Work Permit in Turkey


Wanting to come and work in Turkey or even having an employer send their collaborator to occupy a position there is not sufficient to get a work permit in Turkey.

As is the case in many countries, there are several requirements to fulfil and quite a lengthy process to comply with in order to be able to work there long term.

How does it work ?

A tourist visa may suffice for any business endeavours demanding you be in Turkey in person for a short period of time.

However, if you wish to work there for several months, you will need a special work permit for Turkey.

These permits are very much based on skills and almost completely job specific. That is the reason why your application must be filled out to perfection in order to ensure your application will be received, treated in a timely manner and, most of all, result in your work permit for Turkey being granted unconditionally.

The request must also emanate from the employer in question, as a worker cannot simply apply for a permit to work in Turkey: each permit is delivered for a particular position to work for a particular company.

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Azkan Group possesses a deep knowledge of the various requirements that work permits in Turkey imply and knows how to best support your claim in front of the competent authorities.

Work permit applications in Turkey are subject to a high failure rate, so don’t leave anything to chance and entrust our specialists with your dossier.

All you need to do is send us the necessary papers and let us deal with the rest. Our specialists in immigration law can also provide you with all the information you may need in order to apply for a work permit.


Whether you are a foreign company looking to have your own team take care of some projects in Turkey or an individual wishing to relocate in Turkey to put your expertise at the disposal of Turkey-based companies, make sure nothing unexpected interferes with your plans.

Doing business in Turkey opens up a world of opportunities which are yours to take advantage of and Azkan Group supports you every step of the way.

As a consulting firm specialized in Turkey, Azkan Group offers support its candidates in getting work permit in Turkey. This process, being quite long and difficult, our team is used to assist you at each step.

A tailor-made support service

For more than 10 years, we support our customers in their development in Turkish market. Thanks to our experience and our excellent knowledge of this market, we have been able to offer our services to many companies like Renault, Ralph Lauren, Bic, or even Axa. By supporting them in their market researches, Recruitment Turkey needs, company set up…

You have found a job in Turkey, but you don’t know how does it work for next?

Let us help you in the fulfillment of your professionals’ projects, by explaining you the procedure to follow in details. Thanks to that, you’ll be able to work in Turkey in complete serenity and in the city of your choice.

Below, you can find steps to follow according to your profile.

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Work Permit in Turkey Application

1/ You must send us the following documents:

  • A copy passport
  • A copy of resident permit (if any)
  • 4 photos
  • A copy of last diploma validated (if employee is an engineer, he must send us a copy of his engineer’s diploma + last diploma before it)
  • A Resume
  • Work permit in Turkey application fullfilled
  • A letter with details of Job Title, Missions and exact location in Turkey

2/ We’ll submit you our employment contract for signature.

You have to send us immediately original version (+ 4 photos) via Kargo or DHL to our address.

3/ As soon as we have received signed contract, we’ll submit officially Work Permit in Turkey request to Turkish authorities.

The normal duration is usually of 5 weeks. But please note, that sometimes timing is more 7-9 weeks according to the availability of Turkish authorities.

1/ You must send us the same documents than listed above.

2/ Then, we will send you a signed employment contract and an application letter.

You must present it to your local Turkish consulate* (it can be also any Turkish Consulate in any countries where you have a resident permit). The Turkish consulate will indicate you application number for work permit in Turkey, that you have to send us immediately, in order to add it in the application form requested by Turkish authorities.

*Please check with Consulate document requested.

3/ You must send us immediately original version via DHL to our address.

4/ As soon as we have received signed contract, we’ll submit officially Work Permit in Turkey request  to Turkish authorities.

The normal duration is usually of 5 weeks. But please note, that sometimes timing is more 7-9 weeks according to the availability of Turkish authorities.

5/ After validation of your Work Permit in Turkey, you will have to pay application fees to his Consulate.

It counts approximately 200 to 300 euros. Thanks to that, we’ll receive official Work Permit in Turkey.

6/ You must register yourself at the « Nüfus müdürlüğü » of your district of residence and  provide your rental agreement.

Please find more information about this subject, on our page resident permit in Turkey.
For any other questions, please contact us directly via our contact form.

Azkan Group proposes you complementary services in addition to consulting and international support.

As a Turkey HR, we were able to expand our services by offering you market study, support in negotiation, payroll and Recruitment in Turkey

For more information about all our services, please visit our page Azkan services.