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What are the key eligibility criteria for the Secondment Worker visa?

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

  • be an existing employee of an overseas organisation that has a contract worth at least £50 million with a UK organisation
  • have worked for your overseas employer for at least 12 months outside the UK
  • have a ‘certificate of sponsorship’ from the UK organisation sponsoring you with information about the work you will do in the UK and
  • do a job in the UK that’s on the list of eligible occupations

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