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Business Visa To The UK

Visa Solutions For UK Business Visits

The UK offers various UK Business visa categories to attract overseas business people to come and invest in the country. Here are some important ones:

Standard visitor visa

To visit the United Kingdom for business, you must apply for a Standard Visitor Visa. This is a 6-month UK business visa that can be applied for up to three months before your departure date.

 If you’re visiting the UK for these reasons, you can apply for this visa.

  • Attending a conference, meeting or training
  • Taking part in a sports activity
  • Looking for funding to start, are over, join or run a UK based business
  • Other business activities

The main activities that you can do in the UK on a Standard visitor visa are as follows:

  • Attend seminars and conferences
  • Give a one-time or short series of non-commercial, non-profitable talks and speeches
  • Negotiation of deals and contracts
  • Attend trade shows solely for promotional purposes
  • Conduct assessments and site tours
  • Obtain information for their overseas jobs
Staying in the UK

The UK business visa enables holders to remain in the UK for up to 6 months on a one-time or longer-term basis.

UK startup visa

As a non-EEA and non-Swiss citizen, you can apply for a UK Start-Up Visa to start a business in the UK.

The most important criterion is that you must be supported by a recognized entity, such as a UK higher education institution or a business association with a track record of helping UK entrepreneurs.

Staying in the UK

You can stay in the UK for up to 2 years on the UK Start-Up Visa.

 UK Sole Representative visa

You can apply for the Sole Representative or the Representative of an Overseas Business visa if you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. You must meet at least one of the following requirements:

You are the sole representative of an international corporation planning to open a branch in the United Kingdom or a wholly owned subsidiary for an international parent company.

You are a long-term assignment in the UK as an employee of an overseas medium, such as a newspaper, news agency, or broadcasting organization.

Staying in the UK

This visa allows you to remain in the UK for a maximum of three years. You can then apply for a two-year extension. You may apply for settlement after five years in the UK.

UK Entrepreneur visa (UK Tier 1 visa)

This visa category exclusively caters to entrepreneurs with high potential who are starting a business for the first time.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Are not a citizen of the EEA and Switzerland
  • Wish to set up a business in the UK
  • Business idea must be endorsed by a higher education institute in the UK or a business organization that supports UK entrepreneurs
  • No requirement for an initial investment
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old
  • Applicant must fulfil English language requirements
  • Applicants must have enough funds to support their stay in the UK
Staying in the UK
  • You can stay for up to two years on this visa and can bring your spouse or partner and unmarried children under the age of 18 to stay with you
  • You can do work outside your business for funding your stay
  • You cannot extend your visa after two years but you can apply for the innovator visa to extend your stay and develop your business.
UK  business visa requirements
  • Personal details
  • Salary and financial details
  • Travel itinerary and travel history
  • Proof that you can fund your stay adequately
  • Proof that you can pay for your air travel to and from the UK
  • Proof that you will leave the UK at the end of the visit

Proof of the business activities you will be doing in the UK

FAQ
What are the documents required for a UK Business Visa?

The documents required for the UK Business Visa are:

  • An original passport that has a minimum validity of 6 months after the expiry of the Visa and 1 old passport if any
  • Visa application form filled online
  • 2 latest photographs with dimension 35mmX 45mm and not older than 6 months
  • Letter of invitation from the firm in the UK
  • Blocked air ticket
  • Original bank account statement from the bank with turnover for the past 6 months duly signed and stamped by the bank
  • Income Tax Returns – ITR for the past 3 years

If the applicant is working:

  • Payslips for the last 3 months
  • Contract of employment
  • Original leave letter

If the applicant is self-employed or company owner:

  • Registration certificate of the company
  • Two letterheads
What are the documents required for a UK Business Visa?

The documents required for the UK Business Visa are:

  • An original passport that has a minimum validity of 6 months after the expiry of the Visa and 1 old passport if any
  • Visa application form filled online
  • 2 latest photographs with dimension 35mmX 45mm and not older than 6 months
  • Letter of invitation from the firm in the UK
  • Blocked air ticket
  • Original bank account statement from the bank with turnover for the past 6 months duly signed and stamped by the bank
  • Income Tax Returns – ITR for the past 3 years
  • Financial documents for the firm in India
  • Covering letter from the firm in India

If the applicant is working:

  • Payslips for the last 3 months
  • Contract of employment
  • Original leave letter

If the applicant is self-employed or company owner:

  • Registration certificate of the company
  • Two letterheads
How many days we can stay in the UK on Business Visa?

You can stay for a maximum of 6 months in the UK on Business Visa. You can apply for an extension of your Visa if your Visa was approved for less than 6 months. This will take the maximum stay period to 6 months.

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