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August 11, 2021

The Main Advantages of Sole Representative Visa

Sole Representative Visa route is usually chosen to expand business locations and is a popular choice among foreign senior employees. The sole representative visa applicant is entitled to move to the UK in order to establish a subsidiary or branch of the company.

Mann’s Solutions team decided to prepare a list of main Sole Representative Visa advantages to make application process easier and answer some of the most common questions.

1. Obtain ILR and British Citizenship in 5 years

Initially, the sole representative visa will be valid for 3 years. Afterwards, the person will need to submit a further application for ILR (leave to remain), which will be valid for further 2 years. And after 5 years in the UK, the person may be eligible to apply for settlement and citizenship.

2. Move to the UK with the Whole Family

The sole Representative of an Overseas business can move to the UK with the whole family. This means that applicants can bring their spouse, civil partner, unmarried or same-sex partner, and any children under the age of 18 as dependents to the UK. Besides, UK offers a lot of benefits for the whole family. Some benefits include high-level schooling and British Universities, great career opportunities, access to quality NHS services, and a high standard of living in general.

3. Manage the Overseas Company Subsidiary or Branch

The sole representative will be able to fully manage the overseas company subsidiary or branch in the UK. Besides, it will not possible to undertake any part-time or full-time work for other businesses in the UK. The senior employee will need to have the authority to make key operational decisions locally on behalf of the UK company and intend to work full-time.

To learn more about Sole Representative Visa read our Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions about Sole Representative Visa article HERE.

Contact our Immigration Lawyers – UK Business and Corporate Visas

Mann’s Solutions is an international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Moscow. We are specialised in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration lawyers are regulated by OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner) and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

For further information or to discuss your circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at or call +44 207 993 63 46.