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UK Sole Representative Visa Lawyers in London

The Sole Representative Visa allows individuals to come to the UK to live and work as a representative of an overseas business, for up to 3 years.

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Our Sole Representative Services

The sole representative Visa is now closed. This means that new applicants cannot apply for this Visa. Fortunately, a replacement Visa was issued on the 11th of April 2022.

This Visa, the Expansion Worker Visa Provides a pathway to British Nationality, allows for family to relocate and gain the benefit of self-care and free education in the United Kingdom, it also allows individuals to come to the United Kingdom without initially needing to take an English language test and provides for multiple staff to represent the UK branch of the overseas company.

The process can be complex that Westkin make it simple, contact our lawyers.

Clients benefit from a top class service at a fixed fee, meaning that all of our prices are transparent and upfront, helping your company budget accordingly for the legal fees.

After 5 years, applicants can apply for settlement

Dependents under the age of 18 entitled to free UK education.

I would definitely recommend Westkin to anyone needing an immigration lawyer.
I was told that my case of sole representative visa was highly unlikely to be granted. With the help of Westkin especially Kirstin, my whole process of visa preparation, application and result was finished successfully in 3 months. They were well informed, smart, helpful and kind.

Ama Tabashi

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Further detail

Detailed information about our Sole Representative service

The Sole Representative Visa is designed to allow foreign national companies, which have not set up a branch or subsidiary in the UK, to send over a senior representative to start up their first commercial presence in the UK. Unlike the old Entrepreneur Visa, which required an investment sum of £20,000, the Sole Representative Visa does not have a minimum investment threshold. Instead, the focus will be on the merits of your business.

Our expert lawyers have decades of experience to support your business proposal. Our team will assist you in creating the necessary business plan for your application, which will include:

  • Financial information from your business, including projected forecasts.
  • Where your business fits into the current UK market.
  • The proposed structure for your UK company.
  • Your target market and proposed advertising strategies.
  • Proof of capital and investment.
  • Collating this information is an essential part of the Sole Representative Visa application process, and legal assistance is strongly recommended for individuals who want to be successful in their application.

This visa is specifically targeted towards small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who may not necessarily have the capital to invest a full £20,000. It is perfect for those who wish to test how their company will fare in the UK market and provides certain exemptions to criteria needed in other visas. For example, there is no set number of employees you must recruit for your company.

Westkin Associates prides itself on its clear and transparent advice. We understand the value of honesty and will keep you informed of the potential opportunities, risks, and overall prospects of your application.

Speak to our business legal team for tailored advice on setting up your UK company by calling 0207 1184 546. Or book in a legal consultation through our website.


Your frequently asked questions

The Sole Representative visa is now closed to new applicants but those who are still on the visa can apply for their extensions and indefinite leave in the normal way.
Applicants are not required to a[ply for an extension after 5 years they can apply for indefinite leave to remain.
You will need to prove that you have opened a branch in the United Kingdom which is actively trading and that you are working for that branch.
It became difficult just before it closed but a more liberal approach is being adopted in the new expansion worker visa.
Most of our clients who are considering the Sole Representative visa are now making applications for the expansion worker visa with us.

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