Check what you need to do before you can apply for a Permitted Paid Engagement visa and what to do when you arrive in the UK.
Step 1 Check if this visa is right for you
You might be eligible for different visas depending on why you're visiting the UK and how long for.
Step 2 Prepare the evidence you need
Step 3 Apply
You should get a decision within 3 weeks of your appointment.
You might be able to pay an extra £220 for a decision within 5 working days or £956 for a decision within 24 hours (not including weekends or bank holidays). Check with your visa application centre.
Step 4 Attend an appointment
At your appointment you’ll have your fingerprints and photograph (‘biometric information’) taken.
After your appointment you'll be told when a decision has been made about your visa.
Step 5 Check what you can bring with you
Step 6 Check what you need to show at the UK border
Keep the documents that prove why you're visiting the UK in your hand luggage so you can show them if asked.