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Sole Representative of an Overseas Business Visa, Scotland

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A Sole Representative of an Overseas Business Visa is a type of work permit that allows for an individual to come to the UK as the only representative of a company which has its headquarters elsewhere.

This type of visa is often sought by individuals who hold a senior position in a company that is looking to set up a UK branch. The overseas business visa holder will be regarded as responsible for the business activities and must adhere to specific conditions of stay.

This visa is also commonly used by members of the media who are reporting on UK news for an overseas broadcasting organisation or news agency.

Employees of an overseas newspaper are also eligible for this visa when posted on long-term assignments in the UK.

It grants entry into the UK for a period of three years, with the possibility of a two year extension.

If you plan to invest in an existing UK business, you may want to consider an Innovator Visa. Lawyers from Jones Whyte will be able to discuss visa requirements with you, so you can decide which path is most appropriate.

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Requirements And Qualifications

While there is no need to bring investment funds as part of the Sole Representative of an Overseas Business Visa, there are several other requirements.

These are:

  • You must be employed full-time by the specified overseas company.
  • You must speak adequate English.
  • You must have been recruited and employed outside of the UK, by a company whose headquarters are outside the UK.
  • You must be a senior employee or decision-maker.
  • You must be focused on establishing the company in the UK.

The parent company must have its headquarters and principal place of business outside the UK and must intend to continue its main business operations abroad.

The overseas business visa application process involves submitting necessary documents and may require legal support to ensure compliance with all requirements.

Paperwork, such as your contract with the company, may be required by the Home Office. The overseas business visa cost includes application fees, immigration health surcharge, and biometrics fees, which vary depending on whether you apply from inside or outside the UK.

To ensure your visa application is processed quickly, contact Jones Whyte immigration lawyers today. Additionally, setting up a wholly-owned subsidiary in the UK can be part of the visa application process.

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