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If you’re being appointed as the manager or head of a company then you will be considered a key person and there are exemptions in the work permit criteria for key people.

WORK PERMITS FOR FOREIGN KEY PERSONNEL

The issuance of work permits for the Key Personnel is regulated under this Regulation. Key Personnel refers to and stands for the personnel of a company organized and registered as a legal entity in Turkey who fills at least one of the following conditions:

(i) company shareholder, chairman of the board of directors, member of the board of directors, general manager, deputy general manager, company manager, company vice manager, or similar other titles or positions, who are entrusted with or authorized for at least one of the following functions and responsibilities:

·         to work in the top management or executive positions of the company; or
·         to manage the whole or a division of the company; or
·         to supervise or control the internal auditors, or administrative or technical staff of the company; or
·         to recruit new personnel for the company, or to dismiss the existing personnel, or to make proposals thereon.
(ii) persons holding basic and key information about services, researches, equipment, techniques or management of the company; or
(iii) for the liaison offices, not more than one person to whom a certificate of authorization is issued and granted by the foreign parent company.


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Required Documents

Company Documents: a valid petition, a labour contract signed by the foreign employee, activity certificate, a trade registry gazette, an income statement which is approved by an accountant and a Work Permit power of attorney that’s to be granted by the company. 

Individual Documents: a valid petition of application, a foreign personal application form, a notarised residence permit, a translated and notarised passport, a notarised and translated certificate of education, an up to date photograph and a CV.





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