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When a person is applying for entry clearance as a sole representative of an overseas business they are required to provide from the overseas business which employs them ‘a full description of the company's activities, including details of the company's assets and accounts and the company share distribution for the previous year’. Are there any requirements as to these accounts; must they be audited, or if unaudited, certified by a registered accountant?

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Produced in partnership with Allan Briddock of 1 Pump Court
Published on LexisPSL on 16/05/2017

The following Immigration Q&A produced in partnership with Allan Briddock of 1 Pump Court provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • When a person is applying for entry clearance as a sole representative of an overseas business they are required to provide from the overseas business which employs them ‘a full description of the company's activities, including details of the company's assets and accounts and the company share distribution for the previous year’. Are there any requirements as to these accounts; must they be audited, or if unaudited, certified by a registered accountant?

When a person is applying for entry clearance as a sole representative of an overseas business they are required to provide from the overseas business which employs them ‘a full description of the company's activities, including details of the company's assets and accounts and the company share distribution for the previous year’. Are there any requirements as to these accounts; must they be audited, or if unaudited, certified by a registered accountant?

The requirements for entry clearance as representative of an overseas business are contained in paragraph 144 and 144-SD of Part 5 of the Immigration Rules.

Where entry clearance is sought as:

'a) as a senior employee of an overseas business which has no active branch, subsidiary or other representative in the United Kingdom with full authority to take operational decisions on behalf of the overseas business for the purpose of representing it in the United Kingdom by establishing and operating a

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