The Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) visa is intended to enable workers who are based overseas to transfer temporarily to the organisation's UK branch or connected entity.
There are two types of visas under Tier 2 ICT, one for long term staff and one for graduate trainees.
To qualify, you must have a certificate of sponsorship from a licensed sponsor. You will also need to earn a certain amount of money, have savings and pay a fee
Long-term staff– this is for the transfer of skilled workforce for a period of between 12 months and 5 years where the job post cannot be filled by local talent.
Graduate trainee – for specialist roles on a graduate trainee program. Transferees must be recent graduates with at least three months experience in a foreign branch of the multinational
To qualify for a Tier 2 ICT Visa, the applicant will need to possess the following:
An appropriate salary is a minimum salary required for the type of visa you are applying for or the appropriate rate for your job type, whichever is higher. The minimum salary for long-term staff is £41,500. Graduate trainees must be paid a minimum of £23,000.
Applicants are permitted to do the following:
Applicants can come to the UK with a Tier 2 ICT visa for up to the maximum stay allowed for their visa type, or the time given on their certificate of sponsorship, whichever is shorter.
The Tier 2 ICT visa is no longer a route leading to Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. However, some individuals may be eligible to apply due to the amount of time they have spent in the UK and our experts can provide specific advice based on your individual circumstances.
This visa provides substantial advantages for both the visa holders and the sponsoring company. It allows businesses that are based overseas to send their experienced staff to the UK to work on high-value and complex projects where there is no suitably skilled local talent.
Visa recipients also can live and work in the UK and bring their dependant families to join them.
You must take advice and submit a strong application the first time, as the refusal of your Tier 2 ICT Visa does not attract rights of appeal.
You can only resubmit a new application if there has been a simple case working error or the supporting evidence has not been considered properly. We can apply for a ‘pre-licence error correction’ on your organisation’s behalf.
The only option then is to challenge the decision via an administrative review or judicial review.
Our team can expertly advise and represent you in challenging a decision.
Our specialist Tier 2 Intra Company Transfer Visa solicitors will be by your side throughout all stages of your visa application. They will discuss your circumstances and present you with options on how to proceed.
Legal advice should always be sought before an application is submitted, the case must be argued well and in detail to show evidence that you meet the requirements.
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