Permitted Paid Engagement Visa

To apply for a Permitted Paid Engagement visa, the applicants must:

  • be older than 18

  • be invited by a UK-based organisation or client 

  • provide proof of any business or activities they intend to do in the UK

  • leave the UK at the end of the visit and not live in the UK for extended periods through frequent visits.

  • prove that they can financially support themselves during their visit and pay for a return journey 

The visa allows holders to be examiner, take part in selection panels, lecture at university, provide advocacy, take part in entertainment and sports activities, perform at concerts, and even assess UK-based pilots.

However, there are certain restrictions. Visitors cannot:

  • do unrelated to their main job work 

  • extend their visa 

  • live in the UK for extended periods 

  • marry or register a civil partnership

  • bring their family with them 

Permitted Paid Engagement Visa allows entering the UK for up to 1 month to take part in the paid engagement.

The standard paid engagement visa costs £95 to apply. The decision is usually taken within 3 weeks.

Applicants are strongly advised to seek legal advice as necessary documentation must be carefully prepared. For example, entertainment and sporting professionals must demonstrate their standing, reputation, work commitments, and earnings to make a successful application. While, visiting lecturers must demonstrate their publications, recognised qualifications, and the record of employment. An inncorrectly presented evidence may lead to refusal.  Sterling Law team has vast experience in making successful applications for the Permitted Paid Engagement Visa, contact us today for a free case assessment or consultation.

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At Sterling Law, we understand how challenging it may be to navigate UK immigration law, especially when you have a company to look after.

It is why we offer you full end-to-end support. Whether you are looking to relocate your company, become self-employed, apply for a Sponsor Licence to hire foreign workers, or check if your business is fully compliant with immigration requirements.

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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. The application must be made online. The decision is ususally made within 3 weeks. A Standard Visitor visa costs £95.

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Both Start-up and Innovator visa are open to everyone looking to set up a business in the UK for the first time.

Start-up is initially granted for 2 years which allows you to develop your business idea and switch to the Innovator category later on.

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Both Start-up and Innovator visa are open to everyone looking to set up a business in the UK for the first time.

The Innovator category is suitable for more experienced applicants who perhaps already run a company or have managerial experience.

Innovator visa is granted for 3 years with opportunity to extend indefinitely (given you meet certain criteria).

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