Ankara Agreements


Turkish citizens can apply to enter or stay in the United Kingdom if they want to establish themselves in business under the European Community Association Agreement or more popularly known as the Ankara Agreements.  You may contact us to find out how

  • You can switch into this category if you are already here legally in a different category;
  • to find out how you can apply to become a Turkish ECAA businessperson;
  • and how to extend your stay; or
  • settle in the United Kingdom in this category.

There are several circumstances in which individuals may apply to seek to take the benefit of the standstill clause and have their business applications considered under the 1973 Rules. We can provide guidance with the handling of applications for entry clearance, leave to enter/remain and indefinite leave.