Secondment Worker Visa (Global Business Mobility)

Secondment Worker Visa (Global Business Mobility)

This is for overseas workers who will be temporarily seconded to the UK by their employer overseas as part of a high value contract or investment.

Main requirements

To be eligible for a Secondment Worker Visa, you must:

  • be an existing employee of an overseas organisation that has a high-value contract with your UK sponsor that has been approved by the Home Office
  • have worked for your overseas employer for at least 12 months outside the UK
  • have a ‘certificate of sponsorship’ from your sponsor with information about the work you will do in the UK
  • do a job in the UK that is on the list of eligible occupations

Length and conditions of stay in the UK

You can stay in the UK with a Secondment Worker Visa for whichever is shorter of:

  • 12 months after the start date of the job detailed in your certificate of sponsorship
  • the time given on your certificate of sponsorship plus 14 days

If you want to stay longer in the UK, you can extend your Visa by 12 months. The maximum time you can stay in the UK on a Secondment Worker visa is 2 years.

Indefinite Leave to Remain

This Visa category does not lead to indefinite leave to remain.

Contact Us:

We have considerable experience in preparing Worker applications. If you would like to discuss matters further please contact Charles Green, Consultant Partner, at or by telephone to 07955112218

Consultant Partner - Immigration