You can apply for extension/renewal of your sole representative visa UK if you are already in the UK with UK visa as a sole representative of an overseas business. An application for extension of sole representative visa is made using online application form FLR (IR).

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Specialist Solicitors For Sole Representative Visa Extension
Eligibility Requirements
How Can We Help You?
How Much We Charge?
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Specialist Solicitors For Sole Representative Visa Extension

Our expert team of sole representative visa solicitors are specialists in dealing with sole representative visa extension/renewal applications. As specialist sole representative visa solicitors, our immigration lawyers have wealth of knowledge and experience to provide high quality legal services for sole representative visa extension applications. Our sole representative visa solicitors have helped hundreds of applicants with their sole representative visa extension applications. The high quality of our legal services is self-evident from the reviews of our clients for excellent immigration services provided by our highly experienced and qualified immigration lawyers.

Need help and assistance with sole representative visa renewal? Contact our expert team of sole representative visa solicitors in London, Manchester and Birmingham for fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee legal services for your sole representative visa renewal application. Ask a question to our sole representative visa solicitors for free immigration advice or schedule an appointment for detailed legal advice concerning your sole representative extension application.

Eligibility Requirements For Sole Representative Visa Extension

To succeed in your application for sole representative visa extension application, you must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must be in the UK with sole representative visa as a representative of an overseas business;
  • You must still be working for the same employer in the UK branch or subsidiary of the overseas parent company;
  • You must only intend to work for the same employer full time and in the same job as a representative of an overseas business;
  • You must show that you have been in receipt of salary from your employer by providing evidence of the salary paid in the previous 12 months and confirmation of how that salary was paid: for example, whether basic or commission, and the number of hours paid;
  • You should provide confirmation from your employer that you are still required for your job as a sole representative;
  • Your employer's principal place of business and business head quarter is still outside the UK;
  • You must show that you have established and are in charge of a branch or subsidiary in the same type of activity as the parent company;
  • You must provide evidence that you have generated business, principally with firms in the UK, on behalf of your employer since entry to the UK or your last extension of stay: the evidence must be in the form of accounts, copies of invoices or letters from firms who you have done business with, including indications of the value of transactions;
  • You must provide a Companies House certificate of registration as a UK establishment (for a branch) OR a certificate of incorporation (for a subsidiary) with either a copy of the share register or a letter from the company’s accountants confirming that all shares are held by the parent company;
  • You must be able to maintain and accommodate yourself and any dependants adequately without recourse to public funds;
  • You must not be in breach of immigration laws, except that any period of overstaying allowed under the Immigration Rules will be disregarded.

How Can We Help With Sole Representative Visa Extension?

Our specialist team of sole representative visa solicitors can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee legal services for your application for extension of sole representative visa. As your appointed legal representatives for sole representative visa renewal application, our work can include the following:

  • assessing your eligibility for extension of your sole representative visa by considering all the relevant eligibility requirements;
  • advising on relevant documents to be submitted in support of the sole representative visa extension application;
  • assessing the documentary evidence to ensure that the documents are in line with the Home Office UKVI requirements for renewal of sole representative visa;
  • completing online application form for extension of sole representative visa;
  • preparing a detailed cover letter in support of your sole representative extension application to explain in detail how all the relevant requirements for renewal of sole representative visa have been satisfied by the applicant;
  • submitting the sole representative extension application online, paying the Home Office UKVI fees for sole representative visa extension application and booking applicant's appointment with the UKVCAS application centre;
  • uploading all the supporting documents online in support of the sole representative visa extension application;
  • doing all the follow up work including responding to any queries raised by the Home Office UKVI until decision is reached on your sole representative visa extension application.

Our Fees For Sole Representative Visa Extension

Our fees for providing expert legal help and assistance with an application for extension of sole representative visa are given in the fee table below:

Our Service Our Fee
One-Off Immigration Advice & Consultation concerning sole representative visa extension £80 (including VAT)
One-Off Documents Checking Service for sole representative visa extension £200 + VAT
Full help with application for sole representative visa extension (all the work until decision by the Home Office UKVI on your sole representative visa extension application) From £1,200 + VAT To £1,500 + VAT

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the application for extension of your sole representative visa and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for helping with an application for sole representative visa extension, the applicant will also have to pay the Home office UKVI fees for the application.

FAQs - Extension/Renewal Of Sole Representative Visa UK

How can I apply for extension of my sole representative visa?

If you are already in the UK with sole representative visa, you can apply for extension/renewal of your sole representative visa by completing online application form FLR (IR).

Can I use Super Priority Service (decision within 24 hours) for my sole representative visa renewal?

No, you cannot use Super Priority Service for renewal of your sole representative visa as Super Priority Service is not available for sole representative visa extension application. You can only use standard service for extension of your sole representative visa .

For how long will I be granted further extension if my application for sole representative visa renewal is successful?

As a result of a successful application for renewal of your sole representative visa, you will be granted further leave to remain for 2 years as a sole representative.

Do I need a letter from my employer to renew my sole representative visa?

Yes, you will need a certification letter from your employer to support your application for renewal of your sole representative visa.

What are the eligibility requirements for sole representative visa extension?

To succeed in your application for sole representative visa extension application, you must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must be in the UK with sole representative visa as a representative of an overseas business;
  • You must still be working for the same employer in the UK branch or subsidiary of the overseas parent company;
  • You must only intend to work for the same employer full time and in the same job as a representative of an overseas business;
  • You must show that you have been in receipt of salary from your employer by providing evidence of the salary paid in the previous 12 months and confirmation of how that salary was paid: for example, whether basic or commission, and the number of hours paid;
  • You should provide confirmation from your employer that you are still required for your job as a sole representative;
  • Your employer's principal place of business and business head quarter is still outside the UK;
  • You must show that you have established and are in charge of a branch or subsidiary in the same type of activity as the parent company;
  • You must provide evidence that you have generated business, principally with firms in the UK, on behalf of your employer since entry to the UK or your last extension of stay: the evidence must be in the form of accounts, copies of invoices or letters from firms who you have done business with, including indications of the value of transactions;
  • You must provide a Companies House certificate of registration as a UK establishment (for a branch) OR a certificate of incorporation (for a subsidiary) with either a copy of the share register or a letter from the company’s accountants confirming that all shares are held by the parent company;
  • You must be able to maintain and accommodate yourself and any dependants adequately without recourse to public funds;
  • You must not be in breach of immigration laws, except that any period of overstaying allowed under the Immigration Rules will be disregarded.

How can I challenge the refusal of my sole representative visa extension application?

If your application for renewal of sole representative visa is refused by the Home Office UKVI, you can file an Administrative Review (AR) of the Home Office refusal decision within 14 days of the refusal decision date. The Home Office UKVI will consider and decide your Administrative Review (AR) within 28 days of receiving the Administrative Review (AR).

Can I re-apply for sole representative visa extension after the refusal of my visa renewal application?

You can re-apply for extension of your sole representative visa after the refusal of your renewal application within 14 days of either the refusal of your application or within 14 days of the Administrative Review (AR) decision against the refusal of your application. Our expert team of immigration solicitors can help you prepare and file a fresh application for sole representative visa extension after the refusal of your visa renewal application.

What is the processing time of sole representative visa extension application?

According to the Home Office UKVI website, a decision on your sole representative visa extension application will be made within 8 weeks.

You’ll be contacted if your application is complex and will take longer, for example:

  • if your supporting documents need to be verified
  • if you need to attend an interview
  • because of your personal circumstances (for example if you have a criminal conviction)

 

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