Application Regulation Concerning Law on Work Permits of
Foreigners (Regulation), which has the purposes of giving, limiting
and canceling work permits, regulating the procedure and principles
of foreigners who will be exempted from the work permit and how to
fulfill the obligation of notification in Turkey, was changed and
innovated by the Amendment Regulation published on the Official
Gazette dated January 22, 2015.
As mentioned in the Law, foreigners must obtain work permit
before working dependent or independent in Turkey. On bilateral or
multilateral agreements, which Turkey is a party, may be agreed
otherwise. However, foreigners who are specified in the first
paragraph of Article 55 of the Regulation do not need to obtain a
work permit. Mentioned amendment only subjects foreigners who are
described under clauses (c) and (ç) of Article 55 entitled
Amendment is only for the "Exemptions"
The phrase "not exceeding three months from the date of
entry to Turkey" mentioned in the clauses (c) and (ç)
of the first paragraph of Article 55 was changed to "not
exceeding three months total in a year from the date of entry to
Turkey" with the amendment. With this change, with the
purposes of providing training concerning the installation,
maintenance and repair and how to use for the imported machinery
and equipment to Turkey or receiving the equipment or repairing the
machinery malfunctioned in Turkey; or providing training concerning
how to use of the goods and services which are exported from Turkey
or imported to Turkey, people who come to Turkey or in Turkey under
the conditions of "not exceeding three months total in a year
from the date of entry to Turkey" and submitting the documents
to prove this situation, do not need to obtain work permits. As it
is known, a limited duration that the related three-month-time will
pass within was not determined in the old form of Regulation;
however it is now limited to one year.
As another change, phrase "(c), (ç)" mentioned
in the third paragraph of Article 55 was repealed. Thus, foreigners
subject to the related clauses were excluded from the scope of the
phrase "... benefit from the exemption clauses only once in a
Lastly, a fourth paragraph was added to the Article 55.
According to this paragraph, multiple entry opportunities to Turkey
will be provided to the foreigners subject to clauses (c) and
(ç) under the condition of not exceeding three months total
duration of stay in Turkey within a year from the date of entry to
To conclude, some changes and innovations were made concerning
specified foreigners about exemption from work permit with the
amendments published on January 22, 2015. Foreigners who fit in the
definitions in the clauses (c) and (ç) of Article 55 of the
Regulation shall be exempt from work permit upon the relevant
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