Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa UK

This visa is a temporary employment visa that is issued to persons who want to work in the UK

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The Tier 5 Temporary Worker visa is a visa that is issued for employment in the UK. There are five sub-categories of this visa, depending on the job a candidate for this visa wants to take in the UK:

  • Tier 5 Temporary Worker – Charity Worker visa – A visa sub-category meant for candidates who want to get an unpaid charity job in the UK;
  • Tier 5 Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting visa – A visa sub-category meant for candidates who want to get a job or to perform as sportspersons, entertainers or creative artist;
  • Tier 5 Temporary Worker – Government Authorized Exchange visa – A visa sub-category meant for candidates who want to join in any of 4 programmes to be mentioned, but only if being sponsored first by a “licensed overarching body” or a university, who also run these programmes:
    • Work experience programme – for 1 year in an internship or job shadowing;
    • Research programme – for 2 years in a job as part of a particular academic, scientific, medial or government research project;
    • Training programme
    • Overseas government language programme – for 2 years in a training programme in the field of science or/and medicine that leads to a UK professional qualification
  • Tier 5 Temporary Worker – International Agreement visa – A visa sub-category meant for candidates who want to get a job in accord to the International Law, including a job under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), a job in a foreign government or international organization, and private servants in diplomatic households;
  • Tier 5 Temporary Worker – Religious Worker visa – A visa sub-category meant for candidates who want to get a job as preachers, pastors or a non-pastoral job, or a job in a religious order (i.e. Monastery or convent)

Visa types in Tier 5 Temporary Worker

There are 3 types of each sub-category of Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa, depending if the candidate is applying to enter, to stay or to settle in the UK:

  • A visa to enter into the UK in Tier 5 Temporary Worker. Known “Entry Clearance” (EC) this visa sub-category is for persons who are out of the UK, giving them the right to enter and stay in the UK for a specified time. A different entry visa is “Leave to Enter” (LE), which is given only after a foreigner has entered into the UK under a reason for which an EC is not issued. This visa is given for 6 months at most.
  • A visa to stay temporarily in the UK in Tier 5 Temporary Worker. Known as “Leave to Remain” (LR) this visa sub-category is meant for foreigners who are within the UK and want to stay temporarily.
  • A visa to stay permanently in the UK in Tier 5 Temporary Worker. Known as “Indefinite Leave to Remain” (ILR) this visa sub-category is meant for foreigners who lived in the UK for at least 5 continuous legal years and want to remain there forever.

Who Needs a Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa?

This visa is for persons who are from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland of the age 16 or older, and want to come to the UK to work temporarily in culture, charity, religion, international, volunteering and job shadowing segment.

All persons who apply for this visa must get a job that they get paid for to be eligible for this visa.

Charity Worker

A person who can apply for this category must:

  • Have a job offer in the charity sphere in the UK;
  • Have a valid CoS specific for their category

Creative & Sporting

Persons who qualify for this category must:

  • Have a job offer in the sports and creative sphere in the UK (as a sportsperson, actor, dancer, musician, filmmaker or else);
  • Have a valid CoS specific for their category

Government Authorized Exchange (GAE)

Applicants who apply in this category must:

  • Have a job offer, training offer, or a study offer to enroll in an Overseas Government Language Programme, or a study offer to enroll in research or fellowship under an Approved Government Authorized Exchange Scheme;
  • Have a valid CoS specific for their category

International Agreement

A person who can apply in this category must fulfill the following conditions:

  • Have a job offer as a contracted person under the International Law – in a job, i.e. as foreign government staff or as a private servant in a diplomatic household;
  • Have a valid CoS specific for their category

Religious Worker

Persons who can apply in this category must:

  • Have a job offer in the religious sphere in the UK (as a preacher, pastor or else);
  • The job must be done within a religious population that is separated from the society;
  • Have a valid CoS specific for their category

How to Apply for Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa?

A foreign person can apply for a Tier 5 Temporary Worker visa in three different ways:

  • Initial visa application for Tier 5 Temporary Worker visa. This application is done when the candidate is out of the UK and wants to enter such country. In such case, he needs to apply for an Entry Clearance or visa to enter in Tier 5 Temporary Worker;
  • Visa application to switch into Tier 5 Temporary Worker visa. This application is done when the candidate is within the UK with another temporary visa (known as Leave to Remain) and wants to switch  into Tier 5 Temporary Worker from such a visa;
  • Visa application to extend a Tier 5 Temporary Worker visa. This application is done when the candidate is within the UK with a Tier 5 Temporary Worker and wants to stay beyond the existing visa period. The application to extend the stay in the UK, should be done right before the end of the existing visa period, not after the expiration of such visa.

