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Foreign nationals who want to work legally in Turkey have to apply subsequent to fulfilling certain criteria. General legislation on this and work permit for foreigners in Turkey are furnished through the Ministry of Labor and Social Security of the Republic of Turkey. Now we are going to talk briefly as to what a citizen of a foreign country has to do to be able to receive a legal work permit in Turkey. First and foremost, a foreign worker or a qualified employee can not apply individually on his own without the presence of any workplace. It is not possible for a foreign national to apply for a work permit without the presence of an employer or without establishing his own business. A foreign national, first and foremost,   has to be an employer or receive a work invitation from an employer in order to receive a work permit in Turkey. The work permit is received by applying for a working visa to the Foreign Representatives of the Republic of Turkey if you are a foreign national wondering where to get a work permit for foreign nationals. However, if a foreign national desires to receive work permit within Turkey this is also possible and only a residence permit of at least 6 months is requested by the Republic of Turkey and if you do not have a residence permit of 6 months within the Republic of Turkey then you have to apply to the Foreign Representatives of the Republic of Turkey for a working visa and you cannot make application within Turkey.

Application for Individual Work Permit for Foreign Nationals

A foreign national has to apply for a working visa to the Foreign Representatives of the Republic of Turkey in the country s/he resides before obtaining a work permit within the Republic of Turkey. The foreign national must first go to the Foreign Representation of the Republic of Turkey to receive work permit for the Republic of Turkey and during application, he will submit the letter of invitation and documents required for foreign work permit. Subsequently the workplace inviting the foreign worker to the country has to make application online within 10 days from the website of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. The work permit guidelines for foreigners of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security is followed the necessary places are filled in and print out is taken. The employer signs this print-out and also has the foreign worker signed this print-out and if it is not possible for the foreign worker   to sign it, it will suffice to sign with wet signature and submit this print-out. If the workplace does not make application online within 10 days then the application becomes invalid and the candidate has to repeat his work permit application by going again to the Foreign Representative Office of the Republic of Turkey. Because of this, foreign national should always be in touch with the employer. Foreign workers who have been granted work permit must go to the Foreign Representative Office of the Republic of Turkey and enter the office to receive his work permit in written form before entering the borders of the Republic of Turkey. Otherwise, the foreign national will experience issues in entering the country.

Where to Apply for Work Permit Application in Turkey for Foreign Nationals

If you have received a residence permit within the Republic of Turkey for minimum 6 months, you can apply for a foreign work permit in Turkey without going to your country. To this end, you can follow the necessary directives from the website of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. However, if a foreign national who has received work permit in the Republic of Turkey, his insurance has to be initiated by the employer when he enters the country or when his application is approved. The competent authority for this is the provincial branch of the Social Security Institution.

Documents Required for Work Permit Application for Foreign Nationals

Certain documents are required for a foreign work permit application, and it is not possible to apply for a work permit if said documents are not completed fully. The documents required for a foreign work permit application include Work Permit Application Form, Foreign Personnel Application Form, Copy of Passport, Copy of Graduation Certificate, invitation form showing that the foreign worker will work in that workplace to be sent by any workplace and the Turkish Trade Registry Gazette showing the latest capital and partnership structure of the workplace as well as the profit and loss statement.

 

 

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