PURSANT TO WORK PERMIT FOR FOREIGNERS LAW NO. 4817

The previous Law 4817 on work permit in turkey for foreigners has been abolished. The international labor Law 6735 (UIK) has entered into force on the date of publication in the official Gazette No. 29800 dated 13 August 2016. The replacement law in effect, brings important changes to the work permit policy and system quality, while offering faster foreigner work permit application process in the government online system. The new law will be the main legislation regulating non-turkish citizen entry into turkey labor market.

HOW TO LODGE FOREIGNER WORK PERMIT AND VISA APPLICATION ABROAD

For foreigners who are offered employment from Turkey, he/she may be hired by the qualified sponsor employer or Turkish company, (with job position, salary, employment duration, terms ogreetl on paper) by the method of an employer and employee signed, Labor contract and Invitation letter for completion. Terms of employment in Turkey are mainly governed by the Labor Law and Trade Union Law. Pursuant to the Turkish Labor Law, there are various types of employment contracts:

  • Employment contracts for temporary and permanent work
  • Employment contracts for a definite period or an infinite period
  • Employment contracts for part-time and full-time work
  • Employment contracts for work-upon-call
  • Employment contracts with a trial period
  • Employment contacts constituted with a team contract

ACCORDING TO FORENIGNERS AND INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION LAW NO. 6458

Work permit when applied from outside turkey is also residence permit. Foreigners may apply to the turkish consulates in the country of citizenship or where they legally reside and enter into turkey by obtaining "VISA for the purpose of work". However work permit application are concluded by labor and social security within 30 days in turkey and not by the turkish embassy or consular mission abroad.

ACCORDING TO INTERNATIONAL LABOR LAW NO. 6735

All non-turkish nationals can work and be employed in turkey and also benefit from socail security, medical and retirement. Work permit in turkey are issued to individual first time for 1 yaer duration each instance. The normal foreigner work permit for 1 year maybe renewed up to 30 days before expiration date, next for 2 years, and then renew for 3 years each instance turkish work permit obtained for 8 years are infinitive and do not required renewal. In the case the foreigner lives abroad, may lodge Work permit and visa applicant at the Turkish embassy or consulate, newt for Work visa to be made available you to enter Turkkey. • The consulate will provide you back With permit reference number that you will inform your employer. • The Turkish employer in Turkey will then login at the Ministry of Labor and Social Security website to submit the required company documents, either in person or via mail within 10 business days following the date of the candidate's application to a consulate. • The consulates of the Republic of Turkey and the minims will execute online approval procedures for the work permit applications filed abroad to issue a work visa to travel and enter Turkey... sure to have your Police Character Certificate to upload, while doing your work visa application. • The Ministry of Labor and Social Security in Turkey shall provide your Turkish employer Work visa reference number usually confirming to issue your Wok Visa to travel to Turkey. • As Work Permits applied from outside Turkey include residence permit, the foreigner is charged an entry Visa fee, Work permit certificate fee and Residence fee by the Turkish consular offices.

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