North Cyprus
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Work Permission for Foreigners

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) law states that all nationals of other countries not being of the TRNC, will need a work permit in order to work in Northern Cyprus.

The present policy regarding foreign nationals who wish to take up employment in North Cyprus is that an employment permit is granted only on a temporary basis and for a specified position provided that no suitably qualified TRNC citizens are available. Please note that by law this action must take place while foreign nationals are outside North Cyprus.

A Foreign national seeking employment in North Cyprus must secure through personal efforts a local employer who should submit an application to the Migration Officer, Ministry of Interior, Lefkosia (Nicosia) (see address below), which is the competent authority for the issue of such permits. The Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance acts as an advisor to the Migration Officer with regards to the situation in the labour market and the compliance by the above-mentioned employer of the criteria governing the employment of aliens (basically an advisor on labour laws in the TRNC).

Man power recruitment is made directly by the employers or through intermediaries; therefore you have to make your own direct contacts with interested employers, intermediaries or employers' organizations.

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