Visitors and remote work

In a welcome change for many visitors to the UK, it is now permitted to remotely undertake some activities linked to their overseas employment. Recent guidance (link below) gives examples of answering e-mails and phone calls and taking part in remote meetings.

Visit caseworker guidance (accessible) – GOV.UK (

However, coming to work in the UK should not be the primary purpose of a visit and consideration will be given to how long a visitor plans to stay here as a lengthy stay may not be consistent with having a job to go back to.

Please contact us for further guidance on this or any other aspect of visiting the UK. It is important not to inadvertently breach the Immigration Rules.