OVERVIEW OF THE SOLE REPRESENTATIVE VISA
Sole representatives of overseas companies setting up a branch in the United Kingdom or employees of overseas newspapers, news, agencies, or broadcasting organizations on long-term assignments in the United Kingdom can apply for a Sole Representative Visa to the United Kingdom. This is applicable for those that are outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland. This visa category will provide you with an initial stay of 3 years that may be extended for a further 2 years. It will also allow candidates to apply to settle permanently in the United Kingdom after 5 years.