TEMPORARY WORKER VISA TIER 5
You will be able to apply for a Tier 5 (Temporary workers) visa if you want to work in UK
for a shorter period of time (12 months or less). In some exceptional cases these visas
can be granted up to 24 months.
You can apply for Tier 5 visa if you want to work in the UK in a role such as a charity
worker, artist, entertainer, diplomat or sportsperson.
In order to be granted this type of visa, you are usually required to have a Job offer from
a licensed Tier 5 UK sponsor, who is able to employ foreign workers, and the relevant
Certificate of Sponsorship.
However, there are some exceptions to this rule. A select number of countries whose
nationals apply through the Youth Mobility Scheme can gain UK entry clearance without
a job offer.
There are different categories of Temporary Work Visas and the category most
appropriate for you will vary depending on which type of role you are intending to fill in
the UK. Please also note, that the additional Youth Mobility Scheme is not exclusively
an employment route. 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.
Certificate of Sponsorship:
In order to get this visa, UK based employer must sponsor you and also provide you
with certificate of sponsorship.
The five areas of work that the Tier 5 (Temporary workers) visa covers are:
Creative workers may apply for an extension for further 12 months if they remain with
the same sponsor.
If you are applying for sporting category visa, you need confirmation from an approved
governing body of your sport confirming that you will be contributing to your profession
at the highest level during your stay in UK.
This type of visa available mainly to provide entry and permission to work in the UK to
domestic staff in diplomatic households. This route is also designed for individuals
wishing to travel to UK for short-term contracts or engagements, such as actors or
musicians on tour, for example. Temporary workers can be accompanied by their
An applicant under this route will need to be sponsored by a UK business (holding a
valid sponsor license) for the duration of their stay.
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