on August 5, 2022
We were instructed by an Australian national who had been living in the UK for under three years on the Sole Representative visa. He was now looking to extend his visa so that he could continue the business expansion.
He wished to get ahead of the process by understanding what documents were needed for the extension application as he had researched this and realised there were extensive documents needed to support his application.
During our initial consultation, we discussed with our client how the business had progressed since his arrival to the United Kingdom and more importantly, how the business was performing financially. We advised him that he would need to satisfy requirements relating to the business in the UK as well as the parent company in the home country.
He advised that during this visa period, the parent company continued to have its headquarters in the home country and continued to trade from there. We advised him that he would need to provide evidence of the parent company’s turnover, as well as confirmation they wished to continue supporting the UK-based business.
We advised him what documents would be needed from the UK business to support the application and how we would process his application. We further advised that the earliest he could submit his application was 28 days.
Our client chose to submit his application under the priority service, as he was required to travel outside the UK in the near future. We were able to submit his application and organise an appointment at the visa application centre within five days of submitting the application. He was granted a extension to hisSole Representative visa within 24 hours.