Can I organize a commercial event in the UK as a visitor?

Hi,

I have an online personal development coaching and training practice registered as a business in the UK even though I am not a UK national / resident.

My question is that if I were to organize an event in the UK for motivational speaking the tickets for which would have a fee and be sold online in advance (using EventBrite or my own website), would it be considered a permissible activity under UK immigration rules for visitors – which state that “a visitor may give a one-off or short series of talks and speeches provided these are not organised as commercial events and will not make a profit for the organiser”.

I will be visiting the UK in my personal capacity but speaking at the event as a UK business owner – so would it be considered permissible under the visitor rules, or would I always need to have someone else speak at the training events that I will be organizing for the public and my followers in the UK?

Thanks

14 viewscommercial law

Alasdair Taylor's Answer

Thanks for your question.

I don’t have any expertise in immigration law, but I’ll see if I can find someone who can answer this question and, if I can, I’ll post his or her answer here.

Ask a question

Select a topic that best fits your question.
Question in one sentence
An account for you will be created and a confirmation link will be sent to you with the password.

Search questions

Disclaimer

Using this legal Q&A, users can get guidance on business-related legal questions from our legal experts.

The guidance is not legal advice; no lawyer-client or similar relationship is created by the Q&A.

By using the Q&A, you agree to the limitations and exclusions of liability set out in our terms and conditions.

SEQ Legal
Copyright © 2020 Docular Limited All rights reserved