The United Kingdom has a thriving business culture and the UK recognizes that individual business people may want to come to the UK for short periods. This may be to negotiate the terms of a contract with businesses in the UK, carry out market research or attend conferences. This category of visa also applies to people engaging in short term sports or entertainers.

Business Visitor Visa Basic Requirements

To qualify under Standard Visitor Visa for business purposes, there are basic requirements which must be met. Applicants have to demonstrate that they intend to undertake business activities including:

  • Attending meetings or conferences,
  • Arranging deals,
  • Negotiating or signing trade agreement or contracts,
  • Undertaking fact-finding missions,
  • Checking details or goods,
  • Conducting site visits and promotional activities.

They must only visit the UK for a maximum of six (6) months, show that they will be able to financially support themselves (if necessary with the support of friends and family) and meet the cost of their onward journey. They must not undertake any paid or unpaid employment in the UK.

Business Visitor Visa Entitlements

This visa entitles holders to visit the UK for up to a maximum of six (6) months allowing them to undertake their business activities and they may also be allowed multiple entries during the six (6) month period. Visa holders can attend business meetings, conferences and briefings, engage in fact finding, negotiating or making contracts within the UK for their business to buy or sell goods or services.

What are the Processing Time and Costs?


Choose from either a fully managed service for peace of mind, or a purchase an in-depth application guide to help you manage your own visa application with minimal difficulites. Click below for a more detailed overview of what is included in the fees.


These services include:

Consultations Unlimited
Online support Unlimited
Stage 1 - Personalised Assessment
A detailed assessment of your personal circumstances to see if you meet the visa requirements
Advice about any factors that may increase the likelihood of the application being successful
Recommendations of alternative visa types more aligned with your personal circumstances
A personalised assessment summary for your own records and to use for future reference.
Step-by-step advice on collecting necessary supporting documents so that you don't miss any important details.
Stage 2 - Pre-application Preparation
Your migration consultant working with you to ensure you obtain and provide the necessary documents
A detailed check of all the supporting evidence you provide; ensuring the basic requirements can be satisfied
A personal consultation with you to prepare your application; making certain that all information is thorough.
Assistance with completing the required application forms to make sure that all your forms are filled in accurately.
A Practical guide to United Kingdom with relevant information to help you settle into your new life with ease.
A customised in-depth visa application guide designed to help you manage your visa application with minimal difficulties.
Stage 3 - Visa Application Submission
A final review of your draft application forms and all the necessary documentation to ensure your application is complete
A supporting letter written to relevant Government authorities (where required).
Preparation and guidance on submitting your application to the relevant Responsible United Kingdomn Authorities
Advice on what to expect after the visa application is submitted.
Stage 4 - Visa Application Processing
Detailed advice at each stage of the application processing
Your migration consultant closely monitoring the progress of your application until the Government authorities reach a decision and providing you with regular updates.
Your migration consultant dealing with and responding to Government requests on your behalf.
Stage 5 - Post Government Decision
Notifying you of the results of your application once a decision has been made
Guidance on best practices and future options on the next phase of your journey.


Government Main Application Fee £93 £1033
Government Partner Application Fee £93 £1033
Government Child Application Fee £93 £1033
Processing Time 1-3 weeks 1-8 weeks

* All fees and processing time are obtained from government sources