The Tier 5 - Temporary Workers Visas are available to those want to come to the United Kingdom to undertake short-term, temporary work. This category accommodates certain categories of Temporary Worker immigrating to the UK who do not qualify for a Tier 2 visa.
Tier 5 - Temporary Workers Visa Basic Requirements
The basic requirement for this visa is to score a minimum of 40 points for "Certificate of Sponsorship" and available maintenance (funds).
In the first instance, a prospective sponsor will apply to the UK Home Office in order to be granted a licence. When successfully licensed, a sponsor can apply for a number of certificates of sponsorship, which they can then present to the people whom they intend to sponsor. Once a prospective employee has been allocated a certificate of sponsorship, he or she will be eligible to apply for UK entry clearance.
Within this category, subcategories include visas for creative and sports professionals, charity and religious workers, government authorised exchanges as well as youth mobility schemes.
Tier 5 - Temporary Workers Visa Entitlements
The maximum duration of leave is 24 months and switching to other visa categories is not permitted. Eligible dependants will be admitted but will only be permitted to work in the UK if the principle applicant is afforded more than 12 months leave.
What are the Processing Time and Costs?
|SERVICE NAME||SERVICE FEE|
|Managed Visa Application Service||US$1,999.00|
GOVERNMENT FEES AND PROCESSING TIME
|TIER 5 (TEMPORARY WORKER VISA)||OUTSIDE THE UK (ENTRY CLEARANCE)||INSIDE THE UK (FLR)|
|Government Main Application Fee||£244||£244|
|Government Partner Application Fee||£244||£244|
|Government Child Application Fee||£244||£244|
|Processing Time||1-3 weeks||4-16 weeks|
* All fees and processing time are obtained from government sources