The Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Visa replaced the Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Visa on 1 December 2020. The Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Visa is designed to enable workers who are based overseas to transfer temporarily to the organisation’s UK branch or connected entity.
In a similar way to the Skilled Worker Visa, applicants for an Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Visa must meet certain eligibility requirements in order to qualify. As part of this, the application must, among other things:
- Have been issued with a Certificate of Sponsorship;
- Meet the skill level requirement;
- Ensure that they meet the general salary requirement (£41,500) and going rate; and
- Meet the financial requirement.
Individuals on Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Visas are subject to a maximum stay in the UK of:
- 5 years in any 6 year period if they are paid less than £73,900 a year; and
- 9 years in any 10 year period if they are paid £73,900 a year or more.
Unlike a Skilled Worker Visa, an Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Visas does not provide a route to settlement in the UK. It is possible, however, for individuals who are on Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Visas to switch into the Skilled Worker route from within the UK.
We understand that navigating the Home Office’s procedures and forms can be complex and stressful. Our team of professionals can support individuals applying for business immigration or work-related visas by offering either full representation or consultancy services.
Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Visas – Full Representation
Full representation is a comprehensive service, that allows our firm to become your legal representatives and to represent you in all matters concerning your Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Visa. This includes preparing the appropriate forms and liaising with UKVI on your behalf.
If you decided that full representation was the appropriate service for you, we would take detailed instructions from you, issue a client care letter and other appropriate paperwork to you, plan works according to what we consider to be your best interests, advise you of any documents or information that we may need to prepare the case efficiently and lodge your spouse or partner visa application for you. We would ensure that you are updated on any key developments on your matter and remain as your legal representatives until a decision is reached on your Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Visa for the UK.
We would endeavour to be on hand throughout the application process to guide you and answer any questions you might have about the process. Once the Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Visa has been concluded, we would send you a closing letter outlining any items that we think you may wish to know moving forwards.
Full representation may not be suitable for all clients, but our experience is that for those who have utilised this service with us, they have found it to be very helpful indeed. We would encourage readers to consider the wide range of positive reviews which are available on the internet, relating to our services.
UKVI Fee: The fees that are payable will depend on whether you are applying from within or outside of the UK and also on whether the length of stay will be for more than or less than 3 years. An Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Visa for a period of up to 3 years carries an application fee of £610 for outside of the UK and £704 if being made from inside the UK. An Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Visa lasting for more than 3 years is £1,220 for outside of the UK and £1,408 for inside of the UK. The Immigration Health Surcharge will be payable on top of this at a rate of £624 per year (plus conversion fees and those for using biometric submission centres and any additional services that an applicant opts for).
Curzon Green (London based client) Fee: £1800-£2500 plus VAT; or
Curzon Green (Buckinghamshire based client) Fee: £1200-£1800 plus VAT.
(Please note that VAT may not be payable where the applicant is not resident in the UK.)
Please do not hesitate to contact our team for advice on a precise fee for representation in your matter or with any queries that you may have.
Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Visa – Consultancy Services:
Our charges for these consultancy services are outlined below.
Curzon Green (London based client) Fee: £250-£350 plus VAT per session which lasts up to an hour (depending on the experience of the person you book your consultation with); or
Curzon Green (Buckinghamshire based client) Fee: £200-£250 plus VAT per session which lasts up to an hour (depending on the experience of the person you book your consultation with).
If you are unsure as to which service might be appropriate for your matter, or have any other queries about our immigration services, we warmly invite you to contact our team of experienced practitioners. You can do this by clicking on the links below or by telephoning or emailing our offices. You can explain to the receptionists that you are seeking to speak with the immigration team.
Telephone our offices:
London: 020 3443 9576
High Wycombe: 01494 451355
Marlow: 01628 958445
Email our immigration practitioners: firstname.lastname@example.org