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UK Permitted Paid Engagement visa

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The Permitted Paid Engagement visa is a short term visa which allows non-EEA nationals to enter the UK for up to a month to take part in a paid engagement. Such as a public speaking engagement, chairing a meeting, or attending a conference.

Length of stay

This visa is issued for no longer than 1 month.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the Permitted Paid Engagement visa must meet several eligibility requirements for their visa to be granted. All applicants must:

  • Be older than 18

  • Prove they have sufficient funds to support themselves while in the UK

  • Prove they have sufficient funds to pay for their journey out of the UK

  • Not be in transit to a country outside of the UK, Ireland, the Isle of Wight, or the Crown Dependencies (Isle of Mann, Jersey, and Guernsey)


Permitted Paid Engagement visa applicants must supply several documents with their application. These include:

  • Current passport and/or other travel documents

  • A separate passport photograph, with the applicant's name on the back

  • Proof of maintenance funds to cover expenses during their stay

  • Details of their travel plans and UK accomodation

  • An invitation from the organisation paying them for the engagement in the UK

  • Proof that the engagement relates to their professional or academic qualifications and expertise

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