Benefits of Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa

A holder of a Tier 5 Temporary Worker visa can enjoy benefits such as:

  • Enroll in studies in the UK;
  • Get a job in the field as described in the CoS;
  • Get another parallel job (same level, same field – not more than 20hrs/week);
  • Get a job within the Tier 2 shortage professions (not more than 20hrs/week) – charity worker sub-category only;
  • Get a job within the shortage professions (not more than 20hrs/week);
  • Get a temporary job as a sportsperson for the national team (while they are in the UK to play in a competition) – sporting sub-category only;
  • Get a temporary job as a sports presenter – sporting sub-category only;
  • Travel out of the UK and return – International Agreement and Religious Worker sub-categories only;
  • Take dependents in the UK;

Application Fees

Applying from out of the UK (for any sub-category)

Applicant Fee
The main applicant £235
Nationals of Turkey and Macedonia £180
Dependents £235

Applying to extend online or by post (for any sub-category)

Applicant Fee
The main applicant £235
Nationals of Turkey and Macedonia £180
Dependents £235

Applying to extend from within the UK using a premium service

Applicant Fee
The main applicant £825
Nationals of Turkey and Macedonia £770
Dependents £825

Applying to switch into Creative and Sporting sub-category online or by post

Applicant Fee
The main applicant £230
Nationals of Turkey and Macedonia £175
Dependents £230

Applying to switch into Creative and Sporting sub-category in person

Applicant Fee
The main applicant £730
Nationals of Turkey and Macedonia £675
Dependents £730

Applying to switch into Government Authorized Exchange (GAE) sub-category online or by post

Applicant Fee
The main applicant £230
Nationals of Turkey and Macedonia £180
Dependents £235

Applying to switch into Government Authorized Exchange (GAE) sub-category in person

Applicant Fee
The main applicant £825
Nationals of Turkey and Macedonia £770
Dependents £825

Applying to switch into International Agreement sub-category online or by post

Applicant Fee
The main applicant £235
Nationals of Turkey and Macedonia £180

Applying to switch into International Agreement sub-category in person

Applicant Fee
The main applicant £825
Nationals of Turkey and Macedonia £770

Read the UK Visa Application Forms to find which is the correct Visa Application Form to apply for a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) visa.

General Visa Requirements for Tier 5 Temporary Worker

A candidate applying for a Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa, either an EC, LE or LR must be able to meet the following general criteria:

Yet, such candidate should fulfill particular criteria depending on the subcategories of visa he is applying for, as we will explain in the following parts.

Enter into the UK in Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa

A foreign person who wants to enter into the UK to work in any of the specified temporary jobs, they must hold an EC in Tier 5 Temporary Worker.

One category of entrants will not need an EC if they are of non-visa national category, seeking to enter into the UK in Creative and Sporting sub-category. They will be given a LR at the borders of the UK if they have a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS). Such candidates can stay in the UK for the complete time of employment (if it is an uninterrupted employment), and at least three months (if there is a gap between employments more than two weeks long).

Visa Requirements for EC in Tier 5 Temporary Worker

Persons who are ready to apply for an EC as a Tier 5 Temporary Worker should meet the following requirements:

  • 30 Points for Having a Valid Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS);
  • 10 Points for Maintenance (Funds);
  • Parents’ or Legal Guardian Letters
  • Biometric Information for stays longer than six months in the UK
  • For a candidate applying for an EC in a Tier 5 Temporary Workers as a Private Servant in a Diplomatic Household sub-category. To apply they must be:
    • Not younger than 18;
    • Should have the work contract for the job he is about to do with a salary at the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 and its regulations with the following information;
    • The employer must be either a diplomat, or an international organization in the UK (with privileges or immunity under UK or International law)
  • To pass the Genuine Tier 5 Temporary Worker Test. This is to show that the candidate applying for an EC, LE or LR is truly coming to the UK for the purpose of employment as it is entitled by his CoS and not for other purposes, i.e. to settle in the UK or work another job that is forbidden by specific Tier 5 sub-category or by other ways.

The candidate will  not be given more than 6 months in any 1 year of LE or LR  as a Contractual Service Supplier or Independent Professional (in International Agreement sub-category) – if the candidate has a CoS as a sponsored in this sub-category as a contractual service supplier or independent professional

Stay Temporarily in the UK in Tier 5 Temporary Worker

A candidate who has a valid visa, wants to stay even longer in the UK, beyond the period of the existing visa, he should apply for a LR.

