Check what to do if you’re visiting the UK for an unpaid business activity, for example attending an interview, meeting or conference.
The rules are different if you’re an expert in your profession and you’re being paid by a UK company to attend an event or engagement in the UK.
Step 1 Check if you’re eligible
Find out what activities you can do and how to prove your eligibility if you’re:
- being paid by a UK company to visit as an expert in your profession
- visiting for business and not being paid by a UK company
You must meet the eligibility requirements even if you do not need a visa.
Step 2 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.
Step 3 Apply for a visa
The visa you apply for depends on if you're:
or Apply for a family permit
You may be able to visit on a family permit if you have a family member who is:
- a citizen of an EU country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland
- a Person of Northern Ireland
- a British citizen
or Apply for a visa waiver
Apply for a visa waiver if you're a national of:
- the United Arab Emirates
Step 4 Check what you can bring with you
Step 5 Check what you need to show at the UK border