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ECAA 1

Turkish
Employed

Version 12/2007

APPLICATION FOR
AN EXTENSION OF STAY IN THE UK
AS A TURKISH NATIONAL
EMPLOYED PERSON

There is no fee for an application on this form.

TH E A D D RE SS T O WHI C H YOU M UST P OS T


Y O U R AP P L I CA T I O N O N F O R M EC A A 1 IS :

Border and Immigration Agency


Turkish ECAA Team (ECAA 1)
PO Box 4160
Sheffield
S1 9DZ
This form is to be
used for
applications made
on or after
BUILDING A SAFE, JUST AND TOLERANT SOCIETY 17 December 2007
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APPLYING ON FORM ECAA 1 : GUIDANCE NOTES
1 FOR WHICH APPLICATIONS MUST YOU USE FORM ECAA1? spaces provided. Do not use glue or any other sticky adhesive.
See part 7 of these notes for more guidance on photographs.
This form is to be used only to apply for an extension of stay in
the UK as an employed person under the provisions of Article All sections If you are at present unable to provide any of the
6(1) of Decision 1/80 of the Association Council established information or details requested in any of the sections, please
by the ECAA with Turkey. explain the reasons in a letter and enclose it with the applica-
tion form. If you need help with any of the questions, you can
You and any dependants included in the application must be in seek advice by telephoning 0870 606 7766.
the UK to apply.
Section 6 This section lists the documents and photographs
2 QUALIFYING FOR AN EXTENSION OF STAY IN THIS which you have to provide. If you can’t provide any of the
CATEGORY documents specified in the application form, please explain
why in a letter with the form and say when you will be able to
To be eligible to qualify under the provisions of Article 6(1) of provide them. See part 8 below for more guidance on
Decision 1/80 you must be a Turkish national who is already documents.
working legally in the UK. The relevant provisions are set out in
Chapter 5 Section 10 of the Immigration Directorate Section 7 This section contains a declaration which you must
Instructions, which are on the ‘Law and Policy’ pages of our sign and date. If you don’t, the application will be incomplete.
website at www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk
7 PHOTOGRAPHS
3 WHO CAN APPLY ON THIS FORM?
You must provide the following photographs:
You and your spouse, civil partner, unmarried or same sex part-
ner and/or children under 18 if they are applying as your Two identical passport-size photographs of yourself with your
dependants. name written on the back of each photograph.

Two identical passport-size photographs of any dependants


Unless otherwise stated, the word “partner” in these guidance included in the application with their names written on the
notes means a spouse, civil partner, unmarried or same sex back of each photograph.
partner.
The photographs should be in colour, recent (within the last
4 WHEN TO APPLY month), and approximately 45 millimetres high and 35
millimetres wide, the size of a passport photo.
You should apply before the end of your authorised stay in the
UK.
Each photograph must show the individual’s full face clearly
against a light background. Sunglasses are not acceptable.
5 MAKING SURE YOUR APPLICATION IS COMPLETE
Nor is any head covering unless this has to be worn for
Your application will be delayed if it is incomplete. To make religious or cultural reasons. But if the covering conceals the
sure it is complete, you need to do the following: face, this will not be acceptable.

make it on the current version of form ECAA 1 If the application(s) is/are successful, the photographs provid-
ed will be reproduced in your passport or travel document and
provide all the photographs of yourself and any those of any children included in the application.
dependants included in the application as specified in the form

