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Intra-Company (Graduate Trainee) Visa

Officially part of the Appendix Intra-Company Routes. Replaces the Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) Graduate Trainee visa.


The Intra-Company Visa (Graduate Trainee) Visa is a variant of the Intra-Company Visa. It is designed for company trainees to transfer to the UK as part of a graduate training program.


The applicant needs to have been issued with a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) by their employer before applying. They also need to have worked for at least 3 months for the employer group outside the UK.


There is a minimum salary requirement for the employment position in the UK, set at £23,000 per year.

How long can I stay in the UK with this visa?

How long can I stay in the UK with this visa?

How long you can stay in the UK on the Intra-Company (Graduate Trainne) Visa will depend on the length of employment stated on your Certificate of Sponsorship. However the total period will not exceed one year.

Which family members can I bring with me on this visa?

You may be able to bring your partner and children with you to the UK on the Intra-Company (Graduate Trainee) Visa.

What work can I do while on this visa?

What work can I do while on this visa?

You can do a second job on the Intra-Company (Graduate Trainee) Visa. You still need to continue your main job, and you can work up to 20 hours a week in the second job (subject to restrictions around the nature of the occupation) without updating your sponsorship.

Can I settle in the UK in the future with this visa?

Can I settle in the UK in the future with this visa?

No. The Intra-Company (Graduate Trainee) Visa does not lead to settlement.

What fees will I need to pay for this visa?

What fees will I need to pay for this visa?

The UK government fee for the Intra-Company (Graduate Trainee) Visa is £482.

You might also need to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) and the Biometric Enrolment Fee.

Which family members can I bring with me on this visa?

Key questions answered:

Valid Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)
Tuberculosis test certificate, if applicable
Proof of finances, if applicable

Documents needed (other documentation may also be required):