Turkish citizens can apply for UK Worker Visa if they have worked lawfully in UK for at least 1 year or met other requirements.
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UK Worker Visa for Turkish Citizens

Last Updated on March 29, 2022 by Visa Journal

Turkish citizens can apply for UK Worker Visa if they have worked lawfully in UK for at least 1 year or the spouse of a British citizen or as a settled person with no restrictions on employment.

What are the Advantages?

It permits the holders to stay in the UK for longer and work lawfully. It also allows students to work 20 hours per week during the school year and full-time during the summer vacation. Not only that, it’s also the ideal choice because you may apply to renew your visa as many times as you like as long as you match the qualifying standards.

The best thing is that you may be qualified to seek permanent residency in the United Kingdom after 5 years. This gives you the flexibility to live, work, and study in the UK for as long as you choose.

Conditions of Eligibility for UK Worker Visa for Turkish Citizens:

You must satisfy the following requirements to be eligible for this visa:

You must be a Turkish national with a valid visa that allows you to transfer to a Turkish Worker Visa after establishing that you have not broken any immigration laws. Your application may be denied if you’ve breached any UK immigration regulations. Also, you must have worked for the same company.

Before you proceed with the application, make sure that you have the documents ready listed below:

  • A passport or other identification document proving your identity and nationality.
  • You must have a blank page in your passport to add the visa.
  • 2 colored photos (passport-size).
  • Documentation of all your employments in the UK throughout your current stay, including authentic payslips and bank statements for the entire time you’ve been in the UK.
  • A police clearance certificate for yourself and your family in the United Kingdom to demonstrate that you have not been involved in any criminal activity.
  • You must also submit evidence that you have been lawfully working in the UK for at least three years with the same company and that you intend to.
  • A letter from your present or future employer, or a current job application letter, might serve as evidence.

What are your options, and what are you unable to do?

  • If you’ve been legitimately employed for 3 to 4 years, you can stay doing the same job.
  • If you’ve been lawfully employed for four years or more, you can work for any company and do any job.

How to Apply?

How long does the application process take on average?

  • You will typically receive a decision within 6 months after filing your application.
  • Suppose your application is going to take longer than planned, for example. If your supporting documents need to be be authenticated, then you must attend an interview to discuss your personal circumstances with the processing officer, such as a criminal conviction.
  • You may be able to pay to obtain a faster decision; if this is the case, you will be notified when you apply.
  • You must not leave the United Kingdom until you have received a decision on your application. If you do, your application will be revoked.