Sole Representative visa – overseas business
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The sole representative visa UK is a kind of business visa that allows representatives of overseas business to live and work in the UK. The sole representative visa UK is an entry route that is suitable for almost all businesses – it enables overseas businesses to develop a UK presence without a major outlay of capital by opening a branch or wholly owned subsidiary of the parent company. Most companies choose to send a single senior employee to the UK to test the market and develop a presence in the market.
As a sole representative of an overseas business you may be able to come to the UK under this immigration route if you are:
- the sole representative of an overseas company, intending to set up a wholly owned subsidiary or register a UK branch for an overseas parent company; or
- an employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation posted on a long-term assignment to the UK
At The SmartMove2UKour UK Immigration experts have helped representatives of overseas businesses in diverse industries including gems & jewelry, Information Technology, Health & wellness, Electronics, Leather goods manufacturers, agricultural food processing companies, manufacturers of electrical equipment, industrial products.
Our UK Immigration Solicitors have supported businesses to expand to the UK by enabling their key representatives to move to UK to set up their branch/subsidiary. If you are looking for UK visa consultants to apply for sole representative visa to set up a branch in the UK or wholly owned subsidiary in the UK, you can contact us.
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Sole Representative visa – employee of overseas newspaper, news agency, broadcast organisation
Sole representative visa can also be applied by an employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation who is being posted on a long-term assignment as a representative of the media company.
It is possible for the overseas media company can have more than one representative in the UK at the same time.Extending your UK Sole Representative visa
If you are already in the UK as either a representative of an overseas business or an employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organization, then you would be eligible to apply for an extension of your visa. If you can evidence that:
- you are still working for the same employer
- you’re still working to establish the company’s first presence in the UK
- your employer’s principal place of business is still outside the UK
At SmartMove2UK our UK Immigration solicitors advise sole representatives of overseas business or representatives of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organization for their extending their leave on UK Sole representative visa. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from UK visa consultants in relation to extension of UK sole representative visa.Dependents of UK Sole Representative Visa
Dependent Family members of Sole Representative visa holders can apply to join the main applicant in the UK. Dependents are husband, wife or partner of the main applicant or children below the age of 18 years of the main applicant. Dependents of sole representative visa holders can take employment or enrol on study programs. They are also eligible to apply for extension of their visas along with the main applicant.
You can call us on +91 98191 27002 or email us at email@example.com if you are seeking legal help from UK visa consultants in relation to applying for your dependents to join you in the UK.Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) – Sole Representative visa
Applicants who have been awarded entry clearance permission to enter the UK to set up a branch, wholly subsidiary of the overseas business or are an employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organization may be granted indefinite leave to remain if they:
- Have spent a continuous periods of five years in the UK as a representative of an overseas business and/or overseas media representative or sole representative (or any other permissible categories)
- Have met the requirements to be a representative of an overseas business throughout the five year period.
In addition the UKVI may carry out additional checks to ascertain their employment through end of year tax returns (P60s) and salary slips. In addition to enquiring about evidence of the work done by that branch/subsidiary including that their employer is still actively trading and is centred overseas.
If you are considering applying for indefinite leave to remain as sole representative of an overseas business, you can book an appointment with our UK immigration consultants to ascertain your eligibility and to obtain tailormade list of documents in support of your settlement application.
You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from UK visa consultants in relation to ILR application as UK sole representative visa.
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