Foreigners who have resided in Turkey at least for 8 years legally and continuously and worked legally for total 6 years can be given work permit for an indefinite time period without considering the situation in work market and developments in business life, if it is approved by the relevant authorities, without limiting to a certain business, vocation, territorial or geographical area, unless otherwise is stated in bilateral or multilateral contracts of which Turkey is a party.
Submission of the Document Indicating Legal and Continious Residence
That if the condition of residing at least for 8 years legally and continuously is met is proved with the document obtained from the security offices. This document is transmitted to the Ministry along with other documents during the application. Evaluation of the condition of eight years’ legal and continuous residence is subject to the provisions stated in the 9th article of the law.
Calculation of the Legal and Continious Residence Periods of Spouse and Children
When evaluating if the condition of at least 8 years’ legal and continuous residence is met as per the 28th article of the regulation, time spent during the education by the foreigner is not considered residence. However as per the 4th paragraph of the 5th article of the law, time spent for education by the spouse and children, who are studying and residing with the foreigner, are considered residence.
Calculation of Legal Working Period and Submission of the Indicative Document
Provision that the condition of legal working for total six years stated in the 6th article of the law is proved with the document obtained from the relevant authorities and it is transmitted to the Ministry along with the other documents during the application. Evaluation of the condition of six years’ legal and continuous residence is subject to the provisions stated in the 9th article of the law.
Residence Permit to Be Given Depending on the Work Permit for an Indefinite Time Period
Residence permit periods of those are determined by the Ministry of Internal Affairs in line with the regulations concerning residence and travelling of foreigners in Turkey.
Work permit for an indefinite time period is used depending on residence permit periods, unless there is a change in its extent.
If the residence permits, given referring to the work permit for an indefinite time period, are not extended, the Ministry is informed by the security offices.