There are different visa requirements for people of different countries. As Turkey is still not part of the EU, entry regulations are set according to agreements between the various countries and Turkey. There are five kinds of visa situations you can be faced with when entering Turkey.
For a complete listing of which countries are eligible for which visa situation, please click here. http://www.enjoyturkey.com/info/usefull_info/Passport_Visa_Customs.htm
Below is a brief guide to the various types of visa available for Turkey. For a more complete and comprehensive guide, please click here. http://konsolosluk.gov.tr/fr/en/anasayfa.aspx
The first step to applying for a work permit in Turkey is to get a letter of employment from the potential employer in Turkey.
The application should be made from the country of origin, i.e. via the nearest Turkish Consulate or Embassy unless they are the holder of a residence permit for Turkey which is valid for at least 6 months. Applications for extension of a given work permit can be made in Turkey if accompanied by a valid residence permit.
Bear in mind that the work visa procedure is double application in nature. This means that while the employee puts a claim for work visa in his native country, the employer makes a simultaneous application in Turkey by submitting a file to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Department for Work Permits for Foreigners. There should not be more than 3 working days between the employee's and the employer's applications. When applying, make sure your employer is aware of this as many are not familiar with these formalities. As a result, it is wise to make your application only after ensuring that your employers are ready as well to submit an application so that both applications can be combined and processed.
The documents required 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.
It usually takes 2 months for the application to be processed. Upon the receipt of the approval of the Ministry for a work permit application, the applicant is immediately notified of the result and is required to come to the Consulate again with his passport to get the work visa that is the stamping of the work permit in his passport. Applicants who fail to ask for work visa within maximum 3 months after notification have to renew their applications. Issuing work visa takes maximum 3 working days and if the applicant cannot collect it in person, he can give a postal order to the Consulate so that the passport can be posted to him. Foreigners who enter Turkey on the basis of work visa are expected to get a residence permit within 30 day's of their entry.
For more information, please log onto
When you move internationally you are taking a big step. Lots of things are changing and you have a million things to think about and take care of. If you are able to select a top of the line moving company that moves for a modest price, it can take a big weight of your shoulders in busy times.
Our network of international removal companies can move your furniture & possessions to Turkey and anywhere overseas.
Filling in the form at the bottom will allow you to request up to 5 quotes from various moving companies. This service is free of charge and will help you select an international moving company that suits your needs and budget.