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Tier 2 Intra-Company-Transfer

This category is for employees of multinational companies who are being transferred by their overseas employer to a UK branch of the organisation, either on a long-term basis or for frequent short visits. There are 4 sub-categories:

  • Long-term staff – for established, skilled employees to be transferred to the UK branch of their organisation for more than 12 months to fill a post that cannot be filled by a new recruit from the resident workforce
  • Short-term staff – for established, skilled employees to be transferred to the UK branch of their organisation for 12 months or less to fill a post that cannot be filled by a new recruit from the resident workforce
  • Graduate trainee – this route allows the transfer of recent graduate employees to a UK branch of the same organisation, as part of a structured graduate training programme which clearly defines progression towards a managerial or specialist role
  • Skills transfer – this route allows the transfer of new graduate employees to a UK branch of the same organisation to learn the skills and knowledge required to perform their job overseas, or to impart their specialist skills or knowledge to the UK workforce.

Eligibility Criteria

You must score 50 points in total for your attributes. The points you can score for attributes are listed in the table below:

Criterion Points
Certificate of Sponsorship 30
Appropriate salary

  • £41,500 for Long Term Staff
  • £23,000 for Short Term Staff, Graduate Trainee and Skill Transfer
20

To score points for sponsorship, you must have a valid Certificate of Sponsorship from a licensed sponsor.

Applications for Entry Clearance

The Certificate of Sponsorship must confirm that the job is at NQF level 6 (or the equivalent in Scotland) as stated in the codes of practice, or the job is a creative sector occupation skilled to NQF level 4. This does not mean that you must be educated to that level; it means that the job is at that level. The Certificate of Sponsorship must also confirm that you will be paid at or above the appropriate rate for the job.

Extension

  1. If you are already in the UK and were initially granted leave in one of the categories listed below:
    • Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer: Established Staff), under the Rules in place before 6 April 2011,
    • Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer), under the rules in place before 6 April 2010,
    • Intra-Company Transfer work permit holder (except multiple entry work permits),
    • Representative of an Overseas Business (this includes representatives of overseas media companies)

    AND

    • You have not since been granted leave to remain, entry clearance or leave to enter in any other route;
  2. If you are already in the UK and were initially granted leave between 6 April 2011 and 13 June 2012 in one of the categories listed below:
    • Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Long Term Staff
    • Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Short Term Staff
    • Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Graduate Trainee
    • Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Skills Transfer

    AND

    • You have not since been granted leave to remain, entry clearance or leave to enter in any other route;
  3. If you are already in the UK and were initially granted leave on or after 14 June 2012 in one of the categories listed below:
    • Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Long Term Staff
    • Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Short Term Staff
    • Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Graduate Trainee
    • Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Skills Transfer
  4. Your job does not have to meet the skills thresholds described in the previous three paragraphs if:
    • You are applying to extend your leave in any of the Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer) categories in order to continue to work in the same occupation for the same sponsor;
    • Your certificate of sponsorship in your previous application was assigned to you before 6 April 2013; and
    • The job does not meet the skills threshold solely because of the reclassification from SOC 2000 to SOC 2010.

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