You can apply to come to the UK as a representative of an overseas business if you’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland and you’re either:
You must also meet the other eligibility requirements.
In order to qualify for a Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa, you will need to satisfy UK Visas and Immigration that your overseas company:
You will also need to demonstrate that you genuinely:
For a parent company to satisfy the requirements of the representative of an overseas business visa category it must be a genuine commercial enterprise with its principal place of business outside the UK.
There are 2 types of job in this category that a person can apply to enter the UK to do, an applicant must either be an overseas media employee or applying to be the sole representative in the UK of an active and trading overseas business.
The sole representative must be an employee subject to an employment contract and the terms and conditions of your employment in the UK must comply with UK law. You will be expected to provide the terms of your employment, payslips, bank statement and tenancy agreement or title deed to confirm where you will be living in the UK.
You must also provide evidence that you can maintain and accommodate yourself and any dependants adequately without recourse to public funds.
You will need to prove your knowledge of the English language when you apply by either passing an approved English language test with at least CEFR level A1 in speaking and listening or having an academic qualification that was taught in English and is recognised by UK NARIC as being equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD
If you are successful, you will be granted an initial visa for a period of 3 years and may be able to extend your leave for another 2 years. After you’ve been in the UK for 5 years, you can apply for permission to settle permanently in the UK.
Your family members can come with you when you travel to the UK on this visa.