The application fee will vary depending on which route you are applying for. The Immigration Skills Charge may also apply for your chosen route.
On top of the fee, applicants may need to pay the healthcare surcharge every year. You can check how much you may need to pay here.
When considering the overall cost of a visa, it is also important to take into account the cost of any certified translations, biometric enrolment, or legal support.
If your family members are eligible, they can apply to come to the UK as the applicant’s dependents. Eligibility criteria may include financial requirements and may be specific to each route.
No, there is no English test or qualification needed for the Global Business Mobility route. Therefore, this route is very practical for foreign companies to send experienced staff efficiently to the UK.
The Global Business Mobility Visa is a temporary path which does not lead to Settlement. In other words, you would not qualify for ILR or Permanent Residence despite the time spent on this route. Therefore, it is advisable to switch to another Visa category which leads to Settlement, such as the Skilled Worker Visa, Partner Visa or Family Visa if you wish to gain Indefinite Leave to Remain and British Citizenship in future.
The applicant must meet the following criteria:
In addition, the applicant must have at least £1,270 in a bank account to demonstrate that they can support themselves upon arrival in the UK.
Global Mobility Visa application process includes several stages. They include obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) from a Licensed UK employer and submitting an online application via the UKVI website along with the necessary supporting documents.
You also have to verify your identity. Depending on your type of identification documents, you can do this at a visa centre or using the app called UK Immigration: ID Check.
The possibility and extension period for each type of visa is different:
To extend your visa, you must apply via the UK Home Office website.
Yes. Global Business Mobility Visa routes allows you to bring your spouse and children to the UK as dependents if they meet the relevant relationship, age, maintenance and relevant requirements.
When submitting your application, you must provide:
Yes, if your company has or is starting UK operations and you are currently transferring EU and non-EEA employees to work in the UK.
You should pay an application fee of £298 and a Immigration Health Surcharge fee of £1.035 per year. In addition, you must have at least £1,270 in your bank account to show that you can support yourself once you arrive in the UK.
The decision to issue a visa is made within 3–8 weeks, depending on your location.
All the above may change with government policy, please check the Home Office website or with a qualified Immigration Advisor.
The Global Business Mobility Visa is essential for employers to transfer skilled workers from outside the UK.
Yes, working for an employer with a Sponsor Licence is a prerequisite for applying for any Global Business Mobility Visa.
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