Visa Requirements for LR in Tier 5 Temporary Worker

Persons who are ready to apply for an LR as a Tier 5 Temporary Worker should meet the following requirements:

  • General Requirements of Application for a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Visa
  • Entered into the UK with a valid visa;
  • Their previous or current visa is:
    • Tier 5 Temporary Worker;
    • A Visitor visa (excluding visitors for the permitted paid employments, marriage or civil partnership or transit) – engaged in sporting or creative sector with the appropriate CoS;
    • Tier 4 General – sponsored by a publicly funded UK Higher Education Institution (HEI) or a Foreign HEI only if the candidate has:
      • A valid CoS for the sub-category of GAE;
      • A legitimate UK Bachelor or Postgraduate Degree while having his last visa;
      • A CoS to study in a Postgraduate training or work experience which leads to any of the above degrees, and he does not intend to be employed in a permanent job position after the end of the training;
      • A CoS to study to undertake an internship for maximum 1 year, which is related to the above degree, and they do not intend to be employed in a permanent job position after the end of the internship
  • 30 Points for a Valid Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS). When applying for LR, the CoS must:
    • Be given for the same sub-category and for the same job as in the last visa as a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker);
    • Be given based on an earlier CoS in the International Agreement sub-category for a job as a Private servant in a diplomatic household (with which he entered into the UK with an EC issued before 6 April 2012) and the candidate worked the entire time (of the visa period) and continues working for the same employer (work contract showing that must be submitted)
  • 10 Points for Maintenance (Money);
  • Parents’ or Legal Guardian Letters
  • The Unconditional Written Consent of the Sponsor – If the previous visa was as a Student, a Student Re-sitting an Exam, A person preparing a Thesis, a Postgraduate Doctor or Dentist, a Student Nurse, a Student working as a Sabbatical Officer in a Student’s Association or a Tier 4 (General)
  • Stayed in the UK legally. The candidate must not have any history of overstaying in the UK after visa expiring date. Except for the cases presented here.
  • To be paid at least the National Minimum Wage rate as the law at the moment empowersOnly if the candidate works with as a private servant in a diplomatic household with a CoS in International Agreement subcategory;
  • Genuine Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Test. This is to show that the candidate applying for an EC, LE or LR is truly coming to the UK for the purpose of employment as it is entitled by his CoS and not for other purposes, i.e. to settle in the UK or work another job that is forbidden by specific Tier 5 sub-category or by other ways;
  • The Employer Written Statement. If the candidate works as a private servant in a diplomatic household with a CoS in International Agreement subcategory, and that work does not qualify for the national minimum wage.A worker does not qualify for a minimum wage according to the National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 if the candidate:
    • Is not yet 26;
    • Has a contract of apprenticeship;
    • Is in their first year of the employment or is not yet 19

A candidate who has a CoS for a job as a contractual service supplier or independent professional in the sub-category of the International Agreement LR will be issued for more than 6 months within 1 year after the application date for LR

How long can you stay in the UK with an EC, LE or LR in Tier 5 Temporary Worker

Entry Clearance (EC) and Leave to Enter (LE) period

Where a candidate is a non-visa national who does not need an EC and is seeking to enter the UK for a job or performance under a CoS in Creative & Sporting sub-category, they will be given an LR for the following periods (whichever is the shortest):

  • Maximum 2 weeks before the start of the first period of employment and 2 weeks after the end of the last period of employment (if about to have consecutive employments);
  • Maximum 2 weeks before the employment starts – until maximum 2 weeks after the end of the period of employment (if about to have interrupted employments);
  • 3 months

Candidates of other cases, who want to enter into the UK with a valid CoS, either in Creative & Sporting, or  GAE – Work experience programme, or Charity Workers sub-category, they will be given either an EC or LE for the following period (whichever is less):

  • Maximum 2 weeks before the first day of the first employment – until maximum 2 weeks after the end of the last day of the last employment (when having separated  consecutive employments);
  • Maximum 2 weeks before the employment starts– until maximum 2 weeks after the end of the period of employment (if about to have interrupted employments);
  • 1 year

Candidates of other cases, seeking to enter the UK with a valid CoS either Religious Workers, the GAE – Research programme, training programme or overseas government language programme, other sub-categories of Tier 5 Temporary Worker (excluding jobs as a contractual service supply, independent professional of the sub-category of the International Agreement) will be given either an EC or LE for the following period (whichever is shorter):

