ICT Visas

    ICT Visas

    At Synergy Immigration Solutions, we pride ourselves on being able to provide UK visas for anyone who is interested and qualified to make the UK their home on a temporary or permanent basis. We operate on an individual and a corporate level.

    What are ICT Visas?

    Known as the Intra-Company-Transfer Visa, it allowed workers who’s company have UK branches, an opportunity to work in the company’s UK branch. This type of visa has since been replaced with a ‘Senior or specialist worker visa’.

    To qualify for this Visa you must:

    • be an existing employee of an organisation that’s been approved by the Home Office as a sponsor
    • have a ‘certificate of sponsorship’ from your employer with information about the work you will do in the UK
    • do a job that’s on the list of eligible occupations
    • be paid at least £42,400 per year

    How long you can stay

    You can stay in the UK with a Senior or Specialist Worker visa for whichever is shorter of:

    • the time given on your certificate of sponsorship plus 14 days
    • 5 years

    You can apply to extend your visa or apply for another one as many times as you like up to the maximum total stay.

    If you’re already in the UK with an Intra-company visa or a Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) Long-term Staff visa you can apply to extend your stay as a Senior or Specialist Worker.

    The maximum total stay allowed for a Senior and Specialist Worker visa is:

    • 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

    Any time you spend in the UK on one of the following visas will be included in your maximum total stay:

    How can Synergy Immigration Solutions help?

    ICT Visas
    ICT Visas

    One of the services we provide in order to help those in need of guidance is through our skilled worker & global business mobility routes As the Freedom of Movement from the EU ended on 31 December 2020, both EU and non-EU citizens are now subject to the same immigration rules.

    This means that all foreign nationals coming to work in the UK must now apply for permission in advance.

    In order to apply for a visa under the Skilled Worker route, migrants need to hold a job offer from an approved sponsor at the required skill and salary level.

    The new Skilled Worker route aims to provide a streamlined, simplified sponsorship process with quicker end-to-end visa processing times. Fundamental changes include :

    • No cap – The cap that previously applied to Tier 2 (General) visas has been suspended, meaning there is now no limit on the number of skilled workers who can come to the UK.
    • No RLMT – Employers are no longer required to undertake a Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) under the new rules.
    • Lower thresholds – The minimum skill threshold has been lowered from RQF6 (degree level) to RQF3 (A level) and the minimum salary has been lowered to £20,480.
    • No cooling-off period – Intra- Company Transferees can switch to the Skilled Worker Route from within the UK.

    As part of the new Points Based System, applicants must score a total of 70 points to meet the Skilled Worker criteria.

    The mandatory criteria the applicant must have:

    • A confirmed job offer from an approved sponsor (20 points).
    • The job must be at an appropriate skill level (20 points).
    • The applicant must speak English to an acceptable standard (10 points).

    To make up the required 70 points, applicants can earn a further 20 “tradeable” points based on their salary, having a job offer in a shortage occupation or a relevant PhD.

    For a full list of details, and to make an enquiry, visit our website today.

    Alternative services

    At Synergy immigration solutions we offer a variety of guidance on an individual basis, whatever your needs may be, we should be able to help. Head over to our website to discover how we can help you today. For a brief overview of the alternative services we offer, read on.

    Student Visas

    ICT Visas
    ICT Visas

    Studying in the UK is an enriching experience and a valued opportunity for those who are able to complete their degree at their chosen university.

    You can apply for a Student visa if you are over 16 and you have been offered a place on a course by a licenced student sponsor. You must have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course and you must speak, read, write and understand English. We can assist you with the process and simplify things for you.

    To receive the best possible chance of studying in the UK, make an enquiry on our website today.

    Visit visas – single and multiple

    If you’re a visa national and wish to travel to the UK on business or pleasure, you are required to have an entry clearance visa prior to your visit. Visit visas have the highest rate of refusal and so it’s important to get it right the first time. We will ensure that your documentation is in order to strengthen your application and give it the best chance of success.

    Make your enquiry today for the best level of guidance available.

    Start-Up Visa

    The UK Start up visa is aimed at ambitious entrepreneurs looking to set up their first business in the UK. The route is open to both graduates and non-graduates and no initial funding is needed to be eligible.

    However, the requirement to have a ‘viable’ and ‘scalable’ business idea means that, in practice, you may need to have funds available to invest. 

    To apply for a start up visa you will require an endorsement letter from one of the UKVI approved Endorsing Bodies. A Start up visa is valid for 2 years and the category does not lead directly to settlement in the UK and so you must switch to an innovator visa to qualify for settlement after five years. Start up visa applications may work in the UK whilst establishing their business.

    To know whether or not you qualify for a start-up visa, make your enquiry on our website

    Youth Mobility scheme (Tier 5)

    Originally called the working holiday visa, the Youth Mobility scheme allows citizens of certain countries which have reciprocal agreements with the UK to experience life here.

    It’s a great way to gain international work experience, as well as travel throughout the Europe.

    It’s valid for a period of two years and you must be aged between 18 – 30 years to qualify.

    It allows you to take up almost any type of work in the UK, including self-employment. Let us guide you through the process.

    Global Talent Visa

    The Global Talent visa is for talented and promising people who wish to work in specific sectors such as sciences, the humanities, engineering, the arts and technology.

    It replaced the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa category in February 2020 and it leads to settlement after 3 years if you have been considered a talented candidate, or 5 years if you have been considered a promising candidate.

    Get in touch now to discuss further and see if you qualify.

    Permanent Residency

    ICT Visas
    ICT Visas

    You may qualify for permanent residency after you have lived legally in the UK for a certain length of time.

    This is known as indefinite leave to remain. In most cases, qualifying for settlement is possible on completion of five years’ residence in the UK.

    We will support you every step of the way. Make your enquiry today to see how we can offer our expertise.

    Contact us today

    We enjoy working with individuals who are looking to come to the UK for a short stay or with a view to remaining permanently.

    Synergy immigration solutions are proud to offer a bespoke personalised service, tailoring our advice to suit your needs and ensure that your application has the best chance of success.

    We process applications in an efficient and timely manner and ensure that our clients are kept up to date throughout the process.

    Through our in-depth knowledge, experience and understanding of the UK immigration laws and requirements, we can liaise with the UKVI on your behalf.

    We understand the importance of seeking reliable help and professional services when it comes to immigration, and we will take the time to understand your needs and provide the best possible solution at a competitive price.

    We hope to have given you the relevant information on ICT Visas whilst also providing you with additional information that can help you with your immigration needs. Make your enquiry today.