Business Visitor Visa

Business Visitor Visa

Who can apply for a Business Visitor Visa?

The Standard Visitor Visa has replaced the previous business visitor visa. If you want to visit the UK for business purposes or to take part in sports or creative events, you need to apply for a Standard Visitor visa to enter the UK.

What activities you can do in the UK?

The main business-related activities you can participate in under a Standard Visitor visa are as follows:

  • come to the UK for a conference, meeting or training
  • want to take part in a specific sports-related event
  • come to the UK to perform as an artist, entertainer or musician
  • do research or accompany students on a study abroad programme as an academic
  • come to the UK to take a clinical attachment or observer postas a doctor or dentist
  • want to take the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test or sit the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

The full list of permitted business-related activities can be found in the Visitor Rules.

What are the eligibility requirements for a Business Visitor Visa?

You must always show that you:

  • will leave the UK at the end of your visit
  • are able to support yourself and any dependents for the duration of your trip
  • are able to pay for your return or onward journey and any other costs relating to your visit
  • have proof of any business-related activities you want to do in the UK, as allowed by the Visitor Rules.


To give your case the best chance of success, get in touch

To give your visa the best chance of success, and to reduce your stress, please contact our immigration experts.

If you wish to speak directly with one of our immigration specialists to get advice about business and personal immigration, or education in the UK and other visa issues, then please contact our Glasgow Head Office on Phone T: +44 (0)141 212 3355 or request a call back by completing the Online Form. You can also email us at More information can be found from Contact Us.  

*Disclaimer: The above information is for general reference only. Specialist legal advice should be sought.