Approval Time

3 Months


Spouse and dependent children under 18 years of age can be included. May not include dependent parents.

Residency Requirement

Must reside for 6 months per year in the UK to be eligible for permanent residency.

Citizenship Eligibility

After 6 years of residency

Visa-Free Travel

160 countries after obtaining citizenship

Dual Citizenship


Language Requirements

IELTS band score of at least 4.

The Representative of Overseas Business Visa program gives overseas companies a route to establish a commercial presence in the UK. This is a great opportunity to test the UK and European markets by sending a representative to establish and operate a registered branch or wholly-owned subsidiary. Unlike the Tier 1 Visa program, there are no requirements for minimum investment, job creation or profitability.

Investment Criteria

This program allows a senior employee of an overseas company to gain residency in the United Kingdom for the purpose of establishing a commercial presence in the UK or Europe. The UK company may be either a registered branch or a wholly owned subsidiary of the parent company.


  • Representative must be recruited and employed outside of the UK by the company which they intend to represent in the UK and have been employed for at least six months
  • The employee must hold a senior position in the organization.
  • The sole representative should not have a shareholdings of more than 20%.
  • The employee must be able to support themselves without help from public funds. This means they should have a minimum salary of £25,000.
  • The UK company must be a registered branch or wholly owned subsidiary of the foreign company.
  • Ideally, the company will already be doing business in the UK or Europe. As part of the application, you will need to justify why the company wants to set up business in the UK.
  • Must be the first commercial presence in the UK. The parent company must not have any branch, subsidiary or other representative in the UK.
  • The employee must meet the English language requirement - IELTS band score of at least 4.

The United Kingdom is the perfect gateway to the European economy and culture. It’s location makes travel within Europe and transatlantic travel a breeze.

In addition, it also has one of the best free medical care services in the world and a high standard of education, with a number of high quality private schools and universities. This all adds up to one of the highest standards of living in the world, making the UK the perfect place to call home.

Reasons Why You Should Apply With Us

M&E Migration Consultants Ltd.

M&E Migration is a leading provider of citizenship, residency and education services in Nigeria. Our goal is to provide an unmatched level of service in helping you reach your migration goals.

What do we provide?

  • Proven track record of 5 years providing migration services.
  • Proven track record of 5 years providing migration services.
  • Proven track record of obtaining resident permits, entrepreneur visa in Europe, UK and USA for our clients.
  • Proven track record in assisting with student visas and admissions to different schools in UK, USA and Europe.

Contact Us

3b Embu Street Wuse 2, Abuja, Nigeria
(+234) 92900595
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