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Changing Job under Tier 2 ICT - Long Term Staff

Post by Wals12 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:14 pm

Hi Manci,

One further question on this topic. As I understand from the responses, we cannot normally change employer while on ICT LT Visa.

1) However, can we do that if the salary offered is higher? If so, what is the cap?
2) Can I have the prospective employer apply for a New ICT LT Visa (or ICT G) for me while I'm still in UK?
a) If so, whether there is a salary cap to avoid cooling off period while switching employer in UK itself?

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Re: Changing Job under Tier 2 ICT - Long Term Staff

Post by CR001 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:16 pm

I have split your post from the 4 year old topic you tagged onto. Kindly refrain from digging up old threads.

Useful if you provide your UK immigration history including visa start and expiry dates!!
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Re: Changing Job under Tier 2 ICT - Long Term Staff

Post by Wals12 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:28 pm

Hi,

Apologize for that & Thank You for splitting it out!

I have been with a company A in Tier 2 LCT Visa from 2017 June onwards. I don't have any other history in UK. My current visa is expiring by June 2018. As I understand, it can be extended by the current employer for another 4 more years. However, I'm looking to switch to a new employer while in UK itself. Is that possible with a higher salary or any other exceptions? Or, whether company B (prospective employer) can process a new visa before June 2018 so that I can continue my stay in UK?

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Re: Changing Job under Tier 2 ICT - Long Term Staff

Post by CR001 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:41 pm

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Re: Changing Job under Tier 2 ICT - Long Term Staff

Post by Wals12 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:59 pm

Hi,

Thanks for your response.

However, in the first link, it is mainly talking about switching from Tier2 ICT to G and the second one is a PDF with lot of details. Hence, I didnt understand the exact answer to my question.

Could you please answer specific to my question below? That will be really helpful!

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Post by CR001 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:03 pm

What proposed salary are you being offered?

What is the SOC code for the job you do or will do?
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Re: Changing Job under Tier 2 ICT - Long Term Staff

Post by CR001 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:06 pm

The FAQs link below might be useful.

uk-tier-2-employer-sponsored-visas/faqs ... 98916.html
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Post by Wals12 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:08 pm

Hi,

SOC Code is 2134.

Proposed salary would be around 75,000. If not, how much would be required?

Would that qualify to switch to a new employer under Tier2 ICT Long Term or Tier2 ICT General?

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Re: Changing Job under Tier 2 ICT - Long Term Staff

Post by poper » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:47 pm

Check Q4 on the FAQ link provided by CR001. You will need a job that pays you £159,600 to move to Tier 2 General without cool-off period.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... 18__2_.pdf

Check point 71 in the above link as well

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Post by goosegoose » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:12 am

But we just heard that this salary level has been reduced from 159k to 120k. Can someone pls ratify this ? Not able to find a link ...Thanks !

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Post by CR001 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:28 am

goosegoose wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:12 am
But we just heard that this salary level has been reduced from 159k to 120k. Can someone pls ratify this ? Not able to find a link ...Thanks !
Link???

The Immigration Rules Part 6a 245HD (k)(iii) also specifically mention £159,600pa.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration ... sed-system
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Re: Changing Job under Tier 2 ICT - Long Term Staff

Post by poper » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:53 pm

goosegoose wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:12 am
But we just heard that this salary level has been reduced from 159k to 120k. Can someone pls ratify this ? Not able to find a link ...Thanks !
No, £159K to £120K change was for extending Tier 2 ICT beyond 5 years(and up to a total of 9 years)

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Re: Changing Job under Tier 2 ICT - Long Term Staff

Post by cuckobirds » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:28 pm

poper wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:53 pm
goosegoose wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:12 am
But we just heard that this salary level has been reduced from 159k to 120k. Can someone pls ratify this ? Not able to find a link ...Thanks !
No, £159K to £120K change was for extending Tier 2 ICT beyond 5 years(and up to a total of 9 years)
Hi Goosegoose,

I am very much curious to get an answer for this. I am also in the similar situation. Did you get any answers.

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