Delays with Home Office: its impact on life and business

Delays with Home Office: its impact on life and business

19th July @ 17:00 – 19:00

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, 1 Victoria Embankment, SW1A 2JR

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Thousands’ of ECAA extension (Turkish Businessperson) & ILR visa applicants have been left in limbo awaiting to hear from the Home Office, some as long as 24 months. The delay is leaving people without the right to rent homes, enrol children in school or travel abroad. Visa holders are losing work, unable to visit dying family members or have important surgery outside the UK. Migrants’ rights campaigners describe the delays as among the worst in a beleaguered immigration system.

The majority had been told the delay in the decision was due to the case being ‘complex but lives are held at a standstill due to delays from the Home Office. Is this an error of home office and the pressure of post Covid build up or is it an intimidation policy to get ECAA visa holders to voluntarily leave the country after Brexit?


Stephen Kinnock, Shadow Minister (Home Office)

Labour MP for Aberavon and currently shadow minister for Immigration.

Ali R. Arslan, Entrepreneur & Start-up Mentor

The impact of Home Office delays on Britain’s start-ups & innovation culture

May Bulman, The Independent’s Social Affairs Correspondent

She won the Anti-Slavery Day award for Best News piece in both 2017 and 2019. In January 2022 she wrote “Thousands of Turkish nationals in Britain trapped in limbo due to Home Office delays”

Fizza Qureshi, CEO of Migrants’ Rights Network

Migrants’ Rights Network did a ECAA visa delay campaign and survey in April 2022. Fizza will talk about findings of the survey results, and what they will do next.

Hakan Elbir, Founder of Dialogue in the Dark

Journey of an ECAA visa holder employing more than 30 blind and deaf people.


Christian Wakeford

Labour MP for Bury South

Special thanks…. to the following volunteers, who are all ECAA visa holders, for making this event reach the masses:

Ibrahim Sarica, MetaCampus Founder

(Event will be broadcast in the MetaVerse the next day!)

Ferhat Elik, Photography:

Gokhan Goksoy, Video: