In these unprecedented times, Axiom Stone Solicitors will, in common with other businesses, be following the Government's official advice on social distancing and social isolating.

Public health measures must have the highest priority and, as a result, some staff will be working from home. Also, our offices will be closed to visitors.

However, we wish to reassure existing and potential clients that we will continue to provide the highest levels of service.

Please be assured we have a robust business continuity plan in place that is designed to minimise the impact on our service to you.

In addition, please continue to contact us electronically or by phone in relation to the progress of your matters or on any issues of concern to you.

Until further notice, service of claim forms, application notices and all other court documents and contractual notices must be made to our head office only (we shall not accept service through any other means). Our head office address is at Axiom Stone Solicitors, Axiom House, 1 Spring Villa Road, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7EB. We ask that all other correspondence be sent by email to the relevant member of Axiom Stone Solicitors. In the event that service of court documents or contractual notices is attempted by post, courier, DX, or fax to any address other than that of our Head Office, we cannot provide any assurance that they will be received or processed. We are grateful for your understanding at this time.

We will update this information regularly on our website (Please see COVID-19 Updates Here) and via social media.

Finally, we urge everybody to follow the official advice on fighting the virus outbreak so enabling you to stay safe and well.

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Turkish Businessperson and workers visas

This route is for Turkish nationals who are either coming to the UK to establish a business or for Turkish workers who have been working in the UK and wish to extend their stay in the UK.

1. Turkish Businessperson (Ankara Agreement)

You need to fulfil the following requirements:

  • The “genuineness test”: You need to show that you genuinely intend and are able to establish or run your business in the UK.  You must also show that the funds are genuinely available and you genuinely intend to invest the money.   For these reasons, you need to provide a business plan along with other evidence to show that your intentions are genuine.
  • Maintenance funds: You must provide evidence that you are able to maintain yourself and any dependants that will be joining you in the UK without recourse to public funds.  This means that aside from your investment funds, you need to have enough money to cater for yourselves in the UK.

Once the application is approved, you will be given 12 months initial leave that can be extended for a further period of 3 years, subject to meeting the requirements for leave to remain of the Immigration Rules. You are unable to settle under this route.

2. Turkish workers visa

You can apply for further leave in the UK under this route if hold a work permit, spouse or student visa and have been legally working in the UK for at least 1 year.

Once the application is approved, the leave and work will depend on how long you have been working in the UK.  If you have been in the UK and working legally for 1-3 years, you will be given up to 2 years leave to remain subject to your working for the same employer.

If you have been in the UK and working legally for 3-4 years, you will be given leave for 1 year allowing you to work for any employer in the same occupation.

If you have been working in the UK for 4 years or more, you will be given up to 3 years leave allowing you to work in any occupation for any employer.

You are unable to extend or settle under this route.

Family members

Your family members (partner and children under 21) can apply to join you in the UK under this visa. Once the application is approved, they will be granted leave in line with your leave, which can be extended subject to meeting the requirements for leave to remain of the Immigration Rules. You are unable to settle under this route.

Making an application

At Axiom Stone, we work closely with our clients’ needs and objectives and achieve results in an efficient and timely manner and continue the relationship once the relevant visa has been obtained and beyond.  Our immigration team will guide you through the process step by step to ensure you are put at ease and maximise your chances of obtaining a favourable outcome.

To apply for this visa or to make an enquiry, please contact us on 0207 016 9341 or by e-mail to to speak to our dedicated team of immigration professionals.

For more information about our prices for Turkish businessperson and workers visas services please follow the link below: