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Au Pair in Turkey: visa information

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.
Au Pair Turkey visa
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.

Residence permit for an Au Pair in Turkey

Participants can receive a residence permit for up to one year. The application consists of the following documents:
  • Residence permit application form
  • Original passport and a copy of it
  • 4 passport-size photographs
  • Declaration stating that the applicant has enough savings to support themselves in Turkey for a while
  • Valid medical insurance

We strongly suggest confirming this information with the local authorities, as there might be additional documents needed.

Work permit for an Au Pair in Turkey

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. 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.

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