You can apply to switch into Turkish ECAA Worker visa from inside the UK if you are a Turkish national who has legally worked in the UK for at least 1 year.

Once already registered as belonging to the UK’s labour force, the rights of Turkish workers are set out in article 6(1) ofdecision 1/80 of the Association Council established by the European Community Association Agreement (ECAA) with Turkey. These are as follows:

  • under the first indent of article 6(1) of decision 1/80, a Turkish worker can be granted permission to work for the same employer after one year’s legal employment, if a job is available
  • under the second indent of article 6(1) of decision 1/80, a Turkish worker can be granted permission to work after 3 years of legal employment for an employer of their choice, in the same occupation
  • under the third indent of article 6(1) of decision 1/80, a Turkish worker can have free access to any paid employment of their choice, after 4 years of legal employment

Services For Turkish ECAA Workers

As specialist Turkish ECAA Worker visa solicitors, we can provide fast, friendly and reliable fixed fee immigration advice and representations for the following applications for Turkish ECAA Workers:

Services For Dependants Of Turkish ECAA Worker

Our specialist team of dependant visa solicitors can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee immigration advice and representations for following applications for dependants of Turkish ECAA Worker: