6. 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 can either:
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 won’t have to pay a fee.