Business Immigration

Sole Representative Visa

The Representative of an Overseas Business Visa is another name for the Sole Representative Visa. It enables foreign firms to establish a professional presence in the UK by sending a senior representative (Sole representative) to the country. The Sole Representative Visa allows any foreign firm to open a branch or unit in the United Kingdom.

What are the requirements for the Sole Representative Visa?

To be eligible for a UK Visas and Immigration Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa, you must prove to UK Visas and Immigration that your overseas company:

  • Is indeed a business that is active and trades internationally;

  • Has its headquarters and main business location outside of the United Kingdom;

  • In the United Kingdom, there is no other operational branch, franchise, or equivalent;

  • Is establishing the organization's first foothold in the United Kingdom.

You will also be required to prove that, you:

  • Have a lot of experience, abilities, and understanding about the parent business and the industry;

  • Have the necessary English skills;

  • Have enough money to sustain themselves and any dependents throughout their stay in the country;

  • The parent business has sent you to work in another country;

  • Possess a major position in the firm and has the authority to make decisions on behalf of the parent corporation;

  • Are not a big shareholder or have a significant position in the company through a partnership agreement or sole proprietorship.

Choosing a Sole Representative

The candidate for a Sole Representative visa must be a genuine senior employee of a foreign business who was recruited and employed outside of the United Kingdom. They will have the requisite skills, experience, and understanding of the overseas business to act as the only representative of the overseas firm in the United Kingdom. The applicant for a Sole Representative visa will have entire authority to negotiate and make operational decisions on behalf of the overseas firm, and will intend to operate full-time as an overseas business representative. They must truly intend not to run their own business or represent the interests of any other company in the United Kingdom.

Settlement in the UK

You may be eligible for settlement after five years and for British citizenship after 6 years in the UK as a Sole Representative of an Overseas Business. In addition to fulfilling the requirements for an extension of stay, you must demonstrate that you have sufficient language and cultural knowledge of the United Kingdom, that you have lived in the UK for a continuous period of five years, and that you have not been absent from the UK for more than 180 days in any of the five years prior to the date of application.

Terms of employment

A Sole Representative must have the authority to create and operate a UK branch or subsidiary on behalf of the company, as well as make the majority of key operational business decisions on the ground. Holders of an Overseas Business Sole Representative visa must also work full-time. Sole Representative Visa holders are not required to work for a certain amount of time or get certain perks. Their compensation package, on the other hand, should be compatible with that of a company's top executive.

What are the benefits of a sole representative visa?

 

  • Anyone who desires to develop their business into the United Kingdom may find the Sole Representative Visa to be the best option. 

  • You may take advantage of the financial advantages while also exploring the possibility of marketing yourself in the United Kingdom. 

  • Your dependents are also eligible to apply and remain in the United Kingdom without hindrance.

  • You can apply for ten-year residence privileges or even British nationality by combining your stay in the UK with other visa types.

  • Sending a single employee to the UK to test the market can save a company a lot of money.

Why should you choose Sindhu Immigration Services to help you with the Sole Representative Visa?

We've helped a wide range of businesses and partnerships get Sole Representative Visas for their personnel. We have the experience in the immigration alternatives available and will assist you through the complicated regulations and procedures, whether you are a small business or a major multinational wanting to grow into the UK. We have been industry experts for a long time and are extremely familiar with the problems and complexity that clients may experience during the application process, and we can assist you!

Sponsor Licence

Employers in the United Kingdom first must apply for a Sponsor Licence from UK Visas and Immigration in order to hire skilled employees. Before workers may apply to come to or stay in the UK for employment, they must have a job offer from an employer who has submitted a valid Sponsor License application.

What are the most important criteria for obtaining a Sponsor Licence?

To get a Sponsor Licence, you must prove to UK Visas and Immigration that: 

  • Your organization is a legitimate business functioning legally in the UK;

  • You are truthful, trustworthy, and dependable;

  • You are capable of fulfilling your sponsor responsibilities and demonstrating your compliance in a timely and suitable way;

  • You have the ability to provide actual work with acceptable skill levels.

