Ms O is a Russian national, living and working in the Czech Republic in a senior position for Company ‘M’. Company ‘M’ has its head office in the Czech Republic, and has one of its branches in the UK as part of their marketing strategies to promote their brand across Europe. As part of her job duties, Ms O was required by head office to attend a meeting in their UK office for this purpose. She wished to apply for a visitor visa from the Czech Republic, to enable her to visit the UK for a month for business.
Ms O’s previous application for a visitor visa for business purposes was refused a year back when she applied on her own. Her previous application was refused on the basis that the UKVI was not satisfied that she was employed by Company ‘M’ in the Czech Republic as the employment documents provided by her indicated that she was working as an independent contractor.
Ms O approached us because she was concerned that her previous refusal might have a negative impact on her current application and this would delay the development of branding integration solutions for their unification marketing strategies in the UK office. The marketing development of the company in the UK market had been stalling since the refusal of her previous visitor visa application, and no other representative from the Czech Republic head office could attend the meeting in the UK office for this purpose.
After a full assessment of the matter, we provided advice to Ms O on the documents required to address the issue of her employment raised in the previously refused application.
We also provided guidance to Ms O in gathering all other specified and required documents for the visitor visa – business category application. We represented her application and in about a week Ms O was granted a business visitor visa. With our assistance and proper guidance, Ms O was able to visit the UK to help Company ‘M’ in developing its brand in the UK, despite her previous application being refused.