Visiting To Do Business

Business Visitor or Child Visitor

Business visitor also includes academic visitors, and doctors undertaking clinical attachments or the PLAB test.

You may be able to come to the UK as a business visitor if you are one of the following:

  • Film crew
  • Representative of overseas news media
  • Academic visitor
  • Visiting professor accompanying students on a study abroad programme
  • Religious worker
  • Adviser, consultant, trainer or trouble shooter
  • Person undertaking specific, one-off training
  • Secondee from an overseas company
  • Doctor undertaking a clinical attachment, or dentist undertaking a clinical observer post
  • Doctor taking the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test

Prospective Entrepreneur

To come to the UK as a prospective entrepreneur, your primary intention must be to secure funding so that you can join, set up or take over, and be actively involved in the running of, a business in the UK.

Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor

You must provide a formal invitation to undertake the pre-arranged engagement, and show that the engagement relates to your:

  • Expertise and/or qualifications; and
  • Full-time occupation in your home country.

You may be able to come to the UK as a permitted paid engagement visitor if you are one of the following:

  • Visiting examiners and assessors
  • Visiting lecturers
  • Overseas designated pilot examiners
  • Lawyers providing advocacy
  • Arts, entertainment or sports professionals

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