- Written by Arshad Mahmood
The requirements to be met by a person seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom as a representative of an overseas business are that he:
(i) has been recruited and taken on as an employee outside the United Kingdom of a business which has its headquarters and principal place of business outside the United Kingdom; and
(ii) is seeking entry to the United Kingdom:
(a) as a senior employee of an overseas business which has no branch, subsidiary or other representative in the United Kingdom with full authority to take operational decisions on behalf of the overseas business for the purpose of representing it in the United Kingdom by establishing and operating a registered branch or wholly owned subsidiary of that overseas business, the branch or subsidiary of which will be concerned with same type of business activity as the overseas business; or
(b) as an employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation being posted on a long-term assignment as a representative of their overseas employer.
(iii) where entry is sought under (ii)(a), the person:
(a) will be the sole representative of the employer present in the United Kingdom under the terms of this paragraph;
(b) intends to be employed full time as a representative of that overseas business; and
(c) is not a majority shareholder in that overseas business.
(iv) where entry is sought under (ii)(b), the person intends to work full-time as a representative of their overseas employer.
(v) does not intend to take employment except within the terms of this paragraph; and
(vi) has competence in the English language to the required standard on the basis that
(a) paragraphs 2(b) or (c) of Appendix B of these Rules applies to the person, or
(b) the person is competent in the English language to a basic user standard, including the ability to understand and use familiar everyday expressions, to introduce himself and others and to ask and answer questions about basic personal details, and
(1) provides an original English language test certificate from an English language test provider approved by the Secretary of State for these purposes, which clearly shows the applicant's name, the qualification obtained (which must meet or exceed the level that the Secretary of State specifies in the guidance as being required to meet the standard described above) and the date of the award, or
(2) has obtained an academic qualification (not a professional or vocational qualification) which is deemed by UK NARIC to meet the recognised standard of a Bachelor?s degree in the UK, and
(i) provides the specified evidence to show he has the qualification, and
(ii) UK NARIC has confirmed that the qualification was taught or researched in English to level C1 of the Council of Europe?s Common European Framework for Language learning or above, or
(3) has obtained an academic qualification (not a professional or vocational qualification) which is deemed by UK NARIC to meet or exceed the recognised standard of a Bachelor?s or Master's degree in the UK, and provides the specified evidence to show that:
(i) he has the qualification, and
(ii) the qualification was taught or researched in English,
(vii) can maintain and accommodate himself and any dependants adequately without recourse to public funds; and
(viii) holds a valid United Kingdom entry clearance for entry in this capacity.
Why Sunrise Solicitors For Sole Representative Visa Application?
The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with application for sole representative visa as a sole representative in the UK of an overseas business. The quality of our service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your application for UK visa as a sole representative and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.
If instructed to represent you regarding your application for UK Visa as a sole representative of an overseas business, we will do the following immigration casework for you:
- Our immigration solicitors will take Detailed Instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration law and procedure to be adopted by the Home Office, UKBA in your immigration case;
- Our immigration solicitors will discuss your immigration case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your immigration case;
- Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your application for UK Visa as a sole representative of an overseas business;
- Our immigration solicitors will consider contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the application and discuss the same with you;
- Our immigration solicitors will complete the relevant immigration form and discuss the same with you;
- Our immigration solicitors will prepare a sponsorship declaration for you, if necessary;
- Our immigration solicitors will prepare a covering letter to introduce and support the application;
- Our immigration solicitors will liaise with the Home Office, UKBA for an expeditious decision on the application;
- Our immigration solicitors will protect your interests while your application is pending with the immigration officer and keep you informed of the progress on your immigration matter;
- Our immigration solicitors will do all the follow up work until decision is reached on your application;
- Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the implications of the decision of the immigration officer on your application.
Our Fee For Sole Representative Visa Application
- We will charge you a fee from £1,000.00 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for UK Visa as a sole representative of an overseas business. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
- If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly installments.
- The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Entry Clearance Officer on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by the company on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Entry Clearance Application fee etc.