As a representative of an overseas business in the UK, the applicant will be granted an initial 3-year leave to enter Great Britain. With this leave comes duties that will be placed on the representative, have they wish to extend their leave for two extra years.
During the first three years of their leave, the representative will have the duty to set up the UK branch or subsidiary of the overseas business and be required to provide evidence of ongoing business inland.
The documentary evidence must necessarily show that:
Not only that. A successful application must also demonstrate that the representative is still involved in the business with the same responsibilities as to when the initial leave was granted.
The Home Office will ask for evidence that:
Finally, a successful applicant will need to show that they still have a valid leave under the same category and:
One important point to be aware of and vigilant during the applicant’s residency in the United Kingdom is the amount of time a person is allowed to spend overseas without breaking continuity of residence inland for the purpose of indefinite leave to remain applications, upon completion of 5 years under the Sole Representative Visa category. According to Immigration Rules, an applicant for indefinite leave to remain must have not been absent from the UK for more than 180 days during any 12 month period.
If you are in the United Kingdom on a Sole Representative leave, contact us to book a consultation and find out the other requirements and documents necessary for your application.
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