Points Based System – Tier 5

There are a number of different visa routes under Tier 5 of the Points Based System.

Tier 5 ( Youth Mobility Scheme) visa

You will need to satisfy the following requirements:

  • You are aged 18 to 30
  • You have £1,890 in savings
  • You have certain types of British Nationality OR you are from Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea or Taiwan

Tier 5 ( Temporary Worker – Charity Worker) visa

You will need to satisfy the following requirements:

  • You want to do unpaid voluntary work for a charity
  • You are from outside the EEA and Switzerland
  • You have been issued with certificate of sponsorship reference number from your United Kingdom sponsor
  • You have £945 in savings  held in your bank account for 90 days

Tier 5 ( Temporary Worker – International Agreement) visa

You will need to satisfy the following requirements:

  • You will be contracted to do work covered by international law while in the United Kingdom
  • You are from outside the EEA and Switzerland
  • You have been issued with a certificate of sponsorship reference number
  • You have £945 in savings held in your bank account for 90 days

Tier 5 ( Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting) visa

The eligibility requirements are different depending on whether you are a sports person or creative worker.

You will need to satisfy the following requirements for sports people:

  • You will be making a significant contribution to your sport at the highest level
  • You have been offered work as a sports person
  • You are from outside the EEA and Switzerland
  • You have been issued with a certificate of sponsorship reference number from a licenced sponsor
  • You have £945 in savings held in your bank account for 90 days

You will need to satisfy the following requirements for creative worker:

  • You have been offered work as creative worker
  • You will make a unique contribution to the United Kingdom labour market
  • You are from outside the EEA and Switzerland
  • You have been issued with certificate of sponsorship reference number from a licenced sponsor
  • You will be paid the minimum salary set to industry standard
  • You have £945 in savings held in your bank account for 90 days

Tier 5 ( Temporary Worker – Religious Worker) visa

You will need to satisfy the following requirements:

  • You want to do religious work, such as preaching or working in a religious order
  • You are from outside the EEA or Switzerland
  • You have been issued with certificate of sponsorship reference number from a licenced sponsor
  • You have £945 in savings held in your bank account for 90 days

Irving & Co have a strong understanding of all Tier 5 routes and can offer individuals a personalised service depending on their needs.