Short business trips or tourism purposes require a visa for Canadian citizens
wanting to enter Turkey
. In this case, the Turkey e-Visa is recommended and can be easily obtained, with the help of our Turkish lawyers
. Our advisors can help Canadians relocate their companies to Turkey
or start a new one.
Details about the e-Visa
can be issued for touristic purposes or short business trips. This is the electronic travel authorization that was recently implemented by the Turkish authorities who also decided to abolish the visa requirement for Schengen Area countries. Here is how to should prepare for your visit and apply for the proper visa for Turkey
- Canadian citizens must have a valid passport for at least 6 months at the time the visa application process starts.
- An application form must be completed with the personal details of the applicant.
- The e-Visa is valid for 90 days. Canadians interested in staying more in Turkey must apply for a long-stay visa.
- The online application for e-Visa is a process that can be overseen by our Turkish lawyers specialized in immigration matters.
One should note that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and particularly the Immigration Department control and verify the visa applications in Turkey. Canadian citizens need to observe the general immigration rules and apply for the proper visa for Turkey
prior to their travel. Our Turkish lawyers
can assist Canadian citizens from a legal point of view.
Work visas for Canadians in Turkey
There are several types of work visas available for Canadian citizens
accepting jobs in Turkey. Employment purposes, assigned artists, journalists, academics, free zone workers, repairman purposes, and sportsmen are among the work visa available for foreigners in Turkey. Visas can be issued for archaeological purposes and workers in this field or for those working as tour operators in Turkey. The work permit can be obtained with the help of our Turkish lawyers
who collaborate closely with the immigration authorities. The visa application form, the valid passport, am employment letter and the employment contract are necessary documents part of the Turkish work visa application
. The Turkish Ministry of Labor and Social Security is another important institution implicated in work visas processes that can approve the submitted visa documents. The entire visa application needs to be verified from a legal point of view, so the support of our Turkish lawyers
will prove extremely helpful.
How do I obtain a residence permit in Turkey?
Canadian citizens who want to obtain a residence permit in Turkey
can discuss all the legal aspects with one of our Turkish lawyers. A short-term residence permit for Turkey has a validity of one year with the possibility of renewing it for a couple of years. The residence permit application, the valid passport, 4 photos, valid health insurance, and a declaration showing you have enough funds to sustain living in Turkey as a citizen from Canada are among the required documents for a residence permit application. The formalities are straightforward and applicants do not confront any difficulties, however, we kindly recommend you discuss all the legal aspects with one of our Turkish attorneys.
In the case of a long-term residence permit, this can be obtained after living in Turkey for at least 8 years. There is no extension possibility for this kind of document as it is issued for an indefinite period.
Canadian company relocation to Turkey
Companies from Canada
can relocate to Turkey
, respecting a few important regulations. First, the de-registration process needs to take place in the country of origin, followed by the registration of the firm in Turkey and then the relocation of movable and immovable assets. The entire process of company relocation from Canada to Turkey
can be prepared and overseen from a legal point of view by our Turkish lawyers
. Here are some interesting facts and figures about the business and economy of Turkey:
- Nearly USD 165 billion was the total FDI stock for Turkey in 2019.
- Around USD 3.9 billion represented the total value of the greenfield investments in Turkey in the same year.
- Turkey listed 33rd out of 190 economies in the world in terms of ease of doing business as stated by the World Bank.
- Manufacturing, finance, and energy are among the main sectors that receive most of the FDIs in Turkey.