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UK Intra-Company Visa Application

An Intra-Company visa allows to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job at the employer’s UK branch in order to undertake work on a specific project. The Intra Company category places strong emphasis on the employer being able to demonstrate that the salary for the role is appropriate and that no UK resident worker can fill the position.

Type of Intra-Company Visa

There are 2 type of Intra-Company visa as describe below:

Intra-Company Transfer Visa

You can apply for Intra-Company Transfer visa if you are being transferred by your employer to a role in the UK based branch. You will need to have worked for your employer overseas for more than 12 months, unless they are 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) Long-term Staff visa.

Eligibility for Intra-Company Visa

In order to eligible for an Intra-Company visa you need to:

  • have a valid certificate of sponsorship from your employer
  • have worked for your employer outside the UK - how long you need to have worked for them depends on the visa you’re applying for and your salary
  • do a job that’s on the list of eligible occupations
  • be paid the minimum eligible salary required for your job

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. And 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. Each occupation code has its own annual going rate.

Health Surcharge Requirement

You will also have to pay the healthcare surcharge for each year of your stay - this is usually £624 per year. Check how much you will have to pay before you apply.

Maintenance Requirement

You must have at least £1,270 in your bank account to show you can support yourself when you arrive in the UK. You will need to have had the money available for at least 28 consecutive days. The end date of the 28 day period must be within 31 days of the date you apply. You will usually need to show proof of this when you apply, unless either:

  • you have been in the UK with a valid visa for 12 months or more
  • your employer can cover your costs during your first month in the UK, up to £1,270

Your partner and children will also need to prove they can support themselves while they are in the UK.

When You No Need to Prove Maintenance

Your certificate of sponsorship must confirm this. Your employer will need to complete the ‘sponsor certifies maintenance’ section on your certificate. This is under ‘Additional data’.

Documents Requirements

When you apply for Intra-Company Visa, you will need to provide the following documents:

  • your certificate of sponsorship reference number - your employer will give you this
  • a valid passport or other document that shows your identity and nationality
  • your job title and annual salary
  • your job’s occupation code
  • the name of your employer and their sponsor licence number - this will be on your certificate of sponsorship
  • evidence that you have enough personal savings to support yourself in the UK, for example bank statements (unless your certificate of sponsorship shows your employer can support you)
  • proof of your relationship with your partner or children if they’re applying with you
  • your tuberculosis test results if you’re from a listed country

Other Documents Might Need for Intra-Company Visa

Depending on your circumstances, you might be also provide the follwoing documents:

  • evidence you’ve worked for your employer outside the UK
  • details of your training programme if you’re applying for an Intra-company Graduate Trainee visa

You will need a blank page in your passport for your visa if you need to give your biometric information (fingerprints and a photograph) at a visa application centre. You will be told if you need to do this when you apply. If your documents are not in English or Welsh you will also need to provide a certified translation.

Evidence About Worked with Employer Outside the UK

After you apply you might be asked to show you have worked for your employer for a certain amount of time. The length of time depends on what visa you are applying for:

  • Intra-company Transfer earning less than £73,900 a year - 12 months
  • Intra-company Transfer earning £73,900 a year or more - no minimum time
  • Intra-company Graduate Trainee - 3 months

You may also be asked to show that you have been paid by your employer over this time period for which you can provide:

  • printed payslips
  • online payslips supported by a letter from your sponsor signed by a senior staff member
  • bank or building society statements
  • a building society pass book

Your Spouse and Dependent Children

Your partner and children can apply to join you or to stay in the UK as your ‘dependants’ if they are eligible. If their application is successful, their visa will end on the same date as yours. A dependant partner or child is any of the following supported with evidence of relationship:

  • your husband, wife, civil partner or unmarried partner
  • your child under 18 - including if they were born in the UK during your stay
  • your child over 18 if they’re currently in the UK as your dependant

The Home Office will carefully scrutinise an application for a Skilled Worker visa. If it does not consider that the role represents a genuine vacancy or if it considers that any of the other requirements have not been met, the application will fall for refusal. It is therefore essential that the application is prepared thoroughly and carefully.
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  15. Keeping you updated by email, phone or msg about correspondence in your application
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