This immigration route is now closed to new applicants, so if you’re looking to set up your first UK branch, you’ll need to apply for the UK Expansion Worker visa (part of the Global Business Mobility scheme).
However, if you are already in the UK on a Representative of an Overseas Business visa, we would be happy to support you in applying for a visa extension.
about extending your UK Representative of an Overseas Business visa
- If you want to extend your stay in the UK on this route, you must apply before your current visa expires and must be in the UK at the time of application.
- Family members (or ‘dependents’) can apply to join you in the UK, or to switch or extend their existing visas. They do not need to be in the UK at the time of application.
- To obtain an extension, you must still be working for the same employer as when you were initially granted the visa. Furthermore, the overseas parent company’s headquarters must still be located outside of the UK.
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If you or your family members need help applying for, extending or switching your Representative of an Overseas Business Visas, contact us to book a consultation with our accomplished immigration lawyers.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to extend the visa?
The current cost to extend this visa is £719, when applying from within the UK. Dependents applying to extend their visa from outside the UK will pay £625 per applicant.
How long can I stay in the UK on a Representative of an Overseas Business visa?
Your initial visa will allow you to remain in the UK for up to three years. When your visa is due to expire, you can apply for an extension which will grant you a further two years in the country.
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Who we’ve helped
A UAE-based architecture and interior design agency that works for major hotels
Supported the client with sending over a senior – but new – employee to the UK to set up their UK operations as a Sole Representative.
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A publicly listed Malaysian steel manufacturer
We helped the client with a Sole Representative visa so that their employee could support the growth of their business in the UK.
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Heavy machinery manufacturer with engineers based in Germany
Prior to Brexit, the client regularly had engineers come from Germany to carry out maintenance on their machinery for anything from a few weeks to a few months. Following Brexit, they needed these workers to come during different time periods over the year to work at their various sites. We supported the company with visas…
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A digital marketing agency based in the United Arab Emirates
We successfully supported the client with an application for a UK Representative of an Overseas Business visa.
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An Australian technology company eventually sold to a renowned international organisation
We initially assisted with a Sole Representative applicant visa. and later helped them with a sponsor licence application to sponsor the Sole Representative applicant. After the company was sold, we worked in tandem with the buyer’s advisors to ensure the smooth transition of the licence and the sponsored employees.