Sole Representative Visa

The United Kingdom has a powerful and developing economy. There are so many tremendous corporations who are working and investing in the UK just because of its easy and propitious labor laws. Also, there has been a huge need for skilled workers post Brexit from several sectors such as Tourism, Entertainment, Finance, Tech, Healthcare, Humanities and Hospitality etc.

A Sole Representative visa (or Representative of an Overseas Business Visa) allows a senior person to enter the UK as the representative of an already established overseas business. This visa helps the person to establish that business’ first UK commercial presence. A Sole Representative visa is granted initially for a period of 3 years, after which time you may apply for an extension.

The Senior manager entering through sole representative visa will be allowed a  legal stay in the United Kingdom for 3 years leading to an extension of 2 years and then to indefinite leave to remain visa that allows the senior manager to give application for citizenship a year after if the provisions of physical residency and others are fulfilled.

The Business Plan should contain all the details of your business outside of the UK. You have to decide the main goals and reasons for why you want to expand your business in the UK. If you are proposing a poorly written business plan that does not address all of these critical questions are very likely to be the reason for the refusal of your sole representative application.

Which Business qualifies for a sole representative visa?

The business must –

  • Be a commercial legal firm
  • Aim to establish a branch or whole occupied subsidiary in the UK.
  • Propose a good business plan for business activity in the UK.
  • Not have any subsidiary or branch or another representative in the UK.
  • Having an Office and primary place of business is outside the UK with no goal to move to the UK.

Why do you require guidance from best immigration lawyers or an agent?

The best immigration solicitors in London can assist the people who are facing issues in drafting an excellent business plan, below cited are how they can help you –

Telephone Consultation – They will have an informal discussion so that they can discover more about you, your business, and the purpose of the business plan. This telephone conversation can be paid or unpaid but you have to make sure that you are elaborating all your problems so that you can get effective results.

Business Plan Questionnaire – Once you have appointed them and decided to work together, they will email you a questionnaire for you to complete. This information will help them to know more about you. You just have to answer some questions honestly.

Draft Business Plan –  In order to write a considerable business plan, it takes 3-4 weeks to complete the draft. It depends on the complexity of the project, the level of information already provided, and what extra details they will need from you.

Reviewing the Business Plan – After completing it, they will send you the business plan. You have to review and email them back any specific revisions that are expected. Once the remaining balance has been paid, they will mail you, both a Word document and a pdf version of the business plan.

How long will it take to get a Sole Representative Visa?

Home service works tirelessly to provide you with the sole representative visa in the UK.  But, it takes 4-8 weeks to gather all the documents, open a business and prepare the necessary documents. However, the Home Service approves 90 per cent of non-settlement applications within three weeks.