provide all documents specified in the form 8 DOCUMENTS

complete all sections of the form as required Documents provided with the application must be originals.
sign and date the declaration in the form Exceptionally, a certified copy may be acceptable. The copy
must be certified by the body or authority which issued the
6 COMPLETING THE FORM original (for example, a copy of a savings book certified by the
building society or bank), or by a notary. The reasons for pro-
Please note the following guidance and information when you viding a certified copy rather than the original document must
complete the form. be explained in a covering letter.
Use a black pen to complete the form - and capital letters for Generally speaking, it is unlikely that we will be able to grant
names, addresses and similar details. your application without seeing the original documents.
Complete all sections, including the Personal History section. 9 APPLYING BY POST - THE ADDRESS
Section 1 This is where you give your own details. Leave a The address to which you must send an application on form
space between each name or part of the address(es) required ECAA 1 is:
in this section (do the same where names and addresses are
required in other sections). Border and Immigration Agency
Turkish ECAA Team (ECAA 1)
Sections 1 and 2 You must provide the photographs of yourself PO Box 4160
and any dependants included in the application. Use one sta- Sheffield
ple or paper clip in each person’s case to attach them to the S1 9DZ
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APPLYING ON FORM ECAA 1 : GUIDANCE NOTES
Posting it to any other address will delay it. If you use 15 CHOOSING AN IMMIGRATION ADVISER
Recorded or Special Delivery, this will help us to record the
receipt of your application. Please make sure that you keep If you engage an immigration adviser, take care in choosing
the Recorded or Special Delivery number. one. The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner
(OISC) regulates immigration advisers. The OISC website at
We will return your passport(s) and other documents by www.oisc.gov.uk contains a list of authorised advisers. It also
Recorded Delivery. If you would like them to be returned by has links to websites for solicitors, barristers and legal execu-
Special Delivery, you must provide a prepaid Special Delivery tives. If you have a complaint about an immigration adviser or
envelope big enough for the documents to be returned. need other information, the OISC contact details are:

10 APPLYING IN PERSON Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner


5th Floor,
We do not provide a same-day service at our Public Enquiry Counting House
Offices for applications made on form ECAA 1. 53 Tooley Street
London
11 DECISION TIMES SE1 2QN
We aim to decide applications as soon as possible. For service
Telephone: 0845 000 0046
standards for deciding non-charged postal applications,
please see our website.
Alternatively the Law Society, which regulates solicitors in
England and Wales, can help you find a solicitor. You can con-
12 CONTACTING US AFTER YOU HAVE APPLIED
tact them on 0870 606 6575 or visit their website at:
www.lawsociety.org.uk
If you need to contact us after you have applied, you should do
so as instructed below.
To complain about a solicitor you can contact the Law Society’s
Consumer Complaints Service helpline on 0845 608 6565 or
To send us more information about your application, write to
write to them at:
the address to which you posted your application as given in
part 9 of these notes and give the following details in your let-
The Law Society
ter: Victoria Court
the applicant’s full name, date of birth and nationality 8 Dormer Place
Leamington Spa
any Recorded or Special Delivery number Warwickshire
CV32 5AE
the date on which the application was posted
16 COMPLAINTS ABOUT OUR SERVICE
the Home Office reference number, if you have one.
If you need advice on how to make a complaint about our serv-
If you need your passport or travel document because you
ice, please call 0870 241 6523 or visit our website.
have to travel urgently and unexpectedly, please call 0870
606 7766 and provide the personal and other details listed
You may complain in writing to:
immediately above.
BIA Customer Focus Team
Your application will be treated as withdrawn if your passport PO Box 1384
is returned for travel abroad before your application can be Croydon
decided. CR9 3YJ

Or by email to: bia.cu@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk


13 OBTAINING APPLICATION FORMS

You can obtain application forms from our Application Forms 17 DATA PROTECTION NOTICE
Unit on 0870 241 0645 or by downloading them from our
website. We will treat all information provided by you in confidence but
may disclose it to other government departments, agencies,
local authorities, the police, foreign governments and other
14 OTHER TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES bodies for immigration purposes or to enable them to perform
their functions.
For enquiries other than obtaining an application form, call
0870 606 7766. We may also use the information provided by you for
training purposes.
We also have the following freephone textphone number:
0800 38 98 28 9.

