The following Immigration practice note Produced in partnership with Helen Smith provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
This category provides a route of entry and stay in the UK for:
individuals who will be the sole UK representative of an active and trading overseas business which seeks to establish and operate a registered branch or wholly-owned subsidiary in the UK, and
media employees of overseas newspapers, news agencies or broadcasting organisations who are being posted by their overseas employer on a long-term UK posting
This category is an employment category remaining outside of the Points-Based System (PBS). No sponsorship by a UK-based employer is required. As such, it can be an attractive category, if the relevant circumstances apply. Having been largely untouched by route-specific policy changes for a number of years, a number of changes were made to the sole representative aspect of the category from 4 June 2020. It appears that the Home Office has become concerned with the route being used in a way that was never intended, for example, by majority business owners (following the closure of the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category, and its replacement with the far more restrictive Innovator and Start-up categories). These changes included the addition of a subjective ‘genuineness’ test, in relation to meeting the eligibility requirements.
Information for individuals applying in the category can be found on the Representative of an Overseas Business visa (GOV.UK) page.
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