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Categories exempted from work permit are listed as below

Foreigners going to Turkey for scientific, cultural and artistic activities for a period not exceeding 1 month and for sports activities for a period not exceeding 4 months,

Foreigners going to Turkey for the installation and maintenance of imported machinery and devices, for the training and the delivery of such or the repair of devices broken in Turkey, for a period not exceeding 3 months after entry, provided that the situation is supported with relevant documentation,

Foreigners going to Turkey for the training of the goods and services exported to and from Turkey, for a period not exceeding 3 months after entry, provided that the situation is supported with relevant documentation,

Foreigners going to Turkey to work in fairs or circuses outside the scope of certified tourist facilities, for a period not exceeding 6 months after entry, provided that the situation is supported with relevant documentation,

Foreigners going to Turkey to gain knowledge and experience in public institutions or universities for a training period not exceeding 2 years, provided that the situation is supported with relevant documentation,

Foreigners who are reported by the relevant authorities to provide contribution to socio-cultural, technological and educational areas for a period not exceeding 6 months,

Foreigners going to Turkey within the scope of programs carried out by the Head of European Union Education and Youth Programs Centre called National Agency for a period limited by the duration of the program,

Foreigners going to Turkey for work experience within the framework of international student exchange programs, the duration and scope of which will be jointly determined by the the Turkish Departments of Labour and Social Security, Home Affairs, Foreign Affairs and the Higher Educational Board.

Foreigners going to Turkey as tour operators for a period not exceeding 8 months after entry,

Foreign footballers, other sports people or trainers who have been approved by Turkish Football Federation or the General Directorate of Youth and Sports, for a period limited by the duration of their contracts,

Foreign Ship men to work on ships registered with the Turkish International Ships Registrar to work outside the cabotage line and having the certificate of approval from relevant authorities in line with bilateral protocols concluded with other states on the basis of Provision I/10 of the International Convention on the Training, Certification and Working Shift Standards,

Foreign experts posted to Turkey to work in projects within the framework of Financial Cooperation Programs between Turkey and EU, for a period limited by the duration of their posting.




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