BUSINESS VISITOR VISA
The Business Visitor is now a part of the 'Standard Visitor Visa' category. Applicants wishing to come to the UK to undertake short-term business activities can apply for a Business Visitor Visa. The acceptable business related activities includes: to attend meetings, including interviews or conferences, that have been arranged before coming to the UK; to arrange deals or to negotiate or to sign trade agreements or contracts; board level directors attending board meetings in the UK; visiting professors accompanying students undertaking study abroad programmes etc.
To be eligible to apply for the Business Visitor Visa, the applicant must be able to show that they want to visit the UK for not more than six(6) months to carry out business activities. They must prove that they can support themselves and any dependants financially whilst in the UK and have every intention to leave UK at the end of their visit.
Successful applicants can stay in the UK for a maximum period of six (6) months at one visit. During this period, they may be allowed multiple entries to the UK.
Frequently asked questions
Does a non-visa national require a visitor visa?
Applicants who visa nationals need an entry clearance to enter the UK as a visitor. A non-visa national does not require an entry clearance prior to their entry, they need to satisfy the Immigration Authorities at the port of entry that they are a genuine visitor and intend to leave UK after their visa. Non-visa nationals may wish to apply for a visa where they are in doubt about their admissibility; for example, they may have been refused a visa / entry in the past, and should not be discouraged from applying.
What is the frequency and duration of visit?
What is multiple visa entry?
Conditions of Stay?
No recourse to public funds;
Intend to leave UK after the end of your stay;
No intention to work; or produce goods or study (unless a student visitor).
Can I get National Health Service (NHS) treatment?
Treatment given in an accident and emergency (A&E) department or in an NHS walk-in centre that provides services similar to those of an A&E department;
Treatment for certain infectious diseases (but for HIV/AIDS, only the first diagnosis and counselling that follows it are free);
Compulsory psychiatric treatment; and
Family planning services.
On a visitor visa, applicants may be able to register with a General Practitioner (GP) in their area and receive free treatment. The GP can decide whether or not to register them. They may not be able to receive the full range of hospital treatment, because they must be a permanent resident or have lived here for a year to qualify for it.