United Kingdom - Work Skills & Ancestry - Tier 5 (Temporary Workers) Visa
The Temporary workers (Tier 5) Visa is available to those want to come to the United Kingdom to undertake short-term, temporary work. This category accommodates certain categories of temporary workers immigrating to the UK who do not qualify for a Sponsored Worker visa.
There are five subcategories of Temporary Worker:
- Creative and Sporting
- Charity Workers
- Religious Workers
- Government Authorised Exchange
- International Agreement.
TEMPORARY WORKERS (TIER 5) 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 Border Agency in order to be granted a license. 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.
TEMPORARY WORKERS (TIER 5) VISA ENTITLEMENTS
The maximum duration of leave is 24 months and switching to other visa categories is not permitted. Eligible dependents will be admitted but will only be permitted to work in the UK if the principle applicant is afforded more than 12 months leave.