Overseas Business Representative Visa UK
You should make an application for a UK Sole Representative visa no more than 3 months before you intend to travel.
You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks when you apply from outside the UK.
You can apply for Priority Service if it is available in your country. There is a cost to get a quicker decision – this depends on each individual visa application centre.
Priority Service: Collection within 5 working days
Super Priority Service: Collection within 24 hours
The Representative of an Overseas Business Visa is valid for three years, whether you arrive in the UK on this visa or apply for a visa switch from within the UK. Thereafter you may be eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).
Your spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner and any dependant children under the age of 18 may apply to join you in the UK as your dependent.
You must demonstrate that you have enough money to maintain and accommodate yourselves without recourse to public funds.
The dependants will receive the same period of leave as the main applicant and will be able to work without restrictions in the UK.