Check what to do if you are visiting the UK to attend or take part in an event related to work. For example, to give a talk, go to a conference or take part in a sporting event.
Depending on the country you are from, you might be able to visit the UK without a visa or by applying for a visa waiver.
The visa you can apply for depends on if you are:
Or apply for an EEA family permit
You may be able to visit on an EEA family permit if you have a family member who is a citizen of:
an EU country
Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland
Or apply for a visa waiver
Apply for a visa waiver if you are a national of:
the United Arab Emirates