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 Pre-Application System of Turkish Sticker Visa
01/01/2016 - Announcement

Beginning from 5 January 2016, all kinds of applications for Turkish visas will have to be made through the Pre-Application System of Turkish Sticker Visa (www.visa.gov.tr). 

Data required for visa applications will be uploaded to the system by the applicants. Following the online application, the applicants should apply to the Turkish Missions to complete the procedures including submission of their visa application forms duly signed and their passports as well as original copies of the application documents that have been already uploaded on the system.

Turkish Consulate General in London will only accept visa applications through Pre-Application System beginning from 5 January 2016. Applicants who already got an appointment for 5 January 2016 and afterwards should come to the Consulate after completing their online pre-application. The appointments already taken will be valid and should not be taken again through the new system.

(Please make sure you have completely filled the forms with correct spellings and in capital letters)

 

According to the new regulation all applicants are required to have a medical insurance that will be valid during their stay in Turkey.

 

The applicants who meet the requirements will be directed to the e-Visa system (www.evisa.gov.tr)

An information note concerning the visa types granted by Turkey is available in the following address: ( http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa).


INFORMATION ON VISA FOR WORK (Updated on: January 15, 2016)

  • Work  Permit Application Process



    IMPORTANT CHANGES IN VISA APPLICATIONS

    Beginning from 5 January 2016, all kinds of applications for Turkish visas will have to be made through the Pre-Application System of Turkish Sticker Visa (www.visa.gov.tr). 

    Data required for visa applications will be uploaded to the system by the applicants. Following the online application, the applicants should apply to the Turkish Missions to complete the procedures including submission of their visa application forms duly signed and their passports as well as original copies of the application documents that have been already uploaded on the system.

    Turkish Consulate General in London will only accept visa applications through Pre-Application System beginning from 5 January 2016. Applicants who already got an appointment for 5 January 2016 and afterwards should come to the Consulate after completing their online pre-application. The appointments already taken will be valid and should not be taken again through the new system.

    (Please make sure you have completely filled the forms with correct spellings and in capital letters)

    According to the new regulation all applicants are required to have a medical insurance that will be valid during their stay in Turkey.

    The applicants who meet the requirements will be directed to the e-Visa system (www.evisa.gov.tr)

    An information note concerning the visa types granted by Turkey is available in the following address: (http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa).

     


    Work permit application process is comprised of two stages. and the application must be made in person. The applicant must be careful about following the correct steps.

    IMPORTANT REMINDER: This page is not intended for ANY OTHER VISA TYPE other than WORK VISA.
    Applicants CANNOT USE this page for Maintenance and Installation Visa, Visa of Academic Employee, Visa for Filming, Scientific Research, Archeological Excavation, Academic Research, Journalist Visa, Study and Internship Visa, Visa for Lorry Drivers, Visa for Business Visits/Confrence/Seminar or any other visa type that is not stated here.
    Please click here to make an online appointment for these visa types.


    FIRST STAGE :
    Previously an online appointment system was in place. Due to the abuse of the system, as of 2016, we will implement manual appointment system. Applicants will have to send their details (requested appointment date, applicant's contact details, prospective employer's name & address, work start and end date, job title) to londra@csgb.gov.tr address to book an appointment.

    The appointment time slot is between 12:00 - 13:00 every working day, unless otherwise is mentioned to the applicant in the confirmation e-mail.

    Information like job title, job duration, job start date, host/employing company name & address and others must match with information given in all documents submitted in the application. Any discrepancy is these information fields will result in rejecting the admission of the application until they are corrected in the original documents.

