UK Business Visa Services

Business Visa for the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is a great destination for those who want to conduct a successful business or commercially related activity. If you are planning to visit the United Kingdom for any purpose that is related to your business, or of a commercial nature then you will be required to apply for a UK Business Visa.

You should apply for this visa if your visit to the UK falls into any of the following categories

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  • You are visiting the UK to attend a meeting, training, or conference
  • You are planning to take part in sports
  • You are arriving here to collect funds to start a new business based out of the UK
  • You are planning to visit the United Kingdom to take part in any corporate or intra-corporate activity in the UK, such as sharing skills, taking part in a short term project, and any other related activity
  • You intend to visit the United Kingdom to conduct financial, operational, or regulatory audits as an internal auditor
  • You are planning to visit the United Kingdom to take part in any specific training program that is sponsored by your employer

Eligibility Criteria for Business Visa for the United Kingdom

You will need to fulfill the following conditions to be able to apply for a Business Visa to the United Kingdom.

  • You should be either 18 years or older at the time of applying for the visa
  • You should have enough funds to be able to sustain yourself while you are in the United Kingdom, and to must be able to financially support yourself for the duration of your visit.
  • You should meet the health requirements and character requirements as laid out by the immigration authorities in the United Kingdom
  • You will need to have obtained a letter of invitation to the United Kingdom from your business or approved entity

Documents required to apply for Business Visa for the United Kingdom

You will need the following documents while applying for Business Visa & UK Immigration

  • Your original passport with validity at least six months from the date of expiry of your visa
  • Your visa application form duly filled out and signed
  • Two photographs of you have been taken recently and adhere to norms for visa photographs for the UK
  • Letter of invitation from the company in the UK with which you are visiting for business purposes
  • Documents proving your travel itinerary, such as tickets, hotel bookings, etc
  • Bank account statements for the previous six months and IT returns for the previous three years, to prove that you have sufficient funds to support yourself in the UK
  • Letter from your employer in your country of residence, if applicable, providing you consent to travel to the UK and approving your leave for the duration of travel
  • Documents proving the financial stability of your business if you own a business in your country of residence
  • Any documents that can support and prove your bonafide intent to return to your country of residence, such as real estate documents, family ties, etc

How to apply for a Business Visa in the United Kingdom

You will need to follow the steps given below to successfully obtain a Business visa for the UK

  • Check the eligibility criteria to see if you are eligible to apply for the UK business Visa
  • Gather all the required documents to apply for a business visa to the UK
  • Fill and submit the application form with all the required documents
  • Book an appointment with your nearest consulate and attend a visa interview if required
  • Wait for the decision on your visa approval
  • Once you have obtained the coveted visa stamp on your passport, then you will be able to travel to the United Kingdom

If you would like more information on how to obtain a business visa for the United Kingdom, then you can contact our UK immigration experts for a free consultation at Global Tree


The time it will take for you to apply for and get a Business Visa, could be around two weeks if you apply through the regular route and around three to five days if you are applying for a priority visa. However, the actual times may vary based on your case. We, therefore, recommend that you reach out to our UK immigration experts to get a better idea of your visa application timelines

You will be able to stay for a maximum duration of six months on your business visa in the United Kingdom. In some instances, you could get approval for less than six months of stay. In such a scenario, you can apply for a maximum extension of stay up to six months if required

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