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Applicants: Passport returns for Tier 2 (ICT) applications

22 July 2013

Tier 2 Intra company transfer (ICT) applicants in the UK will receive their passports back before a decision has been made on their application under a pilot for a new service which launches today, 22 July 2013.

The passport return service will allow Tier 2 (ICT) applicants to have their passport returned within 7 - 10 days of their application being received by the Home Office.

The service, launched in response to feedback from UK businesses, will allow ICT applicants to:

  • continue to use their passports d... uring the application process
  • continue to travel if they have valid leave that covers the period they intend to be out of the UK.

Customers applying under this category are reminded that applications may be submitted up to 3 months before current leave expires.

If the pilot proves successful, additional routes will be considered for this service.

Further updates will be published in due course.