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Business Visas

Specialist UK Work And Business Visa solicitors in Manchester & London

For those seeking a UK Work or Business visa, there are a number of options available. Our specialist business immigration solicitors can help advise you on which visa option is best for your circumstances, guide you through the eligibility criteria and also help you submit the best visa application.

The main business visa options currently available are listed below.

There are pros and cons to each of these options, with a very brief overview of each set out below. The initial requirements and the requirements for extensions and Indefinite Leave to Remain need to be considered carefully when exploring each route.

Innovator Visa

Since 29 March 2019, the former Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa has been replaced with the UK Innovator Visa. The Innovator route offers an opportunity for experienced entrepreneurs to enter the UK market with an investment of £50,000 to implement an innovative business idea that has been approved by an endorsement body.

Read more about the Innovator Visa

Start-up Visa

Since March 2019, the former Graduate Entrepreneur visa was to be replaced by the Start-Up Visa UK. No initial funds are required but your business idea must be innovative and have been approved by an endorsement body.

Read more about the Start-Up Visa

Representative of Overseas Business Visa

The Representative visa is designed to help overseas companies move into the UK by deploying a senior employee, long term, to set up a UK branch or a wholly owned subsidiary of an existing overseas parent company. This route predates the Point Based System.

Read more about the Representative of Overseas Business Visa

Global Talent Visa

From 20 February 2020, the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa was redefined as the Global Talent Visa opening up the UK to the most talented minds in the world on a fast tracked basis. This category is extremely competitive and includes a rigorous application process and requires endorsement from a Designated Body.  

Read more about the Global Talent Visa

UK Standard (Business) Visitor Visa

This and other general visit visa categories are clubbed into one scheme which is known as the Standard Visitor Visa. When you require a visit to the UK to conduct business activities, travellers from some countries must obtain a UK Standard Visitor Visa prior to entry. This visa permits you to conduct business activities subject to relevant conditions and represent a foreign business in the UK for a period of up to six months.

Read more about the UK Standard (Business) Visitor Visa

More information about business visas can be found on the government website GOV.UK – Work Visa.

How Our Business Visa Solicitors Can Help

The requirements for a UK Business visa are complex so it is best to take early legal advice to ensure the application is not refused and no mistake is made with the investment during the term of the investment.

Choosing which route to pursue can sometimes prove a daunting task. Monarch Solicitors can help you to fully understand the different requirements of each category and the different stages to ultimately aim for citizenship. 

In addition, we can assist you in the preparation of your application and carry out all the necessary due diligence to ensure that you meet all the legal requirements and provide all the correct supporting evidence.

We can also assist with your future business and personal requirements, for example:

Our international team can provide seamless legal services in the following languages:

In addition, our network of trusted business partners, can help you source and set up premises, obtain a business bank account and help you and your family settle in the UK.

Price & Service Transparency

At Monarch Solicitors, we provide highly competitive legal fees for clients wishing to apply for work and business visas. We will provide you with a breakdown of the routine legal costs for a simple business visa from the outset so that you can budget the costs and fees for the UK Business visa.

Contact Our UK Business Visa Solicitors

Our expert immigration lawyers are available to discuss your UK Business visa option and the eligibility requirements.

Please contact our UK immigration lawyers for immediate assistance by sending an email to us at [email protected] and one of our UK immigration solicitors shall call you back. 

Alternatively, please call our immigration team on 0330 127 8888 for a free no obligation discussion.

Our award-winning Manchester solicitorsLondon solicitors and Birmingham solicitors offer their legal expertise nationally and internationally.

We are also able to leverage an international network spanning across Hong Kong, Turkey and Dubai to provide seamless assistance with cross-border matters relating to UK Business visas.

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Most frequent questions and answers

Immigration law can be complex. You have to act quickly, and it can be difficult to think straight when you are facing having to leave the country. We can take some of the stress away from you and use our experience to give you the best chance at success.

Yes. The Home Office will not seek to remove you from the UK while you are applying or appealing a decision.

Home office fees mean the cost of UKVI processing your application request, this is a non-refundable cost and will be billed to your application cost. 

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