Sole Representative of an Overseas Business - Business Planning

You can apply to come to the UK as a representative of an overseas business if you’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland and you’re either:

  • the sole representative of an overseas company planning to set up a UK branch or a wholly-owned subsidiary for an overseas parent company
  • an employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation posted on a long-term assignment to the UK

You must also meet the other eligibility requirements.

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We specialise in professional business plans for UK business visa applications including investor, start-up, innovator and sole representative of an overseas business.

We complete all UK market research, a full visa-compliant financial model projected for three years, and a comprehensive business plan from the details you provide to us via our specially designed questionnaires, supplementary questions we may ask you and further documentation.


The UK Home Office introduced the "Genuine Entrepreneur" test in January 2013 and it has been applied to all initial, extension and Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILTR) applications under the Tier 1 route since then.

We are specialists in many types of business planning with over 15 years of experience.

Since 2013 we have worked with OISC regulated legal firms, plan writing companies and directly with visa applicants over the past six years and have a very strong case history, to date over 500 plans we have submitted have been approved by the UK Home Office and we believe that we have a strong understanding of what makes a plan 'approvable'.

It is important that you contact an OISC regulated legal firm and don't use a template as the Home Office/Endorsing Body use plagiarism checks, all of our business plans are original, we don't use templates and we specifically design our documents for the entrepreneur's business model.

Although the Tier 1 route is now closed to new applications, extensions and ILTR applications remain open for existing entrepreneurs with Tier 1 visas and an updated business plan is required

During this time we have also been working on other types of business plans with the companies who have now been appointed as "Endorsing Bodies" and we know what they look for in a business planning presentation.

Endorsing bodies include leading incubators, accelerators, government agencies and business development organisations.

Also, the new immigration rules announced by the UK Home Office and published in March 2019 have changed how a visa application is processed.

The Home Office Guidance effectively shows that the ‘Genuine Entrepreneur’ test has been outsourced to Endorsing Bodies.

We offer specialist professional business planning support.

By presenting a professionally prepared and compliant business plan, this is the only method the Home Office or an Endorsing Body can assess the scalability, viability and innovative nature of a business model.

It also describes the dedication, its expertise and capability to contribute to the UK economy in order to support a genuine entrepreneur being awarded a business visa to operate legally in the UK.

There are different application routes open to non-EEA entrepreneurs and we provide specialist business planning support for all the different initial visa application routes, extensions and ILTR.

Please follow the links below where you can find out more.

We also offer Endorsing Body Application support and Bulk Package volume discounts to OISC regulated legal firms and business plan writing firms.

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Start-up and Innovator Business Planning

The Start-up and Innovator visa categories are for non-EEA nationals wishing to set up a business in the UK.

To qualify for a visa in either category, applicants must first obtain an endorsement, in the form of an endorsement letter, from an approved endorsing body.

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Start-up and Innovator Business Visa Applications and Endorsements

Leading business organisations and higher education institutions have been appointed as "Endorsing Bodies" by the UK Government.

They have limited places for issuing an endorsement.

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Tier 1 Extensions and Indefinite Leave to Remain Applications

On 29th March 2019, the UK government announced changes to the Tier 1 immigration rules.

However, existing Tier 1 visa holders can retain their status and extend their stay by applying for extensions and indefinite leave to remain.

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Bulk Packages for Legal Firms and Business Plan Writing Companies

We offer volume discounts for business plan writing required by Legal Firms and business plan writing companies.

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