Tier 2 trainees who wish to transfer into or out of Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland will be unable to do so under current visa restrictions. This is because the process does not constitute ‘open competition’ and therefore the requirements of the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) can’t be fulfilled. Without passing the RLMT, trainees will be unable to receive a Certificate of Sponsorship from their new employer.


This is based on UK Visa and Immigration legislation. The National IDT team, or any organisation involved in the creation of the IDT eligibility criteria, can’t overturn this.