Applying as the dependant of a Representative of an Overseas Business
Produced in partnership with Helen Smith
Applying as the dependant of a Representative of an Overseas Business

The following Immigration practice note Produced in partnership with Helen Smith provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Applying as the dependant of a Representative of an Overseas Business
  • GOV.UK information pages on applications in this category
  • Partners—initial applications
  • Eligibility
  • Partners—further leave to remain
  • Partners—indefinite leave to remain
  • Eligibility
  • What happens if the representative of an overseas business is eligible for indefinite leave to remain but the partner is not—forms and procedure
  • Children—leave to enter or remain
  • Eligibility for leave to enter or remain under para 197
  • More...

This Practice Note looks at key considerations for initial, extension and indefinite leave to remain applications for the partners and children of persons with leave under the Representative of an Overseas Business category. These include eligibility criteria, procedure (including forms and fees) and duration and conditions of leave.

Note that, when preparing a separate application for a dependant, it should be verified that there have been no changes to the terms and conditions of the representative of an overseas business' employment since the representative obtained their leave. The Home Office may check the representative’s status and employment when considering applications by dependants.

GOV.UK information pages on applications in this category

Information for individuals applying this category can be found on the Representative of an Overseas Business visa: Family members (GOV.UK) page, and as detailed elsewhere in this Practice Note.

Partners—initial applications

Eligibility

A spouse or civil partner of a representative of an overseas business will be eligible to accompany or join them in the UK if:

  1. they are the spouse, civil partner, unmarried or same-sex partner of a person with leave as a representative of an overseas business

  2. in the case of being the unmarried or same-sex partner of a representative of an overseas business:

    1. any previous marriage or civil partnership (or similar relationship) by either partner has permanently broken down

    2. they are not involved in a consanguineous relationship with

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