TIER 5 VISAS

The Tier 5 of the points based system was introduced to allow skilled workers aged 18-30 to come to the UK on a temporary basis. Under this visa tier, two groups of people can immigrate to the UK. The first category is for candidates coming to the UK to participate in the Youth Mobility Scheme, and the second are those who wish to engage in a specific job on a temporary basis.

Tier 5 is divided into the following 5 categories:

  • Creative and sporting worker
  • Charity worker
  • Religious worker
  • Government authorised exchange
  • International agreements

It is a requirement for all categories of workers to pass the assessment test to become eligible for this visa. Obtaining entry clearance is a requisite condition for the Tier 5 visa. This will certify that the candidate has gained the minimum points needed to qualify for this visa category.

Points are awarded if the candidate can produce the following documentation:

  1. A valid Certificate of Sponsorship, which must be issued by a licensed sponsor.
  2. Evidences to prove they have sufficient funds to financially support themselves whilst in the UK.

Individuals applying for the Youth Mobility Scheme must fulfil the following criteria:

  1. Must be a national of a country which is participating in the scheme or a British Overseas Citizen, a British National (Overseas) citizen or a British Overseas Territories Citizen.
  2. Must be sponsored by the national government of their respective country.
  3. Must be aged 18-30 years.
  4. Must pass a fund test to ascertain they can financially support themselves whilst in the UK without recourse to public funds.
  5. Not have any dependent children.
  6. Not previously entered the UK under the Youth Mobility Scheme or Working Holiday Maker visa.

Restrictions of the Tier 5 visa

  1. Maximum stay in the UK under this category is 24 months.
  2. Switching to another UK visa category is not permitted.
  3. Candidates are not permitted to bring their spouse, unmarried partner or any other dependants with them to the UK.

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