It is a permit which provides necessary legal permission to work in Turkey provided by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security for people who are not citizens of Turkey for the defined time period.
Because, if you are working without a valid work permit in Turkey, you will be punished with a criminal action and an administrative fine.
You can apply for a work permit after 6 months from the date of registration for temporary protection.
If you work a company or organisation, you do not need to apply for a work permit directly. Your employer should apply on behalf of you. https://ecalismaizni.ailevecalisma.gov.tr/#/eizin
If you would like to launch your own company, you should apply for an independent work permit. You should make this application by yourself.
An information e-mail will be send to your employer informing that you are allowed to work. Also, you will receive a work permit card issued by the Ministry.
If you are a foreigner who are working seasonal in agriculture or livestock, you should apply to the Provincial Directorate of Labor and Employment Institution to get a work permit exemption. While applying, do not forget to take along your temporary protection ID card.
For this you should hold an ID for 6 months with a foreigner ID number started with 99 and apply in the city that you applied for residence as well as you must not hold already a work permit.
No. However, if you cancel your current work permit that provided for you within the scope of temporary protection, you can apply for a work permit exemption.
Yes, you will receive an information form. You can review this form through turkiye.gov.tr and print.
The number of workers, working under temporary protection in a workplace, not exceeding ten per cent of the Turkish citizens working in the same workplace constitutes the basis. However, in workplaces that employ no Turkish citizen or have less than ten employees in total, a maximum of one foreigner under temporary protection can be granted a work permit.
No. If you would like to work seasonal in agriculture or livestock, there is no quota limit for you.
Yes. You can set up your own business. In this case, you should apply for an independent work permit and make this application yourself to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.
If you would like to work under someone, you do not need to apply for a work permit directly. The employer who would like to hire you, should apply on behalf of you.
These are the required documents for this application:
Please click on following link to download the the samples of contract and petition:
Please click on following link and use your ID number which is starting with 98 to see your ID number which is starting with 99.
You must sign a contract that clearly states the nature of the job and that says “Employment Contract of Definite Duration “. You can see sample contract from the link below.
No. You do not need to pay a fee. However, if your application is accepted, your employer will be informed that s/he should pay a fee to get your work permit on behalf of you. Amount of the fees; (in Turkish)
If you would like to set up your own company, you can apply for a work permit after you meet the following contidions:
Business licence is issued after the work permit.
If you would like to get a work permit in some profession that requires specialization, you should first get a prior authorization from the relevant ministries.
If you do not have a prior authorization certificate, your application will be not evaluated and will be removed.
No. You only can work in the city where you have a right to stay. This city is written on your temporary protection ID card.
If you would like to work in another city, you should first apply to change your place of residence.
No. You will be benefit from the same salary regulation as citizens of Turkey thus, you cannot be paid less than the minimum wage rate in Turkey.
Your work permit is only valid in the city where you have a right to stay. If you need to go out of the city for a work, you should get a permission from the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management.
Yes. It is sufficient for your employer to make an application through the e-government about s/his desire to employ you. There is no need to send any documents to the Ministry in papier form.
The Ministry of Labor and Social Security shows a reason if the work permit is rejected. You may re-apply if you address the defect that is a subject of the rejection.
The rejection decision regarding the work permit application or renewal application shall be notified to you or to your employer. You may appeal against the decision of the Ministry within thirty (30) days from the date of notification. If the appeal is rejected, you may lodge an appeal with the administrative jurisdiction.
Your work permit is issued for one year. You may apply for renewal 60 days before the expiration date.
No, you can only apply to work in one job.
Your employer may apply for cancellation of your work permit if you leave your work without notification or you don’t start your work after you get a work permit. In this case, the cancellation will be made trough online by the employer. For this reason, you have to decide well where you want to work or the place that you are working.
You will have all the rights of work same as a Turkish worker working in a minumum wage such as permissions, severence pay etc.
On this topic, there is no difference between a Turkish Citizen and the people who have a valid work permit. In this case, the relevant provisions of the legislation in force also apply to you.
October 29, January 1, April 23, May 1, May 19, Jully 15, August 30 are official holidays. Ramadan Bairam (dates are determined each year) and Greater Eid (dates are determined each year) are considered as a public holiday dates.
1.5 day for October 29, 1 day for January 1, April 23, May 1, May 19 and August 30; 3.5 day for Ramadan Bairam and 4.5 day for Greater eid.
The issue of whether or not work will be done on the national day and public holidays will be decided by the collective agreement or by employment contracts. The employee’s consent is required if there is no provision in the collective agreement or in employment contracts.
Working on the weekly holiday should be charged as a overtime work, as it exceeded 45-hour of working week. For example; when we think that Sunday is a weekly holiday and a worker is working on Sunday, this worker will receive the day’s wages without working as a weekly wage according to the Turkish Labor Act, and will earn an additional day’s wage for working on holiday, but this work is also exceeding 45 hours per week so will be paid at a rate of 50% higher, so that the worker will earn a total of two and a half days wages for a one holiday work in a week.
Yes, There are no obstacles in being a member of the union of workers with work permits in Turkey.
Yes, the work permit will be canceled in case of leaving work. Your cancellation process is made by your employer. This cancellation should be made in 15 days following the end of the contract. If you want to work within a new company, your new employer may apply for a new work permit.
No. Your work permit is only valid for the workplace address that was entered to the system. In case of the displacement – even in another office of the same company – you should obtain a new work permit.
Yes, you may continue to work in the same workplace and same profession in accordance with the nature of the work you do and without exceeding 45 days from the date of the end of the work permit. The work in this period is considered as a legal work and your obligations, the obligations of the relevant authorities and the employer remain the same.
Administrative fines are imposed on foreigners and employers who have been found to work without a work permit.
If necessary; the expenses necessary for returning to the countries, the health expenses and the accommodation expenses of the foreigner and s/his family should be covered by the employer s/his representative who employs the foreigner who does not have a work permit.
Administrative fines are applied as one fold increased in case of the repetition of the work without permission. Additionally, a work without permission may be caused the deportation risk.
Turkey Employement Agency (ISKUR) is an organisation that records job seekers and performs job searches for these people.
Under the condition that you have completed the period of temporary protection of at least 6 months, you can benefit from ISKUR’s courses organised as a part of active labor force services and within this scope you can participate vocational and on-the-job trainings.
Yes. You can benefit from ISKUR’s courses organised in a workplace as a part of active labor force services and within this scope, you can participate vocational and on-the-job trainings. Your employer can apply to the Ministry to ensure your work at the same workplace at the end of the training period. In this application, the employment quota may applied differently by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.