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Temporary workers – Tier 5

For workers, the Tier 5 category is broken down into:

- Creative and sporting: for people coming to the United Kingdom to work or perform as sports people, entertainers or creative artists.
- Charity workers: for people coming to the United Kingdom to do voluntary work and not paid work for a charity.
- Religious workers: for people coming to the United Kingdom to work as religious workers, such as non-pastoral duties. People looking to fill roles which include preaching or pastoral work should consider applying for a Minister of Religion visa (Tier 2)
- Government authorised exchange: for people coming to the United Kingdom through approved schemes that aim to share knowledge, experience and best practice.
International agreement: for people coming to the United Kingdom under contract to provide a service that is covered under international law.
- Seasonal Workers: employers in the edible horticulture sector can access seasonal workers via an approved scheme operator. The Seasonal Workers Scheme is a two-year pilot route beginning in Spring 2019.


How long can I stay in the UK on a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) visa?

Depending on which subcategory you fall under, you can stay in the United Kingdom for up to 24 months.

Is there a visa fee?

Yes. The application fee is set at £244. The applicant will also have to pay the healthcare surcharge as part of their application.

Youth Mobility – Tier 5

You can apply for a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa if you:

- want to live and work in the UK for up to 2 years
- 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

Which countries qualify?

You can apply for a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility visa if you are from one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea or Taiwan OR if you are a British overseas citizen, British overseas territories citizen or a British national (overseas).

What am I allowed to do on a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility) Visa?

You can:

- 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 is not worth more than £5,000 and you do not have any employees

You cannot:

- work as a professional sportsperson (for example 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

Is there a visa fee?

Yes. The application fee is set at £244. The applicant will also have to pay the healthcare surcharge as part of their application.

Domestic workers

Under the current rules, domestic workers are permitted to travel to the UK with their employer if their employer is a British/EEA national based overseas or a foreign national entering the UK as a visitor.

What will I need to prove?

The domestic worker must prove that (s)he has been employed by his/her employer outside the UK for at least 12 months prior to the date of application and must be paid in line with the National Minimum Wage Regulations.

How long can my domestic worker get leave for?

The maximum grant of leave is six months. During these six months, the domestic workers are free to change employers after their arrival in the UK, as long as they do not stay in the UK beyond a period of six months.

Can you help me?

Yes. We can assist you with the application. You can contact us
here or send us a question on WhatsApp.


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