Check if you need a UK visa: Information based on your answers

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 or academic visits

You can apply:

  • for a Standard Visitor visa - for example 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

Working in the UK

A work visa may be suitable if you want to 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 (for example, 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
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What are you coming to the UK to do?
Work, academic visit or business
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How long are you planning to work in the UK for?
6 months or less
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