I am going to attend a training/workshop at a very renowned research intergovernmental institution in the United Kingdom.
My entire visit and all expenses will be entirely covered by my employer in my country of residence. I am attending the training event on the request of my employer to excel at my responsibilities.
I am quite confused about the "Reason" I should choose in the window below:
It is true that I am employed in my country of residence, but I am not really sure if the word 'business' matches my situation. Because I am a researcher in academia (at a research institute) and I will go to the UK for a training in another research institute.
Should I simply choose "Business" and then on the next page choose "Business-related training"? Or should I choose "Other" and then explain why I am going to the UK in the text field that comes up?
Choosing "Business-related training" opens up another set of questions asking me: Will you be paid for any of your business activities while in the UK? Should I answer yes to this? My employer will pay for all the expenses arising from the trip and also will pay the training fees, food, registration, etc. Should the answer to this question then be yes or no?
I have already contacted 'UK Visas and Immigration' and their simple answer was: "We cannot help you with that, you should choose the correct one for yourself"!