The Service Supplier – Global Business Mobility route is for overseas workers who will come to the UK to work on a temporary basis who is:
In either case the applicant will need to show they will do work through a relevant UK international trade agreement.
The Service Supplier route has replaced the Temporary Work – International Agreement visa.
The Service Supplier visa allows employers in the UK to engage temporary staff on the proviso they are coming to work through an internationally recognised contract and thereby fulfill the UK’s commitment to a relevant international trade agreement. It also provides an alternative for an employer to retain staff through other routes and being less expensive.
A Service Supplier can stay for:
A Service Supplier worker can only come for a maximum period of 5 years within the previous 6 and when calculating this time account will be taken of any previous visa held through the Global Business Mobility and Intra-Company routes.
This route allows the Service Supplier applicant to bring their partner including spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner and dependent children under 18 years of age.
The Service Supplier worker visa does not lead to settlement status.
A Service Supplier worker must:
Meet points-based test score as follows:
The role must be genuine and for example not be fictitious or one made up to assist with the intention of solely getting a visa.
The applicant must hold a relevant degree unless they are employed by an overseas approved provider in certain occupations.
For those in professional services they must hold a relevant qualification if required in the UK and:
The individual must be:
The Service Supplier applicant must:
The applicant must complete an online form, upload documents and provide biometrics
The Service supplier worker can bring:
The dependants will need to meet a financial requirement of:
The above funds need to be additional to those required by the main applicant.