I am a US citizen, as is my wife and children. While my ancestry (many generations back) includes England (as well as France and Germany), I don't think this would be relevant.
I own the company 100%. It is an LLC (Limited Liability Corporation) based in California. My clients include the largest companies in the UK.
Realizing that rules are not always forward-thinking, it still seems illogical to me that there is not an option for extending from 6 months to 1 year. I had spent time reading the UK immigration site previously. Simply, a one-year home exchange seems reasonable, particularly given I already do business in the UK and have no intentions of staying beyond one year. Although I could consider opening a London office. Have you had significant experience with immigration law in the UK? Have you ever done a discretionary application? Based on your reply, I can decide whether it makes sense (or not) to seek out a specialist. Thank you.
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