Switching Tier 2 ICT to tier 2 general or tier 1 general

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Switching Tier 2 ICT to tier 2 general or tier 1 general

Postby corporatecitizen » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:31 am

Hi All,

I am new to UK as well as new to this forum.

I have come to the UK in tier 2 ICT short term staff migrant category workpermit. The validity is for 1 year.

Can anyone please let me know how to switch from my visa to Tier 2 General or Tier 1 general.

Your help is much appreciated.
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Re: Switching Tier 2 ICT to tier 2 general or tier 1 general

Postby poper » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:49 am

corporatecitizen wrote:Hi All,

I am new to UK as well as new to this forum.

I have come to the UK in tier 2 ICT short term staff migrant category workpermit. The validity is for 1 year.

Can anyone please let me know how to switch from my visa to Tier 2 General or Tier 1 general.

Your help is much appreciated.


Hi

Sorry, you cannot switch within the UK.
You will need to move out of the country serve a 12 month cooling period and then only may apply provided you find a new sponsor and satisfy other conditions.

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Re: Switching Tier 2 ICT to tier 2 general or tier 1 general

Postby manci » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:55 am

corporatecitizen wrote:Hi All,

I am new to UK as well as new to this forum.

I have come to the UK in tier 2 ICT short term staff migrant category workpermit. The validity is for 1 year.

Can anyone please let me know how to switch from my visa to Tier 2 General or Tier 1 general. neither is possible
Your help is much appreciated.
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Re: Switching Tier 2 ICT to tier 2 general or tier 1 general

Postby Sso » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:40 am

Hi, I am currently in UK ON TIER 2 ICT LONG TERM VISA STARTED jan 2013 valid 3 years. Can I switch to tier 2 general visa if I have a new organization ready to sponsor me.

If yes can I apply for switch inside UK?

The following link does mention tier 2 ICT established staff can switch inside UK but I am still confused after reading on different forums about a cooling off period.
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas ... /applying/

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Re: Switching Tier 2 ICT to tier 2 general or tier 1 general

Postby manci » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:13 am

@Sso
You cannot switch to T2G in-country, you would have to apply from your home country after a 12 month cooling-off period.

T2 ICT Established Staff are those who had their initial T2 ICT leave in the period 6 April 2010 - 5 April 2011
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