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What is a Temporary Work visa?

A Temporary Work visa is for people who want to come to the UK for a short time. There are 6 different types, including creative, charity, religious worker, and seasonal workers.

What are the different types?

There are 6 main categories of Temporary Work visas, including:

The main types allow you to do work experience, training, a research fellowship, or an exchange scheme.

How long does a Temporary visa application take?

You can apply for a Temporary visa 3 months before the position with your sponsor starts, and a decision on the application may take about 3 weeks if you are outside the UK and 8 weeks if you are inside the UK.

Who can apply?

You can apply if you have a certificate of sponsorship from a licensed sponsor, you meet the relevant financial requirements and you meet the specific requirements for the relevant category of Temporary visa.

What are the requirements for a Temporary Work visa?

There are different eligibility requirements for each type of visa:

Seasonal Worker visa

You will need to (i) be 18 years old or over, (ii) have a certificate of sponsorship from your UK sponsor, (iii) have sufficient personal savings to support yourself in the UK (unless your sponsor can support you).

To read more about a Seasonal Worker visa, click here.

Charity Worker visa

You will need (i) to be 18 or over, (ii) to have a Certificate of Sponsorship and (iii) to have sufficient funds to support yourself in the UK (unless your employer can support you.) You will usually need to show at least £1270 in your bank account for at least 28 days in a row.

To read more about a Charity Worker visa, click here.

Religious Worker visa

You will need a Certificate of Sponsorship and sufficient funds to support yourself in the UK (unless your employer can support you.) You will usually need to show at least £1,270 in your bank account for at least 28 days in a row. You must be 18 or over when you apply.

To read more about a Religious Worker visa, click here.

Creative Worker visa

You will need a certificate of sponsorship. You will need to make a unique contribution to the UK labour market. There are also minimum salary requirements for certain creative profession you will have to meet. You will also need sufficient funds to support yourself in the UK (unless your employer can support you). You will usually need to show at least £1270 in your bank account for at least 28 days in a row.

To read more about a Creative Worker visa, click here.

Government Authorised Exchange visa

You will need a Certificate of Sponsorship and sufficient funds to support yourself in the UK (unless your employer can support you.) You will usually need to show at least £1270 in your bank account for at least 28 days in a row.

To read more about a Government Authorised Exchange visa, click here.

International Agreement visa

You will need a Certificate of Sponsorship. Your position in the UK may be for a foreign government or international organisation, or to work as a private servant in a diplomatic household. You may also work as an employee in the household of someone working for a recognised international organisation. You will usually need to show at least £1270 in your bank account for at least 28 days in a row. You must be 18 or over when you apply.

To read more about an International Agreement visa, click here.

Our immigration lawyers will be able to advise you on all matters regarding UK work visas. If you would like further information on this category please get in touch with Danielle or her team of Immigration Lawyers on 020 7267 4133.

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