Simplifying visa applications for Chinese business people visiting the UK
The UK now receives more Chinese investment than any other EU country and is also the fourth most popular destination for Chinese investment worldwide. A far-reaching new visa scheme launched by UK Visas & Immigration aims to keep the UK at the top of these charts.
‘Select Business Scheme UK’ (SBS UK) will greatly simplify the process for inviting Chinese business partners to the UK. It is available to members of China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) and the British Chamber of Commerce in China (BCCC), and is also offered to members of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and companies referred by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).
SBS UK dramatically simplifies the business visa application process by allowing representatives of Chinese businesses to provide just three documents when applying for a visa: an application form, an invitation letter and a letter of employment.
CBBC & BCCC members who participate in the scheme will be provided with a welcome pack, and will be assigned a single point of contact within UK Visas & Immigration who will offer support and information for urgent enquiries. In addition, members participating in the scheme will receive news updates and important information from UK Visas & Immigration on further improvements and changes to the visa service.
SBS UK will increase the ease at which Chinese people can come to the UK to do business and invest. – See more at the China-Britain Business Council website.