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ECAA 1
Turkish
Em pl oyed
SECTION 1 - APPLICANT’S DETAILS
Attach two identical
photographs 1.1 Your title - please tick
Mr Mrs Miss Ms Other
of you (the applicant)
here with staple If other, what is your title?
or paper clip

1.2 Your date of birth Your gender - please tick


Do not use glue or Day Month Year Male Female
other sticky adhesive

1.3 Your full name as in your passport

1.4 Surname or family name

1.5 Any other name(s) by which you are or have been known

1.6 Nationality

1.7 Passport number 1.8 Home Office reference if you have one

1.9 National insurance number if you have one

1.10 Your UK address - please inform us immediately if this changes

Post code
1.11 Your daytime telephone number Your mobile telephone number if you have one

1.12 Your e-mail address if you have one

1.13 Name & address for returning documents and letters about your application if different from 1.10

Post code

1.14 If you have completed 1.13 and the address is that of your immigration adviser, please state their Office of the Immigration
Services Commissioner (OISC) number

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SECTION 2 - DEPENDANTS INCLUDED IN YOUR APPLICATION
If you have a partner and/or any children under 18 living in the UK and they are applying for an extension of stay in the
UK as your dependants, this is where you give their details. Unless otherwise stated, the word “partner” in this form
means your spouse, civil partner, unmarried or same sex partner. If more than 3 children are applying, please give their
details, with photographs, on a copy of this page and enclose it with this form.

Your partner’s full name

Attach two identical


photographs
of your partner
Nationality
here with staple
or paper clip

Day Month Year Male Female


Do not use glue or
Date of birth Gender -
other sticky adhesive
please tick

Relationship to you Spouse Civil partner Unmarried partner Same sex partner
- please tick

Child’s full name

Attach two identical


photographs
of your child
Nationality
here with staple
or paper clip

Do not use glue or Date of birth Gender -please tick Relationship to you -
other sticky adhesive Day Month Year Male Female please tick

Son Daughter

Child’s full name

Attach two identical


photographs
of your child Nationality
here with staple
or paper clip

Date of birth Gender - please tick Relationship to you -


Do not use glue or
other sticky adhesive Day Month Year Male Female please tick
Son Daughter

Child’s full name

Attach two identical


photographs
of your child Nationality
here with staple
or paper clip

Date of birth Gender - please tick Relationship to you -


Do not use glue or Day Month please tick
Year Male Female
other sticky adhesive
Son Daughter

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SECTION 3 - THE BASIS OF YOUR APPLICATION
Tick a box below to show whether you are applying for an extension of stay as someone who wishes to switch into the
Turkish employed category or as someone who has already been granted leave to enter or remain in that capacity.

Extension of stay - switching I entered the UK/was previously granted an extension of stay in a capacity other than
as a Turkish employed person and I now wish to switch into this category

Extension of stay - already in this category I entered the UK/was granted an extension of stay as a Turkish
employed person and am now applying for an extension of stay in this category

SECTION 4 - YOUR EMPLOYMENT

This is where you give details of the employment for which you are applying for an extension of stay.

4 . 1 What type of employment are you engaged in?

4.2 Full name and address of the business or firm in which you are employed

Postcode

4 . 3 Telephone number(s) of your employer

Landline Mobile

4.4 How long have you been working for this employer?

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SECTION 5 - PERSONAL HISTORY
You must answer all the questions in this section on behalf of yourself and any dependants included in this application.
It is an offence under Section 26(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1971 to make a statement or representation which you
know to be false or do not believe to be true. Information given will be checked with other agencies.

5.1 Do you or any dependants included in this application have any criminal convictions in the UK or Y es No
any other country (including traffic offences) or any civil judgments made against you?

If you have answered yes to question 5.1 above please give details below for each criminal conviction and/or civil judgment, start-
ing with the most recent one - but first see Note 1 about criminal convictions. If you or any dependants included in this application
have received more than two convictions and/or civil judgments, give details on a copy of this page and enclose it with this form.

