Immigration Rules – Tier 2 Visas

Been reading the Immigration Rules from the Home Office.  Can’t seem to find anything that says Tier 2 Migrants can be used to replace existing Resident Workers currently doing the same job.

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TIER 2 MIGRANTS

Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Migrants

245G. Purpose of this route and definitions

This route enables multinational employers to transfer their existing employees from outside the EEA to their UK branch for training purposes or to fill a specific vacancy that cannot be filled by a British or EEA worker. There are four sub-categories in this route:

  1. (i)  Short Term staff: for established employees of multi-national companies who are being transferred to a skilled job in the UK for 12 months or less that could not be carried out by a new recruit from the resident workforce;
  2. (ii)  Long Term staff: for established employees of multi-national companies who are being transferred to a skilled job in the UK which will, or may, last for more than 12 months and could not be carried out by a new recruit from the resident workforce;
  3. (iii)  Graduate Trainee: for recent graduate recruits of multi-national companies who are being transferred to the UK branch of the same organisation as part of a structured graduate training programme, which clearly defines progression towards a managerial or specialist role;
  4. (iv)  Skills Transfer: for overseas employees of multi-national companies who are being transferred to the UK branch of the same organisation in a graduate occupation to learn the skills and knowledge they will need to perform their jobs overseas, or to impart their specialist skills to the UK workforce.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/370915/20141106_immigration_rules_part_6a_final.pdf

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