Obtaining a Work Permit in Turkey

Wondering how to get a work permit in Turkey? Well, today is your lucky day!

Obtaining a work permit is one of the challenges that many foreigners have to deal with in any country. Anyone who wants to find a job legally has to get this permit from the relevant government institutions, and this also applies to Turkey. The good news is that Turkey has made several improvements that greatly simplify the process compared to most other countries.

You can hire a specialist and get help from agencies, or you can apply individually. Turkey has no application restrictions in this regard. In this guide, we are going to provide the details you may want to know.

Where Should You Apply to Obtain a Work Permit in Turkey?

If you are in Turkey right now, you can apply to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. If you are abroad, then you can apply to embassies or consulates-general of the Republic of Turkey.

If you are already in Turkey for educational purposes and have at least 6 months residence permit, you can directly apply to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security within this period.

Documents You Need to Provide to Obtain a Work Permit in Turkey

The papers you need to provide can be grouped under three headings. If you’re going to start a business on your own, the following paperwork will be required for the application:

  • Turkish Trade Registry Gazette proving the most recent capital and partnership structure of your organization.
  • Balance sheet and profit/loss statement approved by a Turkish tax office of a tax professional and issued in the current year.
  • Latest activity certificate.
  • Certificate of good standing.
  • Electronic signature on behalf of the employer.
  • 26-digit social security institution workplace registration number.
  • Application form for obtaining a work permit.
  • Copy of the two passport pages, which are the page where your photo is available and stamped page showing the date of last entry to Turkey.
  • 1 biometric photo with white background.
  • (If you are in Turkey) Copy of your residence permit card.
  • (If you are abroad) Reference number.

On the other hand, if you are going to work in a Turkish company or a company that has tax registration in Turkey, you will need to provide the following documents:

  • Copy of the two passport pages, which are the page where your photo is available and stamped page showing the date of last entry to Turkey.
  • 1 biometric photo with white background.
  • Original and notarized Turkish translation copy of undergraduate or associate degree diploma.
  • (If you are in Turkey) Copy of your residence permit card.
  • (If you are abroad) Reference number.

If you are going to be a partner to any company that is operating in Turkey, besides the documents specified in the first section; you need to provide additional paperwork, which is the list of attendees showing the partnership share.

For a hassle-free application, it’s always a good idea to seek professional help, such as hiring an agency to handle your application processes.

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