I hold a UK 10-year C-VISIT Visa that was issued to me IN 2013 for Tourism. In view of the changes to the Visitor Category from April 2015, would I be able to use the existing Tourist Visa for Business Purposes? Greatly appreciate your views.
On 24 April 2015 all type C UK visitor visas will automatically convert to the new
Visitor (standard) category.
From that date forward, a business visitor will be permitted to engage in tourist activities, and a general visitor will be able to engage in business activities (as long as they are within the scope identified in Part 2 of the Immigration Rules.
Those currently holding one of the earlier general or business visas will be automatically converted and there is no need to do anything formal to make the conversion happen.
The controlling reference for this answer is the most recent Statement of Changes.