SOLE REPRESENTATIVE OF OVERSEAS BUSINESS VISA

Sole Representative Visa was designed for representatives (employees or shareholders) of an overseas business to establish branch or subsidiary in the United Kingdom. Representative must be shareholder or employee of parent company (Head Office) and company will provide the necessary capital to establish branch in UK.

Overview of the requirements of Sole Representative Visa for an applicant:

  • Intend to work full-time for the organisation in the UK.
  • Not intend to take any other employment in the UK.
  • Be a senior employee – director of the overseas company.
  • Intend to work full-time for the organisation in the UK.
  • Not intend to take any other employment in the UK.
  • Be a senior employee – director of the overseas company.
  • Documents Required

    • 1) Proof of Education 2) Character doc
    • 3) IELTS Score card 4) Medical doc
    • 5) Employment doc 6) Marriage doc
    • 7) Income Proof 8) Passport Copies
    • 9) Airticket 10) Travel doc

    Process to apply for Sole representative business visa

    Although there are some basic criterias to be fullfilled before the sole representation of the business visa. Such categories are normal and can be see from the listed format below. Please, notify that due to Brexit and Coronavirus Pandemic this may vary from application to application:-

    1.Set up a branch.

    Applicant will be required to register private limited company in the UK. It is treated the same as any other company incorporated in the UK.

    2.Apply for ILR

    Indefinite time to leave.Applicant must spend a continuous period of 5 years in the UK as a representative of an overseas business. They required to provide evidence that they been employed throughout the whole period of staying on the visa and provide necessary documents such as P60, payslips and other relevant accounting paperwork to support their application.

    3. Direct family member join

    Applicant’s family can join them in the UK, however they must provide evidence that applicant can maintain and accommodate any dependants and financially support them in the UK.

    4.Recieve British Passport

    Indefinite leave to remain holders can apply for naturalisation one year after the grant of settlement and become British Citizens. The requirements for citizenship are as follows:

  • The applicant must have passed English Language and Life in the UK test
  • The applicant must be of good character and not have breached any immigration rules in the UK
  • The applicant must have spent no more than 450 days outside the UK in the 5 years before the application
  • The applicant must have not spent more than 90 days outside the UK in the 12 months before the application
  • Requirements of sole representative visa

    The most important requirements for such visa about sole respresentaive business class is quite a general yet most focus is towards the finance and setting up a company in UK. Later, on if any dependent travel and join the company together they can raise a capital as well as apply to a British Passport. Thus, the below requriements are:-

    • Intend to work full-time for the organisation in the UK.
    • Not intend to take any other employment in the UK.
    • Be a senior employee – director of the overseas company.
    • Intend to work full-time for the organisation in the UK.
    • Not intend to take any other employment in the UK.
    • Be a senior employee – director of the overseas company.