A Tier 5 visa is for skilled workers who want to be employed on a temporary basis. Tier 5 visas are split into the following sub categories:
Tier 5 Creative and Sporting
if you have been offered work as a sports person or creative worker. A creative worker is someone who works in the creative industry, for example an actor, dancer, musician or film crew member. The duration of visa to sports person is up to 1 year and for creative workers the visa is granted for up to 2 years.
Tier 5 Charity Worker
for unpaid voluntary work for charity. The duration of visa granted is for up to 1 year.
The earliest you can apply for a visa is 3 months before the date you’re due to start work.
Tier 5 Religious Worker
for those doing preaching, pastoral and non-pastoral work. Visas under this category are granted for up to 2 years.
Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange
is for workers who want to come to the UK for a short time for work experience or to do training, an Overseas Government Language Programme, research or a fellowship through an approved government authorised exchange scheme. You need to have a certificate of sponsorship from a licensed sponsor before you can apply to come to the UK to work. The earliest you can apply for a visa is 3 months before the date you’re due to start work. The duration of visa varies from 1 year to up to 2 years depending on the purpose.
Tier 5 International Agreement
where the worker is coming to do a job which is covered by international law, eg employees of overseas governments. You need to be sponsored (have a certificate of sponsorship from a licensed employer) before you can apply to come to the UK.
Tier 5 Youth mobility scheme
Tier 5 youth mobility scheme visas are for applicants who want to live and work in the UK for up to 2 years and:
- are aged 18 to 30
- have £1,890 in savings
- have certain types of British Nationality or are from certain countries
- meet the other eligibility requirements
If you are from Hong Kong or the Republic of Korea you will need to be sponsored. A certificate of sponsorship is a unique reference number that holds information about the job you will do and your personal details. It’s not a certificate or paper document.
The earliest you can apply for Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme workers is 6 months before you travel. Under this category of visa, you’ll be given a visa to live and work in the UK for up to 24 months.
You may be able to come to the UK under different working schemes which aim to attract the highly skilled and shortage occupations. At SmartMove2UK our immigration solicitors have provided expertise to applicants seeking to apply for UK Tier 2 sportspersons visa.
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