New Global Business Mobility visa route
The new Global Business Mobility visa route has been referred to in the policy paper published by the UK government. It is designed to make the transfer of employees to a UK branch easier for professionals.
This begs the question, what is the difference between this new Business Mobility visa and the Intra-Company Transfer visa?
With the Intra-Company Transfer visa, an applicant would need to have a certificate of sponsorship from their employer, undertake a job which is on the list of eligible occupations and be paid the minimum salary for the role. Whilst we do not know what the requirements will be for the Global Business Mobility visa, we do know that it aims to be more accessible and easier for workers to transfer within a company. This visa option will allow companies with more flexibility to be able to transfer employees across branches.
Similarly, what is the difference between the Global Business Mobility visa and the Representative of an Overseas Business visa?
The Representative visa is for those who intend to establish the overseas business’s first commercial presence in the UK, either as a registered branch or a wholly-owned subsidiary. In contrast, it is presumed that the Global Business Mobility visa will apply to an already existent and established UK branch.
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