Worker Licence categories for Sponsor Licence are:

  1. SKilled Worker  

  2. Intra - company Transfer  (IC )

  3. Sportsperson

  4. Ministers of Religion

What is the duration of my sponsor licence?

The validity period is four years, and there is a chance to renew it at the end of that year. Your license may be suspended or cancelled if the Home Office has cause to suspect you did not fulfil your sponsorship obligations.

 

How long does it take to process sponsor licence applications?

 

An application takes an average of 8 weeks to complete. During the processing period, the Home Workplace may visit your office to check that you are fulfilling your sponsorship obligations. If you fail to establish that all sponsorship obligations were met during the visit, your application may be denied. Before submitting your application, our staff may undertake a compliance assessment of your HR system to check that these responsibilities are being met and provide recommendations for any necessary changes.

 

 

Why should you choose Sindhu Immigration Services to help you with your Sponsor License?

 

We help UK employers get the appropriate Sponsor License, sustain their License at the highest level, and fulfil their sponsor responsibilities. We can handle the sponsor license application process on your behalf, if you need advice on the correct company-related paperwork to provide in backing of a sponsor license application, help formulating a compelling business case that will convince UKVI that you need a sponsor license to fill an authentic role, or assistance on running a compliant recruitment process. We take pleasure in being accessible and effective when it comes to understanding and addressing the needs of our business clients.

Investor Visa (Tier 1)

Tier 1 Investor Visas allow high-net-worth people to visit the UK and accelerate their settling process. The United Kingdom has long sparked the interest of individuals seeking citizenship via investment. The United Kingdom is near to Europe, a market of 500 million people, and has a stable administration, free of corruption, and a strong rule of law.

 

What are the criteria for obtaining an investor visa in the United Kingdom?

 

You must meet the following UK Investor visa criteria in order to qualify for a UK Investor visa:

  • You have at least £2 million in assets that belong to you, your partner, or the two of you together;

  • The funds are kept in a government-regulated financial institution;

  • You are at least 18 years old;

  • You can verify that the £2 million in investment money belongs to you, your spouse, unmarried partner, or same-sex partner.

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When should you apply for a UK investor visa? 

 

You can apply for a UK visa for investment three months before your planned trip to the United Kingdom. However, you should submit your application no later than three weeks before this date, since this is the length of time required for visa processing.

 

Get the British Citizenship with UK Investor Visa (Tier 1)

 

Tier 1 investor visas are available to anyone who wants to invest £2,000,000 or more in the UK economy. This visa process can lead to citizenship in the United Kingdom. You can obtain the settlement in 5 years if you invest £2,000,000. If you invest £5 million, you will be eligible for a payout in three years, and if you spend £10 million, you will get the settlement  in two years.

 

Why should you choose Sindhu Immigration Services to help you with your Investor Visa?

 

The Immigration Rules are quite specific about which papers must be submitted in support of a UK Investor visa application. It's a good idea to seek legal assistance from an immigration attorney to ensure that your application is presented skillfully and technically accurate. To prepare and submit high-quality visa applications for investors and their families, we work closely with investors, wealth managers, and major institutions. We are specialists in investor immigration and will walk you through the complicated regulations and policies. We'll go through all of the requirements with you in detail and assist you with each step of the application.

Start-Up Visa

The UK Start-up visa is for entrepreneurs who wish to start a business in the United Kingdom for the first time. You don't have to be a graduate or have any upfront financing. You must, although, have a feasible, sustainable, and creative company plan that has been recognized by an accrediting authority. 

 

What are the Prerequisites for a Start-up Visa in the United Kingdom?

 

To be eligible for a UK Start-up visa, you must demonstrate to UK Visas and Immigration that:

  • You must be at least eighteen years old;

  • Unless you've already had leave as a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur, you haven't previously launched a business in the UK;

  • You have been recognized by a UK endorsing authority that has evaluated your company concept for creativity, feasibility, and sustainability, and is satisfied that you will spend a great deal of your working time in the UK establishing your business venture;

  • Your recommendation letter was sent out no more than three months prior to the submission of your Start-up visa application;

  • You really plan to engage in any employment or commercial activity in the United Kingdom that you mention in your application, and you are competent of doing so;

  • You have at least CEFR Level B2 English language proficiency, which is equal to IELTS 5.5 in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

 

Funds requirement for a Start-up visa

 

Applicants for a start-up visa are not required to invest any money in their firm. However, because you must have a "viable" and "scalable" company plan, you may need to have cash ready to invest in practice. As a condition of endorsement, some endorsing organizations demand a specific quantity of financing.

