|Permitted Paid Engagement visa|
The Permitted Paid Engagement visa is for those who wish to come to the UK for a short period to do specific paid work without having to be sponsored under the points-based visa system.
1. You must be 18 or over.
2. You will need to demonstrate that you only intend to visit the UK for a short period – for less than 1 month.
3. You must intend to leave the UK after the end of your visit and demonstrate that you can meet the cost of the return or onward journey.
4. You must show that you have sufficient funds to maintain and accommodate yourself without help from public funds.
B. Activities permitted on a paid engagement visa
C. Activities not permitted on a paid engagement visa
D. Documents required
If you wish to apply for a permitted paid engagement visa, you should ensure that you have the following documentation:
The maximum you can stay in the UK is less than one month. You cannot extend this visa.
Please note that upon the expiry of your visa, you are required to leave the UK. If you stay beyond the expiry of your visa, you will remain illegally in the UK and you will be considered an “overstayer”. This may have an adverse impact on your immigration record and is likely to affect any future UK immigration applications. This could even result in you being banned from re-entering the UK for a certain period of time.
F. Right of Appeal
Applicants can be refused a visa to enter the UK on a permitted paid engagement visa.
There is no right of appeal against the Entry Clearance Officers decision to refuse any permitted paid visa application. We therefore advise that if applicants have been refused a visa, please seek legal advice on the procedure for submitting a fresh application.
In case of a permitted paid engagement visa refusal, the only judicial remedy is Judicial Review. This is where a Judge reviews the lawfulness of a decision or action made by the British Embassy/Home Office in the High Court. If you wish to explore this option further then please contact us to arrange a consultation.
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