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Business representative visas  

Make the next move for your business. Visit the UK to set-up and run your UK branch with the right visa and support from MRG Solicitors. We take great pride in our proactive and approachable team when it comes to the needs of our clients, and you could experience our hard working, driven lawyers in Manchester and London for your case.  

Opening the doors to the globe’s innovative businesses 

As one of the top five economies in the world, the UK offers extensive business opportunities for aspiring global entrepreneurs. Get a head start on those prospects by setting up a UK business from overseas. If you're a senior member of the company, all you need is a Representative of an Overseas Business visa, which you could obtain with guidance from MRG Solicitors. 


The visa allows you to work and live in the country initially for 3 years, which you may extend for another 2 years, if required. After completing 5 years of residence in the UK you can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. You can also bring your dependants with you. Whilst the application process is never easy, our legal teams, based in both Manchester and London, can guide you with this whilst you focus on establishing your business presence in Britain and test the market without the overheads needed for hiring local staff or setting up an office branch.   

  • What is a consent order?
    A consent order is a legal document that confirms your mutual agreement. It includes details on how the children are to be looked after. Both parents have to sign the draft consent order and get it approved by a judge. It is usually approved without a hearing and saves costs for both parties. If spouses cannot agree, further hearings will need to be held. A CAFCASS officer may spent time with the children and parents for a detail assessment and additional information may also be required. The court will then make a final decision on the arrangements, which is then recorded as an official, legally binding order. The consent order covers: Living arrangements The amount of time spent with each parent When and what types of contact can occur (such as phone calls)
  • Applying for a court order
    If you cannot reach an agreement, then a family judge will decide: Which parent will raise the child How much time the other parent can spend with the child What the financial needs of the child are and how they will be met The child’s parents of anyone with parental responsibility can apply for a court order. This includes grandparents however, they will need to obtain permission from the court first before applying for a child arrangement order.
  • What is parental responsibility?
    Parental responsibility pertains to the legal duties, rights, power, and authority that a parent or parental figure has for their child, i.e., their right to make decisions regarding their child. A mother always has parental responsibility. A father usually has parental responsibility if he’s either: Married to the child’s mother Listed on the birth certificate (after a certain date, depending on which part of the UK the child was born in) Having parental responsibility does not mean that you are legally allowed to spend time with your children after separation. It only indicates that the custodial parent needs to receive your permission before making important decisions concerning the children. These include changing schools, moving abroad and other essential matters.
  • What is a Specific Issue Order?
    A specific issue order covers how a child is brought up. This includes: The school they attend If they have a religious education or not Change of name You can also opt for a prohibited steps order to prevent the other parent or ex-spouse from making decisions in their regard.
  • What happens if there is an order breach?
    If the other party breaches the court order already in place, we can represent you in court. We may also recover your cost of enforcement of order from the party who was in breach of the order.

“My experience was very professional. I worked closely with my solicitor to determine the issues in my case and how I could prepare for my interview. The service provided was extremely informative and reliable in helping me with my case. I was provided with lots of advice and knowledge which proved pivotal to the success of my case.”


Work towards your business representative visa today! 

Call MRG Solicitors on 01615 299777 to discuss the possible routes and get your application submitted quickly and without the hassle.

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