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    Turkey Work Permit

    Welcome to our Turkey Work Permit page

    It is the type of residence permit category that foreign citizens should apply for when they come to Turkey and want to work. The process begins by applying as a work permit. There are certain criteria that both the employer and the employee candidate must meet in order to work in another country. Here, considering the benefit of the country, the employment of a foreigner is considered, after the employment of Turkish citizens. For this reason, if it is a job category, branch or position that a Turkish citizen can do, then Turkish is preferred over a foreign employee. Each country observes the employment of its own citizens and then the employment of foreign citizens in this regard. The important thing here is what the criteria of the person to work are. If there is a specific area of ​​expertise, then it is very likely to be preferred.

    What are the qualifications sought in a company that wants to employ foreign personnel?

    There are certain features sought in the company that wants to employ foreign personnel. However, after these are provided, foreign employee applications can be made.

    • Having 5 Turkish employees
    • To have 100,000 TL paid in capital

    These two items above are the first requirements to be sought in the work permit application. Here, the intention and purpose of 5 Turkish employees; it is necessary to have 5 Turkish employees in that company for every foreign employee who wants to be employed. For example, if you are going to employ 2 foreign personnel, then you must have employed 10 Turkish personnel. This is the first condition to employ foreign personnel. However, you are expected to have a paid-in capital power of 100,000 TL.

    I just started my company; I have not yet recruited staff. Can’t I employ foreign personnel?

    In companies that have just entered service, 5 Turkish employees are not required in the first 6-month plan. If you apply for a work permit at the moment you open your company, then a work permit can be issued by taking the commitment that you will employ 5 Turkish personnel in the first 6 months plan. This work permit will be given for your first 6 months, and when you apply for an extension of the work permit in the second 6-month plan, if you do not meet the expected requirement, then your application for extension will be rejected with a negative result. This is an important detail for your application. Although the newly established companies are given time for incentives and employment, if you do not meet the conditions in the next 6 months, your extension applications will be canceled.

    Can I work as a caregiver in Turkey?

    It is the most preferred business category by foreigners in Turkey. If a foreign national will work in the category of work permit as a caretaker and attendant in Turkey, then there are certain conditions that must be met; the person to be taken care of, must be either;

    • Child under 15 years old; or
    • Older than 65

    You can apply for a work permit through one of the above options and services. Apart from these conditions, applications are rarely accepted in special cases. Although the person is not in the specified age range, if there is a compulsory need for care, this must be presented with a committee report. In this report, if the person is disabled, the rate of disability must be 60%. After these are documented, work permit applications can be made for home services.

    In applications for work permit as a caregiver, if the employer’s first foreign worker is employed and the employee’s first work experience, then the state provides incentives in the insurance premium and provides a worker insurance discount in monthly payments.

    Is it possible to work in a company?

    It is possible to get a job as an employee of a company that is currently active. The important thing here is which position to apply and the person to be recruited must meet these qualifications. For the company, he is generally employed in foreign trade positions by taking advantage of foreign language knowledge. The candidate is expected to be a high school graduate, preferably an associate or undergraduate degree. However, engineering is one of the business lines preferred for application. Additional requirements such as experience and reference for engineers are also sought. It is also a condition that the salary to be given should be at least 4 times the minimum wage. The education received for the work to be done must be obtained here. Getting equivalency is very important for the line of business to be applied for. Because if there is no diploma equivalence to do the same profession here, the work permit will not be approved.

    What are the Turkish work permit application conditions for teachers?

    It is necessary to examine the adequacy of the trainings received by people who want to work as a foreign teacher in Turkey to be able to teach here. For this, it will be questioned whether it is equivalent or not by applying for equivalence. For the person who wants to work as a teacher, he / she will apply to the Ministry of National Education in the district where he / she has a school connection; if it is found suitable, pre-approval will be given by the governorship. However, after this pre-approval, a work permit application can be made for teachers.

    What are the required documents for a work permit application?

