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Secondment Worker Visa

Secondment Worker Visa Solicitors in Manchester and London with expert knowledge of UK Visas

The Secondment Worker Visa is for overseas workers who are undertaking temporary work assignments in the UK, where the worker is being seconded to the UK as part of a high value contract or investment by their employer overseas. 

Conditions 

  • Can apply 3 months before the day you are due to start work in the UK
  • Can obtain a decision within 3 weeks if applying outside the UK
  • Can pay an extra fee for priority service to get a decision within 5 days
  • Can stay for a maximum of 2 years 
  • Can bring your immediate family with you 
  • You do not need to pass the English Language Test 
  • Can undertake a course of study and voluntary work 
  • Cannot apply to settle permanently in the UK
  • Cannot have a second job 

Basic Eligibility Criteria (exact requirements dependant on circumstances) 

  • You have worked for your employer outside UK for 12 months
  • You oversea employer must have an eligible contract with your UK sponsor that’s worth at least £50 million, where that contract has been registered with Home Office 
  • You have to evidence you can support you and your dependants when you arrive in the UK 
  • You have a valid certificate of sponsorship from your employer
  • You have to do a job that is on the list of eligible occupations (RQF Level 6)
  • You need to be paid the minimum eligible salary required for your job
  • Your sponsor must choose an appropriate occupation code 
  • The job you are planning to do is genuine 
  • You need to provide a valid TB Certificate (if required) 

How we can help 

At Monarch Solicitors, we can help you prepare your application and ensure all the criteria are met. This can include preparing a sponsorship licence for your employer if they do not already have one.

Contact Our Secondment Worker Visa Solicitors

We would like to discuss your Secondment Worker Visa requirements directly to find out how we can help.

Please contact our immigration team by sending an email to us at [email protected] and one of our solicitors shall call you back. 

Alternatively, please call our immigration solicitors on 0330 127 8888 for a free no-obligation discussion.

Monarch’s award-winning legal team are based in Manchester and London, serving clients nationally.

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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

No there is no minimum wage to apply for this visa, however, your sponsor is supposed to pay a general wage this is also known as the “going rate.”

Once your overseas employer has set up a high-value contract or investment with a sponsor, your UK sponsor will invest in your Secondment Worker Visa. Depending on the work you are planning to conduct in the UK will change the amount your sponsor pays you. 

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