Excellent opportunity to expand business

Bring partner and children as dependents

Fast and easy way to send workers to the UK

Do voluntary work without restrictions

Fast track to Indefinite Leave to Remain

Allowed to travel abroad and return to the UK

A diverse and multicultural society

Outstanding free national health care system

Programmes

Graduate Trainee Vis
Graduate Trainee Visa

For those undertaking a UK placement as part of a structured training Programme

Secondment Worker Visa
Secondment Worker Visa

For workers on secondment to a UK business for a specific purpose

Senior or Specialist Worker Visa
Senior or Specialist Worker Visa

For workers required to work at a UK office of an overseas business

Service Supplier Visa
Service Supplier Visa

For workers traveling to the UK to deliver a service in line with a UK trade commitment

UK Expansion Worker Visa
UK Expansion Worker Visa

For specialist or senior employees on an assignment as part of the UK overseas business expansion

Programme comparison

Graduate Trainee VisaGraduate Trainee VisaSenior or Specialist Worker VisaService Supplier VisaUK Expansion Worker Visa
Required InvestmentNo requirementNo requirementNo requirementNo requirementNo requirement
Programme CriteriaOverseas graduate trainee looking to undertake a graduate training programme at a UK branch.Overseas workers who are looking to undertake work assignments in the UK on a temporary basis, where the worker is due to be seconded to the UK as part of either a high-value contract or investment by their employer overseas.Senior or specialist employees looking to transfer to a UK subsidiary or branch of their overseas employerOverseas workers who are undertaking temporary work assignments in the UK, where the worker is either a contractual service supplier employed by an overseas service provider or is an independent professional established outside the UK, and the work is part of a contract covered by one of the UK’s international trade commitmentsAn overseas business to send a senior member of staff to set up a branch office
Length of Visa5 years in any 6 year period12 months
Can extend a further 12 months
5 years in any 6 year period, or, 9 years in any 10 year period if applying as a higher earnerUp to 6 or 12 months12 months
Can extend a further 12 months
Permanent ResidencyNot eligibleNot eligibleNot eligibleNot eligibleNot eligible
Maintenance Funds£1,270.00£1,270.00£1,270.00£1,270.00£1,270.00
Language RequirementNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot required
Employment RequirementSalary must be £23,100 or ‘the going rate,’ whichever is higherDoes not need to satisfy either a general salary requirement or the ‘going rate’ for the occupationSalary must be £42,400 or ‘the going rate,’ whichever is higherDoes not need to satisfy either a general salary requirement or the ‘going rate’ for the occupationSalary must be £42,400 or ‘the going rate,’ whichever is higher

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