Restrictive work permit (short term solution) made available to South Africans that work for internationally established firms.
Specifics of the Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) visa:
Caters for South Africans that work in large internationally established firms that are looking to relocate their staff either on short term (12 month) or long term (3 year) assignments.
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) visa is issued for either 12 months or 3 years.
Not granted. This Tier 2 visa does not grant settlement rights. Time spent in the UK does not count toward earning British nationality.
Permitted. Immediate family members (married like partner and minors) are permitted to join the main applicant.
3 weeks. From the date of submission, applicants experience an average of 15 working day processing times.
Most of these cases are refused based on incorrect Maintenance Requirement and invalid Certificate of ASponsorship.
Once South Africans are awarded entry clearance (permission to study in the UK), there are not easy means to extending their stay. Therefore this particular category of visa does not offer a long term solution to experiencing life in the UK.
Getting British citizenship for the time spent in the UK is not offered with this visa category.
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