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UK Business Immigration and Visas

There are a number of ways that allow you to come to the UK under Business Immigration rules.

Business Visits

You can come for a business visit for mostly any purpose other than to work. You will need an official invitation from the Company in the UK and a variety of other evidence depending upon the purpose of your visit.


Opening a UK Branch of an Overseas Company

You can come to open a branch of the company you work for over here or to be that company's sole representative in the UK. To start a branch office in the UK for an overseas business, first use the following links to find the information relevant to you as either the Employer or Employee:


Transferring to a UK Branch of your Company

You can come on an intra-company transfer from your company to an existing branch of that company in the UK. This will require that you perform a senior role for the Employer and that you have worked for the Employer for some time.


Contracting in the UK for your Company

You can come to undertake a contract for a UK client whilst you are in the employ of an overseas company. This can be quite straightforward but does require specific evidence to be presented.


Starting a New Business in the UK:

There are a number of ways to set up a new business in the UK:

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Business Types

Depending on the nature of your business and where you are coming from, there are different types of business you can set up including: UK Business immigration rules, in most cases, require a comprehesive and credible business plan illustrating that the market exists for you, you have the skills and experience to exploit that market and, ideally, that you will be creating jobs.

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