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OBTAINING A WORK PERMIT

Procedures, required documents and guidelines for foreign nationals in obtaining a work permit to live and work in Türkiye.

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OBTAINING A RESIDENCE PERMIT

Procedures, required documents and guidelines for foreign nationals in obtaining a residence permit to live and work in Türkiye.

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ACQUIRING PROPERTY AND CITIZENSHIP

Procedures, required documents and guidelines for foreign nationals in acquiring property and citizenship in Türkiye.

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Issues Worthy of Notice for Foreigners

In accordance with our internal regulations foreigners have to submit proper and in due form passport or license in order to enter or exit Türkiye at police entry points at the border gates. Foreigners without passports, licenses or invalid travel documents will be sent back.

Punitive action will be taken for those departing Türkiye without passport or proper documents. Upon completion of the punishment these foreigners will be deported and time bound entry restriction will be applied on their behalf.

If the foreigners coming to Türkiye will continue to stay upon expiration of their visas, they have to obtain residency permit by submitting application to related authorities. On the contrary their presence in our country will be illegal and if they are caught during the controls they will be deported, if they are not caught they will be charged with time bound entry restriction during their exit depending on the violation. Moreover they have to pay penalties during the exit for the violation occurred.

Furthermore foreigners living in our country have to carry and submit their passport with valid visa or residence permit when asked in accordance with 5682 numbered Passport law.

Foreigners have to comply with Turkish rules during their stay in Türkiye. Foreigners involved in illegal activities and those who do not comply with the rules will be handled in accordance with 5682-5683 numbered Passport and Residence Law and Foreigners Residence and Travels in Türkiye, upon completion of legal/administrative procedures they will be deported and their entrance to our country will be restricted.


Vehicle Registery Procedures

VEHICLE REGISTERY PROCEDURES

VEHICLE REGISTRY IN THE NAME OF FOREIGN NATIONALS

A. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE REGISTRATION OF NEW (INVOICED) VEHICLES

1. Invoice or authorization document of the dealer arranging the invoice

2. Certificate of conformity

3. Mandatory Indemnity insurance

4. Original copy of Special Consumption Tax Payment Receipt

5. Citizenship number for foreigners

6. Registration and traffic document (To be obtained from Traffic Registry Branch or Bureau)

7. New registration file to be obtained from Chamber of Drivers

NOTE: It is mandatory to register within 3 months as of the invoice arrangement date.

If the vehicle is purchased on behalf of a company below documents will be provided in addition to the ones given above;

a) Copy of Chamber of Commerce Registration,

b) The list of authorized signatures.

B.    DOCUMENTS REQUESTED FROM NEW REGISTRATION VEHICLES (CUSTOMS  TRAFFIC CERTIFICATE)

1. Customs traffic certificate

2. Certificate of Conformity

3. Mandatory Indemnity Insurance

4. Original Special Consumption Tax Payment Receipt

5. Citizenship number for foreigners

6. Registration and traffic document (To be obtained from Traffic Registry Branch or Bureau)

7. New registration file to be obtained from Chamber of Drivers

NOTE: It is mandatory to register within 3 months as of the certificate arrangement date.

If the vehicle is purchased on behalf of a company below documents will be provided in addition to the ones given above;

a) Copy of Chamber of Commerce Registration,

b) The list of authorized signatures.

NOTE: Vehicles of Foreign Nationals will be registered in MA-MZ group plates.

DEPARTURE PROCEDURES FOR VEHICLES REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF FOREIGN NATIONALS

1. Process will be carried out for the vehicles in MA-MZ group of plates and vehicles reserved for diplomats and NATO.

2. Vehicle Traffic Registration and Application Procedures Form (Annex-1)

3. Plates of the vehicles

4. Registration and traffic documents of the vehicle

5. Petition

6.  Tax clearance certificate from the Tax Office (except for NATO personnel and diplomats)

SECOND HAND VEHICLE PURHASE OF FOREIGN REAL PERSONS AND LEGAL ENTITIES IN TURKEY

1. If a vehicle registered in the name of a foreign real person or legal entity below should be provided;

a) Petition

b) Break off record for tax procedures

c)  Registration and traffic documents

d)  (D) Temporary Traffic Document and Plates will be granted for a vehicle license plate documents and plates of which are taken back if indemnity insurance which is also valid for overseas is provided.

