Employment Visa

Required Documentation for Employment Visa:   

 Applicants with residence visa issued by the Emirates of Dubai / Sharjah / Ras Al Khaimah / Ajman / Umm Al-Quwain/ Fujairah would need to submit their applications at the Visa Application Centre in Dubai while those issued by Al Ain and Abu Dhabi will have to submit their application at the Visa Application Centre in Abu Dhabi.

Applicants who are applying at the Türkiye visa application center in Abu Dhabi and Dubai can apply maximum 60 days in advance.
It is compulsory for all documentation to be in English or Turkish. Documentation that is any other language should be translated prior to the visa application.

1.)    Passport:
 The original of the passport which is at least valid for 14 months starting by the arrival date in Türkiye and has at least two empty pages. Copies of previously issued visas must be sustained. 

2.)    Biometric Photograph:
2 biometric photographs, a size of 5X6CM, with white background, shot in the last 6 months. 
It should be in sharp focus and clean.
The photograph must show you looking directly at the camera.
It is to be taken without headgear.
It should be without hat/cap and without spectacles.

3.)     Valid Resident Permit:
 In order to apply in United Arab Emirates, starting from the date of application, applicant must have a valid resident permit for at least 6 months. 
 Photocopy of residence permit, visa and Emirates ID Copy.

4.)    Travel Documentation:
 One way flight pre-reservation (It is highly recommended that you do not confirm the flight ticket before the visa is issued).

5.)    Criminal Record:
An up to date Criminal Record must be sustained from the authorities of United Arab Emirates. 

6.)    Company Documentation in Türkiye for Working Permit:
An Employment contract signed by owner of the company in Türkiye and applicant, must be signed and stamped. Document must be presented in Turkish.
 Tax Certificate of the company, Trade Gazette, Signature Circulars, Trade Registry.

7.)    Employment Documentation of The Applicant

If an Employee: 
A original guarantee letter from the related company (Company owner or a responsible individual must indicate the position of the applicant, start date of employment, the dates that has vacation approved from work,  salary details with payrolls for the last 3 months and a documentation proving the applicant will return to his/her country and contact details including a name surname with original-wet signature and official stamp.) 

If a Company Owner: 
 A letter in the company letter head mentioning exact purpose, travel dates, and a documentation proving the applicant will return to his/her country and financial undertaking with original signed and stamped.
Company’s trade license 
Company’s bank account statement showing transactions for the last 3 months (with original stamp).

If Retired: 
The original retirement documentation and a documentation proving the amount of last pension received. 
If Another person is Sponsoring Applicant:
Above mentioned documentation of sponsor.

8.)    Financial Standing Documentation of The Applicant: 
Personal bank account summary for the last 3 months, must be original signed and stamped. Last date of transaction must be 10 days old at latest. Please note that it is a must to submit your bank account with a sufficient amount for your travel.
If any, the documents related to the properties owned by applicant (title deed, license, etc.)
If any, bank account summaries of a bank in Türkiye or documents related to the properties. 

9.)    Accommodation Documentation in United Arab Emirates: 
 If any tenancy contract or title deed.
 If it is shared accommodation, a letter indicating the situation.

10.)    Additional Documentation:
 If applicant previously resident in Türkiye, relevant residence document or work permit.
 If applicant previously resident in a country other than Türkiye, relevant residence document.
 If any, previously issued Türkiye visa.
 If any, current or previously issued Schengen / USA / UK visa.
Applicants with dual citizenship are required to submit documents related to 2nd citizenship. 

Please click to view an example of a sponsoring documentation for spouses.