Whether your business is already established in the UK or you are looking to set up operations here, our specialist solicitors will guide you through the complexities of the UK’s immigration laws and support you with your UK visa application. Our team prides itself on its record of working with employers of all shapes, sizes and types and ensuring that our advice is tailored to your needs.
Written by specialist solicitors, our free UK visa application guide will give you an overview of:
Everyone else must be granted some form of immigration permission which either expressly permits or does not prohibit them from doing the work in question.
Leave to enter or remain in the UK is granted by UK Visas & Immigration, the operational command of the Home Office responsible for immigration control in the UK.
That leave is granted in accordance with Immigration Rules approved by Parliament. The Rules set out the criteria to be met and the conditions which will be attached to the immigration status granted to successful applicants.
Many categories require the applicant to apply for entry clearance (a visa) demonstrating that they meet the requirements of the Immigration Rules before travelling to the UK.
Sometimes you may be able to send an individual to the UK without the need for sponsorship or an endorsement.
Individuals who may qualify for a visa include:
The requirements, length of visa and eligibility for indefinite leave to remain depend on the category the individual is applying under.
Visitors from many countries require a visit visa before travelling to the UK. Others, from countries such as those in the EU, the USA, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand do not need to obtain a visa in advance.
Visitors for business purposes cannot take employment, establish or run a business as a self-employed person, sell directly to members of the public or provide goods and services. However, they may attend meetings and conferences, negotiate and sign deals and contracts, and carry out site visits and gather information for their employment overseas. Business visitors may also carry out certain ‘intra-corporate’ activities that do not involve client work.
Visitors must be able to support themselves without working or claiming public funds and must not use the visitor category to live in the UK for extended periods or through frequent and successive visits. The maximum period of stay is six months.
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