Tier 2 intra-company transfers
As well as helping you apply for your visa, our solicitors can help your employers apply for their sponsorship licence too. Your employer needs to have a sponsorship licence in place before you can apply for your intra-company transfer visa.Get in touch
Are you eligible for an intra-company transfer visa?
In order for you to establish that you are eligible, your employer must be able to demonstrate that the salary for the role is appropriate and that the position can’t be filled by a UK resident.
You can apply for a Tier 2 intra-company transfers visa as long as you:
- Are employed by a licensed sponsor
- Are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
- Meet the other eligibility requirements
Types of intra-company transfer visas
There are three types of the intra-company transfer visa.
Any workers transferring for more than 12 months, for a role that can’t be filled by a new UK recruit, can apply this visa. You need to have worked for your company for more than 12 months to be eligible for this visa.
This category was closed on the 5th of April 2017.
This visa is for transfers into graduate trainee programs for specialist roles. You need to be a recent graduate with at least three months’ experience with your employer. You can apply up to three months before the day you are due to start work in the UK.
To be considered for a Tier 2 intra-company transfer visa you need to:
- Have a valid certificate of sponsorship for your job
- Be paid an ‘appropriate salary’ for your job
- Have personal savings that will allow you to support yourself when you arrive
- Show you can travel – and your travel history over the last five years
- Have tuberculosis test results (if required)
- Be able to show you have worked for your employer outside the UK
You usually need to be paid at least the minimum salary for your type of visa or the appropriate rate for the job you’re offered – whichever is higher.
The minimum salary thresholds are:
- £41,500 for long-term staff
- £23,000 for graduate trainees
After you apply you might be asked to prove that you have worked for your employer for a certain amount of time. Exactly what length of time depends on the visa you are applying for:
- Long-term staff earning £73,000 or less – 12 months
- Long-term staff earning more than £73,000 – no minimum
- Graduate trainee – 3 months
Documents you need to provide
When you apply you will need to provide:
- Your certificate of sponsorship reference number
- A bank or building society statement or letter that shows you have enough personal savings (unless your Certificate of Sponsorship shows your sponsor can support you)
- A current passport or travel document to prove you can travel and a blank page in your passport for your visa
- Expired passports or travel documents if you need to show proof of your travel history
- Original printed pay slips
- Copies of online pay slips supported by a letter from your sponsor signed by a senior staff member
- Bank or building society statements
- A building society pass book
How long you can stay and what you can do
There is a limit to how long you can stay on each type of Tier 2 intra-company transfer visa. These are:
- 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
You can enter the UK up to 14 days before the start date shown on your visa.
While you are in the UK on a Tier 2 intra-company transfer visa, you can:
- Work for your sponsor
- Have a second job in the same profession and at the same level as your main job for up to 20 hours per week
- Do voluntary work
- Study, as long as it doesn’t interfere with the job you’re sponsored for
- Travel abroad and return to the UK
- Bring family members with you
While you are in the UK, you will not be able to:
- Get public funds
- Start working before you get a visa
Applying with dependants
Help with your intra-company transfer visa application
Our expert immigration solicitors currently hold a 100 per cent success rate for points-based visa applications.
Would you like our guidance and support to ensure your visa application has the best chance at succeeding? Simply get in touch or request a call back to get started.
Please be aware, if you are planning on relocating to the UK for work, however not within the company you are currently employed by, you will need a Tier 2 – skilled workers visa.
Due to the large amount of services and the complexity of each case we cannot provide any standardised fees without knowing a little bit more about your situation.
However, if you get in touch with us we can discuss in detail what charges you can suspect and what fees we will charge.
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|Immigration solicitor fees|
|30 minute initial consultation||£60 + VAT|
|Additional 30 minutes where consultation runs over||£60 + VAT|
|Initial consultation + advice letter||£300 + VAT|
|Visa checking service(no drafting)||£250 + VAT|
|Extension applications settlement||From £1,000 + VAT|
|Entry clearance fees - out of country|
|Visit Visa||£600 + VAT|
|Spouse Visa||Sponsor Employed||£700 + VAT|
|Spouse Visa||Sponsor Self Employed||£800 + VAT|
|Dependants (Parent/Relatives)||From £800 + VAT|
What is included:
- Advice on procedures and law
- Completion of the paper and on line application form
- Advice on all documents required to submit with application
- Consider the contents of all documents supplied to submit to the British Embassy and follow up
- Advice on strengths and weaknesses of the case
- Preparation of the covering letter
- Attendances and follow up
|In country applications (extensions)|
|Extension applications for:
||From £800 + VAT|
|Points based system - applications and extensions applications|
||All cases are individually assessed and if additional dependants are placed on application they will be charged seperately.||From £900 + VAT|
|Other Immigration applications|
|Application for transfer of visa into biometrics card||£400 + VAT||Travel document application||£400 + VAT||Entry clearance forms (completion only)||£70 + VAT||Home Office Forms (completion only)||£200 + VAT||Asylum||From £2,000 + VAT||Asylum - fresh claim||£1,200 -£1,500 + VAT|
|Application for British citizenship/children registration||£500 + VAT|
|Employers licence for businesses (online)||From £1,000 + VAT|
|Tier 1 entry clearance (Entrepreneur)||From £2,000 + VAT|
|Tier 1 extension application(Entrepreneur)||From £2,000 + VAT|
|Business audit services||Price available upon request|
|Lodge appeal only||£400 + VAT|
|Lodge appeal and representation||£1,200 - £1,500 + VAT|
|Asylum appeal||£1,500 - £2,000 + VAT|
|Bail application and representation at hearing||From £1,000 + VAT|
|Application for permission to appeal to upper tribunal||From £900 + VAT|
|Review of decision and counsels opinion||£350 + VAT|
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