The Tier 2 visa is designed for nationals from Non European Economic Area who have a confirmed job offer from the UK based company. The applicants of Tier 2 Visa must obtain a work permit before entering the country. The visa is for the talented and skilled workers who would help the UK Employer in making their business successful.

Those with a skilled job offer to occupy a position that cannot be filled from resident labour force.

Intra-Company Transfer

Multi-national company employees who are transferred to UK based branch of their organization. The employees can either be transferred on a long term basis or be frequently sent on short visits. The Intra-Company Transfer is further sub categorised into to the following areas:

Established Staff

Established employees of multi-national companies who are being transferred for a skilled job requirement that could not be occupied by a new employee from the resident labour workforce.

Graduate Trainee

Recent graduates training at a multi-national company who are being transferred as part of a structured graduate training programme to the UK branch of the same organisation. This is to enable trainee progression towards a managerial or specialist position.

Skills Transfer

New employees of multi-national companies who are being transferred to the UK branch of the same organisation to learn the skills and knowledge required for their role.


Elite sportspeople and coaches whose employment in UK will make a significant contribution to the sport’s development in the UK.

Minister of Religion

Those coming to the UK to fill a vacancy as a Minister of Religion, missionary, or member of a religious order. Candidates who wish to apply to work as a sportsperson or minister of religion cannot apply under Tier 2 General and Intra-Company Transfer categories.

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