Our solicitors and barristers recently received the wonderful news that a client (the Applicant) had been granted Entry Clearance to the UK under the Turkish Businessperson Visa. The Turkish Businessperson visa can be applied for by Turkish nationals who wish to apply for to start a new business in the UK or come to the UK to help run an established business in the UK. In our initial consultation with the Applicant, we discovered the client’s circumstances and facts surrounding his application and were instructed for the preparation and submission of a Turkish Businessperson Visa.
The case for an Entry Clearance under the Turkish Businessperson Visa
The Applicant was a Turkish national residing and working in Turkey. The Applicant had previously made frequent trips to the UK under a Multiple Entry Visitor visas and had now wanted to set up a consultancy business in the UK. In our initial consultation with the Applicant, he had informed us that he had over 25 years of experience in the financial services sector. In addition to this, the Applicant had various academic qualifications in business.
From the onset, our solicitors and barristers had advised the Applicant of the requirements of a Turkish Businessperson visa under the Turkish EC Association Agreement 1973 also referred to as the “Ankara Agreement”. The Applicant was informed that the Turkish Businessperson visa can be difficult to get success in if the correct specified and supporting documents are submitted with the application. However, our team of expert solicitors and barristers assured the Applicant that we could assist his Turkish Businessperson visa application and get a successful application and that our solicitors and barristers often assist clients in similar situations to his. The Applicant instructed us to prepare and assist with the submission of his application.
How we can assist submit a successful Entry Clearance Entry Clearance Turkish Businessperson visa
Our solicitors and Barristers successfully guided the Applicant through the Turkish Businessperson visa application process and prepared strong legal representations which focused on how the Applicant met the requirements under the Turkish EC Association Agreement 1973. To meet the requirements of a Turkish Businessperson visa please see some of the basic requirements below:
- The obvious requirement being an Applicant must be a Turkish national who holds a valid Turkish passport/national identity card;
- Similarly to the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa, Applicants must show a genuine intention to set up a viable business in the UK and must have sufficient funds to establish the business. Unlike the Tier 1 Entrepreneur, there is no minimum of £50,000 or £200,000. Instead, Applicants must show that they have sufficient funds to invest in the UK as well as have adequate funds for maintenance and accommodation in the UK;
Applicants must be aware that it is important they comply with the Turkish Businessperson visa conditions or they may face difficulty in applying for an extension. Applicants are not permitted to engage in any other work in the UK.
Rights of Family Members under the Turkish Businessperson visa
Applicants applying for the Turkish Businessperson visa can also have their family members join them in the UK. For each family member, the Applicant must provide proof of relationship and that they will permanently live with you. It is very common for Applicants to have their respective spouse or civil partner and children join them in the UK. If an Applicants dependents are already in the UK they can apply to switch into the dependant category under the Turkish Businessperson visa so long as they can demonstrate that they have been residing in the UK lawfully and a police registration certificate (if they were required to obtain one). Once an Applicants dependent arrives in the UK, he/she is free to switch into another visa category under the Immigration Rules such as Tier 1 Entrepreneur, Tier 1 Investor, Tier 2 Work or Tier 4 Student Visa.
Using Legal Representation to Submit an Entry Clearance Turkish Businessperson visa
Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on the law and your Turkish Businessperson visa application. You can instruct one of our immigration and visa legal representatives to successfully assist you with an Entry Clearance Turkish Businessperson visa application. Our solicitors and Barristers will help you comply with the Home Office’s requirements and meet the Immigration Rules applicable to Turkish Businessperson visa application. Caseworkers at the Home Office are trained to reject applications which are improperly prepared, for example by failing to provide the correct supporting evidence. In order to ensure your Turkish Businessperson visa application succeeds, our solicitors and barristers will ensure all specified documents must be provided.
The UK Immigration Rules are complex and a legal representative can help ensure that your application meets the Immigration Rules.
Successfully apply for an Entry Clearance Turkish Businessperson visa
Our team of solicitors and barristers are specialist immigration lawyers who act in your best interest. We offer a client-tailored approach from the outset. From the very first meeting, we will be able to advise you in respect of your prospects of submitting a Turkish Businessperson visa application before your application even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation and submission of a Turkish Businessperson visa application and are able to advise you in respect of your prospects and to ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.
Our offices are based in the legal epicentre of London, just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice in order to ensure we get the best results for our clients. We are minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.
Preparation is the key to successful immigration applications. Our UK immigration and visa solicitors are here to guide you through the complex immigration rules and requirements. If you wish to meet one of our lawyers, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your case and arrange your legal consultation to discuss Turkish Businessperson visa application.
Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.