The Immigration Solicitors at Wilford Smith offer a range of services to both workers and businesses to support them when applying for an Intra-Company Transfer Visa. Contact one of our immigration experts today to find out how we can help.
The Intra-Company Transfer Visa is a category of visa for non-EEA workers with an overseas employer who wish to transfer to a UK branch or subsidiary to fill a specific vacancy. Following changes to the law made in 2016, there are now two categories of Intra-Company Transfer Visa:
This type of Intra-Company Transfer Visa allows applicants to transfer to work in the UK for a period of over 12 months to take up a vacancy that cannot otherwise be filled by a recruit from the UK. Applicants must have worked for the company for a minimum term unless the salary is above a set threshold.
Limits are placed on the amount of time that Intra-Company Transfer Visa holders can spend in the UK after their visa has been granted. Those who transfer as a long-term staff member are permitted to stay for nine years if they meet the earnings threshold, with workers earning below the threshold being allowed to remain in the UK for up to five years and one month. The Intra-Company Transfer Visa is now no longer a route to gaining indefinite leave to remain in the UK.
This type of Intra-Company Transfer Visa allows individuals to transfer into a Graduate Trainee programme for a specialist role. It is a requirement that the applicant is a recent graduate and has a minimum of three months experience working with the employer overseas.
As is the case for those workers transferring as long-term staff, graduate trainees are also restricted in the length of time they are permitted to remain in the UK. Those relocating under this type of visa can stay for up to 12 months.
Yes, family members and dependent children can accompany workers moving to the UK under this type of visa. The applicant will need to show that anyone moving with them can be supported financially during their time in the UK by demonstrating that they have additional funds available to do this.
Those seeking to apply for an Intra-Company Transfer Visa must be able to show that:
Wilford Smith’s experienced Immigration Solicitors are based in Sheffield and advise clients throughout England and Wales. Find out more information on our fees here. Our Immigration Lawyers can assist with all aspects of your visa application, from ensuring that your application meets all relevant legal requirements and compiling supporting documents, to completing and submitting forms and liaising with UK Visas & Immigration officials throughout this process. Contact us today on 0808 164 1349 to find out how we can help.