Business & investment Visas
The UK is a popular destination for business and commerce. It has one of the world’s largest economies, a fair and efficient legal system, world-renowned schools and universities, and a good standard of living and quality of life.
UK business and investment visas come in different types, appropriate for different situations. The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa is – as its name suggests – designed for those who want to run their own business in the UK, whereas the Representative of Overseas Business visa enables a migrant to run a business in the UK on behalf of their overseas employer.
The Tier 1 Investor visa, on the other hand, is a pure investment visa, and the migrant does not have to carry out any work unless they want to.
These visas offer the route to eventual settlement and potentially British citizenship. But some other visa types – Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa, Prospective Entrepreneur Visitor visa, Business Visitor visa – only confer limited leave for specific purposes.