A work permit is a government-issued ID card for international employees in Türkiye. It contains a unique ID number that begins with 99, and it is also a residence permit. It can only be applied for by an employer.
⇒ Undergraduate International Students can only accept and begin part-time employment upon completion of 1 year of study in Türkiye. They can not work full-time.
⇒ Graduate Students can accept employment anytime with no restriction.
Important: If you have a valid residence permit with a length of a minimum of 6 months into the past or in total with the remaining amount of time, your application can be done within Türkiye. Otherwise, you must apply to a Turkish Mission abroad and wait for the approval. Please contact your employer/ company.
You can both be enrolled in an academic program and be employed at the same time (except for 1st-year students) and not lose any privileges as a student.
You can consult our Career Development Center (CDC) for employment opportunities. They can help you with CV writing, interview practices, and more.
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