Residency Work Permits for Foreigners in Turkey

We will be able to help you with the application progress as well as preparing necessary documents for a Residency Work Permit. If you are not a Turkish Citizen and would like to apply for residency and/or a work permit there is a legal procedure to follow.

Work permits: In order to obtain a work permit you will need a written job offer or a proposed employment contract. The application should be made from the country of origin. Required documents from the employers are specified in the web page of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security: www.yabancicalismaizni.gov.tr . The web page is currently available only in Turkish.

Residency permits: A Residence Permit is an official document stating registration with the Directorate of Security (Emniyet Müdürlügü). The 5683 numbered law on Residence and Travels of the Foreigners in Turkey governs the system of granting foreigners with residence permits.

For long-term residence in Turkey, the applicant should submit the following documents to the local Police Department:

  • 4 passport-size photos
  • Passport
  • Photocopies of the following pages of the passport: the page bearing the applicant’s photo, the page stamped at the last entry, the page indicating the validity and expiry dates of the passport
  • A bank statement or a currency exchange slip testifying to an asset in the amount of required amount for each month** ( the required amount changes regularly)

For detailed information please check http://yabancilar.iem.gov.tr/ikamet.html However, this site is only available in Turkish.