INTRA COMPANY TRANSFER VISA
TIER 2 INTRA COMPANY TRANSFER VISA
The Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer route is available to individuals who are transferring to a UK branch of their organisation.
You can apply for a Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer Immigration Visa if
You have worked for your company outside the UK for more than 12 months or you will be paid in excess of £73,900 pa in the UK
You have a valid Certificate of Sponsorship from your employer.
You will be paid at the appropriate rate
You are able to meet the maintenance requirement for you and any dependants applying with you
You must score at least 60 points under the criteria for Tier 2 General UK immigration Visa.
30 points awarded for having a valid certificate of sponsorship
20 points are awarded for being paid at or above the appropriate rate in the SOC codes or £41,500 per year, whichever is the higher amount.
10 points are awarded for meeting the maintenance requirement.
How long you can stay
You can come to the UK with a Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) visa for up to the maximum stay allowed for your visa type, or the time given on your certificate of sponsorship, whichever is shorter.
The maximum stay for each type of Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) visa is:
Long-term Staff (if you earn more than £120,000 a year): 9 years
Long-term Staff (if you earn less than £120,000 a year): 5 years, 1 month
Graduate Trainee: 12 months
Extending a Tier 2 Intra-Company Visa
Depending on when you were issued with a visa, you can apply for an extension of leave provided that you have not already spent the maximum permitted time of 5 years.
To make an application for an extension visa you must:
Make your application from within the UK.
Have a new certificate of sponsorship from your employer.
Meet the English language requirement
You are able to meet the maintenance requirement for you and any dependants applying with you.
Provided that you make your extension application prior to your visa expiry date, you can continue to work for your employer while your extension application is pending.
As a Tier 2 ICT migrant, you will be permitted to be in the UK for a maximum period of 5 years. After this period you are expected to leave the UK and serve a 12-month cooling period. This route does not lead to settlement in the UK.
Spouses & Dependants
As a Tier 2 ICT Visa holder you can also apply for your spouse, civil partner, unmarried partner and dependent children to join you in the UK. Dependents will be granted the same period of leave as the main applicant and be able to work without restriction.
Working in the UK must relate directly to the work of your employer as on your Certificate of
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