Intra Company Visas

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.

Types of Intra-company visa: there are 2 types of Intra-company visa.

Intra-company Transfer visa

You will 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 replaced the Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) Long-term Staff visa.

Intra-company Graduate Trainee visa

This visa is for transfers to the UK as part of a graduate training programme for a managerial or specialist role.

You will 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.

Eligibility

To qualify for an Intra-company visa, you must:

  • Be an existing employee of an organisation that has been approved by the Home Office as a sponsor
  • Have a ‘certificate of sponsorship’ from your employer with information about the role you have been offered in the UK
  • Do a job that is 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

Salary requirements

If you are applying for an Intra-company Transfer visa you must be paid at least £41,500 or the ‘going rate’ for your job - whichever is higher.

If you are applying for an Intra-company Graduate Trainee visa you must be paid at least £23,000 or 70% of the ‘going rate’ for your job - whichever is higher.

Salary Requirements

You will usually need to be paid at least £25,600 per year unless the ‘going rate’ for your job is higher than this.

Getting a certificate of sponsorship

Your employer - also known as your sponsor - will give you a ‘certificate of sponsorship’ with information about the role you have been offered in the UK.

Please note: It is an electronic record, not a paper document.

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