How to Apply for Turkiye Work Visa

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In this article, you will learn how to apply for Turkiye Work Visa. A Turkiye Work Visa is an authorized official document that allows non-Turkish people to work in Turkiye.

Persons who are interested in working in Turkiye need to obtain a work permit as well as a work Visa. Citizens from all countries are required to get a work permit and a work visa, except the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The Turkish Work Permit is similar to the residence permit.

The application process for the Turkiye work Visa involves the employee and the employer. The employee is the one who is responsible for securing a Job and then filling out the work Visa application. The Employer is the one who will file the work permit application for his employee. See below all the necessary information that you need to know before you commence your application.

Select the Right Type of Employment for a Turkish Work Visa

When you fill out the online application form, make sure to choose the right employment type. See below:

  • Employment Purpose/Special Employment Purpose
  • Assigned Lecturers/Academics
  • Assigned Sportsperson
  • Assigned Artists
  • Assigned Free Zone Workers
  • Assigned Journalists
  • Montage and Repairman Purposes
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Points to note to while applying for the Turkiye Work Visa

  • To apply, you must have a Job offer from a Turkish employer.
  • A Job contract letter.
  • You must submit the work visa application with an employment offer.
  • You should apply for a Turkiye work visa at the Turkish embassy or consulate in your country of residence to obtain a work permit and Visa.
  • In some countries, you may even have to file your application to a third-party visa application center, to which Turkiye has outsourced visa submission. For example in Pakistan “Anatolia Visa Application Center” is responsible for filing and managing visa applications for Turkiye.
  • The required documents for your application are your passport, visa application form, and a letter from your employer.
  • Other documents are required from your employer and should be submitted to the Turkish Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MLSS) by your employer.
  • Your employer must have to submit those documents within ten working days after your application.

Work Permit Application

A Turkiye work visa application is worthless without a work permit application. The work visa application should be completed by the employee and the work permit application should be submitted to the (MLSS) by your employer within ten days.

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Your employer in Turkiye should complete an online application at the website of the Turkish Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MLSS).

How To Complete the Online Application Form

  • Once you have secured a Job, and understand the process. The next step is to submit the visa application.
  • You need to complete the online visa application form. Select your country, and city name from the link and it will tell you the process for filing an application.
  • If the Turkish embassy has authorized any “Agency” then they will fill out the Turkiye work visa application form.

Processing Time for Turkiye Work Visa

Applications are finalized by the Turkish Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MLSS) within thirty days at the latest.

After Your Arrival in Turkiye

Immediately after your arrival in Türkiye (before starting to work), you should be registered at the local police department within one month to obtain the necessary residence permit.

This is how the Turkiye Work Visa Process works. The process may differ from country to country. It is best to contact the embassy of Turkiye in your country.


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