Documents Requested to Attach to the Application

MAIN DOCUMENTS TO THE APPLICATION

DOCUMENTS REQUESTED FROM THE FOREIGNER

• Foreign Personnel Application Form,
(Form is to be prepared in four copies and to have the original signatures of the employer and foreigner. If there are not the original signatures of both, work contract made between the parties must be submitted.)
• 6 colored passport photos taken within the last six months (Four of them are to be attached to the Foreign Personnel Application Forms),
• Copy of passport Turkish translation of which is approved by the official authorities or certified translator,
• Copy of temporary graduation letter or diploma with Turkish translation and approved by the notary for the foreigners who are to work within vocational services and other professions found necessary by the Ministry ,
• Copy of residence permit valid for at least 6 months and valid at the date of application for the applications made form Turkey,
• “Diploma or Temporary Graduation Letter” obtained in accordance with “Equivalence Regulations of Higher Education Diplomas Abroad” as per the 3th and 7/p articles of the law numbered 2547 in addition to the documents mentioned above for foreigners who request work permit within vocational services if they received education abroad,
• For Certified Tourism Businesses to employ foreign artists, work contract prepared in Turkish and language of the foreigner, and letter of recommendation,
• For foreigners to be employed in the institutions subject to the Ministry of National Education,  letter to indicate the adequacy of the foreigner (prior authorization) obtained from Ministry of National Education
Requested documents for application according to the types of work permit are listed above
Work Permit for A Definite Time Period
• If foreigner’s spouse and children whom he/she is liable to look after requests work permit, letter from security offices to indicate that they have resided legally and continuously for at least five years with the foreigner.
Work Permit for An Indefinite Time Period
• Letter from security offices to indicate that the foreigner has resided legally and continuously for at least eight years
Or
Letter from relevant offices to indicate that the foreigner has worked legally for total six years.

Independent Work Permit

• Letters to indicate that the foreigner has scientific, technical or vocational education for the activity he/she would like to perform,
• Letter from security offices to indicate that the foreigner has resided legally and continuously for at least 5 years,
• Letters stated that may be requested in 40th article of the regulation

Exceptional Work Permit

• Letters which prove the status of the foreigners stated in the 8th article of the law,
• For the foreigners married to a Turkish citizen, the original of the certificate of identity register copy of the Turkish citizen spouse.

DOCUMENTS REQUESTED FROM THE ORGANIZATION/INSTITUTION WHICH EMPLOYS FOREIGN PERSONNEL

• Work permit application petition
• Repealed statement: OG ||31/7/2010||27658) (…) balance sheet and statement of profit and loss approved by tax offices or certified public accountant,
• The original or copy, approved by the institution, of Turkish Trade Registry Gazette which indicates the last  capital and partnership structure of the institution,
• “Permit of Establishing an Institution and Starting Education” and authorization from the Ministry of National Education or “Licence of Establishing a Business and Working” from the municipal it is subject to, for the private education institutions employing foreign teachers,
• Letter to indicate their activity from the relevant authorities for the associations and foundations, and institutions providing health services,
• Copy of the business and investment document obtained from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for certified tourism institutions.
• Letter which certifies that the institutions (including consortia), which has gained the right to carry out the projects initiated an international tender by the public organizations and institution, undertake the work they will receive from the relevant organization and institution,
• For legal entities to employ foreign experts within engineering, architecture, construction business and consultancy services, copy of the contract made with the foreigner and payroll indicating that a Turkish engineer/architect/city planner is employed for the same vocation.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR EXTENSION APPLICATION

• Foreign Personnel Application Form
(Form is to be prepared in four copies and to have the original signatures of the employer and foreigner. If there are not the original signatures of both, work contract made between the parties must be submitted.)
• 6 colored passport photos taken within the last six months (Four of them are to be attached to the Foreign Personnel Application Forms),
• The original of the previous work permit,
• Copy of residence permit for working purposes involving the work permit period
• Temporary Membership Letter obtained as per the 36th article of Turkish Union of Chambers of Engineers and Architects numbered 6235 for foreign engineers, architects and city planners
• Copy of passport Turkish translation of which is approved by the official authorities or certified translator,
• Letter, obtained from tax offices or internet tax office, indicating the foreigner does not have tax debt