The Global Business Mobility visa is a combined category of sponsored routes for overseas businesses aiming to establish their presence in the UK, or to transfer staff overseas staff to the UK, or for specific business purposes. These routes have 5 subcategories and are set to be open to applicants on 11 April 2022.Book An Appointment
Global Business Mobility Visa is a new immigration route proposed by the Migration Advisory Committee. This route is focused to improve the UK’s “mobility offer” for businesses to set up a UK subsidiary or send secondees to UK based businesses that are party to high-value contracts.
The new visa amalgamates the existing provisions and streamlines the intra-company transfer and sole representative routes and bring the two under the same new and improved single pathway.
It will supply an easier process for foreign-based firms to set up UK offices and transfer staff to the UK. There is no limit on the number of applications a business can make.
According to the Home Office, the route has five sub-categories for several types of foreign employees and graduate trainees. Below are the five sub-categories.
The Global Business Mobility – Senior or Specialist Worker route will open on 11 April 2022. It is a non-settlement route. However, you may be able to switch to a settlement route.
To qualify for a Global Business Mobility – Senior or Specialist Worker Visa, you must satisfy UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration) that:
The exact requirements you will need to meet may vary depending on your circumstances. You should always speak to an immigration lawyer for expert advice.
To discuss your Senior employee Visa application with one of our immigration Expert Solicitors, contact our business immigration team on 0161 504 0084 or complete our enquiry form.
The Graduate Trainee Visa will be for overseas workers who desire to be transferred to the UK by their employer for a work placement in the UK as a member of a graduate training course eventually leading to a senior managerial or specialist role. This route will replace the existing Intra-Company Graduate Trainee Visa, which will close for new applicants on 11 April 2022.
Graduate Trainee Visa applicants will need to be currently working for a business or organisation that is linked to their UK sponsor by shared ownership or control, or by a joint venture on which they are sponsored to work and have worked outside the UK for this same business or organisation for at least 3 months continuously before the date of their visa application.
Applicants will also need to have a valid Certificate of Sponsorship for the job they are planning to do, issued by a Licensed employer. The job will need to be an eligible job at or above a minimum skill level and, in most cases, the applicant will need to be paid a salary which equals or exceeds £23,100 per year and 70% of the pro-rated going rate for the occupation, whichever is higher.
If the applicant is being sponsored for a job in one of the health or education occupation codes, the going rate requirement will be 100% of the pro-rated going rate. Applicants will not be needed to satisfy an English language requirement.
Permission to enter will be granted for either 1 year from the start date of the job, it will be stated in the Certificate of Sponsorship, the time given on the Certificate of Sponsorship plus 14 days or the date at which the applicant will have had cumulative permission in the Global Business Mobility routes and Intra-Company routes totaling 5 years in any 6-year period, whichever is shorter.
To discuss your Graduate Trainee Visa application with one of our immigration Expert Solicitors, contact our business immigration team on 0161 504 0084 or complete our enquiry form.
The UK Expansion Worker Visa will be for senior managers and specialist employees who wish to be moved to the UK temporarily to undertake work related to the expansion of an overseas business in the UK. This route will replace the Sole Representative of an Overseas Business Visa, which will close to new applicants on 11 April 2022.
Global Business Mobility – UK Expansion Worker Visa holders will be allowed to work for their sponsor in the job described on their Certificate of Sponsorship.
To discuss your UK expansion Visa application with one of our immigration Expert Solicitors, contact our business immigration team on 0161 504 0084 or complete our enquiry form.
The Secondment Worker Visa will be for overseas workers who wish to be temporarily seconded to the UK by their overseas employer as part of a high value contract or investment. This is a new immigration route.
Global Business Mobility – Secondment Worker Visa holders will be allowed to work for their sponsor in the job described on their Certificate of Sponsorship.
To discuss your Secondment Visa application with one of our immigration Expert Solicitors, contact our business immigration team on 0161 504 0084 or complete our enquiry form.
To qualify for a UK Global Business Mobility – Service Supplier Visa, you will need to satisfy UK Visas and Immigration that:
The exact requirements you will need to satisfy may vary depending on your circumstances. You may want to speak to an immigration lawyer for expert advice.
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