 

Obtaining ILR and prolonging a UK Start-up visa

 

A UK Start-up visa cannot be extended, and UK Start-up visa holders are not eligible for settlement. However, at the conclusion of the two-year period, you will be able to request for further leave to stay in the Innovator category and continue to build your company. After another three years, the Innovator category may lead to settlement.

 

How can Sidhu Immigration Services assist you in getting a Start-up Visa?

 

We have expertise supporting a variety of start-up companies. We will assist you through the complicated Home Office regulations and procedures to guarantee a successful Start-up visa application once your company concept has been supported by an accredited supporting entity. We take pleasure in being accessible and effective when it comes to understanding and addressing the needs of our business clients. We are a motivated group committed to delivering fair and accurate immigration assistance to start-ups in a professional and courteous manner.

Innovator Visa

The UK Innovator visa category is for experienced business people who want to start a firm in the United Kingdom. In most situations, you'll need at least £50,000 to invest in your firm, or you'll need to have previously invested £50,000, but there are certain exclusions. You'll also need an authorizing body's approval and support for an original, practical, and profitable company concept. 

 

 Settlement  in the UK as a UK Investor

 

Your initial UK Investor visa will be valid for either 3 years and 4 months (if applying from outside the UK) or 3 years and 4 months (if applying from the UK) (if applying from within the UK). Within three months of entering the category, you must invest at least £2 million in actively trading UK firms. After that, you'll have to keep up with your investment. 

As a UK Investor visa holder, you will be able to extend your stay for another two years before qualifying for indefinite leave to remain (settlement) after five years. After 3 years (if you spend at least £5 million) or 2 years (if you invest at least £10 million).

To settle in the UK as a UK Investor, you must spend no more than 180 days outside the UK in any 12-month period and have sufficient understanding of the English language and life in the UK, unless you are 65 or older.

 

What are the eligibility criteria for an Investor Visa in the UK?

 

To be eligible for a UK Innovator visa, according to UK Visas and Immigration:

  • You must be at least 18 years old;

  • You have at least £50,000 to invest in your UK company, or you have previously invested £50,000 in your UK company (This criterion is eliminated if you are moving from Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur or Start-up to pursue the same business endeavor, or extending as an existing Innovator to pursue the same business venture, and you have demonstrated substantial successes against your business plan in both circumstances);

  • If you are applying to start a new business venture, you have been sponsored by a certified UK endorsing body that has strongly investigated your business idea for innovation, usefulness, and reliability and is happy and content that you will spend all your time working hours in the UK on continuing to develop your business idea;

  • If you are applying to resume the same business endeavor as your prior application, you have been authorized by an accredited UK endorsing body that is convinced that you have demonstrated substantial accomplishments as compared to the business plan that was examined in your previous recommendation;

  • Your recommendation letter was sent out no more than three months prior to the submission of your Start-up visa application;

  • You really plan to engage in any employment or commercial activity in the United Kingdom that you mention in your application, and you are competent of doing so;

  • You have at least CEFR Level B2 English language proficiency, which is equal to IELTS 5.5 in reading, writing, listening, and speaking;

 

Why is Sindhu Immigration Services a perfect choice for obtaining an Investor Visa in the UK?

 

Our company has worked with a wide range of innovative entrepreneurs and their companies. We are specialists in innovator immigration choices and will assist you through the complications of the Home Office regulatory requirements. We take pleasure in being responsive and attentive in identifying and addressing the needs of our clients. We are a highly motivated group devoted to providing entrepreneurs with clear and trustworthy immigration advice as part of a professional and courteous service. Please feel free to contact us; our immigration specialists will offer you comprehensive support in obtaining the innovator visa.