As an Au Pair in Turkey, you will need a visa or residence permit no matter where you are from. But the requirements change from country to country. In this article, we provide you with some general information.
There is no official Au Pair visa in Turkey. According to our experience, participants can enter Turkey using a tourist visa and then apply for a work and residence permit. The work and residence permit are necessary for the participant to stay in Turkey legally.
Visa regulations vary depending on the applicant’s nationality. Your best source of information will be the Turkish embassy in your home country.
Participants cannot stay and work in Turkey without a work permit. The employer, in this case the Host Family, needs to submit documents for the work permit. The application usually needs to be submitted online. The exact set of documents varies. AuPair.com recommends discussing this subject together.
Generally speaking, the Host Family should take initiative and inquire about the work permit for 2 main reasons:
The Host Family needs to submit the initial application as the employer.
The official sources state the exact rules that are available in Turkish language only.