Note 1 Convictions spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 need not be disclosed. More information about the Act
is given towards the end of this section.
Name of person convicted or against whom a civil judgment was made

Nature of the criminal offence or the civil action (give details on a separate sheet and enclose it with this form if you need more space)

Details of the sentence or civil judgment (give details on separate sheet if you need more space) Date of sentence/judgment

Country where the sentence was passed or the civil judgment was made

Name of person convicted or against whom a civil judgment was made

Nature of the criminal offence or civil action (give details on separate sheet and enclose it with this form if you need more space)

Details of the sentence or civil judgment (give details on separate sheet if you need more space) Date of sentence/judgment

Country where the sentence was passed or the civil judgment was made

For help in answering the questions below, please see the definitions on the next page.

5.2 Have you or any dependants included in this application ever been charged in any country Yes No
with a criminal offence for which you have not yet been tried in court?

5.3 In times of either peace or war have you or any dependants included in this application ever Yes No
been involved, or suspected of involvement, in war crimes, crimes against humanity or geno-
cide?

5.4 Have you or any dependants included in this application ever been involved in, supported or Yes No
encouraged terrorist activities in any country?

5.5 Have you or any dependants included in this application ever been a member of, or given sup- Yes No
port to, an organisation which has been concerned in terrorism?

5.6 Have you or any dependants included in this application ever, by any means or medium, Yes No
expressed views that justify or glorify terrorist violence or that may encourage others to ter-
rorist acts or other serious criminal acts?
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SECTION 5 - PERSONAL HISTORY
5.1 Have you or any dependants included in this application ever engaged in any other activities Yes No
which might indicate that you may not be considered to be persons of good character?

If you have answered yes to question 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 or 5.7 above please give further details in the space provided below. If
you need more space, continue on a separate sheet.

REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS ACT 1974

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 enables criminal convictions to become 'spent' or ignored after a 'rehabilitation period'.
The length of the rehabilitation period depends on the sentence given. For a custodial (prison) sentence the rehabilitation period is
decided by the original sentence, not the time served. Prison sentences of more than two and a half years can never become spent
and should always be disclosed. Further information on rehabilitation periods can be found at Nacro's Resettlement Plus Helpline
on 020 7840 6464 or by obtaining a free copy of their leaflet on 020 7840 6427.

DEFINITIONS

For the purposes of answering questions 5.3 to 5.7, the following information provides guidance on actions which may constitute
war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, or terrorist activities.

This guidance is not exhaustive. The full definitions of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide can be found in Schedule
8 of the International Criminal Court Act 2001 at www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2001/20010017.htm or purchased from The
Stationery Office (telephone 0870 600 5522). It is your responsibility to satisfy yourself that you are familiar with the definitions
and can answer the questions accurately on behalf of yourself and any dependants included in the application.

War crimes
Grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions committed during an armed conflict. This includes an internal armed conflict and an
international armed conflict. The types of acts that may constitute a war crime include wilful killing, torture, extensive destruction
of property not justified by military necessity, unlawful deportation, the intentional targeting of civilians and the taking of hostages.

Crimes against humanity


Acts committed at any time (not just during armed conflict) as part of a widespread or systematic attack, directed against any civil-
ian population with knowledge of the attack. This would include offences such as murder, torture, rape, severe deprivation of liber-
ty in violation of fundamental rules of international law and enforced disappearance of persons.

Genocide
Acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group.

Terrorist activities
Any act committed, or the threat of action, designed to influence a government or intimidate the public and made for the purposes
of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause and that involves serious violence against a person; that may endanger anoth-
er person’s life; creates a serious risk to the health or safety of the public; involves serious damage to property; is designed to seri-
ously disrupt or interfere with an electronic system.

Organisations concerned in terrorism


An organisation is concerned in terrorism if it commits or participates in acts of terrorism; prepares for terrorism; promotes or
encourages terrorism (including the unlawful glorification of terrorism); or is otherwise concerned in terrorism.

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SECTION 6 - DOCUMENTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
For your application to be complete, you must provide the documents and photographs listed in this section which are rel-
evant to your application. Tick the boxes next to the relevant items to show the documents and photographs you are pro-
viding.

Attach all photographs to the spaces in sections 1 and 2 of the form as instructed there.

