Common Points between Work Permits through TP ID and Residency

Common Points between Work Permits through TP ID and Residency

The Common points of the work permits granted through temporary protection (Kimlik ) and through residence permit ( ikamet )
  • All workers in Turkey must be paid a minimum of net 1,603 Turkish Lira per month for a full time job, which is generally considered 45 hours per week.  This applies to Turkish citizens and those with both types of work permits.
  • Social security contributions through both types of work permits are paid by the employer. Taxes on income are deducted from the salary before receipt of income for both types of work permit holders.
  • For both types of work permits, the employer is responsible for submitting the work permit application. If the employee is an independent contractor or business owner, she or he should directly apply for the work permit.
  • Foreigners with both residence and Temporary Protection status are equally prohibited from practicing certain professions in Turkey which are reserved for Turkish citizens. This list includes positions for: dentists, pharmacists, caregivers, veterinarians, hospital managers, private security guards, notaries, attorneys, commercial fishers, seaman, customs brokerage and government employees.
  • Every foreign person who wishes to work in Turkey must have a work permit. If a foreigner works without a work permit in Turkey, he / she faces fines. The fines are 7130 Turkish Lira to the employer for each employee without a permit, 2851 Turkish Lira to the employee who doesn’t have a work permit, and 5704 Turkish Lira to foreigners working independently (i.e. business owners or independent contractors) without a work permit.
  • Workers under both types of work permits have the right to sue the employer and the government to demand compensation and monthly payments in the event of work accidents.
  • Anyone in Turkey who has been denied payment for work or has been fired unlawfully has the right to sue the employer and demand compensation. Having a work permit and being registered in Turkey’s social security system are advantages in establishing these claims. 
  • Both types of work permits provide workers and their dependent family members benefits through the social security system, government health facilities, and pharmacies. 
  • Both types of work permits provide workers with eligibility, in certain cases, for receipt of unemployment benefits in the event of unlawful termination.
  • Workers through both types of work permits have the right to retire after meeting the requirements for retirement.