    • Employment contract signed between the foreign employee candidate and the employer
    • Copies of the pages of the passport
    • Copy of Diploma or equivalent document obtained from a sworn translator and approved by official authorities. A diploma is required for those who will work in a professional position. If the person will work in household services, then a diploma is not required.
    • Commercial registry gazette, which also shows the partnership structures published in the latest gazette,
    • Balance sheet approved by the tax office and certified public accountant for the most recent tax year, as well as the profit / loss statement

    Types of Turkey Work Permit

    Temporary work permit: It is the type of permit given to work in a specified job. If it is to be continued through the same employer, if the approval is obtained in the first application, it is mostly 1 year; 2 or 3 years of leave can be granted for extension applications.

    Indefinite work permit: It is the category to which people who have resided in Turkey continuously for 8 years and obtained a long-term residence permit or have at least 6 years of continuous work permit apply.

    Independent work permit: It is a type of independent work permit granted to people working professionally in a field within the scope of the conditions specified in the law.

    Turquoise Card: It can be given to the category of scientist, to foreigners who come as athletes, to foreign nationals who invest. It provides the right to an indefinite work permit, the right to a residence permit and also the right to pass for Turkish citizenship. The spouse of the person also grants the right of permanent residence for their dependent children.

    How to apply for a work permit?

    • Turkey work permit application is carried out completely through the online process. The application is made by the employer.
    • Records can be created on the system in 3 different ways;
    • Employer registration for home services (Registration is created with the employer’s Turkish ID number)
    • Registration of foreigners working on their behalf (with foreigner identification number starting with 99)
    • New business registration (all companies)
    • In order to create a record in all these different categories, it is necessary to complete a record with an electronic signature.

    Work Permit Application Types

    First domestic application: It is made for foreign nationals who have a residence permit valid for at least 6 months in Turkey. These people have a Turkish Republic foreign identification number, starting with 99.

    First application abroad: If the foreigner is in his / her own country and does not have a valid residence permit, they can apply for a work permit by going to the embassy or consulate in the country they are in. In the application, he will be assigned a 16-digit reference number.

    International protection application: Came to Turkey to take refuge. It is an application made for people under international protection who want to obtain a work permit in Turkey. The foreign national who applies in this way has an international protection residence permit.

    Temporary protection application: It is an application made for people with Syrian nationality who are under temporary protection in Turkey. These foreigners have a temporary protection residence permit.

    Extension application: It is an application made to extend the ongoing work permit. An extension application can be made as long as 60 days remain for the permit to expire.

    What are the mandatory salaries defined for foreigners for work permit application?

    • 6.5 times the minimum wage for senior management staff, pilots, engineers and architects,
    • At least 3 times the minimum wage for foreigners who will work in jobs requiring special expertise, psychologists, teachers, physiotherapists, musicians and foreign nationals who will work as performers,
    • At least 1.5 times the minimum wage for people who will work in the home services, sales-marketing department, and those who will work in company positions other than the above
    • Foreign nationals who will work in tourism or organization companies in acrobat or similar positions. For those who will work as a masseur, masseuse or SPA therapist, it should be at least twice the minimum wage.

    My application for work permit was refused. What should I do?

    When the work permit applications are rejected, you are also given the information on which item they were rejected. In the light of this information, you can object to the rejection and request a re-examination of your application. The important thing here is to clearly reveal the reason for re-examination. You should also submit the data that convince you that there should be no rejection by adding the wrongdoing about your rejection, your purpose for re-examining and the supporting documents.

    As Inforeigner, we provide you with professional consultancy in all of your working processes. Together with our expert staff, we can safely carry out the entire application process for you and ensure that you get through these stressful application stages with peace of mind.

    For more detailed information about the Turkey Work Permit, contact our immigration consultants on 0242 255 07 24 in Antalya, 0232 335 15 78 in Izmir, 0312 963 10 49 in Ankara, 0212 706 79 67 in Istanbul, 0224 322 06 46 in Bursa. You can communicate by contacting our phones.