Sole Representative Visa UK Application Guide

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We help people from other countries who want to work in the UK for their company or expand their business into the UK. The representative of an overseas business visa (usually called a sole representative visa) is best way to do this.

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Citylaws has a team of experienced immigration lawyers who can help you get a sole representative visa. We know the difficulties that applicants may face and the amount of paperwork that must be sent. So, we can point you in the right direction for a successful result.

What is sole representative visa?

A senior employee of an overseas firm may travel to the UK with the sole representative of an overseas business visa in order to establish and manage a UK branch or wholly-owned affiliate of the overseas parent company. This visa lets you live and work in the UK for up to three years. It also lets you bring your family members with you to the UK, where they can work freely.

How long does the sole representative visa take to process?

It takes the Home Office about 4 to 6 weeks to process a sole representative visa application. You can apply up to three months before your trip.

The minimum document requirements are:

How long will my sole representative visa be valid?

Your application clearance grants you 3 years in the UK. You can request a 2-year extension. After 5 years as a sole representative, you may apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) if you match the requirements. As a sole representative, you can get as many extensions as you want, but you must meet the requirements for each time.

Can a sole representative visa lead to UK citizenship?

A sole representative visa can lead to citizenship. Providing you’re married to a British citizen, you may qualify for citizenship after receiving ILR status if you satisfy all of the requirements. If you’re not married to a British citizen, you may be able to apply for British citizenship after 12 months if you meet the requirements.

How long can I stay in UK on a sole representative visa?

How long can I stay in UK on a sole representative visa? Once your sole representative visa application is approved, you can enter the UK to expand your business for 3 years, after which you can apply for leave to remain. This will extend your stay for 2 years.

After 5 years as a senior employee representing your country, you can apply for ILR and live permanently in the UK.

But there are some conditions for the stay like no access to government funds, they aren’t allowed to run their own business or speak on behalf of any other corporation, and police registration.

What if my sole representative visa request is denied?

If your request to extend a sole representative visa is denied, you can ask for an administrative review and, if that doesn’t work, a judicial review. Contact our experts, and they’ll analyse the reasons behind your refusal and provide legal advice and representation.

Can I bring my family on sole representative visa UK?

Yes, it is possible. The sole representative visa for the United Kingdom permits the holder to bring their family with them. However, dependents from outside UK must possess a visa. A dependent can be your husband, wife, and child under 18 years of age.

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