Intra-Company transfers are part of the Tier 2 Points Based System route. Multinational employers that want to transfer existing employees from outside the EEA to their UK offices for training, or to fill a specific vacancy that cannot be filled by a British or EEA worker can use this category of visa.
There are four subcategories for this route:
Short Term staff: for established employees of multi-national companies who are being transferred to a skilled job in the UK for 12 months or less that cannot be carried out by a recruit from the resident workforce.
Long Term staff: for established employees of multi-national companies who are being transferred to a skilled job in the UK which may, or will last more than 12 months and cannot be carried out by a recruit from the resident workforce.
Graduate Trainee: for recent graduate recruits who are being transferred to the UK branch of the same organisation as part of a structured graduate training programme, which clearly defines progressions towards a managerial or specialist role.
Skills Transfer: for overseas employees who are being transferred to the UK branch of the same organisation in a graduate occupation to learn the skills and knowledge the will need to perform their jobs overseas, or to impart their specialist skills to the UK workforce.
In order to qualify for this route, the applicant must:
have a job offer
provide a valid Certificate of Sponsorship
meet the maintenance and English language requirements
Sponsoring companies or applicants wishing to use this route can contact us to discuss the support we can provide. We can also act as an out-sourced solution for organisations.
The Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer visa route also applies to dependent family members, so they can come with you to the UK on this visa. They must have a visa if they are from outside the EEA or Switzerland.