Factsheet: The Sole
Representative visa route
5 October 2021
The ‘Representative of an Overseas Business’ visa, otherwise known as the ‘Sole Representative’ visa, is a UK immigration route open to employees of overseas businesses seeking to establish a presence for the company in the UK.
Under this route, a senior representative from the overseas company can apply to enter the UK for the purposes of setting up a branch or wholly owned subsidiary of the business in the UK.
In this guide, we provide an overview of the Sole Representative visa, including who can apply and recent changes to the rules under this route.