The creative and sporting worker category is for people coming to the UK to work or perform as sportspeople, entertainers or creative artists for up to 12 months.

Before you apply under the creative and sporting worker category, you must have:

  • a sponsor; and
  • a valid certificate of sponsorship.

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, including for specified festivals.

Eligibility

Your eligibility for a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Creative and sporting) visa depends on whether you’re a sports person or a creative worker.

Sports person

If you are a sportsperson, you must be internationally established at the highest level in your sport, and/or your employment must make a significant contribution to the development and running of sport at the highest level in the UK.

If you are a coach, you must be suitably qualified to do the job.

You’ll also need all of the following:

  • a certificate of sponsorship reference number
  • £945 in savings - this is to prove you can support yourself and you must have had this in your bank account for 90 days before you apply. You won’t need £945 in savings if your fully approved (‘A-rated’) sponsor has stated on your certificate of sponsorship that they’ll certify your maintenance and that you won’t claim benefits during your stay.

Before assigning your certificate of sponsorship in the sporting sub-category, your sponsor must have an endorsement for you from the governing body for your sport, which confirms you meet the governing body's requirements to give their endorsement. The governing body must be recognised by the Home Office, UKVI.

Creative worker

You need all of the following to be eligible for the creative category:

  • make a unique contribution to the UK labour market, e.g. you are internationally renowned or are required for continuity
  • certificate of sponsorship reference number
  • be paid the minimum salary as set by Equity, PACT or BECTU (except for models, musicians or circuses)
  • £945 in savings - this is to prove you can support yourself and you must have had this in your bank account for 90 days before you apply. You won’t need £945 in savings if your fully approved (‘A-rated’) sponsor has stated on your certificate of sponsorship that they’ll certify your maintenance and that you won’t claim benefits during your stay.

Points Scoring for Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker Visa

For you to be granted UK visa as Tier 5 Creative & Sporting worker, you must score:

  • 30 points for possessing a valid Certificate of Sponsorship (Appendix A of the Immigration Rules); and
  • 10 points for Maintenance (Funds) (Appendix C of the Immigration Rules).

Entry Clearance as Tier 5 Creative & Sporting worker is granted for a maximum period of 12 months, or the time given on the Certificate of Sponsorship plus 28 days, whichever is the shorter. You can enter the UK up to 14 days before the start date of your job.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Your Entry Clearance As Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker entry clearance applications. The quality of our service is self-evident from the clients' reviews about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker entry clearance application and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker entry clearance application, the immigration casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the British High Commission/Embassy/Consulate in your application for entry clearance as Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker;
  • Assisting your employer in correctly assigning the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) for your entry clearance application as Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker;
  • Discussing your Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker entry clearance application in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker entry clearance application;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker entry clearance application;
  • Considering contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker entry clearance application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the online application form for Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker entry clearance application and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support the Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker entry clearance application;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on the Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker entry clearance application;
  • Assisting you with the preparation for an interview to be conducted by the Entry Clearance Officer in relation to your Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker Entry Clearance application and discussing with you the possible questions to be asked by the interviewing officer in relation to your application during the interview;
  • Protecting your interests while your  Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker application is pending with the Home Office, UKVI and keeping you informed about the progress on your Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker entry clearance application;
  • Doing all the follow up work including responding to any queries raised by the Home Office, UKVI until decision is reached on your Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker entry clearance application;
  • Advising you on the outcome of your application and any further steps to be taken by you upon receipt of the decision from the Home Office, UKVI.

Our Fee For Entry Clearance Application As Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,000 (No VAT) for our professional immigration services for Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker entry clearance application. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker entry clearance application.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker entry clearance application, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and the balance can be paid by monthly instalments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office, UKVI on the Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker entry clearance application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee, Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS) etc.

 

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