What are the main requirements?
In order to qualify for a Representative of an Overseas Business visa the applicant must satisfy the following requirements:
How long can I stay and what are the conditions of my stay?
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.
When can I apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (otherwise known as ‘Settlement’)?
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:
How we can help?
The requirements of the Representative of an Overseas Business visa are highly prescriptive and the Home Office routinely refuse applications that do not fully comply with the Immigration Rules and guidance. Our highly experienced team of immigration lawyers will assist in preparing and submitting your application to achieve the best possible outcome. They will also fully advise on the requirements to be satisfied for extension applications.
If you’d like to discuss matters further, please email our Immigration team on firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the online enquiry form on this page.