Turkish Businessperson visa

Switch to this visa

You can apply to change (‘switch’) from another visa to a Turkish Businessperson visa.

You should apply before your current visa expires.


To switch to this visa you must:

  • be in the UK legally
  • meet all of the visa’s eligibility requirements
  • not already be running a business in the UK that’s not allowed on your current visa

How long you can stay

A Turkish Businessperson visa lasts 12 months. You may be able to extend it for a further 3 years.

How to apply to switch your visa

You must apply online to switch to this visa.

How long it takes

A decision will be made on your application within 6 months.

You’ll be contacted if your application is complex and will take longer, for example if:

  • your supporting documents need to be verified
  • you need to attend an interview
  • you have a criminal conviction

Once you’ve applied you can stay in the UK until you’ve been given a decision, as long as you applied before your last visa expired.


You will not have to pay a fee.