| UK has a special visa for
Business Persons under which you may come to the UK as a business
person if you are not a European Economic Area national and you will
be establishing / running / managing a business full time in the UK.
You may come to the UK as a business person if you are not a European
Economic Area national and you will be running a business full time
in the UK.
When you apply for approval under the scheme of Visa for Business
Persons, you need to provide a detailed business plan with the application.
This business plan should include:
- The object of the business
- Evidence that you have at your disposal in the UK at least
£200,000 of your own money for investment in the business
- Evidence that you will create at least 2 full time jobs for
people already settled in the UK and details of their employment
- The projected opening balance sheet following the start of
If you are joining or taking over an established business, you
must show audited accounts for at least 2 previous years.
You also need to show that you can live in the UK without help
from public funds.
At first, you will be given a permission to stay for 12 months.
You can apply for an extension of stay for up to another 3 years.
What are your options in the UK as a business person?
In the UK, you can do business as:
- A sole trader
- A partner in a partnership
- A company registered in the UK.
As a sole trader or partner you must trade or provide services
full time. As a company director, you must promote your company
and manage it full time. Self-employed doctors and dentists must
practice full time. The full time condition does not apply to a
self-employed writer, artist or composer.
Home Office grants you permission to stay as a business person
for a specific business. You must ask Home Office permission if
you wish to change to a different business once you are in the UK.
If you are an ECAA applicant, you will not be required to invest
£200,000 in the business.
You will also need to apply for entry Clearance before you can
travel to the UK.
HSMP Services Limited is registered with OISC as Immigration Advisor
and we can help you in the process for Visa for Business Person.
Please contact us with your details.