Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa

Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa

Tier 2 Sportspersons must be endorsed by the UK governing body for their sport.

Awards and Accreditations

The Tier 2 Sportsperson is for applicants who have a certificate of sponsorship from an A-rated Sponsor and who have been endorsed in line with the published criteria by the Governing Body for their sport.

The letter of endorsement issued by the Governing Body must confirm that:

  • (i) the player or coach is internationally established at the highest level,
  • (ii) their employment will make a significant contribution to the development of his sport at the highest level in the UK, and
  • (iii) the post could not be filled by a suitable settled worker.

The Tier 2 Sportsperson category allows you to enter and live in the UK as a foreign national for a maximum of three years initially. After 5 years continuous lawful residence in the United Kingdom, you will be eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain.

You may switch into the Tier 2 Sportsperson category from the Tier 5 Creative & Sporting sub-category. 

How our immigration lawyers can help

Our expert immigration lawyers can help you understand if you are eligible for a Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa. We can arrange and organise your Certificate of Sponsorship and liaise with your UK Sponsor and the Governing Body for your sport.

Our immigration lawyers regularly assist US and Canadian Citizens to enter the UK on a Tier 2 Sportsperson 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 Sportsperson application approved.

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