The business visitor category is for people who work abroad but intend to visit the UK for a short time to do business on their own or their employer’s behalf. Business visitors includes those coming for short visits as:

  • Academic Visitors
  • Visiting Professors
  • Teachers Accompanying Students
  • Film Crews
  • Representatives of Overseas News Media
  • Secondees
  • Religious Workers
  • Advisers, Consultants, Trainers or Trouble Shooters
  • Those doing one-off training, and
  • Those doing one or more ‘permissible activities’.

The applicant must:

  • be genuinely seeking entry as a business visitor for a period not exceeding six months (or 12 months for an academic visitor)
  • leave the UK at the end of the period of the visit
  • maintain and accommodate themselves and any dependants without using public funds
  • meet the cost of the return or onward journey
  • do one or more of the following during their visit:
    • carry out a 'permissible activity' (as defined in paragraph 6 of the Immigration Rules)
    • take part in a location shoot as a member of a film crew
    • represent overseas news media including as a journalist, correspondent, producer or cameraman
    • act as an academic visitor
    • act as a visiting professor
    • be a secondee
    • undertake some preaching or pastoral work as a religious worker
    • act as an adviser, consultant, trainer or trouble shooter, to the UK branch of the same group of companies as the applicant's overseas company

A business visitor must not receive their pay from a UK source, unless they work for a multinational company which, for administrative reasons, handles payment of worldwide salaries from the UK. Reasonable expenses to cover the cost of travel and subsistence are allowed.

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For Business Visitor Visa Application?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for UK business visitor visas. The quality of our service is self-evident from our clients' reviews about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your application for business visitor visa for UK and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your application for UK business visitor visa, the immigration casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you about your business visitor visa application and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate in your UK Business Visitor visa application;
  • Discussing your business visitor visa application in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your entry clearance application as a Business Visitor;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your entry clearance application for business visitor visa;
  • Assessing the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the business visitor visa application and discussing the same with you and/or your sponsor, if any;
  • Completing the online visitor visa application form and discussing the same with you and/or your UK sponsor;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support the application for UK Visit Visa as a Business Visitor;
  • Liaising with the British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate for a timely decision on your application for Business Visitor Visa;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached on your application for Business Visitor Visa.

Our Fee For Business Visitor Visa

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,000 (no VAT) for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for entry clearance (visa) for the UK as a Business Visitor. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office, UKVI on the entry clearance application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.

Sunrise Solicitors is the trading name of Sunrise Solicitors Ltd (company registration no. 6405492). Sunrise Solicitors Offices are regulated by SRA under SRA ID 490903 (London Office) and SRA ID 645256 (Manchester Office). Sunrise Solicitors are also members of Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA).


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