A Representatives of Overseas Business visa is designed for employees who belong to an overseas company wishing to open a branch or subsidiary of their business in the UK. There are no limitations regarding the nature of the business that is willing to send one of their key employees to the UK to expand their company, as long as it is legitimate. The sole representative will be able to start up a subsidiary, incorporate the company, begin hiring employees, and commence trading activities.
Eligibility Requirements for the Representatives of Overseas Business Visa
The applicant will qualify for this visa category if they:
- Are the sole representative of an overseas company and coming to the UK only for the purpose of setting up a subsidiary or branch of that overseas company
- Are an employee of a foreign media organization with no presence in the UK and the purpose of your visit is to execute a long-term project
The applicant has to be a full-time senior employee at the overseas company, have sufficient experience in the field, and must not be a major shareholder. They can also bring their dependents, including spouse and children under the age of 18, with them to the UK. This visa category grants access for 3 years, which can later be extended for up to 2 years, giving the applicant an opportunity to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) to obtain permanent residency. It is also important that they meet the acceptable proficiency level of the English language and prove that they will not have any reliance on public funds.
How Milestone Solicitors can help you
If you wish to apply for a Representatives of Overseas Business visa as a sole representative, Milestone Solicitors can help you with the immigration process. Our dedicated team of immigration solicitors will discuss your situation in a professional and courteous manner, and inform you whether you or your company meets all the requirements. We understand that there is a lot at stake when big plans, such as expansion in a new country, are in question. That is why we strive to make the visa application preparation and processing part easy and stress-free for you.
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If you like to get more information about how our experienced team of immigration lawyers can help you with the Sole Representative visa process, contact Milestone Solicitors today to schedule an initial consultation.