“This article is published in “Dünya Executive,” the weekly English supplement of financial newspaper Dünya, on 31st May 2017. We have tried to shed light on the problems frequently encountered by the foreigners in our country.”
Being an expat is something like an adventure involving so many problems to cope up with. That means too many questions to be answered on the matter, that’s why we are going to confine ourselves to legislative side such as work permit, tax law, labor law and social security status of expats in this article.
Permission to work in Turkey
Q. 1 - Is it compulsory for the foreigners to get work permit before starting to work?
A. 1 – Yes. Foreigners are obliged to get permission before they start to work dependently or independently in Turkey. Provisions of international agreements to which Turkey is party are reserved.
Q. 2 – How to apply for work permit?
A. 2 - Foreigners residing out of Turkey make their work permit applications to the Republic of Turkey representations in their home country or any country where they have valid residence permit.
Foreigners who have valid residence permission in Turkey are entitled to make their application directly to the Ministry.
Q. 3 - Can an expat work in any workplace with the same work permit?
A. 3 - Foreigners are granted work permits to work in a specific workplace, the permit loses its validity when they quit this specific workplace. The company who wish to employ the foreigner should apply for a new work permit or transfer the work permit before date of expire.