The UK Government recently announced the introduction of the Global Business Mobility category, with the UK Expansion Worker visa subcategory. This is a UK visa category specifically designed for companies that wish to send one key individual of an overseas company to enter the UK to establish a branch of an overseas business that has not started trading in the UK yet. It replaces the Representative of an Overseas Business category.
Commercial Presence in the UK
This visa is expected to become a popular option for companies and entrepreneurs with businesses abroad and is one of the most suitable routes for businesses to establish a commercial presence in the UK. However unlike its predecessor, the category has stricter rules, does not lead to settlement in the UK and now requires the international employer to have a sponsor licence, allowing them to sponsor the worker.
The UK Expansion Worker visa can be granted to individuals who hold a senior position within a company whose headquarters are outside of the UK for a maximum of two years only
You can apply to come to the UK under the UK Expansion Worker category if you are from outside the UK and the following apply:
You have a valid certificate of sponsorship from your employer
You have worked for your employer outside of the UK
You do a job that is on the list of eligible occupations
You are paid the minimum eligible salary required for your job
Our specialist solicitors will be by your side throughout all stages of your visa application. They will discuss your circumstances and present you with options on how to proceed. They will expertly guide you in all aspects of your matter and are ideally positioned to explain any complexities of cases, representing your position robustly in order to achieve your desired outcome.
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