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FLR(M) - Divorce to Tier 2 ICT possibility ?

Post by win320 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:54 am

Hi,

I am currently on FLR (M) Visa and going through a divorce.
Would it be possible for me to switch to Tier 2 ICT Visa?

History:

Nationality: Indian

December 2012 to October 2017: Tier 2 ICT Visa

1-November-2017 to 16-May-2018: returned to India and was applying Fiance Visa for UK

17-May-2018 to 11-July-2018: on Fiance Visa in the UK

12-July-2018 to Till Date (today 22-Jan-2019): FLR (M) Visa

I am an Indian employee of Software MNC company and they considered my FLR(M) Visa and deputed me to the UK Branch office (21-Sep-2018 to Till Date).
I am still an Indian employee on deputation.


I am going through a divorce and will be informing UKVI about the current situation.

Questions:
1. is it legally possible for me to Switch to Tier 2 ICT?
2. Will there be any cooling off period of 12 months since I returned to India after October 2017. But returned back to the UK on Fiance Visa within 7 months.
3. If it is legally possible, can I apply for Tier 2 ICT from UK?

Thank you very much for your help.
Regards,
W

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Re: FLR(M) - Divorce to Tier 2 ICT possibility ?

Post by CR001 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:03 pm

You cannot apply to change to Tier 2 ICT within the UK.

You have to apply from your home country and meet all the standard requirements.
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Re: FLR(M) - Divorce to Tier 2 ICT possibility ?

Post by win320 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:34 pm

Hi @CR001

Thanks for your reply.

One more question, UK Gov website have 2 options for Tier 2 ICT Visa

https://www.gov.uk/tier-2-intracompany- ... orker-visa

Option 1 : Apply (outside the UK)

Option 2: Extend or switch in the UK

If it says Switch to Tier2 ICT visa; what visa categories are allowed to Switch on to this visa?

Thanks again.

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Re: FLR(M) - Divorce to Tier 2 ICT possibility ?

Post by CR001 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:50 pm

The link (switch) clearly states what visa category is permitted to switch. FLR(M) is not the one.
Switch to this visa
You can apply to change (‘switch’) from a Representative of an Overseas Business visa to a Long-term Staff Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) visa.
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