Representatives of Overseas Business Visa (Extensions & Settlement)

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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.

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