Employees of South African based companies / businesses who need to travel to the UK to conduct business on behalf of their employers need to apply for a Business Visitor visa for the UK. This visa allows the holder to undertake any one of a number of activities which are defined as “permitted activities” under the UK’s immigration rules.
To succeed with a Business Visitor visa application the applicant must:
- Be based abroad and have no intention of setting up a base in the UK
- Continue to receive his/her salary/remuneration in South Africa
- Not intend to live in the UK for extended periods through frequent or successive visits
- Not intend to charge the public for services provided or goods received