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Visa and work in Istanbul

Hello,

I am new to this site and would like to know more about working and living in Istanbul.  I'd like to know to work in Turkey how do I obtain a working visa?  Can I work with my tourist visa?  And if so, for how long?

Thank you,
Firouzeh

Hi Firouzeh,

It is illegal to work on a tourist visa.

You will need to have a work permit that will be arranged by your employer for which you need to have a job first.

Good luck

Hello!some of my Turkish friend invite me to come for visit visa and to find a job there too,is it legal to stay there while waiting my working visa without coming back to my origin place?

Thanks Xeeschan,

I have been sending my resume electronically to various companies through different recruiters, but so far there has not been one response!  What is the most effective way of applying for a position from outside the country?!

It is illegal to stay anywhere once the visa expires. 
Regarding the job, an employer will need to arrange work permit for you.

http://www.expat.com/en/guide/middle-ea … -else.html

Good luck


menda :

Hello!some of my Turkish friend invite me to come for visit visa and to find a job there too,is it legal to stay there while waiting my working visa without coming back to my origin place?

No problem Firouzeh

I've tried to explain in this post why it's challenging to find job in Turkey. .

http://www.expat.com/en/guide/middle-ea … -else.html

Good luck


firouzeh :

Thanks Xeeschan,

I have been sending my resume electronically to various companies through different recruiters, but so far there has not been one response!  What is the most effective way of applying for a position from outside the country?!

Hey what's up, if you need a room to stay you are welcome to my house,we may discuss about the price.. this is some information here :



http://www.expat.com/en/housing/middle- … anbul.html

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