The range of UK visas: quick guide
The type of visa you need depends on your situation and how you are applying.
A tier 1 (entrepreneur) visa may be suitable for you if you want to set up or run a business in the UK and meet eligibility requirements, such as having access to at least £50,000 investment funds. Learn more about tier 1 entrepreneur visas.
A tier 1 (exceptional talent) visa may be suitable for you if you are a recognised or emerging leader in science, humanities,
engineering, the arts and digital technology. Learn more about tier 1 (exceptional talent) visas.
A tier 2 (general) visa may be suitable for you if you’ve been offered a skilled job in the UK. Learn more about tier 2 (general) visas.
A tier 2 (intra-company transfer) visa may be suitable for you if your overseas employer has offered you a role in a UK branch of the organisation. Learn more about tier 2 (intra-company transfer) visas.
Other types of visa
A representative of an overseas business visa may be suitable for you if you’re the sole representative of an overseas company planning to set up a UK branch or a wholly-owned subsidiary for an overseas parent company. Learn more about representative of an overseas business visas.
A standard visitor visa may be suitable you if you want to carry out certain business activities. There are restrictions on the type of activities in which they can take part. Learn more about the standard visitor visa.
You may need a sponsor licence if you wish to employ someone on a Tier 2 visa. Learn more about a Tier 2 sponsor licence.