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  1. I am a foreigner with a touristic residence permit residing in Turkey for a couple months. Before I cam to Turkey I used to design logos and branding for individuals and stratups and get paid with PayPal. I want to continue my freelance activities in Turkey with customers outside of Turkey but I am not able to know if this is legal here. I tried to look this up on the web but couldnt find a clear answer. Any help is appreciated.
  2. If you have exceptional education, skills, or abilities that the Republic of Turkey needs, you may apply for a program that will allow you to live and work in Turkey on a permanent basis. What is the Turquoise Card? The Turquoise Card is a work permit that enables a foreigner to live and work anywhere in Turkey, in a profession which benefits the country. It's given on a case-by-case basis to foreigners who have exceptional education, talent, or skills, have made significant investments in the country, or have promoted Turkey and Turkish culture worldwide. The Turquoise Card is i
  3. There are plenty of employment opportunities in Turkey if you have the right qualifications and know where to look. What Kind of Job Can I Get in Turkey? In Turkey, foreign language teachers are always in demand. So if you have a university degree and a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate, you can find work practically anywhere. International companies frequently hire non-Turkish citizens not just for their technical skills but also for their knowledge of their own country's culture and language, if they do business with that country. You can even find
  4. To work in Turkey, you must have a work permit. It's the employer who applies for the work permit, as you provide documents required for the application. In this article, I'll teach you how to get your first work permit while outside or inside Turkey, then cover other types of work permits you might apply for. I'll also cover the types of work permits available, the benefits of working in Turkey, and the restrictions you should know as you search for a job. What is a Work Visa? A work visa is a sticker issued by Turkish embassies and consulates. It's applied to one of the pages i
  5. This article is about the process of applying for a work permit from inside Turkey, after living in Turkey for a required six months. To learn about applying for a work visa and work permit from outside of Turkey, see Apply for a Work Visa and Work Permit from Outside of Turkey: Eligibility, Required Documents, and the Application Process. Turkey Work Permit Rules To work in Turkey, you must have a work permit. To apply for a job and get a work permit while in Turkey, you must be a resident of Turkey for at least six months. You must have a job offer before you can appl
  6. Many foreigners get jobs in Turkey and travel to Turkey for work. Briefly, it works like this: Find a job in Turkey. Apply for the job. Get a job offer from the employer. Accept the job. Take the job offer or contract to a Turkish embassy to apply for a work visa. Pick up the work visa and travel to Turkey. Get your work permit from your employer and start working. While you're applying for your work visa, your employer, in Turkey, will be applying for your work permit. These two things happen at the same time. You'll be providing documents suc
  7. After you've lived in Turkey for eight years, you become eligible to apply for an unlimited work permit, which allows you to work for any employer, or for yourself in your own business. What is an Unlimited Work Permit? An Unlimited Work Permit is a permission to work in Turkey for life, for any employer, without the usual restrictions imposed on foreign workers. It may be issued to any foreigner who has a Long-term Residence Permit or has worked continuously in Turkey for at least eight years. The Unlimited Work Permit also serves as a residence permit. They are issued by the Aile, Ç
  8. There are labor laws in Turkey designed to maximize Turkish citizens' employment opportunities, which restrict employers from hiring too many foreigners. The Main Rule A Turkish employer can't hire a foreigner to do a job that an unemployed and qualified Turkish citizen can do unless the employer has already hired five Turkish citizens. This restriction doesn't apply if the job requires specific skills only a foreign employee can do, for example, speaking or teaching a foreign language. It also doesn't apply to foreigners with an unlimited work permit or a Turquoise Card. Yo
  9. There are some career fields in Turkey in which only Turkish citizens can work. So unfortunately, even if you're qualified to work in these fields, you won't be allowed to work in them. Here's a list of the professions which are off-limits to foreigners: Dental medicine and dentistry Nursing Pharmacy Veterinary Medicine Private Hospital Director Advocacy Notary Public Private security officer Exportation of fish, oysters, mussels, sponges, pearls, corals, or working as a diver, explorer, guide, captain, or crew involved in these activitie
  10. It's illegal to work in Turkey without a work permit. Some employers may hire you to work illegally, since they won't have to register you with the Sosyal Güvenlik Kurumu (Social Security Administration) or pay anything towards your healthcare, retirement, or other benefits. It's strictly a cash deal, paid after you provide your services. Your employer might not pay you at all. You'll be helpless to do anything about it, since you'll have no rights to assert. How You Can Get Caught There are three main ways you can get caught working illegally: A surprise inspection of yo
  11. I have three years experience cardiologist from Sweden, can speak Arabic, English and Swedish.
  12. My company has submitted all the work permit requirements on 14th of January 2021 (domestic application), how long does it usually take the ministry to approve my application and send the card to the company?
  13. I live in Turkey on a Short Term Resident Permit granted on the basis of home ownership. It does not entitle me to work in Turkey. My question is this. I want to make a Turkish version of one of my books available for purchase via a Turkish print-on-demand publishing company. I will earn a royalty for each copy sold. Although this is not working per se, would this contravene the terms of my ikametgah? I've looked at the GOC website and the Ministry of Labor site (to the best of my ability) and found no useful information. Can anyone point me in the direction of a definite answer? Thanks.
  14. I am posting this on behalf of my brother who is a doctor in pharmacy. He would like to start his pharmacy in Turkey. I would like to know how to register as a pharmacist in Turkey?
  15. Hi There, I'm trying to get some confirmed information as it appears to be a very grey area and no one have been able to advise as to whether it is legal or illegal. I work for a UK Garden company based in Cornwall my job is via the internet (freelance) doing the administration and accounts. All the customers, services and revenue is in the UK and I pay national insurance and tax in UK. I am looking to settle in Turkey and because my job is internet based I can work from anywhere, the question I have is with all the above in mind would i need to get a work permit to continue this same job
  16. I think we are entitled to the pension, but it is quite difficult to make enough payments.
  17. I'm planning on moving to Turkey sometime next year pending approval by my employer. I'm wondering what the process in terms of tax and visa is for those working remotely for a European company? I am currently living and paying taxes in Germany.
  18. Hi everyone, Khalid Kamran here from Pakistan. I want to move to turkey for work, i have military background as well as worked in social sector since 2013 in my country. Please suggest anything for me as i don't know much about this. How can i get job, or sponsor from turkey, i am 31 years old and also single.
  19. I'mplaning to move turkey but need a little knowledge on job policies in turkey. Isn't there any jobs for foreign doctors, especially dentists? I'm from Pakistan. Can anyone help me on this?
  20. Hello there I created this topic because I didn't find the exact topic to post this. I'm a Turkish and at the same time I have a second passport . I raised and born in my second country and I took my bachelor in computer science also there. I'm looking to work at Aselsan but I wondering if they will hire someone who graduated from a university outside of turkey . Please can someone tell me if possible to get the job even if I have the conditions above
  21. Susie151

