Visitor Undertaking Permitted Paid Engagement

The applicants may be able to get a Permitted Paid Engagement visa if they have been invited to the UK as an expert in their profession. Applicants can apply for a Permitted Paid Engagement visa if they:

  • Are invited by a UK-based organisation or client
  • Are coming to the UK to do specific paid work without having to be sponsored under the points-based visa system
  • meet the other eligibility requirements

The applicants can be invited by a UK-based organisation or client to undertake the following activities:

  • Be a student examiner or assessor
  • Take part in selection panels as a highly qualified academic if you’re invited by an education, arts or research organisation
  • Give lectures at a higher education institution, as long as it’s not a part-time or full-time role
  • Examine UK-based pilots so they meet the standards of the country you come from if you’re invited by an approved UK training organisation regulated by the UK Civil Aviation Authority
  • Provide advocacy in a particular area of law
  • Take part in arts, entertainment or sporting activities including broadcasting
  • Take part in fashion modelling assignments
  • Minor activities related to your work or business overseas, e.g. attend meetings.

However the applicants cannot undertake following activities under the Permitted Paid Engagement Visa category:

  • Do specific paid work unrelated to their main job or area of expertise at home or sell merchandise, other than what’s allowed by their visa
  • Extend this visa or switch to another visa
  • Live in the UK for extended periods
  • Get public funds
  • Study for more than 30 days – studying can’t be the main reason for your visit
  • Marry or give notice of marriage
  • Family members must apply separately

If the applicants wish to do work that is not permitted under this category they may be able to come to the UK under the points-based system.

The Applicants must provide a formal invitation to undertake the pre-arranged engagement, and show that the engagement relates to them. The earliest you can apply for Permitted Paid Engagement Visa is three months before the intended date of travel. All the required documents should be attached to support the application for Permitted Paid Engagement Visa to be successful. Our team of UK immigration lawyers and solicitors can fully guide you regarding the relevant documents.

No Right of Appeal

There is no right of appeal against the refusal of a UK visa application for entry clearance as visitors undertaking Permitted Paid Engagement. However there is nothing to be worried about as the refusal can still be challenged by way of a Judicial Review in the Upper Tribunal of the Asylum and Immigration Chamber or the High Court, as the case may be.

Judicial Review against refusal of visitors undertaking Permitted Paid Engagement Visa Application

An application for permission to apply for Judicial Review must be lodged in in the Upper Tribunal of the Asylum and Immigration Chamber or the High Court, as the case may be within 90 days of the date of the refusal of the UK visa application. A pre-action protocol is served on the Entry Clearance Officer or the Home Office before initiating a Judicial Review application.

How UK Visa Consultants can help you with visitors undertaking Permitted Paid Engagement Visa Application?

Our team of UK Immigration Lawyers and Barristers in the UK has full experience & qualifications and they are experts in dealing with Judicial Review applications against refusal of permitted paid engagement visa.

These UK Immigration Lawyers and Barristers in London shall provide you with best possible advice / consultation and accordingly shall prepare your UK visa application and other immigration matters. After consultation, if you want us to start preparing your case, you can expect the followings from UK Visa Consultants;

  • We keep information of our clients confidential and safe
  • Our team of UK Immigration Lawyers & Barristers shall discuss your family visit matter in length and advise you on the required documents and other requirements of UK Immigration Rules
  • Our team of UK Immigration Lawyers & Barristers shall inspect your documents very carefully and advise you if further documentation could strengthen your case
  • Accordingly, our team of UK Immigration Lawyers & Barristers will complete relevant UK visa application form/s and make detailed representations (a detailed covering letter) addressed to the relevant Home Office
  • Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) and, as the case may be, to the Court. This may enhance your chances of success tremendously
  • Our team of UK Immigration Lawyers & Barristers is well equipped to advise you on the implications of the decision on your UK visa application and accordingly an appeal or judicial review application can be made
  • It will be our aim to keep you posted at all material times during pendency of your matter
  • Our fees are competitive and we only charge for the work that is being carried out
  • We shall give you estimate of the fees involved from the beginning and we shall never surprise you with hidden charges.

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