Business Visit

Our corporate team can assist you with making your application to visit the UK for business purposes. The visa (Standard Visitor Visa) is valid for 6 months.

The following are examples of business related activities permitted under this route:

  • you’re coming to the UK for a conference, meeting or training
  • you want to take part in a specific sports-related event
  • you’re an artist, entertainer or musician and coming to the UK to perform
  • are an academic and are doing research or accompanying students on a study abroad programme
  • you’re a doctor or dentist and are coming to the UK to take a clinical attachment or observer post
  • you want to take the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test or sit the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
  • you want to get funding to start, take over, join or run a business in the UK

Under the Standard Visitor Visa Rules you are not allowed to take payments for any activities you carry out during the course of your visit. If you are looking to visit the UK for paid activity on a short term basis the Permitted Paid Engagement visa will be more appropriate.

What if I have been refused a business visit visa?
Open What if I have been refused a business visit visa?

Our specialist corporate team has helped persons whose application as a business visitor was refused. We have successfully overturned decisions to refuse. Although a business visitor application refusal does not attract a full right to appeal there are certain measures we can take in order to overturn a decision which was wrongly made by the Entry Clearance Officer (decision maker).

Our team carry out an initial assessment of your application and the documents you submitted. We will consider this with the refusal decision. If there is a case to argue we will advise you accordingly.

If your application has recently been refused please do not hesitate to contact our specialist team who will conduct an initial assessment as to whether you can challenge the decision.

Key Contacts

If you are looking for help and guidance or have a question relating to Business Visit, please contact us today on +44 (0)20 7242 1666.