You can apply for a Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer) visa if you are working for an overseas multinational company and you have been offered a job role in a UK branch of the company for a short or long-term basis.

At GB Immigration our expert team understand you want to start the next chapter in your life quickly and with minimal disruption and expense.

Applying for a Tier 2 (ICT) visa

As with a Tier 2 (General) visa, you will need to be have been provided with Certificate of Sponsorship from a licensed sponsor before being able to work in the UK as a Tier 2 ICT migrant.

It is imperative that you comply with all requirements as stipulated in the ‘Code of Practice’ in terms of job levels and salary levels.

You must have all the following to be eligible for a Tier 2 ICT visa:

  • a valid certificate of sponsorship
  • be paid at appropriate salary
  • have required level of English
  • meet the maintenance requirements

There are two categories of Tier 2 ICT visas

Long term staff

If you have been working for your company for a period of 12 months or more and you are being transferred to a UK branch of your company to ill a specialised post which cannot be filled by a settled worker.

Graduate trainee

If you are a recent graduate recruit having worked for your company for at least 3 months and you are being transferred to a UK branch of your company to be part of a structured graduate training programme.

You can apply for a visa for up to 3 months before your employment start date (this date is mentioned on your certificate of sponsorship). The length of leave granted depends on what is specified on your Certificate of Sponsorship, however generally speaking you can stay in the UK for a maximum period of 9 years as a Tier 2 ICT migrant.

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Tier 2 (ICT)

Applying for Tier 2 (ICT) from abroad

If you wish to apply for entry clearance as a Tier 2 (ICT) migrant, we can assist you with the process. Your application is made online and submitted to a British consulate in your country of residence. We will assist you with this full application process.

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Applying for Tier 2 (ICT) from inside the UK

If you are already in the UK on a  permitted visa and wish to switch to the Tier 2 (ICT) category, or if you want to apply to extend your current Tier 2 (ICT) leave, we can assist you with this full application process. Settlement is not possible.

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Challenging a decision

If your Tier 2 (ICT) application has been refused we can assist you with an  Administrative Review application, or alternatively challenging the refusal in the First Tier or Upper Tribunal.

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