Permission to live and permission to work in Turkey

Permission to live and permission to work in Turkey
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THE TOP 2 OPTIONS IN TURKEY’S IMMIGRATION SYSTEM
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Permission to live only obtained in Turkey and permission to work obtained in and outside Turkey. So if the question would be: Can Touristic residence permit holders also get a work permit in Turkey. Answer is absolutely: Yes.
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Tourist residence permit is permission to live
for ‘TOURISTIC’ purposes only according to the Law on Foreigners and International Protection No. 6458 article 3 (1)  section (j) Residence permit: the permit issued for the purpose of staying in Turkey.
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“The provisions of this Law apply to the activities and actions related to foreigners; the international protection to be extended in cases of individual protection claims of foreigners at borders, the border gates or within Turkey; the immediate temporary protection or where they cannot return back to the country they were forced to leave; and, the structure, duties, mandate and responsibilities are of the Directorate General of Migration Management”.
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To begin you first must enter Turkey with TOURISTIC VISA. You may get the electronic e-visa online or the sticker visa from the Turkish embassy in your country of residence. Watch the short video for How to purchase E-VISA from the Turkish government online website, in just 3 minutes
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Any type of Residence permit is a permission to live only (and also will allow you to entry visa free during travels). Even the family residence permit (that spouses of Turks) get is also a residence permit hence only giving permission to live.
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First time residence permit applications (that requires a short appearance in person at government appointment), is obtained from 3 months up to 2 years depending on your passport expire date + validity period of your supporting documents (private health insurance, house rental contract, Turkish bank account photocopy of recent 6.000 usd deposit).
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Tourist residence permit is renewed online each time (with no personal appearance but to mail documents only within 5 days time) and can be effected 60 days within the IKAMET ID CARD expire date (red).
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Permission to work is a work permit. Which an employer applies and gets on your behalf for you, from CSGB (Ministry of Labor and Social Security SGK). This is the only way to legally work in Turkey.
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With a valid Touristic residence permit with remaining min 6 month to expire (and a Foreigner ID number starts with 99…….) you can get a work permit for yourself, (at no cost) that is after you have found a job and signed a Labor contract with your employer, and will physically start work. Every time you change an employer you will get a new CALISMA IZNI ID CARD (blue) with the company name shown on the back.
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For an Independent work permit in Turkey a new company establishment and working permit to operate that company requires 100,000 TL (25,000 usd) in assets and cash combined + in addition to 5 Turkish employees.
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Another way is live as a tourist for 8 years and apply for a long term residence permit and a Non restrictive work permit in Turkey. This allows you to work anywhere in Turkey without a need for work permit but it needs at least eight years of uninterrupted residence in Turkey (11 months in every 12 months).
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Should you not qualify for Tourist Visa or Business Visa to enable you to enter Turkey, you can get Work Visa with a sponsor Turkish company, Labor Contract under the employment procedure in Turkey.