UK Visa

Business | Work

UK Business visa gives the individual an opportunity to visit the UK for a short term business activity. If an Indian National is willing to perform any business-related activity such as meeting clients, attending conferences, participating in workshops, or training, he/she is required to apply for a business visa to the UK. The United Kingdom has always been the highest performing economy among the countries in the world. This is possible because of its advanced and varied market. It is drawing a lot of foreign multinational companies towards the UK, for binding their business relationships with the companies in the UK. To be eligible for applying for the UK visa, the applicant must have a valid passport and an invitation letter from the UK client/organization, in the first place. Then the applicant can start gathering for the rest of the requirements. Approach us for UK visa from India, UK business visa from India, UK business visa, UK business visa fee, UK visa requirements, UK visa appointment, UK work visa.

Business Visa

UK Visa Business | Work Requirements From India

  • Original Passport [Current and Previous if applicable].
  • Copy of All Bio-Data pages of Passport and visa stamping copies of the passport.
  • The Photograph must be 35 mm wide and 45 mm high. Face zoom of 70-80% is required, in a white background.
  • Employment/Business related documents.
  • Financial Documents.

Documents For UK Visa from Inviter

  • Invitation Letter from UK host / inviting Company on its letterhead stating the purpose of travel and duration of stay and should be duly signed with signatory’s name and designation

Sponsor’s document requirement for UK Visa

  • Covering letter from the applicant on company’s letter head stating his name, designation, passport number, purpose and duration of visit duly signed by authorized signatory with company stamp and addressed to – The Visa Officer, British Deputy High Commission, Chennai.

To know more about the UK business visa, contact our consultants.

Primary Requirements:

  • Original Work Permit to be arranged by the British Company and sent to the applicant.
  • Employment Contract.
  • Educational, Professional, and Experience certificates.

For more details on the UK Work Visa, contact Sanctum Consultants.

  • Contact Sanctum Consultant for appointment scheduling. Please click on the Whatsapp icon to request the UK Visa appointment scheduling. [ PS. Appointment booking is a paid service].

UK Business Visa

  • The consulate issues the visas for 6 months on a general note with multiple entries. However, an applicant can ask for a multiple entry business visas particularly, if you require to travel to multiple times countries.

UK Work Visa

  • The UK work visa validity is based on the contract duration.
  • You can track the UK business visa and work visa status, with the help of the reference number. To clarify, the applicant gets a reference number once he/she submits the application. Consequently, the applicant gets the updates over the emails and phone SMS.

UK Business Visa Processing Time

  • The UK Embassy generally takes the decision within a time period of 15 calendar days. The processing time starts, post the biometrics date. Also, individuals can apply for the visa within 3 months from the travel date. 

UK Work Visa Processing Time

  • For UK work visa processing time please contact our consultant.

Sanctum Consulting United Kingdom Visa Process and Visa Services

Visa Services

  • Our Consultants would keep the completed application form and documentation set ready for the UK visa.
  • We book the UK visa appointment at Visa centers.
  • Our consultants will provide all information on the documents to submit as per the UK visa requirement.
  • Sanctum consultants will provide all the required letter formats for the UK visa.
  • Writing customized covering letters explaining why you wish to visit the UK and give further details on your trip.
  • Assistance on flight itinerary or a round trip flight reservation.
  • We’ll provide you with refundable/free cancellation/book now pay later hotel itinerary links for visa application.
  • Assist in visa fee payments (Online).

Value Ads

  • We aim to provide you with the best services to ensure that you qualify and apply in a manner that results in visa approval.
  • Creating a concise agenda is the first step toward having the visa approved and we will assist you to prepare the agenda.
  • We understand that every case is different; so we treat each case individually.
  • Same day issuance of travel insurance on actual policy cost.
  • Save Time & Effort at a minimal cost.
  • Visa Updates & Tracking!
  • Your documents are safe, secure, confidential and our process is transparent!
  • Same day delivery or shorter processing time with our consultants.
  • Collect all essential documents and submit them at VAC*.
Frequently asked questions

How long can you stay in the UK on a business visa?

  • In general, the UK grants visa for 3 to 6 months and sometimes you may get your visa for only mentioned dates in the application. So we can conclude that it depends on the embassy based on your application

Can I work on a business visa in the UK?

