You may be able to come to the UK as a Sole Representative on an Overseas Firm if your company wishes to setup a new company in the UK and start doing business in the UK.
Under this category of Sole Representative of Overseas Firm, you can come to the UK without having a UK Work Permit i.e. without having a UK Employer to sponsor you under Tier 2 Skilled Workers Category.
You will need to establish that you are coming to the UK as a Sole Representative of an Overseas Company / Firm which does not already have a Branch or a Subsidiary company in the UK and that you are coming to the UK with the intention of setting up a Branch or a Subsidiary of overseas parent company.
Your employer needs to establish that the company has been trading for past number of years and will also need to show how the UK operations of the company will help the company as well as UK economy.
You should be an employee of the company with full rights and responsibility in setting up and running / managing the subsidiary / branch in the UK.
If you are interested in exploring the category of Visa for Sole Representatives of Overseas Firm for your company, please get in touch with brief details of your company and the person who wish to depute to the UK and we will be happy to help you with complete application process.
Initial Visa as Sole Representative of Overseas Firm will be granted for a period of 2 years at the end of which you can apply for extension as per the rules applicable to this category.
We can help you to apply under the special category of UK Visas for Sole Representatives of Overseas Firms if your company is an established company for past at least few years and you are employed with the company in a senior and responsible position.
Please note that this scheme is currently under review for inclusion under Points Based System for UK Immigration and may be included in one of the Tiers i.e. Tier 1 or Tier 2 or may be cancelled completely as has happened with many UK Visa categories. Therefore, we would like to advise that if you wish to apply under this category, you should not delay and get in touch with us right away.
Rules and requirements for UK Visas are changed frequently by the UK Border Agency, Home Office and we update this page on a regular basis. You should bookmark the site and visit this section regularly if you wish to apply as a Sole Representative of Overseas Firm / Company to get latest information. If you wish to discuss your case in detail or if you have any specific queries please contact us using our contact us page and we will be happy to respond.
This section deals with your application as Sole Representative of Overseas Firm to come and setup Branch or Subsidiary for doing business in the UK, however if you are an Entrepreneur or Business person living outside the UK and wish to visit the UK for Business on a Business Visa, we can help you. We can also help you if you wish to setup a business in the UK as an Entrepreneur or Investor and migrate to the UK under Tier 1 of Points Based System of UK Immigration. Please contact us so that we can help you