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UK Business Visitor Visa | Document Requirements, Fees, Time
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Business Visitor Visa UK

Business Visitor Visa and few other visit visa categories are clubbed into one scheme which is known as Standard Visitor Visa. When you require visit the UK to conduct business activities, travellers from some countries must obtain a UK Standard Visitor Visa prior to entry. This visa permits you to conduct business activities subject to relevant conditions and represent a foreign business in the UK for a period of up to six months. It also permits attendance to study for up to 30 days if desired.

Academics coming to the UK on a sabbatical are permitted to remain up to 12 months, provided they meet the eligibility criteria. It is recommended that the visa application is prepared diligently because at times, visas are getting refused for even a small error.

If your business requires you to visit the UK regularly over a longer period, you can apply for a visa that lasts two, five, or ten years.  However, you can only stay for a maximum of six months on each visit.

Who Can Apply for the UK Business Visitor Visa?

You can apply for a UK Visitor Visa for business purposes if you are:

  • Coming to the UK for a conference, meeting or training
  • Taking part in a specific sports-related event
  • An artist, entertainer or musician and coming to the UK to perform
  • An academic and are doing research or accompanying students on a study abroad programme
  • A doctor or dentist and are coming to the UK to take a clinical attachment or observer post
  • Taking the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test or sit the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
  • Seeking to obtain funding or investment to start, take over, join, or run a business in the UK
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To apply for a UK Business Visit Visa, you need to prove the following:

  • You will conduct business activities in the UK for less than six months, and have planned to leave the UK after this time
  • You have money to support and accommodate yourself and your dependents without relying on any public funds in the UK
  • You can pay for your onward journey
  • You are conducting permitted business activities only
  • In the case of long-term UK Standard Visitor Visa, reasons that you are required to frequently visit the UK for permitted business purposes

How Do I Apply for the UK Business Visitor Visa?

Applications for a UK Business Visitor Visa are made online, unless you are from North Korea.  You will need to have your biometric information such as fingerprints and photograph taken at your local Visa Application Centre. Our lawyers have proven record of success getting Business Visitor Visa for clients and they will guide you through every process.

What Documents Will I Need to Provide for the UK Business Visitor Visa?

Failure to submit the correct documentation is one of the most common reasons for a UK Visitor Visa being refused.  Our immigration lawyers can assist you with collating and submitting the required documents, which include (this list is not exhaustive):

  • A valid passport or travel document
  • Bank statements which show you can support yourself
  • Evidences of your purpose of the visit
  • Evidences that you will leave the UK at the end of six months

What Are the Advantages of the UK Business Visitor Visa?

Having a UK Business Visitor Visa allows you to remain in the UK for up to six months, which is a generous amount of time to seek investment and to make local contacts within your industry.  You can also study for up to 30 days as part of your continued professional development.

What if My Business Visitor Visa Application Is refused?

The refusal rate for a UK Visitor Visa is high.  Refusal will not only disturb your plan to visit the UK but also affect your Immigration History. Generally, applications are refused because immigration officials are not convinced that you will leave the country at the end of your visit or you plan to conduct only permitted business activities.

Our team will ensure that your application is submitted correctly, with the supporting documents to minimise the risk of refusal.

In majority of cases, the only option left to challenge the refusal decision is through Judicial Review. An appeal for a refusal of a UK Standard Visitor Visa can only be made on human rights grounds (if applicable).

Why Choose A Y & J Solicitors to Advise and Represent Your UK Business Visitor Visa?

The expert lawyers at A Y & J Solicitors understand the importance of timely support in processing your business visa application.  From the initial consultation until you have received your visa decision, our highly qualified legal team will support you every step of the way.

We take the time to listen to our foreign business clients and fully understand their needs prior to making their application.  By paying careful attention to detail, we have helped many clients and brought successful results for our clients. With years of experience assisting non-EEA citizens with business needs, we are well placed to assist you.


You can check here if you need to apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa to travel to the UK for business.

Yes, you can bring your family with you as a visitor to the UK; however, they will need to apply separately.

