In light of the recent vote by Britain to leave Europe, it is important for all travelers going there now know about their visa requirements and make sure they comply with them. This includes both UK citizens who are no longer able enjoy free movement across borders within Europe as well as EU residents wanting to enter UK.
It is important to be aware of the matters that affect you as an EU or UK citizen when traveling for business.
UK Citizens Travelling to the EU/Schengen Area
The situation for UK citizens who want to travel in Europe and Schengen area can be a little more complicated.
The Schengen Area is an area in Europe where borders have been abolished between most European Union member states and also includes Lichtenstein, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland to allow free movement of people. The British government has announced that visitors from Britain will not need to apply for a Schengen visa, but they must still follow the time limits imposed on them. This means business travelers can only stay in this area up until 90 days within any given 180 day period.
Limited Number of Days
If you visit the Schengen Area during your trip, it’s important to be aware that any UK has to keep track of days limit. The 180 days period is ‘rolling’ meaning they must count back from when their journey began in order not reach 90 days within an allotted time frame. The number of visitors to your business or tourist attractions is limited by law. The 90-day limit applies both for tourists who come in search of adventure, but also for anyone who visit for business purpose.
If you travel through the Schengen Area without correctly calculating how many days your trip will take, there could be consequences.
If you overstay your 90-day visa, it’s possible that you will be removed or banished from re-entering. You might also face fines!
Get Permission for Activities in Europe & Schengen Areas
The second issue UK citizens must deal with is the varying definition of business activities throughout Europe and Schengen Area. While England clearly defines which actions are or aren’t allowed for visitors, however there’s no similar EU law that can applied nation-wide.
The conditions of stay in a country depend on the specific rules for each destination. Visitors should be meticulous about what they plan before travelling, as business activities may be different from one nation to another and it’s important that you avoid breaking any laws or regulations while visiting.
The UK government has created a step by step guide for each EU and Schengen country, which sets out the various visa options available to UK citizens.
Ireland is a great country to live in and there are no restrictions for United Kingdom citizens who wish to visit or work here.
According to recent reports, it seems that the mandatory online visa waiver scheme will be introduced on November 2023. This new system is similar in nature and function as ESTA which currently exists within US immigration policies at their ports-of entry.”
In order to enter the Schengen Area, UK citizens will need a permission from ETIAS. The European Travel Information and Authorization System aims at increasing security within this area. Online applications can be submitted through websites leaving users needing only minutes worth information and in addition there being no charge whatsoever associated wit he process! The ETIAS visa waiver permission will be valid for up to 3 months for multiple stays in any one Schengen country.
The ETIAS will be a useful tool for businesses interested in temporarily visiting or doing business within Europe. While visitors with this permission are not allowed to enter into paid employment, they cannot stay indefinitely and must have an appropriate work visa before starting work relationship overseas – which varies depending on where you plan on living while there!
EU Citizens Travelling to the UK
While it is not necessary for European Union (EU) nationals to apply in advance, visitors can secure leave at the border as a visitor.
In order to allow for business visitors from other countries, the maximum time that an EU nationals for business purposes can remain in UK for 6 months. These individuals are not allowed work here but they still have many opportunities available including attending meetings, negotiating deals and carrying our site visit! When an employee from overseas comes to visit, they may do any combination of the following: advise and consult with UK-based employees, trouble shoot problems, provide training, share skills without performing direct client services themselves.
It is important for business travelers to familiarize themselves with the list of permitted activities before travelling so as not breach any conditions or prohibited activities. It may also help if one reviews what’s allowed, but remember that there are still many things you cannot do while visiting.
Immigrants who want to come work in the UK must apply for entry clearance under a relevant category. This includes those planning on doing so permanently or temporarily, as well with global mobility and business intentions.