Ankara Agreement (ECAA) – UK Settlement Opportunity for Turkish Citizens

Turkish citizens, through Ankara Agreement may be eligible to get work and residence permit in the UK by:

  • starting up a UK business; or
  • becoming a shareholder/owner of a previously formed business in the UK

For further information, please contact us.


No fee required for UKVI application.

How long will it take?

You can apply for this visa 3 months before the planned date of travel. If you’re applying from outside the UK, decision may take 12 weeks.

Visa Duration

This visa type grants you a 12-month residence and work permit within the UK.

Upon the completion of this term, you can apply to extend your visa for another 3 years and apply to settle in the UK permanently.

What can you do? 

  • start a new business in the UK
  • join an existing business which you will have an active part in running
  • switch into this visa from another visa categor
  • extend this visa
  • bring your family (‘dependants’) with you

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