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Business Visitor Visa

The business immigration and global mobility team at IMD Solicitors invest the time into getting your UK business visitor visa application right, whether it is a visa for a one-off business trip or potentially the first step in your business expanding into the UK.

Get in touch to see how we can help your business.

Requirement for a business visitor visa

Not everyone requires a UK business visitor visa to visit the UK for business purposes. Our business immigration solicitors can advise on whether you require a business visitor visa to enter the UK or let you know if you fall into the category of persons where a business visitor visa is advisable to minimise the risk of you, or your overseas-based employee, being refused UK entry clearance.

Permissible business visitor visa activities

A business visitor visa permits temporary entry to the UK for business purposes, but UK immigration rules limit the business activities you can undertake in the UK on a business visitor visa to ‘permissible business activities’. Our business immigration solicitors can advise on:

  • whether planned activities fall within permissible business activities
  • the alternatives to a business visitor visa, such as the UK expansion worker visa
  • longer-term business immigration options, such as the senior or specialist worker visa if your overseas-based business wants to transfer employees to the UK

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IMD Solicitors global mobility services

At IMD Solicitors, we see your UK business visitor visa as the start of your business immigration journey. Our specialist business immigration solicitors provide business visitor visa advice that we hope will lead to your full use of our extensive business immigration and global mobility services.

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