Global Business Mobility

The Senior or Specialist Worker visa (Global Business Mobility) visa has replaced the Intra-Company Transfer Worker and is for those looking to be transferred to work for the same group of company or branch.

The Senior or Specialist Worker visas are for those who have worked for an overseas company and are now willing to work for the same company’s UK branch.



The main applicant will have to show that he or she:

  • Has a job offer
  • Has a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) assigned to him/her
  • Will fill a role that is at the relevant skill level (typically NQF level 6 or above) and will be paid the appropriate salary.
  • Personally meet the financial maintenance requirement unless the maintenance is certified by the employer.
  • Has a TB certificate if residing in a country where the TB certificate is required


Length of stay

The maximum length of the stay depends on the salary that the employee will be paid and generally it will be the time given on your Certificate of Sponsorship plus 14 days and to a cumulative maximum (including extension) of:

  • 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


Please note that any time spent in the UK on one of the following visas will be included in your maximum total stay:

  • 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)



The employee can bring family members and dependants with him to the UK whilst on assignment in the UK.

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