Minister of Religion Visa
The Tier 2 Minister of Religion Visa category is for ministers of religious organisations or missionary workers coming to the UK to fill a position within a religious organisation. The worker must have a confirmed job in the UK and a certificate of sponsorship from a religious organisation with a valid Tier 2 sponsorship license before they apply.
If you are a missionary, member of religious orders or a minister of religion undertaking pastoral and preaching work and have been offered work within your faith communities in the United Kingdom, you can apply for a PBS Tier 2 – Minister of Religion Visa.
To apply, you will need to provide a certificate of Sponsorship, have sufficient funds to maintain yourself and meet the English language requirement.
Your dependents can apply for permission to stay in the United Kingdom, however they will need to complete their own application.
This category can lead to settlement if you meet all the requirements.
Home Office Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) Visa Fees
Outside the UK – £1,174 (more than 3 years)
Inside the UK – £1,354 (more than 3 years)
Outside the UK – £587 (up to 3 years)
Inside the UK – £677 (up to 3 years)