A Representative of an Overseas Business visa allows a sole representative of an overseas company to come to the UK in order to establish and the run a UK branch or subsidiary. It is also known as the ‘Sole Representative visa’.
In order to qualify for a Representative of an Overseas Business visa the applicant must satisfy the following requirements:
Length and conditions of stay in the UK
Applicants can apply to come to the UK for an initial period of 3 years. This can then be extended for a further 2 years.
During their stay in the UK, applicants can only work for their employer. Applicants cannot be self-employed or work for any other business and they are also not permitted to stay in the UK in this category if the sole representative arrangement is terminated by their employer.
Indefinite Leave to Remain
An application for Indefinite Leave to Remain can be made once an applicant has held leave as a Representative of an Overseas Business for a period of 5 years. In order to be eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain, an applicant must demonstrate that:
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