We received some wonderful news this morning that our client’s (“the Applicant”) Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer visa application (as a long term worker) has been successful. Our Solicitors prepared an exceptional application, making the process itself a stress-free experience by ensuring the requirements under the Immigration Rules were met. As always, it was also crucial that the Tier 2 Guidance and the relevant Appendix’s to the Immigration Rules were considered. The decision itself came back within 10 working days as the Applicant had purchased a priority visa appointment. This was the second time we worked with the Applicant’s Sponsor, having previously assisted the Sponsor to obtain a Tier 2 General dependent visa for one of their other workers.
Background to the Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer visa application (as a long term worker)
We were initially contacted by the Tier 2 Sponsor who had booked a legal consultation to discuss their immigration matter. The Sponsor had informed us that they already had a Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer worker who had extended her visa twice before. They now wished to extend her visa for a third time under the Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer long term staff route totalling her overall duration on the visa for 9 years. We were informed that the Sponsor was an A Rated Sponsor and they were able to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to the Applicant, but they were not sure if she met the requirements for a Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer visa application extension. In particular, the Sponsor had concerns regarding the financial requirement for this application. In order to be granted a further extension, the Applicant had to show that she earned a minimum of £120,000. There were some complexities as the Applicant’s salary consisted of both a base salary and performance-based commission. However, our immigration team was able to provide solutions to their problem which was instrumental in a successful application.
Apply for a Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer visa application (as a long term worker)
To submit a successful Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer visa application to the Home Office you must meet all the Home Office requirements under the Immigration Rules and provide evidence in support of your application. The relevant rules for a Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer visa application can be found under Paragraph 245G of the Immigration Rules. It is crucial you submit an application that is well presented in a clear and logical manner. In our experience, caseworkers may overlook applications that are improperly prepared, for example, if there is a lack of clarity surrounding the case or where is a lack of explanation when needed.
To submit a successful Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer visa application you must meet the following requirements:
- You must have a good character;
- You must have leave as a Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer worker;
- You must still be working for the same employer as you were at the time of your earlier grant of leave;
- Your employer must have issued you with a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) reference number. A COS is an electronic document which holds information about the job such as salary and length of employment. The CoS must show that you earn at least £120,000 as salary per annum; and
- You must meet the English language requirement and the maintenance requirement. You must meet the maintenance requirement by showing that you have held £945 in cash savings for 90 consecutive days before the date of your application or provide a written undertaking from your prospective employer (reflected on the CoS) confirming that they are willing to accommodate and maintain you if necessary.
It is important you seek legal advice when submitting a Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer visa application as the Home Office requirements are complex and must be fully met in accordance with their rules and policy guidance.
How we can assist with submitting a Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer visa application (as a long term worker)
Our immigration team comprising of both solicitors and barristers successfully guided the Applicant through the application process and prepared outstanding legal representations which focussed on how the Applicant met the Immigration Rules. Our immigration team worked closely with the Applicant and the Sponsor to ensure they were able to collate all the mandatory documents required for the application. It was essential that a properly executed application that met all the requirements was submitted as the Applicant had a busy work schedule for 2019 including a few business trips abroad. In addition to the legal representations, our team of solicitors also provided multiple substantial reviews of the Applicant’s documents to ensure that the Applicant submits the correct documentary evidence in the correct format, which met the Home Office’s requirements. In this particular case, we used the new Home Office online system for applications and premium service appointments. The new system is a major upgrade as you can now make payment for the application, Immigration Health Surcharge and Priority visa services on the same website whereas previously Applicant’s had to navigate through 3 different websites.
Using Legal Representation to make a Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer visa application (as a long term worker)
Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on immigration law and your immigration status. It is possible to instruct immigration and visa legal representatives to submit a Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer visa application.
Caseworkers at the Home Office are trained to reject applications which are improperly prepared, for example by failing to provide the correct supporting evidence. In order to ensure your application succeeds, all necessary documents must be provided.
This can be a significant administrative task and you will need to submit the correct documentary evidence. The UK Immigration Rules are complex and a legal representative can help ensure that your application meets the Immigration Rules.
Successfully submit a Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer visa application (as a long term worker)
Our team of solicitors and barristers are specialist immigration lawyers who act in your best interest. We offer a client-tailored approach from the outset. From the very first meeting, we will be able to advise you in respect of your Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer visa application and the merit of an application before your application even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation of your immigration or visa application and ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.
We are based in the legal epicentre of London, just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice in order to ensure we get the best results for our clients. We are minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.
Preparation is the key to successful immigration applications. Our UK immigration and visa solicitors are here to guide you through the complex immigration rules and requirements. If you wish to meet one of our lawyers, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your case and arrange your legal consultation to discuss a Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer visa application.
Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.