Visit the UK on a business trip

Check what to do if you’re visiting the UK to attend or take part in an event related to work. For example, to give a talk, go to a conference or take part in a sporting event.

  1. Step 1 Check if you need a visa

    Depending on the country you're from, you might be able to visit the UK without a visa or by applying for a visa waiver.

    1. Check if you need a visa
  2. Step 2 Apply for a visa

  3. or Apply for an EEA family permit

    You may be able to visit on an EEA family permit if you have a family member who is a citizen of:

    • an EU country
    • Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland
    1. Check if you can apply for an EEA family permit
  4. or Apply for a visa waiver

    Apply for a visa waiver if you have a passport from:

    • Kuwait
    • Oman
    • Qatar
    • the United Arab Emirates
    1. Apply for a visa waiver £15
  5. Step 3 Check what you can bring with you

  6. Step 4 Check what you need to show at the UK border