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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 in the UK. The visa holder will be regarded as responsible for the business activities.

This visa is also commonly used by members of the media who are reporting on UK news for overseas broadcasters or newspapers.

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.

Paperwork, such as your contract with the company, may be required by the Home Office.

To ensure your visa application is processed quickly, contact Jones Whyte immigration lawyers today.

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