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Tier 2 ICT FAQ

Making a transfer from the Tier 2 ICT into the Tier 2 General is possible as long as you meet the conditions listed here under:
  • That your visa as a Tier 2 ICT migrant was granted to you in accordance to the Rules of Immigration in existence before 6th of April 2010; or should be under the established staff sub-category under the rules existing before the above stated date
  • That you have not been granted a visa as a Tier 2 ICT migrant or any other visa class from whence you were issued the Tier 2 ICT visa
  • That you are not applying to be employed by the exact employer who was your sponsor for your previous visa
The UKBA awards points a listed below:
  • For attributes like having a sponsor and an authentic Certificate of Sponsorship (Appendix A of the Immigration Rules) you will be awarded 10 points;
  • For your English Language ability (Appendix B of the Immigration Rules) you will be awarded 10 points except in some specific Intra-Company Transfers;
  • For your financial capability to maintain yourself in the country (Appendix C of Immigration Rules).
Under attributes the 30 points will be awarded for your Certificate of Sponsorship and 20 points for Appropriate salary.
You will be granted visa as a Tier 2 ICT migrant for stay in the country for the permitted time contained on your visa or the time contained on your Certificate of Sponsorship including an additional one month, whatever time ends first.

The highest time you will be granted stay for as a holder of the Tier 2 ICT visa is:
  • Nine Years: for Long-Term Employees who have an annual earnings of more than £155,300
  • Five years and a month: for Long-Term Employees with an annual earnings of less than £155,300
  • Twelve months if you are a Graduate Trainee
  • Twelve months if you are a Short-Term Employee
  • Six months if you are transferred as a Specialized Employee
You will be expected to be in the country in at most 14 days before the start date of your Certificate of Sponsorship
You are permitted to:
  • Take up job with the sponsor in your Certificate of Sponsorship
  • Take up services willingly without receiving payment
  • Take up a course of study in as much as the job for which you are sponsored for entry is not affected
  • Travel outside the country and return back
  • Bring along with you dependants or members of family
You are however not permitted to:
  • Receive public funds
  • Begin work prior to you visa issuance
During your consultation with our Lawyers, an Immigration Professional will have a chat with you where the details of your case would be assesed as well as what results you require. After which you will be provided with a strategy with which your case would be handled telling you also what you need to do.
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