Turkey Work Permit for Bulgarian Citizens
Dear visitor, within the scope of visa exemption for Bulgarian citizens, they can reside in Turkey for 90 days without the need for any visa or permit. However, they cannot practice any profession in Turkey during this period. Bulgarian citizens must obtain a work permit in order to work in Turkey. The work permit document is issued by the ministry of Labour and Social Security and is also valid instead of a residence permit.
Work permit applications of Bulgarian citizens can be made in two ways, domestically and abroad. Foreigners of Bulgarian nationality residing in Turkey with a residence permit for at least 6 months can apply for a domestic work permit. Bulgarian nationals residing abroad can apply through the Foreign Representatives of the Republic of Turkey, located in Bulgaria or their third country of permanent residence.
What is Dependent and Independent Work Permit?
Independent work permit is given to foreign nationals working on their own behalf and account. Bulgarian citizens can apply for this work permit if they work in a professional capacity. Dependent work permit is given for a specific period of time.
Dependent work permit is issued by the ministry of Labour and Social Security to a foreigner within under an employer within the framework of an employment or service contract. The important point to be aware of here, is that the employer is the party that must apply in the dependent work permit application. Dependent work permit is not a procedure made on behalf of the foreigner. The dependent work permit application is made by the employer to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.
Where to apply for a work permit from Bulgaria?
Bulgarian citizens who want to come to Turkey to work purposes must first have a contract with a workplace. Afterwards, they have to submit their employment contract to the Foreign Representatives of the Republic of Turkey in Bulgarian or the third country where they permanently reside, and request for a work permit. The application is made by submitting the employment contract to the Foreign Representative Office. In cases where the application is accepted, a 16-digit reference number is given to the applicant. After the reference number is notified to the employer, the foreigner’s work permit application is made by entering the reference number into the system by the employer.
Documents Requested from the Employer
Documents requested from the Bulgarian citizen:
How to apply for a Turkey work permit?
How to extend Turkey Work Permit?
An employer who employs Bulgarian nationals with a work permit within the framework or service contract must apply for a work permit extension. Work permit extension application is made before the expiration of the current work permit and within a maximum of 2 months retroactively.
The work permit is given to work for a certain period of time in the declared position at the workplace specified in the employment contract. For this reason, if the foreigner changes workplace, the current work permit is canceled and the new employer requests for a work permit. If the foreigner continues to work in the same workplace, an application for an extension of the work permit is filed.