Everything you need to know about Business Visa

A Business Visa is an essential document that will allow you to promote your company abroad. Complete an online application and enjoy hassle-free business travel.

If you’re planning to travel abroad with the intention of concluding contracts and meeting international partners, consider applying for a Business Visa. This document is essential for entering another country for business-related purposes.

What is a Business Visa?

A Business Visa enables you to visit another country to pursue professional activities abroad. Apply for the visa if you wish to engage in relations with investors from all around the world.

To get a Business Visa, schedule an appointment at the nearest embassy of the country you would like to visit and submit the required documents in person. The application isn’t complicated, but waiting in queues may consume a lot of your time.

Luckily, some countries worldwide decided to implement an electronic visa for business purposes. The procedure is effortless – visit our website and search for a suitable destination. Then, fill out the online application form. It only takes a few clicks to complete!

The validity period of your Business Visa will vary depending on the issuing country. The international standard is now between 90 days and six months. Furthermore, this short-term visa usually allows you to spend up to 90 days abroad.

WATCH OUT! Remember that the Business Visa doesn’t allow you to perform paid work or take up employment. Your activities must only involve relations and logistics.

When do you need a Business Visa?

There are various reasons why you should obtain a Business Visa for your travel:

  • Attending meetings with international partners;
  • Broadening the business network;
  • Concluding contracts with clients;
  • Taking part in conferences and fairs;
  • Performing negotiations for new products;
  • Strengthening relations between companies;
  • Preparing sales meetings for potential customers.

The activities described above are examples, and you don’t have to conform to them strictly. But remember that you need to beware of remunerated physical labor.

How do a Business Visa and a Work Permit differ?

The Business Visa and Work Permit both require validation from the employer, describing the entrusted tasks. The documents allow performing duties abroad, usually stated before the journey.

While the Business Visa allows for short-term visits abroad, the Work Permit remains valid for a long time. Moreover, it usually permits multiple entries to the country. Regarding the responsibilities, you cannot take up work requiring compensation on a Business Visa. On the other hand, the Work Permit not only allows you to legally perform employment but also proves your specialist skills.

It’s crucial to note that these two travel documents cannot be used interchangeably.

What are the requirements for a Business Visa?

The requirements for a Business Visa differ based on the immigration policy of a particular country. Some governments have stricter regulations. Others will accept your application with no problem. We advise checking the updates on the subject prior to the journey.

To apply for a visa, it’s essential that you have the following:

  • Valid passport – remaining in force for a particular period prior to the trip;
  • Biometric photo – taken in color, of high-quality, showing the applicant.

For a Business Visa, you may also be required to have these documents:

  • Invitation letter delivered from the employing company;
  • Invitation letter delivered from the cooperating company;
  • Proof of the employing company sponsoring the travel;
  • Proof of employment (contract copy);
  • Recent bank statements;
  • Tickets to planned conferences or fairs;

If you’re going to apply for a Business Visa online, prepare the required documentation in PDF form. This way, you can rest assured the submitted documents have the highest quality and remain legible.

How to apply for a Business Visa online?

The online visa application couldn’t have been easier. Before you start the procedure, prepare an electronic device of your choice. Make sure the internet connection is stable.

To obtain a Business Visa online, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the page of the country you would like to visit. Check if the Business Visa is available for this destination.
  2. Fill out the application form with the required information. We advise you to look at your answers again and verify them.
  3. Submit the documents essential for processing. Collect the files and save them in an electronic format for an online upload.
  4. Pay the mandatory visa processing fee. To cover the price, use one of the many online payment methods accepted on our website.

A great convenience of the online visa application is that the approval notice is delivered straight to your e-mail address. There is no need to schedule timely visits at the embassy or wait in long queues. Everything is done electronically.

Contact our Support Team if you face trouble or have further questions. We will be more than happy to provide you with essential guidance and assistance.

Dominika Adamkowska
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