9 July 2019

Requirements for dependants of sole representative visa

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A sole representative business visa holder may bring or be joined by, their; spouse, civil partner, unmarried or same-sex partner and dependent children under the age of 18. A successful application of dependant’s visa will remain valid for the duration of sole representative visa.

In our recent Sole Representative Visa articles, we have explained what this visa category is, whether a branch of subsidiary under sole representative visa is right for your overseas business, and who can be sole representative of an overseas business?

A holder of sole representative visa must provide proof of maintenance for themselves and family members. The funds must be a in a regulated financial institution maintained for minimum of 3 months at the time of application. A clear tuberculosis (TB) test result report should also be provided for each dependant if the they are applying from the Home Office’s Appendix T country list.

The dependants are not subject to any English language test requirement for entry clearance and extension however, they will need to meet all the requirement of settlement criteria.

As part of their visa application, family members must pay the Immigration Health Surcharge for the full duration of their visa. A full refund is guaranteed only in the case that their application is unsuccessful.

Wherever in the world you wish to live, work or employ people, our highly effective team of immigration lawyers can help. For information and advice on UK immigration and visas please contact us on 0203 909 8399 or email us at enquiries@connaughtlaw.com

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