As of December 2014, a new visa scheme launched by UK Visas and Immigration aims to simplify the process of inviting colleagues from Chinese companies to the UK. The ‘Select Business Scheme UK’ is an attempt to strengthen UK’s business relations with China and to maintain the Britain’s position as the fourth most popular destination for Chinese investment worldwide.
In order to get a Business visa, representatives of Chinese businesses will need to provide just three documents:
- The application form
- An invitation letter from a UK business and
- A letter of employment from a Chinese employer.
The scheme is now available to members of China-Britain Business Council (CBBS), the British Chamber of Commerce in China (BCCC), the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the companies referred by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).
If you would like to find out more about this Business visa scheme then please contact us.