Tier 5

An applicant who wishes to apply for immigration to UK through Tier 5 category can apply either under the Temporary Workers category or the Youth Mobility Scheme category within the points-based system.


Temporary Workers:


This category will be made up of five sub-categories.


Our strategies to enter into a partnership with key companies in the Health care staffing industry and the Hospitality industry around the World have proved very successful and we now have several partners globally.


  • Creative and Sporting – Tier 5 Temporary Worker: The creative and sporting sub-category allows you to come to the United Kingdom for a maximum of 12 months to undertake short-term, temporary work. It is for individuals who currently obtain short-term work permits in the creative and sporting sectors.
  • Charity Workers – Tier 5 Temporary Worker: The Charity Workers sub-category allows you to come to the United Kingdom for a maximum of 12 months to undertake short-term, temporary work as a volunteer.
  • Religious Workers – Tier 5 Temporary Worker: The Religious Workers category allows you to come to the United Kingdom for a maximum of 24 months to undertake short-term, temporary work for a recognized religion. While in the United Kingdom you will be allowed to undertake religious work as recognized by the religion but cannot be involved in preaching or pastoral work.
  • Government Authorised Exchange – Tier 5 Temporary Worker: This category is for people coming to the UK through approved schemes that aim to share Experience, Best practices and knowledge, and to experience the social and cultural life of the UK. The reserved category is not supposed to use to fill up vacancies only or for bringing unskilled labour to the UK. Any work you do must be skilled which means it must be equivalent to NVQ or SVQ level (3) above.
  • This sub-category allows an individual to remain in United Kingdom for up to 24 months or the time given in the Sponsorship certificate) plus 28 days, which ever time is shorter.


  • International Agreement – Tier 5 Temporary Worker: The category, international agreement is especially for workers coming to UK under any contract to serve purposes that comes under UK international law. The services include:

o GATS or General Agreement on Trade in services
o Same kind of agreements between any other country and UK
o Employees working under overseas governments and international companies also
o Private employees involved in diplomatic households


Youth Mobility Scheme:


The Mobility Plan for Youth is for them only who are aged between 18 and 30 from and are from countries like Japan, Canada, Australia, Monaco, New Zealand and Taiwan.
If you are residing in any of the mentioned countries, you can visit UK taking part in the mobility scheme arranged for youths. The government of the country will sponsor the youth who is ready to travel. Citizens from British Overseas, Territorial Citizens from British Overseas, British (Overseas) nationals’ citizens also are eligible to apply under this plan and they don’t need a sponsor.

You may be able to apply in various ways, depending on what nationality you belong to or what citizenship you hold currently.

You may want to take professional advice from a UK immigration solicitor or from an immigration adviser. You may contact us for advice as Vira International has trained and


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