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Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa


UK Visa for Sports Person

Are you a sports person or a top performing athlete looking to enter or remain within the UK? You can apply for a Tier 2 Visa – Sportsperson. Our UK Immigration Lawyers can provide in-depth advice and help with your Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa application.


Tier 2 Visa UK Athletes And Sports People Requirements:


  • · Must excel in your sport, and practise it at the highest competitive level.
  • · Will make a significant improvement to the sport or it's development.
  • · Your application for a Tier 2 UK Visa must be endorsed by your sports governing body or association.
  • · Coaches of elite athletes, trainers or other sport related individuals can also apply for a UK Visa Tier 2.


Do You Require A Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa?


Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa is part of the UK immigration points system. It is specifically designed for non European migrants.

You will not need to apply for a Tier 2 Visa points system if:


  • · Your nationality is from the European Union or Switzerland. The UK nationals sections covers your right to work in the UK, if you are unsure contact a UK immigration specialist today.
  • · You are a sports person who is a British National from overseas territories. This does not apply for sovereign base areas in Cyprus.
  • · You are a Commonwealth citizen, who has permission to enter and stay within the UK, due to the fact that one grandparent was born in the UK.
  • · Your parents (if you are under 18) or partner has obtained permission to stay in the UK, with a Tier 2 UK Visa.
  • · You have no restriction on time or duration of your stay.


How to score points for your Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa


To be eligible for Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa you must score 70 points, awarded as follow:


  • · 50 points if you have a certificate of sponsorship from your sport’s governing body.
  • · 10 points for English language ability.
  • · 10 points if you can demonstrate you have enough funds to maintain yourself in the UK


For more information regarding Tier 2 Visa Sportsperson application contact one of our UK Immigration Lawyers on