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TURKEY: Short-term Tourist Residence Permits Limited to One Year

January 10, 2020

Effective 1 January 2020, short-term tourist residence permits are limited to one year of validity, and cannot be renewed beyond this.

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TURKEY: All Residence Permit Renewals Now to Be Submitted In Person

May 8, 2019

Foreign national residence permit holders in Turkey renewing their residence permit must submit their application in person at the immigration office.

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TURKEY: Update on Residence Permit Process

May 17, 2018

The Migration Directorate in Turkey has recently introduced changes to its rules for short-term (touristic) residence permits, with the stated aim of limiting the number of foreign nationals illegally engaging in work while holding these permits.

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TURKEY: Delays Possible Due to Implementation of New Registration System for Work Permit Applications

February 28, 2018

Effective 26th February 2018, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) requires work permit applications to be submitted using the sponsoring company’s KEP account. Moreover, a secure electronic signature, linked to a qualified electronic certificate, must be used to sign the application form. The signature of the representative of the employer can no longer be used. However, […]

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TURKEY: Higher Minimum Salary for 2018

January 19, 2018

Effective 1st January 2018, the Turkish Labour Ministry has announced increased minimum salary requirements. What is the new minimum salary? The new minimum salary rates are: Gross minimum monthly salary: TRY 2029.50 (up from TRY 1777.50); Net minimum monthly salary: TRY 1603.12 (up from TRY 1404.06). Other salary requirements Aside from this minimum salary requirement, […]

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TURKEY: Update on Entry for US Nationals; and Security Alert

December 11, 2017

There are some updates to the situation for US nationals wishing to obtain visas for Turkey, and a security alert for those already in Turkey and other middle-eastern countries. Security Warning The US Diplomatic Mission to Turkey (along with those in Sudan and Egypt) has issued a warning to US nationals of potentially violent political protests, following […]

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TURKEY / UNITED STATES: Update on Entry to Turkey for US Nationals

November 22, 2017

On 21st November 2017, the United States Department of State issued an update on the situation for US nationals entering Turkey. The main points are as follows: US citizens (with no other nationality) will be issued sticker visas upon entry into Turkey only if they can show legal residency (residence permits) in another country other than the […]

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TURKEY / UNITED STATES: Limited Resumption of Visa Processing

November 8, 2017

On 6th November 2017, the United States mission to Turkey announced that it is resuming limited visa services in Turkey, based on assurances from the government of Turkey about the security of local US diplomatic staff. A reduced number of visa appointments is available at the US Embassy in Ankara or the Consulate General in […]

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TURKEY AND UNITED STATES: Reciprocal Suspension of Visa Services

October 10, 2017

On 8th October 2017, the United States announced the immediate suspension of all non-immigrant visa services at all US diplomatic facilities in Turkey. Hours later, Turkey retaliated by suspending all visa services for US citizens at its diplomatic and consular missions in the United States, and at Turkey’s borders, and blocked US nationals from using […]

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TURKEY: Changes to Notification Requirements

November 1, 2016

On 24th August 2016 we published an article called “New Foreign Labour Law Takes Effect” which came into effect immediately. The Law has changed the requirements for notifying the Ministry of Labour (MOL) of the start of a foreign national”s…

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