Sports or entertainer visitors, or visitors (excluding visitors for permitted paid engagements, marriage or civil partnerships or transit) who entered the UK undertaking permitted activities in the sports or creative sectors on or after 24 April 2015, are allowed to switch into the Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Creative and Sporting sub- category, if they have a valid Certificate of Sponsorship that was assigned to them before they came to the United Kingdom.
Qualifying Work Permit Holders are allowed to switch into the Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) International Agreement subcategory provided their Certificate of Sponsorship shows that they are being sponsored as an overseas government employee in the International Agreement subcategory and they will be continuing in employment with the same organisation.
Overseas Government Employees (granted under paragraphs 160-162 and 164-165 of the Immigration Rules) are allowed to switch into the Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) – International Agreements sub-category of the Points-Based System.
Qualifying Work Permit Holders are allowed to switch into the Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Government Authorised Exchange sub-category provided they were previously issued with a work permit for the purpose of employment as a sponsored researcher and have been granted a Certificate of Sponsorship to continue this employment.
Students (paragraphs 57-62 of the Immigration Rules), Students Re-Sitting an Examination (69A-69F), Student Nurses (63-67), Student Union Sabbatical Officers (87A-87F), People Writing up a Thesis, Postgraduate Doctors and Dentists or Tier 4 (General) Migrants (245ZT- 245ZY) can apply to switch into the Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Government Authorised Exchange sub-category, provided they:
• have lawfully obtained a UK bachelor's, master's degree, PGCE or PGDE during their last grant of leave; and