Representatives Of Overseas Business Visa Lawyers in East London

You must have been recruited and employed outside the UK by a company whose headquarters and principal place of business is outside the UK.

You must be able to maintain yourself and any dependants adequately without needing public funds.

There are additional requirements, which depend on whether you are coming to the UK as:

The sole representative of an overseas parent company; or
A representative of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation.

Sole Representative of an Overseas Company

To come to the UK as an overseas parent company’s sole representative here, you be a senior employee (but not a majority shareholder in the company) who intends to establish a commercial presence for the company in the UK. This may be a registered branch or a wholly owned subsidiary concerned with the same type of business activity as the parent company.

The company must have no branch, subsidiary or other representative in the UK. If the company has a legal entity in the UK, but this does not employ staff or transact business, you may still be able to come here as its sole representative.

You must have full authority to take operational decision’s on the company’s behalf. To show why you have been appointed, you must be able to demonstrate a very good track record in the same or a closely related field of work.

You must also be able to demonstrate your English language ability.

Employee of an Overseas Newspaper, News Agency or Broadcasting Organisation

You can apply for a visa as an employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation if you are being posted here on a long-term assignment as a representative of your overseas employer.

You must also be able to demonstrate your English language ability. See the English Language page for more information.

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