Sole Representative (Of an Overseas Business)

Sole Representative (Of an Overseas Business)

The Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa category allows the applicant to set up a UK branch or subsidiary of the South African company he/she is employed by where the company does not already have a representative in the UK and will continue to have its principle place of business in South Africa.

The Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa applicant must be an existing senior employee of his/her South African employer. The applicant cannot be a majority shareholder in the South African company but must be senior enough to have full authority to take operational decisions in respect of the UK branch he/she will be establishing without referral to the parent business in South Africa.

Since the UK Home Office does not recognise South Africa as a majority English speaking country, South Africans applying for a Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa will need to pass an English language proficiency test in the speaking and listening categories (reading and writing not required). The level of proficiency required is relatively low and should be easily attainable by the majority of South Africans.

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UK Visa Centre

17 Wilmot Road, Tygerhof

Cape Town, 7441

Phone: 082 858 4186


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