2.  If a second hand vehicle sold to foreign national real persons or real entities through notary public is requested to be departed before it is registered in Türkiye;

a) Petition

b) Notary Public Sale Certificate

c) Registration and traffic documents

d) Plates

e) Break off documents (from the tax office)

f)  Indemnity insurance which is valid for overseas

REISSUE OF THE DOCUMENTS (WORN OUT)

1. Worn out registration and traffic documents will be reissued (Traffic Registration Branch or Bureau)

2. 1 ea vehicle Traffic Registration and Application Procedures Form (Annex-1)

3. Petition

4. Examination will be re-conducted if the examination period is over.

5. Application can either be submitted to the registration facility where the vehicle is registered or any registration facility in order to reissue worn out plates and documents.

LOST REGISTRATION OR TRAFFIC DOCUMENT ..."


157 Hotline for Anti-Human Trafficking

157 Hotline for Human Trafficking has been activated in 2005 in order to provide emergency services for foreigners who came to Türkiye for several reasons and whose passports are retained, forced to work on the contrary to their own will, forced to prostitution, who became victims if human trafficking due to organ removal within the scope of 80th article of Turkish Criminal Law. Hotline offering service for 24/7 in different languages such as Turkish, English, Russian and Romanian is opened up to international calls as 00903121571122.

Social Security

Medical Assistance

Providing Medical Assistance Within the Scope of E-State Social Security Agreements

Our department provides assistance within the scope of our institution only for the citizens of the countries which are parties to the agreement. Services for the citizens of the countries that did not sign the agreements are given by other related department of our institution. Agreements signed with Germany, Austria, Albania, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Czech Republic, France, Netherlands, TRNC, Macedonia, Luxembourg, and Romania include long term insurance in accordance with health insurance among the social security agreements signed with 22 countries. Since health insurance is not included in the security agreements of the remaining countries such as Denmark, Georgia, England, Switzerland, Sweden, Canada, Quebec, Libya and Norway, citizens of these countries are not within the scope of the duties of our Department.

Foreign nationals obtained medical security from the 13 countries given above within the scope of social security agreements who are in Türkiye for temporary duty, touristic purposes, medical purposes, as the workers of transportation companies, for education purposes and those with permanent residence have to obtain medical benefit certificated from the related institutions on behalf of participating countries determined in accordance with their agreements during their date in Türkiye.

Foreign nationals with medical benefit certificates have to deliver their medical benefit documents to directorates or centers in the list given in the list of Social Security Provincial Directorates to receive medical assistance in accordance with Turkish legislation. When they deliver these formularies they will receive free of charge medical assistance just as our beneficiaries excluding the participation amount.

If they require medical assistance without having their medical benefit document, application should be submitted to the directorates or centers where they reside to provide their certificate through their security institutions.

Insurance holder will pay for the expenses occur until the medical assistance document is provided. If the documents are received before these insurance holders depart from Türkiye, costs incurred will be returned to them in accordance with the legislation. If it is not received in the meantime before they depart Türkiye or they depart Türkiye without submitting application to directorates or centers to receive their medical assistance document, they can ask for reimbursement from their security institution in the home country by submitting receipts and medical documents of the costs incurred.

Academic Personnel

Assignments of Foreign National Academic Personnel

Procedures concerning Assignments of Foreign National Academic Personnel in Türkiye in accordance with 2527 numbered law

Required Documents

  • University Executive Board Decision
  • Documents concerning education status
  • I.D.
  • Military Service Document for male personnel

Foreign National Academic Personnel Employment in accordance with 34th article of 2547 numbered Higher Education Institutions;

Required Documents

a) For those to be employed for the first time:

  • University Executive Board Decision
  • Information Form
  • Information Gathering Form
  • I.D.
  • Visa Request Form
  • Type Agreement
  • Justification
  • Translated copy of the document displaying academic career
  • Internationally accepted certificate for those to give foreign language education
  • University examination and evaluation board report

b) For those who served in the same place previously:

For current detailed information please visit Türkiye Scholarships.

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