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Highly skilled people (“Turquoise Card”) – New in March 2017

This guide was written by Başak Yıldız Orkun, Managing Partner at Orkun & Orkun (info@orkunorkun.com) in collaboration with Guides.Global (office@guides.global).

It was written on 13 May 2017. The law and practice in Turkey change all the time. Our guides are updated as frequently as possible - typically every three years - but may be out of date.

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The scope of this guide

This guide looks at Turkey's brand new "Turquoise Visa". We will be updating it as more information emerges.

Introduction

This new Turquoise Visa (turquoise being the national colour of Turkey) was announced on 14 March 2017.

Who can get a Turquoise Visa?

This visa is for highly skilled people. Highly skilled people means people who are one or more of the following:

They will be entitled to the equivalent of an indefinite work permit.

They can be joined by their husband/wife, children and other dependants.

They are exempt from military service (otherwise compulsory in Turkey) but they can’t work in the Turkish public services.

Conclusion

We'll keep updating this page as more information is released by the government. Watch this space.

Other guides of interest

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Turkey Country Guide
Essential facts and figures about Turkey
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Turkish Residence Permits
How residence permits work in Turkey
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Coming to Turkey as a Student
Visa & immigration information for foreign students
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Coming to Turkey to Work
Visa & immigration information for foreigners wanting to work in Turkey
Click to see this guide
Coming to Turkey to Start a Business
Visa & immigration information for foreigners wanting to set up their own business in Turkey
Click to see this guide
Coming to Turkey to Join Your Family
How do you join a family member who already has Turkish residence?
Click to see this guide
Coming to Turkey to Retire
Visa & immigration information for foreigners wanting to retire in Turkey
Click to see this guide
Coming to Turkey via Residence for Investment
The "golden visa"
Click to see this guide
Coming to Turkey as a Tourist
Tourist visas and lengths of stay
Click to see this guide
Coming to Turkey as an Asylum Seeker/Refugee
The rules surrounding refugees in Turkey
Click to see this guide

Readers' Comments

 

Further information?

I hope you have found this guide useful. If you need any further help, please contact me.

Başak Yıldız Orkun

13 May 2017


 

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