Two recent passport-size photographs of yourself with your name written on the back of each photograph. Please
see the guidance notes for information on what types of photograph are acceptable.

Two recent passport-size photographs of each dependant included in section 2 and applying for an extension of
stay in the UK with you, with their name written on the back of the photographs.

Your current passport. If you last entered the UK on a previous passport, please also provide this document if you have
it.

The current passport(s) of each dependant included in section 2 and applying for an extension of stay in the UK with
you. If they last entered the UK on previous passport(s), please also provide these documents if you have them.

Your police registration certificate if you have been asked to register with the police.

The police registration certificate(s) for each dependant included in section 2 and applying for an extension of
stay in the UK with you, if they have been asked to register with the police.

If you have been granted leave to enter or an extension of stay as Turkish employed person,

evidence of that leave, such as a passport containing the relevant visa or endorsement; and

evidence of your previous employment, including pay slips for the period of employment and bank statements for
the same period; and

a letter of the kind indicated below from your employer as evidence that your employment will continue:

with the same employer if you have been legally employed for between 1 and 3 years; or

with the same occupation if you have been legally employed for 3 years; or

with any employer if you have been legally employed for 4 or more years.

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SECTION 7 - DECLARATION

You must now read the declaration below and sign it. This must be signed by you (the applicant) and not be a
representative or other person acting on your behalf.

I hereby apply for an extension of stay in the UK for myself and any dependants listed in this form. The infor-
mation I have given in this form is complete and is true to the best of my knowledge. I also declare that the
photographs submitted with this form are a true likeness of myself and any dependants included in the appli-
cation, as named on the back of each photograph.

I confirm that if, before this application is decided, there is a material change in my circumstances or new
information relevant to this application becomes available, I will inform the Home Office.

I understand that all information provided by me to the Home Office will be treated in confidence but that it
may be disclosed to other government departments, agencies, local authorities, the police, foreign
governments and other bodies for immigration purposes or to enable them to perform their functions.

I understand that documents provided in support of this application will be checked for authenticity. False
documents will be retained and may result in my application being refused and my case being referred to
the Border and Immigration Agency and other relevant authorities for the purposes of my prosecution and
subsequent removal from the United Kingdom.

I understand that the Home Office may use the information provided by me for training purposes.

I am aware that it is an offence under the Immigration Act 1971, as amended by the Immigration and
Asylum Act 1999 and the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, to make to a person acting in exe-
cution of any of those Acts a statement or representation which I know to be false or do not believe to be
true, or to obtain or to seek to obtain leave to remain in the UK by means which include deception.

Signed Date

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DOCUMENT CHECKLIST
Please complete this part of the form. It will help us to make sure that we have received the documents you supplied and to keep
a record of them while they are in our possession. The list is a standard one covering important documents which are common to
most application types. Please state how many of each of the following you have provided.

Passports Police registration Birth Marriage or civil Driving Other


certificates certificates partnership cer- licences (please list
tificates below)

Marriage certifi-
cates

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

Passports Police registration Birth Marriage or civil Driving Other


certificates certificates partnership cer- licences
tificates

Signed Date

APPLICANT’S CHECKLIST
To ensure that your application is complete, please make the following checks before posting it. Tick each box
that is relevant to your application.

Is ECAA 1 the right form for you and is Have you ticked a box in Have you completed all
it valid for use? See date on front section 3 to show the relevant sections of the
page. basis of your application? form as specified?

Have you sent the documents and photographs specified in section 6 as listed below?

Current passport(s) Photographs Police registration All other relevant doc-


certificate(s) uments specified in
section 6

Have you signed and dated the declaration in section If you are unable to send us any of the documents
7? specified in section 6 which are relevant to your
application, have you given an explanation and said
when you will be able to send them?

Finally, please make sure that the application is addressed exactly as shown below.

Border and Immigration Agency


Turkish ECAA Team (ECAA 1)
PO Box 4160
Sheffield
S1 9DZ
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