Business Short Stay

If you would like to visit the United Kingdom for a short stay to undertake certaine business activities, you can apply for a Business Visitor visa.

Requirements for a successful application for a Business Visitor visa: 

Applicants must satisfy UK Visas and Immigration that they:

  • will leave the UK at the end of their visit

  • will not live in the UK for extended periods through frequent or successive visits 

  • will not engage in any prohibited activities 

  • have sufficient funds to support themselves

Permitted range of activities: 

Business visitors may undertake a wide range of activities, including but not limited to:

  • Attending meetings, conferences, seminars, and interviews; give a short series of talks and speeches

  • Providing training, share skills, and knowledge

  • An artist, entertainer, or musician can take part in promotional activities, perform

  • A sportsperson may take part in a sports tournament or sports event.

  • Prospective entrepreneurs who can show support from a registered venture capitalist firm may come to the UK to secure funding to join, set up, or take over a UK business.

Restrictions 

Business visitors cannot:

  • perform paid or unpaid work 

  • claim public funds 

  • do a course of study that lasts longer than 6 months

  • marry or register a civil partnership

How To Apply for a Business Visitor visa and Fees

The application must be made online. The decision is ususally made within 3 weeks.

A Standard Visitor visa costs £95.

The fee for a long-term Standard Visitor visa depends on its length:

  • 2 years – £361

  • 5 years – £655

  • 10 years – £822

Can a Business Visitor visa be extended?

This visa cannot be extended and does not count towards settlement. Applicants can apply for a long-term Standard Visitor visa that lasts 2, 5, or 10 years. Successful applicants can stay for a maximum of 6 months per visit.

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