Global Business Mobility
Global Business Mobility refers to a set of sponsored work visas introduced in the UK in April 2022. The Global Business Mobility category comprises five distinct visas tailored to accommodate various business needs, including conducting contract work for UK companies, transferring staff to the UK, or establishing a new UK-based branch of an existing international business.
Under the Global Business Mobility Scheme, there are 5 types of immigration routes to relocate your key personnel and contacts:
- GBM – Senior or Specialist Worker
- GBM – Graduate Trainee
- GBM – UK Expansion Worker
- GBM – Service Supplier
- GBM – Secondment Worker
Each of these visas has its own set of eligibility criteria that applicants must meet. However, they also share certain common requirements, such as financial prerequisites for applicants and their dependents. Additionally, all applicants for these visas must obtain a valid certificate of sponsorship from an authorised sponsor as part of the application process. These visas collectively form a framework known as Global Business Mobility, facilitating international businesses in engaging with the UK market and its workforce.
The GBM routes do not lead to indefinite leave to remain in the UK, and visa durations are limited with possibilities for extension.
GBM Routes Eligibility Criteria and Requirements
Each category has detailed eligibility criteria and requirements that must be met at the time of application. With salary thresholds, duration of stay and other variables, each appointment should be examined thoroughly before submitting any application. It is also vital to learn the after-visa process, including the conditions of the visa, sponsorship management duties of the Company and maximum stay in a certain category.
Immigration Connection can help you throughout the process by providing business consultancy, immigration advice and full representation in the required immigration applications. Having a clear plan for transferring your company’s human resources can help your UK operations to be smooth. Our consultancy sessions can help you clarify your strategy and learn how we can help you with your specific plans with bespoke services.
With our long years of experience as business consultants and immigration advisers, we can help you map out your strategy and set up your UK branch or subsidiary having a clear immigration strategy in mind.