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Navigating the UK Expansion Worker Visa with 10PRO Consulting

The UK, with its diverse market and vibrant economy, often stands as a desirable destination for companies looking to broaden their horizons. The UK’s Expansion worker visa (Global Mobility) serves not just as a pathway to migrate to the UK, but also as a strategic instrument to propel your business to new heights. At 10PRO Consulting, we understand the challenges businesses face when expanding their operations globally. With our expert guidance, we streamline these processes, enabling you to focus on your business whilst we navigate the legal intricacies.

What is the UK Expansion Worker Visa?

The UK Expansion Worker Visa is a specialized immigration route designed to facilitate overseas businesses in setting up their first UK branch or subsidiary. Falling under the Global Business Mobility (GMB) umbrella, this visa allows businesses to sponsor their senior managers or specialist workers to relocate to the UK and undertake work related to business expansion. The visa provides holders with the opportunity to work, study, and engage in voluntary work in the UK, in line with their sponsorship certificate. It also allows you to be joined by your partner and dependent children, provided you meet the relevant requirements. This visa not only enables you to travel in and out of the UK as long as your visa remains valid but also serves as a strategic tool for your business to tap into the UK’s vibrant and diverse market.


The UK Expansion Worker Visa offers several significant benefits to both businesses and sponsored employees. For businesses, this visa provides a streamlined route to establish a

presence in the UK’s robust and dynamic market. For sponsored employees, the visa provides an opportunity to work, study, and engage in voluntary work in the UK. It also includes provisions for their families to join them, ensuring a smoother transition. Furthermore, there is no English requirement to obtain this visa, making the application process easy! With this visa, you can travel in and out of the UK providing flexibility, making it much easier to maintain connections with your home country while establishing roots in the UK. In the long term, the visa can also lead to Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), making it not just a route for business expansion, but also a pathway towards long-term residency.

UK Expansion Worker Visa Requirements

  • Must be over the age of 18.
  • Have been employed by your current company for a minimum period of 12 months, Or be a high earner with a salary of £73,900 per year or more.
  • Must be issued a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) by your UK Sponsor.
  • Your job must be listed on the eligible occupation list.
  • Your job in the UK must pay a minimum of £42,400 and the ‘going rate’ for that job.
  • Must have sufficient funds to satisfy the maintenance requirement.
  • Provide a valid Tuberculosis (TB) Test Certificate if you’re from a country where TB testing is required.
  • The overseas business must not have any active trading presence in the UK.
  • The sponsored employee must hold a key position within the company, such as a senior executive or a specialist in their field.

Application process

To qualify for the UK Expansion Worker Visa, your business should not have any active trading presence in the UK. The application process might seem daunting, but this is where we come in! Our expert team guides you throughout the process, from compiling the necessary documentation to ensuring your application is complete and correctly done. Once the UK office is established, businesses have an initial 2 years to establish their operations. After this period, you can add other routes to your Expansion Worker license. 10PRO Consulting offers ongoing support during this establishment phase, guiding you on the best ways to expand and adapt your business within this visa.


The Expansion Worker Visa is a vital tool for businesses aiming to set up their first UK branch or subsidiary. With 10PRO Consulting, your business can smoothly navigate the complexities of the visa application process, allowing you to focus on your business growth. Let 10PRO Consulting guide you every step of the way as you establish your business in the UK market. Contact us today, and trust 10PRO Consulting to be your reliable partner in global expansion!



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