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Sole Representative Visa

Sole Representative Visa was designed for representatives (employees or shareholders) of an overseas business to establish branch or subsidiary in the United Kingdom. Sole Representative must be shareholder or employee of parent company (Head Office) and company will provide the necessary capital to establish branch in the UK.

Overview of the requirements of Sole Representative Visa for an applicant

  • Not be a majority shareholder (no more than 50% of shares) in that overseas business
  • Be recruited and employed outside the UK by the company they intend to represent in the UK
  • Meet the required standard in English language with at least CEFR level A1 in speaking and listening
  • Provide evidence that they can maintain and accommodate themselves and any dependants adequately without recourse to public funds
  • Intend to work full-time for the organisation in the UK
  • Not intend to take any other employment in the UK
  • Be a senior employee – director of the overseas company

Our clients who already obtain Sole Representative Visa with us running businesses:

  • Metal recycling industry
  • Financial Services
  • Venture capital & Investment Services
  • IT and AI industry
  • Construction
  • Digital Marketing
  • Car Rentals
  • Property
  • E-commerce
  • Packaging

Obtaining British Passport via Sole Representative Visa

Initial Application

Applicant who is applying to be the sole representative in the UK of an overseas employer, who intends to establish and operate a registered branch or subsidiary of that overseas business in the UK. In order to qualify for this type of visa, applicant must be shareholder with no more than 50% of shares or senior employee in overseas company.

Visa Extension

In order to obtain extension of the visa after 3 years of staying in the UK, applicant must continue to be employed as a senior employee with full authority to take operational decisions in the UK private limited company. It’s important to highlight that business still required for employee to be in the UK and provide services or sell products to clients. Overseas business still has its headquarters and principal place of business outside the UK. Applicant must provide evidence of financial transactions and Annual Accounts of the subsidiary based in the UK.

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)

Applicant must spend a continuous period of 5 years in the UK as a representative of an overseas business. They required to provide evidence that they been employed throughout the whole period of staying on the visa and provide necessary documents such as P60, payslips and other relevant accounting paperwork to support their application. Applicant will provide knowledge of English language and life in the UK, unless they are exempt.

British Passport via Sole Representative Visa

Indefinite leave to remain holders can apply for naturalisation one year after the grant of settlement and become British Citizens. The requirements for citizenship are as follows:

  • The applicant must have passed English Language and Life in the UK test.
  • The applicant must be of good character and not have breached any immigration rules in the UK.
  • The applicant must have spent no more than 450 days outside the UK in the 5 years before the application.
  • The applicant must have not spent more than 90 days outside the UK in the 12 months before the application.

How Mann’s Solutions work

Conversation with Our Immigration Consultant

Our aim with this session is to make your case optimally strong, show all your strong points as a professional and future business owner.

Receiving legal agreement from us

We will send you our Customer Care Letter (CCL) which states all legal information about how we work as an Immigration Law Firm.


You will receive our automated email with invoice attached. Payment of 50% of the invoice value needs to be done before we start your application process. Remaining 50% needs to be paid 3 days before submission of your case to Home Office.

Working on your case

We will send you a ’tailored’ list of documents which you need to provide for your application, Our adviser will consult you and fully assist on arranging all documents, prepare case strategy and fully comply with UK immigration law for your application form, then prepare professional and detailed Representation letter to support your case in Home Office.

Our Business Department team will arrange Business Plan preparation.

Submitting application to Home Office

Our adviser will submit all necessary forms online and arrange an appointment date for YOU to attend UK Visa Centre in your city to bring all original documents.

Obtaining results from Home Office

The Home Office will send your documents and the result of your application to our office after 1 month of submitting your application via post, but in some cases this period can be longer.

Guiding you for Next Steps in the UK

Our Immigration adviser will guide you with next steps regarding immigration law and compliance of the Visa extension, ILR and British Passport.

Consulting Services

Our partners will guide you with next steps to be undertaken prior to starting business in the UK:

  • Open UK Personal and Business Bank Account
  • Set Up UK Company – Chartered Accountant
  • Property Acquisition
  • Financial Advice – Assets Management Firm
  • Education Support

Trustpilot Reviews

February 15, 2021
I would recommend Manns Solutions to everyone having difficulties understanding UK’s complex immigration system. I had many questions and concerns regarding my status in the country but they made it all easy and clear. I collected all the required documents and filled in my application form which turned out to be successful with their help
February 15, 2021
Mann’s Solutions Case officer had provided very detailed information and guidance at each step of the process. Their expertise and experience have always given me confidence and encouraged me to proceed further even when it was looking difficult and more on that the final stages of visa have just completed. I would like to say that they are the best for UK immigration with very high success rate. Special thanks to My Case officer Shazia & Evgeny
February 15, 2021
Mr. Evgeny was supportive in the process of obtaining visa at any time 24/7, the visa process in the UK and social and cultural matters have helped me. Absolutely successful, dynamic, lovely leader. Thank you for everything. Mann’s Solutions

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