Temporary Worker: Creating and Sporting, Charity Workers, Religious Workers, Government Authorised Exchange, International Agreement
Tier 5 (Temporary Workers) visa are for migrants who want to come to the UK for a short time to do work for a licensed sponsor in any of the below sub-categories. This category is the right one for you if you are a non-European Economic Area (EEA) national and you have a certificate of sponsorship issued for you by your UK employer that has been licensed by the Home Office. In order to apply for this visa you must score 40 points comprising of 30 points for the Certificate of Sponsorship and the remaining 10 points for Maintenance funds.
There are 5 sub-categories of Tier 5 (Temporary Worker):
- Creative and sporting- for entertainers, sports people, creative artists to work or perform in the UK for up to 12 months. Important! Please note that Tier 5 Temporary Worker visa for creative and sporting is not the same as a visa for sports visitor. Please check visit visas for more information about sports visitor visa.
- Charity Workers- for volunteers coming to the UK to do unpaid work for a charity.
- Religious Workers- for people coming to the UK to do religious work, i.e. preaching, pastoral, non-pastoral work.
- Government Authorised Exchange- for people coming to the UK to gain work experience or to do training, an Overseas Government Language Programme, research or a fellowship through an approved government scheme.
- International Agreement- for people who come to the UK under contract to do work covered by international law.
Anglia Immigration Law has experience from years advising temporary workers about how to apply for a Tier 5 visa, for how long the visa is being issued, whether it is possible to extend it and if dependants of the main applicant are allowed to come to the UK. Tier 5 migrants are quite often looking for an advice on transfer of employment. They want to know what happens if their sponsor’s licence is withdrawn by the Home Office and similar issues.
We also advise sponsors about the requirements they need to meet to be licensed by the Home Office and the responsibilities they need to accept to help with immigration control.