You pay a fee for your work permit application. The money is not refunded if your application is rejected.
These fees are valid as of 9th of November 2020.
Work permit application: 1870 TL
Adults: 1400 TL
Children under 18: 700 TL
If you are applying online, you pay with a credit card or a bank card.
If you are applying directly at the General Consulate in Istanbul, you pay in cash or with a credit/bank card.
For some occupations, special fees are required. These are: artists, au pairs, visiting researchers, athletes and coaches. They pay 1400 TL.
If the employer pays
If the employer wants to pay the application fee, and you have not applied online, the fee is to be paid as described above.