The usual client profile for sole representative visa consultants in Delhi is a businessman looking to test the market conditions in the United Kingdom before deciding to make the plunge with a business expansion move. However, the sole representative visa does cater to another kind of purpose too. We are talking about journalists working for media houses requiring staying in the UK for extended periods of time for a particular assignment (like in order to cover the Olympics, etc).
Representatives of overseas newspapers, news agencies, and other broadcasting organizations are entitled to stay in the UK for an extended time period under a sole representative (sole rep) visa. A Sole rep visa can be used by more than one representative of an overseas media company to be present in the UK at the same time.
If your journalism assignment is taking longer than you or your media company intended, does that mean you have to leave your assignment incomplete and return home? No, say our sole representative visa consultants in Delhi.
In case of special scenarios, a particular event of journalistic interest can go on longer than intended. For example, if a journalist is in the UK on a sole rep visa in order to cover a new political movement, there is a chance that he finds out he must stay longer in order to cover a significant event. In such scenarios, the same extension procedures apply to journalists on a sole representative visa as any other holder of the sole rep via.
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, you would be eligible to apply for an extension of your visa.
You would need to provide 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
Any dependents who have joined you in the UK can also apply with you at the same time for an extension.
At The SmartMove2UK, our sole representative visa consultants in Delhi have helped countless sole representatives of overseas business as well as representatives of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organization with their Sole representative visas. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from professional UK visa consultants in relation to the application/extension of your UK sole representative visa.