Sole Representative Visa

Allows business individuals or foreign investors to establish an overseas company

Please note: This route is now closed for all new Applicants. Existing applicants may be able to apply for an extension of their current visa or settlement if they qualify.


The Overseas Representative of Business, otherwise known as the Sole Representative Visa, allows business individuals or foreign investors to establish an overseas company or brand of an existing company in the UK.

There are many qualifications and terms that you will need to meet in order to qualify for a Sole Representative Visa, but working with an experienced UK Immigration firm can ensure a successful application and significantly simplify the complicated process of applying for the Sole Representative visa.

Although the application process is complicated, there are benefits of securing a Sole Representative Visa: it does not fall under the UK’s points-based system, it is available to businesses of all sizes and once you are granted the visa, you’ll have the opportunity to build your UK business. Under this visa, you are permitted to employ other people or even apply for a sponsor licence to take on more overseas staff. Successful applicants are granted three years’ stay with the opportunity to extend to five years and then can even apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain.

What are the requirements for people applying for a Sole Representative Visa?

Why choose MLC Immigrations Lawyer for help applying for a Sole Representative Visa?

The Sole Representative visa route is complex, and applicants must adhere to strict rules in terms of documentation, timing, and regulations. MLC Immigration Lawyers obtains an excellent track record of successfully securing Overseas Representative of Business visas for many clients both at the initial stage and thereafter extension and settlement applications.

MLC Immigration Lawyers have a reputation for providing clear, professional advice and support for UK Visas, with over 200 positive reviews on Google. Contact us today to speak to our friendly, supportive team and begin the process of applying for a Sole Representative Visa or extending your current UK Visa.


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