Documents you must provide
You must provide:
- a current passport or other valid travel identification
- proof that you can support and house yourself and your dependants during your stay, for example bank statements or payslips for the last 6 months
- proof of your living costs, such as a tenancy agreement, mortgage agreement, utility bills, council tax statement, bank statements, documents relating to transfer of money to relatives abroad
- proof of state benefits you’ve received in the UK
- your tuberculosis test results if you’re from a country where you have to take the test
You’ll need to have a blank page in your passport on which to put the visa.
You may be asked to get a police certificate for yourself and your family after you arrive in the UK.
Proof for your business
You should provide proof that you’re in the process of planning, setting up or running your business.
This can include:
- a business plan
- documents for your business premises
- partnership agreements
- insurance documents
- business accounts prepared by a chartered accountant or approved by an auditor
- HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) documents (including evidence of payment)
- qualifications for running the business, such as relevant formal qualifications or evidence of previous relevant experience
- evidence of your finances and your investment in the business, such as UK or overseas bank statements, overseas money transfers, and bank loans
- evidence of any financial assistance from a third party (for example family member), such as bank statements or other financial documents as evidence of their finances, and a legal or other document confirming their involvement in and share of the business
- a document setting out the terms of your involvement in the business