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Senior and Specialist Worker Visa

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

The Senior or Specialist Worker visa has replaced the Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Long Term Staff visa. This visa allows overseas workers who are senior managers or specialist employees and are being assigned to a UK business linked to their business employer overseas to come to the UK to undertake temporary work assignments.


  • Can stay in the UK for 5 years of the time given on your certificate of sponsorship plus 14 days
  • Can extend your visa as many times as you like up to the maximum total stay
  • Can apply for a visa up to 3 months before the day you are due to start work in the UK
  • Can get a decision within 3 weeks if you apply from outside the UK or 8 weeks if you apply inside the UK
  • Can work for your sponsor 
  • Can study
  • Can bring your family
  • Can do voluntary work
  • Can travel abroad and return to the U


  • You must meet the validity, suitability, eligibility requirements for Senior or Specialist Worker 
  • You must be an existing employee of an approved employer
  • You must have worked for your employer outside the UK for at least 12 months if you are earning less than £73,900
  • You must have a certificate of sponsorship
  • You must be taking up a job on the list of eligible occupations
  • You must be paid at least £42,400 per year
  • You must prove you have enough personal savings

The exact requirements will vary depending on your circumstances.

Contact Our Senior and Specialist Worker Visa Solicitors

We would like to discuss your Senior or Specialist 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.

We are also able to leverage an international network spanning across Hong Kong, Turkey and Dubai to provide seamless assistance with cross-border matters relating to Senior and Specialist Worker visas.

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