Representative of an Overseas Business Visa
You can apply to come to the UK as a representative of an overseas business if you are the sole representative of an overseas company planning to set up a UK branch, or a wholly owned subsidiary for an overseas parent company.
This factsheet summarises the requirements for this type of visa and the evidence required.
Doing Business in the UK – Visa Routes
There are various visas for doing business in the UK. This factsheet covers: the start-up and innovator visa, for people who would like to establish their own business in the UK; the sole representative of an overseas business visa, for those who would like to expand their overseas business in to the UK; the investor visa, for those looking to invest money in to a UK company; and the intra company transfer visa for which may be appropriate where there has been a cross border merger or acquisition.
Sponsorship Compliance for Employers
Through the sponsorship system, the Home Office entrusts employers with ensuring that immigration laws are complied with. As a licensed sponsor, the Home Office expect you to play your part in ensuring that the system is not abused.
This includes reporting changes to the Home Office, keeping records, and actively managing your Sponsor Management System. This factsheet provides a broad overview of the main duties, and the consequences of non-compliance.
Employing Overseas Nationals
Anyone who would like to employ someone who is not British or Irish needs to have a skilled worker sponsor licence. Once the licence is in place, an organisation can issue a certificate of sponsorship to enable an overseas national to apply for a skilled worker visa.
This factsheet summarises the requirements of the skilled worker visa, and the associated costs.
Children and Their Rights to British Citizenship
Children with a strong connection to the UK – either through birth here or having a British parent – can often apply to register as a British citizen.
This factsheet summarises the circumstances in which this is possible.