Tier 2 Minister of Religion

Tier 2 Minister of Religion

The Tier 2 Minister of Religion Visas are for those engaged in preaching and pastoral duties and require a CoS.

Awards and Accreditations

If you are looking to move to the UK to work full-time as a religious worker or religious missionary, you can apply for a Tier 2 Minister of Religion Visa.

You need a valid job offer from an employer who is a licensed sponsor. Your sponsor will need to meet the resident labour market test and should assign a Certificate of Sponsorship to you. You will need to demonstrate your knowledge of the English language, pass a genuine employment test and show your travel history over the last five years. 

You must be employed mainly for preaching and pastoral duties (unless in a senior position), with pay and conditions in line with the equivalent for British Citizens and permanent residents, living within a religious order or apart from society for religious reasons. 

You can apply for a Tier 2 Minister of Religion Visa up to three months before you are due to start your position. You will receive a decision on your Tier 2 Minister of Religion application within 3 weeks.

You will be granted the visa for up to three years and one month, or the length of the engagement plus 14 days, whichever is shorter.


How our immigration lawyers can help

Our immigration lawyers regularly assist US and Canadian Citizens to enter the UK on a Tier 2 Minister of Religion visa.

From the initial consultation until you receive decision on your application, we will guide you expertly and take the stress and uncertainty out of the process. We will draft persuasive legal representations in support of your application, highlighting the merits of your case and any special circumstances that need to be addressed. This can greatly enhance your chance of having your Tier 2 Minister of Religion application approved.

For further information please schedule a consultation. 

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