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Turkish Work Permit Exemptions
Please see the list below for work permit exemptions;

· Foreign nationals deriving from their rights to be exempted from work permit requirement under bilateral and multilateral agreements in which Turkey stands as a party,

· Foreign nationals that live abroad permanently and enter Turkey temporarily to either engage in cultural, scientific and artistic activities for less than one month or in sport activities for less than four months.

· Foreign nationals who come to Turkey temporarily for less than 3 months, in order to perform assembling, maintenance or training of imported machines and equipment and those coming to deliver equipment or to repair damaged equipment, as long as they provide supporting documents relevant to their purpose of travel.

· Foreign nationals who enter Turkey for training purposes related to exported or imported goods and services.

· Foreign nationals who come to Turkey temporarily for less than 6 months, to perform shows or similar activities in the fairs and circuses outside of the borders of Certified Tourism Investments and Establishment, as long as they provide supporting documents relevant to their purpose of travel.

· Foreign nationals who come to Turkey temporarily in order to improve their knowledge and experience in universities or public institutions and organizations, for a period limited to their education which does not exceed 2 years, provided that the situation is supported with relevant documentation.

· Foreign nationals regarding whom a reasoned offer is made by the relevant authorities about their abilities to render significant contributions to Turkey in socio-cultural, technological and education fields, for a period that does not exceed six months.

· Foreign nationals who come to Turkey within the context of programs executed by the Center of European Union Education and Youth Programs ( Turkish National Agency)

· Foreign interns participating in international internship programs of which the scopes and duration are agreed by Ministry of Labor and Social Security, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a Higher Education Institution.

· Tour Operator Representatives coming to Turkey for a period that does not exceed eight months within a calendar year.

· Foreigner soccer players, other sportsmen and coaches who come to Turkey with the approval of Turkish Football Federation and General Directorate of Youth and Sport for a period determined in their contracts.

· Seafarers having endorsement certificate, which is recognized according to bilateral protocols under the International Convention on Standard of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers – Regulation I / 10 and who work in ships that are operating outside the cabotage zone and registered with the Turkish International Ship Register.

· Foreign Experts assigned in projects within the context of EU-Turkey Financial Co-operation programs.



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