  • Maximum 2 weeks before the employment starts– until maximum 2 weeks after the end of the period of employment;
  • 2 years

Candidates of other cases, seeking to enter the UK with a valid CoS in the International Agreement – either as a contractual service supplier or as an independent professional, will be given either an EC or LE for the following period (whichever is shorter):

  • Maximum 2 weeks before the employment starts– until maximum 2 weeks after the end of the period of employment;
  • 6 months

Leave to Remain (LR) period

LR in Tier 5 Temporary Worker will be given for the following period:

  • The first day of the first employment until 2 weeks after the last day of the last employment (if there will be a break between employments);
  • For the duration of employment and 2 other weeks – (if employment is consecutive);
  • The difference between the time spend with the last visa as Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) and whichever of the following that results in a shorter period (if results in zero visa will be refused):
  • 1 year – if with a CoS in the GAE – work experience programme sub-category, with an initial visa issued on or after 6 April 2012, or Creative & Sporting or Charity Workers subcategory;
  • 2 years – if with a CoS in the GAE with an initial visa issued before 6 April 2012, or for a research programme, training programme or overseas government language programme, the Religious Workers subcategory or the International Agreement subcategory (not including jobs as a contractual service supplier, or independent professional);
  • 6 months – if with a CoS in the International Agreement for a job as contractual service supplier or independent professional

(Whichever is less and if the difference results in zero, visa will be refused)

  • If the candidate has at the moment or his last visa was as a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting) with a CoS, or a Visitor visa with a CoS to engage in sports and creative sectors LR will be given for (whichever is less from the following):
    • For the duration of employment and 2 weeks after that (if employment is consecutive);
    • First day of the first employment until 2 weeks after that (if there will be a break between employments);
    • 1 year
  • With a CoS in The International Agreement – for a job as an overseas government employee, employee of an international organization or a job as a private servant in a diplomatic household whose visa was issued before 6 April 2012, LR will be given for (whichever is less from the following):
    • For the duration of employment and 2 weeks after that;
    • 2 years. If the same candidate has been in the UK for over 4 consecutive years in the UK with Tier 5 Temporary Worker LR will be issued for (whichever is less from the following):
      • For the duration of employment and 2 weeks after that;
      • For 6 years minus the period spent with the earlier visa in Tier 5 Temporary Worker
  • With a CoS in The International Agreement – for a job as an overseas government employee, employee of an international organization or a job as a private servant in a diplomatic household whose visa was issued on or after 6 April 2012, LR will be given for (whichever is less of the following):
    • For the duration of employment and 2 weeks after that;
    • Two years. If the same candidate lived in the UK for 3 consecutive years with a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) LR will be given for (whichever is less of the following):
      • For the duration of employment and 2 weeks after that;
      • For 5 years minus the period spent with the earlier visa in Tier 5 Temporary Worker
  • With a CoS in Creative & Sporting for a job as a creative worker, and the candidate has still the same sponsor, LR will be given for (whichever is less of the following):
    • For the duration of employment and 2 weeks after that (if employment is consecutive);
    • First day of the first employment until 2 weeks after that (if there will be a break between employments);
    • 1 year minus the period spent with the earlier visa in Tier 5 Temporary Worker. If the same candidate has lived in the UK for over 1 consecutive year with Tier 5 Temporary Worker LR will be given for (whichever is less of the following):
      • For the duration of employment and 2 weeks after that (if employment is consecutive);
      • First day of the first employment until 2 weeks after that (if there will be a break between employments);
      • For 2 years minus the period spent with the earlier visa in Tier 5 Temporary Worker

EC, LE as well as LR in in Tier 5 Temporary Worker will be issued only if the candidate is meets the following conditions:

  • Does not take public funds of any type;
  • Is registered with the police;
  • Does not get any other job, despite for the following:
  • A job permitted by the CoS;
  • A job, volunteering, or the job shadowing inside the conditions of the CoS – if in the sub-category of a Government Authorized Exchange (GAE);
  • A job for the employer named by the CoS – if in the sub-category of Private Servant in a Dioplomatic Household;
  • A supplementary job – if in the sub-category of Private Servant in a Diplomatic Household;
  • A job as a sportsperson for the national team, while being in the UK to play in a British University and College (BUCS) competitions – if in the sub-category of Creative and Sporting;
  • A job as sports presenter – if in the sub-category of Creative and Sporting
  • Has the Academic Technology Approved Scheme (ATAS) Certificate – If the candidate is at least 18 and is seeking to study for a Doctorate or Masters by Research or Taught Masters in the UK
  • MUST meet the Condition to hold an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) clearance certificate – For candidates aged 18-over when given a visa, or, who will become 18 before the end of the visa period;

Stay Permanently in the UK in Tier 5 Temporary Worker

A candidate who has lived in the UK for at least 5 continuous years with a visa can apply to get an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in Tier 5 Temporary Worker.

