Sole Representative of An Overseas Business ILR
How can I obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain for a Sole Representative visa of an Overseas Business?
immigrant who has been granted indefinite leave to remain (ILR) by the Home
Office has the legal right to live and work indefinitely in the United Kingdom,
with no specific immigration restrictions. As the Sole Representative of an
Overseas Business, you are typically eligible to apply for settled status after
spending a minimum of five years in the United Kingdom. During which time, all
applicable terms and conditions as outlined by the Home Office must have been
What are the requirements for Settled Status for a Sole rep visa?
order to qualify for indefinite leave to remain under the Sole Rep pathway, the
applicant must have fulfilled the following requirements:
- Spent a minimum of five
continuous years in the United Kingdom under the terms and conditions of the
Sole Rep visa scheme;
- Remained self-sufficient
and financially stable throughout their stay, with no attempts to access public
funds at any time;
- Provision of evidence
that the overseas parent company is still headquartered overseas and is
operational at the time of the application.
- The applicant must have
established a subsidiary or branch of the overseas business in the UK,
formalised and registered accordingly;
- The employer must
formally declare that the sole representative is still performing a necessary
function and is being paid the same or more as they were at the time of their
- Demonstration of
sufficient English language skills and general knowledge of the way of life in
again, it is important to ensure that no applicable immigration rules have been
breached for the duration of the applicant’s stay. By ‘continuous residence’
for a minimum period of five years, this means having spent no longer than 180
days in any calendar year outside the United Kingdom. Excessive absence may disqualify the Sole
Rep’s application for indefinite leave to remain.
note that if you are currently in the United Kingdom as the Sole Rep of an
overseas business, you will need to apply for ILR using the SET (BUS)
form. Alternatively, if you are in the United
Kingdom as the Sole Rep of a broadcasting firm or news agency, or you will need
to apply for ILR using the SET(O) form.
Rep of an Overseas Business ILR Lawyers in Luton
application for indefinite leave to remain can have enormous repercussions. If you intend to live and work in the United
Kingdom on an indefinite basis, the importance of submitting a complete,
accurate and well-supported application cannot be overstated.
why we strongly recommend securing expert legal representation at the earliest
possible stage. Here at Aristone Solicitors, our experience extends to all
aspects of IDL applications and visa extensions for Sole Reps in the UK. However complex your case, we’ll do everything
we can to ensure a prompt and positive outcome.
Call today to book
your obligation-free consultation with our business immigration team.