THIS ROUTE HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH THE UK EXPANSION WORKER VISA.
The representatives, as well as their families, can spend up to 5 years residing in the UK on the Representative of an Overseas Business Visa (including extension).
The earliest you can apply for a Representative of an Overseas Business visa is 3 months before you travel to the UK.
Yes, your partner and children under the age of 18 may apply to join you as dependants. You must show that you can support yourself and any family dependants without recourse to public funds.
Once you are granted a Representative of an Overseas Business visa, you can come to the UK for 3 years. Thereafter, you may be able to extend your visa for additional 2 years. When you have stayed for 5 years in the UK, then you can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain. This will offer the opportunity to then work towards British Citizenship.
Generally, you will receive a decision on a Representative of an Overseas Business visa within 8 weeks. There are options to pay additional fees to obtain a decision faster. You can check the guide processing times on the Home Office official website to find out how long it will take to receive a decision in your country.
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