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New UK Work Permit route: Intra-Company routes

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Transfer Workers to a UK Branch with Intra-Company routes

The Intra-Company routes allow multinational companies to transfer workers from their overseas operations to a UK branch. The worker must have a confirmed UK job and a Certificate of Sponsorship from their employer, who must hold a valid Intra-Company sponsor licence.

You can apply for one of the Intra-Company routes if your overseas employer is wishing to transfer you to a UK branch of the company.

These routes have replaced the Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Long-term Staff and Graduate Trainee routes from 1st December 2020 and also apply to EEA nationals who arrived in the United Kingdom after 31st December 2020.

There are two Intra-Company routes:

  • Intra-Company Transfer for established employees who are being transferred by their overseas employer to do a skilled job for a linked employer in the United Kingdom; and 
  • Intra-Company Graduate Trainee for employees taking part in a structured graduate training programme who are being transferred by their overseas employer to a linked employer in the United Kingdom.

If you wish to apply, you will need to provide a Certificate of Sponsorship and have the required salary and maintenance. You need to score at least 60 points as per below for your visa application to be approved:

EligibilityPoints
Sponsorship with valid CoS20
Job at appropriate skill level (level 6 or above)20
Salary at required level20
Total60

You can ‘switch’ to the Intra-Company routes from within the United Kingdom if you were not last granted permission on any of the following routes:

  • Visitor
  • Short-term student
  • Parent of a Child Student
  • Seasonal Worker
  • Domestic Worker in a Private Household
  • Outside the Immigration Rules

A dependent partner and dependent children can apply to come to the United Kingdom with you on these routes. However, the Intra-Company routes do not lead to settlement (indefinite leave to remain) in the United Kingdom.

At Barar and Associates, we are dedicated to ensuring that your application process is stress-free and tailored to your needs. Please speak to our team of friendly experts today should you have any questions or would like our assistance.

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