UK Business Immigration and VisasThere are a number of ways that allow you to come to the UK under Business Immigration rules.
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.
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:
Opening a UK Branch of an Overseas 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.
Transferring to a UK Branch of 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.
Contracting in the UK for your Company
There are a number of ways to set up a new business in the UK:
Starting a New Business in the UK:
- Investing in a UK Business
- Entrepreneurs Starting a New Business in the UK
- Innovators Starting a New Business in the UK
- Eastern Europeans Starting a Business in the UK
- Self-Employed IT Professionals Starting a Business in the UK
Alternatives and Related Information
- UK HSMP Visa - Highly Skilled Migrant Program
- Training and Work Experience Scheme - TWES
- UK Skills Shortage List
Depending on the nature of your business and where you are coming from, there are different types of business you can set up including:
- Limited Company
- Self Employed Sole Trader