The Intra-company Visa allows existing employees of multinational companies in foreign countries to transfer to a job in their company’s UK branch for up to five years. This visa is suitable for overseas applicants, including those from the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland who want to enter the UK after 1 January 2021. If EEA and Swiss Nationals were living in the UK by 31 December 2021, they should apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.
There are two types of Intra Company Visa:
Long term staff:
You can apply for this visa if you are transferring into a role that requires you to have had previous experience working for the company. You will need to have worked for your company for more than 1 year, unless they’re going to pay you an annual salary of at least £73,900 to work in the UK.
This visa is for transfers into graduate trainee programmes for specialist roles. For this visa, you need to be a recent graduate with at least 3 months’ experience with your employer overseas.
To be eligible to apply for this visa, the following requirements must be met:
What you can do:
What you cannot do:
You can come to the UK for the maximum stay allowed for your visa type, or the time given on your Certificate of Sponsorship, whichever is shorter.
The maximum stay for each type of Intra-company Visa is:
You can start your stay up to 14 days before the start date on your Certificate of Sponsorship.
You must apply outside the UK for an Intra-company Visa. You should normally receive a decision on your visa from Home Office within 3 weeks.
You may be able to extend your visa. You should apply before your current visa expires. You can apply as an individual or as a family group with your dependents.
Your stay can be extended for the shortest of the following: