Obtaining a Work Permit in Turkey

We understand needs that appear after setting up a company in Turkey. Some newly opened companies wish to hire foreign staff under their payroll. As an accounting firm in Turkey we help our clients to acquire work permit for their expatriate personnel.

Foreigners requiring a work permit in Turkey can apply inside or outside of Turkey.

  • Foreigners residing outside of Turkey can apply to the Turkish Consulate located in their country of residence or country of citizenship
  • Foreigners who have a valid residence permit (valid for a minimum of 6 months, except for residence permits for educational purposes) can apply directly to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security

Foreigners and Citizenship 

Turkey, a country in the center of the global change in the macro dynamics of international economic migration, has gone from being an emigrant geography to an immigrant one within the past quarter-century. Operating in such a country, OZBEKCPA actively provides legal consultancy services in a wide range of legal issues in the field of Foreigners and Citizenship Law. Our team of qualified lawyers and foreign consultants has the required skills to deal with problems that have an element of foreignness.

Our department provides full legal consultancy services in areas such as obtaining work permits for foreign citizens, following procedures for their residence permits, as well as applying for and following procedures for acquisition of Turkish citizenship.

Other services we provide for domestic and foreign, natural and legal entities include:

 Applying for, following and concluding procedures for obtaining residence permits and extending residence permit durations for foreigners who wish to live in Turkey

Applying for, following and concluding procedures for obtaining work permits and extending work permit durations for foreigners who plan to be employed in Turkey, including but not limited to foreigners to be employed at legal entities subject to the Law on Foreign Direct Investments

Applying for, following and concluding procedures for citizenship for foreigners who wish to acquire Turkish citizenship under Law no. 5901 on Turkish Citizenship

Applying for, following and concluding procedures for individuals who wish to renounce their Turkish citizenship by a competent authority decision under Law no. 5901 on Turkish Citizenship

Rendering consultancy services with regard to Real Estate Law, especially on acquisition of real estate by foreigners in Turkey, and providing consultancy services with regard to Inheritance Law

Providing legal consultancy services with regard to refuge, temporary protection, secondary protection, and statuses of refugees and conditional refugees in Turkey. (There is no one-way implementation concerning refuge in our country, which agrees with the Geneva Convention of 1951 relating to the legal status of refugees, subject to geographical restriction. According to this restriction, Turkey only accepts requests for refuge made from the member countries of the European Council. With respect to requests for refuge made from countries other than the European Council, it will grant a temporary residence permit to such people until they settle in the country that they will accept through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR))

Recognition and enforcement

For further details or assistance with regards to obtaining work permit, we are ready to help you and your expatriate personnel.