Global Business Mobility routes are for workers based outside the UK who are undertaking a temporary work assignment in the UK as a:
Senior or Specialist Worker
UK Expansion Worker
The Senior or Specialist Worker route is for overseas workers who are undertaking temporary work assignments in the UK, where the worker is a senior manager or specialist employee and is being assigned to a UK business linked to their employer overseas. This type of assignment is often called an intra-company transfer or ICT. It is not a route to settlement.
This is a points based application. You must score 60 points in total. Sponsorship-20 points
Job at an appropriate skill level-20 points
Salary at required level-20 points
Unless you will be working in the UK as a high earner at a gross income of £73,900 per year or more, you must be working for the sponsor group and have worked for that group outside the UK for a cumulative time of at least 12 months.
You must have a valid Certificate of Sponsorship for the position, provided by an employer who has been authorised by the UK Home Office to sponsor a Senior or Specialist Worker and who has paid the full Immigration Skills Charge. The candidate must be sponsored for approved employment that pays at least £42,400 per year or the ‘going rate’ for that position.
If the applicant is approved, permission will be granted for either 5 years after the start date of the job specified in the Certificate of Sponsorship; 14 days after the end date of this job; or the date at which the applicant will have had cumulative permission on the Global Business Mobility and Intra-Company routes totalling 5 years in any 6-year period, or 9 years in any 10- year period if applying as a high earner — whichever comes first.
The maximum total stay allowed for a Senior and Specialist Worker 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
Intra-company Graduate Trainee visa
Intra-company Transfer visa
Graduate Trainee visa (Global Business Mobility)
Secondment Worker visa (Global Business Mobility)
Senior or Specialist Worker visa (Global Business Mobility)
Service Supplier visa (Global Business Mobility)
UK Expansion Worker visa (Global Business Mobility)