Following are the various frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Turkish ECAA Worker visa category:

FAQs: Turkish ECAA Worker Visa - FAQs

You can apply for permission to stay in the UK as a Turkish Worker if you’re a Turkish national and have legally worked in the UK for at least 1 year as:

  • the spouse of a British or settled person without any restrictions on working in the UK
  • a holder of a work permit allowing you to work in the UK
  • a student allowed to work 20 hours a week during term time and full time during vacation periods

The length of further leave to remain in the UK as Turksih ECAA Worker is dependent on how long you have already worked in the UK. Please refer to the table below to ascertain your right to change employmer and the duration for which you can be granted leave to remain in the UK as a Turkish ECAA Worker:

Period you have worked in the UK Period of Grant of Leave  What You Can Do
1 to 3 years Up to 2 years Continue to work for the same employer
3 to 4 years Up to 1 year Change employer, but in the same occupation
4 plus years Up to 3 years Work in any occupation for any employer


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