Overseas business representative route is one of the most overlooked categories by persons intending to come and live in the UK. This route is currently not relevant for EEA/Swiss nationals in the UK.
The route applies for the key personnel directly employed by the overseas company and entrusted in setting up overseas company’s presence in the UK. Newspaper, news agency or broadcast employees of the overseas entity may be brought into the UK under this category.
Specific eligibility criteria apply to the selected personnel of the overseas legal entity. However, the applicants are permitted to bring their family members with them to the UK.
English language requirement is not as high in this category and personal financial commitment falling on the applicant are not as onerous when compared to Tier 1 Investor visa and Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa routes.
Set application fees and health surcharges need to be paid by the applicant and the family members under this route.