Sole Representative Status


Establishing a business presence in the UK

If you're looking to establish a business presence in the UK, there are some alternatives to the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa. One is a visa category for Sole Representative of an Overseas Business. 

This is not based on a points system. It lets a senior employee of an overseas company set up a subsidiary or branch in the UK, as long as they're not a majority shareholder of the business. 

Another option is a category that allows an employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation, to enter the UK on a long-term assignment.

With either of these options, it's vital to get the paperwork and application right to meet the requirements of the immigration rules, which is where we can help.

To find out how we can help, contact any of our offices below, message us using the contact form here or email us at info@doyleclayton.co.uk