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Make time in the UK on an ICT visa count towards eligibility for ILR

Submitted by Melis Melikoglu on Sunday 25th September 2022

Published on Wednesday 5th October 2022

Current status: Closed

Closed: Wednesday 5th April 2023

Signatures: 2,451

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5 years ~ Economy ~ Holder ~ Permanently ~ remain ~ Time ~ Visa ~ Years

Petition Action

Make time in the UK on an ICT visa count towards eligibility for ILR

Petition Details

Currently time spent in the UK on an Intra-company (ICT) visa does not count towards eligibility for applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), even if a visa holder has subsequently transferred to a visa that does give entitlements to ILR. We want time on an ICT visa to count towards ILR.

Additional Information

To apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain a person must complete 5 years in the UK certain visa types, but ICT visas do not count towards eligibility for ILR.

If those ICT visa holders who move to another visa complete 5 years in the UK were eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain, this would help more skilled workers stay in the UK permanently, and better contribute to the economy.


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