REPRESENTATIVE OF AN OVERSEAS BUSINESS

For people establishing their overseas company’s first representative office in the Isle of Man and UK

Representative of overseas business


A visa for those intending to establish the first commercial presence of an overseas business in the Isle of Man and UK, such as a wholly owned subsidiary or a branch of the overseas company

The Isle of Man offers many advantages as a first base for overseas companies requiring representation in the UK and Europe. The Isle of Man is part of the same territory as the UK for customs and VAT purposes, meaning that an Isle of Man company can efficiently import goods and benefit from low or zero corporate tax in the Isle of Man, with no need for goods to be brought physically to the Isle of Man.

If you are coming to the Isle of Man as a first representative, you must be recruited and employed outside the Isle of Man and UK by a company whose headquarters and principal place of business are outside the Isle of Man and UK. You must also have extensive industry experience and knowledge, and already hold a senior position within the company and have full authority to make decisions on its behalf. However, you cannot be a major shareholder in the company.

Application under this category requires careful preparation of supporting documents from the overseas company, working with Kinley Legal.

Alternatives to this category can include the Isle of Man Worker migrant, the Isle of Man Worker (Intra-Company Transfer) and the British ancestry visa. Kinley Legal can assess the circumstances of the business and the representative, to ensure the most appropriate category is chosen.

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