The Global Business Mobility visa route enables overseas businesses to send certain categories of personnel to the UK on a temporary basis.
This route comprises distinct visa categories which correspond to the following types of temporary work assignments.
This route is for overseas workers who are senior managers or specialist employees and who are being assigned to a UK business linked with their employer overseas.
This route is for overseas workers who are on a graduate training course leading to senior management or a specialist position, and where they are required to do a work placement in the UK.
This route is available to overseas workers who are undertaking temporary work assignments in the UK, where the senior managers or specialist employees are being assigned to carry out work related to a business’s expansion in the UK.
This route is designed for overseas workers where the worker is being seconded to the UK as part of a high-value contract or investment by their employer.
This route is for contractual service suppliers employed by overseas service providers, or self-employed independent professionals based overseas, who wish to undertake a temporary assignment in the UK to provide services covered by one of the UK’s international trade agreements.
This visa allows you to bring dependent family members including partners and children under the age of 18. However, this route is not intended to be a route to settlement.
The specific eligibility criteria vary between the routes; however, there are some commonalities:
The Global Business Mobility routes do not require applicants to satisfy an English Language Requirement.
The duration of stay in the UK under the Global Business Mobility route varies based on categories and worker's salary level.
The Representative of an Overseas Business Visa route permits representatives of overseas newspapers, news agencies or broadcasting organisations to be posted on long-term assignments to the UK.
As well as satisfying this description and purpose for their travel to the UK, an applicant must also:
The Overseas Domestic Worker Visa route allows for domestic workers in private households to apply to join their employing household on visits to the UK of up to six months, for the purpose of continuing their employment during said visit. “Domestic workers” include cleaners, chauffeurs, cooks, personal caregivers, and nannies.
To be eligible, the worker must:
The employer must either be: