UK Business Visa Requirements

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8 minute read Last updated: 24th October 2019   What are the UK business visa requirements? We look at the three main immigration routes for visa applicants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland who are looking to come to the UK for the purposes of engaging in business activities.   This article […]

Business Visitor Visa UK (Rules for Business Travellers)

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The UK business visitor visa is preferred by business travelling employees since the application process is generally less onerous than other work visa routes. However, the rules on permissible activities under this visa are restrictive, and border officials have discretion to question individuals travelling to the UK under the business visitor visa and if not […]

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 […]

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 […]

Business Visitor Visa No More

On 6 April 2015 the Visitor rules were completely revamped. The Home Office introduced the “Standard Visitor” to replace the majority of the individual visitor categories that had previously existed. What is a Visitor? If you want to travel to the UK, usually for up to six months, for a temporary purpose, for example as […]

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 […]