INTERNATIONAL LABOR LAW ‘ DOCTORS ‘ NO. 6735 REPUBLIC OF TURKEY

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INTERNATIONAL LABOR LAW NO. 6735

Update: 05.01.2021 the salaries of foreign doctors within the scope of professions requiring expertise and mastery have been updated as 3 times the minimum wage 3.577.50 x 3 = 10.732. 50 TL.

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HOW DO I GET A WORK PERMIT FOR FOREIGN DOCTORS?

In order for private health organizations to employ foreign doctors, they must first obtain a preliminary permit from the Ministry of Health.

In our country, the profession of Doctor, which was within the professions that were forbidden to foreigners in previous periods, has been liberated. In addition to the required documents for companies, a preliminary permit from the Ministry of Health can be applied for a foreign doctor’s work permit with a document indicating that the foreign doctor’s diploma is equivalent to YÖK and receives at least a b pass grade from the Turkish language exam.

A preliminary permit is obtained from the provincial health directorate to which they are affiliated.

Documents required for foreign doctor pre-permit;

If foreign doctor graduated from Turkey

1. Mas’ul director’s petition (letter indicating that a preliminary permit has been requested).

2. Petition of the doctor who applied for the study

3. A service agreement signed between a doctor and an organization (with an octet) (a contract in which working hours and wages are specified)

4. Original and photocopy of the foreigner’s diploma (as original will be done).2016

5. Original and photocopy of passport

6. 2 PCs photos

7. Copy of residence permit card

8. Residence of the foreigner

If a foreign doctor does not graduate from Turkey, there must also be documents listed below.

A document indicating that the equivalence of diploma and specialty certificates has been accepted by the relevant authority.

A document obtained from the Ministry of health or the embassy of the country from which they came, indicating that they are not legally prevented from doing their profession.

A fixed-term employment contract in which the amount of monthly salary made between the private medical institution and foreign medical personnel to whom they will work is also specified.

Turkish Turkish language exam conducted by the Turkish teaching practice and Research Centers of universities (B) or higher level of success in the document. (Can also be submitted within 1 year).

A preliminary permit is sent to the hospital no later than 1 week, but this time may vary.

Only a copy of the old Work Permit Card is sufficient for Transfer operations.

Although the employment of foreign personnel in health is under the authority of the Ministry of Health and the above-mentioned Regulation has been issued, the work permit is issued by the Ministry of Labour. But, according to the law, only doctors who receive medical education equivalent to education in Turkey and have it approved by the Ministry of Health can obtain a work permit. In this direction, foreign doctors and nurses who want to work before a work permit are required to obtain a preliminary permit from the Ministry of Health. A preliminary permit is a document that shows the competence of these medical personnel and is a positive opinion of the Ministry of health. Foreign medical personnel who will work in Turkey must carry some conditions. According to the regulation, foreign medical personnel with the following conditions may be granted work permits:

1. Equivalence of Diploma and / or specialty documents has been approved and registered by the Ministry,

2. Not being prevented by law from performing his profession,

3. Turkish Turkish language exam conducted by Turkish teaching practice and Research Centers of universities according to the European language port foil criteria (B) or higher to succeed at the level,

4. Obtaining a work and residence permit in Turkey in accordance with the relevant legislation,

5. For physicians, compulsory professional financial liability insurance.

The amendment to the law allowing the employment of foreign doctors covers only nurses, along with doctors. The ban on foreigners in the professions of midwifery, dentistry and pharmacy continues. Apart from doctors, a significant number of auxiliary health workers who receive work permits are nurses and midwives. Although midwifery is among the Forbidden professions for foreigners, these people are usually assistant midwives or nurses who perform midwifery duties.

About the conditions necessary for foreign doctors to work in Turkey and the process followed.

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INFORMATION NOTE PREPARED BY THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH

1) foreign doctors can only work in private hospitals and medical centers in Turkey.

2) for professional performance in Turkey:

a) graduates of a medical school in a foreign country must first obtain a document indicating that the equivalence of diplomas and/or specialty certificates has been accepted. For the document on the equivalence of the diploma in medicine, it is necessary to apply to the presidency of the Council of Higher Education (YÖK) and for the equivalence of the certificates of expertise to the General Directorate of Health Services of our ministry.

b) a document stating that you know Turkish at the Level (B) or higher according to the European language portfolio criteria must be submitted no later than one year from the date of application. Language certificate can be obtained from Turkish teaching practice and Research Centers of universities (TÖMER). Documents are not requested from graduates of educational institutions providing Turkish education.

c) for the first time in Turkey, those who will perform a profession must receive a document from the competent authorities of the country from which they came, indicating that they do not have an obstacle to doing their profession by law. This document is not requested from those who have graduated from educational institutions in Turkey within one year before the application date, those who have documented their uninterrupted residence in Turkey for five years as of the application date, and those who have taken refuge in Turkey due to the state of emergency in their country.