You can extend your UK Business Visitor Visa if there is compelling and compassionate circumstances.

It can take on an average up to three weeks to find out if your visa has been granted.  You can find the expected processing time for the country you are applying from here

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What Are the Requirements for a Visit Visa for Business -Related Activities?
Some of the facts:

The Business Visitor Visa is normally valid for up to 6 months and is ideal for visitors planning to conduct business-related activities whilst in the UK; Business visitors must show that they are able to financially support themselves for the duration of their visit such as paying for transportation cost to and from the UK, accommodation and living expense in the UK; The core requirement is your intentions. You should be able to show your purpose of traveling to the UK and your genuine intention of returning to the home country after completing the visit to the UK; As a business visitor, you cannot undertake any employment while in the UK, paid or unpaid;

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About UK Immigration Law Services
Before You Start

What to ask to get the right solicitor for your immigration matter.

Tips to Choose a Right UK Immigration Lawyer

We are a specialised UK immigration law firm.

In this video, I will share with you some tips on how to choose a UK immigration lawyer.

There are five but very important points you may wish to consider while choosing a UK Immigration Lawyer.

Number 1 : UK immigration law is very specific, fast changing and complex. You would not trust your future to someone who does not understand well this complex UK immigration law. Therefore, first tip you may consider choosing a lawyer who specialises in the UK immigration law with wealth of experience dealing with UK immigration applications and/or appeals.

Number 2: you need a lawyer who is going to be truthful with you. This includes discussion about the success chances of your immigration case, total cost and tentative time frame.

Number 3: A lawyer’s reputation often precedes them – look for a lawyer who is known for honesty. Check out client reviews to see what others have said. When many people rate the same lawyer as honest after their transactions, chances are good that you’ve found an honest lawyer. Check out for independent review platform such as TrustPilot for real and verified reviews from actual clients.

Number 4: How about choosing a lawyer who loves immigration law? and cannot wait to get started on your case. A passionate lawyer who regularly sees success in immigration matters will tend to deliver great results.

Number 5: Always look for a lawyer who is Authorised and Regulated. In most cases, lawyers in the UK are regulated by the SRA – Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) or by the OISC. Professional certification or Awards are also good indications. It might be prominent on their webpage if they have this.

Finally, look for a lawyer who is always improving by staying up to date on the UK immigration rules and regulation, and is constantly upgrading their skills. This is particularly important in the UK immigration, where laws are changed frequently, and lawyers must know exactly what is required for each type of application or appeal.

If you look for these qualities in a lawyer, it is likely that you find someone who is going to take a good care of your Immigration matter, while respecting you as a valuable, important individual.

If you require legal assistance with your UK Immigration matter, please get in touch with us. Our contact details are at the bottom of this video. We’re happy to help. Thank you.

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My experience with A Y & J Solicitors was really good. Very detailed and knowledgeable. All my questions were answered on time. They are very approachable and friendly. I would highly recommend them – it may be very simple query or a very complex case; you can trust them.


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Having found myself in a rather sticky situation I was desperate for advice/help/guidance. I found A Y & J Solicitors through a friend and with in minutes into my first phone call to them, felt a sense of tremendous peace of mind which I had longed for. Mr Yash spoke very professionally and together with his team went on to do the almost impossible and secure an ‘Out of time’ extremely complicated Tier 2 application for myself and a spouse visa for my wife. Yes they are expensive. But their services are well worth it. They are direct & almost every step of the way they were transparent and kept me updated on the status as and when they knew anything. With out a doubt, I can easily say that our experience with them has been fantastic and would highly recommend their services to any one i know that is looking for a good immigration solicitor. Keep up the excellent work Mr. Yash. God Bless. Thumbs up to the excellent team they have.

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I went to Globevisas on a friend’s recommendation and I’m glad I did that. These guys are very helpful and they know what they’re talking about. My ILR application was an extremely smooth experience and was granted without any hassles at all. I would recommend Globevisas to anyone who is looking for help to sort out their visa issues!