UK Business Visa Requirements

To come to the UK for business, you have to ensure you have the required permission. Of the UK visa options available, you will need to ensure you apply for a route that you are eligible for and which permits you to carry out your planned business activities. In this guide, we outline the main […]

Do EU Citizens Need a UK Visitor Visa?

Do EU citizens need a UK visitor visa

With reports of surges in the number EU nationals being denied entry to the UK as visitors, we are currently advising EU business travellers and their employers of the importance of being prepared when travelling to the UK as a visitor. Since the end of EU free movement, EU citizens are permitted to visit the […]

Business Visitor Visa UK

UK immigration rules for business visitors

The UK business visitor visa is generally preferred by business travelling employees and their employers since the application process is typically less onerous than other work visa routes. However, the rules on permissible activities under this visa are restrictive, and border officials have powers to question individuals travelling to the UK under the business visitor […]

Business Travel Compliance Risk (Travelling Employees!)

International business travellers are the biggest cause of immigration compliance risk for organisations. Although they typically make up the largest proportion of an organisation’s global movement, the reality is, this cohort tends to fall under the radar of internal global mobility policies and programmes, meaning their movements are neither measured, nor monitored nor managed for […]

Avoid a UK Visitor Visa Refusal

visitor visa refusal

UK visitor visas are commonly refused due to issues with the application. If you need a visa to visit the UK, you will have to show that you satisfy the visitor visa requirements or you will be refused permission. In this article, we look at the common UK visitor visa refusal reasons, and also consider […]

UK Academic Visitor Visa Guidance

Academic visitor visa

International academic visitors play a critical role in UK education, bringing world-leading knowledge and perspective and contributing to a broad and enriching learning experience for students at UK institutions. Before travelling to the UK, foreign academics will need to ensure they have permission to enter the UK and to carry out their intended activities, whether […]

UK Immigration Rules for Visitors

Visitor visa rules

If you are considering visiting the UK for leisure or tourism, for business purposes, to take part in sports or creative events or for private medical treatment, you will need to know how the UK’s immigration rules apply to you. Below we look at the UK Immigration Rules for visitors, from the type of visa […]

UK Standard Visitor Visa for Short-Term Business Assignments

Employers face a number of challenges when transferring key skilled employees on international assignments from outside the EU to the UK. Against the backdrop of changing and increasingly protectionist UK immigration policy, it is important to select the most appropriate entry route first time. UKVI entry clearance figures show 40% of the 155,000 work visas issued […]

Immigration Business Visitor – Tips for Employers

Immigration Business Visitor Last week, our experts Adam Hoefel & Lizama Thahir took attendees through the Business Visitor Visa category as part of our popular monthly e-learning series. Below, we summarise top tips and learning points from the sessions for all employers and business visitors. Activities in which they can engage – remember that your […]