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How easy is it for a foreigner to work in Turkey? What kind of visa or residence permit do you need? Is it easy to obtain? What kind of jobs are available? Is the process expensive?
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|Turkey Country Guide
Essential facts and figures about Turkey
|Coming to Turkey as a Tourist
How do you get a tourist visa?
|Coming to Turkey as a Student
Can a foreigner study in Turkey?
|Coming to Turkey to Retire
How can you get a retirement (or other non-working) visa for Turkey?
|Coming to Turkey to Work
Can a foreigner get a job in Turkey? What visa do you need?
|Coming to Turkey to Start a Business
Can a foreigner live in Turkey as a self-employed person, or by starting up a business? What visas are available?
|Coming to Turkey via Residence for Investment ("Golden Visa")
Can a foreigner live in Turkey via residence for investment - is a golden visa available in Turkey?
|Coming to Turkey to Join your Family
Can a foreigner come to Turkey to join their family? What are the rules?
|Coming to Turkey to Seek Asylum/as a Refugee
What are the rules surrounding asylum and refugee status in Turkey?
|Residence in Turkey
Government information (in English) about the types of residency permit available for Turkey
|Application form for Residence Permit in Turkey
Government application form for residence (non-working) permit in Turkey
|How to Get a Work Permit in Turkey
From the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey
|Citizenship Information for Turkey
Click the 'citizenship' tab.
|Information for Refugees in Turkey
From the United Nations.
I hope you have found this guide useful. If you need any further help, please contact me.John Howell 9 August 2017
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