3) those who have provided the above-mentioned documents/conditions should apply to a private hospital or medical center to work. A service agreement should be arranged between the private health organization they will work with and the foreign physician, which also specifies the amount of gross monthly salary to be paid to the physician, and each page has the names and signatures of the parties.

4) the application for the work of a foreign doctor is made by a private health organization that will employ a doctor, along with the service agreement and the above-mentioned documents in the annex to the petition, to the Health Department of the province where the private health organization is located. A copy of the doctor’s diploma and/or Specialty Certificate is sent by the Directorate to the Directorate General of Health Services of our ministry for registration, equivalence Operations Department for registration and equivalence procedures to be questioned. Registration, equivalence procedures upon the response from the Department, the approval of the Directorate is obtained by the relevant Provincial Health Directorate and a document (preliminary permission certificate) is issued stating that a foreign doctor can work in a private health institution.

5) in order to obtain a work permit together with a preliminary permit issued by the Governor’s office, the Ministry of Labor and Social Security shall apply to the security authorities to obtain a residence permit with a work permit issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.

6) a work permit letter issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security by the Provincial Health Directorate and certified copies of the residence permit issued by the security authorities are sent to the head of the Department of private health facilities of the General Directorate of Health Services. Information of foreign health professionals is recorded in the Ministry’s information system and the health organizations Management System (SKYS). The personnel work certificate of the foreign health professional registered in SKYS is issued by the relevant Provincial Health Directorate. Foreign physician personnel can start working in the relevant private health institution from the date of the issuance of the working document.

Stating that they can also cooperate with Gulf countries on health tourism, Turkey Medicals said: “some of the city hospitals we have just built are reserved for International Patient Services. Here, our nurses and doctors who speak foreign languages will be employed. Doctors and nurses from Gulf countries will be able to work here., ” he said.

Documents required for foreign doctor work permit

1) a document indicating that the equivalence of diplomas and/or specialty certificates of a foreign doctor has been accepted by the relevant authority.

2 Turkish Turkish language exam conducted by the Turkish teaching practice and Research Centers of universities according to the European language portfolio criteria (B) or higher level of success certificate. This document;

a) it must be submitted no later than one year from the date of application. If the document is not submitted at the end of this period, the personnel work certificate is cancelled by the Directorate.

b) graduates of educational institutions providing Turkish education are not requested.

3) a document obtained from the competent authorities of the country from which they came and showing that there is no obstacle to doing their profession by law. This document;

a) those who have graduated from educational institutions in Turkey within one year before the application date,

b) as of the date of application, he has been living in Turkey for five years without interruption,

c) those who have taken refuge in Turkey due to the state of emergency in their country,
it’s undesirable.

4) a service agreement made between the private medical institution they will work with and foreign medical personnel, in which the amount of monthly salary to be paid to foreign medical personnel is also specified, and each page contains the names and signatures of the parties.

REGULATION

From The Ministry Of Health:

PRIVATE HEALTH OF FOREIGN HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN TURKEY

ABOUT WORKING PROCEDURES AND PRINCIPLES IN THEIR ORGANIZATIONS

AMENDMENTS TO THE REGULATION

Article 1-22/2/2012 dated and published in the Official Gazette No. 28212, the temporary Article 1 of the regulation on the procedures and principles of working in private health institutions in Turkey of Foreign Health Professionals has been amended as follows with the title.

“Exemption status of medical professionals of Syrian nationality.

Provisional Article 1 – (1) in Turkey under temporary protection in order to serve disaster and Emergency Management Presidency coordinated by the Ministry of Health established by the centers housing migrant health centers, and disaster and Emergency Management Presidency by healthcare professionals eligible Syrian nationals who want to work in their profession that is authorized to submit any document provided to the execution of Article 5, paragraph I (A) and (B) are exempt from the requirements in paragraphs.”

Article 2-this regulation shall enter into force on the date of its publication.

Article 3-the provisions of this regulation are executed by the Minister of Health.

The Publication Of The Regulation In The Official Journal Of Date Number 22/2/2012 28212.

The Official Gazette, Which Published The Regulations Amending and Date Number 1- 16/7/2013 28709 2- 16/6/2016 29744.

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