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Old 13th August 2008, 08:08   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,

I recently visited Kalkan on holiday and it majorly made me reassess my English life. I am considering a move to Turkey but knowing no very little about what is required to move and work abroad. Can anyone help me/give me any advice of what is needed and also how I can start to think and plan about a life in another country

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Old 13th August 2008, 09:26   #2 (permalink)
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Re: working in kalkan

You cannot work in Turkey without a work permit and I doubt if you would be able to get one.

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Re: working in kalkan

Hi Beth and welcome. As Sue says getting a work permit in Turkey is difficult unless you are employing Turks and training them or unless you are doing something a Turk cannot do, possibly English teaching but you need qualifications and perhaps experience. You may be able to get work with one of the UK travel companies but competition is stiff, you need to be looking at their adverts now for next year and they start interviewing during the winter.
Don't lose sight of your dream though as people do manage it. The successful ones do tend to be people who are retired and drawing a pension though. One last thing, living in Turkey is as you may imagine very different to holidaying there especially in the winter. My advice is don't burn your bridges, try to get a few months off your job in UK and rent somewhere during the winter and see if you like it.

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Re: working in kalkan

The only problem with applying for UK travel companies is that you are never gauranteed the area you want. Therefore you can apply in resort at the start of summer season which is normally April as most tour companies are looking for local airport guides. There are also quite a few people that will take you on without a work permit most of them once they have seen your commitment to the company will apply for one for you that tends to be the bigger estate agent companies though.

I have lived and worked in Turkey now for years and i will tell you unless you have some savings its not easy at all...especially if your on a Turkish wage therefore i would ensure you have enough funding as there is a big difference in being on holiday and living here.

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Re: working in kalkan

Beth
You will not get work in Kalkan legal or not without parting with your dosh and you don't want to be doing that.
What can you do in Kalkan that there is not already?
Come now there are maybe 100 people plus a few builders and some stray dogs a few chuck's and a lot of rain
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The only problem with applying for UK travel companies is that you are never gauranteed the area you want. Therefore you can apply in resort at the start of summer season which is normally April as most tour companies are looking for local airport guides. There are also quite a few people that will take you on without a work permit most of them once they have seen your commitment to the company will apply for one for you that tends to be the bigger estate agent companies though.

I have lived and worked in Turkey now for years and i will tell you unless you have some savings its not easy at all...especially if your on a Turkish wage therefore i would ensure you have enough funding as there is a big difference in being on holiday and living here.

Working in Turkey without a permit is extremly dangerous. If you are caught you can be deported and straight away.

Whilst some say you can work whilst applying for a work permit...you can not. I know this from experience as I applied for a work permit when we first moved here in 2006, having paid 1000.00GBP to a solicitor to act for me.

The permit was refused and since then I have not bothered to work, as fortunately for me I did not need to. The paperwork stated that I could not work even if an application was in process.
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Re: working in kalkan

It seems that Beth posted this single question way back in August, and has not posted since.

I guess she/he isn't really that bothered about TLF opinions?
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Re: working in kalkan

Yes i think she was in post holiday blues
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