Factsheet: The Intra-Company
Transfer visa route
26 January 2021
The Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) visa is a temporary immigration route which enables multi-national companies to transfer their
overseas employees to a UK subsidiary or connected branch of the business for temporary assignments.
This route offers global organisations the flexibility to move their existing employees to the UK to undertake work or training without
going through the more complex application process under the Skilled Worker route.
In order to apply, transferees must have a confirmed UK job and a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) from the UK sponsor. The
ICT route is subject to different skills and salary thresholds to the Skilled Worker route.
This guide outlines who is eligible to apply for an ICT visa and what changes have been applied to this route under the UK’s new points-based immigration system.