work permit

If you want to work in Turkey you will need a work permit. The regulations in Turkey are particularly stringent and follow a set of strict criteria. Our experience staff can guide you through these criteria and the application process to ensure you have the best chance of obtaining your work permit.

This service is generally aimed at companies in Turkey or foreign companies in Turkey.


Work permits for a definite period of time

This permit is typically issued for the duration of one year. After this time it can be extended by up to three years providing it is for the same job with the same employer. It is then possible to extend this permit for a further three years, valid for work with any employer provided the profession remains the same.

Working permission for an indefinite period of time

This type of permit may be granted to those foreigners who have been residing in Turkey legally and uninterruptedly for at least eight years or have completed a total working period of six years in Turkey.

Independent Work Permit

An independent work permit is available to foreigners setting up a business operation, and have also lived consistently in Turkey for at least five years. They need to show that their business will create employment opportunities or contribute to local economic development. If they qualify, a Certificate of Application for Independent Work Permit is issued. This is valid for three months, during which time the business is set up and the trade register record submitted to the department.

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