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Tier 2 ICT Visa | Tier 2 Intra Company Transfer Visa

Tier 2 ICT (Intra Company Transfer) Visas are designed to allow multi-national companies to transfer overseas employees to the UK to fill specific roles which they have not been able to fill with resident workers (except in the case of Graduate Trainee and Skills Transfer ICTs).

ICT visas are very popular in the technology sector and also with law firms. Each year companies such as Tata, IBM, Wipro, Accenture, Sapient, Infosys etc send thousands of employees to the UK to deliver service contracts with UK clients further to ICT visas.

In this section we have provided detailed information on Tier 2 ICT Visas, including;

If you are working in the UK on a Tier 2 Intra Company Transfer Visa and you would like to ‘switch’ to Tier 2 General Commonwealth Contractors may be able to help. We partner with Tier 2 Licensed employers and consultancies who may be prepared, where required, to sponsor an individual under Tier 2 General.

Types of Tier 2 ICT Visa

There are four types of Intra Company Transfer Visa which have been detailed below.

 

ICT Category

ICT Details

Long Term Staff

Long Term Staff ICTs are used where an employer wishes to send an overseas employee to work in the UK for a period of longer than 12 months. In order to meet visa requirements the sponsor MUST conduct a Resident Labour Market Test before assigning the Certificate of Sponsorship.

Short Term Staff

Short Term Staff ICTs are used where an employer wishes to send an overseas employee to work in the UK for a period of less than 12 months. In order to meet visa requirements the sponsor MUST conduct a Resident Labour Market Test before assigning the Certificate of Sponsorship.

Graduate Trainee

The Graduate Trainee ICT allows a company to send a recent graduate to the UK as part of a structured graduate training programme which clearly defines progression towards a managerial or specialist role. A Resident Labour Market Test is not required.

Skills Transfer

The Skills Transfer ICT allows a recent graduate employee to come to the UK to learn the skills and knowledge required to perform their job overseas. A Resident Labour Market Test is not required.

Periods of Grant

The periods of grant in the ICT subcategory of Tier 2 depend upon the type of visa approved. The following table sets out current approval periods.

ICT Category

Entry Clearance Period

ICT Extension Period

Long Term Staff

Up to 3 years and 1 month Up to 2 years

Short Term Staff

Up to a maximum 12 months None

Graduate Trainee

Up to a maximum 12 months None

Skills Transfer

Up to a maximum 6 months None

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Tier 2 General Visa Information

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To discuss switching from Tier 2 ICT to Tier 2 General call Commonwealth Contractors now on 0800 294 4388 or Submit your Details and we will get right back to you!

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