The right to work and obtain a work permit A foreign citizen residing in Turkey must obtain a work permit before getting a job. But if you have received refugee or secondary protection status, then from the date of obtaining this status you can work both self-employed and independently.
Work permits are issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection. The appeal may be of two types within the country and from abroad. Appeals both within the country and abroad should be carried out through any place of work or business.
When contacting the representative office, be sure to provide an employment contract with a place of work or business in Turkey. After your appeal, you will be given a reference number, then a request will be sent to the place of your work or business in Turkey and invited to local representatives to come up with a statement on your behalf.
After this step, the representative of the place of your future work or business through the online system will apply on your behalf with a statement. The right to apply for a work permit is granted to: holders of a residence permit after 6 months after receiving a residence permit; persons applying for international protection 6 months after submitting the application; persons with conditional refugee status and temporary protection 6 months after receiving the certificate. If you meet the conditions for the duration of your stay in Turkey, your place of work or business will be able to submit an application on your behalf.
If you are under the status of international protection and temporary protection and intend to work seasonally in the agricultural and livestock sectors, you can directly and personally apply to the Regional Office