• Baykurt Law Office provides an extensive assistance for foreign citizens who wishes to obtain citizenship, residence or work permit in order to live or invest in Turkey.
  • Given its complexity and frequent modifications, immigration law represents one of the biggest commercial and regulatory obstacles to the employment of key foreign personnel in Turkey.
  • We have a client oriented, depth and breadth of expertise in the immigration process. We work diligently to ensure our clients to maintain a solid understanding of the immigration laws that directly impact their organizations.
  • We help our corporate clients customize their immigration processes into meaningful methods for attracting global talent.
  • We do guide our clients on Immigration Issues resulting from mergers and other business transactions.
  • We defend clients against claims of illegal immigration practices.
  • We do prepare immigration due diligence reports for business sectors.
  • We conduct the legal examination of immigration document and we conclude the immigration documentation for our clients.
  • We represent our clients during the immigration and naturalization cases.
  • We provide a broad array of immigration related legal services such as audits, compliance, tax, business formation, employment law, and white-collar/government-enforcement defense services has proven valuable to clients of all sizes. Our foreign language capabilities and experience living and working abroad allow us to comfortably serve our clients in any corner of the world.
  • Application for reacquisition of Turkish citizenship for former citizens who may lose their citizenship due to renunciation permit or not exercising their right to choose as foreseen by Article 21 of Law on Turkish citizenship.

Residence permit for foreigners

  • Foreigners are subject to receive residence permit in order to stay in the country more than 90 days. Application will be made directly to Emniyet Müdürlüğü Foreign Citizenship Department.
  • Family members of the foreign worker receive the residence permit with the same duration also once the work permit granted.
  • It takes usually one week to get the residence permit.

Working permit for foreigners

  • The law numbered 4817 regulates the working conditions of foreigners in Turkey. All working permit applications are evaluated by the Ministry of Labour.
  • Citizens of the Republic of North Cyprus, citizens with no country status, foreigners with Turkish mother or father or having Turkish child, foreigners stayed married at least 3 years with a Turkish spouse are not subject to the conditions of working permit.

Types of working permits:

  • Limited working permit. Given for one year for business purposes. It may be expanded to 3 years.
  • Limitless working permit. Given to foreigners who have been working for 6 years legally without interruption.
  • Independent working permit. Given to foreigners who have lived for 5 years legally without interruption.

Immovable Purchase of Foreigners in Turkey

  • The law numbered 6302 which has been revised and enacted in 2012 made tremendous change on the conditions of having a property for foreigners. The law simplified the procedure of having an immovable for foreigners.
  • Citizens of 183 countries are allowed to buy immovables without requiring any reciprocity. The aim of the law is to encourage foreign investors to buy immovables in Turkey.
  • Foreigners are allowed to purchase maximum 30 hectares of land with this law. The council of ministers may double the purchasing land with a special permit and enables the foreign investors to obtain an immovable up to 60 hectares.

For more detailed information, please send an e-mail to info@baykurthukuk.com.tr