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UK Sole Representative Visa
A sole representative visa is highly in demand as it allows an individual to come to the UK in order to set up a UK branch or subsidiary on behalf of overseas entity/company, only if the overseas entity/company does not already have a representative in the UK.

An Overseas entity/company intending to establish a branch office in the UK can send a senior employee of their company as a Sole Representative under the Sole representative Visa UK category. An employee must be senior enough to have full authority to take operational decisions in respect of the UK office operations.

Entry Requirements as a Sole representative Visa:

a) An applicant be recruited and employed outside the UK by the employer they intend to represent in the UK

b) An applicant intend to work full-time for the organisation

c) An applicant do not intend to take any other employment

d) An applicant be applying to be the sole representative in the UK of an overseas employer who intends to establish and operate a registered branch or wholly-owned subsidiary of that overseas business in the will operate in the same type of business activity as the overseas business

e) An applicant must not be a majority shareholder in that overseas business

f) Applicant must be a senior employee of the overseas company

g) Applicant must have full authority to take operational decisions on behalf of the overseas business for the purpose of representing it in the UK

h) An applicant must obtain entry clearance in this category before arrival in the UK and present it to an border force officer on arrival

i) An applicant must provide evidence that they can maintain and accommodate themselves and any dependants adequately without recourse to public funds

j) It is mandatory to comply with the English Language Requirement.

Visa Entitlements for a Sole Representative UK:
Successful applicants under the sole representative UK visa category will be granted a visa for 3 years which can then be further extended for 2 years. The dependents can join the sole representative applicant in the UK.

Why Choose Asher & Tomar Solicitors:
Our team of expert Immigration Solicitors based in London and Cardiff can advise and represent your complex immigration matter (UK Sole Representative Visa) at every stage from home office, immigration tribunals, upper tribunal field house, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Our expert Immigration Solicitors will endeavour to deliver the best outcome of your complex immigration matter and have dealt with numerous refusals within or outside the United Kingdom.

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