Sole overseas Business visa for UK

Sole overseas Business visa for UK

Overseas Sole Representative Visa
Overseas companies looking to start a new business branch, a sub-office or a subsidiary can send a senior member of the employee of the company as a sole representative of the company to the UK. The parent company should reside outside the country.  An employee of overseas newspapers, broadcasting agencies are eligible for this visa. This visa type allows a senior member of the company to travel to the UK and establish a business branch. His sole responsibilities must be meeting the staff, arranging meetings and opening offices.

Eligibility Criteria

Requirements for the employee
Must be a resident of outside EEA
Must have sufficient funds to survive in the country. Solid proof of residential and family expenditures for you and your family
Must be employed by the parent company himself outside the UK
Must have English language proficiency
The applicant should not be a major shareholder in the company, must not own more than 50% shares in the parent company
The applicant should be a senior employee of the company. The Home office would checkout if you have been making operational decisions at the parent company or not
Relevant work track, employment history explaining why you are selected as a sole representative of the subsidiary/branch
The sole representative must ensure that he will work only for the designated company’s employee and will not take any other employment no matter what
Requirements for The Parent Company
The company must have designated the company’s office outside the UK
The overseas company should not already have a company’s office in the UK
The UK office must have the same nature of business as the parent company
The company must be a registered entity outside the UK and in working condition
The new subsidiary must not stop trading outside the UK. The parent company should be in perfect condition to perform