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Ankara Agreement Visa has some turmoil in relation to Article 50 and Brexit and many of our clients are asking how they can obtain settlement status in the UK.
In order for a Turkish ECAA business person to be granted indefinite leave to remain in this category, the following criteria need to be met.
Applicant can apply for ILR up to 28 days before you will reach the end of the qualifying period. If you apply earlier than that, your application may be refused. The qualifying period will be 5 years immediately before the date you apply for ILR or the 5 years immediately before the date the ILR application is decided, depending on which is most beneficial for the applicant. If you have spent more than the required time in the United Kingdom, then Home Office should only consider the most recent 5 years as applicable.
An applicant may only qualify under the ILR route for ECAA business persons if you have spent a continuous period of 5 years in the UK, of which the most recent period of leave must be as a Turkish ECAA business person and the rest made up of a combination of leave as either:
This means that you must have been resident in the UK, with valid leave in one of the above categories, for an unbroken period of 5 years.
The continuous period is to be calculated to end on whichever of the following dates is most beneficial to the applicant:
Applicants applying for ILR are able to have up to 180 days of absence from the UK in a 12-month period during each year of the qualifying period.
When calculating whether the individual has had 5 years’ unbroken residence in the UK, the following factors must be considered:
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