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Representatives of Overseas Businesses

We can help your business succeed in the UK

"Very commercial and straightforward" - Legal 500

The UK invites established businesses from overseas to set up and invest in the UK economy.

A representative of an overseas business must be an existing employee of an established overseas firm with the intention to come to the UK to establish a subsidiary or branch office.

The firm must retain its principal place of business overseas and the representative must have full control over the UK operation.

This route enables the representative and their family to reside in the UK for five year period before applying for indefinite leave to remain (permanent residence). British citizenship may then follow a year later.

We can advise and assist with every step of the journey.

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The New Immigration Framework

The Government has released further details of the new immigration schemes that will open from 1 January 2021 when free movement ends with the EU. The 130-page document outlines the draft requirements for the main work and study routes to the UK. The new immigration architecture will be endorsed by Parliament later in the year….

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Suspension of Entry to the United States for Foreign Nationals

On 22 June 2020, President Trump issued a Proclamation suspending entry to the U.S. of foreign nationals in certain non-immigrant (temporary) visa classifications. The entry ban took effect on 24 June 2020 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. WHO IS IMPACTED BY THE BAN? Individuals in the following visa categories who were outside of the U.S. on…

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Tier 2 Sponsor Compliance

Background As part of UKVI’s aim to modernise, improve and broaden how it delivers sponsor register assurance, a new approach has been introduced which assesses Tier 2 sponsor compliance via a telephone interview. UKVI advise that the new activity will supplement but not replace the established activity of full compliance audits that are carried out…

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