The Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer visa offers wonderful work experience opportunities for non-EU citizens, who would like to transfer to the United Kingdom.
How the Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer work
There are a number of requirements and steps in the Intra-Company Transfer to the UK. The basic process is as follows:
- The licensed UK employer checks whether the non-EEA employee is able to do the job and whether he/she qualifies for the job.
- The employee gets the Certificate of Sponsorship from the UK employer.
- The process then splits as there are two sub-categories.
Intra-Company Transfer – Long Term Staff
- To qualify under this sub-category, you must have worked for the employer overseas for longer than 1 year. The only exception is if they will be paying you more than £73,900 per year.
- They must not be able to fill the position with a UK recruit.
The transfer must be for longer than 1 year.
- You have to earn at least £41,500 per annum or the ‘appropriate rate’ for the role, whichever is the higher.
- You can stay up to 9 years if you earn more than £120,000 per year. If you earn less than this, you can stay up to 5 years and 1 month.
Intra-Company Transfer – Graduate Trainee
- You will have to be a recent graduate with at least 3 months’ experience with the overseas employer.
- You must be in a specialist role.
- You have to earn at least £23,000 or the ‘appropriate rate’ for the role, whichever is the higher.
- You can only stay up to 12 months.
Advantages of Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer
One of the biggest advantages of this immigration route is that you will be able to bring your spouse / civil partner / unmarried partner and dependent children under the age of 18 years to join you in the UK.
You can also take on a second job, as long as it is in the same profession and level as your main job, and it is not for longer than 20 hours a week.
Why not look into doing something new and exciting career-wise in 2018! Contact a consultant in Breytenbachs’ dedicated Tier 2 department who is able to assist both employee and employer.
Visit the Bretyenbachs website for more information.
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