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Tier 5 - Temporary Workers Visa - UK

Tier 5 -Temporary Workers Visa UK

Outlined below is information about the process of obtaining a Temporary Workers visa in the UK:

Temporary Worker - Creative and Sporting Visa (Tier 5)

Creative Worker - This is is a person who works in the creative industry, for example an actor, dancer, musician or film crew member.

Sports Person - As a Sports person, you will need to make a significant contribution to your sport at the highest level in the UK to be eligible for this visa.

The eligibility criteria for a Creative Worker ad Sports Person are:

  • Creative Workers must make a unique contribution to the UK labour market, such as you are internationally renowned or are required for continuity
  • Certificate of sponsorship reference number
  • Savings of £945 - proves that you can support yourself and you must have held this in your bank account for 90 days before applying
  • Creative Workers must be paid be paid the minimum salary as set by Equity, PACT or BECTU (except for models, musicians or circuses)

Temporary Worker - Charity Worker Visa (Tier 5)

The eligibility criteria for a Charity Worker visa are as follows:

1. Voluntary Work - You plan to do unpaid voluntary work for a charity.

2. Non-EEA Citizen - You are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

3. Certificate of Sponsorship - You have a certificate of sponsorship from your Sponsor. This is a unique reference number that holds information about the job you will do and your personal details.

4. Savings of £945 - Savings proves that you can support yourself and you must have held this in your bank account for 90 days before applying.

Temporary Worker - Religious Worker Visa (Tier 5)

The eligibility criteria for a Religious Worker visa are as follows:

  • Your purpose is to do religious work, such as preaching or working in a religious order
  • You are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland
  • Savings of £945 - shows you can support yourself and you must have held this in your bank account for 90 days before applying
  • Certificate of sponsorship from your Sponsor

Temporary Worker - Government Authorised Exchange visa (Tier 5)

To be eligible for a Tier 5 Temporary Worker - Government Authorised Exchange visa, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Plan to go to the UK for a short time for work experience or to do training, an Overseas Government Language Programme, research or a fellowship through an approved government authorised exchange scheme
  • You must have a Sponsor, and you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
  • You must have a certificate of sponsorship from a licensed sponsor
  • Savings of £945

Examples of Government Authorised Exchange Schemes include the following:

AIESEC Internships - The scheme is part of AIESECís global exchange programme in which 4,000 graduates participate every year. The work experience programme is for a maximum of 12 months duration. It develops the leadership skills of recent graduates from overseas, with typically at least a yearsí experience in management (marketing, finance, sales), technical (IT, engineering) and development (charity) through work with UK companies and organisations.

Jiangsu Centre for Chinese Studies in Essex - To promote the teaching and learning of Mandarin and an appreciation of Chinese culture in Essex schools and to the wider local community, including businesses; underpin the links of friendship, education, culture and business between the County of Essex and the Province of Jiangsu. The work experience programme is for a maximum of 12 months duration.

Temporary Worker - International Agreement visa (Tier 5)

To be eligible for a Tier 5 Temporary Worker - International Agreement visa, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You will be contracted to do work covered by international law while in the UK. For example, working for a foreign government or as a private servant in a diplomatic household
  • You must have a Sponsor, and you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
  • You must have a certificate of sponsorship from a licensed sponsor
  • Savings of £945

Youth Mobility Scheme visa (Tier 5)

To be eligible for a Tier 5 - Youth Mobility Scheme visa, you must meet the following criteria:

1. Two Years Visa Validity - Plan to experience life in the United Kingdom for up to two years.

2. Aged 18 - 30 Years

3. Savings - You hold £1,890 in savings.

4. No Children - You cannot apply, if you have children who live with you or children you are financially responsible for.

5. Not Previously Applied - You cannot apply if you have already been in the UK under the scheme or on the former 'Working Holidaymaker' category.

You can apply for a Youth Mobility Scheme visa if you are a Citizen of the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand
  • Hong Kong
  • Republic of Korea
  • Taiwan

Also, you can apply for a Youth Mobility Scheme visa if you are 18 - 30 years and a:

  • British overseas citizen
  • British overseas territories citizen
  • British national (overseas)
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