Tier 5 – Creative and Sporting

Tier 5 – Creative and Sporting

The Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Creative and Sporting visa is for very highly skilled workers who have a job offer as a sportsperson or creative worker - such as a musician or actor - in the UK, and a certificate of sponsorship from a UK employer with a valid Tier 5 sponsorship licence. Sportspeople on this visa must be internationally established at the highest level in their sport, and/or their job must make a significant contribution to the development and running of sport at the highest level.

If you are a creative or sporting individual, you can apply for Tier 5 – creative and sporting visa to work or perform in the United Kingdom for a maximum period of 12 months. The limited period can vary depending on the required length of stay.

In order to apply for this visa category, you must have a sponsor, a certificate of sponsorship (and an endorsement for sports people) and sufficient funds.

Home Office Tier 5 (Creative and sporting) Visa Fees
 Outside the UK – £235
 Inside the UK – £235

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