    Required documents for work visa application:
    • Application Form : The applicant must present the printed copy of the application form that is generated by the new visa system. See the note "IMPORTANT CHANGES IN VISA APPLICATIONS" at the top of this page.
      - No relevant field should be left empty, even if it is not indicated as "required field".
      - Any mistake (including basic spelling mistakes, for example father/mother names) will void the application and a new application will have to be submitted.
      - All the fields must be same as applicant's passport.
      - "Duration of Stay" must be 90 days which is different than applicant's work visa period.
      PLEASE FILL THE APPLICATION FORM IN CAPITAL LETTERS. ENSURE THAT IT IS CORRECTLY FILLED.
    • Job Offer Letter : Proof of your prospective job in form of a job offer letter, bearing prospective employer’s details, stamp and signature on the company’s letterheaded paper. Original or legible scanned & printed copies are accepted.
    • Employment Contract: The signed employment contract between the applicant and the employer. Original or legible scanned & printed copies are accepted.
    • Job Title: The applicant's job title must be clearly identifiable both in English and Turkish versions in related documents. Turkish version of the job title will be considered for the application and it should not exceed 35 characters, including spaces. If no Turkish contract is available, the title in Turkish must be served in brackets. For example, General Director (Genel Müdür). This is very vital for the application. Any mistake might require lodging a fresh application.
    • Work Visa Duration: The requested duration and dates for work visa MUST MATCH in Job Offer Letter, Employment Contract and Application Form. The details can be of two version. In the first version, you can include duration of prospective work visa and the prospective starting date (e.g: Duration of work visa 1 year, starting from 1 June).
      The second version can be an exact date range like 01/01/2016 - 31/12/2016.
      In the new online application system, a starting date must be entered to complete the application, even if a tentative/draft date. Applicant can take into consideration the average time of 4-6 weeks from date of submitting work visa application to the Ministry of Labour in Turkey when determining the tentative work visa duration.
    • Health Insurance: Health insurance is not required for work visa applicants.
    • Criminal Record History: Presenting criminal record document is not required.
    • Applying dancers, animators/entertainers, acrobats must fill the three-page form. Download the form here !
    • Passport Validity Duration: Applicant’s passport must be valid for the duration of employment and additional 60 days
    • Passport Photocopy: A clean, legible copy of the applicant’s passport
    • Permanent Resident Card: Non-British passport holders must present a valid resident card for UK
    • Photo: One (1) passport size RECENT photo which SHOULD BE FREE OF any crease, imprints, folding or any other marks (e.g.: caused by paper clips)


    IMPORTANT REMARKS:
    - Date of initial first stage application must be made before the start of prospective employment date range. For example, if you require work visa for 15/02/2016-14/2/2017, applicant should submit his/her application before 15/02/2016.
    - There shall not be any manual correction on the Job Offer Letter or Employment Contract. .
    - All relevant documents must be signed with applicant’s signature as it appears in the applicant’s passport.
    - All documents must be complete and ready to submit.
    - We will hold your passport only for three (3) days after you submit your passport for visa collection.




    SECOND STAGE :

    Once First Stage of submitting documents is completed, the process will continue as follows:

    • a visa reference will be sent to the applicant in approximately ten (10) days.
    • the applicant is to forward the visa reference to the prospective employer
    • the prospective employer must lodge the application online at Ministry of Labour’s respective website in less than ten (10) days (if the prospective employer misses the 10-day period, the visa reference expires and a fresh application becomes required)
    • Ministry of Labour assesses the application and responds in 4 to 6 weeks. (The average response time has been 4 weeks so far, as an observation).
    • Ministry of Labour sends an approval message to the applicant (or to the employer) and urges the applicant to collect the visa from the Consulate

    Once this approval message is received, the applicant must visit Contact Us section of this website, click Write To Us link and request an appointment.

    DO NOT REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT WITHOUT OBTAINING WORK VISA APPROVAL.

    Once the applicant submits the passport along with the respective visa fee (432£ for British passport holders, varies for other passport holders), the passport with the work visa on it can be collected after three (3) working days. The Consulate will hold the applicant's passport only for these three days.

    For all work visa related inquiries only, please contact us at londra@csgb.gov.tr or at 02075815988 (between 16:00 – 17:30).

 

 
 
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