Permitted Paid Engagement Visa


The Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor visa allows experts in their field to visit the UK for up to 1 month for paid engagements, like performances, lectures, or professional services. A UK-based organization must formally invite you, and the engagement must relate to your expertise and main job in your home country. You need a valid passport, formal written invitation, and documents showcasing your qualifications. Some nationalities require a visa, while others can visit for 1 month without a visa. Apply online for the visa if needed.

What you can do in the UK

  • Visit the UK for up to 1 month for paid engagements.
  • Engage in activities such as performances, lectures, legal representation, and academic examinations.
  • Share skills, give lectures, participate in conferences, or offer legal representation related to your primary profession in your home country.

Eligibility criteria

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must leave the UK after the visit.
  • Must have adequate financial support for the trip.
  • Depending on nationality, visitors might require a visa or can enter without one.
  • Application fee is £100; apply online up to 3 months before travel.

Apply for a Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor visa

  • Complete an online application and attend a visa application centre appointment.
  • Applications can be made up to 3 months prior to travel.
  • Ensure eligibility and engage only in permitted activities.
  • Family members require separate Standard Visitor visas; dependents cannot accompany on this visa.
  • Process includes proving identity, providing documents, and biometric information collection.
  • Decision time is around 3 weeks; expedited options vary by location.
  • For changes or cancellations, contact UK Visas and Immigration.

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