Where are you going to apply for the visa from? Will you apply from Turkey?
Are you already in the UK? If so please state what visa you have?
If you are not in the UK, how do you propose to come to the UK before you make your business person visa application?
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Unfortunately, you would not be able to apply for the business person’s visa if you were in the uK on a visit visa or short term study visa.This is because both of these visas are subject to the condition that you must leave before the expiry of the visa and this is taken to mean that you cannot switch in to other categories of visas from within the UK.This means that you would have to make the application for your business person’s visa from Turkey, otherwise the application would be rejected and the home office would keep the application fee. The government’s website on this sort of thing is really not good and almost misleading in some cases.
The requirement for you to have signed a tenancy agreement is not mandatory, but you have to be able to show that you have sufficient funds to be able to afford the costs of living accommodation in the area in the UK where you propose to live. So, if you were able to provide advertisements or offers of tenancy agreements for suitable accommodation in the area and proof of your ability to pay for them then you would probably be okay.
The basic principle of the evidence that you need to provide is that you must be able to show that you will not be a burden on public funds. It’s a question of degree, so if you were able to demonstrate a large amount of money in your bank account with evidence of available tenancies (albeit that you had not actually executed a tenancy agreement yet) then you would likely be okay.
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Sorry, having rechecked the rules it appears that you would be able to switch to the business persons category from within the UK however, you would not be permitted to carry out paid employment until such time as you have switched to the business persons's visa.Tom
I am afraid I am unsure and not available over the next 3 days..