"work and residence permits" Top 5 Page for this destination Turkey Favorite Tip by traveloturc

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Favorite thing: There are, as there always have been, a large number of foreigners living and working in the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul, and you do get feeling that this is encouraged, which closer ties with the Eurpoean Community should only reinforce. The inevitable bureaucracy may sometimes belie this impression when you are in the middle of it, the only solution at times seeming to be the help of someone who knows, but no problems are insurmountable and usually a bit of patience should do the trick. A work permit is obtainable from the relevant government departments in Ankara, but the residence permit comes from the police in Istanbul, though requirements should be checked out in each particular situation, and some circularity will be found in the progress of the one permit being dependent on that of the other. Knowledge of "Turkish" is essential at many stages of the process, and eventually the matter is best handled by your employer.

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  • Updated Oct 4, 2010
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