask me about other requirements such as Mentioned below # 4 they Need 2000 USD security by Western union or money Grame (Sender should be any of my relatives and receiver should be my Named full as mentioned in attached File Bank statement is not acceptable . I want to confirm it is the way to issue work entry permit to Turkish for Pakistani or it is any fraud. Advice please.

and find all documents offer letter and requirements Paper send by HR summa Construction company and Consultant to me.

Check-list of Requirements to be submitted;

1. Immediate Mobile telephone number (For DHL Delivery of your Visa Materials)
2. Full Mailing address (For DHL Delivery of your Visa Materials)
3. Completed Turkish Work Permit Visa Application Form (Attached in this e-mail)
4. Basic Travel Allowance deposit receipt (Read Attached Carefully)
5. Your current photo passport
6. International Passport
7. Medical Report

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  MEHBOOB Alam
2 years ago

Hello,
Thank you for your comment.

We do not have any detailed informations about this application, however, deposit is not required in order to obtain work permit and it is highly possible that this offer is a scam. We highly recommend you to be careful and not to pay anyone in advance until you make sure that the job offer is real.

Kind Regards,

Ina
Ina
2 years ago

Hi!
Do you have any information about the procedures on transferring the work permit to another employer?

ExpatGuideTurkey
ExpatGuideTurkey
Reply to  Ina
2 years ago

Hello,
Thank you for your comment.

It is only possible to transfer work permit if both of your employers- current and future, agree for the procedure and if you have been working in current workplace for at least 6 months. Our company can guide and assist your employers throughout the transfer procedures.

Best Regards,

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