Which Documents Do I Need to Apply for a Work Permit in Turkey?

If you already have a legal residence in Turkey – residence permit or international protection-, and a possible employer, you are eligible to apply for a work permit. You can apply online to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security via e-Government and provide the required documents;

Documents of the Applicant

  • An online application form on e-Government
  • The residence permit
  • A notarized copy of the passport translated into Turkish 

Additional documents for experts in specific fields:

– Foreign degree equivalency showing that the applicant received their higher education outside Turkey.

-A translated and notarized copy of the degree or certificate of graduation.

For certified tourism enterprises, copies of the work contract in Turkish and applicant’s native language along with the letter of recommendation translated into Turkish.

For foreigners to be employed in educational services subject to the authority of the Ministry of National Education, the certificate of proficiency obtained from the same Ministry.


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