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- The UK Home Office launched a few new visas under a special category called the ‘Global Business Mobility’ which came into effect from 11th April, 2022.
- This category has 5 visas under it, that cater to business owners in the UK, overseas companies, and overseas skilled professionals.
- Get in touch with Conroy Baker LTD, either call us on +44 330 330 1584 or drop an email at [email protected] to know about the Global Business Mobility route in detail.
- As a Service Supplier visa consultant in the UK, we accurately guide clients on the eligibility criteria, requirements, and application process for a Service Supplier visa.
UK Service Supplier Visa – Overview
- The Service Supplier visa is for overseas workers who are undertaking temporary work assignments in the UK.
- The worker must either be a contractual service supplier employed by an overseas service provider, or a self-employed independent professional based overseas.
- The overseas worker also needs to undertake an assignment in the UK to provide services covered by one of the UK’s international trade agreements.
- A partner and children (under 18 years) can accompany the main applicant to the UK on a Service Supplier visa.
- However, applicants must note that the UK Service Supplier visa does not permit settlement in the UK.
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|The applicant must:
- Be an employee of an overseas business, or a self-employed service provider based overseas.
- Be providing a service under a contract that is covered by a valid international trade agreement.
- Be providing a service to a UK business that has been approved as a sponsor by the Home Office.
- Do an eligible job – or prove the applicant has relevant qualifications and professional experience.
- Have a ‘Certificate of Sponsorship.
- Have worked for their employer for at least 12 months outside the UK, or have at least 12 months of professional experience if the applicant is a self-employed service provider.
The applicant must also have worked for at least 12 months either:
- For their current employer outside the UK.
- Immediately before the applicant applies and in the same sector as the service, they will provide, if they are self-employed.
|The applicant will need:
- A Certificate of Sponsorship.
- A valid passport to prove identity with enough blank pages.
- The job title, job occupation code, and annual salary.
- The name of the employer and their Sponsor Licence number – which is mentioned on the Certificate of Sponsorship.
- To evidence that they have enough personal savings to support their stay in the UK. For example, bank statements.
- Proof of relationship – partner or children (if they are applying along with the main applicant).
- Tuberculosis test results (if required).
Certificate of Sponsorship for a Service Supplier visa
- The UK-based employer – also known as a ‘Sponsor’ – must provide the applicant with a ‘Certificate of Sponsorship’ stating all the information with regards to the job role for which the applicant is employed in the UK.
- It’s an e-Certificate and not a paper document.
- The applicant will need the reference number from the Certificate of Sponsorship to apply for the visa.
- The applicant is required to apply for the visa within 3 months of getting the Certificate of Sponsorship.
You MUST know this!
A Service Supplier visa applicant does not need to meet the English language requirement.
Permitted and not permitted activities in the UK on a Service Supplier visa
The applicant is permitted to:
- Work for their sponsor for the job role described on their Certificate of Sponsorship.
- Bring partner and children as ‘dependants’, if they’re eligible.
- Do voluntary work.
- Travel abroad and return to the UK.
The applicant is not permitted to:
- Apply for most benefits (public funds), or the State Pension.
- Change jobs, unless the applicant updates their visa.
- Have a second job.
- Apply to settle permanently in the UK (known as Indefinite Leave to Remain).
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