    Moving to Izmir

    Hello All! I'm a 25 years and would like to move to live and work in Izmir on my own. How do you think would it be hard to find a job remotely while I'm in my home country? I have applied for several positions through kariyer.net, but got no luck yet :( Thank you in advance! Susie
  22. I have a question regarding the Turquoise card. Can a foreign student (who has completed his/her degree here in Turkey) apply for the Turquoise card?
  23. I'm a Indian want to travel to turkey for 1 month and want to work remotely from turkey, so is it legal or do I need other visa? yeah and no money transaction to any turkish banks or no business meeting or contacts with any turkish companies. I will work for Indian company remotely from turkey.
  24. I am from Algeria, and I have Turkish residency. I was working with a hotel last month they made for me work permit, i quit working there because they lied about do many Things and their system was really bad and because of that i got sick , and when i said i quit they didn't want to give my salary , and when i asked him to cancel my work permit because i want to work in another hotel he made me wait 2 weeks until he take my full salary , and then he said i canceled , but now the hotel i want to work with tried To apply for new one but they found that they still didn't cancel, what can i do
  25. Ronnie

    Moving To Adana

    Hi, I'm a new to this site and was wondering how I should go about finding employment in Adana. I was actually born in Adana but moved to the U.S. in 1966. I have decided to move back to my hometown but would like to work. I speak Turkish but it's not quite strong. I"m wondering if anyone can provide me with help regarding this. I have searched the internet but only came across teaching jobs and I don't have any training or certification. I did think about private tutoring. Any ideas would be appreciated!
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