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How to Apply for a Turkish Work Permit?

Legalixa is an award-winning immigration law firm in Istanbul, Turkey with an exceptional success rate in almost every legal matter we have ever handled. Our Turkish immigration lawyers are prepared to apply for a Turkish work permit fast.

Our Turkish immigration lawyers represent our clients in Turkish immigration law issues including; applying for work and residence permits, renewing, extending resident and work permits, applying for Turkish citizenship, and filing a lawsuit to cancel any rejections or objections.

How to Apply for a Turkish Work Permit Permit?

Legalixa employment lawyers represent employers and employees in connection with virtually every aspect of working permit applications. Legalixa Law Firm attorneys regularly represent private-sector employers during a work permit application and submit applications on behalf of a foreign employee.

4817 numbered Turkish Law comprises the foreigners working dependently or independently in Turkey, foreigners that are having on-the-job training, and the real and judicial persons that employ foreigners.

Applications for a Turkish work permit are made through the e-Government portal Turkey. The automated work permit application system enables users to fill out the online work permit application form and upload necessary documents into the system. Once the online application is made through the e-government portal, the employer is required to make a direct application to the Ministry by mail or in person.

Duly applications are finalized by the Ministry at most thirty days and once the decision is made, the ministry informs the applicant through e-mail. Foreigners residing outside Turkey can make their work permit applications through the Turkish representative offices in their home countries.

In the existence of a residence permit valid for at least 6 months, foreigners residing in Turkey can make their applications directly to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.

Turkish Work Permit Applications

Foreigners Residing Outside of Turkey

Foreigners residing outside Turkey are subject to applying for a Turkish work permit from the representative offices of Turkey in their own countries.

Pursuance to the Turkish work permit application of foreigners, within 10 working days the employer should process both online and direct applications to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security in Turkey. Once the approval from the Ministry is granted, foreigners are required to apply for a work visa at the Turkish representative office within 90 days.

As per new rules on residence permits, valid working permissions will be now used as residence permits as well. This work permit validity requirement of residence permit application within 30 days upon obtaining the work permit (for consulate applications 30 days was starting upon arrival of work permit holders) will be outlawed. 

Foreigners Residing Inside Turkey

Foreigners with a residence permit valid for at least 6 months may make their applications to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security internally. Internal applications are made by the employer directly to the Ministry. Once the online application is submitted, the employer is required to make a direct application to the Ministry within 6 working days.

Turkish Work Permit Extension Applications

An extension application of the work permit period is made to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. As Internal applications, after submitting online applications, a direct application to the ministry should be made within 6 working days.

The application for extension should be filed within 2 months before or 15 days after the expiry date of the work permit. After 15 days period, the applicant no longer may request for extension and the application is regarded as the initial application.

Reach us to Apply for a Turkish Work Permit

Since its foundation, Legalixa Law Firm has been the choice of numerous clients in Turkey. We’ve always worked differently than other law firms. We are committed to remaining forward-thinking and preparing for the dynamically changing world of immigration law.

You may reach our law firm for Turkish work permit applications by sending an email or through our Contact page.

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