Tier 1 Sole Representative Visa
The sole representative visa is for an employee from an overseas company planning to set up a UK branch or wholly-owned subsidiary of the overseas parent company, in the UK.
Initially, a sole representative visa is granted for three years and can then be extended for another two years. The applicant can apply to settle in the UK after completing five years of continuous residence on a sole representative visa.
The applicant must hold high-level seniority within the organisation and possess the skills and experience to set up a UK branch/company in the UK. The individual should also not be a majority shareholder, and as a general rule, they should not have more than 30% shareholding. The applicant is required to meet the English language requirements for the application.
A detailed business plan must be submitted as part of the application. There is no minimum funds requirement, to invest in the company. Your business plan will be a key asset in helping the home office decide whether to grant you said visa. Our comprehensive business plan will include many of the hallmarks of a basic business plan whilst covering other specific details needed in particular for the new UK Business Visa. Our experts will include the details of the proposed UK branch of the subsidiary, market research, specified marketing strategy, financial predictions as well as information on your products and services, appendix and more.
Many unsuccessful applicants do not complete the paid work accurately, we ensure with our decades of experience our experts assess the application with a fine-tooth comb, so your paperwork won’t hinder your success in getting the Sole Representative Visa.
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Our process is simple, and usually starts with the consultancy to understand better your venture and its goals. See more here…
We ensure we follow any official governmental guidance on the supporting documents for the investor/ business/tier 1 visas. For many years we have helped hundreds of entrepreneurs with the previous in place Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa, and currently actively work on Sole Representative, Innovator, Startu-up and Investor business plans.
Please note that we are not an Endorsement Body. For Start-up and Innovator visas we can assist with vetting a business idea ensuring it meet all the criteria of the Home Office and individual Endorsing Body. We make sure it meets criteria of innovation, scalability and viability. We tend to customise the business plans based on the Endorsing Body requirements or templates. And finally, although we cannot promise the endorsement, we work with number of Endorsing Bodies which we can try to introduce your project (please note that the Endorsing Bodies fees might apply which are independent to us).
Absolutely! We pride ourselves with offering a phone, zoom or face to face meeting to discuss your business. We initially offer 40minutes consultation.
Our prices are highly competitive, scaling up or down depending on task complexity. Price would depend on the depth of the market research, delivery timeline and industry. We offer a free consultancy to discuss initially your business and offer a quotation for you to consider.
We work with many businesses, big and small. We are happy to discuss your initial goals and assist with finding the right pathway for your business, anything from a company formation, feasibility studies or funding. The best way is to get in touch with us to start your journey!
We currently work with over 50 law and immigration firms in the UK and globally. We are happy to work with them directly on creating your business plan, market research and financial projections. You can introduce us directly to your firm, or if you represent the firm, find out more how we work with partners, here.