New Work Permit Fees And Where To Pay


International Workforce Law No. 6735, which is in effect as of 13 August 2016 has brought some changes on the fees of Work Permit and Work Permit Exemp­tion certificates. Also valuable paper fee will be collected for these documents.

As per the amended Turkish Act on Fees No. 492; following fees will be charged for Work Permit or Work Permit Exemption issued for foreigners;

    1. Temporary Work Permit and Work Permit Exemp­tion Certificate:     500 TRY
    Up to 1 year (including 1 year) (Extensions are subjected to same fees for each year.)            
    2. Permanent Work Permit Certificate:                     5.000 TRY
    3. Independent Work Permit Certificate:                 5.000 TRY

Ministry of Foreign Affairs is authorized to determine the work permit certificate fees according to reciprocity principle. Work permit exemption certificate issued for a period shorter than three months, and those issued for holders of Turquoise Card and their foreign spouses and minor and dependent children of them and their spouses are not subject to any fee.”

Valuable paper fees specified in the Law of Negotiable Instruments No. 210, the Appendix of Negotiable Instruments Table will be charged;

    Residence permit:                     58.50 TRY
    Foreigner work permit document:             58.50 TRY
    Work permit exemption document:             58.50 TRY

Work permit and work permit exemption holders are exempt from residence permit.


For work permit applications in Turkey certificate fee and valuable paper fee must be paid separately after the application found appropriate. Foreigners should not make any payment before the massage related to these amounts received from the Ministry.  

Fees should be paid to T.C. Ziraat Bankası, T. Vakıflar Bankası or T. İş Bankası by using

–    Account code 9130 for Work permit fee,
–    Account code 9207 for valuable paper fee (foreign identity number will be stated)

In case the fees not paid within 15 days as of notification the application will be cancelled.

As these payments will be seen by the Ministry through online system, there will be no need to submit the receipts.

For applications out of Turkey the fees will be paid while receiving employment visa.

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