UK Service Supplier Visa - Global Business Mobility Visa

Navigating the UK Service Supplier Global Business Mobility Visa Process

The UK Service Supplier Global Business Mobility Visa is a fantastic pathway for international professionals who wish to bring their expertise to the UK. With our experienced team at Immtell, we guide you through the complexities of the visa application process. This page provides detailed information about the requirements and procedures to apply for a UK Service Supplier Visa.

What is a Service Supplier Global Business Mobility Visa?

The UK Service Supplier Global Business Mobility Visa allows individuals who are service suppliers or independent professionals to provide their services in the UK under a contract awarded to their employer by a UK company. The visa lasts for a maximum of 90 days over 12 months.

Application Process

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Key Requirements for a UK Service Supplier Global Business Mobility Visa

Successfully applying for a UK Service Supplier Global Business Mobility Visa involves meeting various requirements. These criteria are designed to ensure that visa recipients are suitably qualified, have sufficient experience, and are coming to the UK for a genuine business purpose. Below, we’ll go over the essential requirements applicants must fulfil. Just so you know, each case is unique, and the exact documentation and proofs required may vary based on individual circumstances.

You should be providing a service to a UK business under a contract covered by a valid international trade agreement.
The role you intend to undertake must be considered at or above the bachelor's degree level (RQF 6), and you should usually have three years of professional experience relevant to the service you provide if you’re an overseas employee or six years if you’re self-employed.
The UK sponsor must be eligible to issue a CoS under the Global Business Mobility Visa Service Supplier route.
You usually should have been employed by a company based outside of the UK for more than 12 months.
You must have held £1,270 in savings for 28 days before the date of application, or an A-rated Home Office sponsor may certify that they will provide this on the CoS. Further funds must be held for each dependant family member applying.


Service Supplier visas are typically valid for up to either 6 or 12 months depending on the trade agreement you are providing services in the UK under. 

You can extend your stay in the UK as a Service Supplier worker up to a maximum of 6 or 12 months depending on the trade agreement you are providing services under.

It is possible to apply to switch visa category from within the UK into the Global Business Mobility visa – Service Supplier visa, if you are not currently in the UK holding one of the following visa types:

  • Visitor visa
  • Short-Term Student visa
  • Parent of a Child visa
  • Seasonal Worker visa
  • Domestic Worker visa
  • Any Discretionary visa

Unfortunately the Service Supplier worker visa does not lead to Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) / Settlement in the UK.

Spouses or partners and children under the age of 18 may apply for visas to accompany you to the UK as your ‘dependants’.  Your spouse or partner should be permitted to work.

UKVI aim to process Service Supplier visas as follows:

Visa applications submitted outside of the UK:

  • Standard processing: 15 working days
  • Priority Service processing: 5 working days

Visa applications submitted inside the UK:

  • Standard processing: 8 weeks
  • Priority Service processing: 5 working days

Important: UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) do not guarantee processing times and delays do occur. We advise that you do not book any non refundable travel until your visa has been approved and your work visa is in your possession. 

The UKVI application fee for a Service Supplier visa is £298.  In addition, you will need to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS), which is £1,035 per year for the visa you are applying for.

Our professional fee will depend on the level of service you require.


At Immtell, we specialise in facilitating the Global Business Mobility Visa process, offering three distinct service packages to suit various needs and preferences.

  1. Comprehensive End-to-End Support: Our all-inclusive package provides thorough assistance throughout your Global Business Mobility Visa application. From the initial evaluation to the final submission, our team of experts ensures every detail is meticulously managed, aligning your application with the visa’s specific requirements for business professionals.
  2. Fast Track Service: Our Fast Track option guarantees quick responses within one working day, which is ideal for clients requiring rapid processing. We expedite the application submission using the Home Office Priority Service, subject to an additional fee, making this service perfect for those needing a swift solution.
  3. Application Review and Feedback: Designed for applicants who have prepared their application but desire expert oversight, this service includes a comprehensive review and detailed feedback. We focus on enhancing the strength and compliance of your application, ensuring it meets the stringent criteria of the Global Business Mobility Visa.

💡 Transparent and Customized Pricing: We provide clear and upfront pricing for each of our service packages, enabling you to make an informed decision that best suits your budget and needs.

📘 Further Information Required? Our FAQ section offers additional insights into the Global Business Mobility Visa process and addresses other common queries.

📞 Begin Your Application with Expert Guidance: Whether you need complete support, a fast-tracked service, or a professional review, our offerings are tailored to meet your specific requirements. Contact us to discuss how we can assist in making your Global Business Mobility Visa application process smooth and successful.

Immtell's Typical Professional Fees

Full Service

End to End Application Support
£ 1,700 + VAT
  • Eligibility assessment
  • CoS (Certificate of Sponsorship) drafting and assigning
  • Advice on English language and TB test requirements (if applicable)
  • Application preparation and online submission
  • Appointment booking
  • Responding to queries from the Home Office
  • Review of issued documents
  • Post-arrival Biometric Residence Permit accuracy check

Fast Track

Fast Track - End to End Application Support
£ 1,900 + VAT
  • All the features of the Full Service
  • Guaranteed response to your queries within 1 working day
  • Expedited review of your documents and information
  • Speed through Home Office processing with Priority Service, subject to an additional fee. Quick, efficient, effective.
  • Review of issued documents and feedback provided within 1 working day
Best Value

Review Only

Expert Review of Your Application
£ 600 + VAT
  • Specialist review of your prepared application
  • Assess application against the relevant rules and legislations
  • Provide feedback and recommendations for improvement (if applicable)

Why Choose Immtell for Your Visa Process

At Immtell, we specialise in UK immigration laws and procedures, providing you with the best possible advice and assistance in obtaining your Service Supplier Visa. Our immigration specialists are dedicated to ensuring your visa application is successful.

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