  • No, you cannot work on business visa. If you want to work in the UK you should go through a work visa and the documents are different for both the visas, in a work visa they may ask for additional documents like experience in work and documents related to your education. To know more about a work visa, you can visit our consultancy for more details.

What is a business visa for?

  • A business visa is that you can travel to other countries for business purposes and meetings with foreign companies. You need to have a pre-determined agenda and an invitation letter from the other country to apply for a business visa.

Do I need a visa for a business trip to the UK?

  • YES, you definitely need a business visa for a business trip to the UK, as the embassy would certainly like to know about the purpose of your trip and grants your visa accordingly.

How do I get a UK business visa?

  • The embassy needs some documents related to the business purpose like:
    • Original Passport [Current and Previous if applicable].
    • 3 passport size photographs of size 35–45 mm, the face should take up 70–80% of the photograph, should be taken against a white background.
    • For applicants from a business, background Sanctum will suggest accordingly.
    • UK Business Visa Requirements for Inviter
    • Invitation Letter addressing to UK Consulate.
    • Day wise agenda letter.
    • Business Covering Letter from Employer to Employee.

How long does a UK business visa take?

  • The processing time for a UK visa is approximately 15 working days.

What is the difference between a business visa and work permit?

  • UK business visa: This visa is that which allows an individual to travel to the United Kingdom for business purposes. If a person holding an Indian passport is and has some business activities with clients in the UK, they are required to obtain a business visa for the UK from the Embassy.
  • UK Work Permit: The UK Work Permit is an immigration category that allows workers to enter the United Kingdom (UK) and it was based on the points-based immigration system.

How much bank statement is required for the UK visit visa?

  • The embassy requires approximately 6 months’ salary financial statements

Can I apply for 2 years UK visa?

  • The embassy generally grants visa for approximately 6 months and you can try requesting the embassy by clearly explaining the reason for your 2 years stay in the cover letter so that they may consider and issue the same, it totally depends on the embassy

As a UK short-stay visa holder can I extend my Schengen visa while in the UK?

  • The extension of a UK visa not generally possible. Unless you are in an emergency situation, you can try lodging a request for the same while you are in the UK. However, it depends on the immigration authority to decide on the extension.

How long before the start of the intended visit should I apply for a UK business visa?

  • As the embassy takes approximately 15-20 business days for the visa process. It is required to start the process before 3 months so that if we have any rejection from the embassy we will have enough time to apply for a visa again and moreover the embassy also allows us to apply for the visa before 3 months from your date of travel.

How can I check the status of my UK business visa application?

  • As you will have a created account for the visa purpose in the UK official website. You can check from that site by entering your passport number or application number.

Is it mandatory for me to make an appointment for a UK business visa?

  • Yes it is mandatory to book your appointment for any UK visa to submit your applications

What are the eligibility criteria for the UK Business visa?

  • You need to have an Official Indian Passport and Invitation letter from the UK client.

What is UK business visa fees?

  • The visa fee is about INR 9000 per individual. The visa fee is required to be paid online. There are additional charges applicable, do check with our visa agents.

Can I travel to other Schengen or European countries on a UK business visa?

  • No, you need to apply for the Schengen visa, if you need to visit the Schengen countries.

What is the procedure I need to follow to get a work visa for the UK?

  • Any individual who plans to apply for the UK work visa needs to have an offer letter or a certificate of sponsorship from a licensed employer in the UK in the first place. Then the applicant can arrange for the rest of the documents, fill the visa form, book an appointment at the embassy for submitting the documents.

How much is the UK work visa?

  • The UK work visa fee varies for different kinds of work visas, depending on the length of the contract. You can contact our consultants for the pricing details.

How long does the embassy take to process a UK work visa?

  • The processing time for a UK work visa is generally 3-4 weeks. However, any applicant can apply for the visa before 3 months from the travel date. So it is always safe if you apply as early as you can.

What is Tier 4 UK visa?

  • It is a study visa issued to individuals who are willing to study in certain institutions in the UK. The applicant has to produce the Admission letter for applying for the visa.

What is Tier 1 Visa UK?

  • It is the Investor visa for the UK, but recently it has been closed for new applicants starting from March 2019. The visa is now known as the Innovator visa scheme.

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