The below provides a high level summary of immigration requirements for Turkey. Whether a traveler may enter as a business visitor or requires a work permit depends on the traveler's nationality, duration of stay and activities in the country.

Allowable Activities

  • Attending business meetings and discussions with colleagues, clients or customers
  • Providing or receiving training in a classroom setting
  • Information gathering, including site visits, etc. 

Basic Requirements

To be considered a business visitor, the foreign national must show: 

  • That the purpose of the visit is limited, specific and determined prior to applying
  • That she/he will not be remunerated for work by any Turkish sources
  • Proof of medical insurance

Maximum Period Stay

The maximum allowable stay as a business visitor is 90 days within a 180-day period.

Work Permit Types

The main work authorization categories in Turkey are the AMS (assembly, maintenance and service) visa and the work permit, which requires the Turkish company to meet certain employee ratios and paid capital requirements.

Maximum Period Stay

The multiple-entry AMS visa permits a stay of 90 cumulative days in a 12-month period. Work permits are generally issued for 12 months initially, with the possibility of renewals.