C - Intra-company Visas

An Intra-company visa allows you to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job at your employer’s UK branch.

C - Intra-company Visas

There are 2 types of Intra-company visa.

(1) - Intra-company Transfer visa:
Apply for this visa if you are being transferred by your employer to a role in the UK.
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.

(2) - 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) Graduate Trainee visa.

To qualify for an Intra-company visa, you must:
- be an existing employee of an organisation that has been approved by the Home Office as a sponsor
- have a ‘certificate of sponsorship’ from your employer with information about the role you have been offered in the UK
- do a job that is on the list of eligible occupations
- be paid at least £41,500 for an Intra-company Transfer visa or at least £23,000 for an Intra-company Graduate Trainee visa

The specific eligibility requirements depend on your job.

How long you can stay in the UK with an Intra-company visa depends on which visa you are applying for and how long your employer is sponsoring you for.

You can stay in the UK with an Intra-company Transfer visa for whichever is shorter of:
- the time given on your certificate of sponsorship plus 14 days
- 5 years
- the length of time that takes you to the maximum total stay allowed

The maximum total stay allowed for an Intra-company Transfer visa is:
- 5 years in any 6 year period if you’re paid less than £73,900 a year
- 9 years in any 10 year period if you’re paid £73,900 a year or more

You can extend your visa or apply for another one up to the maximum total stay. If you have already been in the UK with an Intra-company visa before your application, that time will be included in your total stay.

You can stay in the UK with an Intra-company Graduate Trainee visa for whichever is shorter of:
- the time given on your certificate of sponsorship plus 14 days
- 12 months
- the length of time that takes you to the maximum total stay allowed

You cannot extend your visa, but you can apply for another Intra-company Graduate Trainee visa from outside the UK. You have to have been working for your sponsor outside the UK for at least 3 months immediately before the date you apply.

The maximum total stay allowed for an Intra-company Graduate Trainee visa is 5 years in any 6 year period. If you have already been in the UK with an Intra-company visa before your application, that time will be included in your total stay.

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