Tier 5 (International agreement)
This category applies to non-EU individuals who are coming to the UK under contract to perform work that is covered under international law. This includes applicants who are employees of overseas governments and international organisations, domestic servants in diplomatic households and applicants whose work falls under agreements between the UK and other countries. Under this visa, successful applicants may stay in the UK for the shorter of a period of 24 months or the time specified in the certificate of sponsorship plus 28 days. Extensions may be permitted, depending on the applicant’s situation.
In order to successfully apply for a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – International agreement) visa, applicants must score at least 40 points under the points-based system. The points are distributed as follows:
- Certificate of sponsorship (30 points)
- Maintenance of funds (10 points if the applicant has £900 of funds for 90 successive days).
- The required guarantees of the sponsor differ dependent on what work the applicant is coming to the UK to perform.
Applicants who are required to leave and return to the UK as a part of their employment can obtain a multiple entry certificate of sponsorship from their sponsor that will allow this.
Fees and Processing
There is a fee payment required for this visa and it may be updated from time to time, therefore please consult us prior to your application.
For more information regarding the application process, the documents required and fees, please contact us on 00 44 (0) 7948721767 or at [email protected]