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Temporary Worker Visa

If you with to work in the UK for 12 months or less, our team of immigration lawyers can help you apply for a Temporary Worker Visa.

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    Temporary Worker Visa Application

    If you want to work in the UK for 12 months or less but you are subject to immigration control, you can apply for a Temporary Worker Visa
    You can apply for this visa if you want to come to the UK for work experience, training, an Overseas Government Language Programme, research or a fellowship through an approved government authorised exchange scheme.
    Whilst in the UK on this visa you will be able to work in the job described on your Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS), study, take a second job for up to 20 hours a week and bring certain family members with you as dependents. 
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    Eligibility requirements for the Temporary Worker Visa

    In order to be granted this type of visa, you will usually need to be endorsed by a UK Sponsor, who can grant you a Certificate of Sponsorship. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. A select number of countries whose nationals apply through the Youth Mobility Scheme can gain UK entry clearance without a job offer
    There are different categories of Temporary Work Visas and the category most appropriate for you will vary depending on which type of role you are intending to fill in the UKThere are five categories of Temporary Worker under the points-based system. Note, the additional Youth Mobility Scheme is not exclusively an employment route.
    In all four sub-categories, to apply you must have a sponsor and a valid certificate of sponsorship. You also need to score 40 points comprising of 30 points from your certificate of sponsorship and 10 points for maintenance funds.

    How can IAS help you apply for a Temporary Worker Visa?

    Understanding which visa category is best for you can be a difficult process. Whatever your circumstance or profession, the expert lawyers at IAS can help you. We will find the right Workers Visa for you and ensure that you meet all the specific requirements to make an application.

    Our services include a full document check and completion of all the relevant application forms. A Letter of Representation will also be provided along with your application. This letter will present the details and merits of your case, as well as referencing any relevant UK immigration laws which back-up your case.

    Get in touch on 0333 363 8577 or make an enquiry online to begin the process of applying for your Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa. You can contact us at our offices in LondonManchester, or Birmingham, or use our office finder to find your closest branch.

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              Frequently Asked Questions

              Yes, if you are coming to work or perform in the UK for up to 12 months as a sportsperson, entertainer or creative artist you can apply for a Temporary Visa. You can do this under the Temporary Worker Visa ‘Creative and Sporting’ bracket.   It is important to note that sportspeople must fulfil the following criteria for a Temporary Sport Visa: They must be:

              • internationally established in their field; or
              • their job must make a significant contribution to the development and running of their sport at the highest level.

              To apply, you must have a sponsor and a valid certificate of sponsorship with an endorsement from a recognised governing body. You also need to score 40 points on the UK Points-Based System. This comprises of 30 points from your certificate of sponsorship and 10 points for maintenance funds. The Creative and Sporting category is not for people who want to come or who are already in the UK as entertainers or sports visitors.  Read more on Visitors Visas

              Yes, if you are coming to the UK to do voluntary work for a charity for up to 12 months then you qualify as a charity worker under the Temporary Worker Visa category. The ‘Religious Workers’ category is for people coming to the UK for preaching, pastoral or non-pastoral work, or work in a religious order such as a monastery or convent.

              The Government Authorised Exchange category is for people coming to the UK through approved schemes. People in this category must aim to share knowledge, experience, best practice and to experience the UK’s social and cultural life. The International Agreement Category covers people coming to the UK under contract to do work that is governed by international law. This includes employees of overseas governments. All these circumstances may mean you are eligible to enter the UK on a Temporary Worker Visa.

              This is a scheme for young people from participating countries and territories that want to experience life in the UK. These countries include Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan. Your national government will be your sponsor during your stay. You will need to score 50 points based on your nationality, age and maintenance funds. You must also be outside the UK to apply.

              Read more on the Youth Mobility Scheme

              Whatever your circumstance or profession, the expert lawyers at IAS can help you understand which Temporary Worker Visa is right for you. We will answer all your questions and guide you through each stage of your enquiry or application process. Using IAS will maximise your chance of successfully gaining a Temporary Worker Visa.

              Our services include:

              • liaising with you in person, via phone or Skype at a time appropriate for you;
              • assessing your eligibility for a Temporary Worker Visa;
              • liaising with your UK sponsor to ensure they carry out their duties and avoid civil penalty;
              • organising your UK sponsorship;
              • ensuring that your documents are sufficient for your application;
              • preparing a Letter of Representation which will outline your case and its merits as well as referencing supporting UK immigration laws relevant to your application;
              • communicating with the Home Office throughout the process;
              • ensuring that each part of your application form is completed to the highest standard.

              To discuss your eligibility for the Temporary Worker Visa, get in touch with IAS on 0333 363 8577 or make an enquiry online.