The Turkish Businessperson visa allows Turkish nationals to enter the UK in order to set up a new business, or help run an existing one.
Length of stay
This visa is issued for an initial period of 1 year, and can be extended for another 3 years.
Applicants for the Turkish businessperson visa must meet several eligibility requirements for their visa to be granted. All applicants must:
Be a Turkish national
Prove that they have the intention and means to establish or help run a viable business
Prove that they have sufficient funds to establish or help run the business. There is no minimum investment requirement and no requirement to create a certain number of jobs.
Prove that their income from the business will be enough for them to live on; holders of this visa may not work another job
Prove that they can support any family members (dependents) also included on the application
Applicants who wish to join an existing businesses in the UK must also prove:
That they will have an active and essential role in running the business
Turkish businessperson visa applicants must supply several documents with their application. These include:
Current passport and/or other travel documents
A separate passport photograph, with the applicant's name on the back
Proof of maintenance funds for themselves and any family members
Details of their living costs: tenancy/mortgage agreements, utility bills, banks statements, and so on
Documents relating to any state benefits they have received in the UK
A clear tuberculosis (TB) test result letter, if the applicant is from one of the countries on the Home Office's TB testing list.
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