I am a Turkish citizen was married to an EU (Estonian) citizen and got a divorce in Edinburgh (where I live ) couple of months ago. I am currently based in the UK(been living and working here since 2015 January) and holding an EEA Family Member Permit, which will expire by 2020. However, on my return yesterday from a holiday abroad I told on the border that I am not married anymore (As I have been doing it each time I enter to the country). This had been the case last month when I arrived at the Manchester airport where I again explained my current relationship status clearly and after an hour check they did let me in. This time though, I was told the information I was given in Manchester border was wrong and instead I got stamped a 6 months visa. I've been told my EEA family permit is no longer valid and I need to apply for another type of visa outside of the UK. I was well aware my current EEA permit could have been invalid since my circumstances had changed ( after the divorce with my partner) but there was no clear guidance of what to do next and information on home office website didn't quite match with my situation. Is there a way I could apply for any type of Visa without having to go back to Turkey? I receive no public funds, I'm a tax payer, working as a self employer teaching Turkish as well as got a part time job in an office (just got the job).
I would greatly appreciate if anyone has been through a similar situation or has got information on what to do next.
Many thanks in advance