The UK’s Global Business Mobility visa category offers employers and individuals a series of targeted work visa options to fit specific circumstances. Ultimately, the category is intended to make it easier for companies to send employees to the UK to undertake work-related duties such as training, specialist tasks, or setting up a UK branch or office.
Types of Global Business Mobility Visa
There are five distinct types of Global Business Mobility route currently offered by the UK:
- Graduate Trainee visa
- Secondment Worker visa
- Senior or Specialist Worker visa
- Service Supplier visa
- UK Expansion Worker visa
Each visa in the Global Business Mobility category has specific eligibility criteria, as well as its own rules for things like the maximum length of the visa, what is permitted when staying in the UK, and whether it is allowed to extend or switch to that particular visa.
The applicant must usually intend to work in a type of job that has been specifically approved by the Home Office for applications for this category of visa. A list of eligible jobs and occupations can be found here. Applications for a Global Business Mobility visa should be accompanied by a certificate of sponsorship from a licensed business in the UK.
If you are unsure which Global Business Mobility visa is right for you or your company, consider speaking with one of our qualified UK immigration solicitors, who will be able to help you understand your options and assist with your application.
Neveen is a UK Immigration Solicitor with over 20 years experience in UK Immigration Law. She represents corporate and individual clients seeking assistance with any visa category to the UK. Neveen is a graduate of Westminster University, from which she was awarded the 2021 Westminster Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award.
Neveen’s rapid career trajectory saw her progress at pace from paralegal to Head of Department level, and then to earning a place on her firm’s Board of Directors by the age of 28. This achievement was recognised by Who’s Who placing her in their directory of ‘Britain’s Business Elite’ in 2008. Neveen then went on to establish her own boutique Immigration Law Firm in the City of London in 2015. She also co-founded the Hexagon Legal Network in 2017.
Neveen is passionate about all aspects of UK immigration law, and is committed to providing bespoke residence and citizenship solutions to citizens across the globe that wish to relocate to the UK. Neveen’s immigration advisory services are predominately geared towards highly skilled workers and companies wishing to have a UK presence, however she and her team of experienced immigration advisors can also assist with partner-based applications, student visas and all other personal and business immigration matters.
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