Visa Requirements for ILR in Tier 5 Temporary Worker

A foreign person who is ready to apply for an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) as a Tier 5 Temporary Worker is one who has:

  • Heneral Requirements of Application for a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Visa
  • Has stayed UK for five continuous years legally in the UK – They stayed with a Tier 5 (Temporary Work) visa issued before 6 April 2012, with a CoS in the International Agreement sub-category, in a job as a private servant in a diplomatic household
  • The needed Understanding of the English Language and Life in the UK
  • Stayed in the UK only with a visa. The candidate must not have any history of overstaying in the UK after visa expiring date. Except for the cases presented here.

How much you can stay in the UK with ILR & Limitations

With an ILR  in any visa category, one can stay in the UK without any time limit, except if the candidate fails to respect visa conditions.

Switch into Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa

The following visa can be switched into Tier 5 Temporary Worker visa:

  • Standard Visitor visa with a CoS (sport and entertaining sub-categories, visitors– not visitors for the permitted paid employments, marriage or civil partnership or transit) – can switch into the Creative & Sporting sub-category only
  • Work Permit Holders with a CoS to work in an International Agreement sub-category as a worker of a foreign government if they will keep working for the same organization – can switch into the International Agreement sub-category only;
  • Work Permit Holders with a CoS to work as a sponsored researcher, if they will keep working for the same employer and same job – can switch into the GAE sub-category only;
  • Overseas Government Workers – can switch into the International Agreement sub-category only;
  • Students, Students re-sitting an examination, Student Nurses, Student Associations Sabbatical Officers, People preparing a Thesis, Postgraduate Doctors and Dentist, and Tier 4 General visa – can switch into the GAE sub-category only. Such visa categories can switch only if they have:
    • A legitimate UK Bachelor or Master Degree, PGCE or PGFE taken during the period of last visa;
    • A sponsor for postgraduate professional training or for a work experience which is needed to take a professional qualification or registration in any above specified fields;
    • A sponsor during an internship related to any qualification specified above, for a maximum one 1 year;
    • To get a job or a place in a training that cannot be filled by the local workforce

Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) in Tier 5 Temporary Worker

Any candidate who is about to apply for a Tier 5 Temporary Worker visa should have a Certificate of Sponsorship from a licensed Tier 5 sponsor institution for specific sub-category within Tier 5 Temporary Worker category. Usually the sponsor institution is the place where the candidate will be getting a job placement.

The sponsor should be an organization, while for working for Government Authorized Exchange the sponsor must be an overarching organization located within the UK.

Tier 5 Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)

CoS is a virtual document or a database record, with a unique referring number, with details of the candidate, the job, and other information. The sponsor is responsible to offer the CoS reference number to the candidate.

Live Certificate of Sponsorship

To find information about the certificate of the candidate, there is a Sponsor Management System, through the CoS reference number.

Live CoS means that the certificate is issued only once at a time. Live is considered a CoS that is valid and is not yet used for any visa application. In such case the candidate cannot take another sponsor up to the time the existing CoS is live. If you want to find another sponsor to get a new job without having used the existing CoS, the existing sponsor should withdraw that CoS first.

CS for Creative and Sporting category

CoS for Sportspersons is issued to candidates who:

  • Are of the international level, as regards of capability in sport;
  • Would make a great contribution to the UK sport;
  • Are properly skilled to do the job (for a sport trainer);
  • Have undertaken the endorsement from the appropriate governing body (the sponsor is responsible to apply for the candidate’s endorsement)

CoS for Creative Workers is issued to candidates who:

  • Will work or perform in the creative sector (dance, theatre, film or television);
  • Do not intend to open a business in the UK;
  • Are of the international level;
  • Will fill only a job or do a performance that cannot be filled by a local worker;
  • Is able to meet requirements of the Creative Code of Practice on the specific field (the sponsor is responsible for the candidate to meet such requirements)

Group CoS

When the candidate is about to have a performance or work in a group with other followers who also need a visa, the sponsor will issue a group CoS.

CoS for Multiple Performances

When the candidate is about to have performances or work in different places, managed by the same agent within 2 continuous weeks there will be given a single CoS.

