Check if you need a UK visa

You'll need a visa to work, do business or academic research in the UK

The visa you need to apply for depends on your circumstances.

Business visits

You can apply:

  • for a Standard Visitor visa - eg if you’re coming to the UK for conferences, meetings, training, academic research or a sabbatical
  • as a visitor doing a ‘permitted paid engagement’ (you must have been invited to the UK because of your expertise) - you can only stay for up to 1 month

Temporary workers

A temporary worker visa may be suitable if you want work in the UK for a short time:

You can also apply for an international agreement visa if you’ll be doing work covered by international law while in the UK (eg working for a foreign government or as a private servant in a diplomatic household).

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What’s your nationality as shown on your passport or travel document? Colombia Change answer to "What’s your nationality as shown on your passport or travel document?"
What are you coming to the UK to do? Work, academic visit or business Change answer to "What are you coming to the UK to do?"
How long are you planning to work in the UK for? 6 months or less Change answer to "How long are you planning to work in the UK for?"