Which Law sets forth the principles and procedures regarding the work permit for foreigners in Turkey?
Law on Work Permit for Foreigners numbered 4817 that regulates the principles and procedures regarding the work permit for foreigners in Turkey entered into force on 06.09.2003 following its publication on Official Gazette numbered 25040 and dated 06.03.2003.
In accordance with Article 5 of the Law, work permits for a definite period are given based on the duration of the foreigner’s residence permit, duration of the service contract or work and to be employed in a specific workplace or business.
In accordance with Article 7 of Regulation of the Law; except for the residence permits for education purposes, foreigners who have residence permits at least for 6 months for any purpose and whose permit has not expired can apply for a work permit directly to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security in Turkey. Otherwise, the foreigner can apply for work permit abroad through the Turkish Republic representative offices.
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