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UK Business Visitor Visa

The UK is one of the top economies in the world. The UK is an excellent place for businesses, and this is why people from around the globe want to explore business opportunities in the UK. UK business visitor visa allows such aspirants to enter and stay in the UK for up to 6 months for business-related activities.

Business related activities

You may have to attend a meeting, promote your products or services at a trade fair or be a part of some other business activities for a short period. You can visit the UK on a business visitor visa for up to 6 months for all business activities. Here are the following business activities that you are allowed to perform on a UK business visitor visa:
 Attend interviews, seminars, meetings, and conferences;
 Negotiate and sign business deals and contracts;
 Participate in trade fairs to promote your business. However, you cannot sell things;
 Receive training related to your work methods and procedures if you're employed overseas, and the training is not available in your home country;
 Deliver non-profitable and non-commercial one-off or short series of talks, and you must not be paid for it;
 Do the site visits and inspections;
 There is a contract between your overseas company and a UK company, and you have to ask them to install, dismantle, repair, service or advise them on equipment, computer
software, and hardware provided by them to your company


Eligibility for UK Business Visitor Visa

You need to meet the following requirements to be eligible to apply for a UK business visitor visa:
· You are at least 18 years old
· You are a visa national
· You must be able to support yourself and your dependents (if any) financially, including your maintenance and accommodation during your stay in the UK, without working or accessing public funds
· You must prove your intention to leave the UK at the end of your visit
· You must prove that you will not live in the UK for extended periods through frequent or successive visits or make the UK your main home
· You must be able to pay for your return or onward journey and any other costs relating to your visit
· You must prove that you are in the UK for business activities which are allowed by the Visitor regulations


Documents to be submitted

To prove the various eligibility requirements mentioned above, you need to submit the following documents:
 Details of your current passport or other valid travel ID
 Your return or onward journey tickets to prove that you intend to leave the UK at the end of your visit.
 Documents such as an invitation letter from a UK company or organization to deliver a speech or training etc., as proof of all business activities you intend to perform whilst in the UK.
 Documents such as your bank account statements or a letter from a third party who would meet your fund's requirement to prove that you have sufficient funds to meet all the costs, including travel, maintenance, and accommodation for the duration of your visit without accessing public funds


You may also need to submit the following documents:

 Travel documents that mention the dates on which you plan to visit the UK
 Your last ten years' immigration record and details of your travel history
 Details of an overseas employer or overseas company you are associated with
 Details of the accommodation in the UK on your visit
 Your current overseas contact and address details
 Details of any past criminal or immigration offences you may have committed

You may also need to submit more documents if asked by the UKVI.

How can we help?

For a business visitor visa, you should seek advice from a reputed immigration agency like us. We offer our clients end-to-end solutions related to UK visitor visas. You can contact us for any query related to your visa application by calling us at +44(0)2034111261 or emailing us


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Visa and Migration is a private OISC regulated company (F201500999) and is not an official Government body. If you would like to prepare and submit your UK immigration application yourself you can do so by visiting the UKVI website.