On 4 June 2020, the Home Office introduced the ‘Genuineness Test to the Sole representative visa route, quite swiftly, and out-of-the-blue. The new requirement means that now prospective applicants need to prove the genuineness of their overseas employment, overseas business activities and UK expansion plans – with hard evidence. Why has the Home Office amended…

The United Kingdom has become an excellent destination among numerous talented workers and researchers worldwide. This phenomenon opens doors for the best employment opportunities. Everything in the UK, from free education and healthcare systems to excellent infrastructure, only the sky’s the limit there. The United Kingdom has a significant and prospering economy. Numerous great corporations…

Every business likes to grow and the Sole Representative visa offers the chance for businesses outside the UK to grow here. The UK is the 5th largest economy in the world and hence, a lucrative investment option for many businesses. This visa allows you to test the market with little to no cost by sending…

1. Can my family come with me to the UK? Coming to the UK as a sole representative, does not have to be alone as the “sole” may suggest. Your immediate family members, spouse, civil partner and dependants children under 18 years of age may join in the UK.   Accompanying dependants will be able to…

The UK has long been preferred by Indian companies as the first stop of their globalising journey. Every year more and more Indian businesses are setting up offices in the UK. ‘India meets Britain Tracker’ is research published by Grant Thornton UK LLP that offers insight on the performance of the Indian-owned companies that are…

Finally, we have started adapting the era of coronavirus and put in practice various social norms and taken it on the chin. However, there are a number of firms that could not pull through the COVID-19 onslaught. In the time of crisis, it is very important to put your strength together and start hoping against…

In mid-May, the British government released the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules presented to Parliament in May 2020.  Before the release of the Statement, the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, made clear that the criteria of the Representative of an Overseas Business Visa (ROBV) would be strengthened. The Sole Representative Visa New Requirement changes take effect From…

Even with all the noise and political upheaval regarding Brexit, the UK remains and will continue to remain one of the best locations in which to do business as we progress into the 2020s.  For many companies outside of the EU and EEA considering their options for expansion and growth, making decisions which will prove…

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