Permitted Paid Engagement Visit

This visa is available to certain professionals and experts who wish to visit the UK for up to 1 month in order to undertake a paid engagement relating to their expertise and occupation.

Eligibility requirements

You must satisfy the decision maker that

  • You are at least 18 years old;

  • You are a visa national (a non-visa national can normally seek entry as a Visitor on arrival at the UK border);

  • You intend to do one (or more) of the permitted paid engagements set out in the Immigration Rules;

  • Your permitted paid engagement is pre-arranged, evidenced by a formal invitation from a UK-based organisation or client and relates to your area of expertise and occupation overseas;

  • You will not undertake any prohibited activities;

  • You have sufficient funds to cover all reasonable costs in relation to your visit (including travel, maintenance and accommodation costs) without working or accessing public funds;

  • You will leave the UK at the end of your visit;

  • You will not live in the UK for extended periods through frequent or successive visits,

    or make the UK your main home;

  • Your application does not fall for refusal under the general grounds for refusal.

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