You can apply for entry clearance as a Tier 5 Religious Worker) if:

Eligibility Criteria

For you to apply for entry clearance as Tier 5 Religious Worker, you must have both of the following:

  • a certificate of sponsorship (CoS) reference number from your UK sponsor
  • £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.

Religious workers can do:

  • preaching, pastoral work and non-pastoral work;
  • work in the UK in the same way you are working in an overseas organisation (although your duties in the UK may be different). The job should be done during a break from your job overseas; or
  • work in a religious order with community which involves a permanent commitment like a monastery or convent. The work in a religious order must be in the order itself or outside work directed by the order. You can apply if you are a novice whose training means taking part in the daily community life of the order.

Points Scoring for Tier 5 Religious Worker Visa

For you to be granted UK visa as Tier 5 religious 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).

You will be granted Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Religious Workers) visa for a maximum period of 24 months, or the time given on the Certificate of Sponsorship plus 14 days after the end date given on the Certificate of Sponsorship and up to 14 days before the start date, whichever is the shorter.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Your Entry Clearance As Tier 5 Religious Worker?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with Tier 5 Religious 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 Religious 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 Religious 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 Religious Worker;
  • Assisting your employer in correctly assigning the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) for your entry clearance application as Tier 5 Religious Worker;
  • Discussing your Tier 5 Religious Worker entry clearance application in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your Tier 5 Religious Worker entry clearance application;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your Tier 5 Religious Worker entry clearance application;
  • Considering contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the Tier 5 Religious Worker entry clearance application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the online application form for Tier 5 Religious Worker entry clearance application and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support the Tier 5 Religious Worker entry clearance application;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on the Tier 5 Religious 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 Religious 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 Religious Worker application is pending with the Home Office, UKVI and keeping you informed about the progress on your Tier 5 Religious 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 Religious 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 Religious Worker

  • We will charge you a fee from £800 (No VAT) for our professional immigration services for Tier 5 Religious Worker entry clearance application. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the Tier 5 Religious 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 Religious 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 Religious 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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