In order to extend your stay as a Sole Representative of an Overseas Business, you will need to show that your business:
• Is an active and trading overseas business;
• Has its headquarters outside of the UK;
• Still requires you to be in the UK;
• Has generated business in the UK since the last grant of leave;
You will also need to show that:
• You are employed full time by your business;
• You are in receipt of a salary from your employer;
• You do not intend to take other employment;
• You can maintain and accommodate yourself and your dependants.
• Are a genuine Representative of an Overseas Business;
• Are an existing senior employee of the overseas business;
• Continue to have full authority to negotiate and take operational decisions on behalf of the overseas business;
• Intend to work full-time as a representative of the overseas business;
• Do not intend to engage in business of your own or work for any other business;
• Do not have a majority stake in, or otherwise own or control, a majority of the overseas business, whether that ownership or control is by means of a shareholding, partnership agreement, sole proprietorship or any other arrangement;
• Can show you can adequately maintain and accommodate yourself and your dependants in the UK, without recourse to public funds.
Indefinite leave to remain (ILR) can be achieved after 5 years in the Representative of an Overseas Business visa category.