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Tier 5 Visa
As a temporary worker you can apply to enter the UK for a short time. There are 5 categories of temporary worker under Tier 5 of the points-based system (4 of which have been sub-categorised below as the same points requirements apply). Note, the additional youth mobility scheme is not an employment route.
Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa – creative and sporting
A foreign national can apply for a Tier 5 visa under this category if they are coming to work or perform in the UK for a maximum period of 12 months, or the time given on the Certificate of Sponsorship plus 14 days after the end date given on the Certificate of Sponsorship and up to 14 days before the start date. Creative workers can also apply for an extension for a maximum of 12 months at a time up to a total of 24 months if they remain with the same sponsor.
Sportspeople must be internationally established and/or their job must make a significant contribution to the development and running of their sport at the highest level. To apply you must have a sponsor and a valid certificate of sponsorship with an endorsement from a recognised governing body. You also need to score 40 points, comprising of 30 points from your certificate of sponsorship and 10 points for maintenance funds.
What you can do with a Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa – creative and sporting:
• study (for some courses you’ll need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme certificate)
• work for your sponsor in the job described in your certificate of sponsorship
•do a second job in the same sector and at the same level as your main job for up to 20 hours per week
• do a job on the shortage occupation list for up to 20 hours per week
•work as a sportsperson for your national team and as a sports broadcaster if you’re here under the sporting subcategory
• bring your family to the UK
What you can’t do with a Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa – creative and sporting:
• start your own business
• Get public funds
The creative and sporting category is not for people who want to come or who are already in the UK as entertainers or sports visitors.
TIER 5 Temporary Worker Visa – charity workers, religious workers, government authorised exchange or international agreement
Charity workers are people coming to the UK to do voluntary work for a charity for a maximum period of 24 months, or the time given on the Certificate of Sponsorship plus 14 days after the end date given on the Certificate of Sponsorship and up to 14 days before the start date.
The religious workers category is for people coming to the UK for preaching, pastoral or non-pastoral work, or work in a religious order such as a monastery or convent. The government authorised exchange category is for people coming to the UK through approved schemes that aim to share knowledge, experience and best practice, and to experience the UK’s social and cultural life. The international agreement category covers people coming to the UK under contract to do work that is governed by international law, eg, employees of overseas governments.
In all 4 sub-categories, to apply you must have a sponsor and a valid certificate of sponsorship. You also need to score 40 points comprising of 30 points from your certificate of sponsorship and 10 points for maintenance funds.
TIER 5 Temporary Worker Visa – youth mobility scheme
This Tier 5 visa category is a scheme for young people from participating countries and territories that want to experience life in the UK. These countries include Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan. Your national government will be your sponsor during your stay. You will need to score 50 points based on your nationality, age and maintenance funds. You must also be outside the UK to apply.
What you can do with a Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa-youth mobility visa:
• study - for some courses you’ll need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme certificate
• work in most jobs
• be self-employed and set up a company - as long as your premises are rented, your equipment isn’t worth more than £5,000 and you don’t have any employees
What you can’t do with a Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa-youth mobility visa:
• work as a professional sportsperson (eg as a coach), doctor or dentist in training - unless you can show you qualified in the UK
• extend your stay
• get public funds
• bring in family members on your application - they must apply separately
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• Close proximity to the Home Office so we can take advantage of the same day visa services
• High success rates in all our immigration cases
• Fixed fees so no hidden costs
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