Tier 5 Temporary Visas

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Tier 5 Temporary Visas

There are various categories of Tier 5 visa, including: Creative and Sporting, Religious Worker, Charity Worker, Government Authorised Exchange and International Agreement. There is also the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme.

The Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Creative and Sporting subcategory is for those who come to the UK to work or perform as sports people, entertainers or creative artists for the following periods of time: • sports people - up to a maximum of 12 months • creative artists - up to an initial maximum period of 12 months, with the choice to extend up to a maximum of 24 months in total

This category is for migrants to work temporarily in the UK as charity workers, doing voluntary fieldwork directly related to the purpose of the charity.

The Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Religious Worker category is for migrants coming to work temporarily in the UK as a religious worker where their duties may include preaching, pastoral and non pastoral work

The Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Government Authorised Exchange category is for migrants coming to the UK through approved schemes that aim to share knowledge, experience and best practice. There are four types of scheme:

  • Work experience programme
  • Research programme
  • Overseas language programme
  • Training programme

The Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) International Agreement category is for migrants coming to the UK under contract to give a service to you which is covered under international law. This includes:

  • Employees of overseas governments and international organisations
  • Private servants in diplomatic households
  • Migrants coming to the UK to service contracts awarded under specific international trade agreements

The Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) category is a cultural exchange scheme which aims to promote the UK overseas and to encourage trade and tourism. It allows young people, aged between 18 and 30, to travel to the UK for mainly noneconomic reasons.



What we do:
we will guide you through the rules for each type of Tier 5 visa and prepare the application and supporting documents.

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