Sole Representative Visa might be replaced by New Global Business Mobility Visa next spring 2022

March 12, 2021

In October 2020, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) decided to undertake a general review of the intra-company and business visa routes and consider an expansion of the current Sole Representative Visa route. This was done, to allow more teams and companies to come to the UK to set up a branch. The Migration Advisory Committee is due to deliver the full report with changes by the end of October 2021.

The recently published budget confirms that the new immigration category will be called the Global Business Mobility Visa and will be launched by Spring 2022. This visa route will be designed specifically for overseas businesses that wish to establish a presence in the UK, or transfer staff.  

The new visa route might replace the existing Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa or stay alongside. It will be interesting to see how new Global Business Mobility Visa route will interact with the sponsorship system of UK, as at the moment intra-company routes require a sponsor licence, when on the other hand the Sole Representative of an overseas business category does not.

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