Business thrives really good in the United Kingdom and UK recognizes that individual business people may want to come to the UK for short periods. This may be to settle the terms of a contract with businesses in the UK, carry out market research or attend conferences. This category of visa also applies to people engaging in short term sports or entertainers.

Business Visitor Visa Basic Requirements

To qualify under Standard Visitor Visa for business purposes, there are basic requirements which must be met. Applicants must demonstrate that they intend to undertake business activities including:

  • Attending meetings or conferences
  • Arranging deals
  • Negotiating or signing trade agreement or contracts
  • Undertaking fact-finding missions
  • Checking details or goods
  • Conducting site visits and promotional activities

They must only visit the UK for a maximum of six (6) months, show that they will be able to financially support themselves (if necessary, with the support of friends and family) and meet the cost of their onward journey. They must not undertake any paid or unpaid employment in the UK.

Business Visitor Visa Entitlements

This visa enables holders to visit the UK for up to a maximum of six (6) months permitting them to undertake their business activities and they may also be allowed multiple entries during the six (6) month period. Visa holders can attend business meetings, conferences, and briefings, engage in fact finding, negotiating, or making contracts within the UK for their business to buy or sell goods or services.