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UK Sole Representative Visa

If you are a senior executives and managers of an overseas company, with the Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa is ideal if you are planning to arrive to UK, with the aim of setting up the first UK office, branch, or subsidiary of the company. This visa acts as an excellent pathway for permanent residency in UK or indefinite leave to remain (ILR). You can apply for this visa outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
  • Right to remain in UK for an indefinite period of time or till the time of validity of the visa, subject to multiple unlimited extensions with option to apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) and in due course, UK Citizenship.
  • Provides you the best pathway to establish and extend your business in UK and by extension, in Europe.
  • Representing an overseas business that could eventually earn profits from a high income market like UK.
  • This visa will expose your business to a flexible environment making it easier for you to operate on a global scale.
  • Establishing a business means more and more employment of skilled local labour, thereby positively injecting the economy in progress and development.
  • You can bring along your family members to the UK.
  • No initial minimum investment requirement, except the one that is required to start and maintain the UK office and salaries of the appointed representative.
  • You can apply for a British passport in due course.


  • The visa application can be applied online with all required documents and applicable fee. A decision on the visa is mostly made within three weeks by the issuing authority.
  • Ensure that you have your fingerprints and photographs also called as biometric information so that it can be updated at the visa application centre along with your visa application.


  • Have sufficient funds to aid yourself without any further assistance from public funds.
  • You must be qualified to pass an approved English language test with a minimum of CEFR level A1 in speaking and listening as well as an educational qualification who’s medium of language was English, and is thereby recognised by UK NARIC as being equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD as a result.
  • You should both be hired and employed outside the UK by an active and trading business whose main office is located will remain out of the UK.
  • Possess the required skills, experience and knowledge to pursue the role in question.
  • You should be at a senior position within the business, which does not mean you own most of it, but enough to make all decision of the company.
  • You must be willing and ready to establish the first commercial existence of your overseas business in the UK or for that matter as a registered branch or even a owned subsidiary on a whole.
  • Also, if the business is a legal entity you can be eligible to apply for this visa, which in trun does not recruit any staff or conduct any business.


  • Your existing passport or any other kind of valid documentation In relation to your travel.
  • Proof that you can support yourself or any of your family members who have accompanied you during your trip, for instance your bank statements or payslips for the previous 6 months.
  • Details of your stay while you arrive in UK
  • Test results to showcase your proficiency in English language
  • Tuberculosis test results in case you are coming from a country, where you have had to undertake the test.
  • Also, a blank page on your passport wherein you can get the visa stamped.
  • Certified translation of documents that are not in the language of either English or Welsh.
  • Additional documents depending upon your circumstances.
  • Entire description of your business activities which will comprise of details of assets as well as accounts.
  • Confirmation letter with regards to the fact that the overseas business will set up an entirely owned subsidiary or register a branch in the UK in the exact business activity as it has back home.
  • You must provide your job description, employment contract and salary details.
  • A confirmation letter stating that you are well abreast about the business as well as possess the power to take decisions regarding operation of the business.
  • Evidence that you have been directly hired by the business, and are thereby not sales agent (for example, employed by a business to either sell or distribute their products within the UK, but working for yourself and providing your services for a fee).
  • Evidence that you were hired by the business outside UK


  • The earliest you can apply for this visa, is 3 months prior to the date of your travel.
  • For this, you will get a decision within 3 weeks of when you apply from the UK
  • To apply for a UK Sole Representative visa will, you will be required to pay £610.
  • employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation
  • Healthcare surcharge as a part of your application
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