The category of visitors undertaking permitted paid engagements is for a defined list of visitors who are invited to come to the UK because of their particular skills and expertise. They may apply to come here for up to 1 month without the need to be sponsored under the points-based system. The category is for visiting examiners or assessors; lecturers; overseas designated pilot examiners; qualified lawyers; and professional artists, entertainers and sportspersons.

If you wish to do work that is not permitted under this category you may be able to come to the UK under the points-based system.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR A PPE VISITOR

An applicant for permitted paid engagements must satisfy the decision maker that they meet the requirements at V 4.2 - V 4.10 under Appendix V of the Immigration Rules.

Additional eligibility requirements for a permitted paid engagements visit visa or leave to enter

An applicant must intend to do one (or more) of the permitted paid engagements set out in Appendix 4 to these Rules, which must:

  • be arranged before the applicant travels to the UK; and
  • be declared as part of the application for a visit visa or leave to enter; and
  • be evidenced by a formal invitation, as required by Appendix 4 of the Immigration Rules; and
  • relate to the applicant’s area of expertise and occupation overseas.

An applicant must not be a child.

Visiting Examiners and Assessors

You must be highly qualified in your own field of expertise, and invited by a UK higher education institution or UK-based arts or research organisation to:

  • examine students; and/or
  • participate in or chair selection panels as part of that institution or organisation's quality assurance processes.

Visiting Lecturers

You must be invited by a UK higher education institution or UK-based arts or research organisation to give a lecture or series of lectures in your field of expertise. This must not be in a formal teaching role.

Overseas Designated Pilot Examiners

You must be invited by an approved training organisation based in the UK to assess UK-based pilots to make sure they meet the national aviation regulatory requirements of other countries. The training organisation for which you do these assessments must be regulated by the UK Civil Aviation Authority for that purpose.

Lawyers Providing Advocacy

You must be a lawyer qualified in a particular area of law who has been invited by a client based in the UK or another country to provide advocacy for legal proceedings in the UK. The proceedings may be a court hearing, arbitration or other form of alternative dispute resolution.

Arts, Entertainment or Sports Professionals

You must be invited by a UK-based arts or sports organisation or broadcaster to carry out an activity related to your profession in the arts, entertainment or sports. This may include fashion models coming to the UK to undertake a specific engagement, providing they do not intend to base themselves in the UK long-term.

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For Visitor Visa To Undertake Permitted Paid Engagement?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for UK visitor visa to undertake permitted paid engagement. 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 UK visitor visa to undertake permitted paid engagement and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

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

  • Taking detailed instructions from you about your application for UK visitor visa to undertake permitted paid engagement and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate in your visitor visa application;
  • Discussing your application for visitor visa to undertake permitted paid engagement in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your entry clearance application as a visitor to undertake permitted paid engagement;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your entry clearance application for visitor visa to undertake permitted paid engagement;
  • Assessing the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your 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 visitor visa to undertake permitted paid engagement;
  • Liaising with the British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate for a timely decision on your application for UK visitor visa to undertake permitted paid engagement;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached on your application for UK visitor visa to undertake permitted paid engagement.

Our Fee For Visitor Visa To Undertake Permitted Paid Engagement

  • 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) as a visitor to undertake permitted paid engagement. 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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