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As we all aware that Home Office has suspended all applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain known as ILR for Turkish Business Person and Turkish Worker on 16 March 2018 with no further explanation. – Indefinite Leave to Remain Rules for Turkish

Today Home Office Has Published a Statement or Changes to the Immigration Rules.

The changes will effect all Turkish Business Persons and Turkish Workers. Those changes can be summarised into few categories;

In order to qualify for ILR all the applicants must demonstrate 5 lawful continuous years living in the U.K. The continuous period means that the applicant has not been absent from the UK for more than 180 days during ANY 12 months period unless the absence is in exceptional circumstances described in paragraph 39E of the Immigration Rules.

They must also demonstrate that they have sufficient knowledge of the English language and sufficient knowledge about life in the UK accordance with Appendix KoLL and,
They must have been able to support any family members with them without any help from public funds and,
Not fall for refusal under the general grounds for refusal ( any offences or convictions that would lead you to break the immigration law) and,
You must satisfy the Home Office that you have established, taken over or become a director of one or more genuine businesses in the UK and, has genuinely operated that business or businesses while you had leave as a ECAA business person and,
That you genuinely intend to continue operating one or more businesses in the UK.
We must also note it was mentioned on the publication dated 16 March 2018 that, it is not fair for Turkish Business Person or Turkish Worker to apply for ILR free of charge. For that reason there will be a fee for ILR applications made under this route.

Indefinite Leave to Remain Rules for Turkish – Current ILR application fee is £ 2,389.

For people already in the UK as a Turkish Business Person or Turkish Worker can not apply for ILR under a dependent child, partner or spouse route with the applicant unless their last grant was a dependent child, partner or spouse of that person applying for ILR.
Dependant children over 18 years of age, will have to demonstrate that they also have sufficient knowledge of life in the UK and sufficient knowledge of English language requirement in line with Appendix KoLL.

Halil İbrahim Koca

Immigration Adviser

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