Working in Turkey, which visa do I need?
If you want to work in Turkey you need some form of working visa. The type of visa you need depends on the nature of your work, the duration of your stay and from whom you receive payment.
Working in Turkey with an e-visa
In some cases it is permissible to work in Turkey with an e-visa. You can then easily and quickly request your visa online via this website. On this page you will find the conditions you need to comply with in order to be able to work with an e-visa in Turkey. In addition, you must also comply with all other terms and conditions of this type of visa for Turkey.
Conditions with a Turkish e-visa
To qualify for this visa for Turkey, you must meet the following requirements:
- You are not employed by a Turkish organization.
- You are employed by an organization that is not established in Turkey. (If you work for a company that also has branches in Turkey, but you are paid by the UK part of the organization, this is also allowed).
- You remain employed by the same employer during your stay in Turkey.
- You do not start a business in Turkey.
- If you perform paid work for a Turkish organization, this is only permitted if your British employer sends an invoice to the Turkish organization concerned.
- It is allowed to attend a business conference in Turkey.
- It is allowed to follow a training in Turkey.
In the following cases you are not eligible for the e-Visa for Turkey:
- You are going to work for a Turkish organization.
- You want to stay in Turkey for more than 90 days.
- You will be on a paid internship in Turkey.
- You drive to Turkey as a truck driver professionally.
- As an archaeologist, you will conduct field research in Turkey.
- You are going to make a documentary in Turkey.
You meet the conditions
If you meet the conditions of the e-visa for Turkey, you can apply for your visa directly via this website.
You do not meet the conditions
If you do not meet the conditions of the e-Visa for Turkey please refer to the Turkish Consulate . They can inform you about the necessary documents and handle your visa application.
Studying or doing an internship in Turkey
Are you going to study or do an internship in Turkey? Then you can not use the e-visa. You need a staging visa for Turkey or a student visa for Turkey. You can apply for these visas via the Turkish consulate.