Tier 5


The criteria allow workers can be bought to the UK on a temporary basis. The Creative and Sporting workers category is for people coming to the UK to work or perform as sportspeople, entertainers or creative artists for up to 12 months. 

They must be internationally established at the highest level in his sport or his employment and must make a significant contribution to the development and also running of sport at the highest level in the UK.

For a creative worker and their entourage operating in dance, theatre, or film and television, the sponsor must commit to following the specified code of practice specified in the Immigration Rules, which includes taking into account the needs of the resident labor market in that area. 

Where your job is not covered by a specific code of practice, the sponsor must show that the post could not have been filled by a settled worker. Examples to demonstrate this might be recruitment activity undertaken, written support from an appropriate industry representative body or sector labor market information.

One of the requirements of Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) category is that those coming to the United Kingdom must be able to support themselves for the entire duration of their stay in the United Kingdom without the use of public funds (benefits provided by the state). Anyone who is unable to support themselves could face financial hardship because they will not have access to most state benefits.

For a maximum period of 12 months, or the time given on the Certificate of Sponsorship plus 14 days after the end date given on the Certificate of Sponsorship and up to 14 days before the start date, whichever is the shorter. 

Creative workers can also apply for an extension for a maximum of 12 months at a time up to a total of 24 months if they remain with the same sponsor.

UK visas can sometimes take months before the decision is taken on them by the Home Office. We are registered and regulated by the OISC and if you are making in-country applications we can submit your application in the PEO and get the decision on the same day. The appointments need to be booked in advance and due to high demand it worthwhile to apply earliest possible