The Turkish Worker Visa is for the Turkish nationals and allows those who have legally worked in the UK, the option of applying to extend their stay in the UK to live and work. Applicants can apply for a Turkish Worker visa if they have legally worked in the UK for at least 1 year as either the spouse of a British or settled person without any restrictions on working in the UK; a holder of a work permit allowing work in the UK; or a student allowed to work 20 hours a week during term time and full-time during vacation periods.

Turkish Worker Visa Basic Requirements

It is compulsory that applicants must be Turkish nationals who have legally worked in the UK for at least 1 year and have worked for the same employer for the period quoted in their application before they can apply.

Applicants can’t apply for this visa if they have broken any immigration laws while in the UK.

Turkish Worker Visa Entitlements

Applicants who are granted a Turkish Worker Visa can live and work in the UK up to an initial term of 4 years. There is no processing fee for this visa and applicants must apply from within the UK before their current permission to stay expires.

Successful applicants will be free to take up any type of employment throughout their stay in the UK. Applicants can also include their dependents on this extension if they’re already in the UK or include their partner and children. Applicants can switch into this category from another visa.