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April 21, 2021

Why you should apply for Sole Representative Visa in the UK?

Sole Representative Visa UK is a popular choice among foreign senior employees. The route is usually chosen to expand business locations, as the sole representative is entitled to move to the UK in order to establish a subsidiary or branch of the company. According to the latest news the new immigration category, called the Global Business Mobility Visa might replace or stay alongside the Sole Representative Visa route already in Spring 2022, therefore we advise taking the possibility to apply for the existing visa route now. 

To make the decision-making process easier and faster, our team prepared a list of main reasons, why a person should apply for a Sole Representative Visa UK.

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.

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.

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.

Click HERE to find out more and read the Top 10 most common questions about Sole Representative Visa.

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.