Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) Visa

This category is for workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, and who have an overseas employer offering a role in the UK branch of the organization.

The Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer or Inter-company Transfer) visa  allows multinational companies and organisations to transfer their existing employees form outside the EEA to their UK branch or subsidiary for training or to fulfil a specific vacancy. Applying for this visa you will need to have a certificate of sponsorship, which means your employer must be a sponsor.  The work you do in the UK must relate to work of the sponsor organization.


This is a Points Based category and you must score 60 points.  It can be broken down as follows:-

Certificate of sponsorship – 30 points
Appropriate salary – 20 points
Maintenance (Funds) – 10 points

Switching or Changing Into This Visa

If you are in the UK as a representative of an overseas business, you can switch into the Tier 2 Intra-company Transfer – Long term staff (visa).

To do this, you must already be in the UK on a Representative of an overseas business visa, and still be working for the same employer named on your previous application.

There are now two types of  Intra-company Transfer visa*

Long Term Staff

This is for transfers of more than 12 months into a role that cannot be filled by a new UK recruit.

You will need to have worked for your company for more than 12 months, unless you will be paid a salary in excess of £73,900.

Graduate Trainee

This visa is for transfers into a Graduate Trainee programme for a specialist role.  You need to be a recent graduate with at least 3 months experience with your employer overseas.

*Short Term staff category was closed from 5th  April 2017.

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We will ensure that you have the documentation that proves you qualify for these points.


We will advise and assist you in completing the application forms.


We will guide you throughout the application process, liaising with the British Consulate and their appointed overseas agents.


We will make detailed representations in support of the application setting out clearly why the application should succeed, highlighting the documentation we are submitting and how this proves you have sufficient points.

Put simply, our immigration solicitors will guide you throughout the process, liaising with all relevant government bodies, including UK Visas and Immigration, British Consulate, overseas agents and where necessary the courts.

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