Overview of the requirements for an Intra-Company Transfer Visa
In order to qualify for an Intra-Company Transfer Visa, the applicant will need to show UK Visas and Immigration that:
- The applicant is over 18
- The applicant is employed at the moment by the company that has a sponsor licence
- The applicant have worked for the sponsor company outside the UK, for at least 12 months, (unless the salary will be over £73,900 in the UK
- The person has a valid Certificate of Sponsorship
- The job is genuine and at an appropriate skill level
- The person will be paid at least £41,500
- Sponsor company has paid all required Immigration Skills Charge
- The person has enough money to live in the UK without relying on public funds
Employing company that is willing to transfer an employee under the Intra-Company Transfer visa must provide their workers with a salary which equals or exceeds both a general salary threshold and the ‘going rate’ for the occupation, whichever is higher.
At the moment, the general salary threshold for the Intra-Company Transfer Visa equals to £41,500 a year. This is why, in most cases an applicant must be paid a salary which equals or exceeds £41,500 per year or a 100% of the going rate for the chosen occupation, whichever is higher.
Settlement and ILR on the Intra-Company Transfer Route
The Intra-Company Transfer Visa route does not lead visa holders to settlement and ILR in the UK. However, the person may be able to switch into another UK immigration route which will lead to settlement.
Dependants of Intra-Company Transfer Visa applicants
Intra-Company Transfer Visa holders can be joined or accompanied by a dependent children and partner.