Business Visitor Visa

A Business Visitor Visa is for those who wish to undertake certain business activities in the UK for a short period, usually six months or up to twelvemonths for academic businesses. This visa falls under the Standard Visitor Visa category and can be granted for an employee or someone self-employed.

You can apply for this visa for activities such as conferences, to perform as an artist, to attend clinical attachments as a doctor or dentist and to get funding in the UK to start or take over a business in the UK.

Our immigration experts will discuss your options and assess the eligibility of your plans to visit the UK. Once you are happy to proceed we will assist with completion of your application form, gathering the required documentation and supporting this with a Letter of Representation highlighting the strengths of your application and relating it to UK law. One of our caseworkers will liaise with the Home Office throughout the whole process and aim to maximise the chances of a successful outcome. Call us on 020 7887 1916 or complete the online contact form and we will get the application for a Business Visitor Visa application started.

FAQs

What are the eligibility requirements for a Business Visitor Visa?

You are eligible to apply for a UK Business Visitor Visa if you are over the age of 18 and want to visit the UK for business purposes. It must be for a period of six months or less (or 12 months maximum as an academic visitor).

This visa category is reliant on the applicant carrying out a ‘permissible activity’ while visiting the UK. This could range from acting as a news correspondent to engaging in any sort of organised religious preaching or pastoral work. It will be dependent upon your profession or business type. If applying for this visa category, you should ensure that you can provide evidence of this activity to the Home Office.


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

To get Entry Clearance into the UK as a Business Visitor, you must be genuinely seeking entry to visit for business purposes. This must be for up to six months (or 12 months for an academic visitor). You must also ensure that you leave the UK after this period has ended.

The most important documentation you will have to show is your reason for returning home. This requirement is the most common cause of Visitor Visa refusals. You will need clear evidence that you have responsibilities to return to once your visa has ended.

You must show that you are able to financially maintain and accommodate yourself without the use of public funds whilst in the UK.

You must also show that you are able to meet the cost of the return back to your country of residence or onward journey from the UK.

Can I extend my Business Visitor Visa?

Yes, there is the possibility of extending your stay while visiting the UK as a business visitor.

However, this type of visa can only be extended if you have been in the UK for less than six months; the overall length of time for which it is permissible to stay in the UK on this type of visa is six months.

Can I appeal a refusal of a Business Visitor Visa?

Currently, there is no right of appeal against the refusal of an application for Entry Clearance as a Business Visitor.

The only way to appeal a refusal of an application is in a Judicial Review in High Court.


What services does Alexandra & Spencer provide?

There is currently no right of appeal against an application refusal for Entry Clearance as a business visitor. It is essential that an application is completed correctly the first time around.At Alexandra & Spencer, a team of expert lawyers are available to help you ensure that you do this.We will assist you by:

  • Checking your documents to ensure that they are acceptable prior to your application
  • Assessing the eligibility of your intended institution
  • Sustaining contact with the Home Office during your application process
  • Preparing a Letter of Representation which details your case and its merits and references any relevant UK immigration laws to support it;
  • Completing your application form in full with professionalism

Get in touch with us now on 020 7887 1916 or use our online enquiry form to speak with an experienced immigration lawyer about gaining your Short Term Visitor Visa.


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