Factsheet: UK Expansion
21 April 2022
The UK Expansion Worker visa forms part of the UK’s Global Business Mobility (GBM) immigration route for overseas businesses who need to temporarily send workers to the UK for a specific purpose that cannot be done by a settled worker.
A UK Expansion Worker visa allows you to come to the UK to set up a branch of an overseas business that has not started trading in the UK yet. You must already work for the overseas business as either a senior manager or specialist employee. From 11 April 2022, this visa has replaced the Sole Representative route.
This guide outlines who is eligible for a UK Expansion Worker visa and how to apply.