UK Sole Representative Visa

UK Sole Representative Visa

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Overseas company intending to establish a commercial presence for the company in the UK can send a senior employee of their company as a Sole Representative under this Visa category.

(If you are a senior employee of an overseas business and would like to come to the UK to set up and run a UK branch or wholly-owned subsidiary of that business, you may be able to make an application for a sole representative of an overseas business visa.)

This commercial presence may be a registered branch or a wholly owned subsidiary concerned with the same type of business activity as the parent company. The parent company must have no branch, subsidiary or other representative in the UK. This visa initially allows you stay in the UK with your family for up to 3 years and further 2 years of extension. After 5 years in the UK in the sole representative visa category, you may be granted permission to remain in the UK permanently.


  • Should be employed by non-UK based company and recruited as Sr. employee.
  • Parent company should be located outside the UK
  • Have the intention to work full-time for the current employer.
  • Should be a senior employee of the overseas business,
  • Have complete authority to take operational decisions for business.
  • You should clear an English language test from UKVI equivalent to B1 level or Equivalency for a recognized Bachelor’s degree and a UK NARIC assessment for qualification.


Visa application fee is £610 and for same for dependents + Health surcharge.

Process time: 45 days after submitting the file at VFS Centre.

Visa Validity: Initially 3 Years and further 2 years.