What is the change? Government offices will close at noon Oct. 28 and remain closed Oct. 29 in observance of Republic Day. The holiday may be extended through Friday, Oct. 30.

What does the change mean? Applicants seeking immigration and other government services should plan for the closures and file before the holiday if possible.

  • Implementation time frame: Oct. 28 -30.
  • Visas/permits affected: All immigration services.
  • Who is affected: Employers and foreign employees in Turkey.
  • Impact on processing times: The holiday will cause slight delays in processing of work permits and other applications.

Background: Republic Day celebrates Turkey’s independence and the founding of the republic Oct. 29, 1923.

BAL Analysis: Employers and foreign national employees are advised to plan ahead for the holiday closures and check with embassies and consulates for individual holiday schedules.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Turkey. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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