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Proof of business

It will be necessary to provide proof that the individual is either in the process of planning/setting up or running the business.

This can include:

  • A business plan
  • Documents for the business premises
  • Partnership agreements
  • Insurance documents
  • Business accounts prepared by a chartered accountant or approved by an auditor
  • HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) documents (including evidence of payment)
  • Qualifications for running the business, such as relevant formal qualifications or evidence of previously relevant experience
  • Evidence of finances and investment in the business, such as UK or overseas bank statements, overseas money transfers and bank loans
  • Evidence of any financial assistance from a third party (i.e. family member), such as bank statements or other financial documents, as evidence of their finances and a legal or other document confirming their involvement in and share of the business
  • A document setting out the terms of the individual’s involvement in the business

The application is made online, via the Visa4UK service.

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