Tier 5



This category is for the people coming to the UK to work temporarily as a religious worker in the UK. Duties may include preaching, pastoral work and non-pastoral work. They can work in the UK in the same way he is working in an overseas organisation although duties may be different. 

The work in a religious order must be must be in the order itself or outside work directed by the order. The applicant can apply if their novice whose training means taking part in the daily community life of the order.

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