An Intra-company visa allows you to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job at your employer’s UK branch.
There are 2 types of Intra-company transfer.
I) Intra-company Transfer visa
Apply for this visa if you’re bring transferred by your employer to a role in the UK.
You’ll need to have worked for your employer overseas for more than 12 months, unless they’re going to pay you £73,900 a year or more to work in the UK.
This visa has replaces the Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) Long-term Staff visa.
II) Intra-company Graduate Trainee visa
This visa is for transfers to the UK as part of a graduate training programme for a managerial or specialists role.
You’ll need to have worked for your employer overseas for at least 3 months immediately before the date you apply.
This visa has replaced the Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) Graduate Trainee visa.
To qualify for an Intra-company visa, you must:
- Be an existing employee of an organisation that’s been approved by the Home Office as a sponsor
- Have a ‘certificate of sponsorship’ from your employer with information about the role you’ve been offered in the UK
- Do a job that’s on the list of eligible occupations
- Be paid at least £41,500 for an Intra-company Transfer visa or at least £23,000 for an Intra-company Graduate Trainee visa.
The specific eligibility requirements will depend on your job.
It’s important to bear the following points in mind when making your application:
- You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before the day you are due to start work in the UK. This date is listed on your certificate of sponsorship.
- If an intra-company visa is granted, you are allowed to do a second job for up to 20 hours a week that’s either in the same profession and at the same level as your main job or on the Skilled Worker shortage occupation list.
- You can bring your partner and children with you as your ‘dependents’, if they are eligible.
For general informational purposes only, not intended or to be taken as legal advice. To make sure it is appropriate for you please seek advice and contact us.
Information courtesy of Gov.uk.