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Key Points

  • The United Kingdom updated its business visitor rules and permissible activities on January 30, 2024


The government of the United Kingdom introduced changes to its business visa rules on January 30, 2024. These changes aim to simplify measures for foreign nationals entering the country for business purposes. These changes include the following:

  • Intra-corporate activities: Employees of overseas companies can now advise, consult, troubleshoot, provide training, and share skills with UK employees of the same corporate group. They can also work directly with clients if it’s part of an intra-corporate setting and incidental to their employment abroad.
  • Wider coverage for the legal sector: The list of permitted activities now includes providing legal services such as advice, appearing in arbitrations, acting as an arbitrator or mediator, appearing in court, participating in conferences or teaching, providing advocacy, and handling litigation or transactional legal services.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the UK government’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: The Home Office, United Kingdom

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