Doing Business in the UK

Whether you are looking to take advantage of Canary Wharf’s financial powerhouses, the global insurance hub of the City of London, or you want to work with one of the UK’s 5.5 million small and medium-sized enterprises, you may need a visa to visit the UK to do business.

If you have been invited to undertake certain specific business activities—such as performing in a concert, providing legal representation or being paid to take part in a sporting event—you may be able to enter the UK as a ‘Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor’. Some specific short-term business activities such as meetings, negotiations and trade fairs may be permitted when visiting the UK as a ‘Standard Visitor’, while longer-term deployments such as establishing a new branch or office may require a visa from the Global Business Mobility category.

Whether you require a visa to do business in the UK depends on your unique personal circumstances and the exact reasons for your visit.

Book a consultation with our trusted UK immigration solicitor to discuss your specific needs and find out your options before travelling to the UK on business.

Neveen Galal

Neveen is a UK Immigration Solicitor with over 20 years experience in UK Immigration Law. She represents corporate and individual clients seeking assistance with any visa category to the UK. Neveen is a graduate of Westminster University, from which she was awarded the 2021 Westminster Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award.

Neveen’s rapid career trajectory saw her progress at pace from paralegal to Head of Department level, and then to earning a place on her firm’s Board of Directors by the age of 28. This achievement was recognised by Who’s Who placing her in their directory of ‘Britain’s Business Elite’ in 2008. Neveen then went on to establish her own boutique Immigration Law Firm in the City of London in 2015. She also co-founded the Hexagon Legal Network in 2017.

Neveen is passionate about all aspects of UK immigration law, and is committed to providing bespoke residence and citizenship solutions to citizens across the globe that wish to relocate to the UK. Neveen’s immigration advisory services are predominately geared towards highly skilled workers and companies wishing to have a UK presence, however she and her team of experienced immigration advisors can also assist with partner-based applications, student visas and all other personal and business immigration matters.

If you would like to discuss your UK immigration matter or have any questions about your options for immigrating to the UK, you can book a consultation here.