CoS for Charity Workers is issued to candidates who:

  • Will work in a volunteer job that will further advance the philanthropic aim of the sponsor;
  • Will not be paid for the job (no payment, no salary);
  • Will not be positioned in a job that is a permanent position (not even for a short period);

CoS for Religious Workers is issued to candidates who:

  • Have a sponsor that will take care of their maintenance (money) for the period of stay in the UK with CoS;
  • Are qualified to do the job;
  • Will work only in locations as the CoS states (only if working in a supplementary job);
  • Will fill only a job or do a performance that cannot be filled by a local worker;
  • Will receive a salary for his job;
  • Will be working mainly in a community of a religious people, separated from the society (I.e. Nuns or monks)

CoS for Government Authorized Exchange (GAE) is issued to candidates who:

  • Will be temporarily working or participating in a training under an Approved Exchange Scheme;
  • Will be working or participating in a training in a job position or role that is in agreement with all related UK and EU laws;
  • Will be working in a job that is not placed in the UK;
  • Fulfills the criteria for Individual Exchange Scheme;

Note that the sponsor in this category should not be neither individual employers or organizations.

The skill level for candidates who will work under an Exchange Scheme should be equal to the Level 3-higher on the National or Scottish Vocational Qualifications (this does not include candidates under the EU Lifelong Learning Programme whose training will lead towards a lower skill level than the aforesaid).

CoS for the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and other International Agreements is issued to candidates who:

  • Is a contractual service supplier – working as an employee of a foreign company located out of the European Union (EU) to offer services for someone in the UK under GATS or other similar trade agreement;
  • Is an independent professional – self employed, who does not do business the EU and offers services for someone in the UK under EU-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement or similar trade agreement;

A candidate is considered a Contractual Service Supplier if the candidate:

  • Is an employee of a foreign company (for a not less than 1 year) located in his home country, which is a place out of the EU or any country which has signed the trade agreement under which he is about to apply for a visa;
  • Has an equal degree or qualification to that of the UK (not if he is about to offer fashion model, chef de cuisine or entertaining services out of the EU-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement), or advertising and translation services;
  • Has a related professional qualification with the services offered (if this is required by law, regulations or is a sectorial requirement);
  • Has at least 3 years of professional experience in the sector where he is offering the services;
  • Has at least 6 years of professional experience as a chef de cuisine under EU-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement and an Advanced Technical Qualification

A candidate is considered an Independent Professional if the candidate:

  • Is national of a country where his business is located and out of the EEA country with which the agreement is signed;
  • Has a university degree or an equivalent technical qualification;
  • Has a specific professional qualification for offering specific services in the UK (if the law, regulations or the sector requires);
  • Has at least 6 years of professional experience in the sector where he is offering the services;

CoS for Workers of Foreign Governments and International Organizations is issued to candidates who:

  • Is an employee of a foreign government or international organization;
  • Will be working only under terms of the offered CoS;
  • Will not try to change into another category of workers within international agreements category once entering the UK

CoS for Private Servants in Diplomatic Households is issued to candidates who:

  • Are not younger than 18;
  • Will be working full-time as a private servant in the household either in a diplomatic or consular mission (with diplomatic privileges and immunity under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations), or in an international organization (with some privileges and immunities under UK or International Law);
  • Will not be working anything else for the sponsor despite as a private servant in the aforementioned household

Maintenance (Money) in Tier 5 Temporary Worker

A candidate applying for a Tier 4 General Student visa should submit the following evidence as proof of financial subsistence:

  • Not less than £945 of funds available

When the Tier 5 A-rated sponsor will cover candidate’s living and accommodation costs of the candidate for 1 month  (at the amount not less than £945) the sponsor should offer these documents:

  • An Endorsed Certificate of Sponsorship;
  • Offer a letter which verifies that candidate will be supported by the sponsor

Work Contract of a Tier 5 Temporary Worker as a Private Servant in Diplomatic Household

The work contract of this sub-category should contain the following sections:

  • The name & the address of the employee and of the employer;
  • Commencement of employment & termination;
  • Job title, employee’s place of work;
  • Employee’s hours of work;
  • Pay;
  • Holiday;
  • Sickness;
  • Recruitment;
  • Transportation and other fees;
  • Accommodation;
  • Healthcare;
  • Passport;
  • Termination and notice period;
  • Grievances and disciplinary rules and procedure;
  • Pensions;
  • Governing law & jurisdiction,
  • Signature of the employer and the signature of the employee.